Biographical Sketch of Captain Jonathan Whitney

Captain Jonathan (3) Whitney, son of Jonathan (2) Whitney, was born July 26, 1737, in Milford. and married (both being then of Mendon), November 7, 1760, Esther Parkhurst, born June 22, 1741, died December 6, 1812, in Milo, New York. Soon after his marriage he removed to Conway, Massachusetts. and in 1789 he went with his son Joel to Ontario county, New York, and settled on the “Old Castle” farm near Geneva. Here he put in four or five acres of wheat, cut a stack of hay, erected a log house eighteen feet square and returned to Conway in the fall of the same year. In 1791 he removed with his family to the above mentioned farm. They travelled by ox teams and were some seventeen days on the road. He served in the revolution, his term of service being as follows: Lexington alarm, sergeant from Conway, served sixteen days in Captain Robert Oliver’s company, Colonel Samuel Williams’ regiment, April 22, 1775; May 3. 1776, lieutenant, Fifth regiment, Hampshire county, Seventh company. Thomas French, captain: July 10, 1777, to August 12, 1777, lieutenant. Captain Benjamin Phillips’ company, Colonel Elisha Porter’s regiment; June 19. 1780, captain Seventh company, Fifth regiment, Hampshire county. He died August 22, 1792. Children: ,. Nathan, October 18, 1761, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Abigail, March 12, 1764; married in Conway. April 2, 1787. Simeon Amsden, born April 20, 1763, died August 16, 1832. 3. Joel, November 13, 1776, married Sybil Whitmore. 4. Esther, December 16, 1769. married in Conway, August 31, 1789, Solomon Gates, born October 4, 1761. She died August 16, 1848. 5. Experience, June 6, 1772, married in Conway, June 25, 1789, humer Crittenden, born March 17, 1776, died December 16, 1826. She died February 5, 1826. 6. Jonas, May 12, 1775, married Catherine Parker. 7. Ruth, February 18, 1778, died young. 8. Ammi, January 18, 1781, married Anna Amsden. 9. Parkhurst, September 15, 1784. married Celinda Cowing.



Ontario County NY,

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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