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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Whitney Family.

Chil. of Benjamin and Mary (Stark) Whitney. 2490

7411 I. Aaron Whitney, b. at Big Flats, N.Y., in the north part of the town, 13 Feb. 1820; a farmer and carpenter; married in the north part of the town of Big Flats, 13 Feb. 1839, by Rev. Aaron Jackson, Baptist, to Lucretia Gilbert, whose parents then lived at Big Flats. She was born at Windsor, N.Y., dau. of Andrew Winton and Anna Comstock (Stratton) Gilbert. They settled on a part of his father's farm, in Big Flats, and were living there in April 1874. He has been a justice of the peace. 15000
7412 II. James Whitney, b. at Big Flats, N. Y., 19 Jan. 1823; a dairy-farmer and stock-breeder; married at Dix, N.Y., 14 Feb. 1844, by Rev. Benjamin R. Swick, Baptist, to Jerusha W. Grover, who was born in New Brunswick, 16 Feb. 1823, dau. of Mason and Sarah (Wiley) Grover.1 They settled, 1 Ap. 1844, at Big Flats, and were still living there, on the same farm, in July 1874. He enlisted, 15 Dec. 1861, in the 5th Reg., N. Y. S. Vol. Heavy Artillery; served for eleven months as private, and for one month as second-lieutenant; was then appointed first-lieutenant, and acted as such till mustered out, 26 Feb. 1865. He was again mustered into service, 27 Feb. 1865, as first-lieutenant in the same regiment, and served till 5 June 1865, when he resigned. 15006
7413 III. Amos Whitney, b. at Big Flats, N.Y., 11 Ap. 1826; married at Covert, N. Y., 16 Sept 1852, Louisa Johnston, dau. of Luke and Jemima (Granger) Johnston, of Covert. They settled at Big Flats, where she was still living in 1874. He enlisted in Sept. 1862, in Co. C, 5th Reg., N. Y. S. Vol. Artillery; was appointed quartermaster-sergeant; took part in the battles before Lynchburgh, Va., 17 and 18 June 1864; was mortally wounded in the battle of Snicker's Gap, Va., 18 July 1864; and died of the wound in hospital at Frederick City, Md., 30 July 1864. He was first buried in Hospital Cemetery at Frederick City, and afterward removed to the family burial-ground, at Big Flats, N.Y. 15009
7414 IV. Daniel Whitney, b. at Big Flats, N. Y., 26 Aug. 1829; died unmarried, in his father's house at Big Flats, from a disease of the heart, 29 Oct. 1855; and was buried in the family cemetery.

Chil. of John and Mary Ann (Truesdell) Breese. 2499

7415 I. ----- Breese, a son, b. at Horseheads, N. Y., 10 Jan. 1818; died at birth.
  1 Mason Grover and his wife lived successively in New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Chemung Co., N.Y., where she died 15 Sept. 1841. He then went to Fond du Lac Co., Wis., where he died about 1869.
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