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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. 271

4044. i. THOMAS, b. Apr. 17, 1800; m. Sally BARRETT. 4045. ii. JAMES P., b. Aug. 8, 1802; m. Lydia B. P. TREADWELL and Sarah Ann TREADWELL. 4046. iii. GEORGE A., b. Aug. 30, 1809; m. Mary D. HAYWARD. 1927. Rev. NICHOLAS BOWES WHITNEY (Phinehas, William, William, Nathan- iel, [NOTE] John); b. Mar. 21, 1772; m. Nov. 13, 1800. Ann ADAMS; b. Jan. 18, 1776; d. Oct. 22, 1864. He was born at Shirley, Mass., received an excellent preparatory education and was graduated at Harvard collage in the class of 1793. Was ordained a colleage with Rev. Daniel Shute of the second parish in Hingham, Mass., Jan, 1, 1800. Re- sighed his pastorate Apr. 15, 1833. He was married at Acton to a daughter of Rev. Moses Adams. She was born in Framingham and died in Hingham. He represented Hingham in the State legislature in 1831 and 1832. Resided on Main Street in South Hingham and died in his 63th year, respected by all who knew him. He d. Nov. 26, 1835; res. Hingham, Mass. 4047. i. ANN CATHERINE, b. Jan. 7, 1802; m. Dec. 25 1821. Caleb HERSEY. She d. May 23, 1842. 4048. ii. LYDIA BOWES, b. Aug. 27, 1807; d. unm. July 5 1838. 4049. iii. BENJAMIN LINCOLN, b. -----, 1810; He was a member of the firm of Fearing & Whitney and died at Cambridge May 30, 1853. 1930. WILLIAM WHITNEY (Phinehas, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Oct. 3, 1778; m. Mar. 29, 1802. Elizabeth FISKE; b. Apr. 7, 1783; d. Feb. 24, 1810: m. 2d. Mar. 29, 1819. Martha SYMONDS. He d. Jan. 29, 1837; res. Shirley, Winchen- don and Boston, Mass. 4050. i. WILLIAM F., b. May 19, 1803; m. Frances Ann RICE. 4051. ii. GEO. H., b. Mar. 24, 1809; m. Elizabeth B. WHITE. 1935. CHARLES WHITNEY (Phinehas, William, William, Nathaniel, [NOTE] John). b. Jan. 2, 1794; m. Sept. 12, 1815, Dolly DAVENPORT. He d. Oct. 6, 1832; res. Peterborn, N. H. 4052. i. CHARLES W., b. Aug. 25, 1817; d. Dec. 13, 1820. 4053. ii. ELIZABETH D., b. Oct. 28, 1819; d. Dec. 18, 1820. 4054. iii. CHARLES A., b. Oct. 12, 1821; m. May 11, 1853, Mary F. PARKER. 2d. May 11, 1871; Mrs. E. V. HOLMAN. He d. May 23, 1878. 4055. iv. HENRY A., b. Oct. 6, 1823; m. Lucretia FALL. 4056. v. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 1, 1825; m. Apr. 13, 1852. David S. CUTTING; res. Boston, Mass. 264 Boylston St. 1936. MOSES WHITNEY (Samuel, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Westminster, Mass., May 19, 1789; m. in Hancock, N. H., Dec. 2, 1817; Mary PAIGE; b. Oct. 2, 1799; d. Oswego, N.Y., June 29, 1856. The following obituary of Mr. WHITNEY is taken from the Oswego Palladium: Mr. WHITNEY was one of the landmarks of Oswego, and has long occupied a promi- nent position as a citizen of this community he was born at Westminster, Mass., in 1789, was a graduate of Dartmouth collage. He early moved into New Hampshire and in 1826 settled in Oswego, where he embarked in the produce and vessel trade and pursued it with enterprise and success until 1837, when he was prostrated by the financial revulsion of that time. He saved something from the wreck of his fortune. and did not afterwards embark in permanent active business pursuits. He was ever among the most active citizens in advancing the prosperity of the city, and at an early day gave encouragement to the cause of education. He was among the origi- nators in 1831 of the Oswego Academy of whom but two or three remain. During his protracted career, he occupied several official postions and evinced strong judg- ment and varied intellectual and literary acquirements in every station. He enjoyed a remarkable memory and his extended reading rendered him an interesting con- versational companion. Few men were more familiar with ecclesiastical or church history than Mr. WHITNEY. He was kind and frank in his intercourse with his fellow citizens and decided in his opinions, and his domestic relations were cheerful, indulg- ent and affectionate. He was identified with the history and vicissitudes of Oswego, and did much for her. Of late years owing to his failing health he had little inter- corse with the public. His last sickness was long and full of suffering, which he bore with philosophic fortitude and calmness and the hope of the Christian, The

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