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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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Co., Ill., returned on business to Kirtland. In Illinois the exiled community found refuge and built their beautiful city of Nauvoo. At the first municipal election held there, in February, 1841, Newel K. WHITNEY was chosen an alderman of the city. After Joseph SMITH's death in June, 1844, Brigham YOUNG became the leader of the Latter Day Saints. Under him they made their exodus to the Rocky mountains. This exodus began in February, 1846. The ensuing winter was passed by the emi- grating Mormons on the Missouri river, where they founded Winter Quarters, now Florence, Neb. Bishop WHITNEY was with his people, in their primitive prairie set- tlements, among the Pottawatomie and Omaha Indians, preparing to continue their westward journey in the spring. In April, 1847, Brigham YOUNG, at the head of a picked band of pioneers, leaving the main body of his people to follow at their earliest convenience, set out for the Rocky mountains. Among the 142 men who accompanied him on that long and arduous journey across the vast prairies and deso- late plains west of the Missouri, were Horace K. and Orson K., sons of Bishop N. K. WHITNEY, who remained in charge of important church affairs, at Winter Quarters. The bishop followed in the wake of the pioneers in 1848, leading a company of his people to the valley of the Great Salt lake, where he arrived on Oct. 8. During the succeeding two years, all that remained of his mortal life, he labored arduously in the work of colonizing what is now Utah territory and founding the famous city of Salt Lake, where most of his descendants now dwell. During his latter years he was pre- siding bishop of the church. His death, which resulted from a severe attack of pleurisy, occurred on Sept. 23, 1850. In a post mortem tribute in the Deseret Weekly News of Sept. 28, of that year, the following, in relation to Bishop WHITNEY, appears; "In him the church suffers the loss of a wise and able counselor, and a thorough and straightforward business man. It was ever more gratifying to him to pay a debt than to contract one, and when all his debts were paid he was a happy man, though he had nothing left but his own moral and muscular energy. He has gone down to the grave leaving a spotless name behind him, and thousands to mourn the loss of such a valuable man." He d. Sept. 23, 1850; res. Marlboro, Vt., Kirtland, O., Nauvoo, Ill., and Salt Lake City, Utah. 7111. i. SARAH ANN., b. Mar. 22, 1825; m. in Kirtland, O., Heber C. KIMBALL; b. June 14, 1801; d. June 22, 1867; res. Salt Lake City, Utah. Ch.: Dorice H., b. Feb. 26, 1850; m. Nov. 14, 1870; res. Meadow- ville, Utah; Newel W., b. May 19, 1852; m. Nov. 19, 1870; res. Logan, Utah; Horace H., b. Sept. 3, 1854; m. Mar. 31, 1887; res. Meadowville, Utah; Sarah M. Kimball Jenkins, b. May 4, 1858; m. Oct. 21, 1876; res. Meadowville, Utah; Joshua H., b. Feb. 23, 1863; m. Mar. 29, 1887; res. Meadowville, Utah. 7112. ii. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 26, 1828; m. and d. s. p. 7113. iii. FRANKLIN K., b. Feb. 25, 1827; m. and d.s.p. 7114. iv. ORSON KIMBALL, b. Jan. 20, 1830; d. s. p. 7115. v. JOHN SMITH, b. Sept. 13, 1832; m. and res. Mendon, Utah. 7116. vi. JOSHUA KIMBALL, b. Feb. 13, 1835; m. Ann LOGSTROTH. 7117. vii. ANN MARIA, b. Oct. 1, 1836; m. May 2, 1866, Erastus Foote HALL; b. Jamestown, N.Y., Feb. 15, 1839; d. Feb. 23, 1890. She d. June 27, 1881; res. Salt Lake City. Ch.: Erastus Whitney, b. Feb. 21, 1867; Albert Verro, b. Jan. 25, 1872; d. Jan. 5, 1873; Eugene Roy, b. Jan. 8, 1875; Elizabeth Isabella, b. Mar. 19, 1878; d. Sept. 18, 1879. 7118. viii. DON CARLOS, b. Feb. 14, 1841; d. s. p. 7119. ix. MARY JANE, b. Jan. 17, 1844; m. July 4, 1865, Isaac Groo; b. Apr. 8, 1827; res. Salt Lake City, Utah. Ch.: Grace, b. Feb. 10, 1866; d. Dec. 29, 1880; Vilate, b. Oct. 23, 1867; m. Feb. 28, 1888, W.A. TAYLOR; b. Dec. 29, 1862. Ch.: Grace, b. Apr. 7, 1889; d. Apr. 8, 1889; Sullivan, b. Sept. 22, 1869; d. Sept. 25, 1870; Lawrence, b. Apr. 11, 1871; d. Aug. 16, 1890; David, b. July 23, 1873; d. Apr. 23, 1873; Roscoe, B. Aug. 30, 1884. 7120. x. NEWEL MELCHISEDEK, b. Feb. 6, 1847; d. s. p. 7121. xi. JETHRO H., b. May 8, 1848; m. Jane S. GIBSON. 7122. xii. ISABEL MODALENA, b. Nov. 2, 1848; m. Apr. 11, 1869, Septimus W. SEARS; res. Salt Lake City, Utah. He was b. Mar. 8, 1844. Ch.: Sidney W., b. Jan. 24, 1870; d. Aug. 9, 1870; Herbert W., b. Mar. 21, 1871; d. Sept. 19, 1872; S. Isabel, b. Oct. 19, 1872; Septimus W., b. Jan. 24, 1874; L. Lucile, b. Mar. 2, 1876; Emma W., b.

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