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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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310 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

2312. LEWIS WHITNEY (Simon, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. June 12, 1803; m. Oct. 17, 1848, Pamelia V. DAY, of Essex, Vt. b. -----; d. Rockford, Ill. He d. Feb. 14, 1873; res. Petersham, Mass. 4633. i. LEWIS HERBERT, b. Oct. 23, 1849; d. Aug. 1, 1853 4634. ii. LEWIS EDGAR, b. Oct 22, 1854; m. Nov. 18, 1875, Florence P. CLOUGH, of Bethel, Me. He d. in Petershan, Mass., Mar. 10, 1879. 2313. JOHN WHITNEY (Simon, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Peters- ham, Mass., Dec 11, 1805; m. Jan. 1, 1838, Harriet F. BRUCE, b. Aug. 3, 1819. JOHN WHITNEY, Esq., generally known as "Honest John WHITNEY", died Monday after a long and painful illness. Mr. WHITNEY was a native of Petersham, in this county, where he was born Dec. 11, 1805, and was consequently in his 76th year. He had, however, been a resident of this town for many years, having been prominently identified with the leather business from 1836 to 1870. His business career was marked by the strictest integrity, his course in all his dealings with others having always been dictated by a nice sense of honor and a sincerity of purpose. An obli- gation made by him was considered sacred, and its conditions, whether the obliga- tion was pecuniary or otherwise, were always sure to be fulfilled; his honesty faithfullness, and unswerving integrity winning for him the name of "Honest John WHITNEY," He was a member of the legislature in 1849, and had repeatedly filled local positions of honor and responsibility. He married a daughter of the Hon. Joseph BRUCE, of Grafton, and his wife and one daughter survive him. He d. Apr. 25, 1881; res. Grafton, Mass. 4635. i. HELEN B., b. Oct. 3, 1838; m. June 8, 1859, Cyrus D. ALDRICH; res. Grafton. She d. May 4, 1873. Ch., May. 4636. ii. LUCY H., b. May 27, 1841; unm.; res. Grafton. 2317. GEORGE WHITNEY (Peter, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Chester, Mass., May 20, 1806; m. Dec. 17, 1835, Amanda M. HENRY, b. Apr 8, 1809 He was a manufacturer in Chester, Mass., until 1846, when he moved to Hartford. Res. Hartford, Conn. 4637. i. HELEN E., b. Oct, 30, 1836; d. Nov, 18, 1847. 2318. SERGT. SOLOMON BLAIR WHITNEY (Peter, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Rich- ard, John), b. Chester, Mass., 1785; m. at Detroit, Mich., 1806, Mary WARE. She d. Canon, Mich., Mar. 6, 1865 He was b. in Chester, Mass., and was a cordwainer by trade. Emigrating west he married at Detroit, Mich. Before his marriage he enlisted in Boston in the army and was stationed at Detroit, Mich., from 1805 to 1812. At the breaking out of the was of 1812 he was appointed Sergeant in Capt. DYSON's Company of Artillery and participated in the battle at Brownstown. He was one of the men surrendered by Gen. HULL, was taken prisoner and transferred to Halifax, N.S. When released he went to Boston, Mass., and thence to Albany, N. Y., and to the northern frontier and served to the close of the war, when he returned to Albany and re-enlisted in the Second Regt. U. S. Infantry, and was sent to Sackett's Harbor. He was appointed Q. M. Sergt., and remained there until his death in 1825. He is buried there. He d. June 20, 1825; res. Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. 4638. i. SOLOMON B., b. Nov. 29, 1809; m. Amanda MARTIN, Sarah M. KYLE, and Sophia A. RAY. 4639. ii. CYNTHIA, b. Jan., 1808; m. in Hamtramck, Mich., in 1833, Elias JEWELL; res. Wheaton, Ill. 4640. iii. JONATHAN D., b. Detroit, Mich., 1811; d. Saginaw, Mich., Jan. 7, 1850. 4641. iv. CHARLES, b. Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1820; d. Geneva, Ill. 1839. 4642. v. WILLIAM E., b. Nov. 9, 1821; m. Hannah L. PRATT. 2320. THEODORE WHITNEY (Peter, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Chester, Mass.; m. at Montgomery, Mass., Marilla Ann AVERY, b. May 8, 1799 He was a farmer and a manufacturer of window blinds and shades. He resided at Chester, Mass., but soon moved to Norwich, Mass., finally locating in Charlotte, Canada, where he kept hotel until after the war of 1837. He then returned to West Suffield, Conn., and thence to Agawam, Mass. During the rebellion of 1837 the mili- tary occupied his house, and it was used for the officers headquarters, the dancing hall being used to store the soldiers' rations. No person was allowed to leave or

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