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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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Seventh Generation.
Post Cemetery. His brother, Samuel Whitney Smith, since dead, said of him: "My brother William was a good man, good husband, affectionate brother and son; was in high repute with his townsmen, as a citizen and magistrate; and, as his superior officer wrote, 'he died the death of a Christian soldier.'" She was living at Mesopotamia, Ohio, a widow, in 1868.

Chil. of John and Statira (Farrell) Whitney. 1147

3798 I. George Lewis Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 2 Sept. 1807; a printer, editor, and commercial correspondent; married by Rev. A. D. Eddy, at Canandaigua, N. Y., 18 Jan. 1831, to Lucinda Barlow Williams, born at Canandaigua, 16 May 1810, youngest dau. of Dr. William Augustus Williams.1 She died at Canandaigua, 20 May, 1861. The following, from the Ontario Repository, Canandaigua, 23 May 1861, is a part of her husband's tribute to her memory:   "If our columns bear evidence of the absence of our usual attention upon them, this week, the reason is furnished in the fact that for several days past, we have been chiefly confined to the sick-room and dying-bed of a long-cherished and most intimate companion,--one who had stronger claims upon our affections, our sympathies and personal attention than all earthly objects besides. The wife of the editor of this paper, previous to her death, had been sick for several weeks, from a painful and incurable disease-a cancerous affection of the lungs--which terminated fatally last Monday morning. She bore her sufferings with a Christian fortitude and resignation, and with a confidence of being able to hold out to the end, which afforded a beautiful and convincing testimony in support of the religion, which for more than thirty years, she had professed and consistently practised in all the relations of life. As wife, mother, friend and neighbor-and as a member of the community in all its varied relations, the promptings of her kind heart were never confined to the cold forms or mere conventionalities which too often control the acts even of the charitable and the good. Her heart was a perennial fountain of benevolence, open at all times to everybody, as the closing scenes in her life fully attested."   The Detroit Daily Advertiser, of 28 May 1861, said : "To many citizens of this place this will be a sad announcement. In her residence here of ten years prior to 1840, she endeared herself to a large circle of 10272
  1 "Dr. William A. Williams was from Wallingford, Conn. He entered Yale College at the close of the Revolution, and graduated [in 1780] at the early age of sixteen. After passing through a regular course of medical studies, he commenced practice in Hatfield, Mass.; but in a few years, in 1793, emigrated to Canandaigua, established himself in a large and successful practice, which he retained until near the close of a long life. He died in 1834."--Turner's History of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase, p. 175.
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