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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. 155

Mary Augusta, b. Feb. 7, 1823; m. May 30, 1843, K. W. Knight of Ashburnham, Mass. He d. Sept. 5, 1858; m. 2d, Nov. 22, 1860. S. G. FROST; ch., Charles Montague, b. Apr. 29, 1846, d. Sept. 1846; Cynthia Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1848; Eddie Hurbert FROST, b. July 27, 1866; d. Feb. 25, 1867; Charles Merriam, b. Feb. 12, 1827; d. Sept. 9, 1853; Harriet Whitney, b. Mar. 16, 1829; m. Apr. 25, 1857, John S. Wetherbee, of New York City, ch., Adella Frances, b. in New York, Nov. 8, 1858; Miranda Russell, b. in New York, March 5, 1860, d. Mar. 26, 1861; Hattie Jane, b. in Ashby, Nov. 19, 1861; Mary Miranda, b. in New York, Jan. 9, 1863; Charlotte Wheeler, b. in New York, Apr. 14, 1865; Jane Hubbard, b. May 15, 1830; d. Aug. 19, 1850; Walter Jewett, b. Apr. 19, 1833; m. Nov. 29, 1859, Abbie Louisa BROWN, of Keene, N. H.; Alice Aurelia, b. Dec. 17, 1834; m. Sept. 14, 1857, W. F. WHITE of Ashburnham, Mass., m. 2d, Oct. 20, 1880, J. W. PICKERING of Boston, Mass., lawyer office 28 School St. R. 31; Mary Aurelia, b. at Ashby, Mass., Oct. 30, 1863; d. Dec. 17, 1863; Elizabeth Elmyra, b. July 2, 1838; m. June 16, 1868, Edwin WHITNEY, of Ashby, Mass.; d. July 13, 1887; Cynthia Elizabeth Knight, m. Dec. 7, 1868, George Adams UPTON, of Townsend, Mass., ch., Edson KNIGHT, b. in Townsend, Mass., Sept. 22, 1869; Fred, b. in Townsend, Mass., Sept. 1, 1871, d. Sept. 24, 1871; Mary Alice, b. in Townsend, Mass., Sept. 1, 1871, d. Dec. 15, 1872; George Forrest, b. in Townsend, Mass., May 5, 1874; Charles Amos, b. in Townsend, Mass., Apr. 9, 1879; Roy FROST, b. in Towensend, Mass., Apr. 29, 1885. 2080. v. JOHN B., b. Apr. 7, 1801; m. Harriett CUSHING. 2081. vi. NANCY, b. Mar. 29, 1803; m. Feb. 8, 1825, Asa HOLT, res. Ashby. She d. May 20, 1851. He was b. Mar. 21, 1801; d. Mar. 3, 1890. Ch.: Lowell Convers, b. Aug. 19, 1826, m. Mary Ann HAYDEN Dec. 20, 1848, P. O. address, Ashby, Mass.; Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 4, 1828, m. Cyrus Appleton DAVIS Apr. 12, 1852, P.O., Dixon, Ill; Nancy Elmira, b. Oct. 2, 1830, m. Luther Gregory SPAULDING Oct. 3, 1847, P. O., Ashby, Mass.; Mary Alice, b. Nov. 27, 1835, d. Aug. 23, 1854; Ellen Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1839, P.O., Elgin, Ill.; Lyman Woodrow, b. Mar. 18, 1842, d. Mar. 2, 1863. 2082. vi. ALICE, b. Dec. 17, 1806; m. in Ashby, 1837, Calvin J. Tyler. She d. Sept. 19, 1858. He was b. Nov. 8, 1813; d. Mar. 23, 1887. Ch.: John Martin, b. Dec. 20, 1838, d. Oct. 16, 1866; Sarah Kendall, b. Jan. 16, 1840, m. Nov. 14, 1861, M. E. McDOWELL, res. Leominster; Willard, b. Aug. 6, 1841, d. Aug. 10, 1845; Laura Matilda, b. May 22, 1844, m. Apr. 23, 1867, A. B. Upham, res. Leominster, Mass; Ann Caroline, b. Mar. 18, 1847, d. July 2, 1876; Alice, b. Oct. 3, 1850, d. Oct. 3, 1854. 2083. viii. WILLIAM, b. July 20, 1798; m. Fanny LINCOLN. 865. JONATHAN WHITNEY (Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. May 8, 1772; m. Sarah CHILD [NOTE]. She died in 1828, and in her will mentions her sisters Louisa BEDLOW, Mary SHATTUCK, and Belinda STEARNS. Isaiah CHILD was executor. He d. in 1826; res. Waltham, Mass. 2084. i. JOSIAH QUINCY, b. 1805; died in 1828; unm. 2085. ii. JACOB C., b. -----; left 2 ch. 869. JOEL WHITNEY (Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Sept. 13, 1765; m. Dec. 4, 1790, Lucy HOLDEN, b. Feb. 25, 1770, d. Dec. 15, 1791; m. 2d at W., Aug. 16, 1796, Mrs. Abigail (HOLDEN) MERRIAM, b. Aug. 25, 1767, d. Nov. 18, 1848. He was a man of vigorous intellect, good practical judgment, and great force of character. His positive convictions and love of argument won for him in certain circles the expressive title of "Old Reason." He lived for a few years with his brother Jonas on the paternal estate, but at length sold to him, and purchased the place now owned by J. C. GOODRIDGE, on the No. Common, where his remaining life was spent. His services were much in demand as an arbitrator for the settlement of personal dif- ferences and questions of controversy, requiring for their proper adjustment, good sense, an impartial judgment, freedom from prejudice, and the disposition to deal fairly and honorably with all parties concerned. he m. 1st, Lucy, dau. of Abner and

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