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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. 275

in local affairs, and repeatedly received expressions of respect and honor from his fellow townsmen; m. 2d, June 9, 1844, Mrs. Dorothy (MAYNARD) BROWN; d. Aug. 8, 1885. Ohio WHITNEY was a man of ability and unusual force of character. The record of his life and good works are engraven in the annals of Ashburnham. He was a selectman for several years, and honorably discharged every trust. At all times and under all circumstances he commanded the respect and affectionate regard of his townsmen. Hon. Ohio Whitney was treasurer of Cushing Academy for maany years, and also a member of its executive committee. He also had the singular honor of presiding as moderator at the town meetings for twenty-nine years in succession. He d. Mar. 23, 1870; res. Ashburnham, Mass. 4114. i. MARY B., b. July 23, 1809; m. Sept. 20, 1827, James ADAMS. b. Nov. 24, 1804. She d. Oct. 29, 1847; rev,to Brooklyn, Pa., and m. a sec- ond wife. He d. Dec. 25, 1881. Ch.; Luther B., b. Feb. 16, 1829. m. Mary B. SAMSON; Dolly, b. Nov. 9, 1830; d. Aug.31, 1833; Ohio W., b. Jan. 9, 1833; m. L. Angie HARDING; Francis A., b. June 2, 1835; m. Catherine RINEHART; Jas. W., b., Oct. 21, 1839; m. Sarah J. PERRY; Jos. H., b. Dec. 30, 1841; drowned, Aug. 4, 1845. 4115. ii. JASON, b. Feb. 10, 1811; m. Elizabeth L. SAMPSOM. Susan E. BAR- RETT and Esther BALL. 4116. iii. OHIO, b. June 9, 1813; m. Mary R. BROOKS. 4117. iv. SARAH, b. Apr. 5, 1815; m. Jan. 1, 1834, Walter ADAMS, b. Nov. 4, 1807; d. Jan. 7, 1876. Ch.; Ivers W., b. May 20, 1838; m. Sarah E. SHEPARD; res. Dorchester, Mass.; Walton R., b. Feb. 7,1840; m. Mary E. PILLSBURY; Sarah A., b. Feb. 26, 1843; m. Chas. A. ROBBINS; Abbie A., b. Jan. 14, 1846; d. Aug. 27, 1848; CHAS. F., b. Oct. 21, 1849; d. Dec. 19, 1876; Willis H., b. Mar. 3, 1852; d. Aug. 27, 1858. 4118. v. AMOS, b. June 7, 1817; m. Harriett J. BEMIS. 4119. vi. DOLLY W., b. Jan. 19, 1819; m. July 22, 1841. Joseph ADAMS, b. Aug. 2, 1818; res. Ash. Ch.; Melvin O. b. Nov. 7, 1847; m. Mary COLONY; attorney; res Boston, Melvin O. Adams. Esg.. son of Joseph and Dolly (Winship) Whitney Adams, was b. in Ashburnham, Nov. 7, 1847, He passed his preparatory studies in this town, and at New Ipswich, Appleton Academy, and grad- uated with honors at Dartmouth College in the able class of 1871. He was sub-matter of the Fitchburg High School in 1871- 72, and read law with the Hon. Edward Avery, of Boston, and Hon. Amasa Norcross of Fitchburg. He recieved the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Boston University, 1874 and the same year he was admitted to the Suffolk County bar. Until the year 1876 he continued a legal residence in this town, and was mod- erator of the annual March meeting 1874, 75, and 76. Mindful of the partiality and appreciative regard of his townsmen, he has responded to many invitations for addresses on miscellaneous subjects. In his professional labors in Boston since 1874, he has been successful, and has won a merited reputation for charac- ter and ability. Since 1876 he has been assistant district attor- ney for the district of Suffolk, and has probably been engaged in the trial of a greater number of the cases than has fallen to the lot of any lawyer of his age in the state. In habit of thought, he is quick and vigorous. In attack or defense his resources are at instant command and all his work is sustained by the weight of integeity and character. Mr, Adams is yet a young man, possessing ability and opportunity to complete a career which has been ably and firmly outlined; Walter F., b. Nov. 11, 1831; d. Oct. 6, 1852. 4120. vii. HARRIETT J. b. Dec. 8, 1820; m. Mar. 10, 1840, Salmon W. PUT- NAM. b. Hopkinton, Dec. 10, 1815; d. Feb. 23, 1872. He went to Ashburnham early in 1837, and for a short time in connection with his elder brother. John, was engaged in business there. Later, the family moved to Fitchburg. In the establishment of the Putnam Machine Co., in the conduct of an extensive busi- ness., his life and labors fill an eventful and an interesting page

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