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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)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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2244. viii. JONATHAN, b. -----; m. Abigail BROOKS. 2245. ix. CATHERINE, b. in Waterford, Me., July 12, 1804; m. 1825, Joseph M. THOMPSON, b. 1804, res. Gorham, N.H., prop. Glen House. She d. 1889. Ch.: Caroline E., m. Joseph R. LAFKIN; Abraham W., m. Frances E. STEVENS; Charles M., m. Annette E. EASTMAN; Geo. F.; Harriett N., m. Stephen H. CUMMINGS. 2246. x. ABRAHAM, b. Sept. 16, 1805; m. Mary A. HOPKINS. 2247. xi. CRISTOPHER, b. Dec. 5, 1806; m. Dolly BROOKS. 959. JONAS WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, May 3, 1756; m. Relief HOLT [NOTE]. He was a member of the company commanded by Capt. David MOORE, from Bolton, in the Revolutionary war, and participated in the reoccupation of Rhode Island, Oct. 25, 1779. On his return home the following year, 1780, he was elected one of the town comittee on correspondence and safety. In 1786 he was elected selectman. With four others he built the first acqueduct in Harvard, in Nov., 1796, laying wood pipes to carry water to his residence from a spring near by. Jonas WHITNEY's widow's dower: She is appointed and authorized on oath to appraise all the real estate whereof Jonas WHITNEY, late of Harvard, deceased, left and to set off to the widow, Relief WHITNEY, her thirds, Feb. 4, 1804. He d. Nov. 26, 1803; res. Har- vard, Mass. 2248. i. ZEBUDAH, b. Feb. 28, 1782. 2249. ii. JONAS, b. June 10, 1784; d. Norfolk, Va., Sept. 23, 1807. 2250. iii. NABBY, b. Mar. 25, 1786; d. unm. 2251. iv. RACHEL, b. Apr. 17, 1788; m. ----- RUSSELL. 2252. v. SALLY, b. Oct. 26, 1789; m. John ELLIS. 2253. vi. LEVI, b. Aug. 23, 1793; m. Mary -----. She d. 1889. He kept the Commercial Coffee House in Boston, Mass. 2254. vii. RELIEF, b. Nov. 4, 1799; m. Oct. 31, 1826, Gillum BARNES, b. Mar. 5, 1800; he d. Mar. 11, 1884; she d. Feb. 25, 1870. Ch.: Francis GILLUM, b. Aug. 5, 1829; m. Lydia J. COOMBS, Mar. 1, 1854; d. May 31, 1888; George Henry, b. July 8, 1831; m. Georgiannia HARTWELL, Oct. 31, 1855; P. O. address, Brighton, Mass.; Luther Edward, b. Feb. 2, 1834; m. H. Louisa HALE, Jan. 10, 1861; d. Nov. 21, 1869; Theodore LORING, b. July 5, 1836; d. Apr. 4, 1864; Mary Metcalf, b. Mar. 25, 1839; m. Horace BLANEY, June 28, 1866, P. O. address, Georgetown, Fla.; Levi Whitney, b. Feb. 4, 1841; m. Laura E. COOK, Dec. 25, 1863; d. Sept. 5, 1869. 2255. viii. SOPHRONIA, b. Sept. 3, 1802; m. John ELLIS. 2256. ix. INFANT, b. -----; d. Aug. 4, 1780. 961. LIEUT. SALMON WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Feb. 16, 1760; m. Hepsabeth RAYMOND, b. 1761, d. Dec. 6, 1850. She made her will Nov. 10, 1845. It was probated Jan. 7, 1857. He was born in Harvard, where he always resided, was a farmer, and when the Revolutionary war broke out he enlisted at once. The first record of his enlistment that has been found was July 10, 1776, for 8 months' service at Dorchester Heights in Capt. SAWYER's Co., from Lancaster. In 1777 he was in Capt. Joseph SERGEANT's Co., from Princeton, in Col. STEARN'S Regt. for service in Rhode Island. In 1780 he was a Lieut. in the company of Capt. Wm. SCOTT. He was then 20 years of age, and 5 feet 7 inches in height. On his memorial tablet in the Harvard Cemetery are these lines, which are much admired: "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness." He d. in 1844; res. Harvard, Mass. 2257. i. SALMON, b. Jan. 31, 1788; m. Eliza SUMNER and Alsa P. POND. 2258. ii. EPHRAIM, b. June 12, 1791; Dr. and d. Apr. 1846; res. Cambridge St., Boston, Mass. 2259. iii. JOHN, b. Sept. 1, 1803; m. Mary A. JEWETT 2260. iv. JUSTIN, b. July 24, 1801; m. Mary C. COTTON. 2261. v. NATHAN, b. Aug. 1, 1793; m. Nancy FARWELL. 2262. vi. PERSIS, b. Aug. 12, 1796; m. Jan. 2, 1822, Simeon WETHERBEE, of Boxboro; had dau. Caroline R. She d. Nov. 1, 1868, at Boxboro.
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