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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. 309

field, Mass. With the exception of a short time at Canton, N. Y., and Detroit, Mich., he practiced for over 50 years in Massena. A local paper says: "One of our oldest physicians, Dr. E. Whitney, died last week; he had been spending the winter with a daughter in St. Albans, Vt. He was known and trusted at the bedside of many of the families in this locality. To him was given the confidence such as an honest, faithful physician will always command. Plain, unostentatious, seeking how much good he could do for others, not how much he could make. He had a great memory and to him was referred every debatable question as to date. Faithful in discharge of all his duties. He d. May 20, 1884; ; res. Canton, N. Y. and Massena, N. Y. 4622a. i. EPHRAIN, b. Oct. 31, 1835; m. -----. 4623a. ii. JOSEPHINE AUGUSTA, Mar. 14, 1838; d. Apr. 21, 1881. 4624a. iii. MARY LOUISE, b. Oct. 14, 1839; m. Aug. 29, 1871, Jerome Ira NIGHTENGALE, b. July 14, 1838; he was a farmer, res. Massena, N. Y. Ch., Marguerite Dennison, b. Aug. 24, 1872; Irene Louise, b. Apr. 9, 1874; Charles Whitney, b. June 17, 1875; Cora Elizabeth, b. Nov. 24, 1876 4625a. iv. JANE ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 13, 1844; m. Aug. 29, 1871 d. Mar. 26, 1889. Her dau. is Jessie W. KINNEY; res. Canton, N. Y. 2304. ABEL WHITNEY (Abel [NOTE], Timothy [NOTE], Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. in ----- 1786; m. in Lancaster, Mass., Feb. 8, 1817, Abigail Holman TOWNSEND, dau. of Robert, b. in L. Apr 1, 1795; d. Sept. 24, 1823, at her father's in L. Robert TOWNSEND was a shrewd man. He had a brick yard and built the Lancaster House. He was deputy sheriff at one time and held other employments. One of his interesting daughters was married to the schoolmaster, Abel WHITNEY. Abel WHITNEY, of Boston, was one of the teachers of the Lancaster academy, which was founded in 1815. He taught for some years prior to this. His school was of larger pretensions in its size and fitted up more elaborately, besides it had a greater number of scholars and was more advanced in studies, than any other in the town. It embraced pupils from all parts of Lancaster. Mr. WHITNEY was a stout man with dignified step, and self-possessed, resolute aspect. He always spoke pleasantly. He was by no means a hard master, though severe. He maintained good order in the school and his examinations were always highly spoken of by the committee men in attendance. Jared SPARKS, the historian, and at one time presi- dent of Harvard college, was for a short time a teacher in the academy. He d. May 30, 1853; res. Boston, Lancaster and Harvard, Mass. 4623. i. GILES H., b. Jan. 18, 1818; m. Lydia Ann DAVIS. 4624. ii. ALFRED, b. -----; m. and res. in Cambridge, Mass. 2308. TIMOTHY WHITNEY (Simon, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. in Petersham, Apr. 2, 1789; m. there Oct. 18, 1817, Lucy BRYANT, b. July 1, 1799; d. Sept. 23, 1843. He d. June 20, 1871; res. Essex, Vt., and Petersham, Mass. 4625. i. GEORGE T., b. Apr. 4, 1819; m. Charlotte M. BRIGHAM. 4626. ii. HELEN L., b. Mar. 21, 1832; m. June 19, 1851, Dr. James C. HOW, b. Mar. 12, 1829; d. Oct. 6, 1888; res. Haverhill, Mass. Ch., Cal- vin W., b. Grafton; d. June 15, 1852; James C., res. Bath, Me.; Charlotte A., b. New York City; d. Oct. 3, 1854; Helen O., d. Mar., 1854; Wm. E., b. Jan. 10, 1857; res. Haverhill; Emma J., b. 1866; d. 1888. 2310. SIMON WHITNEY (Simon, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Petersham, Mass., Nov, 25, 1795; m. Sarah HOLMES. He d. Jan. 24, 1846; res. Scitu- ate, Mass. 4627. i. GEORGE R., b. May 27, 1829; m. Pauline B. HILLIARD. 4628. ii. JOHN H., b. -----. 4629. iii. LUCY H., b. -----. 4630. iv. JULIA, b. -----. 2311. GEORGE WHITNEY (Simon, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Petersham, Mass. Feb. 12, 1800; m. Mar. 24, 1823, Lucy KELLOGG, b. Oct. 1798; d. Sept. 10, 1851; m. 2d, Mar. 12, 1852, Mrs. Emeline TYLER, b. Essex, Vt., 1800; m. 3d, Mrs. Caroline WALTON. He d. Nov. 24, 1882; res. Shelburne, Vt. 4631. i. JULIA A, b. Feb 29, 1824; d. Nov., 1843 4632. ii. CHARLES K., b. June 4, 1828; m. Hannah HASSELTON and Chastina HODGE.

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