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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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308 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

Upham, in 1872 or 73 alone and in 1888 becoming a member of his present firm, G. R. Lyon & Co. About 1880 and for a few years thereafter, he was active in local politics and held the office of supervisor for Waukegan in Lake county. Ch., Edward Darwin, b. Mar. 13, 1858; unm.; 307 People's bank Bldg., Denver, Col. During the years 1875 to 1880 he was a teacher in Lake county schools, the last three years being in the Wauke- gan city schools. He graduated from Amherst College, degree B. A. in 1884, and the following year was principal of the Wil- liams Academy and Stockbridge High School at Stockbridge, Mass. He continued his law studies, theretofore begun under Judge Francis E. CLARK, of Waukegan in the office of Stiles & Lewis of Chicago, and was admitted to the Illinois bar in Sept., 1886. He lived in Lincoln, Neb., from Nov., 1886, till June, 1887 when he went to Colorado. Is a lawyer in general practice. 4614. vii. HARRIETT MERCY, b. -----; m. J.W. ROBINSON and W. E. PEAKE; s. p. She d. June 1894, at Mason City, In. 2293. RUFUS WHITNEY (John, Ephraim, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Dover, Vt., Aug. 28, 1793; m. Dec 25, 1826, at Brandon, N. Y., Lois MILLER, b. Mar. 19, 1790; d. Mar. 9, 1865. He was a farmer. He d. May 9, 1863 res. Bangor and Brandon, N. Y. 4615. i. HORTENTIA, b. Sept. 9, 1827; m. Apr. 19, 1861, Samuel WRIGHT; res. East Dickinson, N. Y. He was b. Feb. 28, 1822, is a farmer. Ch., Mary Lois, b. Dec. 20, 1864; m. Nat 1883, Geo. DOOLITTLE, and d. Jan. 10, 1889; Ema Louise, b. Dec. 13, 1866; m. July 2, 1885, Wells S. BENTLEY; res. West Bangor, N. Y. 4616. ii. MARY FRANCES, b. Mar, 28, 1830; m. Jan. 1, 1852, James SPOONER; res. W. Bangor, N. Y. Ch., Fred Whitney, b. Mar. 11, 1855; d. Dec. 7, 1872; Geo. Miller, b. Dec. 13, 1859; d. May 24, 1873; Betsey Frances, b. Jan. 8, 1865; m. May 2, 1894, Charles S. BARNUM; res. Danbury, Conn.; Rufus b. Jan 18, 1869; d. Jan. 19, 1873; SPOONER was b. Sept. 9, 1819; d. July 28, 1892; was a farmer. 2294. DANIEL BIGELOW WHITNEY (John, Ephraim, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Newfame, Vt., Mar., 1802; m. at Putney, Vt., Lucretia FLETCHER; b. Aug 3, 1802; d. Feb. 26, 1867. He was born in Newfane, VT., and settled in Fort Covington, N. Y., and estab- lished himself as a cabinet maker. He increased his business until he became an extensive manufacturer of cabinet work and chairs. He had quite a trade in Canada, even extending across the St. Lawrence river, Fort Covington being located on the line with Canada. He always remained in the same house which be built. All the family resided in the house until his death. The place is now owned by his son John F. He was a member of the Baptist church, living a consistent Christian life, a strong opponent to the use of tobacco in any form, and of temperate habits. He was a stanch Whig and later a Republican in politics. He never sought or held a pub- lic office, but adhered industriously to his business of furniture manufacturing. Rev. Nathaniel CULVER, Baptist preacher, remarked to him, "you are always in a hurry in this life. I do not know how it will be in the next" He died in the faith of inheriting eternal salvation. He d. Jan. 22, 1876; res. Fort Covington, N. Y. 4617. i. SARAH LICRETIA, b. July 21, 1832; d. Mar, 6, 1868. 4618. ii. JOHN FLETCHER, b. June 13, 1834; unm.; res. Boston, Mass.; has been in Boston Directory office, 155 Franklyn St., for 23 years. 4619. iii. HANNAH VALERIA, b. Aug. 27, 1836; m. James SHEARER; res. Cornwall, Ont. 4620. iv. HARRIET SOPHRONIA, b. Aug. 23, 1838; received a certificate of academic scholarship Dec. 1, 1868 and d. May 4, 1869 4621. v. ACHSAN ANN, b. 1842; d. Mar 2, 1860. 4622. vi. CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH, b. 1847; d. 1848. 2298. Dr. EPHRAIM WHITNEY (John, Ephraim, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. in Dummeston, Vt., Feb 26, 1805; m. Dec. 21, 1834, Mary Ann DENNISON. b. July 10, 1808; d. Feb. 20, 1880. He graduated at Hanover College with high honors, attended lectures at Pitts-

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