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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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2195. x. MARGARET, b. Feb. 12, 1774; m. Dr. Josiah ADAMS, of Quincy. She d. Feb. 3, 1849. 936. Dr. PAUL WHITNEY (Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Mar. 23, 1753, in Petersham, Mass.; m. Oct. 2, 1763 [NOTE], Charlotte CLAPP; b. East Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 10, 1763. She m. for her 2d husb. Rev. Martin TULLAR. She d. Apr. 7, 1833. Dr. Paul WHITNEY, born March 23, 1753, died Feb., 1795, was the fifth son of Rev. Aaron WHITNEY, one of the earliest graduates of Harvard College, who was born in Littleton, March 14, 1714, and afterward settled in Petersham, Dec., 1738, died in 1779. He was a clergyman distinguished in his day and generation for piety and literary attainments, and in common with the clergy of that time took an active part in the stirring events prior to, and at the time of the breaking out of the American Revolution. He was supposed to have had an extensive correspondence with the descendants of the WHITNEY family in England, and to have possessed much valu- able statistical information relating thereto, Epitaph While this stone shall last, let it commemorate Paul WHITNEY A M & M D A deacon of the church in this place, who, March 9th 1795 aged 42 departed this life- a man of an honest & noble heart, and though without office, was capable in any office, of doing honour to his Country. Columns and Urns but vainly show A Scene of decorated woe. The friend who's faithful and sincere, Will need no help to force the tear, Regardless of the labourd verse, It flows spontaneous o'er his hearse. And flow it will, while virtue's friend, Or kindred souls a tear can lend. He d. Mar. 9, 1795; res. Westfield, Mass. 2196. i. WM. BARRON, b. Aug. 30, 1784; d unm. in 1832. 2197. ii. HENRY, b. Apr. 18, 1786; m. Nabby TULLAR. 2198. iii. GEORGE, b. Jan. 12, 1788; rev. to Maine; m., but d.s.p. 2199. iv. PAUL, b. Apr. 16, 1789; m. Lucy Cushing STONE. 2200. v. CHARLOTTE CLAPP, b. June 12, 1791; m. at Royalton, Vt., Rev. Chester WRIGHT. He was b. Hanover, N. H., was a Congrega- tional minister; d. at Montpelier, Vt., Apr. 16, 1840. She d. June 16, 1859. Ch,: Jonathan Edwards, b. Mar. 15, 1813; m. Fanny Wyman Houghton, 3 ch.; Charlotte Whitney, b. Mar. 13, 1814; Julia, b. Jan. 11, 1817; m. at Hardwick, Vt., July 6, 1837, Joseph Wilder HOWES, b. Nov. 5, 1813; d. Boston, May 13, 1890, s.p., res. Montpelier, Vt.; William Wilberforce; Eliza Maria, b. Oct. 8, 1819; Mary. All deceased but Mrs. HOWES. 2201. vi. CHARLES FRED'K, b. May 6, 1794; d. infancy. 937. MAJOR ABEL WHITNEY (Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Peter- sham, Mass., Mar. 15, 1756; m. Dec. 23, 1783, Clarissa DWIGHT, b. July 4, 1762; d. at Northampton Aug. 22, 1820. After his death she was married in 1809 to Calvin WALDO, Esq., of Dalton. Mrs. WHITNEY was an intelligent and lovely woman, faithful to her household, and a patient, gentle, and earnest and careful mother and wife. After the death of her second husband she resided with her son, Josiah, at whose house, in Northampton, she died. From the Dwight Book: "Major Abel WHITNEY, a merchant of Westfield, Mass., born Petersham, Mass., Mar. 15, 1756 (son of Rev. Aaron WHITNEY, of Littleton, Mass., and Alice BAKER, of Phillipston, Mass.), grad. Harvard 1773, and studied law with the troublous times of the Revolution, and entered into mercantile life. He was a man of more than ordinary talents, and held several government offices, as commis- sioner of taxes, postmaster, etc. He was also a Major of milita and aid to Gen. SHEPARD, who was the commanding officer in Springfield in the battle had there in the Shay's rebellion. He was a decidedly religious man. He m. Dec. 21, 1783, Clarissa DWIGHT, of Springfield, b. July 4, 1762, dau. of Josiah DWIGHT and Elizabeth BUCKMINISTER." He d. Mar. 2, 1807; res. Westfield, Mass.

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