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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 127

Sophronia, b. Nov 22, 1823; Lutia Ann, b. July 23, 1830; m. Oct., 1852; Mary Armborn, July 23, 1830; m. July 27, 1852. He d. abt. 1850. She d. June, 1880. 685. CAPT. GEORGE WHITNEY (Jason, Mark, Benjamin, John), b. in 1777, in Natick, Mass. [NOTE]; m. 1799 Esther MORSE of Natick [NOTE]; b. in 1781 [NOTE], d. Mar 26, 1836; m. 2d, 1839, Mrs. Azubah HASTINGS, of Millbury [NOTE]; d.s.p. He was born in Natick, Mass., where he always resided; was a leading and public spirited citizen; was captain of the local militia company; member of the parish committee, and held all the town offices. All his children were noted for their musical ability and penmanship. He d. Feb 17, 1849 [NOTE]; res. Natick, Mass. 1716. ii. DAVID MORSE, b. Nov 1, 1807 [NOTE]; m. Mary Ann GILMORE and Nancy WHEELER [NOTE]. 1717. i. HANNAH, b. Jan 29, 1802; m. Oct 10, 1821, Henry RICE, who was born Nov. 12, 1798, and d. Nov 23, 1828. The children of this marriage were as follows: Luis H. RICE, b. June 19, 1822; d. July 10, 1822. The second child was Mary Elizabeth RICE, who was born July 31, 1826, and is now living in Dedham, Mass. She m. Albert Jackson GLEASON, June 16, 1849, who d. in 1893. The children of the marriage were Albert A. GLEASON, b. Mar. 7, 1850, d. in Sept. 1851, and George A. GLEASON, who was born May 6, 1853, and is now living in Dedham. The third, Henrietta b. Nov 12, 1828, and d. Jan 11, 1891. She m. on the 22d day of Jan, 1849, George William WILLIAMS, who d. on the 3d of Nov., 1861. He was b. in Neuhaus an der Oste, in the kingdom of Hannover, Mar 24, 1815. He came to this country when a boy, with Capt. Elisha BANGS, in whose family he lived for several years while he was at school, which he attended at Brewster and Plymouth, Mass. After that he followed the sea in the service of Capt. BANGS for a number of years and was placed in command of a vessel before he obtained his majority, and continued as a ship's captain until the time of his death, when his vessel, the "maritana," was wrecked in Boston harbor. He was killed when the ship went to pieces, but a majority of the crew and passengers were saved. He was m. in Dedham to Henrietta RICE, and lived there till his death. The children of this marriage were: Henrietta Louise WILLIAMS, b. Mar 23, 1850, now living in Dedham. She m. Oct 21, 1875, Louis LUTZ, who was b. June 25, 1838, and d. October 10, 1889. They had children, now living in Dedham, as follows: Helen Louise LUTZ, b. Dec 16, 1876; Frederick Louis, b. Sept 28, 1880, and Roger Henry LUTZ, b. July 18, 1884. The second child, George Fred- erick WILLIAMS, b. July 10, 1852; unm. living in Dedham. His ancestors are of old Massachusetts stock, and his paternal ancestors were German and French. He was educated at private schools until he entered the high school at Dedham; he entered Dartmouth college in the year 1868. At the end of his freshman year he went to Germany, where he studied in Ham- burg for six months, and spent the next year at universities in Heidelberg and Berlin, making up the studies of sophomore and junior year in the spring and summer of 1871. He re-entered his class in Dartmouth, and graduated in 1872. In the winter of 1872 and 1873 he taught school at West Brewster, Mass., and in the spring and summer of 1873 was on the reportorial staff of the Boston Globe. He studied law at Boston University, and was admitted to the Suffolk bar in Oct., 1875. In 1878 LITTLE, BROWN & Co. published his volume of Massachusetts Citations, and from 1879 to 1887 he edited for that firm volumes X. to XVII. of the Annual United States Digest. He was elected to the Dedham School Committee in 1879, and served three years. He began active participation in politics as a Republican in 1882, and in 1883 organized the Norfolk Republican Club, which was, and now is, one of the largest political clubs in the state. In the summer of 1884 he joined the Independent movement, and was one of the committee on resolutions in the Independent

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