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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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his beautiful face, like a marble state in the sleep of death, is before the writer still, a vivid picture of the gallery of memory. He d. May 8, 1852; res., Williston, Vt. 4712. i. ELLEN ORPENA, b. Apr. 24, 1830; m. Nov. 3, 1851, at St. Louis, William C. LIGGETT; res. Oswego, Kan. He was b. Dec. 31, 1828; is a merchant. She was educated at Hinesburgh and Cas- tleton seminaries, Vt. Ch.: Dr. Geo. S., b. Oct. 27, 1853; res. Oswego; Kate C., b. May 29, 1858; res. Oswego; Martha E., b. Dec. 7, 1860; m. ----- CARTER; res. Fort Smith, Ark.; Marion I., b. May 27, 1863; m. ----- JAMES; res. Carthage, Mo. 4713. ii. GEO. W., b. Feb. 5, 1833; m. Marion MURRY. 4714. iii. ALBERT READ, b. Apr. 11, 1835; d. s. p. Sept. 9, 1872. He was the fourth child. Was just eighteen when his father died, and though tall, was like him in complexion, disposition, and quick in motion, and born to command. He soon started out into the world to earn a livelihood and educate himself, and developed a remarkable business capacity. He studied the physician's course at Pope's medical college, St. Louis, Mo., where he received a diploma. Just before the close of the Civil War he enlisted as acting assistant surgeon on board a hospital steamer on the Mississippi river, and at the close of the campaign was in charge of the army hospital at Natchez, Miss. Afterward he was physician and merchant in Waterproof Parish, La., whence he was elected to the state legislature for 4 years, residing meanwhile in the city of New Orleans, enjoying his own home in the suburbs, the beautiful grounds with orange grove occupy- ing one square. He gathered the luxuries of life about him, but near the close of his term died, at the age of 38 years, of hemor- rhage from overwork, at Mallett Bay, Lake Champlain, Vt., where he had gone for his health in the summer of 1872. He was buried in Williston, beside his father. He had been mar- ried about three years; had no children. He had a handsome face and form, and made a fine appearance in military costume. 4715. iv. MARION EMELINE, b. Sept. 27, 1837. She was graduated at Fort Edward institute, N. Y., and Burlington Seminary; m.; a dau. Ella F. Padou res. Oswego, Kan. 4716. v. MARTHA CLARISSA. B. June 29, 1842; d. -----. 4717. vi. FRANCES JULIA, b. Jan. 14, 1845; res. Lebanon, Ill.; unm. She was first sent to a select school in Burlington, Vt., then to public and academy, entering at 13 where the pupils ranged from 15 to 20 years of age. Went to Lebanon, Ill., with her mother, in the year 1860, having then two married sisters settled there, and one recently laid away in the cemetery - the flower of the family. Afterward she attended for one year Monticello seminary, God- frey, Ill.; Mrs. Blair's seminary, Lebanon, and graduated at Rip- ley female college, Poultney, Vt. 2373. BARNABAS WHITNEY (Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Aug. 27, 1828; m. Emily Bracey. He d. Mar. 20, 1865; res. ----- Mass. 4718. i. EFFIE, b. -----. 4719. ii. LAFORREST, b. -----. 4720. iii. IMOGENE, b. -----. 4721. iv. CYRUS, b. -----. 2375. FREDERICK H. WHITNEY (Barnabas, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Sept. 25, 1807; m. In Boston, Abigail B. BUMSTEAD, b. Oct. 18, 1812; d. Mar. 5, 1891. He d. Aug. 24, 1864, in Trenton, N. J.; res. Boston, Mass. 4722. i. FRED'K H., b. Apr., 1833; d. 1856. 4723. ii. JANE, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., April 14, 1832; m. in Boston, May 1, 1854, Wm. Francis GEORGE; res. 82 Myrtle St., Boston, Mass. He was b. Oct. 9, 1838; d. June 30, 1865; was commission merchant. Ch.: Katherine Whitney, b. Sept., 1, 1855; Isabel Percy, b. July 7, 1858. 4724. iii. CATHERINE LILLIE, b. Boston, Mass., 1838; m. in New York City, in 1859, Walter Scott TOWER. Ch.: Paul, d. 1861. She d. May 18, 1861.
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