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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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7784. i. JOHN C., b. May 24, 1861; m. Bertha GEORGE; res. Kansas City. 7785. ii. GRENVILLE, b. 1877 7786. iii. FLORENCE, b. 1881 4587. L. GRENVILLE WHITNEY (Gary, Israel, Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Dec. 25, 1847; m. Oct. 24, 1870, Ida H. LINCOLN, b. July 24, 1852. He is in the insurance business; res. Atlanta, Ga. 7787. i. ETHEL S., b. Sept. 29, 1880. 4590. ELISHA GERRY WHITNEY (Sealand, Israel, Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Rich- ard, John), b. North Hero, VT., May 19, 1828; m. at Pittsford, VT. Dec. 26, 1854, Eliza A. HITCHCOCK; b. Nov. 11, 1834; d. July 17, 1868; m. 2d. Dec. 1, 1870, Mrs. Mary Clark MCMANN; b. Apr. 15, 1822; d. Nov. 4, 1891; m. 3d. July 30, 1892 Mary Elizabeth MORGAN, b. June 13, 1851. He was born in North Hero in the west shore of the island which forms this town. He grew up on the shore of the lake and on the farm, a student and lover of home and nature; was trained to work, to respect the Sabbath, to keep good com- pany, to be honest and truthful, to use no bad language, rum or tobacco. Attended district school, and when seventeen years of age went to Bakersfield academy; taught district school several winters; in 1848 went to West Poultney, VT, and secured a position as Assistant Papil, and remained as regular teacher in Troy conference academy some time after graduation; formed the acquaintance of Miss Eliza A. HITCHCOCK, of Pittsford, VT., also a graduate of the same institution and married her. In September, 1855, began teaching a private school in the city of Albany, N. Y., remained there about four years, and the moved to Malone, N. Y.; taught several years in Franklin county and finally settled on a farm near Malone, where he now resides, following the profession which gives competence, ease, freedom., health, rest and satisfaction. He has the good will of his neighbors, the love of his family and the respect of the community in which he lives; res. Malone, N.Y. 7788. i. CHARLES GERRY, b. July 28, 1861; m. Grace H. BARNARD. 7789. ii. JAMES ADAMS, b. July 8, 1863; res. Malone. He was born in Malone, N. Y., July 8, 1863; was only five years of age when he lost his best friend in the death of his mother. Kind friends have done what they could to repair the loss he thus sustained, and he has become a stong, able-bodied man, of good habits and sound principles. While not disliking agricultural pursuits, he had a strong desire for mechanical engineering, and left the farm for a time to become a locomotive engineer on the O. & L. C. division of the Central Vermont railroad; has since left the railroad and returned to farming. "May he never have cause to regret it." 7790. iii. FRANKLIN LEONARD, b. May, 1868. f. July 14, 1869. 4591. Rev. SEYMOUR BANGS WHITNEY (Sealand, Israel, Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. North Hero, VT., June 5, 1897; m. Buck's Bridge, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1862, Calisa M. COBURN; b. Oct. 31, 1836; d. Apr. 16, 1889; res. Bridgewater, So, Dak., Oswego, Kas. 7791. i. MILO S., b. Apr. 25, 1864. 7792. ii. S. Jay, b. July 14, 1869. 4592. Rev. BUEL LANGDON WHITNEY (Sealand, Israel, Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. North Hero, Vt., Dec. 10, 1845; m. at Hampton, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1869, Esther E. HARRIS; b. Oct.8, 1847. Buel Langdon WHITNEY was born on North Hero, an island in the northern part of Lake Champlain, Dec. 10, 1845. Later the family removed to Alburgh, on the peninsula of the same name, so that the first twelve years of his life were spent near the beautiful lake. About this time the family moved to Malone, in northern New York, where they resided till the death of the parents and the scattering of the sons to other homes broke up the home ties. The family of growing boys had here the double advantage of the wholesome farm life and the excellent school privileges which the town afforded. After leaving school, Mr. Whitney taught for several years in the public schools, both in northern New York and in the vicinity of his early home on Lake Champlain, whose natural beauties held a strong charm for him through all his life. In 1809 he married Miss. E. E. HARRIS, of E. Poultney, Vt., and after two years' residence at the homestead in Malone, moved to central New York near Syra-

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