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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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Mar. 14, 1854; res. New London, Conn.; Margaret Williston, b. Sept. 25, 1857; d. Dec. 4, 1857; Anna Coit, b. July 8, 1859; res. New London, Conn; Sarah Whitney, b. June 25, 1864; res. New London, Conn. 4473. iv. WILLIAM DWIGHT, b. Feb. 11, 1826; d. Apr. 3, 1826. 4474. v. WM. DWIGHT, b. Feb. 9, 1827; m. Elizabeth W. BALDWIN. 4475. vi. MARGARET, b. Mar. 12, 1829; d. June 23, 1836. 4476. vii. MARIA, b. Nov. 12, 1830; unm.; res. Northampton. Has devoted her time to "The Children's Aid Society." 4477. viii. EDWARD PAYSON, b. May 22, 1833; gr. at Yale in 1854; d. -----, 1858. 4478. xii. HENRY MITCHELL, b. Jan. 16, 1843, m. Frances WURTS. 4479. ix. JAMES LYMAN, b. Nov. 28, 1835. He was born in Northampton, Mass., and is unm. He graduated at Yale college in 1856, where he remained from 1856 to 1857 as Berkeley scholar of the house. While in college he was librarian of the Brothers in Unity library. From 1858 to 1868 he was a bookseller in Springfield, Mass., in which business he retained an interest until 1887. In 1868 he was an assistant librarian of the Cincin- nati public library. In 1869 he entered the service of the Bos- ton public library, where he still remains. He is in charge of the catalogue department of the library, and is the editor of many of the catalogues and other publications of the library. Mr. WHITNEY was chairman of the school committee of Concord, Mass., from 1879 to 1887; has been secretary of the library com- mittee of the free public library of Concord; chairman of the book committee of the Bostonian society, and treasurer of the American library association and chairman of its finance com- mittee. He is appreciatively known for his valuable work in the library circles of the country. 4480. xi. ALICE LINCOLN, b. Dec. 17, 1840; unm. 4481. x. ALICE CLARISSA, b. Sept. 26, 1839; d. Mar. 25, 1840. 4482. xiii. ELLEN DOUGLASS, b. Feb. 9, 1845; d. July 27, 1846. 2208. ROBERT WHITNEY (Abel, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Aug. 18, 1794; m. Sept. 11, 1820, Margaret Ashley DWIGHT; b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. May 16, 1891. He was a merchant in Westfield, Mass., for some years. In 1834 he moved to Ohio, and was cashier of a bank in Sandusky. In 1838 he returned east and passed most of his time in Springfield, Mass. He died in Peterboro. Res. Peterboro, N. H. 4483. i. JAMES D., b. Aug. 19, 1821; m. Sophia A. STEELE. 4484. ii. JONATHAN DWIGHT, b Jan. 24, 1823; d. unm. May 16, 1873. Was a merchant in Sandusky, Ohio. During the late war he was in the commissary department of the 4th Iowa Regiment. For some years he was a farmer in Afton, Iowa, but later was engaged in grape growing in Missouri. He died in St. Louis. 4485. iii. ROBERT SANFORD, b. June 9, 1825; d. unm. Apr. 25, 1864. He was cashier of a Savings Bank at St. Louis, and member of the First Cong. church. In the records of the latter is the following: "The name of Robert S. WHITNEY will long be dear to all among us who loved modest, unassuming, genuine Christian worth, and gentle but firm Christian principle. His character was one pervaded, lighted up and established by a godly sincerity; one of delicate and shrinking diffidence, but of thorough, genuine, manly truth. His fidelity was like the sun; his honor and in- tegrity among business men would have secured him any trust. His aim was to be useful in any sphere. He was singularly free from ambition of precedence or display." 4486. iv. HENRY GASSETT, b. July 3, 1827; res. unm. in St. Louis, Mo., where he has been variously employed in banks, government and rail- road business. 4487. v. FRANK, b. Nov. 22, 1829; unm. res. St. Louis, Mo. 4488. vi. MARGARET DWIGHT, b. Aug. 9, 1832; res. unm. in Springfield, Mass. 4489. vii. GEORGE, b. Oct. 12, 1834; d. Mar. 9, 1837.
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