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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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290 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

Andrew WHITNEY, b. Nov. 10, 1866; Mary Emily, b. July 5, 1871; George Edwin, B. Nov. 22, 1873. 4364. viii. ALVIN, b. Nov. 24, 1847; m. Marrie A. RICH. 4365. ix. CYNTHIA JONES, b. Aug. 12, 1850; m. Dec. 13, 1880, Winthrop MAGEE; res. Winthrop, Mass. 4366. x. ELLEN HEYWOOD, b. Nov. 7, 1853; m. Aug. 3, 1876, George E. E. PUTNAM; res. 958 Lafayette Av., Brooklyn, N.Y. 2089. THEODORE WHITNEY (Joel, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Apr. 2, 1807; m. Nov. 4, 1835, Betsey WHEELER; b. Jan 4, 1814; d. Mar, 31, 1884. Theodore WHITNEY, m. Betsey, dau. of Josiah and Betsey (PUFFER) WHEELER, and set. on a small place near his childhood home, but later in life, purchased the Luke BIGELOW estate half a mile north of the village, where he res. till after the decease of his wife. A misfortune in his early manhood made him more or less a cripple for life. He has been a worthy, respectd citizen of the town, having held the office of assessor some fifteen years. For some time past he has res. with surviving dau. at Brattleboro, Vt.; res Brattleboro, Vt., 49 Green st. 4367. i. THEODORE, b. Apr. 2, 1838; d. same day. 4368. ii. ELLEN MARIA, b. June 10, 1841; d. Nov. 26, 1842. 4369. iii. MARY JONES, b. June 2, 1843; m. Oct. 18, 1866, Julius WHITNEY, of Fitchburg, Mass. Ch.: Louis Albert; b. Feb. 1874; res. Brat- tleboro. 2093. HARRISON G. WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Jan 2, 1812; m. May 18, 1837, in Westminster. Laura Louisa CARPENTER. b. 1816, d. Nov. 12, 1854; m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1855, in Brimfield, Eliza Ann SOLANDER, B. 1820; d. June 25, 1889. Harrison G. WHITNEY, youngest son of Jonas and Betsey, m. 1st Laura L. CARPENTER, daughter of Alanson and Avis, of Keene, N.H. He m. 2d Eliza Ann, daughter of Cheney and Mary SOLANDER of Brimfield. For many years Mr. WHITNEY, was a merchant in the Central village, but later in life he purchased the bakery and carried on a while the manufacture of the celebrated "Westminster Bread." Was also engaged some- what at last in probate and insurance business. Possessing many of the qualities which distinguished his father, he also shared to a large degree the regard and con- fidence of the public. He held all the important offices in the gift of his fellow- citizens, including that of representative to the general court for two successive terms. He was a public-spirited citizen, lending his sympathy and co-operation to whatever was deemed by him conducive to the general welfare. A thorough-going temperance man, his influence was on the right side of that beneficent reform. Hostile to the system of American slavery, he joined the so-called Free Soil party of 1848, and its lineal successor, the Republican party of 1850, remaining its devoted adherent to the last. Having considerable natural musical ability, improved by training and practice, he was for many years the efficient leader of the Congrega- tional church choir. His useful and honorable life came to its close at the ripe age of 78. His second wife, an estimable woman, passed away a few months before. He d. Jan. 17, 1890; res. Westminster, Mass. 4370. i. HARRISON B., b. Feb. 24, 1841; m. Francilla SPAULDING. 4371. ii. ELLEN L., b. May 30, 1844; m. Aug. 9, 1864. John B. DAY; res 54 Appleton St. Boston, Mass. He d. in Jan. 1890. Ch.: Hattie, b. May 7, 1867; address, Leominster; Jennie, b. -----; address, 54 Appleton St. Boston; Avis, b. 1873; address, 54 Appleton St., Boston; Ellen b. Apr., 1875; address 54 Appleton St. Boston. 4372. iii. JENNIE A., b. Oct. 15, 1847; m. June 1867, Loring BURGESS; divorced; m. 2d. Oct. 1887, Hon. John H. LOCKEY, He d. 1890. Ch.: Mary E., b. 1881, Smith college, Northampton, Mass. She d. July 23, 1889. 4373 1/2. iv. CHARLES S., b. July 25, 1861; m. in Fitchburg, June 20, 1883, Flora A. DAVIS b. Jan. 6, 1858. He res. s.p. Westminster, Mass. 2098. CHARLES WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. in Westminster, Mass., Mar. 21, 1797; m. May 8, 1823, Sarah HOWARD, b. Aug. 21, 1798; d. Feb. 29, 1888. Charles WHITNEY, m. Sally, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (POLLARD) HOWARD, and lived on the ancestral farm in Westminster, til after the decease of his f., when he disposed of the property and spent a few years elsewhere in town. He finally rem.

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