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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.
4085 II. Mary Elizabeth Griffin, b. at Stamford, N.Y., 31 May 1839; and was living there in Dec. 1875, unmarried.

Chil. of Abraham Johnson and Philena (Adams) Whitney. 1241

4086 I. Alonzo Adams Whitney, b. at Stamford, N. Y., 6 May 1801; married at Danby, N. Y., 6. May 1821, by Dr. Lewis Beers, Swedenborgian, to Fanny Pitts, dau. of. Lewis and Thankful (Wickham) Pitts. She was born at Chatham, N. Y., 29 Dec. 1801. They settled in Danby, where he manufactured spinning-wheels, jennies, &c., till the old Ithaca and Owego Railway was built, when he kept a hotel and country store, and furnished timber for nine miles of the road. The failure of the Railway Company caused the loss of all his property, when he moved to the place now called Gibson, in Corning, N. Y. There he was successful in trade; and was, for several years, highway. commissioner, and a foreman on the Chemung Canal. In 1848 they settled at East Charleston, Penn., and engaged in farming; and were still living there in May 1876, at a place called Whitneyville. He has been postmaster of East Charleston most of the time he has lived there, besides holding various town-offices. When twenty-one years old, he dropped his middle name, and has since been known as Alonzo Whitney. 10789
4087 II. Chloe Hatch Whitney, b. at Stamford, N.Y., 27 Feb. 1803; married at Danby, N. Y., 1 Jan. 1826, Christopher Deyo, a shoemaker, son of Caspar and Susanna (Lily) Deyo, of Coxsackie, N. Y., where he was born 21 June 1801. They dwelt in Danby for one year; eighteen years in Newfield, N. Y.; four years in Andover, N. Y.; and then settled in Caton, N. Y., where he died 29 July 1862. She was living at Caton in Dec. 1875. 10790
4088 III. Elozia Gray Whitney, b. at Stamford, N. Y., 28 Oct. 1805; married at Danby, N. Y., 18 Nov. 1827, by Dr. Lewis Burr, to Oliver Wilkinson, a farmer, son of Oliver and Olive (Rumson) Wilkinson, of Townshend, Vt., where he was born 18 Nov. 1795. They settled at Townshend, where she died, 23 Sept. 1857, and was buried. He was living there in Jan. 1876. 10795
4089 IV. James Lewis Whitney, b. at Danby, N. Y., 12 March 1808; a farmer; married there, 7 Oct. 1827, Lucy Maria Hall, dau. of Silas Hall, of Danby. They dwelt in Danby till 1837; and then settled in Caton, N. Y., where she died, 7 July 1841, and was buried. He married (2d), 28 Oct. 1841, Maria Eldred, born in Otsego Co., N. Y., 24 Feb. 1820, dau. of Benjamin and Patience (Austin) Eldred. He has been justice of the peace, and supervisor of Caton; and was living there in Dec. 1875. 10798
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