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Biography of Gen. David Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now General David Whitney came here soon after the Revolution and located upon the farm previously owned by Kellogg; but subsequently removed to a farm on the north bank of Ward’s Creek, where lie resided until a few years previous so his death, when he removed to Bridport. He died May 10, 1850, aged ninety-three years. He was a member of the constitutional conventions of 1793, 18I4, 1836 and 1843; represented Addison in the Legislatures of 1790, ’92, ’93, ’97, 1808 to 1815 and ’24, and was during his long life here one of the leading men of the...

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Biographical Sketch of William Henry Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Whitney, William Henry; insurance; born, Monticello, Minn., June 21, 1860; son of Cephas Newhall and Cyrena Patch Whitney; educated, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., classical course, 1884; married, Trinidad, Colo., 1890, Emma Gmin; issue, four children, two sons and two daughters; manager The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co.; member executive committee Congregational Club, 1912, and pres. of The Cleveland Congregational Brotherhood, 1911-1912; member Phi Delta Theta...

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Rebecca Ann Todd White Harrison

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WHITE HARRISON, Rebecca Ann Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 20, 1837, died Dec. 28, 1902, married first, Nov. 10, 1856, Edward White, who died Dec. 16, 1858, married second, Feb. 21, 1862, George C. Harrison. Children by George C. Harrison: I. Cynthia R., b. Jan. 7, 1863. II. Harriet Eleanor, b. Jan. 18, 1864, m. July 22, 1890, Mark Haliday. III. George Edward, b. June 17, 1865, m. Dec. 28, 1888, Flora B. Moore. IV. Charlotte Abigail, b. Sept. 3, 1866. V. Katie Jane, b. Aug. 4, 1868, m. Aug. 16, 1890, Henry D. Whitney. VI. John R. Carrington, b. Nov. 1, 1869, d. Dec. 16, 1869. VII. Ruth Frances, b. Oct. 31, 1871, d. May 2, 1887. VIII. Gertrude C., b. July 5, 1873. IX. Annie E., b. Jan. 25, 1875. X. Mary N., b. Nov. 29, 1876, d. March 2, 1878. XI. Mabel F., b. Nov. 14, 1878. XII. John R., b. Nov. 4,...

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Biographical Sketch of George A. Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George A. Whitney, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Mattoon; owns thirty-six acres; was born in the State of Wisconsin Sept. 4, 1854; lived with his parents on the farm until 20 years of age. Was then married to Emma D. Hill, May 10, 1874; she was born in Coles Co., Ill., June 7, 1852. Mr. Whitney’s parents are natives of York State, and Mrs. Whitney’s, natives of Virginia. Mr. Whitney’s father was one of the early settlers of this county, and one of the men who helped to change this country from a wilderness to its present condition of prosperity. Mrs. Whitney’s father (Mr. Jas. W. Hill) was also one of the early settlers of this township, coming to this township with only $2.50, and leaving at his death about $20,000 worth of...

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Biography of John J. Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John J. Whitney, proprietor of the City Planning Mill and lumberyard, and one of the principal manufacturers in San Bernardino County, was a native of Elmira, New York, and was born in 1843. He inherited a talent for mechanics from his father, and being a contractor and practical builder and the owner and operator of a large planning mill in Elmira, afforded him ample means of exercising and developing his innate tendencies. In 1862, in his nineteenth year, he enlisted in the army as a member of the Fifth New York Heavy Artillery; served till the close of the war, and, participated in many a hotly contested battle, and received three slight gunshot wounds. After returning home he turned his attention to lumber milling and building, and during the ten years he conducted it did one of the largest contracting and building businesses in Elmira. Late in 1881 he came to California, partly for his health and partly on account of the superior business inducements offered him. Reaching Riverside the last of December, he worked a few days for wages, then took the contract to build the large Riverside Pavilion. Subsequently he located in San Bernardino and was connected with W. J. Linville, on D Street, in a planning mill. In July 1886, he and another...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 to be set off as a separate town, afterwards called Holliston. In 1727 he was one of a committee in the latter town in relation to land for the minister, and in 1730 he deeded his interest in the land to the first minister. He was selectman in Holliston, 1724-25-26-27-2832-36-37. He owned some meadow lands in what is now (1910) Milford, and lived there at one time. Children: Susanna, January 20. 1702; Jonathan, October 17, 1704. mentioned elsewhere; Keziah, July 11, 1706; Dorothy, August 28, 1708; Mary, May 28, 1710; Lydia, March 3, 1712; Elias, November 14, 1716; Mehitable, December 27, 1719; George, August 12, 1721: Jesse, February 8. 1723; Hannah, February 11,...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 died intestate, in 1755. Children: Susanna, February 12, 1728; Jonathan, October 18, 1729, died October 19, 1729; Jesse, November 24, 1730; Lydia, November 18, 1732; Jonathan, July 26, 1737, mentioned elsewhere; Ruth, baptized April 11, 1742, died young; David, baptized September 21, 1746;...

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Biographical Sketch of Captain Jonathan Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 his son Joel to Ontario county, New York, and settled on the “Old Castle” farm near Geneva. Here he put in four or five acres of wheat, cut a stack of hay, erected a log house eighteen feet square and returned to Conway in the fall of the same year. In 1791 he removed with his family to the above mentioned farm. They travelled by ox teams and were some seventeen days on the road. He served in the revolution, his term of service being as follows: Lexington alarm, sergeant from Conway, served sixteen days in Captain Robert Oliver’s company, Colonel Samuel Williams’ regiment, April 22, 1775; May 3. 1776, lieutenant, Fifth regiment, Hampshire county, Seventh company. Thomas French, captain: July 10, 1777, to August 12, 1777, lieutenant. Captain Benjamin Phillips’ company, Colonel Elisha Porter’s regiment; June 19. 1780, captain Seventh company, Fifth regiment, Hampshire county. He died August 22, 1792. Children: ,. Nathan, October 18, 1761, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Abigail,...

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Biographical Sketch of Nathan Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 of the first pioneers. He was a farmer by occupation. Nearly all his children were remarkable for their longevity. He died April 19, 1838. Children: 1. Luther, August 20. 1782, married Hannah Witter and Hannah L. Smalley. 2. Theodore, March 4, 1785, died June 29, 1792; killed by a falling tree. 3. Otis, October 19, 1786, married Betsey Hawley. 4. Polly, September 19, 1788; married, August 31, 1806. Seth Whitmore; died March 7, 1823. He was born in Conway, March 17, 1783, died August 27, 1869. 5. Nathan, January 22, 1791, married Sarah Gray. 6. Cheney, April 21, 1795, mentioned elsewhere. 7. Olive, September 28, 1797, married Simeon Van Aukin; died January 15, 1821. 8. Jonathan, September 23, 1798, married Betsey . 9. Julia Ann, December 17, 1799, married Dr. Sartwell; died April 18,...

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Biographical Sketch of Cheney Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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, deceased; Clarrisa, December 16, 1826; Sophronia, October 26. 1828: Byron, September 4, 1830; Emma, October 24. 1833; Cheney P., mentioned elsewhere; Anna, March 25,...

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Biographical Sketch of Cheney P. Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 years he has made fruit culture a specialty and has taken first prizes on fruit at all the county fairs of this section. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Seneca Castle and for forty years has been elder. He is a member of Seneca Castle Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and has been master and chaplain. He has been excise commissioner of the town of Phelps and trustee of the school district in which he lives. In politics he is a Republican. He has been a member of the Ontario Agricultural Society for forty years, and served two years as president and he is a member of the State Agricultural Society. He married in 1861 Mary C. Chapman, daughter of John and Margaret Chapman. Children : Margaret, born April 7, 1864, married William F. Chapman; Almon, April 15, 1867: Mary Matilda, November 11, 1870, a teacher of deaf mutes in New York...

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Biographical Sketch of John Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 very large share of them are descendants of John and Elinor Whitney of Watertown. John Whitney was third son of Thomas Whitney. “gentleman,” and dwelt for several years in the parish of Isleworth, near London, England. He was baptized in the parish church of Saint Margaret, July 20, 1592. At Watertown, he was a highly respected citizen and shared with the schoolmaster and the minister the highly esteemed title of “Mr.” He served the town as town clerk, selectman and constable for many years, being the first town clerk to be elected by the town. He owned extensive lots of land, on one of which he resided. His will, dated April 3. 1673, left a large property to his family. Children of the first wife: Mary, baptized at Isleworth, May 23, 161g, died young; John, born in England, 1624; Richard, born in England, 1626; Nathaniel, born in England, 1627, died young; Thomas, born in England, 1629: Jonathan, born in England, 1634;...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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. He was at Cocheco, Maine. near Dover, in 1667-68. April 13, 1674, the selectmen of York laid out ten acres of upland to Benjamin, and in 1680 he had a second grant. After the death of his first wife, he returned to Watertown and settled near the Natick town line. After his second marriage, he lived on land belonging to Harvard College, which he leased to Governor Danforth. He died in 1723. Children : Jane, born Watertown, September 29, 1669; Timothy, York, in 1703, a member of the company raised in York for defense against the Indians, commanded by Captain Preble; John, York. about 1678: Nathaniel, York. April 14, 1680; Jonathan, 1681. mentioned elsewhere: Benjamin. married Mrs. Esther Maverick; Joshua, September 21, 1687; Mark, about 1700; Isaac, married Elizabeth...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonas Whitney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 elsewhere; Jefferson;...

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