PIONEER WHITNEY FAMILY


 

1.  ERASTUS WHITNEY (son of MASON and DOLLY (RAWSON) WHITNEY) was born 13 July in Herkimer Co., NY, the third of five children.
 When he was 18 years of age he bought his time of his father, and with but a quarter of a dollar in his pocket started out for himself. 
He made his way to Jefferson Co., and went to work clearing land by the job.  This was about the year 1824.  
After a few years he accumulated enough to buy a piece of land in the town of Theresa, which after a year or two he sold.  
He soon took a job of clearing land for Moses Chadwick in Philadelphia [NY].  While on this job he found time to court
and marry Betsy the daughter of his employer.  He soon after bought a farm in Philadelphia [NY], which was ever after 
his home until his  death, which occurred October 16, 1854.  

He married June 4th 1826

BETSY CHADWICK, daughter of MOSES CHADWICK of Philadelphia.  She died 
September 3rd 1872, having exemplified in a long life her faith in God 
by practical exercise of her Christian virtues.  

Children, WHITNEY:

    2     i   WILLIAM MARCELLUS WHITNEY

    3    ii   SEYMOUR MURRAY WHITNEY

    4   iii   MARION HELEN WHITNEY

    5    iv   MASON WHITNEY d.y.

    6     v   HARRIET MARIA WHITNEY

    7    vi   ANN ELIZA WHITNEY

    8   vii   GEORGE ERASTUS

    9  viii   DUANE LLEWELLYN
 

For further information, contact: Barry Whitney


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