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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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the winter, when he had less to do than in summer. His health became poor, and he thought he must find employment more in doors, and took a hotel in Proctors- ville, Vt. where he remained two years, moved to Hartford, Vt., for one year, then to Hartland for three years. In the fall of 1835 he bought the hotel known as the "Barber House," of Woodstock, where he lived till the death of his father in the spring of 1847. He gave up the house to his son and went to Brattlesboro to care for his father's estate and a sister who was blind. He sold his father's place after a little time and returned to Woodstock in the winter of 1849, buying a private house, where he lived till the time of his death in 1872. For a few years after his return to Wood- stock he employed his time in farming and looking after his property. For many years he was proprietor of the Woodstock stages. He was much respected in the Community where he resided. He d. Dec.31, 1872; res. Brattlesboro, Cavendish and Woodstock, Vt. 4601. i. GEO. FRED'K, b. Dec. 24, 1821; m. Augusta P. EATON. 4602. ii. EMILY HYDE, b. Oct. 28, 1823; m. Oct. 24, 1849, Charles CHAPMAN; res. Woodstock, Vt. He was b. Apr. 1, 1818; d. Sept. 26, 1882; was a druggist. Ch.: Frank H., born March 8, 1851, Woodstock; Carrie A., born Oct. 3, 1832, Woodstock; Lucy J., born Aug. 5, 1856, Woodstock; Henry B., born June 10, 1858, Woodstock; Mary F., born March 2, 1860, Woodstock. 4603. iii. SUSAN JANE, b. Sept. 26, 1825; d. unm. 4604. iv. DANA HYDE, b. Mar. 6, 1828; d. unm. July 23, 1861. Shot in battle at Newport News, Va. 4605. v. LUCY FITCH, b. Feb. 28, 1833; m. Oct. 10, 1859, James B. JONES; b. Mar. 31, 1826. He is a merchant in Woodstock, Vt. Ch.; Wm. Field, b. Apr. 23, 1862; Mary Wells, b. July 28, 1864; Ellen Hyde, b. Sept. 10, 1866; Alice Whitney, b. Mar. 7, 1873. 4606. vi. CHARLES L., b. Feb 23, 1832 m. Frances J. GORE. 4607. vii. SAMUEL BENTON, b. June 4, 1842; address 125 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. He is a composer and organist and was born in Wood- stock, Vt. Was organist of Christ Church, Montpelier, Vt.; St. Peter's in Albany, N. Y.; St. Paul's in Burlington, Vt.; Old Church, now New Church of the Advent in Boston. Is professor in the New England Conservatory of Music and in the Boston University. Among his compositions are two full communion Services, five te deums and numerous other pieces for church service, organ music, Trio of Pf. and strings; Pf. music and songs. 2292. EDWARD WINSLOW WHITNEY (Samuel W., Ephraim, Jonas, Moses, Rich-, ard, John). b. at Battlesboro, Vt., 1801; m. at Battlesboro, Vt., Jan 22, 1821, Lavinia Bruce BEMIS; b. 1798; d. Aug 25, 1854, at Fort Covington, N. Y. Edward Winslow WHITNEY was a tanner and currier by trade; worked at his trade in Keene, N. H. Afterward proprietor of the Emerald House, Keene; was interested in a line of stages from Keene to Boston, of which line Benj. CHENEY, of Cheney, Fiske & CO. was driver. From Keene he moved to Albany, N. Y., where he took charge of the Franklin House, near the head of State St., directly opposite the then railroad depot. He died in Albany. He d. June 1, 1848; res. Dummerstone, Vt., and Fort Covington, and Albany, N. Y. 4608. i. CHARLES MARSH, b. Feb. 10, 1828; m. Delia Minerva SAFFORD. 4609. ii. ELIAS BEMIS, b. Dec. 2, 1821; m. Kate CRAFT and Rhonda S. BURLEIGH. 4610. iii. ELIZABETH PARSILLA, b. -----; m. G. B. J. SAWYER, s. p. She d. May, 1893, at Waukegan, Ill. 4611. iv. LEMUEL BANNISTER, b. -----; d. unm. was killed by explosion in Hague St, N. Y. 4612. v. EDWARD SYDNEY, b. -----; d. May, 1861, at Malone, N. Y. 4613. vi. MARY JANE, b. Mar 11, 1835; m. Dec. 24, 1856, Edward W. UPHAM; b. May 30, 1834. He was born in Chateaugay, N. Y.; went to Chicago in the early fifties, about 1854; moved thence in a year or so to Waukegan, where he was married and where, with the exception of one year - about 1858-9-he has since lived. During that year he was in Keokuk, In. He has always been in the dry goods or general merchandise business, beginning operations for himself in 1869 or 70 in the firm of Huson &

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