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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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5759. iv. REBECCA ANN, b. Jan. 16, 1849; d. Dec. 8, 1849. 5760. v. FRANCIS M., b. Oct. 13, 1853; d. -----. 5761. vi. AROLINE, b. 1855. 5762. vii. ALICE R., b. 1858. 3078. WILLIAM WHITNEY (Haynes, Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Oct. 29, 1816; m. Sept. 16, 1839, Eliza Brown; m. 2d, Aug. 24, 1862, Elizabeth JORDAN. He was a farmer. He d. Feb., 1887; res. Thomaston, Me. 5763. i. FRANCIS I., b. Sept. 12, 1842; d. June 18, 1848. 5764. ii. ELIZA J., b. 1845. 5765. iii. OLENA, b. 1847. 5766. iv. CHARLES G., b. 1852; res. Thomaston, Me. 5767. v. ANDREW F., b. 1856. 3080. CHARLES ROBINSON WHITNEY (Haynes, Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jona- than, John), b. Thomaston, Me., Jan. 16, 1820; m. at Danville, Me., Dec. 31, 1851, Mary Edgcom THURSTON; b. Apr. 29, 1823, at Scarboro, Me. Res. Rockland, Me. 5768. i. MARY FRANCES, b. July 11, 1855; m. Nov. 16, 1875, Thomas S. RICH; res. 20 Chestnut St., Malden, Mass. 5769. ii. LIZZIE ELLA, b. Dec. 19, 1856; m. June 26, 1882, William A. BROOKS. She d. May 30, 1887, in Portland, Me. 3083. RULUFF WHITNEY (Christopher, William, William, William, Joshua, John), b. Salisbury, Conn., June 25, 1777; m. at Virgil, N.Y. (first marriage recorded there) about 1800, Susanna GLENNY. The GLENNYs emigrated from the town of Derry, County Down, Ireland, after the Revolutionary war, to take up a claim of their brother, Lieut. GLENNY, who died in the Revolutionary war. Susan was the daughter of John GLENNY, of Virgil. Another daughter married Darius SCOFIELD. She was the mother of Attorney SCOFIELD, solicitor for the C., B. & Q. railroad, of Illinois, and of William GLENNIE, who was a very prominent attorney in New York state, and at one time secre- tary of the interior. He was born in Connecticut and in 1789 was given fifty acres of land by deed from his father, Christopher, and wife, Polly, out of a grant "made to the troops of the United States in the late war," situate in the town of Solon, N.Y., for $150.55. Mar. 5, 1798, he had a letter of recommendation stating he had attended the school of Henry SMITH, "teacher of mathematics," for three months, in the township of Sidney, province of Upper Canada, Bay Quimty. July 6, 1798, Henry SMITH, department surveyor, gave him another certificate of character, stating he had resided in the township of Sydna, county of Hastings, province of Upper Canada, and parts adjoining for a considerable time. June 17, 1799, he was appointed first corporal in the first militia company of Solon, N.Y. June 28, 1801, he was commissioned ensign of a militia company in the county of Onondaga, N.Y. Moses HOPKINS, his brother- in-law, was lieutenant-colonel commandant. This commission was signed by Gov. John Jay and Secretary of State Daniel Hale. Soon after his marriage he owned a grist mill, and in 1798 purchased more land in Solon of Thomas JOHNSON, of Durham, Conn., for $250. In 1816 (eighteen hundred and starved to death) he became disgusted with the climate of New York and decided to remove to New Orleans. He had held for years the position of justice of the peace or squire, and had good prospects. He invested the proceeds of his sales in goods for trading on the way down. It was some time in 1817 they started to leave. The boat was sunk on the Ohio river and goods lost. He stopped off at Pomeroy, O., and invested in a coal mine. Loaded a boat with coal and, after a stay of a year or more, proceeded. On reaching St. Louis decided to settle in Illinois. Taking his oldest son, John, he left the family in St. Louis, took up a claim and built a cabin. Returned to St. Louis; was taken down with yellow fever with some others of the family, but all recovered, and he then decided he had enough of the south and started to return to New York state. On the boat met a man who owned property in Portsmouth, O., and was persuaded to stop off. This was in 1821, and there he resided until his death. The family fortunes were at a very low ebb and as soon as the family was settled in a house, he took his boys to his coal mine at Pomeroy and brought the first coal there for sale. They continued to work this for a number of years. He was never capable of any great exertion after the yellow fever, but was able to take up various things with the assistance of his sons, more particularly Wm. He was soon owner of several desirable pieces of town property; acquired a small piece of ground on the Scioto bottoms for farming; had a brickyard, and later a grocery and pork packing house. He held some small city offices after

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