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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. 147

pastor of the Pearl Street Congregational Church, in Hartford, Conn., May 6, 1885, where he has since resided. He was the first chaplain of the Conn. Society of the Sons of the American Revo- lution, of which he was one of the original members; is an inter- ested member of the Connecticut Historical Society and its cor- responding secretary, and a member of the American Antequa- rian Society. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Hamilton College in 1894, and the same year was appointed a member of the Board of Park Commissioners of Hartford. Ch: Mary Emelia, b. May 13, 1886, d. May 20, 1886; Marie Hale, b. July 9, 1887, d. July 21, 1889; Ethel Hay, b. Mar. 26, 1889; Emma Rilda, b. Feb. 9, 1891; Wm. DeLoss, b. Nov. 22, 1892; Henry Augustus Hale, b. May 13, 1825; address, 304 Pearl street, New York City; Mary Elizabeth Hale, b. May 2, 1828; lived with her parents at Fitchburg; unm.; d. June 30, 1879. 794. ABNER WHITNEY (Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. West- minster, May 18, 1748; m. May 14, 1770, Elizabeth GLAZIER, of Shrewsbury; d. Apr. 3 1778; m. 2d Apr. 22, 1779, Lavina (GLAZIER) Ward; b. May 9, 1752; d. July 23, 1838. He d. Sept., 1811, in West.; res. Westminster and Ashburnham, Mass. 1940. i. OLIVER, b. Dec. 8, 1770, d. June 24, 1794. 1941. ii. JOHN, b. July 28, 1772; m. Susanna SMITH. 1942. iii. LEVI, b. Jan. 1, 1777; m. Phebe WARREN. 1943. iv. JONAS W., b. Apr. 22, 1780; m. Phebe RAND. 1944. v. JOSEPH G., b. June 22, 1783; m. Lavina DUNN. 1945. vi. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 2, 1785; m. Lorey BARNES. 1946. vii. DOLLY, b. Oct. 26, 1791; m. Vinal DUNN. 1947. viii. ABEL, b. May 14, 1793; d. unm., Apr. 28, 1852. 796. CAPT. SILAS WHITNEY (Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Oct. 20 1752; m. Jan. 27, 1774, Sarah WITHINGTON, b. 1753. After her husband's death, in 1820, she was the wife of ----- EARLE. Capt. Silas WHITNEY, son of Samuel and Abigail (FLETCHER) Whitney, was b. in Westminster, Oct. 20, 1752. He m. Jan 27, 1774, Sarah WITHINGTON, b. in Stow, 1753, dau. of William and Sarah (LOCKE) WITHINGTON. After his marriage he lived four years in Westminster. He sold his farm in that town in 1778 and purchased a large tract of land in the southeast part of Ashburnham. Here he soon became the lead- ing farmer in this vicinity. The size of his barns and granaries and the number of his horses and cattle are the living theme of tradition. He was a captain of the militia and was prominent in town affairs. In the midst of a life of industry and usefulness he d. at mid. age, Nov. 14, 1798. Mr. CUSHING records his death with the remark that "he died suddenly after a few days of complaining, though not con- fined. He was sitting in a chair leaning on a table and sunk down, and almost im- mediately expired." The widow settled the estate and prudently managed the affairs in the interest of her children. She m 2d. 1802, Thomas EARLE, of Leicester, and d. in that town Jan. 12, 1820. There were four sons and twenty-four grandsons of Capt. Silas and Sarah (WITHINGTON) WHITNEY, and including the female lines the number of their descendants named in these registers is above two hundred. He d. Nov. 14, 1798; res. Ashburnham, Mass. 1948. i. SUSANNAH, b. Sept. 29, 1776; m. Apr., 1797, Josiah BROWN; res. in Stow; a granddaughter is Mrs. Susie A. DYER, res. 824 Colum- bus street, Ottawa, Ill. Ch.: Silas, b. Dec. 12, 1797; d. unm., in Stow Mar. 4, 1856; Josiah, b. Jan 21, 1799; Susan, b. July 2, 1801; Ohio, b. Apr. 29, 1803; m. Sarah Ellis; Horatio, b. July 25, 1805; Nancy, b. Nov. 11, 1806; Reuben, b. Mar. 17, 1808; Sally, b. Sept. 17, 1811; Anna, b. May 7, 1815; m. Ephraim RAY, of Stow. 1949. ii. SILAS, b. Oct. 1, 1779; m. Hannah CUSHING. 1950. iii. SARAH, b. July 1, 1781; m. Nov. 27, 1800, Capt. Caleb WILDER, b. Mar. 22, 1773; d. Jan. 29, 1834. She d. June 14, 1820. He was Capt. of the Ashburnham Light Infantry, and often chosen to office in town affairs. Ch.: Samuel, b. Dec. 30, 1801; d. June 11, 1817; Sarah, b. May 7, 1803; m. Silas SMITH, res. Farmington, Iowa; Nancy, b. Nov. 19, 1806; m. David LAWS; Silas W., b. Dec. 13, 1808; d. Oct. 31, 1812; Caleb, b. Oct. 28, 1810; d. unm. Silas

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