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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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to visit the Army of the Cumberland, and on his return home was seriously injured by a railroad accident, which occurred in the state of Indiana, and which induced the disease of which he died. Dr. ELLSWORTH was in the very prime of life and in the midst of his greatest usefulness. This strange prov- idence has cast a deep gloom over the entire community, and his loss will be long and heavily felt. 8194. iii. NATHANIAL S., b. Dec. 2, 1820; m. Helen I. MILLS. 8195. iv. LUCY ANN HIBBARD, b. July 27, 1824; m. Feb. 10, 1845, Rev. Aaron SLAGHT, the son of Aaron SLAGHT and Catherine WHITEHEAD, and was b. in Townsend, Co. of Norfolk, Province of Ontario, Can., in the year 1822, on Aug. 18. He was m. at St. Armand, Province Quebec, by the Rev. F. N. JERSEY, Bap- tist minister. She d. May 25, 1849, at Waterford, C. W. She was an active member of the church and worked quite actively among the young people, with whom she was a great favorite. Her remains were interred at the cemetery near that place. The first child was Lucy Annabelle, b. June 8, 1846, the second child was Mary Helen, b. June 15, 1848; was m. April 12, 1872, to John Bostwick BACKUS, M. D., at London, Ontario, by the Rev. Dr. COOPER, then pastor of the London Baptist Church. She removed to Braidwood, Ill., with her husband, and d. there on Mar. 30, 1874, leaving one daughter six days old, who is living and at present at school in Hartford, Conn., named Helen Whitney BACKUS. On Aug. 23, 1876, Lucy Annabelle SLAGHT was m. to John Bostwick BACKUS, M. D., at Waterford, Ontario, by the Rev. Mr. CAMERON, pastor of the Brantford Ontario Church. There are two children of this union, Grace Constance, b. June 8, 1878, and Erie Waters, b. July 28, 1879, both of whom are liv- ing. Mrs. BACKUS was noted for her gentleness of demeanor, kindliness of disposition and purity of character, and was en- deared to a large circle of friends and acquaintances at her demise. John Bostwick BACKUS, M. D., is the son of John A. BACKUS and Sarah M. BOSTWICK (both deceased), b. Apr. 27, 1845, at Simcoe, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Can.; attended McGill college, Montreal, and graduated in medicine in 1870. He practiced a few months in Simcoe and then later at Braidwood, Ill., where he still resides. 5051. AARON WHITNEY (Samuel, [NOTE] Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Jamaica, Vt., July 26, 1800; m. there May 21, 1822, Esther MAYNARD, b. Apr. 4, 1803; d. May 10, 1891. He was a shoemaker. He d. Feb. 26, 1848; res. Jamaica, Vt., and Edinburg, N. Y. 8196. i. HENRY C., b. Mar. 2, 1823; d. Dec. 13, 1879. 8197. ii. MARTHA A., b. Jan. 6, 1826; m. Jan. 12, 1848, Augustus WILDER, d. Dec. 22, 1848. 8198. iii. ORA, b. Feb. 27, 1830; d. July 2, 1831. 8199. iv. OSCAR O., b. Aug. 15, 1832; m. Sarah R. STEEL. 8200. v. MARY C., b. Dec. 14, 1834; m. Jan. 11, 1855, Charles Van Pelt, b. May 9, 1826. He is a farmer; res. Scotia, N. Y. Ch.: Esther J., b. Dec. 28, 1856; Frank M., b. May 30, 1862; m. Dec. 24, 1884; Cora M., b. July 26, 1868; d. Nov. 1, 1884; Ella May, b. Nov. 1, 1872. 5053. REUBEN PARMENTER WHITNEY (Samuel, [NOTE] Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Jamaica, Vt., Apr. 25, 1806; m. June 2, 1831, at Ware, Mass., Rachel Ann PIERCE, b. Feb., 1801; d. Nov. 7, 1847; m. 2d, Hannah Williams WILSON; m. 3d, Mary WALLACE. He was born in Jamaica, Vt., but early moved to Mass. Soon after his marriage he moved to Sturbridge, Mass., where he died. On account of continued sickness in his family he was not able to accumulate much, but he was noted for his sterling and unswerving honesty, and a character highly prized by his descendants. He d. Oct. 31, 1871; res. Southbridge, Mass. 8201. i. GEO. PARMENTER, b. Oct. 7, 1833; d. Dec. 19, 1855. 8202. ii. ARTHUR PIERCE, b. Jan. 20, 1842; m. Margaret Jane MILBURN. 8203. iii. JOS. AUGUSTUS, b. -----; d. -----.
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