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Ami Whitney, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1814
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1901
Ontario County
New York, USA

Grandson Ernest Parker Whitney


Ontario County Journal
Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York.
March 15, 1901

Ami Whitney, a well known and highly respected resident of Flint, died at his home on Tuesday, aged 86 years. Mr. Whitney had been in feeble health for some time. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Rice of Seneca; and five sons, J. S. Whitney of Halls; Thomas D. Whitney and Charles W. Whitney of Flint; Frank A. Whitney, who is now in the west; and Professor Eddy R. Whitney of Binghamton. The funeral will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Ami Whitney, Seneca, was born in Seneca, June 22, 1814, on the old homestead. He was educated in the common schools, by a private tutor in the family, and at Lima Seminary, and has always followed farming. Mr. Whitney has served as assessor of the town four years, is railroad commissioner for the town of Seneca, and was one of the twelve appointed to divide the old town of Seneca. He was one of the officers to hold the first town meeting in the new town of Seneca. He has married twice, first, September 19, 1843, to Ann Shearman, of the town of Catlin, Chemung county, and had six children: Charlotte E., J. Shearman, Anna (who died at the age of six years), Thomas D., Charles W. and Frank A. Mrs. Whitney died March 23, 1864. For his second wife he married, December 27, 1864, Rebecca C. Rippey, of this town, and they have one son, Eddy R., who was educated in the public schools, Canandaigua Academy, graduated from Clinton Grammar School, also from Hamilton College with the degree of A. B. and afterward with the degree of M. S. He taught one year at Mexico Academy, and is now a professor of science in Binghamton High School. Mr. Ami Whitney's father, Ami, was born in Conway, Hampshire county, Mass., January 18, 1781. He married Anna Amsden, of Hampshire county, born in Connecticut. They had fifteen children: Theodore was killed by a gate falling on him; Jasper was a cripple, caused by a fever; Isaac A. died in 1876; William G. resides in Michigan; a daughter who died in infancy; Charles died at the age of fifteen; Ezra died at the age of four; Ami; Jonathan, who died July 12, 1892; a pair of twin girls who died in infancy; Esther A., who died in 1821; Elizabeth A., Esther G. and Anna H. His grandfather Jonathan, was born August 4, 1737, was a good soldier in the French and Indian wars, was in the siege of Fort Ticonderoga, and came to Geneva in 1789. He stayed four months, then returned for his family and started back in February, 1790, arriving here in March of the same year. They were seventeen days on the way. He died at the Old Castle in 1792. The first known of this family, one John Whitney, aged 35 years, embarked in 1635 from England on ship Elizabeth Ann, and died in 1673. Mrs. Whitney's father, William Rippey, was born November 10, 1793, and married Mary Hayes, October 20, 1821. They had nine children. There were two ministers in the family, William E. and John Newton.

Information drawn from:
History of Ontario County;
compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich;
edited by George S. Conover;
Published 1893;

Family links: 
  Ami Whitney (1778 - 1867)
  Anna Amsden Whitney (1784 - 1858)
  Ann Shearman Whitney (1818 - 1864)
  Rebecca Cassandra Rippey Whitney (1828 - 1895)
  Charlotte E Whitney Rice (1845 - 1934)*
  J. Shearman Whitney (1847 - 1929)*
  Thomas D. Whitney (1852 - 1938)*
  Charles William Whitney (1855 - 1939)*
  Ezra Whitney (____ - 1816)*
  Anna Whitney (1809 - 1809)*
  Ami Whitney (1814 - 1901)
  Jonathan Whitney (1816 - 1892)*
  Infant Daughter Whitney (1819 - 1819)*
  Infant Daughter Whitney (1819 - 1819)*
  Esther Ann Whitney (1820 - 1821)*
*Calculated relationship
Sand Hill Cemetery
Ontario County
New York, USA
Created by: Butterfly~Kisses
Record added: Apr 12, 2011
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Ami Whitney, Jr
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