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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.
Hannah Hedges Depuy, who was born in Geneseo, N. Y., 21 Ap. 1821, dau. of Moses M. and Elizabeth (Hedges) Depuy. They settled in Cascade, Mich.; and in May 1855, removed to Bradley, Mich., where they were living in 1874. He was a soldier in the war of 1861; and has been postmaster.
4097 V. Abraham Johnson Whitney, b. at Genoa, N. Y., 13 Jan. 1820; a carpenter and millwright. At the beginning of the Mexican war, he enlisted in the 2d Reg., U. S. Infantry, for five years or the war; took part in the battle of Monterey, under Gen. Zachary Taylor; and was afterward transferred to the command of Gen. Winfield Scott, under whom he fought in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Contreras, Churubusco, Chepultepec, and Molino del Rey, and in the final capture of Mexico. Returning to New York with the army, he was there discharged, and soon after went to California, and spent eighteen months in gold-mining. He then returned to Whitneyville, Mich., where he married, 26 Ap. 1852, Julia Ann Morse, dau. of Benjamin Morse, of Lowell, Mich. At the beginning of the war of 1861, he entered the service as second lieut. in the 3d Reg., Mich. Vol. Infantry, commissioned 13 May 1861; and took part in the first battle of Bull Run, the siege of Yorktown, and the engagements at Williamsburgh and Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines. He was then promoted to the grade of captain; and participated in the seven days campaign before Richmond, the retreat to Harrison's Landing, and all of the battles in Gen. Pope's campaign, ending at the second Bull Run. Finding himself unfitted for active service by rheumatism, brought on by fatigue and exposure, he resigned 29 Sept 1862. His wife died at Grand Rapids, Mich., 12 July 1865, aged 32 years, and was buried at Whitneyville. He married (2d), 17 Nov. 1866, at Muskegon, Mich., Virginia Amanda Chatterdon, of Lowell, Mich., who was born at Victor, N. Y., dau. of ----- and Minerva (Dryer) Chatterdon, who lived at Lowell, Mich., when she was married. She died at Muskegon, 20 March 1868, and was buried there, 23 March 1868. He married (3d), 18 May 1870, at Grand Rapids, Frances Bennett, who was born in London, Eng., 16 Dec. 1840, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Lewis) Bennett. Her father, from Yorkshire, and her mother, from Wales, were living in the Province of Ontario, Canada, at the time of her marriage. He was living at Grand Rapids in Sept. 1874. He has been a wanderer since 1834; and says that he has lived in Mexico, South America, Australia, Canada, and every State in the American Union.
4098 VI. Chester Coborn Whitney, b. at Genoa, N. Y., 8 Sept 1822; a farmer; married at Sturgis, Mich., 29 Sept. 1845, by Rev. Henry Worthington, Methodist Episcopal, of Edwardsburgh, Mich., to Amanda Malvina Depuy, whose father then lived in St. Joseph Co., Mich. She was born in Geneseo, N. Y., 2 July 1815, dau. of Moses M. and Elizabeth (Hedges) 10838
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