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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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in the annals of a prosperous city. He occupied with credit many positions of trust, was a director in several monetary institutions, and thoroughly identified with the growth and pros- perity of the town and city of Fitchburg. The sons have suc- ceeded to the general management of the corporation, and have frequently been elected to positions in municipal affairs. Ch.: Henry O., b. Jan. 4, 1841; m. Sarah A. SMITH; Salmon W., b. Oct. 15, 1843; m. Emma J. PARK; Chas. F., b. Aug. 5, 1845; m. Coralie J. LAWRENCE; Harriett E., b. May 5, 1848; m. Loring SEARS; Wm. D., b. Sept. 20, 1851; d. Aug. 19, 1852; Geo. E., b. Oct 15, 1854; an attorney; Laura J., b. Sept. 4, 1856; m. Rev. S. J. STEWART; Mary A. I., b. Oct. 8, 1858; m. Edward S. CROCKER; Marion M., b. Nov. 15, 1861. 4121. viii. FRANCIS A., b. Aug. 2, 1823; m. Lucy M. LANE and Sarah I. WATKINS. 4122. ix. WALTER, b. Jan. 1, 1825; m. Elvira DUNN. 4123. x. IVERS B., b. Aug. 1, 1827; d. Sept. 8, 1829. 4124. xi. AARON, b. Mar. 20, 1829; d. Sept. 5, 1830. 4125. xii. NANCY, b. Feb. 23, 1831; d. Oct. 20, 1847. 4126. xiii. ABBIE E., b. Feb. 25, 1836; m. Dec. 5, 1857, Charles W. BARRELL, b. -----; d. Mar. 23, 1865; m. 2d. Jan. 1, 1877, Simeon MERRITT, b. Mar. 21, 1823; d. Dec. 19, 1882. He was selectman eight years, road commissioner and repeatedly elected to office; was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1853, and repre- sentative in the legaslature in 1877. 1967. MOSES WHITNEY (Hananiah, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Winchendon, Nov. 28, 1789; m. Oct. 27, 1816, Sophia CUTTER, b. Cambridge, Jan. 25, 1794; d. May 16, 1831. Res. Boston, Mass., and St. Louis, Mo. 4127. i. SOPHIA, b. Apr. 17, 1818; d. Apr. 17, 1818. 4128. ii. HENRY, b. Nov. 4, 1819. 4129. iii. MARTHA C., b. Sept. 3, 1821; d. July 12, 1853. 4130. iv. MOSES, b. Oct 13, 1823; d. same day. 4132. v. GEORGE K., b. July 14, 1826; m. Frances Maria GREEN and Susanna CLENDENIN. 4133. vi. SAMUEL C., b. Aug. 14, 1828; m. Sept. 18, 1850, Abbie L. BRYANT, b. Mar. 11, 1833; res. s. p. Stoneham, Mass. 4134. vii. AZUBAH K., b. May 6, 1831, d. same day. 1968. CAPT. HANANIAH WHITNEY (Hananiah, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Winchendon, Mass., May 29, 1792; m. Mary Leavitt BEALS; m. 2d. Oct. 19, 1820, Sarah BEAMAN, b. Sept. 29, 1802; d. May 18, 1891, in Lowell. He was born in Winchendon, where he resided until 1830, when he moved to Lowell, Mass. Bought a theater, turned it into a Free Church; of course it was a failure, and from a fairly well to do man, his ch. became workers and self support- ers. He never would compromise, always paying 100 cents on the dollar, and unfor- tunately so good a credit and so obliging, he had many notes to pay for which there was no value received. Was very popular as a young man, securing his com. as Capt. from Gov. Hancock. It is said on one occasion, when drilling his command, they were surrounded by the lookers on with the purpose of creating confusion. Instantly the order was given to "form a hollow square," followed by, "charge bayo- nets, march." A scattering rather lively of good natured friends, and never any more attempts to disturb the drill or parade. He d. Mar., 1867, in Lowell, Mass.; res. Winchendon, Mass. 4135. i. GEO. LEAVITT, b. -----; d. -----. 4136. ii. JOHN MILTON, b. Sept. 21, 1824; m. Mary L. BEALS. 4137. iii. MARY B., b. July, 1825; m. Sept. 1850, Gordon REED; res. Lowell. He d. Sept. 16, 1872; was a machinist. Ch.: Frank Sumner, b. July 30 1853; Lizzie Jane, b. Aug. 11, 1851; d. Oct. 5, 1851; Josephine Frances REED CONANT, b. May 26, 1860; m. Dec. 19, 1883; address, Lowell, Mass. 4138. iv. WILLIAM M., b. May 15, 1826; m. Emeline COLE. 4139. v. HENRY MARTYN, b. Aug. 21, 1828; m. in Lowell, April 25, 1854, Harriett BAGLEY, b Aug. 24, 1829; d. July 4, 1876; m. 2d at Salem, Jan. 30, 1879, Mary W. BEMIS; res. s.p. Lawrence, Mass. With
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