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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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Eighth Generation.
13075 II. Walter Harmon Whitney, b. at Woodbury, Conn,., 25 Feb. 1858; was living at Oakville, Conn., with his mother, in May 1875.

Child of Horace and Hannah Maria (Whitney) Brown. 5242

13076 I. William Henry Brown, b. at Bridgeport, Conn., 10 Nov. 1836; died there, 20 Aug. 1837, and was buried in the old cemetery at Weston, Conn.

Chil. of Eliphalet Thorp and Hannah Maria (Whitney) Craft. 5242

13077 II. William Henry Craft, b. at Westport, Conn., 31 Dec. 1840; a book-finisher; married at Brooklyn, N. Y., 20 Dec. 1863, by Rev. Henry J. Van Dyke, Presbyterian, to Joanna Jane Thornton, youngest dau. of John and Hannah (Corkendale) Thornton, of Brooklyn, where she was born 27 March 1843. They were living at 85 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn, in March 1874. He enlisted, 14 June 1861, as a private in Co. C, 2d Reg. of N. Y. S. Militia, afterward known as the 82d Reg. of N. Y. S. Volunteers. He participated in the battles of Bull Run, 21 July 1861; Ball's Bluff, 21 Oct. 1861; the siege of Yorktown, 1862; the battle of Fair Oaks, 31 May and 1 June 1862; and the retreat which began on Saturday, 28 June 1862, taking his share in the terrible fighting and marching of 29 and 30 June, including the battles of Savage's Station and Frazier's Farm, until utter exhaustion compelled him to drop by the wayside, where he was soon a prisoner. He remained in Libby and Belle Isle prisons till paroled, 16 Sept. 1863; but did not recover, so as to rejoin his regiment, till 24 Dec. 1863. He then took part, under Gen. Grant, in all the battles from The Wilderness to Petersburgh, Va., where he was mustered out, as corporal, 14 June 1864, at the end of his term. 19213
13078 III. Emily Frances Craft, , b. at Catskill, N.Y., 6 Aug. 1842; married at Brooklyn, N.Y., 27 March 1864, by Rev. J. D. Wells, Presbyterian, to John Philip Milledoler Thornton, a salesman, son of John and Hannah (Corkendale) Thornton, of Brooklyn, where he was born 27 March 1843, twin brother of Joanna Jane Thornton, who married William Henry Craft. They were living at 85 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn, in March 1874. 19216
13079 IV. Morrison Bradford Craft, b. at Bridgeport, Conn., 14 July 1844; a druggist; married at Brooklyn, N.Y., 9 Feb. 1866, by Rev. J. D. Wells, to Ella Maria Laughlin, born in the same city, only dau. of John and Catharine (Gordon) Laughlin. She died at 117 Carleton Avenue, Brooklyn, 29 Feb. 1872, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. He was living at Omaha, Nebraska, in Nov. 1873. He enlisted, 21 19219
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