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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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3996. iv. GEORGE L., b. Jan. 24, 1804; m. Louisa STRUCE. 3997. v. WM. WOOD, b. -----; res. Mazo Manie, Wis. 3998. vi. SARAH V., b. -----; m. ----- BALL. 3999. vii. GILBERT T., b. -----; res. Mazo Manie, Wis. 1919. HON. WILLIAM WHITNEY (William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in 1765; m. Jan. 13, 1791, Anna Heywood; b. Jan. 28, 1770; d. Jan 21, 1846. Hon. William WHITNEY, was born in Winchendon, Mass. In 1765; he early moved to Gardner, where he was a leading and influential citizen. He owned a large farm. For eleven years he was one of the board of selectmen, for twenty-five years assessor, and for there terms representative in the legislature. For many years he was justice of the peace. He d. Jan. 18, 1846; res. Winchendon and Gardner, Mass. Both buried at the same time. 4000. i. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 17, 1791; m. Sybil C. GREENWOOD and Dulsenah TURNER. 4001. ii. SETH, b. Dec. 8, 1792; m. Sally WOOD and Chloe LINCOLN. 4002. iii. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 28, 1794; m. Nancy PUTNAM. 4003. iv. ALTHIMA, b. Apr. 2, 1796; m. Richard BAKER; res. Gardner, Mass. Ch.: William, b. Jan 22, 1817; Lucy, b. Mar. 3, 1818; d. Dec. 26, 1834; Mary, b. Apr. 22, 1819; Walter, b. Nov. 5, 1821; d. Oct. 14, 1843; Betsey, b. Oct. 14, 1823; Francis L., b. Jan 30, 1827; Richard B., b. July 25, 1830; res. So. Gardner, mass.; Calvin, H., b. Apr. 10, 1832; res. West Gardner, Mass.; Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 12, 1834; Angeline, b. Nov. 22, 1838. 4004. v. ANNA, b. Oct. 23, 1797; m. Charles BRUCE of Phillipston, and d.s.p. 4005. vi. HOLLIS, b. Aug. 11, 1801; d.s.p. 4006. vii. AMASA, b. June 19, 1805; m. Dolly SCHOLLY and Lucy COOLIDGE. 4007. viii. LUCY, b. June 19, 1805; m. Oliver ESTY. Mrs. Lucy GILES and Emma A. ESTY, Westminster, Mass., daughters of Lucy. 1920. CAPT. PHINEAHAS WHITNEY (William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John); b. Apr. 1, 1766; m. Jan. 17, 1793, Phebe STEARNS; b. 1774; d. Apr. 7, 1794; m. 2d, Feb. 15, 1796, Bethiah BARRETT, of Barre; d. Aug. 2, 1849. Capt. Phinehas WHITNEY was the most prominent business man in Winchendon from 1800 to the time of his death in 1831. Besides a large farm he kept a tavern, owned an oil mill and woolen factory and raised horses and cattle. Though esteemed by his townsmen he was rarely in office because of his business. He was the first to enlist to put down the Shays rebellion, being then but twenty years of age; after- wards he was captain of a cavalry company. He was always active in religious and temperance matters. Bethiah BARRETT was a model countrywoman. She was small in stature, comely, with blue eyes and brown hair, very intelligent, dignified and grave. She was much loved and highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. She was easily the first woman in Winchendon in her time. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rev. Giles Lyman, in Marlboro, N. H. He d. May 10, 1831, at New- ton; res. Winchendon, Mass. 4008. i. PHINEHAS, b. 1794; d. July 12, 1804. 4009. ii. PHEBE, b. Apr. 5, 1797; m. 1817, Asa WASHBURN, b. Mar. 5, 1790; d. Oct. 2, 1824; she m. 2d at Winchendon, Apr., 1827, John Woodbury, b. Aug., 1784; d. Dec. 5, 1870. She d. Mar. 7, 1876. Ch.: Nelson P., b. Oct. 14, 1818; m. Elizabeth A. HILLS; res. Claremont, N. H.; 2 ch. He is a large boot and shoe manufac- turer; William Barrett, b. Jan. 31, 1820; m. Sept. 6, 1847, Hannah A. SWEETSER; 6 ch.; res. Greenfield, mass., one son Wm. N., res. Greenfield. Gov. William Barrett WASHBURN, was born in Winchendon, Mass., Jan. 31, 1820, and died in Springfield, Mass., Oct. 5, 1887. He was graduated at Yale in 1844 and became a manufacturer at Greenfield, where he was for many years pres- ident of the National bank and which he represented in both branches of the legislature in 1850-54. He was identified with the republican party from its organization in 1856 and at the beginning of the civil war contributed liberally to the national cause. In 1862 he was sent to Congress as a Republican and he was returned biennially till on Jan. 1, 1872, he resigned his seat to become governor of Massachusetts. This office he resigned also during his third term to fill the vacancy that was made in

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