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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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1497. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Joshua, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Jan 4, 1777, in Canaan, CT; m. in Pittsfield, MA, May 20, 1798, Eunice CLARK; b. July 6, 1773; d. Dec 31, 1838. He was born in Cannan, CT. Soon after his marriage, with his father, Joshua, and his eldest brother, he engaged in the manufacture of iron, which was largely made into anchors, and also in mercantile business. After the death of his father he remained on the farm and cared for his mother. He d. Apr 9, 1849; res. Pittsfield, MA, and Toledo, OH. 3314. i. CLARK, b. 1799; d.-----. 3315. ii. SOPHIA, b. 1801; d. 1838. 3316. iii. CAROLINE, b. Feb 28, 1803; m. Aug 30, 1824, Ira BELDEN. She d. in 1882. He was b. Dec 23, 1802; d. Sept 1891. Ch.: Mrs. N. S. GANSON, b. Aug 30, 1826; address, 396 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY; O.W., b. Mar 9, 1829; d. Mar 10, 1876; Chas. W., b. July 2, 1835, 106 Dearborn St., Chicago, IL; Carrie E. ADAMS, b. Feb 4, 1838, Grand Rapids, MI; F.W., b. May 8, 1841. 3317. iv. GEO. W., b. Feb 22, 1805; m. Juliette TYLER COLT, Mary KEYES, and Mrs. Mary CHAPEL. 3318. v. JAMES S., b. Apr. 5, 1807; m. Eliza NEFF. 3319. vi. ANN MARIA, b. Oct 11, 1812; m. Oct 25, 1831, Josiah B. BECKWITH; b. Feb 8, 1805; d. May 28,1889. He was hardware dealer; res. Cleveland, O. Ch.: Frances Martha, b. May 28, 1833; m. ----- BOSTWICK; res. Medina, O.; Mary Sophia, b. Jan 2, 1840; m. ----- GERRY; res. St. Paul, Minn.; Fred'k Root, b. July 1, 1845; res. Cleveland, O. 3320. vii. FRANCES ELVIRA, b. Aug 4, 1816; m. Oct 7, 1836, Dr. Blakesley H. BUSH; b. Mar 25, 1808; d. Aug 28, 1873. Ch.: Frances C. HAUGHTON, b. Dec 25, 1838; m. Aug 3, 1863; address, Toledo, O.; Elizabeth A. BISHOP, b. Feb 20, 1844; m. Oct 30, 1872; address, Auburndale, O.; Maria P. SCHANSENBACH, b. June 18, 1846; m. Feb 27, 1873; d. Feb 27, 1881; lived in Ogden, Utah; children there now. 1507. SHUBAEL WHITNEY (Asa, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Preston, Conn, Aug 15, 1772; m. in Groton, CT, Sarah MITCHELL, b. May 10, 1776; d. Oct 16, 1855. She was the daughter of Mr. Geo. MITCHELL, of Maryland, who was born in Scot- land, and who went north with Gen. Washington, with whom he served as aid-de- camp. His wife was Content ALLEN, of New London, Conn. He was killed at the time of the Revolutionary war at White Plains, NY. He d. Sept. 5, 1852; res. Groton Conn. and Wadsworth, O. 3321. i. GEORGE W., b. Mar 23, 1817; m. Althea F. BEEBE. 3322. ii. ANGELINA, b. -----; m. J. Lloyd BROOKE and John BEACH. Ch; Henrietta, m. Frank M. WOLCOTT; res. Weeping Water, Neb.; Luman, res. Seattle, WA. 3323. iii. JOSHUA, b. Jan 1, 1800; m. Lydia PALMER and -----. 3324. iv. LUCY AYER, b. Nov 16, 1822; m. June 18, 1845, Clement WRIGHT, b. Mar 15, 1822; res. Tallmadge, O. He is a merchant. Ch.: Geo. Mitchell, b. Aug 8, 1847; m. Lucy J. HALE; res. Tallmadge, OH; Charlotte Adella, b. Dec 3, 1849; d. Sept 20, 1851; Clara Whitney, b. Mar 21, 1853; d. Aug 31, 1854. George Mitchell WRIGHT was born in Tallmadge Township, Summit County, OH. He was educated at the public schools and Tallmadge Academy, and at Western Reserve College, but left college early in the course. Studied law for two years and a half at Akron, OH, with Hon. Sidney EDGERTON (ex-chief justice of Idaho, and ex-gov- ernor of Montana), and Hon Jacob A. KOHLER (late attorney- general of Ohio); was admitted to the bar in Ohio, June 16, 1873; practiced law at Akron, O., continuously from that time until August, 1882, being for several years in partnership with Hon. Henry MCKINNEY (who was afterward a common pleas judge of Cuyahoga County, O.) For several years, while study- ing and practicing law, pursued studies in geology, lithology, mineralogy, chemistry, and physics; was appointed assistant geologist, United States Geological Survey, August, 1882; engaged in geological field work in Nevada and California dur-
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