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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. 293

2124. RICHARD SEAVER WHITNEY (Richard, Simon, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Amherst, Mass., Feb. 13, 1819; m. in Salem, Mass., Apr. 4, 1854, Amelia ARRINGTON; b. Mar. 10, 1825. He was a carriage trimmer and harness maker. He d. Nov. 30, 1880; res. Salem, Mass. 4412. i. ALICE AMELIA, b. Apr. 26, 1860; res., unm., 147 Lafayette Street, Salem, Mass. 4413. ii. ELLA AUGUSTA, b. Nov. 17, 1855; d. May 9, 1857. 2127. ELISHA PARKER WHITNEY (Richard, Simon, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Amherst, Mass., June 19, 1824; m. ----- -----. He d. Apr. 22, 1892; res -----. 4414. i. HATTIE, b. -----; m. ----- EATON; res. Amherst, Mass. 2130. BRADSHAW STEARNES WHITNEY (Charles, Daniel, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., June 4, 1817; m. there, Nancy RUGGLES; b. July 4, 1818; d Apr. 2, 1884. He was a farmer. He res. on the homestead of John WHITNEY, Jr., and it has been in possession of the family since 1643; res. Watertown, Mass. 4415. i. EMMA F., b. Mar. 27, 1849, unm., res. Wat. 4416. ii. BERTHA MARION, b. Apr. 11, 1852; m. April 27, 1881, Fred A. HUBBARD; res. Newton, Mass. 2139. GEORGE PEIRCE WHITNEY (William C., Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Hebron, Me., Aug. 13, 1819; m. Dec. 7, 1843, Ermina P. PACKARD at Blan- chard, Me., b. Jan. 31, 1822; d. Sept. 29, 1879. res. Oxford, Me., address, So. Paris, Me. 4417. i. ELIZABETH ERMINA, b. Nov. 30, 1844; m. Oct. 31, 1872, William H. MOTLEY. She d. May 12, 1878. He is a lawyer; was b. in 1840; res. Deering, Me. Ch.: Ada W. H., b. Jan. 14, 1874; Wm. H. J., b. Mar. 10, 1877. 4418. ii. GEORGE EDWIN, b. Apr. 23, 1848; d. Apr. 10, 1850. 4419. iii. JOHN HENRY, b. Oct. 16, 1861; m. Lulu F. GOLDER. 4420. iv. LILLIAN MAY, b. Aug. 28, 1860; m. Sept. 19, 1881, Dr. Eugene B. HOLDEN; res. 249 D. St., So. Boston. 4421. v. GEORGE PEIRCE, b. Dec. 28, 1863; m. Stella E. MILLETT. 2145. JOHN WHITNEY (Israel, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Worces- ter, Mass., Apr. 9, 1820; m. Nov. 20, 1847, Martha PARKS, b. Nov. 18, 1826. John WHITNEY was born in Worcester, where he always resided. He was a well- to-do farmer. He died intestate and the widow was appointed guardian to the children. The only data on the Worcester probate records is Mar. 3, 1860, when the widow made a report of guardian's sale of real estate for the two minor children. He d. Mar. 21, 1854; res. Worcester, Mass. 4422. i. GEORGE H., b. Nov. 5, 1849; unm; is a watchmaker; res. at 31 Clinton St., Worcester. 4423. ii. IDA A., b. Mar. 10, 1852; m. E. E. LIVERMORE; res. W. 2172. ISRAEL GOODWIN WHITNEY (Israel, Elisha, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Jan. 30, 1831; m. July 17, 1861, Christiana K. S. SARGENT; b. Feb. 3, 1837. Israel Goodwin WHITNEY was born in Beverly and received his preparatory edu- cation at the Boston Latin School in 1847. All his class entered Harvard, but his father could not afford to send him there unless he could earn his own living in one of the professions after graduating. He knew enough at 16 to be aware that he was no student, but he wanted to go on a sea voyage and loved the idea of becoming an East India merchant. So he was placed in the commercial counting-room of Mr. William PERKINS, and in four years was sent to Calcutta in the ship "Walpole" as supercargo. From that time, 1851, he made three voyages to India, and in 1853 established the house of "WHITNEYS" in Calcutta, then styled WHITNEY & YOUNG, and in 1860 WHITNEY Bros. & Co., under which title it still exists with his two brothers in control, and of which his cousin, W. M., and himself are the home partners. The business has almost vanished, however, and it has proved a good workshop for his father's seven sons, all of them having shared in the work over a period of more than 40 years. He has often thought that had the plan been carried out of giving him a collegiate education in 1846-7 it would have seriously altered the fate of this WHITNEY family of seven sons, as they all followed his footsteps and all made moderate fortunes. To the conservative element planted in his father's male issue their India

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