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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. 179

2465. xi. LUCY, b. Aug. 26, 1801; m. ------ BROOKS. Ch.: William b. ------; res. Franconia, N.H. 1029. JOHN WHITNEY (Daniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Nov. 24, 1747; m. Feb. 3, 1778, Mary FARNSWORTH, of Groton. He d. bef. July 1782; res. Stow, and Lincoln, Mass. 2466. i. POLLY, b. Oct. 8, 1778. 2467. ii. JONATHAN, b. June 16, 1780. 2468. iii. SARAH, b. July 28, 1782 (posthumus). 1032. EPHRAIM WHITNEY (Daniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Sept. 29, 1755; m. Dec. 7, 1780, Sarah BURGESS, of Harvard. He was in the Revolutionary was in Capt. LONGLEY'S company from Bolton. He d. Nov. 17, 1784; res. Stow and Ashburnham, Mass. 2469. i. EPHRAIM, b. ------; d. Apr. 13, 1781. 2470. ii. RACHEL, b. Apr. 10, 1783. 2471. iii. DOLLY, b. Jan. 10, 1785. 1033. SILAS WHITNEY (Daniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Feb. 26, 1758; m. (int.) Sept. 3, 1780, Patience GOODNOW, of Stow. She d. in Charlestown, Mass., Feb., 1842. He was born in Stow, where he resided until soon after his marriage, when he moved to Ashby, Mass., where several of his children were born. He afterward moved to Boston, Mass., and was noted for his great strength. During the Revolu- tionary was he served in one of the companies from Stow. He d. Charlestown, Mass., 1838; res. Stow, Ashby, Boston and Charlestown, Mass. 2472. i. JOHN, b. Nov. 22, 1782; m. Susannah VILAS. 2473. ii. SILAS, b. Jan. 26, 1781; m. Abigail M. SHEDD. 2474. iii. SUSAN, b. July 1, 1792; m. Joseph WHITNEY, of Boston, son of Daniel, and her own cousin. She d. in Boston, in 1884, ae. 92. 2475. iii 1/2. JAMES, b. ------. 2476. iv. SAMUEL, b. ------; he d. s. p. in 1826. He resided in Charlestown, Mass., where he was a merchant. If he was married, she died before his decease. He was a member of the firm of Whitney & Hyde, general dealers. 2477. v. EPHRAIM, b. ------; m. Eunice ------. 2478. vi. DOLLY, b. Apr. 1, 1797; m. Nov. 20, 1814, William BEALS, Sr. He was b. Dec. 16, 1785; d. Dec 8, 1870; res. Boston, Mass. Ch.: Frances A., m. George BAKER; Maria A., d.; m. Sumner FLAGG; Elizabeth B., m. Isaac KENDALL; William, m. Nancie W. MARCHANT, and after her d. Sophie B. MAUVAN; res. 125 Newbury St.; James H., m. Annie M. W. REED; Harriet M., m. Geo. W. TUXBURY; Louisa A. m. John WETHERBEE; Emily C., m. Edward C. MITCHELL; John W., m. Virginia SIMMONS; Joshua G., m. Edith SUMMONS. All the children reside in Boston, with the exception of Mrs. BAKER, who res. at 78 East 55th St., New York; Mrs. WETHERBEE at 'The Warren,' Roxbury, and Sumner FLAGG at Brookline, Mass. Death of William Beals, Esq.: "After a long and useful life, this well-known gentleman passed to the eternal world this morning. He was the senior proprietor of the Boston Post, with which he had been connected forty years. It was here that he made an independent fortune by strict attention to every detail that came under his charge. He was universally and justly esteemed as one of the most honorable, straightfor- ward business men in the community. His word was always as good as his bond; what he said no power on earth could induce him to gainsay. He was honest to the last nick in every per- sonal obligation. As prosperity came to him, others shared it, and his neighbors will bear ample testimony that his charities were liberal. He was the last man to make any display of benevo- lence. No poor and worthy printer ever make application to him for assistance without getting relief. It was often said of him that he was a 'true man.' In his domestic relations Mr. BEALS was very happy. He was married 56 years. He had ten chil- dren and forty grandchildren. He was an active member of the Baptist church, a regular attendant at the Old South prayer

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