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From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 14:35:31 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

On another list I saw this posted:

A movement, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, has begun. The goal is to enlist volunteers to do look-ups, etc. in the area where they live for family history researchers in other areas. To learn about the movement go to: www.rootsweb.com/~tnsterwar/genkin.htm Please pass this information on.

Karen Grubaugh Wesley Chapel, FL

From: PoohysMom@aol.com Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 19:53:03 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] NY Whitney's To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi List:

Have just a few names and a place to start with... Batavia NY

WILLARD W. WHITNEY EDWIN F. WHITNEY EDNA WHITNEY WESLEY W. WHITNEY W. WESLEY WHITNEY W.W. WHITNEY MARY GROVE(s) WHITNEY Other possible surnames include WILLIAMS, GROVE(s) & SQUIRE(s).

Still lost of this family.... Kim Schildwachter

From: EBrown231@aol.com Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 22:56:59 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] History -- Sunderland, MA To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I'm sharing a message from a former 'Whitney List person', Carole MacIntosh. She says:

"Last night I dug out an old book my sister gave me awhile back. It has a Whitney in it. Are you still in that group? If so maybe you can pass on what I have and if anyone is interested they can email me and I'll copy it for them.

"I have a book on the History of Sunderland MA. 1673-1899. Includes Leverett and Montague when they split off. Someone in the group had "family" in Montague. Some of my Whitney's lived there too but I could not connect. Not listed in this book as I think they arrived later.

"I have a genealogy for Whitney, Hamilton Appollos (Appollos, Ebenezer, Zechariah, Zechariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John). This Hamilton Whitney is son of Appollos and Charlotte (Hamilton) Whitney. Descended from John Whitney, who was of Watertown, 1635. Hamilton was born 22 June 1826, in Leverett. Married Julia E., dau of Zebina Smith; lived in the meadow; d 3 Sept 1884; wife d 23 Dec 1875.

"It lists his children Louise Elvira (she signed the book I have and marked several pages and made corrections here and there) and Frank Hamilton. I have very little info on these children.

"Also mentioned are, an unknown Whitney who married a Baker, an Elizabeth, Frank H., Harriet, Henry M., Isaac, Laura E., Lucinda, Luther, Russell R., and William M. All these are Whitneys who married into local families. I can look them up is anyone is interested.

"If anyone in the group is interested in Sunderland or Leverett or Montague I can look up the family history."

>From CaroleMcI@aol.com

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 00:04:37 EST Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] NY Whitney's To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear Kim:

So as to know how to try to help, can you put any kind of time frame around any of these people that you list? The names and a place are great, but unless I know when (or at least approximately), I don't know where to look.

Allan

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 01:13:56 EST Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] NY Whitney's To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Kim:

I have checked my copies of the Whitney Indexes for the NY Census, and in the 1830 there is a William W. Whitney in Broome Co., in Chenango on p. 015. Naturally there have been earlier entries for a lot of Williams, but without any identifying middle initial. No Edwins, Willards or Wesleys to this point.

In the 1840 index, there are two W. Whitneys in Broome Co., one in Chenango (p. 311) and the other in Triangle (p. 426). There is one Willard, in Washington Co., in Granville on p. 206. There are two William W. Whitneys; one in Monroe Co., in Wheatland on p. 190, and the other in Wayne Co., in Lyons on p. 042. No Edwins or Ednas

In the 1850 Census Index for Whitneys in New York three Edwins appear. The first in in Madison Co., in Cazenovia on p. 077; the second being Edwin J. in Genesee Co., in Pavilion on p. 187; the third being Edwin M. in Chenango Co., in Guilford on p. 288. I checked my Handy Book for the establishment of counties in NY, and find it interesting that there is a place named Chenango in Broome County in the earlier indexes and an Edwin in a county named Chenango (which is contiguous to Broome) in the 1850. May mean nothing at all. Also in the 1850 index there are three Willards. One in Monroe Co., in Chili on p. 290; and two in Onondaga Co., one in Skaneateles on p. 447 and the other in Marcellus on p. 336. I find no Wesleys at all, but one William W. in Wayne Co., in Arcadia on p. 268.

Just for fun I checked some of the New England states from which many people moved west to NY and found an Edwin in Athol Twp. of Worcester Co., in 1820 (p. 070), but no Willards or Wesleys in any state for any year up to 1840.

I checked the index to the CT Whitney database and found five Edwins, none with an F. for a middle initial. They were born in 1826, 1844, 1826, 1803 and 1798, the first three born in NY, the last two to the same parents in CT. No Willards or Wesleys.

All the Edwin Whitneys in the Whitny13 (J&E) database were born too late, I think -- birthdates were 1840(ME), 1836(MA), 1842(prob. MA), 1884(PA) and 1843(NY). In my own database, which differs somewhat from Whitny13, I have several more: 1812(MA), 1810(NY), 1831(MA), another 1831(MA), and an 1826(MA). A search for Willards and Wesleys in this source found no entries for either names with a Whitney surname.

I hope this is helpful in some way.

Allan E. Green

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 12:08:14 -0600 From: Colleen Knights <knights@badger.tds.net>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Benjamin and Jerusha (BROCKWAY)WHITNEY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I visited the FHL in Salt Lake recently and was fortunate to find some new information on this couple who are my 9th gGrandparents.

This Benjamin WHITNEY m. Jerusha BROCKWAY abt. 1765, and possibly in Cheshire Co., NH. He d. 20 Nov 1822 Westminster, VT.

In searching NH town records index, I found him mentioned in two land transactions in Marlow, NH. These transactions were between Jerusha Brockway's brother William BROCKWAY and other gentlemen. Benjamin's land was adjoining the BROCKWAY land. Though I can't be positive these are the same two men, Benjamin WHITNEY and William BROCKWAY, it is likely. This would place both families in Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH in 1764. I also found a transcription of the Marlow Town Charter. William BROCKWAY signed it but Benjamin WHITNEY did not.

Does anyone have access to records of Marlow land transactions between 1761, when the town charter was signed and 1764-65? I ran out of time and could not look for more. I suspect that Benjamin bought and/or sold land during that time.

Additionally, I found the death record for Jerusha (BROCKWAY) WHITNEY in Walpole, NH. She died on April 5, 1826 which was a known fact, but this record listed her age of 79 yrs. Finally, I can narrow my search for her birth record to around 1747. This fits the profile of her siblings, many for whom I have found births. I looked through the Barbour Collection (for a 2nd time), Lyme, CT town and church records, as that is supposedly her birth place. I found her older siblings and parents, but no Jerusha. I looked through NH VRs a bit more, as I did find her younger brother's birth recorded in Surry, Cheshire Co, even though he was born in Lyme, CT.

Any suggestions?

I can provide more detail on sources or my known facts if you would like.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Colleen Knights

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 14:44:13 EST

       Scotch-Irish-L@rootsweb.com, TAYLOR-L@rootsweb.com,
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Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Correct URL for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I apologize for my error. The correct URL and all the information about this site are:


<<We want to welcome our MANY MANY new volunteers to the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness movement! Many of you have written asking "how do I begin?" This is an attempt to help you with that...

FIRST... Spread the word! The more counties in the U.S. (and now it seems we are getting some international interest) we have represented, the better ALL our chances are of being helped, as well as helping! Contact your friends in genealogy, your lists, post on your sites! A logo for webpages is now being designed and you have permission to place "Volunteer of Random Genealogical Kindness at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnstewar/genkin.htm " in your signature.

SECOND... Limit yourself to ONE lookup, videotaping or whatever per month! Keep a waiting list if you must, but do not allow yourself to get burnt out or overwhelmed! This is to be a PLEASANT experience...and one good deed per month is all that we hope you will try to do.* AND you might save yourself some repeat work..by copying the videos or getting the 2 for the price of one photos developed... in case you get a request in the future for the same information.. especially the cemetaries. *

THIRD... Be sure to ONLY do SPECIFIC look-ups! Avoid generalized surname searches and vague information! Request that the person return to you when they can be more specific! You are a volunteer, and please do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of!

FOURTH... Charge ONLY for film, videotape, copies and postage. We want to keep the good reputation of this site as an "act of kindness" intact.

FIFTH... Request that anyone you do this for return to the site and sign up as a volunteer for at LEAST ONE TIME to repay what has been done for them. That is basically it! If you have problems let me know, and we would like to hear of your success stories too! Soon we will have a guestbook on the site where those can be recorded and we are considering beginning a list for you so that you can share experiences with one another as we learn how best to provide this service and what pitfalls to avoid.

THANKS to each and every one of you for taking on this dedication to "one act of genealogical kindness per month"! You are VERY special people, and we thank you for seeing the vision behind this movement and wanting to be a part of it! Jan and Cher

Houston Co. TN Coordinator: www.rootsweb.com/~tnhousto/index.htm Stewart Co. TN Co/coordinator: www.rootsweb.com/~tnstewar/index.htm Listowner: Tnstewar-L-request@rootsweb.com; Tnstewar-D-request@rootsweb.com Listowner: Tnhousto-L-request@rootsweb.com; Tnhousto-D-request@rootsweb.com Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnstewar/genkin.htm>>

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 14:59:50 EST

       LONGCANE-L@rootsweb.com, OWEN-L@rootsweb.com,
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Subject: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Family Search Online Test To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

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I found this on another list and thought it important enough to send on. Karen Grubaugh Wesley Chapel FL


Original Message-----

From: Virginia Ewing [1] Sent: Monday, March 01, 1999 5:00 PM Subject: LDS FAMILY SEARCH COMING SOON

As the director of a LDS Family History Center, I have received a notice from Salt Lake LDS FHL, announcing the Beta testing of Family Search on line. It is not yet up, a problem with a piece of equipment, but will be starting sometimes this month and will be up only a few weeks as a test run.

If there is not a lot of interest it will be taken off and not put back on. So spread the word and keep trying to get through. When it comes on line the URL will be: > www.familysearch.org <.

I have not been told exactly what will be available but know at least the Ancestral File and Family History Library Catalog will be included.

Family Search is the name of the program we have on CDs in all LDS FHCs. Some public libraries also have this program. FS includes the IGI, Ancestral File, Family History Library Catalog, Social Security Death Records, Koran and Vietnam war death records, and Scottish Church Records.

For those of you not familiar with the various searches, the IGI is the International Genealogical Index. It includes, in alphabetical order, all of the names that have been sent to the Temples to have ordinances performed in their name.

Names in the IGI are usually submitted by members, but not always. Non-members also submit their family names to get them into the IGI. Some of the marriages may have been part of extraction programs. The names were taken from courthouse records and checked and rechecked by several volunteers before being accepted as correct.

Most people do try to send in accurate information but there are many mistakes. My advice is, always check the original source. Use the IGI to find where people with your surname would have lived and order the census and court records from that area.

Ancestral File is Gedcoms of group and pedigree sheets sent in by members and non-members. The name and address of the submitter is included and hopefully will allow you to contact others working on your line. If the address is out of date sometimes a letter to the Membership dept. in Salt Lake will get you a correct address if the person was a member of the LDS church.

Once again, the material is only as good as the research that went into it and some of it is pretty bad. Check it out before you 'adopt' it.

If you find a mistake on Ancestral File, you can send in your corrections, along with your sources of proof, and it will be noted in the next update. The first submitter does not have to provide proof, but you do, if you are making a correction. You can add additions to a file, or submit a new file. You do not have to be a member to submit material.

The Family History Library Catalog is a listing of every book, film and fiche available at the Salt Lake City LDS Family History Library. This allows us to find what is available for each locality, world-wide. It includes the FHL call numbers and a description of what is included in the film/fiche or book.

The material from the books and film/fiche will not be on line. That is not something they can do, at this time. Hopefully it will be a possibility some time in the distant future.

The film and fiche will still have to be ordered through FHC. Microfilm and microfiche are the property of the FHL and are sent into the care of the LDS FHC director and must remain under her/his care until returned. For this reason they are never allowed to be taken from the LDS FHC.

Almost all of the microfilm and microfiche at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City can be ordered into any LDS FHL, anywhere in the world, but there are a few exceptions. Copyright laws prevent them from using material without the written consent of the owner. Some of the film and fiche where filmed by companies other than the LDS Church and permission to circulate these film to LDS FHCs has been denied. There will be a notice included in the description, saying it can not be circulated. Many of the SC microfilm where made by a company who has refused permission to allow the film to be circulated, but there are many microfilm available for SC, some covering the same material that is on the restricted film.

The LDS FHL is a non-profit organization, and that is why it still cost only 15 cents a sheet for a microfiche, $3.25 plus tax to rent a microfilm for a month [may be more in other countries] and the SourceGuide and other home use programs are sold at such a reasonable price. We aren't allowed to make a profit, even in the FHCs.

The books that are listed are not loaned out but can sometimes be obtained through an Inter-library loan through your public library. You can request copies of pages and if a book is indexed, by ordering the index you can see if your people would have been listed. In cases where the copyright has expired the book may have been filmed or can be filmed upon request. Never hurts to ask.

Virginia Ewing vewing@ctesc.net listowner: Gober, Perry, Ashley & MSWilkin[son] co, MS search the mailing list archives at http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl


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I got this today and thought that I would pass this on to the different lists I am on. Everyone seems to be wondering what is going on. Maybe this will help some.

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From: Vpeverhart@aol.com Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:12:23 EST Subject: LDS Family Search To: EAST-TEXAS-ROOTS-L@rootsweb.com

FYI, I received this today from the NHROCKIN-L@rootsweb.com List. It was sent to that list from > grc@haystack.mit.edu (Glenn Campbell) < who wrote the following:

"This is a bit long winded but worth reading. PLEASE circulate, at least the address of the FAMILY SEARCH, to any roots-l you may belong (to) so that the LDS will consider to keep it running."


Original Message-----

From: Virginia Ewing [2] Sent: Monday, March 01, 1999 5:00 PM Subject: LDS FAMILY SEARCH COMING SOON

As the director of a LDS Family History Center, I have received a notice from Salt Lake LDS FHL, announcing the Beta testing of Family Search on line. It is not yet up, a problem with a piece of equipment, but will be starting sometimes this month and will be up only a few weeks as a test run.

If there is not a lot of interest it will be taken off and not put back on. So spread the word and keep trying to get through. When it comes on line the URL will be: > www.familysearch.org <.

I have not been told exactly what will be available but know at least the Ancestral File and Family History Library Catalog will be included.

Family Search is the name of the program we have on CDs in all LDS FHCs. Some public libraries also have this program. FS includes the IGI, Ancestral File, Family History Library Catalog, Social Security Death Records, Koran and Vietnam war death records, and Scottish Church Records.

For those of you not familiar with the various searches, the IGI is the International Genealogical Index. It includes, in alphabetical order, all of the names that have been sent to the Temples to have ordinances performed in their name.

Names in the IGI are usually submitted by members, but not always. Non-members also submit their family names to get them into the IGI. Some of the marriages may have been part of extraction programs. The names were taken from courthouse records and checked and rechecked by several volunteers before being accepted as correct.

Most people do try to send in accurate information but there are many mistakes. My advice is, always check the original source. Use the IGI to find where people with your surname would have lived and order the census and court records from that area.

Ancestral File is Gedcoms of group and pedigree sheets sent in by members and non-members. The name and address of the submitter is included and hopefully will allow you to contact others working on your line. If the address is out of date sometimes a letter to the Membership dept. in Salt Lake will get you a correct address if the person was a member of the LDS church.

Once again, the material is only as good as the research that went into it and some of it is pretty bad. Check it out before you 'adopt' it.

If you find a mistake on Ancestral File, you can send in your corrections, along with your sources of proof, and it will be noted in the next update. The first submitter does not have to provide proof, but you do, if you are making a correction. You can add additions to a file, or submit a new file. You do not have to be a member to submit material.

The Family History Library Catalog is a listing of every book, film and fiche available at the Salt Lake City LDS Family History Library. This allows us to find what is available for each locality, world-wide. It includes the FHL call numbers and a description of what is included in the film/fiche or book.

The material from the books and film/fiche will not be on line. That is not something they can do, at this time. Hopefully it will be a possibility some time in the distant future.

The film and fiche will still have to be ordered through FHC. Microfilm and microfiche are the property of the FHL and are sent into the care of the LDS FHC director and must remain under her/his care until returned. For this reason they are never allowed to be taken from the LDS FHC.

Almost all of the microfilm and microfiche at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City can be ordered into any LDS FHL, anywhere in the world, but there are a few exceptions. Copyright laws prevent them from using material without the written consent of the owner. Some of the film and fiche where filmed by companies other than the LDS Church and permission to circulate these film to LDS FHCs has been denied. There will be a notice included in the description, saying it can not be circulated. Many of the SC microfilm where made by a company who has refused permission to allow the film to be circulated, but there are many microfilm available for SC, some covering the same material that is on the restricted film.

The LDS FHL is a non-profit organization, and that is why it still cost only 15 cents a sheet for a microfiche, $3.25 plus tax to rent a microfilm for a month [may be more in other countries] and the SourceGuide and other home use programs are sold at such a reasonable price. We aren't allowed to make a profit, even in the FHCs.

The books that are listed are not loaned out but can sometimes be obtained through an Inter-library loan through your public library. You can request copies of pages and if a book is indexed, by ordering the index you can see if your people would have been listed. In cases where the copyright has expired the book may have been filmed or can be filmed upon request. Never hurts to ask.

Virginia Ewing vewing@ctesc.net listowner: Gober, Perry, Ashley & MSWilkin[son] co, MS search the mailing list archives at http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl


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From: "Denis Adams" <dadams@atlnet.com> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 17:19:00 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Ami Whitnwy To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear WRG,

   In researching my Ami Whitney6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3,

Benjamin2, John1 the pension records for War of 1812 service were received from the National Archives. However this is not my Ami Whitney. This one served in Capt. A. Campbell's Co. New York Militia from the 17th day of January 1814 to the 17th of April 1814. His wife is listed as "Rachael Osgood to whom he was married at Almond Allegany Co. NY, on the 15th day of November 1813". Also upon a request from the Department of the interior the Postmaster of Almond N Y. did reply "... that Mr Ami Whitney of this place died at early morning on the fifth day of July Eighteen hundred and eight three (July 5th 1883) Very Truly Yours Jack Dixson" Hope this helps some one. Sincerely, Denis Adams 2665 Favor Rd. Apt 2-E5 Marietta, GA. 30060 www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/6962 dadams@atlnet.com

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 16:39:15 -0600 From: Colleen Knights <knights@badger.tds.net>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] WHITNEY Headstones & Epitaphs in Westminster, VT To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

From Headstones and Epitaphs in Westminster, VT Bertha Miller Collins compiler Alice C. Caggiano editor Pub Westminster Hst. Soc. C1990

Westminster East Parish "Old" Cemetery On Rt. 6 Westminster E. Parish in the village of W


p. 38 - 39 Lot 48 Amarilla WHITNEY, d. Apr 21 1825 ae 4 ms. 10 ds; dau of Lelan(d) and Villatta Whitney; Lot 48.a

Villatta d. mar 29, 1835 ae 41 wife of Leland. 48b

Leland WHITNEY, d. 9 July 1839 ae 48. m. Villatta Lot 48c

Julia E. WHITNEY d. 6 Oct 1847 aged 10 mo. Dau of Morgan and Lucy Whitney 48d

Martha WHITNEY d. 28 Apr 1877 ae 56 yrs 4 mo. Lot 49e (note all other names found in Lot 49 - FAIRBROTHER)

Can anyone tell me who this Martha Whitney is?


P. 5 BRADLEY Hiram, d. 5 October 1804; 13 months; Son of Mr. Thadeus & Mrs. Paine Bradley; Lot 45-a (Paine is probably Parnal - Parnal Whitney m. Thaddeus Bradley) "Here lies the Hiram Whom we loved His life is done his Spirit moved 13 Months with us he Lived & no more 5th Of October He died 1804 the son of Mr Thadeus and Mrs. Paine Bradley

From: "Lorraine Ferguson-Goss" <fergoss@together.net> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 19:15:07 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Oliver -VT To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi, I'd appreciate help with yet another VT Whitney; I have searched 8 libraries for Pierce and am still looking:

Oliver Perry, d. 12-29-1813 age 69 years 8 mos. Rev. Soldier. None of the Olivers on the existing searchable database seem to fit.

Others buried next to him: Whitney, Hannah, wife of Oliver d 11-29-1841 age 87 years Whitney, Mehitable dau of Oliver and Hannah d 5-31-1863 age 75 years Whitney, Oliver d. 10-3-1865 age 75 y 11 m son of Oliver and Hannah Whitney, Sarah d. 12-9-1813 age 57 years.

Information from Cavendish, VT cemetery listings. I do not find Oliver in 1790 ot 1800 Census, but after so many hours in the library I could be temporarily visually impaired!

Thanks, Lorraine Ferguson-Goss

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 16:51:18 -0800 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Another Ami To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

While searching Pierce for Anita's Samuel Whitney I accidentally ran across the Whitney that Denis Adams mentioned in his last post.

  1. 1522 Ami Whitney (Tarball, Solomon, David, Joshua, John) b. July 28,

1793; m. Rachel Osgood.

 1522.  Capt Ami Whitney (Tarball, Solomon, David, Joshua, John) b.

July 28, 1793; m. Nov 9, 1815, Rachel Osgood, b. Swanzey, NH, May 22, 1797; d. May 4, 1834 s.p. He served during the war, and at its close was captain in the NY state militia. Has held many offices in the gift of his townsmen; res. Almond NY.

does anyone know what the initials s.p. stand for?

Shawn Whitney

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 20:34:33 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitneys in VT before 1830 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear Whitney Cousins, Is anyone researching a William (M.?) Whitney s/o William Henry Whitney (b. Watertown, MA) and Fanny Miller possibly from Windham Co, VT? William M. was born in VT in 1804 and married Delilah Williams in VT in 1824. Fanny Miller was b. in VT in 1783. In and about 1830 the family immigrates to Aurora, NY.

I have a lot of information after they settle in NY but very little about them in VT. Would be pleased to learn any little tid bit.

Thank you. Karen Grubaugh Wesley Chapel, FL

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 17:57:36 -0800 From: Anita McColm <ammccolm@columbus-ks.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I'm looking for information on: Samuel WHITNEY b Vermont, d 1808 in Seneca, Ontario, NY, m Cynthia d 1812 also in Seneca.

    Son of Samuel:

Benjamin WHITNEY b 1805 in NY,d Nov 17, 1859 in Hiram, Ohio. m Mariah K EDWARDS April 17, 1828 in Mantua, Ohio. She was b 1809.

    Son of Benjamin:

Erwin WHITNEY b Oct 24, 1838 at Clover, IL d April 11, 1884 at Cherokee, KS m. Charlotte DOWNEY Sept 24, 1858 in IL b. Nov 28, 1840 in Hancock Co, IL d. Dec 1, 1898 at Cherokee, KS

    Daughter of Erwin:

Adelia L WHITNEY b July 13, 1860 in Henry Co, IL d March 1, 1935 in Cherokee, KS m Charles S McCOLM Sept 29, 1878 in Cherokee, KS

Thanks Anita McColm ammccolm@columbus-ks.com

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 23:50:18 EST Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Another Ami To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear Shawn and WRG:

The initials s. p. represent a medieval and renaissance version of two French(?) words -- the first of which is "sans", meaning without. I can't remember what the p. represents. The symbol is used usually to mean "without male issue," although I have seen it used with the meaning "without any issue".

Allan

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 03:09:06 -0500 From: "Debbie J. Stlelmach" <debbie_stelmach@compuserve.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitneys in VT before 1830 Sender: "Debbie J. Stlelmach" <debbie_stelmach@compuserve.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Karen,

I am researching Whitney's in the Aurora and Erie County areas of NY.

I have a Charles Whitney b 1823 MA, living Ohio in the 1850's, and then Langford, Erie Co, NY from 1865 until his death in 1902. He had a daughter who was listed as Elizabeth in one census and as Fanny in another census. I've been trying to determine who his parents were without much success.

I've wondered if he was somehow related to William Henry Whitney and Fanny Miller.

Barb Oliver of Orchard Park, NY is a descendent of their daughter Mary. She's been offline for a bit because of illness. She has a website at: http://www2.pcom.net/trees/riley/surnames.html.

Debbie Kailua, HI

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 04:49:01 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Meaning of S. P. To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear WRG:

I've been bothered by the inconclusiveness of my earlier posting on the meaning of "s. p.", so I did a little digging. In my (British) Local Historian's Encyclopedia" I found the following:

obiit sine prole = died without issue -- which is, of course, Latin.

It is often abbreviated to "ob. s. p." but I am quite sure I have seen it shown in the pedigree of a man while being followed by the listing of one or more daughters. The source further defines "proles" as descendants, which at the time of its constant use did mean that there were no sons to continue the family name and the inheritance of the property would fall to the husbands of the daughters. In fact, our Whitney forebears were quite good at finding daughter heiresses that brought with them property from fathers who had no sons.

I hope this proves a more satisfactory explanation.

Allan E. Green

Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 07:55:38 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Meaning of S. P. To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Pierce includes a definition of s.p. in his Author's Preface on page 9 of his genealogy:

s.p., sine prole (without issue).

Tim



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 09:08:45 -0500 From: Vickie Elam White <102657.1616@compuserve.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Meaning of S. P. Sender: Vickie Elam White <102657.1616@compuserve.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Allan E. Green wrote --


<< obiit sine prole = died without issue -- which is, of course, Latin.

It is often abbreviated to "ob. s. p." but I am quite sure I have seen it shown in the pedigree of a man while being followed by the listing of one or more daughters. The source further defines "proles" as descendants, which at the time of its constant use did mean that there were no sons to continue the family name and the inheritance of the property would fall to the husbands of the daughters. In fact, our Whitney forebears were quite good at finding daughter heiresses that brought with them property from fathers who had no sons. >>

There are a few abbreviations along this theme (ob and d are often used interchangably, but I usually see d):

d.s.p. (or ob s.p.) = decessit sine prole = died without issue d.s.p.m. = decessit sine prole mascula = died without male issue d.v.p. = decessit vita patria = died in the lifetime of his/her father d.s.p.l. = decessit sine prole legitimate [I forget the Latin word for it

-)]

It can sometimes be confusing in when a woman is listed as d.s.p. but there are known children. This sometimes means that the man had been married before but the particular woman in question was not the mother.

Hope this helps a bit.


Vickie Elam White 102657.1616@compuserve.com

Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 18:13:15 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Oliver -VT To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 07:15 PM 3/3/99 -0500, Lorraine Ferguson-Goss wrote: >Hi, >I'd appreciate help with yet another VT Whitney; I have searched 8 libraries >for Pierce and am still looking: > >Oliver Perry, d. 12-29-1813 age 69 years 8 mos. Rev. Soldier. None of the >Olivers on the existing searchable database seem to fit. > >Others buried next to him: >Whitney, Hannah, wife of Oliver d 11-29-1841 age 87 years >Whitney, Mehitable dau of Oliver and Hannah d 5-31-1863 age 75 years >Whitney, Oliver d. 10-3-1865 age 75 y 11 m son of Oliver and Hannah >Whitney, Sarah d. 12-9-1813 age 57 years. > >Information from Cavendish, VT cemetery listings. I do not find Oliver in >1790 ot 1800 Census, but after so many hours in the library I could be >temporarily visually impaired! > >Thanks, >Lorraine Ferguson-Goss

Based on age alone, this could well be

Oliver-6 WHITNEY, son of David-5 and Mehitable (PARKER) WHITNEY [Nathaniel-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1], b. 15 Apr 1744, Needham, MA. See the following web page: <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/mass/needham.html>.


From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 21:06:36 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Ami Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I remember someone searching for an Ami Whitney. There are two on Barb Oliver's home page. The address is www2.pcom.net/trees/riley/surnames.html I had trouble going there so went to www2.pcom.net and to personal home pages where I found a link to Barb's home page. Hope this helps.

Barb Oliver was a member of our list. She descends from John and Elinor. She and I descend from William Henry Whitney and Fanny Miller of MA and VT. Barb was the cousin who opened my line for me and allowed me to trace my way back to John and Elinor. She battled cancer for a number of years and passed away Nov. 23rd last year. I'll always remember her since she played so significant a role in my search of our Whitneys. Perhaps she touched others as well.

In His love, Karen Grubaugh

Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 20:13:02 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney, Mary Elizabeth 1839-1924 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I found the following Whitney at:

http://members.iquest.net/~mgriffin/genweb/dat2972.htm#0

Hope someone finds it useful.

Whitney, Mary Elizabeth

    Birth : 24 DEC 1839
    Death : 28 APR 1924
    Family:
         Spouse:
              Barnes, Thomas Haynes
              Birth : 25 FEB 1841 TN
              Parents:
                   Father: Barnes, Samuel H.
                   Mother: , Sarah H.
         Children:
              Barnes, Sarah Elizabeth "Sally"
              Barnes, Martha "Mattie"
              Barnes, William Owen
              Barnes, Alice Rhodie
              Barnes, Emily H. "Emma"
              Barnes, Thomas Haynes
              Barnes, Ollie B.
              Barnes, Mollie
              Barnes, George L.
              Barnes, Robert Ernest



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com> Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 21:41:59 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Caton NY research To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I have had the Caton NY town clerk working on a project for me. I sent her a copy of my family tree pages with the information on some folks that I needed some help with. The town clerk sent me quite a bit of information on some Whitneys and related individuals that I feel my help someone in the group.

Martha A. Whitney (daughter of Oliver and Martha Burdick Whitney) b. 1860 d. 2/4/1917

James W. Brace (son of Henry and Lucretia Whitney (?) Brace) (Husband of Ruby Walden) b. 1/18/1854 d.10/1/1928

Lucretia Brace (daughter of Eli Whitney)? b. 1826 d. 2/6/1910

Albert T. Whitney b. 1908 d. 4/9/1983

Florence Whitney b. 1875 d. 2/11/1923

Augustus Brace (son of William Brace b. 1821 d. 1895 and Lucretia Whitney b. 1825 d. 1910) born 10/20/1856 died 6/13/1940

Alonzo Deyo (son of Christopher Deyo and Chloe Whitney)(?) b. 6/30/1835 d. 11/4/1911

Julia Whitney (dau. of Maud Taylor and Bert Whitney)(?) b. 5/26/1895 Maud Taylor b. 1871 d. 1/25/1968 Bert Whitney b. 1872 d. 7/12/1953

Elizabeth A Whitney b. 6/11/1846 d, 4/11/1910 daughter of Samuel Broakman Whitney and Judith Inscho)

Josephine Whitney b. 3/22/1888 d. 3/27/1934

Martha A Whitney b. 1860 d. 2/4/1917


THESE DO NOT ADD UP RIGHT/I BELEIVE THEY MAY HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THIS PARENTS AND NOT BORN TO THEM.

((((Maria Whitney b. 1821 d. 12/23/1893 daughter of Amos Eldred and Patience Austin

James Lewis Whitney b. 5/28/1865 d. 9/14/1912 son of Joseph Harris and Emma Whitney))))) (This Emma Whitney I beleive is Emeline Amanda Whitney, Daughter of James Lewis Whitney and Lucy Hall) and sister to James Lewis Whitney who married Julia Harris in and around the same time period. I beleive this James Lewis Whitney is James Lewis and Julia Whitneys child.)

My question is-does anyone know who the Whitneys are that are not listed with parents? Also some of the Whitney parents do you have any idea who they might be. Thank you for your time in advance. Sheila Stratton-Peel


Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 23:12:59 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] History -- Sunderland, MA To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 10:56 PM 3/2/99 EST, EBrown231@aol.com wrote: >I'm sharing a message from a former 'Whitney List person', Carole MacIntosh. >She says: > >"Last night I dug out an old book my sister gave me awhile back. It has a >Whitney in it. Are you still in that group? If so maybe you can pass on what I >have and if anyone is interested they can email me and I'll copy it for them. > >"I have a book on the History of Sunderland MA. 1673-1899. Includes Leverett >and Montague when they split off. Someone in the group had "family" in >Montague. Some of my Whitney's lived there too but I could not connect. Not >listed in this book as I think they arrived later. > >"I have a genealogy for Whitney, Hamilton Appollos (Appollos, Ebenezer, >Zechariah, Zechariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John). >This Hamilton Whitney is son of Appollos and Charlotte (Hamilton) Whitney. >Descended from John Whitney, who was of Watertown, 1635. Hamilton was born 22 >June 1826, in Leverett. Married Julia E., dau of Zebina Smith; lived in the >meadow; d 3 Sept 1884; wife d 23 Dec 1875. > >"It lists his children Louise Elvira (she signed the book I have and marked >several pages and made corrections here and there) and Frank Hamilton. I have >very little info on these children. > >"Also mentioned are, an unknown Whitney who married a Baker, an Elizabeth, >Frank H., Harriet, Henry M., Isaac, Laura E., Lucinda, Luther, Russell R., >and William M. All these are Whitneys who married into local families. I can >look them up is anyone is interested. > >"If anyone in the group is interested in Sunderland or Leverett or Montague I >can look up the family history." > >>From CaroleMcI@aol.com

There are several of us who would be interested in seeing this data posted to WHITNEY-L.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 19:46:55 EST

       LONGCANE-L@rootsweb.com, OWEN-L@rootsweb.com,
       Scotch-Irish-L@rootsweb.com, TAYLOR-L@rootsweb.com,
       WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Listers, At Rootsweb is a site where one can volunteer to do local look ups at no charge except actual cost of copies or such. One can also contact someone for a look up. The response has been so large that they have moved to a new, larger site. The new site is www.rootsweb.com/~tnraogk/index.htm Won't you volunteer in your local area? Thanks. Karen in FL

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 22:06:00 -0800 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Yates Co. NY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I ran across these Whitney's listed for the village of Penn Yan, Yates County, NY. They are vital records spanning the period of 1882 and 1913. If any of these peak your interest, please get more information at the website itself: http://www.linkny.com/~history/pyvr.htm

Whitney, Charles M M754g Whitney, Edward R D2520d Whitney, Edwin R M1016gf Whitney, Johanna J M625gm Whitney, Lydia A D2643d Whitney, Samuel Green M1016g


From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com>

Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 09:19:53 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Fw: [NYFingerLakes-L] Lost FORMAN Ancestors................... To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Can anyone identify this Jonas Whitney? NY? Thanks, Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com


Original Message-----

From: Moosie <moosie@flash.net> To: NYFingerLakes-L@rootsweb.com <NYFingerLakes-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 10:19 PM Subject: [NYFingerLakes-L] Lost FORMAN Ancestors...................


>I've searched for 20+ years for three family siblings born in Ithaca, >Tompkins Co. with absolutely no clues and need advice. I've spent lots >of money and had many many researchers all come up empty. > >Looking for Charlotte FORMAN born 1818 and married Jonas Whitney 1835 >(Ithaca); her brother, David Smith Forman born 1817; and their brother, >William Henry Forman born May 1822. There are many Forman's (all >variant spellings considered) in that area and that time but none relate >to my specific ancestors. > >Frustrated and in need of assistance............. > >Jerry Forman >Email: Moosie@Flash.Net >

From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 18:38:09 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Chemung County NY and Northern PA findings To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

These are some of the findings that I have from research.

Chemung County Newspaper Abstracts / Elmira Gazette this information is from the site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/jmtindex.htm " Tri-County Genealogy Sites of Joyce M. Tice.

From: 1844 Nov 7 Elmira Gazette: Obituary: Whitney, Maria D in Jefferson (NY) on the 24th (OCT) ult, Mrs.. Maria Whitney, wife of James L. Whitney, aged 59 years. ( This would have made her born around 1785, and James L. Whitney, son of James Whitney/Eunice Johnson was born on 5/29/1789 in Newton, CT.) He married Maria Cass. I don't know when they were married though.

1845 2 Oct Obit: Whitney, Eliza Adelia D in Southport (NY) on Sunday Sept 14th, Eliza Adelia dau of Luke and Bathsheba Whitney, age 9 mos & 8 das. I have no idea who this Luke Whitney is. Maybe someone else could help me with this one.

1845 20 Nov Married: Whitney, Sarah P. Married by Rev. S.R. Jones at this residence on the 16th inst. William T. Daly to Miss Sarah P. Whitney, both are from Southport. (NY)

1844 2 May Married: Nicolas R. Graham Married in Jefferson on the 12th ult by Rev. J. P. Stryker, Mr.. Nicolas R. Graham, Esq.., to Miss Julia Whitney, all of that village.

1841 6 Feb Whitney, Lawrence Married: Married in Southport (NY) on Mon the 1st inst. by H. watkins, Esq.., Mr.. Lawrence Whitney of Havana (NY) to Miss Julia, daughter of George Kinsman of Havana.

1852 30 Sept Elmira Daily Republican S. Finch Whitney Married by the Rev. Mr.. Murdock on the 28th Sept, Mr. S Finch Whitney, Esq.. of Davenport, Iowa tp Miss Sarah Logan of Elmira, NY.

Would the group kindly look at this newspaper research and see if they can conclude who these Whitney's are. I hope that some of the information is useful and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your time. Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com

From: "marsha clark" <clarkb@rose.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 22:09:40 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitneys in NY & PA To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello: I'm new to this list and fairly new to my family search. I've searched through the posts/queries and can find no mention of my ancestors...I think I might connect with some of the earlier dates but unfortunately I can't find any sign of my grgrandfather if anyone has any info on these names, please let me know!

Christopher Leonard WHITNEY ("Red") b. 1 Apr 1885 in Jefferson Co.. PA and he is the son of Victor WHITNEY and Lydia CURRAN. He was oldest of eight children: Elias b. 1886; Minnie b. 1889; Jack b. 1892; Mildred b. 1893; Evelyn b. 1895; Bessie b. 1900; and Alice b. after 1900.

Marsha Whitney Clark WHITNEY, BRAY, YORKO, HRINDA, TARTER

Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnraogk/index.htm


From: Phystch@aol.com Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 02:21:59 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Job Whitney, Jr. 1791 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Searching for : Job (Jeb?) Whitney, Jr. born in Vermont in 1791. He married Sylvia Delano in 1817. They were both buried in Watertwon, NY. He in19 Feb. 1850 and she in 11 Sept. 1846. They had nine children: 1. Charles Henry: b 1819, d 4 FEb 1886 2. George W.: b 1821, d ? 3. Egbert Delano: b 19 Feb 1822, d 1899 4. Fredrick J.: b 1825, d ? 5. John A.: b 1826, d 1 Jan 1831 6. Gustavus A.: b 1828, d 28 May 1852 7. Alonzo: b 1831, d ? 8. Franklin L.: b 24 July 1833, d 30 Aug 1900 9. Myron J.: b ?, d ?

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 07:01:00 EST Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Job Whitney, Jr. 1791 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear "Phystch"

There is one "possibility" in the database, the Job Whitney who was the son of Capt. Benjamin Whitney. Capt. Whitney has a tenuous connection to VT through his Revolutionary War service, and one of his other sons, Newhall Whitney, was in the lumber business in VT and Canada, and died in VT.

I would be interested in the take of Jan Whitaker on this question, as I think she is responsible for the limited data we do have on this family.

Allan E. Green

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 17:15:40 -0400 From: janwhit@ma.ultranet.com (Jan Whitaker) Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Capt Benjamin Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear Allan & WRG's,

       I am afraid I can't help you with Capt Benjamin Whitney of VT & NY.

I didn't contribute this info, but maybe Tim Doyle might know, as he had VT Whitneys who went on to NY. The only Benjamin in my line was born in Corinth ME in 1834 and died in Los Banos CA later in the century. Good Luck! Jan


Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 15:29:32 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Pierce Transcription To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Our Pierce Transcription Project continues to make progress. Currently 55% of the book has been adopted by volunteers and 31% has been completed. We'll be 1/3 complete when I finish editing 3 sets which have been submitted. The number of volunteers and their enthusiasm has been outstanding! Great work everyone!

Have you been thinking about volunteering for a set of 5 pages, but couldn't stand the thought of working from a scanned image? Now's your chance to help out! Sharon Barnett graciously offered to photocopy 85 pages of the book and I now have them in my hands, ready to be adopted. Send me your name and snail-mail address and I'll send a set of 5 pages with instructions on what to do to the first 17 people to volunteer. Thanks for all of the photocopying Sharon!!

Note: I currently have a dozen e-mails in my Pierce Project inbox that I need to work on. I also have a few people who are still waiting for scanned images to work from. I haven't forgotten about you - the response from the Whitney Research Group has just been so great that it takes me a bit to keep up with all of you!

Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered. We're creating something special that will help Whitney family researchers for years to come. I'm sure each of you will be proud to have your name associated with the project.


Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

From: "marsha clark" <clarkb@rose.net>

       "WHITNEY" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>, "INLAKE" <INLAKE-L@rootsweb.com>

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 20:59:09 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Records Info To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

LDS CHURCH ACKNOWLEDGES GENEALOGY PLANS See http://www.lds.org/en/4_News_Update/19990304_FIGS.html <a href="http://www.lds.org/en/4_News_Update/19990304_FIGS.html">Link</a> See http://www.sltrib.com/1999/mar/03061999/utah/88438.htm <a href="http://www.sltrib.com/1999/mar/03061999/utah/88438.htm">Link</a>

In an announcement of the official Church webpage, LDS spokesmen officially acknowledged plans to put genealogical information on the web. "Sometime in March or April 1999, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will conduct a brief beta test of a new genealogical service for the Internet. The Church believes this service will greatly enhance the way people trace their family history. A formal announcement and launch is expected in the spring or summer of 1999. Details will not be available until then."

Marsha Whitney Clark WHITNEY, BRAY, YORKO, HRINDA, TARTER

Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnraogk/index.htm


Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 11:56:58 +0000 From: Roy & Michele Painter <rmp6797@strato.net>

       "Mainefamilies@onelist.com" <Mainefamilies@onelist.com>,
       "MaineRoots@onelist.com" <MaineRoots@onelist.com>,
       "MAME-L@rootsweb.com" <MAME-L@rootsweb.com>,
       "NORTHEAST-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU"

<NORTHEAST-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU>,

       "WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Memorial Obituary To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Entered into Eternal Rest

                   Monday, March 31, 1975.


                             Henry E. Whitney


Henry E. Whitney, 72, of 30 Hale St., Barre, died Monday morning in Central Vermont Hospital, Berlin, after having been a patient there since Thursday.

He was born in Hermon, Maine, January 16, 1903, son of Perley and Lizzie (Willey) Whitney. He was a 1921 graduate of Bangor (Maine) High School, and also attended Bliss Business College in Bangor.

For more than 44 years, he was employed by Swift & Co., being bookkeeper in Bangor and Lewiston, Maine, and manager in Montpelier five years. He retired in 1968.

On Jan. 9, 1923 he married Dorothy DeBeck.

They lived in Maine until 1937 when they moved to Montpelier. He was a member of the Montpelier City Council from 1950 to 1954.

The couple moved to Barre in 1954. He was a member of the East Barre Congregational Church, was a former deacon there and held other offices in the church.

Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Henry E. Whitney Jr., Montpelier, a daughter, Mrs. Hartland (Phyllis) Bancroft, East Montpelier, 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 PM in the Whitcomb Funeral Home, 102 Washington Street, Barre, where friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9:00 PM.

Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.

_________________

Does anybody have any information on the above Whitney's or Bancrofts?

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:18:44 +0000 From: Roy & Michele Painter <rmp6797@strato.net>

       "Mainefamilies@onelist.com" <Mainefamilies@onelist.com>,
       "MaineRoots@onelist.com" <MaineRoots@onelist.com>,
       "MAME-L@rootsweb.com" <MAME-L@rootsweb.com>,
       "NORTHEAST-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU"

<NORTHEAST-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU>,

       "PENNY-L@rootsweb.com" <PENNY-L@rootsweb.com>,
       "WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Penney/Whitney/DeBeck/Day/Elkhill/Hirvimaki/Willey/etc..,. To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

If you'll go to the below site you'll find our Penney line. It encompasses quite a few other surnames. Anyone able to make a connection or with further information, please contact me.

Thank you,

Michele



http://www.mindspring.com/~box2105/penney1c.htm

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:47:47 -0500 From: Larry Knigga <lknigga@nwonline.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Chemung County NY and Northern PA findings To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

When I first saw this posting, I thought it "had" to be part of the Daniel and Martha (Burt) Whitney family that settled in Elmira around 1800 from Warwick, NY...but when I started comparing the information with Phoenix, it doesn't fit. I think what is really intriguing is that in the early 1800's there were several Whitney families living in the Elmira area, having no known connection to each other. Considering that the area was settled in the 1790's with Phoenix telling of Indian problems continuing into the 1800's, it's more of a frontier settlement than we might think. Having made one trip to Elmira in search of Whitneys, the existence of so many unaccounted-for families becomes a real head-scratcher. I had hoped to provide some answers, but I can only confirm the puzzle...

Larry

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:21:00 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Help Reading a date To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Can anyone with a copy of Pierce make out the birthdate for #4600 Abigail A. Whitney on page 306? It looks like 1821, but I can't make out the last digit on my copy.

Please respond to tdoyle@doit.com and not to the list.

Thank you!



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 15:54:33 -0800 From: Chuck & Betty Weatherly <weatherlyprint@gorge.net>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Ebenezer & Anna Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi, My gr-grandfather was Edward Leroy Whitney born 16 Sept 1846. On his marriage record to Nancy Evaline (Eva) Clark 7 Dec. 1876 Berlin Wis., it lists Edward's parents as Ebenezer and Anna Whitney and that Edward was born in Penn. I have found a listing on the computer at the Mormon Church that appears like it could be my Edward in Susquehanna, Penn. Does anyone have any information that could help me?

Thanks, Betty

From: Jord795176@aol.com Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 21:05:47 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney- Virginia To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Does anyone have information on Whitney lines from Virginia. Any information helpful?

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 22:42:46 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Search the Pierce Transcriptions Now To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello members of the Whitney Research Group:

I am happy to announce that I have just finished writing a search engine for the Pierce Project. You are now able to search all completed sets of "The Descendants of John Whitney". The search program searches all existing files, so as new sets come online, they'll be searchable immediately. The transcription is currently at just under 1/3 complete, so someone should find this feature useful right away.

You are able to search on multiple words and to specify whether you want results that have ALL of the search terms (boolean AND) or ANY of the terms (boolean OR). You can specify whether you want the search to be case sensitive or not. Each paragraph in which either/all of your search terms are listed will be displayed with a link to the set which contains that paragraph. Search terms are bolded so they are easier to locate. A paragraph, in this context, is defined as any set of lines not separated by a blank line or a new page.

The Pierce Project can be located at:

  http://www.gentree.com/whitney/pierce/


Everyone has done such a great job at volunteering to help transcribe that I thought you might like a taste of what our labors will bring. Enjoy!

Tim Doyle



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 23:14:03 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Chemung County NY and Northern PA findings To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 04:47 PM 3/9/99 -0500, Larry Knigga <lknigga@nwonline.net> wrote:

>When I first saw this posting, I thought it "had" to be part of the Daniel >and Martha (Burt) Whitney family that settled in Elmira around 1800 from >Warwick, NY...but when I started comparing the information with Phoenix, it >doesn't fit. I think what is really intriguing is that in the early 1800's >there were several Whitney families living in the Elmira area, having no >known connection to each other. Considering that the area was settled in >the 1790's with Phoenix telling of Indian problems continuing into the >1800's, it's more of a frontier settlement than we might think. Having >made one trip to Elmira in search of Whitneys, the existence of so many >unaccounted-for families becomes a real head-scratcher. I had hoped to >provide some answers, but I can only confirm the puzzle...

The new Search Engine for the Pierce Project turned up the following Elmira residents:

 1988. ELI WHITNEY (James, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. New-

town, Conn., Feb. 25, 1795; m. Dorcas AUSTIN; res. Horseheads, N. Y.

   4182. i.     SARAH BRONSON, b. -----.
   4183. ii.    CHARLES LEWIS, b. -----; d. unm. Sept. 8, 1843.
   4184. iii.   JERUSHA, b. -----; d. Newfield, N. Y.
   4185. iv.    LUCRETIA FRANCES, b. June 8, 1825; m. Sept. 28, 1843, Wm.

Henry

                 BRACE; b. Nov. 30, 1820; res. Caton, N. Y.
   4186. v.     THERESA PAMELIA, b. -----.
   4187. vi.    SAMUEL AUSTIN, b. -----; m. Lucinda DEVOE; res. Elmira, N. Y.
   4188. vii.   PHILO LORENZO, b. May 30, 1833; m. Ann Elizabeth ZEAK.
   4189. viii.  HENRY ELI, b. -----; res. Elmira, N. Y.
   4190. ix.    ALOZIA, b. -----; m. Albert McKINNEY; res. Southport, N. Y.,
                 He was in the war, in 141st Regt. N. Y. S. vols.



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 08:10:01 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Connection Made via Search Engine? To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

This morning I decided to test the new Pierce Project Search Engine with some of the names listed on Robert Ward's 'Lineages' page. I specifically chose lineages in the 'Other' section, i.e. those not yet connected to either of the main branches. I found one hit. It may be that we know about this listing in Pierce, but have decided that it is in error, or it may be that I have located something which we hadn't found before now. Let's hope it is the latter for Whitney Research Group member Marion Leska!

Here's what the Lineage Page has listed under the 'Other' section:

Calvin WHITNEY, m. Eliza EVERTON ..Calvin F. WHITNEY, m. Nancy Jane CLARK ....Merritt Austin WHITNEY, m. Cora Ella HEWITT ......William Emery WHITNEY, m. Christie CALDERWOOD ........Austin Calderwood WHITNEY, m. Helen Genevieve McTIERNAN ..........Marion Elizabeth WHITNEY, m.(2) William Walter LESKA

And here's the results of the search:

p107-110.htm

 534. JONATHAN WHITNEY (James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Dunstable, Mass.,

Aug. 15, 1745; m. (the first marriage recorded in Fitzwilliam, N. H.) May 7, 1772, Abigail HEMENWAY, b. Apr. 26, 1749, dau. of Joseph and Mary (ADAMS) HEMENWAY. Jonathan WHITNEY, in company with his brother John, purchased a farm in 1780 at Fitzwilliam, N. H. About 181O he disposed of his interest to one SANFORD, and moved to Hartland, Vt. He d. -----; res. Dunstable, Mass., Fitzwilliam, N. H., and Hartland, Vt., in 1805.

   1390. i.     JAMES, b. Nov. 3, 1772. He married, went west, and died s. p.
   1391. ii.    JOSEPH, b. June 7, 1774; m. Sophia OLIVER.
   1392. iii.   FRANCIS, b. Sept. 17, 1776. He d. June 1, 1842, and left

two daus.;

                 one is Mrs. Abigail COLLINS; res. Lisbon, N. Y.
   1393. iv.    BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 6, 1781. He was killed when a young man;
                 was at work on a railroad, blasting rock, and killed by a
                 piece from the blast.
   1394. v.     JONATHAN, b. Apr. 6, 1783; m. Miranda MARVIN.
   1395. vi.    CHARLES, b. June 17, 1786. He had three sons and three daus.;
                 one, James, res. Bristol, Vt., and Charles; res.

Brookfield, Vt.

   1396. vii.   CALVIN, b. May 25, 1788; m. Eliza EVERTON.
   1397. viii.  HAYNES, b. Dec., 1789; m. Jane ROBINSON.



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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:10:35 -0500 From: Steve Stroud <strouds@gis.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Question about the father of Asa Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi Cousins,

I am new to this list, but have a question concerning a discrepancy in who the father is of my gggg grandfather Asa Whitney. Different databases assign his father as either Elder Nathaniel Whitney or Nathan Whitney (also shown as Naham).

According to the information in the Whitney Genealogy - Pierce Project, we have the following from page 62 (note that the Dec 12 1706 birthdate is a transcribing error, should be 1709):

207. ELDER NATHANIEL OR Nathan WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Benjamin, John),

b.York, Me., Dec. 12, 1706; m. Molly DAY. He was a native of York, Me., and one of the first settlers in Gorham. Was an elder in the church and a prominent and influential citizen, and much employed in town affairs, and a leader in religious mat- ters. He was many times on important committees in the Revolutionary days. He was a man of unquestioned integrity. Abel and Nathaniel WHITNEY witnessed will of Elias PERRY, at York, in 1735. He d. in 1804; res. York and Gorham, Me.

    616. i.     MOSES, b. 1739; m. Molly PAGE and Abigail -----.
    617. ii.    NATHAN, b. -----.
    618. iii.   JOSIAH, b. -----.
    619. iv.    AARON, b. -----.
    620. v.     ASA, b. Dec., 1754; m. Flora ----- and Phebe HOPKINS.
    621. vi.    ABEL, b. -----; m. Thankful MORTON.



However, according to the Robert L. Ward Genealogy Report (see http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/john67.html#id10368) we have


2. Nathan4 Whitney (Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1); b. 10 Jan 1706/7 Gorham, Cumberland, ME; b. 10 Jan 1706/7 York, York, ME; m. Lydia Young 12 Nov 1730; m. Elizabeth Melcher 20 Oct 1748 Biddeford, ME.

Lydia Young. She died before Dec 1754.

Children of Nathan4 Whitney and Lydia Young were as follows:

      + 12 i. David5 Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1732 Biddeford, York, ME; m.

Hannah Brown; m. Abigail Knight; m. Rebecca Edgecom;

      m. Lydia Moore.
      + 13 ii. Abel Whitney, b. 20 Aug 1734 Biddeford, ME; m. Thankful

Morton.

      14 iii. Lydia Whitney; b. 6 Dec 1736 Biddeford, ME.
      15 iv. Sarah Whitney; b. 15 Aug 1739 Biddeford, ME; Marriage banns

for she and Ebenezer Morton were published 27 Dec 1758 Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.

      + 16 v. Nathan Whitney, m. Patience Barnard; b. 30 Apr 1742

Biddeford, ME.

      17 vi. Matthias Whitney; b. 8 Mar 1743/44 Biddeford, ME.
      + 18 vii. John Whitney, m. Elizabeth (--?--); b. 4 Apr 1747

Biddeford, ME.

Elizabeth Melcher. She 'of Biddeford, York, Maine.'

Children of Nathan4 Whitney and Elizabeth Melcher were as follows:

      + 19 i. Anna5 Whitney, div. Ebenezer Watson; b. 5 Sep 1749

Biddeford, ME; m. Ebenezer Watson.

      20 ii. Ebenezer Whitney; b. 5 Sep 1749; b. 30 Jul 1751 York, York,

ME.

      + 21 iii. Asa Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1754; m. Patience Weston; m.

Phebe Hopkins.


Is this something that can be resolved or is it just an unknown?


BTW, my Whitney lineage from Asa Whitney is as follows:

Asa Whitney .Rev. John Whitney, m. ---- Rich ..Nelson Whitney, m. Dorothy Dwelley ...William Butler Whitney, m. Belle Prime ....Ada Claire Dwelley Whitney, m. Forrester Call Stanley .....Kathryn Esther Stanley, m. Willis Gregory Stroud ......Stephen Gregory Stroud, M. Pamela Nellahus


Thanks for any help!

Steve Stroud


email: strouds@gis.net home page: http://www.gis.net/~strouds

From: Wrcdriver@aol.com Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 14:08:45 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Strange Question To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi, I have corresponded with a Bill Whitney from Canada. I need to speak with him and cannot find the email address for him. I know that he is part of this group and would appreciate it if this message could be directed to him Thank you Beth

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 14:12:30 -0700 From: Mike and Dona Baker <mdbaker@telusplanet.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Bill Whitney in Canada - Reply to Beth To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Beth:

There is a Bill Whitney in Ontario that has a lot of information on this family (54000+ names). I am pretty sure this is the guy you are looking for. His e-mail address is: Whitney@netcom.ca

Are you interested in the Canadian Whitney line? I am a descendant of John Whitney (Eliakim, Nathan, John, Henry). John moved from Stamford, Conn. to Prescott, Ontario during the late 1700's. From the information I have it looks like John had only one son, Peter and I am a descendant of that person as follows:

Peter b.1783 - Prescott, Ontario John b. 1836 - Ontario Millicent b. 1869 - Collingwood, Ontario Howard b. 1895 - Menominee, Michigan Shirley b. 1931 - Langdon, Alberta

I have sent Bill my ancestry back to Peter. It includes 500 - 800 names. If you think you may have a connection to me, I would be glad to hear from you.

Dona Baker, Alberta, Canada

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 16:36:37 -0500 From: "J. Michael Poston" <poston@helix.nih.gov> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Question about the father of Asa Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Steve Stroud raises a question about the parentage of Asa Whitney and his puzzling ancestry. He cites Pierce and Robert Ward's website with what he feels is conflicting data.

It may not solve his puzzlement, but Hugh D. McLellan in his "History of Gorham, ME.," compiled and edited by his daughter, Katharine B. Lewis, Smith & Sale, Printers, Portland, 1903 pp 827-837 gives this genealogy:

Benjamin-2 (John-1) had a son Nathaniel born in York, ME 14 April 1680 who was a weaver and married Sarah, daughter of John Ford of Kittery.

    i.   Nathan, b 10 Jan 1706/07, m. (1) Lydia Young, 12 Nov 1730
         and (2) Elizabeth Melcher
    
    ii.  Nathaniel, b 12 Dec 1709, m. Hannah Day 3 Jan 1733/34
    iii. Abel b 23 July 1712, m. May Cane 12 Nov 1735
    
    iv.  Sarah, b 8 Nov 1714, m. (1) Jeremiah Simpson, 13 July
         1736; (2) John Larrabee.
    v.   John, b ___, m (Margaret Coffin, (2) Hephzibah Adams; was
         a physician    
    vi.  Lydia, b ____, b 14 Jan 1720
    vii. Isaac, b 9 Mar 1720/21, m. Sarah Crosby, 5 Sep 1743
    viii.     Amos, b 5 Mar. 1723/24, m. Sarah Payne, 5 Sep 1748
    ix.  Lydia, b 22 July 1726, d 23 Mar 1727/28
    x.   Joanna, b 13 Mar 1729/30

Nathaniel-3 Whitney was living in York as late as 1760. His estate was settled in 1768, by his son Amos.

Nathan-4 Whitney (Nathaniel-3, Benjamin-2, John-1), was one of the early settlers in Gorham. He came to this town from Biddeford, where his children were born. In 1752, he purchased of Enoch Freeman of Falmouth the thirty acre lot, 26, with the dwelling house and barn thereon. He was a prominent and influential citizen of Gorham and served on many important town committees. He was also active in religious matters. We find him recorded as an early elder in the church. He married Lydia, daughter of Matthias Young of York, Me.

    i.   David, b 8 Apr 1732, m (1) Hannah Brown 1 Feb 1754 and (2)
         Abigail knight, and (3) Rebecca Edgecomb.
    ii.  Abel, b 20 Aug 1724, m. Thankful Morton, 16 Dec 1758
    iii. Lydia, b. 11 Dec 1736
    iv.  Sarah, b 15 Aug 1739, m Ebenezer Morton, 27 Dec 1758
    v.   Nathan, b 30 Apr. 1720
    vi.  Matthias, b. 8 Mar 1743/44
    vii. John, b 4 Apr. 1747, m Elizabeth ___

Nathan-4 Whitney married second 20 Oct 1748 Elizabeth Melcher of Biddeford.

    viii.     Anna, b 5 Sept 1749, m Ebenzer Watson, p 22 Sept 1771
    ix.  Ebenezer, b 30 July 1751
    x.   Asa, b 17 Dec 1754, m. (1) Patience Weston, p 15 Apr 1775
         and (2) Mrs. Davis

Nathan-4 died in Gorham in 1804.

Asa-5 (Nathan-4, Nathaniel-3, Benjamin-2, John-1) married Patience, daughter of Thomas and Patience (Phinney) Weston of Gorham.

    i.   Samuel, b 28 Aug 1777, m (1) Hannah Snow, (2) Mary
         Rich, and (3) Mrs. Mary (Piper) Ring.
    ii.  Benjamin, 19 Aug 1779, lived in Kingston, Canada;  was
         twice sent to England as delegate to Parliament;  d at sea
         1835 on passage home from England.
    iii. Abigail, b 10 Mar 1781, m. Joseph Davis 29 Sept 1799
    iv.  John, b 17 Apr 1783, m ____ Rich, was a Methodist
         preacher; d in Thorndike.
    v.   Patience, 7 Dec 1784, m ____ Floyd.

Mrs. Patience Whitney died 23 Dec 1784, aged 33, and Asa married 14 July 1785, Mrs. Phebe (Hopkins) Davis, widow of Elijah Davis of Gorham, and daughter of Constnat and Phebe Hobkins of Truro, Mass.

    vi.  Anna, b 25 Jan 1786, m. Nicholas Dennett of Saco, 17 May
         1806
    
    vii. Elsie, b. 9 Apr 1788, m (1) Nicholas Dennet (2d wife), (2)
         ____Scamman of Saco
    viii.     Mary, 10 Aug 1790, m. Edward P. Barnard of Bridgton
    ix.  George W., b 14 June 1792, m (1) Mary, dau of Jonathan
         Whitney of Buxton 7 Mar 1817, and  (2) Mrs. Angelina
         (Phinney) Magrath
    x.   Hannah, b 21 Aug 1794, m Seth Brown
    xi.  Eunice, b 30 Apr 1796, m. ____ Emery
    xii. Roxanna, m ____ Davis of Buxton

Asa died in Gorham 17 Dec 1806. His widow Phebe died in Bridgton, 17 April 1853.

>From this it seems that Nathaniel-3 had both a son Nathan and a son Nathaniel. (I wonder how they differentiated them in the family.) Further it would appear that the information on Robert Ward's website comes from McLellan.

Mike Poston Rockville, Maryland

From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com>

To: "Whitney Research Group" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>,

       "Tim Doyle" <tdoyle@doit.com>

Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Chemung County NY and Northern PA findings Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 19:13:19 -0500


Tim, I have compiled a family group sheet for you from the information that I received from the Caton Historian, Avonne Dickerson. I have pieced together some of the information. Following is the family group sheet from my family tree maker program. There may have been other children but in the research that I have from Avonne, these are the only ones listed. Tim do you have any listings for Josephine Whitney b. 3/22/1888 and d. 3/27/1934 in Caton, Steuben, NY? Their is also a Martha A. Whitney b. 1860 and d. 2/4/1917 in the same location. Thanks for your help. Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com Descendants of Lucretia Frances Whitney


Generation No. 1


1. LUCRETIA FRANCES8 WHITNEY (ELI7, JAMES6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, NATHANIEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 08, 1825 in Caton, Steuben, NY, and died February 06, 1910 in Caton, Steuben, NY. She married WILLIAM HENRY BRACE September 28, 1843 in Caton, Steuben, NY.

Children of LUCRETIA WHITNEY and WILLIAM BRACE are:

i. JAMES WILLIAM9 BRACE, b. January 18, 1842, Caton, Steuben, NY; d. October 01, 1928, Caton, Steuben, NY; m. RUBY WALDEN.

2. ii. AUGUSTUS JULIAN BRACE, b. October 20, 1856, Caton, Steuben, NY.

Generation No. 2


2. AUGUSTUS JULIAN9 BRACE (LUCRETIA FRANCES8 WHITNEY, ELI7, JAMES6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, NATHANIEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 20, 1856 in Caton, Steuben, NY. He married EUELLA A EMERY.

Children of AUGUSTUS BRACE and EUELLA EMERY are:

i. LELA MAY10 BRACE, b. May 23, 1878.

ii. ADELBERT B BRACE, b. May 11, 1890.

iii. ERNEST BRACE, b. June 24, 1893.



From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com>

       "Tim Doyle" <tdoyle@doit.com>

Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Chemung County NY and Northern PA findings Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 19:13:19 -0500 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com


Tim, I have compiled a family group sheet for you from the information that I received from the Caton Historian, Avonne Dickerson. I have pieced together some of the information. Following is the family group sheet from my family tree maker program. There may have been other children but in the research that I have from Avonne, these are the only ones listed. Tim do you have any listings for Josephine Whitney b. 3/22/1888 and d. 3/27/1934 in Caton, Steuben, NY? Their is also a Martha A. Whitney b. 1860 and d. 2/4/1917 in the same location. Thanks for your help. Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com Descendants of Lucretia Frances Whitney


Generation No. 1


1. LUCRETIA FRANCES8 WHITNEY (ELI7, JAMES6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, NATHANIEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 08, 1825 in Caton, Steuben, NY, and died February 06, 1910 in Caton, Steuben, NY. She married WILLIAM HENRY BRACE September 28, 1843 in Caton, Steuben, NY.

Children of LUCRETIA WHITNEY and WILLIAM BRACE are:

i. JAMES WILLIAM9 BRACE, b. January 18, 1842, Caton, Steuben, NY; d. October 01, 1928, Caton, Steuben, NY; m. RUBY WALDEN.

2. ii. AUGUSTUS JULIAN BRACE, b. October 20, 1856, Caton, Steuben, NY.

Generation No. 2


2. AUGUSTUS JULIAN9 BRACE (LUCRETIA FRANCES8 WHITNEY, ELI7, JAMES6, SAMUEL5, SAMUEL4, NATHANIEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 20, 1856 in Caton, Steuben, NY. He married EUELLA A EMERY.

Children of AUGUSTUS BRACE and EUELLA EMERY are:

i. LELA MAY10 BRACE, b. May 23, 1878.

ii. ADELBERT B BRACE, b. May 11, 1890.

iii. ERNEST BRACE, b. June 24, 1893.



Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 20:35:45 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: The Whitney's To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

All,

At 08:24 PM 3/9/99 -0700, Ann wrote: >Hello Robert >I came across your Whitney genealogy site. Very nice!! I am also >searching for Whitney, but my only info goes back to my Great Grandfather >who was born in 1844 and your information goes back to the 1600/1700's. >Perhaps you have more info into the 1800's? > >Here is a bit of my info I have. Does it connect with your's? > >William John WHITNEY born February 26, 1844 at Abbotsford, Quebec >married Helen Sophia NASH born May 3, 1848 >they were married June 21, 1870 at Abbotsford,Quebec and their children >were: > >Harriet Louisa Whitney born July 25, 1871 (never married) >Martha Stewart Whitney born Nov 25, 1872 >Agnes Mary Whitney born Apr 16, 1875 (never married) >William Nash Whitney born Feb 4, 1877 (never married) >Frank Parker Whitney born Jan 31, 1883 >Edward Llewellyn Whitney born June 15, 1885 >Helen Gertrude Whitney born Jan 26, 1890 (never married) > >Helen Sophia Nash's parents are Ephraim Nash born in Farnham Feb 1, 1820 >and Harriet Parker of Stukely and they were married March 10, 1846. Both >died in Abbotsford, Quebec > >Any help would be appreciated > >Ann Hafso

We have a small but enthusiastic group of Canadian WHITNEY descendants who may be able to help, so I am posting this query to our mailing list. I regret that my records do not shed any light on your problem.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 21:37:35 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Question about the father of Asa Whitney References: <199903101807.NAA16080@home.gis.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 04:36 PM 3/10/99 -0500, J. Michael Poston wrote: [SNIP] >From this it seems that Nathaniel-3 had both a son Nathan and a son >Nathaniel. (I wonder how they differentiated them in the family.)

Probably Nathan was called "Nate" and Nathaniel "Nat". No problem!

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward

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Has anyone a record of marrige for a Nancy Whitney to a James ferriter 1840/50 Thank You Dick Whitney dwhit01@sprynet.com

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From: "John J. Whitney" <speaksoft@email.msn.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney- Virginia Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:32:26 -0500 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

My only information pertains to Nathan-6 Whitney (David-5, Nathan-4, Nathaniel-3, Benjamin-2, John-1) and his descendants. Nathan-6's connection with Virginia was with the northwestern portion of the state, which ultimately became West Virginia. Nathan-6 was born Sept 10, 1769 in Gorham, ME, lived in Virginia (now WV) at the time of the 1830, 1840 and 1850 Census-taking, and died in Marietta, Ohio June 4, 1852.


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From: Jord795176@aol.com <Jord795176@aol.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 9:26 PM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney- Virginia


>Does anyone have information on Whitney lines from Virginia. Any information >helpful? >


Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:28:14 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Pierce Project Update To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

The Search Engine should now correctly locate words that span two lines of text. I modified the search engine routine so it locates lines that end in hyphens and concatenates the split word, leaving everything else aligned properly. This should ensure that searches return every match and not miss any due to the large number of hyphenated words in the files. If there are any perl programmers out there, this is the single line command that I used to do this:

    $string =~ s/-\n(\s*)(\S*)\s*/$2\n$1/g;

Current Project Status:

 1/3 Complete
 2/3 Adopted

Number of sets completed by each volunteer:

10 Eleanore Dilello 10 Henry M. Whitney

7 Tim Doyle
4 Shawn Whitney
2 A. Whitney Brown
2 Bertha Emmett
2 Lorraine Ferguson-Goss
2 Allan Green
1 Greg Cote
1 Jo Hogle
1 Karen Grubaugh
1 Hope Gomez
1 Mike Poston
1 John Baxter

85 Sharon Barnett (photocopies supplied)

Between the two of them, Eleanore and Henry have completed 100 pages - 14.9% of the book! Excellent work everybody!

Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered. I currently have 18 messages in my "Pierce To Do" folder, so if you're waiting to hear from me, I'm running a little behind. As another tidbit of information, I have received a total of 260 emails regarding the project thus far. I guess that makes the 18 that I have not yet dealt with look a bit easier to handle.

Tim Doyle



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

From: "Roger O. Young" <ab872@seorf.Ohiou.Edu> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney- Virginia Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 14:34:59 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

This is my line, right down to Nathan who died near Marietta, OH in 1852. I descend from his son John. Anyone else related?


> My only information pertains to Nathan-6 Whitney (David-5, Nathan-4, > Nathaniel-3, Benjamin-2, John-1) and his descendants. Nathan-6's > connection with Virginia was with the northwestern portion of the state, > which ultimately became West Virginia. Nathan-6 was born Sept 10, 1769 in > Gorham, ME, lived in Virginia (now WV) at the time of the 1830, 1840 and > 1850 Census-taking, and died in Marietta, Ohio June 4, 1852. > -----Original Message----- > From: Jord795176@aol.com <Jord795176@aol.com> > To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com --

Roger O. Young, 327 Franklin St., Marietta, OH 45750. (740) 374-5274. ryoung73@hotmail.com or ab872@big.seorf.ohiou.edu or 72557.3255@compuserve.com

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 07:56:26 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Interesting Whitney Story To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

There are at least two books written on the subject of Myra Clark, the daughter of Daniel Clark, America's representative in Louisiana at the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Myra married first to William Whitney, son of Josiah, of Broome County, New York. They had two children. Myra, who had been raised by a Davis family, and William went to New Orleans in search of Myra's birthright, to discover that she was heir to probably the largest fortune in the entire country at that time, but her inheritance had been stolen from her.

The legal battles began and form the foundation for some serious legal principles of our American justice system. William Whitney was badly mistreated and eventually died prematurely of Yellow Fever in one of the major epidemics that decimated New Orleans from time to time.

Myra eventually remarried to General Edmond Gaines, who continued in Whitney's footsteps in the unconditional support of Myra and her seemingly hopeless cause of re-establishing her birthright. General Gaines eventually died also, leaving Myra to continue her battle alone.

The story itself is beautiful and tragic. It makes interesting reading. Of course there are some interesting genealogical tidbits scattered throughout.

The books are:

"New Orleans Woman, A Biographical Novel of Myra Clark Gaines," by Harnett T. Kane, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1946.

"The Famous Case of Myra Clark Gaines," by Nolan Bailey Harmon, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1946.


From: BMerid@aol.com Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 11:05:23 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitneys in Iowa To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Am looking for any information on Whitneys in Iowa. My gggrandmother is Mary Whitney, married Samuel Widner. Do not know if they were from Iowa but their son Henry Widner married Mary Lindsey in Iowa. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Bobbie Meridieth

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com>

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 08:09:03 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Mrs. George Q. Whitney of New Orleans To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Found an interesting few paragraphs concerning the home and lifestyle of Mrs. George Q. Whitney of New Orleans (died 1933). She was the former Elise McStea, daughter of Nelson McStea, a prominent merchant.

The book is entitled "The Romantic New Orleanians" by Robert Tallant, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1950, at Pages 257 & 258.

George Q. Whitney was the grandson of Charles Morgan, the owner of Morgan Steamship Lines, and he founded the Whitney National Bank in N.O.

The book describes the Whitney mansion on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of N.O. as a showplace. It had a large garden and was surrounded by an iron fence. Mrs. Whitney had a penchant for fresh flowers around the beautifully furnished home.

Mrs. Whitney was a lavish hostess, was very interested in opera, and was a prominent philanthropist. Her estate was divided at her death and the Whitney mansion was razed.

Just thought this might interest someone. I have a copy of the pages if anyone would like to know more.

Patty Whitney Gravois in Louisiana

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 08:32:13 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Mohawk Valley Whitneys To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com


Found the following in a book entitled "Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families" by Maryly B. Penrose, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., at Page 903:

>From the 1790 Census are found Christopher Witney, Joshua Witney, Martha Witney, Thomas Witney, and William Witney.

A death record of Laura Whitney, w/o Asakel Whitney, who died 13 August 1833 at age 26 and was burned in Section 12 of Colonial Cemetary, Johnstown (JC: 189).

A probate abstract for Moses Whitney of Palatine dated 4 May 1814 and probated 21 June 1814. It lists his legatees as his brother William, his son Moses, and his brother-in-law Dr. Levi Maxwell (and his wife Sally).

Hope this helps someone. Patty Whitney Gravois.

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 10:33:44 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Edmund WHITNEY info To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

While digging through the newly submitted links at Cyndi's List, I found the following WHITNEY family at:

   http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/2212/

The first whitney ancestor we have identified so far is Edmund Whitney. He is listed as the father on the marriage certificate of his son Edmund Whitney who was born about 1818 in England. On October 26, 1840 he married Frances Hope in Bowdon, Cheshire, England. Her father is shown as William Hope. On May 7, 1841 they had a son Isaac E. Whitney. When Isaac was about a year old, they moved to New York, USA, and had George and Alfred in 1843 and 1845. My great grandfather Oliver was born August 31, 1848 in Bloomfield, Essex Co., New Jersey, followed by Sabina Whitney in June 1850. This is where we found them on the 1850 census. Later information mentions a Thomas, and an Edmund Jr., but we don't know if they died as infants or when they were born. We do know that Edmund Sr., sometime in 1850, went off to Louisiana to look for land and died from Yellow Fever.

The period between 1850, and 1855 is still a mystery. We don't know if Frances remarried and moved, or moved her family to be near relatives, but we do know that in the spring of 1855 they all arrived in Harrison County, Iowa.

August 1998 Update - We haven't made any progress in finding the parents in England, but we have greatly increased our knowledge of their descendants in the United States.

... and more on a related page:

 http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/2212/page5.html


WHITNEY

Edmund Whitney, born May 07, 1841 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England; died abt. 1850; married Frances Hope October 26, 1840 in Bowdon, Cheshire, England.

Children of Edmund Whitney and Frances Hope are:

    i.   Isaac E. Whitney, b. May 07, 1841 in Altrincham, Cheshire,
          England; d. Sep 09, 1901 in Little Sioux, Iowa; m. Jane L.
          Triplett Aug 17, 1865 in Harrison Co., Iowa.
    ii.  George H. Whitney, b. 1843 in New York; d. Unknown.
    iii. Alfred Whitney, b. 1845 in New York; d. Dec 30, 1925; m.
          Mary A. Huss Dec 31, 1872 in Harrison Co., Iowa.
    iv.  Oliver Whitney, b. Aug 31, 1848 in Bloomfield Twp., Essex
          Co., New Jersey; d. April 24, 1928 in Cody, Park Co.,
          Wyoming; m. Elizabeth Ellen Polen Mar 22, 1877 in Prob.
          Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa.
    v.   Sabina Whitney, b. Jun 1850 in Bloomfield Twp., Essex Co.,
          New Jersey; d. 1928-1930 in Seattle, Washington; m. Smith.
    vi.  Thomas Whitney, b. Unknown
    vii. Edmund Whitney, b. Unknown.


Hope this helps someone.

Tim



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 08:57:53 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Sorry! To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Just re-read my posting of Mohawk Valley Families. Laura Whitney was not BURNED at Johnstown. She was BURIED. Sorry. That'll teach me not to proofread!!! Patty Whitney Gravois.

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 09:52:03 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] John Whitney 1669 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Found the following in "Virginia Colonial Abstracts," Volume 1, by Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1988, LOC#87-80883, ISB#0-8063-1196-7, in the Northumbria Collectanea 1645-1720, M to Z:

"Mr. Mathew Rhoden his servant Thomas Morny 14 years old adj his servant Jno Whitney 17 adj 6 April 1669 3.60 "

"Mr. Mathew Rhoden his servant 'Guillian an Irish wench' adj 14 years of age 22 June 1669 3.65 "

At page 629:

"Whitney, Jno

servant to Mr. (or Mathew) Rhodon

adj 17 years old 6 April 1669 3.60


Does anyone know if this Jno Whitney is already in the databases? Thanks, Patty Whitney Gravois.

From: "Gavin Gravois" <algravois@mobiletel.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 12:35:39 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Another Typo!! To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Sorry, I found another typo. William Wallace Whitney who married Myra Clark, d/o William Clark, was the son of "Joshua" Whitney, not "Josiah" Whitney of Broome County, New York. Patty Whitney Gravois.

From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com>

       "Whitney Research Group" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>,
       "FingerLakes" <NYFingerLakes-L@rootsweb.com>

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 18:54:22 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Documentation Question To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I would like to know if anyone could tell me if these documentation's are for the LDS library or something else. Someone sent them to me and I am finding it hard to discern what they are exactly.

This documentation for the Family Dell from Niagara Falls, NY and Ontario, Canada.

Martha b 20 Jun 1896 USA (LDS mf 2022140. Registration number 022625-1924, Dell, Martha Ann, Simcoe, 22 Sep 1924. 1998 mh)

Thanks for your help. Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com


From: IMPORTLADY@aol.com Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 13:32:39 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Canadian WHITNEY's To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I don't know if this has been posted yet but this Pierce Book that is being transcribed onto the web has WHITNEY's listed in South Gower, Ontario; Johnstown, Ontario; Oxford Mills, Ontario; Heckston, Ontario; Spencerville, Ontario; don't know if this is helpful but i know i wouldn't want the "Canadian" WHITNEY's to miss out til the Pierce book was finished...I'm working on pages 331-335 if they are interested...Liz


ETAsAhQzNzVo+qvH0ZkBfQnDrqjIAK0quAIUK0IHCbEYoctD0BEIHBbNKb6wB9M= From: MECOLLEY@webtv.net (millie colley) Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 19:19:50 -0500 (EST) Subject: [WHITNEY-L] {WHITNEY-L}DeeWhitneyMayflower To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Allen, Do you,have any info.on a Dee Whitney, coming here on The May Flower? My dad had a news paper article,years ago listing the names of people on board. DeeWhitney,was the last name. She, was a cousin of my dads. Did not locate this in any family,papers.


   Thanks,


Millie & Don Time On Wood

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:53:55 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Thank you Tim Doyle To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Just wanted to publicly (listly?) thank Tim Doyle for his hard work, time and positive personality! The Pierce Project has been a wonderful endeavor that will benefit Whitney researchers greatly. I have but an inkling of the time and work involved! I am grateful, Tim and have enjoyed helping. Karen in FL

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:16:40 EST

       LONGCANE-L@rootsweb.com, OWEN-L@rootsweb.com,
       Scotch-Irish-L@rootsweb.com, Southern-Trails-L@rootsweb.com,
       WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Site Open To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

In a message dated 3/15/99 11:23:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, bugz@peconic.net writes: to the Taylor list:

<< ...the site is open, but it has many flaws at the moment. Remember, it's a beta test...so give them your feedback...

 http://eval.familysearch.com/default.asp  >>

Happy hunting! Be sure to let them know how you feel about the site! This test will determine future online research capability from LDS.

Karen Grubaugh Wesley Chapel FL

From: "Ann" <darcyh@telusplanet.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Site Open Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:31:35 -0700 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I tried accessing the site but have to enter user name and password. Did I miss something?? Are they not letting the general public in?

Ann

bugz@peconic.net

> writes: to the Taylor list: > > << ...the site is open, but it has many flaws at the moment. Remember, it's a > beta test...so give them your feedback... > http://eval.familysearch.com/default.asp >>

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 14:05:19 -0500 From: Vickie Elam White <102657.1616@compuserve.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Site Open Sender: Vickie Elam White <102657.1616@compuserve.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Ann,

<< I tried accessing the site but have to enter user name and password. Did I miss something?? Are they not letting the general public in? >>

Not yet. It is still being beta tested, so only the testers can get in. For some reason it was open to the public for a day or so, but that was a glitch.


Vickie Elam White 102657.1616@compuserve.com

From: Babseeb@aol.com Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 15:03:36 EST Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Site Open To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com


In a message dated 3/16/99 7:18:46 AM, KLeeGruba@aol.com writes:

<< http://eval.familysearch.com/default.asp >>

Karen: Can you tell me where and how to get an ID--PASSWORD etc. which is requested when one attempts to go to this site.

barbara

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 14:42:23 -0800 From: Astrahan family <astrahan@mminternet.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Wade Whitney of Richardson Co, NE To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I found the following marriage in Richardson Co, NE 3/24/1863 W.H. Whitney and Mariah Boyd

I believe this is Wade H Whitney who married Melissa Combs in Holt Co, MO in 1853. Melissa is alive for the 1860 NE census. I have not found her date of death or place yet.

Cheri Astrahan


From: "marsha clark" <clarkb@rose.net>

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 21:44:28 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Victor WHITNEY b. abt 1856 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I'm looking for ANY info on Victor Whitney b. abt 1856 (possibly in England???) married Lydia CURRAN b. abt 1867. First child Christopher Leonard WHITNEY (nickname Red) b. 1 Apr 1885 Punxsatawney PA. Eight children in family...some lived in Cuba NY (?) area. If you have anything on this family, please let me know. Thanks so much!

Marsha Whitney Clark Researching...WHITNEY, BRAY, YORKO, HRINDA, TARTER

Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnraogk/index.htm


From: KenKlutz@aol.com Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 21:49:18 EST

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I received this from another list I'm on. Ken Whitney

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       "conelist@acc.jc.edu" <conelist@acc.jc.edu>

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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 19:28:38 -0600 From: R Landmesser <roseland@flash.net> To: "roseland@flash.net" <roseland@flash.net> Subject: RE: LDS SITE

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From: "Debbie Valenta" <feather@rtr.net>


Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 19:03:22 -0800


HI All; I called the LDS center in Salt Lake and they told me that the site isn't open and ready yet and no one is supposed to know yet. They are blown away over how many calls they have gotten about the site. They are doing the fine tuning of the site now and when its ready the password requirement will disappear. They gave out the wrong url so they could get this site ready and didn't thing we were resourceful enough to find the actual site. Wrong  :~). Well they said it will be ready shortly but would not give me a actual date. I was talking to a person in the area that is putting up the site so just be patient a little longer they say.

Debbie Valenta = feather@rtr.net


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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 22:52:47 -0800 From: Frances Whitney <fwhitney@lightspeed.net>

Organization: Huh? Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] LDS Site Open References: <5dd44e21.36ee75d8@aol.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I received this from a friend who does a lot of genealogy re this LDS site--hope it clarifies the problem of why folks can't get in. I guess we just have to be patient! frances xoxox


To all of you interested in the Family Search site.....my brother in law is an employee of the LDS Church and was the head of Family Search for some time. I wrote him yesterday about the site to say that no one could get on because the server was busy.....this is his reply.

Michele

They don't want anyone on the server now.  They aren't ready for any Beta
type testing.  They took it down today to put in special passwords.
Somebody leaked or someone discovered the network's pre-beta test address
and put the address up on the net.  The internet system will not be ready
for any outside internal evaluators for some period of time. Can't tell you
when -- I don't think anyone knows.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:

KLeeGruba@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 3/15/99 11:23:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, bugz@peconic.net > writes: to the Taylor list: > > << ...the site is open, but it has many flaws at the moment. Remember, it's a > beta test...so give them your feedback... > http://eval.familysearch.com/default.asp >> > > Happy hunting! Be sure to let them know how you feel about the site! This > test will determine future online research capability from LDS. > > Karen Grubaugh > Wesley Chapel FL

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 19:47:42 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: Mercy S. Whitney of Maine To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 11:15 PM 3/16/99 -0600, you wrote: >Mr. Ward, >I see in your database that you have a Mercy Sutherland Whitney b. 1802 >in Maine daughter of Isaac Whitney and Sarah Truant. >In my family history, I have a Mercy S. Whitney b. 1802 d. 1877 who >married a John Francis b. 1800 d. 1874 and had a son named Sylvesta. >I was wondering if you may have some material offline that may confirm >Mercy Sutherland as my Mercy S. >Thank-you for your time, >Richard Bouchard

One of our members, Marion Leska <marionleska@worldnet.att.net>, copied a lot of data out of the following book:

 “Hinckleys of Maine-The Ancestry and Descendants of Samuel(4) Hinckley
 of Brunswick, Maine,” by Marlene Alma Hinkley Groves.

This is the source of my information on Mercy Sutherland WHITNEY. She might have more data from the same source. I will cc her. I will also post this to the WHITNEY-L mailing list, in hopes someone else can help you more than I.

I also have the following pertinent items:

VITAL RECORDS OF LISBON, MAINE prior to 1892 MAINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPECIAL PUBLICATION NO. 19 PICTON PRESS 1995

BIRTHS:

WHITNEY, Mercy d. Abraham and Apphia, b.July 15,1784[p.67]
         Mercy d. Samuel L. and Lydia, b.11 Dec.1814[40]
         Mercy Sutherland d. Isaac and Sarah, b.Aug.28,1802[p.129]

INTENTIONS:

WHITNEY, Mercy and Charles H. Kimball, both of Lisbon, Dec.12,1835[p.351]

MARRIAGES:

WHITNEY, Mercy of Lisbon and John Francis of Minot, Jan 6,1822[p.93]

The fact that in the marriage record, Mercy is said to be "of Lisbon" is a strong indication that one of the three birth records should apply to her. Clearly the 1814 birth is too late, and probably applies to the wife of Charles H. KIMBALL. The 1784 birth seems possible, but quite a bit too early. The most probably solution is that the wife of John FRANCIS was Mercy Sutherland WHITNEY, whose birth is given above in 1802.

Of course, this falls far short of proof!

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 20:42:36 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] For descendants of Henry-1 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear WRG:

The info below was on the Fairfield County, CT, maillist. I hope it is useful to some of you.

Allan E. Green

I have a book entitled "Connecting to Connecticut" which states that death records go from 1613 to the present time. The Norwalk Town Clerk's office is at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06856, Phone (203) 854-7748. Also listed are cemeteries, including the following:

Bouton East Norwalk Ferndale Gregory Dellogg-Comstock Norwalk Old Five Mile River Pine Island Raymond Reed Reid Riverside Rowayton Union Sheffield Island Silvermin Smith St. John's St. John * St. Mary's St. Mayr's St. Paul's Town House Hill Union

Hope this is of some help!

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 22:46:51 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Pierce Project To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Sharon Barnett just informed me that I should be receiving photocopies of an additional eleven sets of pages in the mail in the next day or two. The last set of photocopies went fast as they seem to be preferred over the scanned images. If you're interested in joining or re-enlisting in the project, please send me an email with your snail-mail address and I'll put your name on one of the 11 envelopes I have ready to stuff and mail out. If you'd rather work with a scanned image, just let me know as I should be receiving a set of scans soon as well.

I currently have the following list of people waiting for scans:

John Baxter Albert Durrell Lorraine Ferguson-Goss Michael Roman George Whitney

I have no one waiting for photocopies.

I show that I owe a set of rescanned images to John J. Whitney.

If you're waiting on me for something other than the above, please remind me!

Thanks again to everyone who has helped get this project off the ground!

Tim Doyle



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 23:06:36 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Thank you Tim Doyle To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 09:53 AM 3/16/99 EST, Karen Grubaugh wrote:

>Just wanted to publicly (listly?) thank Tim Doyle for his hard work, time and >positive personality! The Pierce Project has been a wonderful endeavor that >will benefit Whitney researchers greatly. I have but an inkling of the time >and work involved! I am grateful, Tim and have enjoyed helping. Karen in FL

Karen:

Thank you! I am enjoying working on the Pierce Project immensely. I think the main reason is because of the overwhelming response and enthusiasm that the members of the Whitney Research Group have shown. I'm having a hard time keeping up with you! I personally can't wait for the project to be done - not so it'll be over, but because then the real fun begins. I can't wait to do a search on "Vt." and find all of the Whitney families who ever lived in Vermont and link them with the census and warning out records that I have collected. I'm sure many of you can think of other possibilities that the completion of this project will make possible.

Thanks again to everyone!

Tim



Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 12:07:44 EST

       LONGCANE-L@rootsweb.com, OWEN-L@rootsweb.com,
       Scotch-Irish-L@rootsweb.com, Southern-Trails-L@rootsweb.com,
       TAYLOR-L@rootsweb.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Tour to SLC LDS Library To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Has anyone attended an NEHGS SLC LDS Library Guided tour? Your comments, please. Does anyone know of other guided tours to Salt Lake City LDS Library? If you have gone on your own, what are your suggestions concerning (1) learning to use the library (2) Gen. info. to take with you (3) where to stay (4) transportation once there? Any other comments? Thanks a lot, Karen in FL

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:40:00 -0800 From: Frances Whitney <fwhitney@lightspeed.net> Organization: Huh? Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Tour to SLC LDS Library References: <492e8e43.36f132e0@aol.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

   I really don't think you would need a guided tour--everyone there using the

library is really friendly and helpful, locations are labeled very clearly, and there are plenty of volunteers who will breathe down your neck.

   My suggestion for where to stay is make reservations through your local AAA

office. I discovered this by accident a few months ago when I had to go to San Diego for a wedding. The AAA agent negotiated a very nice price for me and was able to locate us in a most convenient area--something I couldn't have done on my own being unfamiliar with the area. Downtown SLC has many places to stay within walking distance of the library. The bus system is also excellent.

   Allow more time than you think you will need.  There is lots of stuff there.
   Last time I went to SLC I took my laptop to the library and that was my most

productive visit ever. I sat there all day and downloaded information! (I guess this also made me look Very Serious, something I rarely am.) frances xoxoxo

KLeeGruba@aol.com wrote:

> Has anyone attended an NEHGS SLC LDS Library Guided tour? Your comments, > please. > Does anyone know of other guided tours to Salt Lake City LDS Library? > If you have gone on your own, what are your suggestions concerning (1) > learning to use the library (2) Gen. info. to take with you (3) where to stay > (4) transportation once there? > Any other comments? > Thanks a lot, Karen in FL

From: Carolyn Tilton <cat1730@gte.net>

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 10:12:32 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Henry Whitney descendants..... To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello everyone. My name is Carolyn Tilton. I have taken over the Henry Whitney database that Jeanne Muse maintained. I can be reached in the following ways:

cat1730@gte.net

Carolyn Tilton P.O. Box 1695 Issaquah, Wa. 98027

ICQ #17375447

I look forward to working with all of you and hopefully being able to assist as we look for our 'lost' relatives.

Henry Whitney, m. Sarah Ketchum ..John Whitney, m. Elizabeth Smith ....Richard Whitney, m. Hannah Darling ......Samuel Whitney, m. Amy Northrup ........Walter Whitney, m. Annah Wells ..........Hezekiah Well Whitney, m. Chloe Williams ............Rebecca Annah Whitney, m. Lucian Vernon Zander Sr. ..............Lucian Vernon Zander Jr., m. Alice Josephine Pickett ................Ethel Mae Zander, m. Chandler John Cornwell ..................Clifton Lyons Cornwell, m. Louise Agatha Gnagi ....................Arthur William Cornwell, m. Lavada Valderie Shaw ......................Carolyn Ann Cornwell Tilton

I am looking for information on CORNWELL, ZANDER, SHAW... and of course all the others too... but these three are my true "dead ends" It is like they all woke one morning and said "well, gee today I think well will change our name to ....." lol....

All take care, Carolyn Tilton

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 14:14:40 -0500 From: "J. Michael Poston" <poston@helix.nih.gov> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Orphan Whitney list To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

It is good news to know that Carolyn Tilton has taken over the Henry Whitney database that was formerly maintained by Jeanne Muse. Thank you to Carolyn (and to Jeanne, too, for that matter).

Does anyone know what the status of the "orphan Whitney" list might be? Jeanne maintained a collection of stray Whitneys that awaited some sort of connection to the three main kindreds of Whitneys (John & Elinor, Henry etc, and those from Burmuda).

Mike Poston Rockville, Maryland poston@erols.com

From: Jroots@aol.com Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 19:39:20 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Mary Whiting WHITNEY, b. 11/19/1846 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi, does anyone know the identity of the parents of Mary Whiting WHITNEY, b. 11/19/1846? Her husband and their children are listed below. If anyone is interested, I have additional information on their descendants. I'd be happy to share.

Thanks in advance,

Jerry Harrison jroots@aol.com Albuquerque, NM

William Stearns3 LOCKE (3.Jonathan2, 1.Jonathan1) was born 21 Nov 1813 in Lancaster, Worcester, Mass. He married Mary Whiting WHITNEY 19 Nov 1846 in of, Lancaster, Worcester, Mass. She was born Feb 1824 in of, Harvard, Worcester, Mass. Known children of William Stearns LOCKE and Mary Whiting WHITNEY are:

    53.  f    i.        Lauretta Irene LOCKE, born 17 Jan 1848 in Lancaster,

Worcester, Mass.

    54.  f    ii.       Frances Ann LOCKE, born 14 Feb 1850 in Lancaster,

Worcester, Mass.

    + 55.     m    iii.      Warren S. LOCKE, born 10 Jun 1853/1854, died before

1920.

    + 56.     m    iv.       Edwin W. LOCKE, born Aug 1857, died after 1920.

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 20:34:06 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Mary Whiting WHITNEY, b. 11/19/1846 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 07:39 PM 3/18/99 EST, Jerry Harrison <Jroots@aol.com> wrote: >Hi, does anyone know the identity of the parents of Mary Whiting WHITNEY, b. >11/19/1846? Her husband and their children are listed below. If anyone is >interested, I have additional information on their descendants. I'd be happy >to share. > >Thanks in advance, > >Jerry Harrison >jroots@aol.com >Albuquerque, NM > >William Stearns3 LOCKE (3.Jonathan2, 1.Jonathan1) was born 21 Nov 1813 in >Lancaster, Worcester, Mass. He married Mary Whiting WHITNEY 19 Nov 1846 in of, >Lancaster, Worcester, Mass. She was born Feb 1824 in of, Harvard, Worcester, >Mass. Known children of William Stearns LOCKE and Mary Whiting WHITNEY are: > 53. f i. Lauretta Irene LOCKE, born 17 Jan 1848 in Lancaster, Worcester, >Mass. > 54. f ii. Frances Ann LOCKE, born 14 Feb 1850 in Lancaster, Worcester, Mass. > + 55. m iii. Warren S. LOCKE, born 10 Jun 1853/1854, died before 1920. > + 56. m iv. Edwin W. LOCKE, born Aug 1857, died after 1920.

Her *marriage* date was 1846. Her birth was in 1824. Note in Harvard Vital Records <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/mass/harvard.html>, p. 116, appears the following birth record:

 WHITNEY, Mary, d. of Cyrus and Polly, Feb. 1, 1824.

Also the following marriage record (p. 232):

 WHITNEY, Mary, d. of Cyrus and Mary, a. 22 y., and William S. Locke of Lancaster,
    s. of Jona[than] of Lancaster, and Mary, b. in Lancaster, a. 32 y., Nov. 19,
    1846.

And on p. 229:

 WHITNEY, Cyrus and Polly Whitney, Mar. 22, 1802.

She was Mary-7 WHITNEY [Cyrus-6, Isaiah-5, Isaiah-4, Isaiah-3, Thomas-2, John-1]. Her mother was Mary/Polly-7 WHITNEY [Isaac-6, Abraham-5, Abraham-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1].

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Sender: jwmuse@csi.com From: "Jeanne Muse" <jwmuse@csi.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Orphan Whitney list Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 07:20:25 -0500 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Mike and all: I started the "Miscellaneous Whitney" database years ago to try to organize all of queries that we received via e-mail. Now that Robert Ward has Whitney queries on his web pages, I have not found the need to update the database. It can be found on the web for download here:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/files.htm

The CTWHIT3 database is still on this page too until Carolyn has her web pages up and running.

Still a Whitney -- just not connected to Henry!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Genealogy - Games - Scuba-Diving http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse jwmuse@csi.com





Original Message-----

From: J. Michael Poston <poston@helix.nih.gov> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 2:16 PM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Orphan Whitney list


>It is good news to know that Carolyn Tilton has taken over the Henry >Whitney database that was formerly maintained by Jeanne Muse. Thank you >to Carolyn (and to Jeanne, too, for that matter). > >Does anyone know what the status of the "orphan Whitney" list might be? >Jeanne maintained a collection of stray Whitneys that awaited some sort of >connection to the three main kindreds of Whitneys (John & Elinor, Henry >etc, and those from Burmuda). > >Mike Poston >Rockville, Maryland >poston@erols.com > >


Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 09:42:08 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Lucy (WHITNEY) (BOUTWELL) ROBBINS To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

The following slip of paper was photocopied and bound into my version of the Pierce book. I assume that the original sheet is in the copy owned by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (the copy used for their photoduplication program, perhaps not the same as their shelf copy).

The data refers to Lucy C. WHITNEY, b. June 30, 1830, daughter of Appollus WHITNEY (Ebenezer, Zachariah, Zachariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John) and his wife Charlotte Hamilton. Details of this family can be found on page 333 of the Pierce book, which is now online.

Front of slip:

Charlotte Arabella (Boutwell) Robbins, wife of M. Eugene Robbins of Putney, Vt., died sud denly. Tuesday Oct. 11, 1927.

Back of slip:

Lyman Austin Boutwell, died at Brattleboro, Vt., Aug. 26, 1912, aged (Vt. ?6 yrs. 5 mo. 18 da. Buried in Townshend,

Lucy C. Boutwell died at Townshend, Vt., March 29, 1895, age 65 yrs. 9 mo.

NOTE: The first digit of the age of Lyman was cut off in my photocopy.


Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 19:12:53 -0500 From: "Alice E. Puffer" <apuffer@sunline.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Nancy Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Still looking for a Nancy Whitney b approximately 1753 in either MA or ME. She married Benjamin Puffer in 1778. Any information appreciated. Alice

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:03:26 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Nancy Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 07:12 PM 3/20/99 -0500, Alice E. Puffer wrote: >Still looking for a Nancy Whitney b approximately 1753 in either MA or >ME. She married Benjamin Puffer in 1778. Any information appreciated. >Alice

Alice,

The nickname Nancy is used for Ann, Anne, Anna, Annette, Hannah, and variants of them. I looked for all these names. I have found two possibilities, but no proof for either:

1. Ann/Anne-6 WHITNEY, b. 10 Feb 1755, Newton, MA, daughter of Joseph-5 and Mary (HASTINGS) WHITNEY [Timothy-4, John-3, John-2, John-1]. Her father lived in Roxbury, Newton, Dorchester, Orange, and Warwick, MA, Gilsum, NH, and Lima, NY. See <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/john12.html#i298>.

2. Ann Mellens-5 WHITNEY, b. 1 Jun 1753, Holliston, MA, bp. 3 Jun 1753, Medway, MA, daughter of Elias-4 and Elizabeth (MELLEN) WHITNEY [Jonathan-3, Benjamin-2, John-1]. Her father lived in Holliston, Framingham, Mendon, Bellingham, and Milford, MA. See <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/john68.html#i139>.

I note that the marriage took place in Sharon, MA, which is fairly close to where each of these families lived, about equidistant from both.

Perhaps with these clues, you will be able to prove either one or the other of these individuals is your ancestor.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:07:23 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Nancy Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 07:12 PM 3/20/99 -0500, you wrote: >Still looking for a Nancy Whitney b approximately 1753 in either MA or >ME. She married Benjamin Puffer in 1778. Any information appreciated. >Alice

Follow-up:

The marriage record from Sharon, MA, Vital Records, states:

 "WHITNEY, Nancy of Roxbury and Benja[min] Puffer, Oct. 20, 1778."

This indicates a connection with Roxbury, MA.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/>

12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 13:05:43 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] WHITNEY books To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

While looking through the NEHGS's circulating library listings, I came across the following WHITNEY titles. All can be checked out (and sent to you via UPS) if you are an NEHGS member. The other well-known WHITNEY titles are also available there.


WHITNEY Hoar, Rockwood and William W. Rice. William Whitney Rice. A Biographical Sketch. Also, The Whitney Narrative, Being an Account of the Whitney Family. (1897). CS/71/W62/1897

WHITNEY Sedgeley, George B. Micah Whitney, Revolutionary Soldier and His Twelve Children, Early Settlers in Phillips, Maine. Jacob and Joseph Whitney came to Phillips 1792; Salmon Whitney appeared in Letter E Plantation, Farmington, Maine, 1810. (1943). CS/71/W62/1943

WHITNEY Davis, Brig. General George A. Descent from "A Hundred Kings." (Whitney and many Other Families). (1964). CS/71/W62/1964

WHITNEY Whitney, Harold C. The Ancestors and Descendants of Theodore Roosevelt Whitney (1902-1979): Profile of an African- American Family. (1993). 315 p. CS/71/W62/1993


Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 19:17:52 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Pierce Project Status To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

The Pierce Project was started just 55 days ago. We are currently 45% Complete and 86% Adopted.

Of the 18 unadopted sets, I have 1 set scanned and ready for adoption, 8 sets which I expect to receive photocopies of in the near future, 6 sets which I expect to receive scans of soon and another 3 sets outstanding.

If you want to adopt one of the last remaining sets, please let me know if you'd prefer scans or photocopies. If photocopies, please send your snail mail address.

If you are currently assigned a set and have not yet turned it in, I am all caught up and ready to edit your set and get it online. There are 54 sets which people have been assigned and have not completed.

If you're waiting to hear from me, let me know - I think I'm all caught up on everything, including my mail.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered! We're doing fantastic!

Tim




Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 19:19:13 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Whitney webpage To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I'm not sure if this person is a part of our group or not (I couldn't locate the owner's name on the page), but I found a WHITNEY webpage at:

 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6306/whitney.htm

It lists the lineage of:

LILLIAN H. TRUAX (EMORETTE E. WHITNEY, BERNARD J., TORREY, MOSES, SAMUEL, SAMUEL, NATHANIEL, NATHANIEL, JOHN, JOHN).


Tim


Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 20:53:08 -0500

       "KEN FELLOWES" <KENFELLOWES@fellowesk.freeserve.co.uk>,
       WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> References: <000701be6ff3$e779ae40$4856883e@oemcomputer> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: WHITNEY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 04:21 PM 3/21/99 -0500, Deane Merrill wrote: >From: "KEN FELLOWES" <KENFELLOWES@fellowesk.freeserve.co.uk> >To: <merrill@crocker.com> >Dear Collin, >I am forwarding your message to Robert L. WARD, who is an authority on >WHITNEY in the United States. I would be interest to receive copies of >your correspondence. >Thank you. >Deane Merrill >merrill@crocker.com > >----------- original message follows below --------------- > >Subject: WHITNEY >Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 21:28:14 -0000 >X-MSMail-Priority: Normal >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.3110.1 >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.3110.3 > >Hello > >My names Collin Whitney I am from England, I have been doing a lot of >research into my family tree but I am having problems finding a relative >who emigrated to Massachusetts circa 1890 his name was john Whitney. He >was born in Runcorn in 1868 and is on the 1881 census, however we know from >relatives that he married in America and also owned a shop. Any assistants >would be greatly appreciated. I spoke to a gentleman by the name of Ronald >Whitney who has his own web site but he could not help. > >yours >gratefully > >Colin Whitney

Colin,

Thank you for asking this question, and thanks to Deane Merrill for forwarding it to me. I am taking the liberty of posting this to the WHITNEY-L genealogy discussion list.

My records do not contain any mention of the gentleman you seek, but they pertain almost exclusively to events prior to 1850.

There are several avenues of approach to your problem. Perhaps the simplest is to attempt to locate him in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses of the United States. There are state-by-state Soundex or Miracode indices to these records for most states and years (but not all), which could be searched. Your person would be identified by his surname (Whitney, soundex code W350), given names (John), place of birth (England) and year (1868). This should produce a very short list of individuals satifying those constraints. You can then look up the individuals in the census records themselves, and discover what is reported on each. Perhaps that will allow you to narrow the list to a single individual, perhaps by using his occupation, or the number of years in this country.

Once you have a geographical location, you can think about finding records of him owning real estate, probate records, marriage records, and so on. Eventually you would want to find his death certificate, which would name his parents as well as his exact date and place of birth, which would be proof of his identity.

The indices and census records themselves can be accessed at your local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon) Family History Center, through microfilm rental. The rate is quite reasonable, about £2 per reel of microfilm for a two-to-three-week rental. They can also be accessed at any branch of our National Archives here in the U.S., if you can make arrangements with someone to do that for you.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions about this, feel free to write to me personally, or to the WHITNEY-L mailing list.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/>

12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 22:27:48 -0700 From: "W.G. \"Bill\" Whitney" <bwhitney@ccinet.ab.ca> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Strange Question References: <d7469b37.36e6c33d@aol.com> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi - There are at least two of us active in tracing the Whitney family in Canada with that name.

I am in the west in Alberta, and am tracing the John and Elinor Branch. My

relatives came up to Prescott, Ontario (Augusta township) in 1798 and settled there alomng with decsendants of teh Henry Whitney family as well.

There is another W.G. Whitney (same initials) in Ontario, who is an architect. He is famous on the Whitney mailing list for having a huge database of Whitneys in his computer. He is tracing the Henry Whitney branch . Actually I am interested in both branches. I don't believe that that are really separate and distinct.

I am working on a new website for the "Whitneys of Canada". Now which Bill Whitney do you want to talk to?

Wrcdriver@aol.com wrote:

> Hi, > I have corresponded with a Bill Whitney from Canada. I need to speak with him > and cannot find the email address for him. I know that he is part of this > group and would appreciate it if this message could be directed to him > Thank you > Beth


From: KLeeGruba@aol.com Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 19:26:39 EST

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       Southern-Trails-L@rootsweb.com, TAYLOR-L@rootsweb.com,
       WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com
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Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Fwd: VAN GOGH FAMILY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

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Only a genealogist can appreciate this!

<< THE VAN GOGH FAMILY TREE

>
> After much careful research it has been discovered that the artist Vincent
> Van Gogh had many relatives. Among them were:
>
> His obnoxious brother...............................Please Gogh
>
> His dizzy aunt .....................................Verti Gogh
>
> The brother who ate prunes..........................Gotta Gogh
>
> The brother who worked at a convenience store.......Stopn Gogh
>
> The grandfather from Yugoslavia.....................U Gogh
>
> The brother who bleached his clothes white..........Hue Gogh
>
> The cousin from Illinois............................Chica Gogh
>
> His magician uncle..................................Wherediddy Gogh
>
> His Mexican cousin..................................Amee Gogh
>
> The Mexican cousin's American half brother..........Grin Gogh
>
> The nephew who drove a stage coach.................Wellsfar Gogh
>
> The constipated uncle ..............................Cant Gogh
>
> The ballroom dancing aunt...........................Tan Gogh
>
> The bird lover uncle................................Flamin Gogh
>
> His nephew psychoanalyst............................E Gogh
>
> The fruit loving cousin.............................Man Gogh
>
> An aunt who taught positive thinking................Wayto Gogh
>
> The little bouncy nephew............................Poe Gogh
>
> A sister who loved disco............................Go Gogh
>
> His Italian uncle...................................Day Gogh
>
> And his niece who travels the country in a van......Winnie Bay Gogh
>
>  >>


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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 21:56:44 +0000 From: Ken Grubaugh <kkkkgrub@swbell.net> To: "vickie@wrenware.com" <vickie@wrenware.com>, dwassom@aol.com,

       Karen and Bill <KLeeGruba@aol.com>, Couchoud@sprynet.com,
       Mmahouse@aol.com, "Rejmaniak, Matt" <bigguy@texas.net>,
       Rennie Sawade <rennies@microsoft.com>, Ballista@aol.com,
       SantaRead@aol.com, Jerry Gatton <jerlyngat@aol.com>, JNSGRUBA@aol.com,
       norseman@freewwweb.com, Doris Gatton <DorisG@mcmi-sa.com>,
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Subject: Re: VAN GOGH FAMILY References: <922159618.12241.qmail@ech>

Ok, after you read this, you'll know this was a light joke day so I was desperate, sorry. It's not that bad, but not that great either. Cary, where are you? Thanks to those of you who have shared your jokes or inspirationals with us in the past-karen > > THE VAN GOGH FAMILY TREE > > After much careful research it has been discovered that the artist Vincent > Van Gogh had many relatives. Among them were: > > His obnoxious brother...............................Please Gogh > > His dizzy aunt .....................................Verti Gogh > > The brother who ate prunes..........................Gotta Gogh > > The brother who worked at a convenience store.......Stopn Gogh > > The grandfather from Yugoslavia.....................U Gogh > > The brother who bleached his clothes white..........Hue Gogh > > The cousin from Illinois............................Chica Gogh > > His magician uncle..................................Wherediddy Gogh > > His Mexican cousin..................................Amee Gogh > > The Mexican cousin's American half brother..........Grin Gogh > > The nephew who drove a stage coach.................Wellsfar Gogh > > The constipated uncle ..............................Cant Gogh > > The ballroom dancing aunt...........................Tan Gogh > > The bird lover uncle................................Flamin Gogh > > His nephew psychoanalyst............................E Gogh > > The fruit loving cousin.............................Man Gogh > > An aunt who taught positive thinking................Wayto Gogh > > The little bouncy nephew............................Poe Gogh > > A sister who loved disco............................Go Gogh > > His Italian uncle...................................Day Gogh > > And his niece who travels the country in a van......Winnie Bay Gogh > > ______________________________________________________________________

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From: "sheila peel" <sapeel@sprynet.com> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 19:39:11 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] James Lewis Whitney, born 5/1865 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I was just wondering if anyone would have any information on the James Lewis Whitney listed here. I am trying to trace who I beleive are his parents. James Lewis Whitney and Julia Harris. In the Pierce publication it is said that Julia and James were in Eau Claire, WI. Would anyone have an idea just when that could have been? Also would anyone have the ability to check the census records in that location for the time they were there? I have some sources saying that James Lewis Whitney was the son of Joseph Harris and Emmaline Whitney. But wouldn't that make him a Harris instead of a Whitney? I found a post on the Steuben County, NY list that has a James Hervey Halliday and Eliza Whitney. There son was Belden Whitney Halliday born 8/1825. He married in Bath, Steuben Co., NY 12/1848 Annis Vernelia Gilbert, daughter of Warner and Eliza (TRUE) GILBERT. Has anyone ever heard of this Eliza Whitney? Thank you for your help in advance. Respectfully Sheila Stratton-Peel sapeel@sprynet.com

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 21:06:32 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Pierce Transcription Project 50%! To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Tomorrow marks the two month anniversary of the start of our Pierce Transcription Project. I am happy to announce that we have just reached the 50% completion point! Here is a breakdown of where we stand:

67 (50%) Complete 50 (38%) Being transcribed

5 ( 4%) Ready for adoption (photocopied)
5 ( 4%) Ready for adoption (scanned)
4 ( 3%) Being scanned
2 ( 1%) Being photocopied

For those of you who are scanning or photocopying, please finish up soon as we're running out of sets to assign. If you don't think you can get to it soon, let me know as I have other scanning volunteers ready to go.

If you're interested in volunteering and have been holding off, better act quickly! There are only 16 sets not yet adopted by other volunteers. If anyone wants to re-enlist for another set, please let me know!

If you are currently transcribing, keep up the good work. Sets continue to roll in and we're making great progress.

If you volunteered for a set and are having second thoughts, please let me know so I can assign your set to someone else. I won't be mad - I promise.

I'll probably be sending out emails to certain individuals this weekend. There are some people who have been assigned sets for nearly two months that I haven't heard anything from. I want to make sure that my original email assigning the sets weren't lost somehow.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered. We're making excellent progress and we should all be proud of the job we've done!


Tim Doyle

   http://www.gentree.com/whitney/pierce/



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From: "mystic" <mystic@kalama.com> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 01:36:56 -0800 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] My Whitney family To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello, I have been on the list for awhile now but haven't seen any of my whitney family. I will post what I know of my whitney family, I have a box full of old post cards that the family wrote to each other, I will give some names of them. Mrs.Mary J. Whitney Mrs.Josie H. Whitney Mrs.W.H.Whitney (Amy Whitney Writing to them San Pedro CA.) Mrs.Louis Johnson Mrs. Mary Sullivan (post mark ILL) Velma Mabel Renabelle Whitney Harry Whitney Raymond Whitney married Minnie Son: Donald ( Amy Whitney - Brother) Aunt Harriet writing to the Walkers Ella H. Married a Kelly ( I have a Gordon Kelly) Art Mary Denson Cousin Ar?iuta Thompson (Blaine Ave in Elkhart, Indiana) writ to Ella L. Kelly Gresham Ore.

If any one is familiar with this family  please contact me.

Sincerely Mrs. Jody Farmer mystic@kalama.com

From: "Ann" <darcyh@telusplanet.net> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 18:23:16 -0700 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] My Whitney connections To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello. I have a lot of names and dates of my ancestors except for my GGrandfather, William John Whitney. He was born and grew up in Abbotsford, Quebec. If he had brothers and/or sister they could have travelled across the border to Vermont.

William John WHITNEY b. February 26, 1844 at Abbotsford, Quebec d Nov 10, 1913 married Helen Sophia NASH b. May 3, 1848 d. July 30, 1910 they were married June 21, 1870 at Abbotsford,Quebec and their children were:

Harriet Louisa Whitney born July 25, 1871 (never married) d. July 4, 1896 Martha Stewart Whitney bord Nov 25, 1872 d. Oct 6, 1945 Agnes Mary Whitney born Apr 16, 1875 (never married) d, Dec 21, 1928 William Nash Whitney born Feb 4, 1877 (never married) d. May 5, 1927 Frank Parker Whitney born Jan 31, 1883 d. Nov 19, 1951 Edward Llewellyn Whitney born June 15, 1885 d. July 23, 1959 Helen Gertrude Whitney born Jan 26, 1890 (never married) d. Dec 5, 1965

Helen Sophia Nash's parents are Ephraim Nash born in Farnham Feb 1, 1820 and Harriet Parker of Stukely and they were married March 10, 1846. Both died in Abbotsford, Quebec

In letters written to my GGrandfather there are letters from a fellow who refers to him as his brother, and he signs as "Alonzo the Wanderer" who left Quebec and headed to Australia, unmarried, and died there.

As my Mom was growing up she recalls her dad talking about cousins and from her Aunt's Address Book we have the following:

Cotton Fisk, B-day as Sept 7 Ellen Fisk, b-day Feb 8, 1836 Alice Buzzell, b-day Jan 20, 1893 Eddie Buzzell, b-day as Oct 31, 1891

Any connections or anything look familiar to anyone?

Ann Hafso


From: Richnpatty@aol.com Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 02:06:48 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Paydirt! (Thanks to Pierce project) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

We just had to share our joy at finally finding the link last night between our previous "unconnected" Whitney branch and the large John and Elinor Whitney family tree. We can thank Tim Doyle and the contingent of Pierce transcribers -- along with the search engine on Tim's Pierce book web site -- for making possible this discovery!

The two of us have been rather passive subscribers to the on-line Whitney research group for the past three years, reading all the posts and hoping eventually to find some information to extend our Whitney line back beyond g- g-grandfather Joel Whitney (d. 1891 in Ramona, CA). Through WHITNEY-L, we had read numerous references to the Pierce book but had never obtained a copy. Last night, we visited Tim's site displaying the half-completed Pierce book project, searched on "Joel Whitney", and found our guy! Joel is on page 333 (give or take a page) as the third child of William Whitney 1786-1847 of Harvard, MA (Enoch, David, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) and Betsey FARNSWORTH.

Hallelujah! Seven generations of Whitney data instantly came into focus as OUR Whitney line. Yee-haw!! Our Joel had been in Pierce all along, but it took the transcription project to make it accessible to us and to allow for this happy discovery. Additional searches of the portions of the Pierce book already transcribed yielded a write-up on Joel's brother Henry S. Whitney and their great-grandfather David Whitney. We look forward to additional discoveries of our blood kin as the transcription process moves toward completion.

Now the Whitney vital records on Robert Ward's site, and the Whitney gedcom sent to us a couple of years ago by Jon Aston, provide a great deal of useful information on Whitneys that we can now identify as our direct ancestors.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Robert, Jon, Tim, and all the rest of our Whitney cousins who have worked hard to share information and make information accessible. We were pretty sure we were connected to the big Whitney family, but it's great to know for sure and to be able to trace out the exact path.

We hope and expect that ours will be just one among many stories of happy discovery and genealogical connection made possible by the Pierce book transcription project.

With delighted cousinly regards, Richard Mathews & Patricia Whitney Mathews Brea, California

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 11:20:17 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] The Descriptive Register To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 06:43 AM 3/27/99 -0500, I was sent: >To All Whom It May Concern: > >Please be informed that you can now search part of >“The DESCRIPTIVE & HISTORICAL REGISTER >of Enlisted Soldiers in the U.S. Army,”.... for free at: > >The Buffalo Barracks Historical Web Site >[ http://www.buffalonet.org/army ] > >This is an outstanding web site which includes the records >of over 1,650 soldiers from all States and Territories >who either served at, enlisted at, reenlisted at, or were discharged at >the short lived Buffalo Barracks federal military post, >between 1835 and 1846. Many of the men listed fought in the >Florida Indian Wars, the War with Mexico, and then the Civil War. > >Perhaps you have an ancestor who was at the Buffalo Barracks? >Discover how tall he was; the color of his hair and eyes; his age; >where he was born; and even the complexion of his skin.....and more! > >Best regards, >Cliff Williams >104740.372@compuserve.com >buffalobarracks@hotbot.com

There are two WHITNEY individuals listed:

Abram S. WHITNEY; age 24; black eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; height 5' 9-1/2"; birth place Cayuga, New York; occupation joiner; enlisted 24 Jun 1844 at Buffalo by Capt. Anderson; 2nd Infantry, Company K; discharged 25 Jun 1849 due to expiration of service. Remarks: At Camp Stanislaus, California - SERGEANT.

Hiram A. WHITNEY; age 31; hazel eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; height 5' 9"; birth place Onondaga, New York; occupation laborer; enlisted 24 Sep 1839 at Buffalo by Lieut. Townsend; 2nd Artillery, Company H; discharged 24 Jul 1842 due to disability. Remarks: At Fort Hamilton, New York - PRIVATE.

I cannot identify either one.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: Priddle@aol.com Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 12:47:47 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Amasa Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I am new to this list and would like to share my Whitney ancestors. Their Amasa b. 1810 in N.Y. married Isabella (twin of Arabella) b. 1819 in N.Y. Children all born Pa. (Bingham, Potter Co.) Elvira 1839 Olive 1842 Eli E. 1844 Orson 1846 Mariah 1847 Loren 1849 Charles 1852 Mary Emma 1854 (my gggrandmother) Frederick 1856

Any further info will be appreciated and I will be glad to share. Donna Heald

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 17:30:09 -0800 From: Astrahan family <astrahan@mminternet.com>

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Reference to a Wade Whitney 1843 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

While at the library today I found the following:

Death Record of Pioneer Missouri Women 1808-1853

"Roberts,_________"a lady" from Howard County en route to Oceola died at the residence of Silas W Logan, Richland Twp, Morgan Co, about 20 May. She was travelling witha a man named Meredy, had an 8-month-old infant, and was the daughter of Wade Whitney, formerly of Howard. Friends are requested to come and get the child." Boonslick Times Fayette, Howard 10 June 1843."

The Wade H Whitney I have of Holt Co MO and Richardson Co, NE was born in 1827. Coudl this Wade Whitney be related? Does anyone know anything about a Wade Whitney of Howard Co, MO?

Cheri Astrahan


Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:26:03 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Amasa Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 12:47 PM 3/27/99 EST, Donna Heald <Priddle@aol.com> wrote:

>Amasa b. 1810 in N.Y. >married Isabella (twin of Arabella) b. 1819 in N.Y. >Children all born Pa. (Bingham, Potter Co.) >Elvira 1839 >Olive 1842 >Eli E. 1844 >Orson 1846 >Mariah 1847 >Loren 1849 >Charles 1852 >Mary Emma 1854 (my gggrandmother) >Frederick 1856

Donna:

Although I was unable to locate your family in our online database or in the Pierce book, I think I was able to locate them in our online census data.

In the 1850 Pennsylvania Census, I found the following person who appears to be your Amasa:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1850/pa.html WHITNEY, Amara Potter Co. Bingham 109

Going back ten years yielded the following:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1840/pa.html WHITNEY, Amsa Potter Co. Harrison Twp 252 WHITNEY, Ephriam Potter Co. Harrison Twp 251

Going back an ten more years yielded:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1830/pa.html WHITNEY, Ephraim Potter Co. 137

Ten years earlier, I find no Ephraims in Potter Co., but from your e-mail, they were probably still in New York at this time. Checking the NY census index yielded the following:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1820/ny.html WHITNEY, Ephraim Chenango Co. Sherburne 348 WHITNEY, Ephraim Herkimer Co. Salesbury 012 WHITNEY, Ephraim Putnam Co. Paterson 098


The first thing I would do if I were you would be to get the 1850 Census record listed above and make sure that the children listed are indeed those of your Amasa. From there, get the 1840 census and check to see if Ephraim's age corresponds with what you would expect for Amasa's father. This doesn't prove anything, but it might give you a lead to follow.

I also found the following query on the Potter County USGENWEB site:

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/potter/queries.html

Looking for any Whitney relatives in Potter or surrounding countys. Leroy Whitney and or sisters, MIldred W. Church or Francis (Wing) Whitney.(Neva and Ellen and Libby Whitney) or George, Philip, Lawernce, Edward, Chester Whitney) If you know anyone related to or who knows of any or all the above please contact me at my e-mail address. Or call 814 848 7303 ask for Gwen or Tom. Thomas S. Cole <TCole86412> Birdsboro, PA USA - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 11:49:05 (EST)


Good Luck!

Tim Doyle


Tim Doyle http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ tdoyle@doit.com ftp://ftp.doit.com/pub/tdoyle/

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:01:41 -0500 To: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com>, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com,

       Donna Heald <Priddle@aol.com>

From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Amasa Whitney

At 10:26 AM 3/28/99 -0600, Tim Doyle wrote: >Ten years earlier, I find no Ephraims in Potter Co., but >from your e-mail, they were probably still in New York at >this time. Checking the NY census index yielded the >following: > >http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1820/ny.html >WHITNEY, Ephraim Chenango Co. Sherburne 348 >WHITNEY, Ephraim Herkimer Co. Salesbury 012 >WHITNEY, Ephraim Putnam Co. Paterson 098

The Ephraim WHITNEY in Paterson, Putnam Co., appears in the family of Henry-1 WHITNEY of Long Island and CT. He was Ephraim-6 WHITNEY [Aaron-5, Samuel-4, Richard-3, John-2, Henry-1], m. Sarah WIXON, had nine children, none named Amasa, and d. 26 Dec 1830, Patterson, NY. This means that you can eliminate him, at least!

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:01:41 -0500

       Donna Heald <Priddle@aol.com>

From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif">

Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Amasa Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

At 10:26 AM 3/28/99 -0600, Tim Doyle wrote: >Ten years earlier, I find no Ephraims in Potter Co., but >from your e-mail, they were probably still in New York at >this time. Checking the NY census index yielded the >following: > >http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/census/1820/ny.html >WHITNEY, Ephraim Chenango Co. Sherburne 348 >WHITNEY, Ephraim Herkimer Co. Salesbury 012 >WHITNEY, Ephraim Putnam Co. Paterson 098

The Ephraim WHITNEY in Paterson, Putnam Co., appears in the family of Henry-1 WHITNEY of Long Island and CT. He was Ephraim-6 WHITNEY [Aaron-5, Samuel-4, Richard-3, John-2, Henry-1], m. Sarah WIXON, had nine children, none named Amasa, and d. 26 Dec 1830, Patterson, NY. This means that you can eliminate him, at least!

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 21:46:48 -0500 From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Israel, Richard, and Timothy Holt WHITNEY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

George,

You wrote: >Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 06:17:17 -0600 >To: spaulding@kodak.com >From: Margie and George Parker <mandg@math.siu.edu> >Subject: Re: Nathaniel Whitney - Mercy Robinson > >Dear Kevin, > >As you might guess, Pierce was my source. I know how dangerous that is. I >have a straight line of Whitneys from my paternal grandmother Alice Ruby >Whitney back to Josiah Whitney who was born according to a family Bible in >Groton MA about 1688. I am trying to tie him to Joshua Whitney son of John >and Elinor. I can prove that Pierce incorrectly identifies Josiah and >confuses him with a Josiah son of Jonathan son of John. This a based on a >deed from Josiah to his son Josiah in CT. I have the actual deed. > >I believe I descend from Nathaniel 2nd through his son Israel and his son >Richard and his son Timothy Holt Whitney. This also disagrees with Pierce >who would have Richard die before age 18. Unfortunately, my source which I >have not followed up on yet is research that my father did 40 to 60 years >ago. It in part depends on some correspondence he held with a descendant of >above mentioned Timothy Holt Whitney. I have yet to even find the >correspondence -- only references to it. > >Richard appears in the DAR Patriot Index (that Robert Ward recently posted >on his web page) where it says Richard was born 1743 and died in VT 1816, m >(1) Sarah, (2) Hannah Holt. My father's notes say he died in Brookline VT, >but I have not been able to find this in the very incomplete VT VR. >Supposedly the 'History of Wilton NH' lists his military service, wives, >children and says he was last taxed in Wilton in 1795. > >Anyway, Pierce says Israel was the executer of his brother Ebenezer's estate >(1743-45). It might be possible to locate Pierce's source on that to >establish Israel as a son of Nathaniel. I'll have to see what I can gleen >on one of my annual trips to New England. Unfortunately, this next summer >my devoted more to weddings and high school reunions.

Israel WHITNEY was *not* son of Nathaniel-4 WHITNEY [Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1], but, instead, son of Ebenezer-3 and Anna (-----) WHITNEY [Richard-2, John-1]. An article on the family can be viewed at:

 <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/sources/ebenezer.html>

As usual, Pierce was confused! See also

 <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/john29.html>

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/> 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: "momz" <momz@capital.net>

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 00:28:29 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Israel Whitney (Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hi,

This is my first post to this list since subscribing and it's to say a great big THANK YOU! When reading the last post about Israel Whitney, I remembered another query board post about Israel and checked it out. To my great delight, Tim Doyle had responded and sent the Pierce Project pages to look on.

I have been searching for information about Israel Whitney who married Susannah Gerry for months and just kept coming up with dead ends. Betsey Whitney, Israel's daughter, was my ggggrandmother and died in Quebec, Canada in 1846. I'm so very glad I subscribed to this list!

Peggy momz@capital.net

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 01:40:59 -0500 From: "Rebecca L. Taccone" <manicmood@iximd.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Orson WHITNEY To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Searching for any information or divine wisdom to solve the following riddle:

Orson WHITNEY, b. _____ d. _____, m. Elsie GRAHAM, b. circa 1875, d. ____ Ch: Arthur WHITNEY, b. Feb. 24, 1892 (presumably, Greenfield twnshp., Erie County, PA), m. Bertha L. (Mc)CLEARY, b. Apr. 24, 1890 (presumably, Greenfield twnshp., Erie County, PA) d. Mar. 1973. He died May 1964, Erie County, PA.

Wishful thinking would like to hook this Orson to the Mexico, Oswego, NY bunch (Matthias, Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John) but census records don't seem to support this. My best bet is probably the Orsen WHITNEY listed in the 1850 OH census for Ashtabula County, but I haven't any other clues. I'm curious about the Orson listed in your family line. Forever searching, Rebecca Taccone


At 12:47 PM 3/27/99 EST, Donna Heald <Priddle@aol.com> wrote:

I am new to this list and would like to share my Whitney ancestors. Their Amasa b. 1810 in N.Y. married Isabella (twin of Arabella) b. 1819 in N.Y. Children all born Pa. (Bingham, Potter Co.) Elvira 1839 Olive 1842 Eli E. 1844 Orson 1846 Mariah 1847 Loren 1849 Charles 1852 Mary Emma 1854 (my gggrandmother) Frederick 1856

Any further info will be appreciated and I will be glad to share. Donna Heald


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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 07:49:32 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Danger Will Robinson To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Here is a message sent to me from Rob Roy, a trusted friend, warning me of what sounds like an irritating and possibly dangerous virus. Watch out. Jeanne

This struck the company I am contracting for last Friday. It is very real.

Rob Roy

Rob Roy Delvee Family Association Genealogist rroy@earthlink.net 714 Birch Court, Herndon, VA 20170-5441


Original Message-----

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Keep the faith,

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From: RayWhit79@aol.com Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:06:54 EST To: ALLAGREEN@aol.com, rlward@erols.com, tdoyle@doit.com, jwmuse@csi.com,

       JHicks8311@aol.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Daniel James Whitney

Dear All:

         I have been a member of the Whitney Group since its inception back in 1995

when I believe it was Allagreen who got it started. Over these years, I have gotten a lot of help from a lot of people, especially the ones individually addressed above. As time goes by, I have gone from the age of 79, which I used as part of my e mail address until now when I am 82 and one Half years old. How time flies when you are having fun.

         Unfortunately from hundreds of pages of Whitney E mail, and all your good

websites, along with hundreds of hours in the various libraries, individual correspondence to New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, and a multitude of places here in Kansas, my home state, I have yet to find anything on my Great Grandfather Daniel James Whitney, prior to the 1850 Census for Iroquois County, Illinois, County Seat Watseka, Illinoois, dated November 19, 1850 Page 177, Line 503, Census District No. 212 shown as follows with his mother and brothers and sister

                   Polly Whitney            46  F     Born NY
                   Sarah Reese              20   F    Born NY
                   *JAMES WHITNEY      17   M    Born NY
                   Josiah Whitney           15   M    Born NY
                   Lucy Whitney             13   F    Born NY
                   Seneca Whitney      12   M    Born NY
                   William Whitney          10   M    Born NY
                   Lucinda Whitney            8  F    Born NY
                   
              *My Great Grandfather
         I have furnished this before, quite a while ago, but there have been a great

number of Whitneys joining the Roots Group since then, so have repeated it here.

         Sometime ago, when furnishing this before, Robert Ward referred me to

"Descendants of Henry Whitney" and suggested to me to check out the Henry6 Whitney's of New York, as it showed he married a Polly Young at Sidney, Delawre County New York; however in checking by mail with the counties back there in New York learned that this was not the right Polly shown in the above census.

         I had much correspondence with the Historical people back in Iroquois County

in illinois, as well as Kankakee and Du Page Counties, where I obtained records of Daniel James marrying Dilly Jane Flint, two children being born in Du Page County, Illinois, two in Wisconsin, and the final one in Anderson County, Kansas, but got an absolute blank on Polly or any the rest of Daniel James Family indicated therein. I checked the Illinois Census in 1860, 1870, etc. but never found Polly or any of the other children again. Also checked the Wisconsin Census with no luck. Undoubtedly, Polly either died, married again, or moved clear away somewhere as I could not find any trace of any of them other than G. Grandpa Daniel James.

         Consequently, I have left the subject of Daniel James lie dormant for quite

a while, while I concentrated upon his wife, my Great Grandmother Dilly Jane Flint. I have been able to trace her line clear back through the Revolutionary War, and even to my 7th Great Grandmother Hannah Emerson Dustin, who on March 15, 1697, was kidnapped by the Indians in Massachusetts, along with the lady who was taking care of her. She actually was in bed after the birth of her 12th child when the Indians Struck. They killed the baby and took both Hannah and her friend captive. Along with a young boy who had been captured by the Indians in 1695, Hannah, her friend and the boy killed and scalped ten of the Indians on March 30, 1897, and escaped. There is a large monument in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a full size statue of Hannah thereat, with full explanation of her deeds.

         Pardon me for digressing, but In this procurement of lineage clear back

there, I was able to prove Revolutionary War participation by Samuel Flint, which qualified me as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, which became active June 1, 1998.

         So much for all this history.  I thought that maybe in all the new Whitneys

that have joined the Whitney Roots Group someone may have run across relatives , etc. that might have led beyond Polly mentioned in the 1850 Census, and could advise me so I could again get back to tracing my Whitney line on back to the beginning to John and Elinor Whitney.

         Thank you all for your patience in reading all of this and I would be most

grateful for any help anyone might give me. Ray Whitney, Topeka, Kansas.


From: RayWhit79@aol.com Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:06:54 EST

       JHicks8311@aol.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Daniel James Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Dear All:

         I have been a member of the Whitney Group since its inception back in 1995

when I believe it was Allagreen who got it started. Over these years, I have gotten a lot of help from a lot of people, especially the ones individually addressed above. As time goes by, I have gone from the age of 79, which I used as part of my e mail address until now when I am 82 and one Half years old. How time flies when you are having fun.

         Unfortunately from hundreds of pages of Whitney E mail, and all your good

websites, along with hundreds of hours in the various libraries, individual correspondence to New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, and a multitude of places here in Kansas, my home state, I have yet to find anything on my Great Grandfather Daniel James Whitney, prior to the 1850 Census for Iroquois County, Illinois, County Seat Watseka, Illinoois, dated November 19, 1850 Page 177, Line 503, Census District No. 212 shown as follows with his mother and brothers and sister

                   Polly Whitney            46  F     Born NY
                   Sarah Reese              20   F    Born NY
                   *JAMES WHITNEY      17   M    Born NY
                   Josiah Whitney           15   M    Born NY
                   Lucy Whitney             13   F    Born NY
                   Seneca Whitney      12   M    Born NY
                   William Whitney          10   M    Born NY
                   Lucinda Whitney            8  F    Born NY
                   
              *My Great Grandfather
         I have furnished this before, quite a while ago, but there have been a great

number of Whitneys joining the Roots Group since then, so have repeated it here.

         Sometime ago, when furnishing this before, Robert Ward referred me to

"Descendants of Henry Whitney" and suggested to me to check out the Henry6 Whitney's of New York, as it showed he married a Polly Young at Sidney, Delawre County New York; however in checking by mail with the counties back there in New York learned that this was not the right Polly shown in the above census.

         I had much correspondence with the Historical people back in Iroquois County

in illinois, as well as Kankakee and Du Page Counties, where I obtained records of Daniel James marrying Dilly Jane Flint, two children being born in Du Page County, Illinois, two in Wisconsin, and the final one in Anderson County, Kansas, but got an absolute blank on Polly or any the rest of Daniel James Family indicated therein. I checked the Illinois Census in 1860, 1870, etc. but never found Polly or any of the other children again. Also checked the Wisconsin Census with no luck. Undoubtedly, Polly either died, married again, or moved clear away somewhere as I could not find any trace of any of them other than G. Grandpa Daniel James.

         Consequently, I have left the subject of Daniel James lie dormant for quite

a while, while I concentrated upon his wife, my Great Grandmother Dilly Jane Flint. I have been able to trace her line clear back through the Revolutionary War, and even to my 7th Great Grandmother Hannah Emerson Dustin, who on March 15, 1697, was kidnapped by the Indians in Massachusetts, along with the lady who was taking care of her. She actually was in bed after the birth of her 12th child when the Indians Struck. They killed the baby and took both Hannah and her friend captive. Along with a young boy who had been captured by the Indians in 1695, Hannah, her friend and the boy killed and scalped ten of the Indians on March 30, 1897, and escaped. There is a large monument in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a full size statue of Hannah thereat, with full explanation of her deeds.

         Pardon me for digressing, but In this procurement of lineage clear back

there, I was able to prove Revolutionary War participation by Samuel Flint, which qualified me as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, which became active June 1, 1998.

         So much for all this history.  I thought that maybe in all the new Whitneys

that have joined the Whitney Roots Group someone may have run across relatives , etc. that might have led beyond Polly mentioned in the 1850 Census, and could advise me so I could again get back to tracing my Whitney line on back to the beginning to John and Elinor Whitney.

         Thank you all for your patience in reading all of this and I would be most

grateful for any help anyone might give me. Ray Whitney, Topeka, Kansas.


From: Priddle@aol.com Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 22:59:19 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V99 #76 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Re: Orson Whitney I have no other info on Orson. I found his birth date in Compiled Birth Records of New York. Many of my ancestors were from Erie Co. Pa. In fact my gggrandomother Mary Emma Whitney married John Wesley Davis from Erie Co. Pa. Since I posted this info I have found Amasa (listed as Amisa) Whitney in the 1835 New York State Census in Courtland Co., Tn. of Virgil. He seems to be living alone with first 2 children born in NY, Elviria and Olive. His other children were born in Bingham,Pa. I do not know if this will be of any help to you. I suppose it is possible that these two families knew each other. Good luck in your search. Donna Heald

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 08:44:46 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Unidentified subject!


In case you did not see this and it may be of interest to you:

This issue of Ancestry Daily News seems to contain many links (especially, Civil War / Great War of Northern Aggression) that could be of interest to some of you. Some databases can be searched free for the next 10 days.

Yours, Barry

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Ancestry Daily News >From the publisher of "The Source" and Ancestry Magazine http://www.ancestry.com

31 March 1999

In this issue: - Databases of the Day:


Andersonville Prisoners of War, 1863-65
Kansas City Star, Obituaries, 1991-1999 (Update)

- Today's Map:


Rebel Lines of the Pocotaligo, Combahee & Ashepoo [Rivers], South

Carolina, (Map 1) - "Andersonville (Camp Sumter)" by Bill Burnett - Andersonville/Civil War Links & Resources - Thought for Today - Family History Favorite Awards - Products of the Day at the Online Store

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Andersonville Prisoners of War, 1863-65

The most infamous Confederate prison camp of the Civil War, Andersonville housed an estimated 45,000 Union soldiers during the war. This database is a collection of records compiled by the National Park Service of camp inmates between 1863 and 1865. Researchers will find rank, unit, death, and capture information in addition to the inmate's name and state of residence. In some cases, the National Park Service has more information for some soldiers. Inquiries regarding these men can be directed to: National Park Service, Andersonville National Historic Site, Rt. 1, Box 800, Andersonville, GA, 31711. With over 37,000 records, this collection can be an enormous help to researchers of Union ancestors who were captured by the Confederate States of America in the later years of the war.

Bibliography: National Park Service, Andersonville National Historic Site. "Andersonville Prisoner of War Database." Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.

To search this database, go to: http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3708.htm

<<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>> Kansas City Star, Obituaries, 1991-1999 (Update)

Before driving an ambulance in Italy, a young Ernest Hemingway worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. Founded in 1880, this newspaper serves the diverse population of both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. This database is a collection of some obituaries from the newspaper from 1991 to early 1999. Information provided often includes birth date and location, occupation, military service, surviving family members, and other biographical facts. Compiled by the UMI Company in connection with the newspaper, it contains about 250,000 records and nearly one million of names. For questions regarding a particular obituary, inquiries can be directed to the Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, (816) 234-4545.

This database contains new material provided by the UMI Company and previously posted material under the title Kansas City Star, Obituaries, 1998.

Bibliography: UMI Company. "Obituaries from the Kansas City Star, 1991-1999." Orem, UT: Ancestry Inc., 1999.

To search this database, go to: http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3498.htm

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TODAY'S MAP

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Today's map is:

Rebel Lines of the Pocotaligo, Combahee & Ashepoo [Rivers], South Carolina, (Map 1)

Size: 222 KB

To illustrate the operations of the Army under command of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, comdng. Mill. Div. of the Miss. From captured Rebel maps and from surveys made under direction of Brvt. Col. O. M. Poe, Capt. Engrs., Mill. Div. of the Miss., during the Savannah-Goldsboro Campaign. 1865.

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"ANDERSONVILLE (CAMP SUMTER)" by Bill Burnett

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This article is excerpted from an article that originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, May/June 1996, (Vol. 14, No. 1). For more information about the services provided by the Friends of the Park and to learn of recent additions at the park, write or visit the National Park Service Web site. (See the Links & Resources section below for addresses.)

Andersonville National Historic Site is located ten miles northeast of Americus, Georgia, on Highway 49. The 475-acre Park consists of a national cemetery and a prison site. The park is open to visitors every day of the year. Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War. It was built in early 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners in and around Richmond to a place of greater security and more abundant food. During the fourteen months it existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there. Of these, almost 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure to the elements.

The first prisoners were brought to Andersonville in February 1864. During the next few months, approximately 400 prisoners arrived each day until, by the end of June, some 26,000 men were confined in a prison area originally intended to hold 10,000. The largest number held at one time was more than 32,000 in August 1864. Handicapped by deteriorating economic conditions, an inadequate transportation system, and the need to concentrate all available resources on its army, the Confederate government was unable to provide adequate housing, food, clothing, and medical care to the Federal captives. These conditions, along with a breakdown of the prisoner exchange system, created much suffering and a high mortality rate.

Card files exist on most of the survivors of the prison. The files contain a listing of the dead from most of the Civil War prisons, both North and South. [The Friends of the Park has] descriptions of those prisons, as well as information on the history of the park; state monuments; the Woman's Relief Corp's role in the park; the work that the Civilian Conservation Corps did in the park during the 1930s; Clara Barton at Andersonville in 1865; and the marking of the graves.

Andersonville has been a national cemetery since 1865 and is considered a working cemetery with two to five funerals a week. Conditions for burial are that the individual must be an Honorable Discharged Veteran having completed 180 days of active duty, a reservist who has completed twenty years of service, the spouse and dependent children under eighteen years old. Information on these modern burials is also available. Write to: Bill Burnett c/o Friends of the Park, Andersonville National Historic Site, Rt. 1, Box 800, Andersonville, GA 31711.

Bill Burnett has worked with Andersonville National Historic Site, first as a volunteer, and then as a park ranger. He does the research and writing at the park for outside inquiries and for the park staff. Mr. Burnett has written four books and numerous magazine articles.

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ANDERSONVILLE/CIVIL WAR LINKS & RESOURCES

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Andersonville National Historic Site (National Park Service) Route 1, Box 800 Andersonville, GA 31711 Tel: 912-924-0343 http://www.nps.gov/ande/ Conditions at Andersonville http://www.cr.nps.gov/seac/andecon.htm Archaeology at Andersonville http://www.cr.nps.gov/seac/andefiel.htm Wayside Exhibits for Andersonville

http://www.nps.gov/hfc/media/way-ande-04.htm

National POW Museum at Andersonville http://www.nps.gov/htdocs1/pub_aff/courier/feature3.htm

Andersonville Prisoners of War, 1863-65 (Database of the Day - Search it FREE for 10 days!) http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3708.htm

"Andersonville: A Legacy of Shame . . . But Whose?" By Gary Waltrip (CSAnet) http://www.pointsouth.com/csanet/andersonville.htm

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

U.S. Civil War Center (See today's Family History Favorite Award) http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (See today's Family History Favorite Award) http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/contents.html

American Civil War http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/

National Archives and Records Administration Civil War Records http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/civilwar.html Confederate Pension Records http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/confed.html Military Service Records http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/military/service.html

U.S. Army Center of Military History Mail: 103 Third Avenue Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058 Location: Building 35 102 Fourth Avenue Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington, DC http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/default.htm Links to Full-text Listings of Medal of Honor Citations http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm

U.S. Army Military History Institute 22 Ashburn Drive, Carlisle Barracks Carlisle, PA 17013-5008 Tel: 717-245-3611 Fax:717-245-3711 http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/

"U.S. Military Records" by James C. Neagles (Database version available to Ancestry subscribers) http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3083.htm

ARTICLES

"Researching an Ancestor's Civil War Regiment" by David T. Thackery (Ancestry Magazine, Mar/Apr 1995, Vol. 13, No. 2) http://www.ancestry.com/magazine/articles/civilwar.htm

"The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy" Chapter 9, Research in Military Records, by Johni Cerny (revised), Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, and David Thackery http://www.ancestry.com/home/source/src251.htm

"The Shady Side of the Family Tree: Civil War Union Court-Martial Case Files" By Trevor K. Plante' (Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration, Winter 1998, Vol. 30, No. 4) http://www.nara.gov/publications/prologue/crtmar.html

CIVIL WAR RESOURCES IN THE ONLINE STORE

U.S. Military History by James C. Neagles http://shop.ancestry.com/ancestry/usmilrec1.html

"Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor" by Bertram Hawthorne Groene http://shop.ancestry.com/ancestry/tracyourcivw1.html

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Civil War CD-ROM http://shop.ancestry.com/ancestry/noname.html

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"Soldier Boy: The Civil War Letters of Charles O. Musser, 29th Iowa" by Barry Popchock http://shop.ancestry.com/ancestry/soldierboy.html

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY

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"The future of this historic spot cannot fail to constitute a subject of deep and abiding interest to the people of this country, and it would seem fitting that it should be preserved as one of the sanctuaries of the nation, and be in due time decorated with appropriate honors."


Clara Barton, 1821-1912, July, 1865 (referring to Andersonville)

More information on Clara Barton: http://www.nahc.org/NAHC/Val/Columns/SC10-1.html

Biography: Clara Barton http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Barton.html

Clara Barton National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/clba/index.htm

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From: PACJ1945@aol.com Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 16:13:25 EST Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Martha (Patsey) Whitney To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Hello Whitney researchers.

I am new to your list and am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction to find the ancestors of our 3rd Great Grandmother, Martha "Patsey" Whitney.

Thus far we have the following:

Richard Corbitt b. abt 1791 in Southampton Co., Va. d. 1838 also in Southampton Co., Va. He married Martha "Patsey" Whitney 21 Feb, 1826 in Southampton Co., Va. Martha was born abt 1805 in Southampton Co and died June 1838 in Southampton Co., Va. According to Black Creek Baptist Church records she and Richard passed away about the same time.

We believe that Martha was the daughter of John Whitney and Ann Bracy. John Whitney was born abt 1780 in Southampton Co and died abt 1844 in Isle of Wight Co., Va. He married Ann Bracy 18 Dec 1800. At this point in time we can find no proof that Martha is daughter of John and Ann.

John Whitney was the son of Joshua Whitney b. abt 1750 in Southampton Co., Va. and he died in 1814 also in Southampton Co. Va. He married Ann before 1777 in Southampton, he also married Dorothy "Dolly" Douglas 20 Oct 1795 in Southampton Co., Va.

Joshua was the son of Joshua Whitney, born about 1720 in Isle of Wight Co., Va. and died 1762 in Southampton Co., Va. He married Margaret Joyner about 1750. The will of this Joshua was recorded in Southampton Will Book 2, p. 3. He made bequests to son Joshua land adj. George Lawrence, Charles Lawrence, Elisha Ballard and Bennett Hilsman; to son Elisha, land bought in Isle of Wight of George Brewer and land in Southampton adj. Giles Joyner; son Giles all the remainder of this tract of land and plantation whereon I now live; wife Margery, daugher Amy Whitney. Executors to acknowledge deed in Isle of Wight to Thomas Lankford for land adj. John Lankford and William Bulls. Ex. wife Margary and friend John Joyner. ( The Joyner's and Lankford's are also within the Corbitt Ancestors).

This Joshua was the son of Joshua Whitney who died 1735 and married a Martha ?? We believe that this Joshua is the father of Joshua who died 1762. This Joshua was a mariner who owned the ship Ketring (also called Catherine) and came to Isle of Wight County from Bermuda. He bought land in Isle of Wight Co., Va. in 1721, he sold this land in 1734. He also bought 150 A. in Isle of Wight in 1725 from Christopher Reynolds. In his will he left this land to be sold for the benefit of his children. His will was recorded in both Isle of Wight and North Carolina. He died in 1735 and made the following bequests: To wife Martha Negro wench Deansia; to son David girl Maria and 1/4 of sloop Ketring; to son Jeremiah (Jerimih) man Frake and 1/4 of sloop Ketring; to son Samuel Mulatto boy Derrie and 1/4 of sloop; to dau. Ketring mulatto wench Jean, cedar chest, bed; to son Joseph 3 silver spoons; to dau Ruth 3 silver spoons; to son Francis {one abstract says Thomas, others Francis} 3 silver spoons. My plantation on Pagan Creek and stock to be sold and divided among my wife and children. Sons David and Jeremiah Ex.

A reference in Isle of Wight deeds 1746 states that Jeremiah Whitney is the surviving Exc. of Joshua Whitney, and that he sold 150 A. belonging to Joshua and that the proceeds were divided among his children. Deed Book 7, p. 309.

David must have been dead at this time, Jeremiah died in 1782 - there is reference to his estate and wife Susanna in Virginia. There are references to Samuel Whitney and Francis Whitney in Edgecombe Co., NC in the 1740-1760 period.

Joshua does not mention a son Joshua {unless Joseph was really Joshua}, but there is a will in Isle of Wight of Eleanor Giles in 1734 that makes a bequest to Joshua Whitney Jr., the son of my grandaughter. At this time he was under 21, so he would be one of the younger children - possibly born about 1720.

Can someone either confirm or disprove this relationship? Any information will be helpful in helping us unravel this mystery and give Martha "Patsey" a home.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Pat Corbitt Johns http://members.aol.com/pacj1945

Sender: jwmuse@csi.com From: "Jeanne Muse" <jwmuse@csi.com>

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 17:38:27 -0500 Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Ebenezer Whitney & Huldah Mooer descendants To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

Another web page with Whitneys I found today. This group descends from Ebenezer Whitney and Huldah Mooer.

http://www.tznet.com/jayjay/geneal.html-ssi

Hope it helps someone!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Genealogy - Games - Scuba-Diving http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse jwmuse@csi.com


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