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From: "Scottie" <>
Subject: RE: [Cooley] Joseph Whitney
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 03:00:43 -0500
In-Reply-To: <BAY9-F44rBlY5nNYdbI0005ee8f@hotmail.com>


Liz,
I am not sure what exactly you are looking for without trying to
tell me, but...here is his obituary:

OBITUARY OF CAPT. JOSEPH WHITNEY,
Captain Whitney was a native of Massachusetts and went to sea when only 10
years old. At the commencement of the late war, he enlisted in the navy and
was at one time taken prisoner on board a letter of marque, and confined in
Dartmoor prison eleven Months, when he was released by exchange.
Subsequently, he served as non-commissioned 'officer on board the Peacock,
Captain Warrington, and was in the engagement in which that vessel captured
the British brig Epervier, off Cape Carnaveal, on 'the 2gth day of April,
1814, and the Nautilus, in the Straights of Sunda. on the 3Oth of June,
1815. Soon after the close of the war, he commenced sailing on Lake Ontario,
and continued in that business until his death, a period of twenty-six
years. He was for several years commander of the splendid steamboat, Great
Britain, (owned by the Hon. John Hamilton). and afterwards of the United
States, in which capacity he became known to thousands who will remember the
fidelity and skill with which he discharged his duties, and his urbane
deportment towards his passengers. There is no doubt that his too arduous
exertions, and his exposure by night to the inclemency of the weather,
aggravated, if indeed, they did not bring on the disease which caused his
death. By this event, society has lost a valuable member, . and a wife and
large family of children, the protection of a kind husband and father. All
who knew him, bear testimony of the sincerity of his friendship, his liberal
and generous disposition and irreproachable character. On the announcement
of his death, the flags of the vessels on both sides of the Niagara river,
and in the harbor at Buffalo, were displayed at half mast. An unusual
concourse attended the funeral, and listened with marked attention to the
impressive discourse of the Rev. Mr. Murray of the Episcopal church. His
remains, covered with the* "stars and stripes", for which he fought upon the
ocean, were born by brother sailors to the grave, and by their hands
committed to the last abode of all the living.

Here is my Ancestry of this person

Descendants of James Cooley

1 James Cooley
........2 James Cooley, Jr.
............+Amy Dean
...................3 John Clark Cooley
.......................+Eliza Parks
..............................4 Silas Warren Parks Cooley
..................................+Charlotte Sunnock
..............................4 Julia Eliza Parks Cooley
..................................+George Huntington Tryon
..............................4 Mary Jane Cooley
..............................4 John Clark Cooley, Jr
..............................4 [1] Joseph Whitney Cooley
...................3 Robert Cooley
.......................+Electa Williams Rathbon
..............................4 John Clark Cooley
..............................4 Mary Williams Cooley
..................................+James Jenkins
..............................4 [1] Joseph Whitney Cooley
...................3 Mary Cooley
.......................+Joseph Whitney
..............................4 Mary Cooley Whitney
..................................+Peter Potter Barton
........2 Mary Cooley
............+Amos Hallock
...................3 James Hallock
...................3 Hallock
.......................+McDonald
........2 Susan Cooley
............+Ishabod Wilbor
...................3 Elizabeth Wilbur
...................3 Thomas Wilbur
...................3 Avis Wilbur
...................3 Rosanna Wilbur
...................3 John Clark Wilbur
...................3 James Wilbur
...................3 Ferdinand Wilbur
...................3 Mary Wilbur
........2 John Clark Cooley
...................3 Benjamin Dean Cooley

As to the question of the accuracy of my information, most can be
checked by doing your own research.

For the people that have always perplexed by the ancestry of Silas Warren
Parks Cooley....Check page 817 of the "Rathbone Genealogy" published 1898 by
John C. Clark of NY, Son of Robert Cooley & Electa Rathbon. I understand
that there was a lot of commotion over the name Rathbon, so it may appear
other ways.... ie..Rathbun, Rathbone.

Not sure why ya wanna know where I am...this man was born in 1794.

Hope this information helps...

Scottie...


-----Original Message-----
From: elizabeth smith [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:58 PM
To:
Subject: [Cooley] Joseph Whitney

Scottie,
I am asking this information for a friend of mine. She said ask you who
your Joseph Whitney descends through and how accurate is your information.
She said there is NO town by that name in MA.
She also wants to know if you are in Texas or what state are you in?
And how are you related to any Whitney's
Thank you,
Liz

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