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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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4490. viii. WILLIAM, b. Mar. 12, 1838. He was b. in Sandusky City, O., was a private in the late war in Co. G., 37th Mass. Regt., and "disap- peared" in one of the battles of the wilderness, May 6, 1864. Gen. Edwards, his commanding officer said of him, "he per- formed his duties faithfully, and was about to be promoted at the time of his death." 2211. ABEL WHITNEY (Abel, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Westfield, Mass., Mar. 15, 1800; m. Harpersfield, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1838, Pamelia BABCOCK, b. Dec. 13, 1809; d. June 21, 1849; m. 2d Sept. 26, 1850, Belinda Baxter BLISS, b. Dec. 5, 1814. He was a bookseller with his son John, and was formerly in the wholesale flour busi- ness. He d. Mar. 5, 1883; res. Lowell, Mass. 4491. i. JOHN ABEL, b. Dec. 6, 1839. Is a bookseller in Lowell, Mass.; unm. 4492. iii. EDWARD AUGUSTUS, b. Mar. 24, 1843. Edward A. spent three years in Europe in the study of geological engineering. Since 1872 he has been cashier of a national bank at West Union, Ia.; is now located at Sheridan, Wy. 4493. ii. CLARISSA DWIGHT, b. Apr. 24, 1841; d. Apr. 13, 1849. 4494. iv. MARY LOUISA, b. June 10, 1845; d. Aug. 20, 1846. 4495. v. HENRY DWIGHT, b. Feb. 21, 1252 [sic - 1852?]; d. Sept. 20, 1860. 4496. vi. MARY ELLA, b. Jan. 10, 1857; d. Nov. 27, 1867. 2213. WILLIAM HENRY WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Jan. 22, 1779; m. at Wethersfield, Conn., Clarissa WOLCOTT, b. Mar. 18, 1783, d. Mar. 2, 1849. William Henry WHITNEY was born Jan. 22, 1779, and died March 9, 1849. His parents were Aaron WHITNEY (born Sept. 5, 1746), and Hannah STEARNES. He mar- ried Clarissa WOLCOTT, a daughter of Nathaniel WOLCOTT (born July 9, 1748, died July 27, 1810), and Dolly EVANS, whose home was in Wethersfield, a short distance from Hartford, Conn. He was a man of muscular frame, about 5 feet 10 inches in height, of massive, square, regular features, with a high forehead, and had large, grey eyes, and very dark brown hair. His skin was light. Upon the occasion of his mother's death, when he was in his teens, he left his father's house and shifted for himself thereafter. He worked in an uncle's store at first, and later became a partner of Si Bellows, a son of old Gen. Bellows, at Bellows Falls, Vt., in a general merchan- dise business. Not far from 1810 he made his way by wagon to the vicinity of Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., where he spent the remainder of his life, and now lies buried with his wife in the village cemetery. He was a man of a good mind, a great reader, and conversed freely and well on most topics. His language was well chosen and fluent. When in the mood he detailed anecdotes, and was given to fun. In his family he was very kind, and was especially thoughtful of his wife. Upon her death March 2, 1849, he was overcome with grief, took to his bed immed- diately, and died one week later. While personally not being religious, he desired his family to freely follow their inclinations in church matters. However, his chil- dren mostly were non-church-going people. They were all intelligent, good looking, temperate, and industrious, and of muscular type. He died March 9, 1849; res. Champion, N. Y. 4497. viii. ERASTUS H., b. Nov. 16, 1818; m. Lucy Cordelia PIERCE. 4498. i. AARON STEARNS, b. July 29, 1803; m. Hannah BRADISH. 4499. ii. WM. HENRY, b. July 4, 1805; d. Oct. 16, 1820. 4500. iii. MARIETTA MARIA, b. Nov. 4, 1809; m. Edward HUBBARD. She d. 1884; only one child, Mrs. Chester COLBURN, who had 2 ch., Jay and Eddie; res. Champion, N. Y. 4501. iv. GEO. SPARRACK, b. Feb. 28, 1809; m. Emaline (WRIGHT) WHITNEY. 4502. v. NATHANIEL W., b. Feb. 22, 1811; m. Emaline WRIGHT. He d. Mar. 18, 1828, s. p. 4503. vi. DAVID JOSIAH, b. Jan. 22, 1814; m. ------ SMITH. 4504. vii. ELIZABETH, b. June 26, 1816, d. unm. 4505. ix. -----, b. 1823, d. in infancy. 4506. x. -----, b. 1823, d. Oct. 16, 1824. 4507. xi. WM. HENRY, b. June 16, 1821; m. Patience R. JOHNSON. 2220. DAVID STEARNS WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Northampton, Aug. 22, 1788; m. Aug. 4, 1834, Hannah H. PARTRIDGE, b. Mar. 8, 1802; gr. dau. of Rev. D. Lyman of Hatfield. She m. 2d, May 26, 1837, Hon. Joseph H.
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