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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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6009. HENRY B. WHITNEY (Lucius, Cornelius, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Sand Bank, N. Y., May 2, 1838; m. Apr. 28, 1861, Martha H. SMITH, b. Sept. 22, 1840. "When he was about four years old his father moved to Chaumont, Jefferson Co., N. Y.; from there he moved to La Forgeville, Jefferson Co., N. Y.; from there to Red- field, Oswego Co.; then to Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N. Y.; there Henry began to learn the carriage maker's trade. In 1857 he moved to Pulaski, N. Y., and has resided there ever since. Aug. 6, 1862, he enlisted in Co. B., 110 N. Y. V. I., Col. LITTLEJOHN in command; reached Baltimore, Md. Co. B. was detailed to guard the railroad; joined the regiment and embarked on the U. S. transport "Ericsson;" Nov. 4, 1862; landed at Ship's Island Dec. 16, 1862; left there Dec. 25; landed at Carrolton, La.; went in camp Jan. 2, 1863; went to Baton Rouge in March; was in action when FARRAGUT run the Port Hudson batteries; then down the river to Algiers; by railroad to Berwick bay; Apr. 13 and 14 was in the battle of Bisland; at Opelusas, La.,the company was detached with three other companies; on their return to Berwick were attacked by Gen. Dick TAYLOR's army and quite a number killed and wounded. We were hurried to Port Hudson by railroad and steamboat, landing at Springfield, May 29. The next day they were in our position about the center of the line; was put in the charge on June 14. June 20 we crossed the river and joined the regiment guard- ing that side of the river, until Port Hudson surrendered, July 9; went in the hos- pital Aug. 22; joined the company again Nov. 17 at New Iberia, La.: Jan. 4 marched to Franklin. He was detailed in the Div. Q. M. office; went to duty again Feb. 19; regiment arrived at Fort Jefferson, Fla., Feb. 28; remained there until Aug., when he embarked for home, leaving a good many of our comrades, who died from the fevers of that climate. Since his arrival at home he has worked at his trade in this village;" res. Pulaski, N. Y. 8713. i. CHARLES H., b. Feb. 8, 1862; d. Apr. 30, 1863. 8714. ii. FRED G., b. Mar. 19, 1868; res. P. 8715. iii. EARNEST A., b. Nov. 13, 1872. 6013. WILLIAM SANFORD WHITNEY (Eseck, Cornelius, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Pineville, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1845; m. Feb. 26, 1871, Harriett Ophelia STRONG, b. Feb. 25, 1853; res. Massena, Ia. 8716. i. ETTA M., b. May 20, 1873. 8717. ii. NINA D., b. Oct. 21, 1875. 8718. iii. LEON E., b. Feb. 18, 1878. 8719. iv. VIRA R., b. June 14, 1880. 8720. v. LLOYD W., b. Aug. 11, 1884. 8721. vi. MEDA M., b. July 16, 1888. 6015. CHEANEY ORLEY WHITNEY (Thomas, Cornelius, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Centerville, N. Y., Apr. 20, 1852; m. at Elkhorn, Ia., Feb. 1, 1882, Carrie B. CHRISTENSEN, b. New Denmark, Wis., July 21, 1853. He is an engi- neer and builder; res. 516 Alton St., Seattle, Wash. 8722. i. LESTER L., b. Nov. 30, 1883. 8723. ii. MABEL SOPHIA, b. Aug. 2, 1886. 8724. iii. THOMAS FREDERICK, b. Dec. 7, 1888. 6016. WALTER J. WHITNEY (Thomas, Cornelius, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Albion, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1847; m. at Rockford, Ill., Sept. 1, 1868, Har- riet CHASE, b. Dec. 17, 1848. He is a veterinary surgeon; res. Exira, Ia. 8725. i. ORLEY H., b. Oct. 25, 1868; d. May 30, 1877. 8726. ii. JESSIE M., b. Oct. 9, 1871; m. ----- POAGE; res. Exira. 8727. iii. LEONARD J., b. May 22, 1873; res. Ex. 6017. GEORGE W. WHITNEY (Thomas, Cornelius, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Albion, N. Y., 1848; m. July 30, 1869, in Shelby Co., Ia., Alice CASTLE, b. 1856. He is a farmer; res. Gibbon, Neb. 8728. i. DANIEL S., b. 1871. 8729. ii. ELIZABETH, b. 1872; m. 1890, ----- MARSHALL; res. Aurora, Neb. 8730. iii. JENNIE, b. 1886. 8731. iv. EDITH, b. 1876; d. 1889. 6021. JAMES GRANT WHITNEY (Franklin H., John, Cornelius, Matthias, Cor- nelius, Joshua, John), b. Whitneyville, Cass Co., Ia., Jan. 20, 1864; m. at Atlantic, Feb. 12, 1889, Nellie M. MILNER, b. Nov. 13, 1863.
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