Biographical Sketch of John Whitney

John Whitney. of Watertown, Massachusetts, was born in England. died at Watertown, June 1, 1673, aged eighty-four years. His first wife Elinor died at Watertown, May 11, 1619, aged fifty-four years. He married (second), September 29, 1659, Judith Clement, who died before her husband. Although the Whitney family is quite numerous in this country, a



Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Whitney

Benjamin. son of John Whitney, was born June 6, 1643, in Watertown, and married (first) probably at York, Maine, Jane -, who died November 14. 1690, and he married (second), April 1t, 1695, at Marlborough, Mary Poor. The first record of Benjamin, in York, is in 1662-6-8, when he witnessed an agreement of John Doves.



Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Whitney

Jonathan, son of Benjamin Whitney, was born in 1681, and married in 1700, Susanna , born 1681. In 1721 his name is found on the list of those taxed for the minister’s rate in Sherborn, Massachusetts, at which time he paid one of the largest taxes. In 1723 his name was first on a petition



Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Whitney

Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (1) Whitney, was born October 17, 1704, and married, January 26, 1727, Lydia Jones, born September 15. 1705, died March 4, 1783. He owned lands in Hopkinton, Holliston and Mendon. He was a prominent citizen and influential member of the church and assisted in establishing the town of Milford. He



Biographical Sketch of Captain Jonathan Whitney

Captain Jonathan (3) Whitney, son of Jonathan (2) Whitney, was born July 26, 1737, in Milford. and married (both being then of Mendon), November 7, 1760, Esther Parkhurst, born June 22, 1741, died December 6, 1812, in Milo, New York. Soon after his marriage he removed to Conway, Massachusetts. and in 1789 he went with



Biographical Sketch of Nathan Whitney

Nathan, son of Captain Jonathan (3) Whitney, was born at Conway, October 18, 1761, and married there (first), November 1, 1780, Olive Whitney, daughter of Lieutenant Jesse, born February 19, 1758, died November 17, 1828. He married (second) Thankful Caldwell. He lived in Conway until 1792, when he emigrated to Seneca Castle, New York. one



Biographical Sketch of Cheney Whitney

Cheney, son of Nathan Whitney, was born in Seneca, New York, April 21, 1795. He was educated in the public schools and followed farming in his native town. He married Olive Colwell, born March 19. 1801. Children: Daniel H., born October 19, 1809, died January 1, 1910; Hackaliah, August 30, 1822; Sidney, August 20, 1824,



Biographical Sketch of Cheney P. Whitney

Cheney P., son of Cheney Whitney, was born in Seneca, June 10, 1836. He attended the public schools there and the Phelps Union School and the Oswego Business College. He then engaged in farming, and in 1872 purchased his present farm on which for many years he raised thoroughbred horses, cattle and hogs. In later



Biographical Sketch of Jonas Whitney

Jonas Whitney, son of Captain Jonathan Whitney, (q. v.), was born May 12, 1775. died September 27, 1823. He married, November 29, 1795, Catherine Parker. Children : Walter, born January 21, 1797 Wealthy, March 12, 1799; William Morris, January 5, 1802; Minerva, January 27, 1804; Harriett, March 16, 1806; Henry Harrison, May 9, 1814, mentioned



Biographical Sketch of Henry B. Whitney

Henry B., son of Oscar J. Whitney, was born in Phelps, New York, June it, 1868. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, at the Geneva high school and at Cornell University. In 1900 he engaged in the manufacture of baskets at Phelps and continued for eight years. In partnership with



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