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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 John and Pruella (Whitney) Durham. 720

2480 I. Betsey Durham, married Abram McNeal, of Ithaca, N.Y.
2481 II. Esther Durham, married Louis Tuttle, of Orange Co., N.Y. 7403
2482 III. Benjamin Durham.
2483 IV. John Durham, married Betsey Beckwith, of Southport, N.Y.; Mary Ann Beckwith, with whom he lived one year; and Betsey Reynolds, of Big Flats, N.Y. He died at Big Flats. 7404
2484 V. James Durham, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church; married Sophia La Bar, of Elmira; N.Y.
2485 VI. Estella Durham, married William Williams, of Elmira, N.Y. 7406
2486 VII. Martha Durham, married Thomas Simmons, of Elmira, N.Y.
2487 VIII. Alpa Durham, did not marry.
2488 IX. Mary Ann Durham, twin, married Samuel Coolda, of Elmira, and moved to Rockford, Ill.
2489 X. ----- Durham, twin, died at birth, not named.

Child of Aaron and Judith (Barlow) Whitney. 721

2490 I. Benjamin Whitney, b. at Newtown, now Elmira, N.Y., 24 Jan. 1799; a farmer, saw-mill owner, lumberman, and justice of the peace; moved with his father, in 1800, to that part of the old town of Newtown, which is now Big Flats, N. Y., and was there married, 8 Oct. 1817, by Rev. Roswell Goff, Baptist, to Mary Stark, who was born at Dolsantown, in Minnisink, N.Y., 7 Dec. 1795, dau. of Amos and Elizabeth (Vantassel) Stark.1 He passed his life at Big Flats, on the Sing Sing Creek; and died there suddenly, 17 July 1871, and was buried in their family cemetery on his own farm. An obituary notice of him appeared in the Elmira Weekly Advertiser, of 22 July 1871. 7411
1 Amos Stark and family lived at Dolsantown till 1816; after that, at Big Flats.
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