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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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He has at all times taken an active interest in public affairs and in the Presidential campaign of 1888 made upward of thirty speeches for HARRISON. As a National Guardsman he engages enthusiastically in rifle practice, and has gained some distinction by his shooting in competitions as a member of his company's team. He is a member of the Harvard Club, Republican Club, Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni, and Sons of the Revolu- tion. Apropos of the latter, it is interesting to note that no less that eight of his ancestors fought for American independence, viz.: Josiah MELVILLE, Josiah MELVILLE, Jr., Capt. Jonas MINOT, James NESMITH, Reuben GREGG, Sergeant Adam DICKEY, Gener- al Josiah WHITNEY and Josiah WHITNEY, Jr. The two MELVILLES, two WHITNEYs and MINOT were at Concord, the elder WHITNEY and NESMITH at Bunker Hill, and DICKEY and GREGG at Ben- nington. Mr. MELVILLE stands well among his contemporaries at the New York bar, and reflects credit upon Dartmouth, his alma mater. (2) Arthur Nesmith, b. Aug. 10, 1861; d. Jan. 13, 1883; (3) Car- oline Lydia, b. Oct. 10, 1865; d. Aug. 15, 1885, in Nelson, N. H.; Caroline Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1822; m. Francis W. WRIGHT, of Ash- by, Mass.; d. in Ashby, Mass., Jan. 4, 1864; buried in Nelson, N. H.; 2 ch.,(1) Henry Melville, d. young; (2) Dascomb Francis; (4) Ann Maria, b. Apr. 9, 1825; m. Dr. Leonard FRENCH (2d wife), d. Jan. 6, 1864; one child, Henry Minot, b. Apr. 1, 1853; Dr. Leon- ard d. in Manchester, N. H., Feb., 1892; (5) Lucy Eveline, b. Dec. 12, 1828; d. Feb. 5, 1832, in Nelson, N. H.; (6) Mary Jane, b. Nov. 17, 1832; m. Rev. Samuel H. TOLMAN; d. Aug. 31, 1875; buried in Nelson, N. H.; ch., Mary Melville, b. June 9, 1858; Edward Howe, b. Apr. 30, 1860; d. Mar. 14, 1877. 2515. ix. SCOLLAY, b. Oct. 6, 1798; m. -----; d. Lynn, Mass. 2516. x. BETSEY, b. June 4, 1801; m. Dec. 31, 1822, Capt. Asa SPAULDING, res. Nelson. He was b. May 14, 1796. Ch.: Sylvester, m. Sarah Searles, of Townsend, Mass.; res. Keene, N. H.; Alfred, m. C. Ann Bromley, of Danby, Vt. She d. Mar. 7, 1869. 1047. STEPHEN WHITNEY (Josiah, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Har- vard, Mass., May 1, 1757; m. Feb. 6, 1783, Persis LOCKE; b. 1757; d. June 25, 1806, in Deerfield. He was born in Harvard, and resided in Roxbury, N. H. He served in the Revo- lutionary war, and participated in the battle of Bennington, in 1777; was in the com- pany from Harvard, commanded by Capt. Hezekiah WHITNEY. From 1798 to 1808, he kept an inn at Bloody Brook, in Deerfield, Mass., near the site of the Indian mas- sacre of 1675. In 1809 he resided in Sterling. He d. in Lynn, Mass., res. Shutes- bury, Deerfield and Lynn, Mass. 2517. i. POLLY, b. Mar. 2, 1783; m. Benjamin MARSH, of Deerfield. 2518. ii. STEPHEN, b. June 6, 1785; d. July 20, 1786. 2519. iii. BETSEY, b. Sept. 8, 1787; m. 1808, Abraham SANDERSON, Jr., b. Aug. 2, 1781; d. 1821; m. 2d Lucius GRAHAM; b. -----; d. -----; m. 3d Ebenezer SAXTON; b. -----; d. -----. She d. 1840. Ch.: Perises, b. Oct. 30, 1809; m. Ansel C. DELANO; she d. Sept., 1838; Clarissa, b. May 31, 1812; m. Henry CHURCH; res. Ohio; Try- phena, b. Nov. 2, 1814; m. Alson COLE, d. s. p. 1850; Dwight Whitney, b. Mar. 1, 1817; m. 1850, Harriett N. GROVER; res. Sun- derland; Tryphosa Elvira, b. Feb. 10, 1820; m. Ephraim H. CURTISS; res. Newton; Lucius (Graham), b. Mar. 7, 1824; m. Minerva Kingsbury; 3 ch.; res. Conway. 2520. iv. CYNTHIA, b. Apr. 14, 1790; m. Jan. 1, 1814, Jonathan CURRIER, of Concord, N. H. Ch.: Wm. Jackson, b. Feb. 21, 1815; graduated Andover and Amherst, M. D.; m. Susan B. SPALDING; Chas. W., b. Mar. 9, 1817; studied medicine and went to Texas; Simon Pender, b. Aug. 19, 1822; m. Elizabeth WAKEMAN; res. Milwau- kee, Wis. 2521. v. CLARISSA, b. May 27, 1793; d. unm. at L., Mar. 20, 1811

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