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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Eighth Generation.
Washington and Emeline (Crane) Tompkins, of Poughkeepsie, where she was born 18 July 1833. He left his father's house in 1850; dwelt at Beekman, N. Y., for three years; at Poughkeepsie seven years; at Dover, N. Y., two years; then settled at Amenia, N. Y., and lived there in 1874.
10084 X. William Harrison Whitney, b. at Kent, N. Y., 9 July 1836; died young.
10085 XI. Cornelia Whitney, b. at Kent, N. Y., 26 May 1838; died young.
10086 XII. Lydia Whitney, b. at Kent, N. Y., 7 Sept. 1839; died young.
10087 XIII. Philinda Whitney, b. at Farmer's Mills, Kent, N. Y., 23 Sept. 1843; married at Beekman, N. Y., 4 Aug. 1860, by Rev. DeWitt C. Van Gaasbeck, Methodist Episcopal, to William Watson Donaldson, a farmer, born in New York City, 6 July 1837, son of John and Mary (McCormick) Donaldson; and settled at Beekmanville, N. Y., where they were still living in 1874. He enlisted, 11 Oct. 1862, in Co. G, 150th Reg., N. Y. S. Vols.; took part in the battles of Gettysburgh, Penn., Resaca, Ga., Dallas, Ga., Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., Averysborough, N. C., and Burtonsville, N. C.; and was mustered out 8 June 1865. 17424
10088 XIV. Levina Whitney, b. at Farmer's Mills, Kent, N. Y., 16 Nov. 1844; married at Patterson, N. Y., 12 Aug. 1866, Elijah Ballard, a blacksmith, born in Delaware Co., N. Y., 8 Sept. 1837, son of Darius and Caroline (Eastwood) Ballard. They lived at Ludingtonville, N. Y., in 1874. He served for three years in the war of 1861, enlisting 4 Sept. 1862, in the 172d Reg., or Anthony Wayne Guard; was transferred to Co. L, 6th Reg., N. Y. Heavy Artillery; and was discharged, as a corporal, 20 July 1865, "having been in the battles of Williamsport, Manassas Gap, Bristow Station, eleven days in the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Allison's farms, Bethesda Church, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, Cedar Creek, Shenandoah Valley, and Bermuda Front." 17425

Chil. of James and Levina (Whitney) Mills. 3709

10089 I. Mary Mills, b. at Patterson, N. Y., 7 March 1822; married there, 24 Jan. 1841, at her father's house, by Rev. John Warren, Baptist, to DeRuyter Gay,1 a farmer, born at Southeast, N. Y., 28 March 1819, son of Daniel and Phebe (Shaw) Gay. They settled at Patterson, near Towner's Station; and were living there in Feb. 1874, on her father's homestead. 17427
1 His brother, Daniel Gay, married his wife's aunt, Mary Whitney, No. 3714.
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