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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. 153

He inherited his father's habits of industry, economy, and thrift. He was a deeply religious man, earnestly devoted to the interests of the First church of the town, whose fortunes he shared and served as Dea. for more than 60 years. He also partook of the military spirit, which manifested itself, at an early age, by his enlistment in the service of the state for the suppression of Shays' rebellion. Later in life, July 12, 1811, he was commissioned Capt. of the So. Co. in W. by Gov. Elbridge GERRY. He was two years a member of the board of selectmen. He lived to be almost a centenarian. He made his will Aug. 2, 1853. It was offered for pro- bate May 22, 1867. His son Aaron was exec. He d. Mar. 24, 1867; res. Westminster, Mass. 2061. i. TABITHA, b. Mar. 9, 1793; m. July 10, 1823, Capt. John C. MILLER. She d. Apr. 11, 1888. He was b. June 3, 1785; d. Oct. 2, 1864. Ch.: John Flavel, b. May 5, 1824; d. Aug. 17, 1846; Elizabeth, d. in infancy; George, b. June, 1827; d. Feb. 18, 1867; m. C. E. GILL; ch., Frank, b. 1856, m. Miss MARSH; infant daughter; Flora Ella, b. -----; d. Nov. 23, 1887, m. E. BOYN; Nina Belle, b. Mar. 6, 1864, d. 1866; Nathan Brick, b. Mar. 6, 1864; d. Sept. 27, 1888; Ada C., b. 1866, m. J. Grill LAMB. David, b. May 7, 1829, m. Laura DAVIS; ch., son died in infancy; Charles O., b. Mar. 9, 1861, m. Mary DARGEE; George, b. Nov., 1867, m. ----- SMITH; res. Gardner. Sarah E., b. Dec. 25, 1830, m. Thomas MARSHALL; ch., Clara Louise, b. Dec. 30, 1872; res. Leo- minster, Joseph, b. Oct. 14, 1832, m. Emily FOLLETT; ch., Kate F., b. Feb. 17, 1871; Abbie, b. June, 1875; Josephine, b. Aug., 1879; res. Westminster. Isaac B., b. Nov. 22, 1834, m. Jennie E. POTTER, ch., dau. d. in infancy; Alene S., b. June, 1862; d. May 30, 1881; m. W. O. SAWIN; John Calvin, b. June, 1864, m. K. S. McCLURE; res. Gardner. Calvin, b. Mar. 18, 1837, m. Amelia V. ALGER, descendant of Thomas ALGER, who came from England in 1634, and settled in Plymouth colony; ch., Morton Melvin, b. Feb. 10, 1873; Allan BALCOM, b. Jan. 28, 1883; res. Athol. 2062. ii. BETSEY, b. Jan. 18, 1795; d. May 4, 1796. 2063. iii. DAVID, b. Oct. 24, 1796; d. unm. Mar. 8, 1875. 2064. iv. REUBEN, b. May 8, 1798; d. July 27, 1800. 2065. v. AARON, b. May 1, 1800; m. Martha RAYMOND. 2066. vi. BETSEY, b. Feb. 5, 1802; m. Jan. 16, 1823, Nathan HOWARD. He was b. June 2, 1795; d. July 18, 1879; res. Westminster, Mass. Ch.: Maria, b. May 16, 1824; Elizabeth W., b. July 24, 1827; Mary, b. Feb. 15, 1830; Nathan P., b. Oct. 17, 1832; Calvin, b. Apr. 10, 1835; d. May 14, 1865; Joseph, b. May 6, 1837; Albert, b. May 23, 1845. 2067. vii. REUBEN P., b. July 24, 1804; m. Clarissa C. WOODWARD, Mrs. Fi- delia B. PIERCE and Mrs. Nancy R. THOMAS. 2068. vii. ISAAC, b. Mar. 4, 1806; m. Susan BARRETT and Eliza PERKINS. 2069. ix. MARY, b. Aug. 19, 1808; m. Feb. 15, 1826, William S. EVERETT, b. Oct. 13, 1805; d. Feb. 19, 1885; farmer, res. Westminster. Ch.: Mary Whitney, b. May 16, 1828; m. Joseph BROWN at Princeton, Mass., Jan. 1, 1847; present address, Davis ave., Brookline, Mass; have one son, Joseph Everett BROWN, b. Westminster, Mass.; May 21, 1867; present address, Brookline, Mass.; m. Kate Yeaton MIX, May 21, 1891. 2070. x. SALLY, b. June 17, 1810; m. June 16, 1842, Moses BOOTH; res. 4315 Champlain ave., Chicago, Ill. He was b. Sept. 13, 1801; d. Sept. 9, 1855. Ch.: Sarah Judson, b. Aug. 27, 1842; m. Dec. 4, 1868, Samuel D. HANNAN, who d. May 9, 1889. 2071. xi. CALVIN, b. Dec. 1, 1813; m. Hildah BROWN. 861. JOHN WHITNEY (Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Oct. 13, 1769; m. in Westminster in 1790, Elizabeth STEARNS, b. Aug. 1, 1770. She m. 2d James WALKER, who died s. p. the next year; she m. 3d Luke WARREN and had Mary and Aaron. She d. Oct. 30, 1838. John WHITNEY was born in Waltham, Mass., and moved with his parents when young to Westminster. He followed agricultural pursuits, was a stanch Christian, good citizen, strong temperance advocate and bitterly opposed to slavery. He was

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