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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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meetings, and often took charge of them. He has left a name of which all connected with him have reason to be highly satis- fied. The deceased will be remembered by the older genera- tion as one of the publishers of the Commercial Gazette, for many years before be became identified with the Boston Post. He was a publisher when Benjamin RUSSELL and Joseph T. BUCKINGHAM were leaders of the Boston press. Mr. BUCKINGHAM in his 'Reminiscences of he Boston press,' says he was one of the ablest financiers ever connected with the American press. He was an active and industrious man, and the financial success of the journals with which he was identified was due to his ability and careful management of the business department. Everyone knew him, but few knew his real worth. It is not too much to say that he possessed a kind and genial heart. By sound judgment, fair dealing, scrupulous honesty, he achieved success and left an ample fortune for his own and his partner's family." 2479. vii. BETSEY, b.------; m. ------ BATES. 2480. viii. POLLY, b.------; m. ------- GAULT. 1038. JACOB WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b Harvard, Mass., Mar. 24, 1748; m. May 25, 1772, Lois HAPGOOD; m. 2d, June 29, 1794, Mary PATCH of Littleton, b. 1751; d. Dec. 27, 1833. He was in the company of Capt. Jonathan DAVIS in Col. Asa WHITCOMB's regi- ment Oct. 6, 1775, in the Revolutionary army. Part of the companies in this regi- ment were ordered to reinforce Col. PRESCOTT in the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17. He made his will Nov. 8, 1815. It was probated Oct. 18, 1825. Son Elias was exec- utor. He d. July 11, 1825, in W.; res. Harvard and Winchendon, Mass. 2481. i. HANNAH, b. Dec. 14, 1772; m.----- CARPENTER. 2482. ii. MARY, b. Oct. 16, 1776; m. ----- KEYES. 2483. iii. LOIS, b. Aug. 1, 1779; m. Dec. 13, 1802, Daniel WARD, b. June 21, 1871; d. Mar. 8, 1856; was a farmer. She d. Apr. 6, 1853. Ch.: Daniel, b. Sept. 10, 1805; d. Jan. 27, 1864; Josiah Wilder, b. May 18, 1807; d. June 18, 1831; Caroline, b. Nov. 5, 1809; d. Aug. 26, 1812; Calvin Thomson, b. Nov. 24, 1812; d. June 19, 1867; Emery Whitney, b. Oct. 4, 1815; d. Apr. 6, 1833; Charles Kendall, b. July 7, 1819; present address Denver, Colo., 358 Lincoln Ave.; Adaline Nancy, b. Dec. 11, 1822; d. Aug. 30, 1856. 2484. iv. NANCY, b. Aug. 8, 1785; m. ----- WARD. A son is John WARD; res. Pavilion Center, N.Y. 2485. v. JACOB, b. Oct., 1776. 2486. vi. ELI, b. May 17, 1783. 2487. vii. EMORY, b. Oct. 1, 1791; m. Lydia LOCKE and Thankful G. MOREY. 2488. viii. SILAS, b. -----. 2489. ix. ELIAS, b. June 16, 1797; m. Fannie DEMARY. 2490. x. SARAH, b. Oct. 27, 1794; d. July 26, 1797. 2491. xi. MARTHA ANN, b. May 22, 1812; d. young. 2491 1/2. xii. MARY PERCEY, b. July 25, 1814; d. young. Emery W. WHITNEY, of Sturges, Mich., and Mrs. Seneca Whitney UPTON, of Keene, N.H., are descendants of Jacob WHITNEY. 1039. RICHARD WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Feb 2, 1752; m. Dec 15, 1772 Mercy WILLARD. He was born in Harvard where he always resided. April 19, 1775, he was in Capt. FAIRBANKS company from harvard in the provincial regiment of foot of alarm men in Col. WHITCOMB'S regiment which marched to Cambridge. In July, 1777, he was in reinforcements sent from Harvard to assist Gen. Benj. LINCOLN who was then harassing the rear of the invading army. During 1777 he served in the com- panies of Capt. Hezekiah WHITNEY and Capt. HILLS from Harvard. In Aug. and Sept., 1778, he was in Capt. SAWYER'S company that took part in the operations in Rhode Island. In 1799 and 1800 he was selectman; res Harvard, Mass. 2492. i. BETSEY WILLARD, b. June 5, 1774. 2493. ii. POLLY. b. Mar. 26, 1777. 2494. iii. LEVI, b. Apr. 16, 1781; m. Sarah -----. 2495. iv. POLLY, b. Apr. 15, 1789.

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