|Birth: ||1759, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1848|
New York, USA
He died at the age of 88 from consumption (TB)
Sarah WHITTENHALL Moore, 1769-1810 Wife.
William Whittenhall, an Englishman, came in from Albany and settled on the west bank of the river, two miles below Oxford. He built there a frame house, in which he kept tavern several years. The house is still standing, and though in a dilapidated condition, is occupied as a residence. He was a tailor by trade, and worked at that vocation a part of the time. He removed about 1808 to Smithville and subsequently to McDonough, where he died in his eighty-ninth year. Only one child is living, George, in Steuben county. Nancy, wife of Squire Hamilton, was his youngest daughter. She died in Oxford in 1877, in her ninetieth year.
William Whittenhall, formerly spelled WETTENHALL, an Englishman and a tailor by trade, came from Albany and built a frame house below the village in which he kept tavern for many years. The building is still standing and is the one next below the farm house of O. M. WESTOVER. Mr. Whittenhall moved in 1808 to Smithville and subsequently to McDonough, where he died April 2, 1848, aged 89. He had three sons, all born in Oxford:
URI, born in 1805, conducted a bakery in Oxford in 1829. He removed to Greene previous to 1850 and purchased the Chenango House in that village, which he conducted for a long term of years, and became personally known to the traveling public from the days of the stage coach to those of the railway car. Mr. Whittenhall died December 29, 1887, in Greene. Harriet, his wife died March 8, 1879, aged 71. Children:
SARAH JANE, married (1) James E. THURBER; married (2) John G. BROWN of Utica, where she now resides.
HENRY F., married August 30, 1860, Arabella J. RACE of Greene.
OTIS, married Eliza KATHAN, and had many descendants in Steuben county.
ELIHU, born in 1808, was interested in the bakery with his brother Uri. He died at Sabetha, Kan., December 1, 1881. Married Eliza A. SHUMWAY, who died August 23, 1866, at Albany, Kan., aged 57. Their eldest son, Captain Daniel S. Whittenhall, died at the Soldiers' Home in Danville, Ill., November 27, 1904. He was born in Oxford, June 12, 1829, where his boyhood days were spent and his education obtained in the Academy. In early manhood he went West and at the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, enlisted April 19, 1861, claiming the distinction of being the first volunteer to be sworn in to the service, a claim tha was well borne out by a documentary letter that appeared in the Topeka, Kansas, Mail, December 11, 1901. Captain Whittenhall served three months with the First Illinois Cavalry and was captured with Col. MILLIGAN's men at Lexington, Mo., in September, 1861. Later he was made Captain of Co. E, Second Kansas Cavalry, and served until January 1, 1863, when he was discharged for disability.
William Wettenhall (1781 - 1836)*
Nancy Whittenhall Hamilton (1785 - 1874)*
Uri Whittenhall (1804 - 1887)*
Otis Whittenhall (1804 - 1842)*
Elihu Whittenhall (1808 - 1881)*
Per Cemetery Records, his grave is not marked.
Note: Old Stone Gone - Per Historian
McDonough Village Union Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Sec 2W-Lot 085-Plot 1W
Created by: Robi StoneCypher Green
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97085443