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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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ceeding years he represented, in the senate of the state, the sen- atorial district of which that county formed a part; and during this term of service he took an active and influential part in the important work of the Revised Statutes of the state. After this period, though repeatedly urged to do so, he persistently refused to become again a candidate for political office; although, by appointment of the governor, he fulfilled the duties of a judge of the common pleas in his own county and of a general of brigade in the militia of the state. He took an active interest, however, in all that concerned the welfare of the nation and the state. He was a friend of JACKSON, VAN BUREN, and MARCY, and of the political party which they represented, until the onslaught on the national bank and the finances of the country forced him, with many others, to follow the stand- ard of Henry CLAY and their newly inaugurated Whig party, to which he adhered until the pro-slavery spirit threatened to sub- jugate all that was left of freedom in the land. He then became a Republican and so continued to be to the end. And t the support of the cause which he espoused, he, at all times, gave liberally of his own money, and his time and influence. And he was no less remarkable for his liberal contributions to all the charitable and religious undertakings of his neighbourhood, and for his extraordinary and increasing kindness to the poor and unfortunate. The Broome Republican, published at Bingham- ton, commemorates him as one "without a vice or an approach to a vice--a model of truth, probity, and honor--kind, amiable, and benevolent, yet full of decision and firmness--with a clear, good judgement, a strong sense of duty, and a laborious and indefatigable spirit in discharging its obligations." A good man and a faithful citizen, he has gone to his rest, sincerely, deeply, and universally regretted by all who knew him. [N.Y. Tribune.] 5808. ii. VIRGIL, b. Feb. 5, 1796; m. Marcia L. DOTY. 5809. iii. VINCENT, b. Apr. 12, 1799; m. Susan HARPER. 5810. iv. GEORGE, b. Aug. 12, 1801; m. Sophia Silk EVANS. 5811. v. WASHINGTON, b. July 22, 1803; m. Caroline PARK. 5812. vi. FRANKLIN, b. July 22, 1803; m. Eliza CAMERON, res. Binghamton, N.Y. 5813. vii. JOSHUA, b. Dec. 19, 1806; m. Zara S. EVANS; he d. May 3, 1891 at B. 5814. viii. RHODA, b. Apr. 14, 1808, d. Aug. 4, 1808. 5815. ix. WILLIAM W., b. Sept. 28, 1810; m. Myra CLARK. 5816. x. MARY AMELIA, b. Oct. 2, 1812; d. at B. 5817. xi. CHARLES, b. Apr. 21, 1815; m. Emily -----; he d. at B. 5818. xii. ROBERT, b. Apr. 21, 1818; d. June 7, 1819. 3091. THOMAS WHITNEY (Joshua, Thomas, William, William, Joshua, John), b. Aug. 5, 1778; m. Nov. 15, 1801, Polly GILBERT, b. Oct. 5, 1780; d. July 6, 1864. He was born in Canaan, Conn., but resided at the junction of the Otselic and Tionghunga rivers, and the place was soon called Whitney's Point. He was magis- trate of the town, its first postmaster, and for four years was sheriff of Broome county. He owned the bridge and mills there besides a large landed property in the neighborhood. He d. Feb. 7, 1863; res. Whitney's Point, N.Y. 5819. i. EMMA LUCY, b. Nov. 8, 1803; m. Jan. 2, 1826, Dr. John H. ARNOLD. She d. Sept. 4, 1832, at Lisle, N.Y. 5820. ii. GEO. W., b. Oct. 20, 1807, d. July 12, 1808. 5821. iii. FRANCIS MARIA, b. Oct. 20, 1807; m. Mar. 2, 1825, Wm. COOK; res. Lisle. 5822. iv. JOSHUA, b. July 16, 1810; m. Elizabeth M. BELL. 5823. v. FRANKLIN WM., b. Oct. 8, 1812; res. East Saginaw, Mich. 5824. vi. HENRY THOS., b. June 21, 1815; m. Elizabeth PARK. 5825. vii. MARY, b. Mar. 6. 1818; m. Oct. 21, 1843, Orange SEYMOUR. 5826. viii. VINCENT, b. Nov. 20, 1820; res. Cincinnati, O. 3092. John WHITNEY (Joshua, Thomas, William, William, Joshua, John), b. June 31, 1780; m. ----- -----. With his wife he joined the Cong. Church in 1813. Res. Whitney's Point, N.Y. 5827. i. ASAHEL, b. Aug. 30, 1809. 5828. ii. IRA, b. Oct. 13, 1810
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