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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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her friends have alternated until this morning, when she expired peacefully and happily. Mrs. WILLIAMS was a daughter of the late Warham WHITNEY, one of the early citizens of Rochester, remembered only by those who have resided here thirty years or more. She was the sister of Mrs. S. G. ANDREWS, Geo. J. WHITNEY and James M. WHITNEY, of this city. She spent a long and useful life in our midst, raising a family of children who proved a source of comfort to her in the decline of life, and died regretted and lamented not only by those who had been the object of her tender care and solicitude, but by all who had her acquaintance. Her bereaved husband, children and other relatives are thus borne down by a weight of affliction that human sympathy can do but little to lighten. Ch.: Edward Warham, b. Oct. 20, 1840; m. June 18, 1863; d. Mar. 25, 1893; Geo. Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1843; m. Sept. 28, 1864; d. June 28, 1880; Whitney, b. Aug. 6, 1845; m. Feb. 2, 1876; res. 709 E. Main St., Rochester, N.Y. 3964. iii. LOIS ANN, b. Oct. 8, 1816; m. May 19, 1842, Hon. Samuel Geo. ANDREWS; b. Derby, Conn., Oct. 16, 1796. He was engaged in the milling business in Rochester, N.Y.; dealt largely in real estate; was a Republican, one of the founders of the anti-Ma- sonic party and in 1857 was elected to Congress. Later served as mayor of Rochester. He d. June 11, 1863. Ch.: James Sher- lock, b. Oct. 5, 1846; unm.; res. Rochester, 111 No. St. Paul street. 3965. iv. GEORGE JAY, b. Jan. 26, 1819; m. Julia BULLARD. 3966. v. JAMES M., b. Rochester, Feb. 24, 1821; m. Martha Louise POND. 3967. vi. LAURA JANE, b. -----, 1824; m. June 18, 1852, Col. DeLancy Floyd JONES. She d. -----, 1852. 3968. vii. WILSON, b. 1826; d. 1834. 1892. JOHN WHITNEY (John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Mas- sachusetts, May 5, 1795; m. Nancy VAN TUYL; b. 1801; d. Feb., 1883. John WHITNEY was born in Massachusetts and went to western New York in 1815; he was an extensive contractor. In 1826 he was implicated in the abduction of the celebrated Wm. MORGAN, at the time of the anti-Masonic agitation in central New York. Morgan was a Mason who had written a book exposing Masonry and soon after mysteriously disappeared. WHITNEY admitted he was with MORGAN in a carriage on the night he was abducted and also afterwards at Niagara. The Crafts- man of June, 1829, says: "Of the character of John WHITNEY through his career in life thus far, it is almost irrelevant to speak, for the voice of the community, the un- willing testimony even of those who for purposes best known to themselves have seen fit to persecute him, is lifted up in his praise. He was the useful citizen, the kind neighbor, the generous friend, the industrious mechanic, the faithful husband and the fond father." Nancy VAN TUYL was the daughter of John VAN TUYL; b. Jan. 12, 1767; d. Oct. 9, 1836; and Isabel MCVICKAR; b. Apr. 1, 1762. He d. May 2, 1869; res. Rochester, N.Y., and Chicago, Ill. 3969. i. JOHN B., b. June 13, 1823; m. ; res. Kendall, Ill. 3970. ii. HENRY, b. July 26, 1829; m.; res. Kendall, Ill. 3971. iii. URIAH, b. Aug. 4, 1838; accidentally shot at Calumet by Vincent BELL, while hunting, Apr. 1, 1856. 3972. iv. ADALINE, b. Dec. 26, 1820; m. Frank PARMELEE. She d. Jan. 10, 1864. For more than 40 years the transfer and baggage ex- press business of Chicago has been controlled by one man., Franklin PARMELEE. He started the first regular omnibus in that city May 9, 1853. The original outfit was six omnibuses and thirty horses, and required the work of a dozen men. At pres- ent he employs 80 omnibuses, 70 baggage-wagons, 250 horses, and over 200 men. His eldest son is in charge of the city office. He married a second wife, and resides at the Palmer House, Chicago, Ill. Ch.: John Whitney, Frank Jr., Charles K., all unm.; res. Chicago; and Adaline W., m. Charles WHEELER; res. Auditorium hotel, Chicago, Ill. 3973. v. HARRIETT JANE, b. Apr. 14, 1822; m. June 9, 1841, Charles A. HARRINGTON; res. Albion, Orleans, Co., N.Y. He was b. Aug.
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