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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. 325

4837. i. GEORGE HENRY, b. Aug. 25, 1812; m. Priscilla GALLUP. 4838. ii. JOHN, b. Oct. 16, 1807; m. Mary B. HOLT. 4839. iii. SOPHIA, b. Aug. 10, 1809; m. May 17, 1831, Edmund MELLEN of Wayland, Mass. 4840. iv. SUSAN, b. July 20, 1811; m. Mar. 29, 1835, Philip A. SMITH. She d. Mobile, Ala., Sept. 10, 1839. 4841. v. MARY JANE, b. July 25, 1815; res. Wayland. 4842. vi. SOPHIA, b. Aug. 13, 1805; d. bef. 1809. 4843. vii. DOLLY, b. May 31, 1814; d. July 10, 1814. 4844. viii. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 22, 1819; d. Camb., Aug. 8, 1822. 2473. CAPT. SILAS WHITNEY (Silas, Daniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Jan. 26, 1781; m. in Waltham, Mass., in 1800, Abigail M. SHEDD, b. Sept. 15, 1778; d. Sept. 21, 1854. Capt. Silas WHITNEY was born in Stow, Mass. In 1795 he built the first tem- porary railroad used in this country. It was constructed of two tracks on the western slope of Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass., for the purpose of facilitating the removal of gravel from the top of the hill down to Charles street, which he was filling up and grading. There were two trains of cars on the railroad and they were so arranged that one train being loaded with gravel at the upper end, would, in its descent, haul up the empty train, then while the full cars were being emptied, the empty ones were being filled, and in their descent would haul up the first train, and thus it was man- aged to do the work without horses. Mr. WHITNEY was assisted in the work by his brothers, John and Ephraim. The brothers were great contractors for filling up wharves, etc. They filled in Central wharf. From the above it will be seen that Capt. WHITNEY was the real pioneer of railroads in this country. Capt. WHITNEY, during the later years of his life, kept the Middlesex hotel, which was situated be- tween Warren Ave. and the old bridge road in Charlestown. It was burned in the year 1836. He d. in C. Jan. 20, 1824; res. Boston, Mass., and Charlestown, Mass. 4845. i. JOHN FRANCIS, b. Feb. 27, 1819; m. Julia A. ANDREWS and Maria HOOK. 4846. ii. EPHRAIM A., b. Aug., 1816; m. Joanna A. HOOK. 4847. iii. CHARLES, b. Sept. 15, 1805; m. Lydia M. EMERY. 4848. iv. ELIZA A., b. Apr. 15, 1809; m. ----- HINCKLEY; res. Thomaston, Me.; m. 2d, ----- O'BRION; d. June 6, 1894. 4849. v. ABIGAIL S., b. May 21, 1808; m. Thomas R. SPEAR; res. Boston. She d. Jan. 4, 1870. 4850. vii. SILAS GORE, b. Aug. 9, 1800; m. Sarah S., -----. 4851. viii. WM. HENRY, b. June 2, 1819; drowned at sea, 1830. 4852. vi. MARY, b. Sept. 28, 1803; d. July 7, 1837. 4853. ix. MARY, b. Oct. 8, 1801; d. Apr. 3, 1803. 2477. EPHRAIM WHITNEY (Silas, Daniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Boston; m. Eunice -----. He was a large contractor in Boston, Mass., where he resided. He d. in West Indies. 2487. EMORY WHITNEY (Jacob, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Winchendon, Mass., Oct. 1, 1791; m. May 27, 1817, Lydia LOCKE, b. Dec. 7, 1791; d. May, 1835; m. 2d. Feb., 1836, Thankful G. MOREY, b. May 2, 1806; d. Mar. 26, 1883. He was a cordwainer. He d. Feb. 3, 1876; res. Le Roy, N. Y. 4854. i. DANIEL W., b. Nov. 18, 1820; m. Sarah Ann MANNING and Mrs. Mary Ann (HENRY) BALL. 4855. ii. LYDIA LORACHE, b. Feb. 8, 1823; m. Oct. 21, 1844, Fred'k Fitch BISHOP; res. Turtle Point, Pa. He was b. Sept. 6, 1820; is a farmer. She has the old family Bible of Mary PATCH's. Ch.: Infant daughter, b. Aug. 15, 1845; d. Aug. 16, 1845; Emery Le- roy, b. Nov. 19, 1846; m. Oct. 10, 1877; d. May 2, 1894; Wilder Whitney, b. May 30, 1850; d. July 2, 1858; Mary Maria, b. May 31, 1854; m. July 17, 1877; Emily Lorache, b. Nov. 15, 1856; m. Apr. 30, 1878; Fannie Lydia, b. Aug. 23, 1861; d. Dec. 15, 1880; Emery Leroy Bishop, Turtle Point, Pa.; Mary Maria Simar, Port Allegany, Pa.; Emily Lorache Simar, Port Allegany, Pa. 4856. iii. MARIA EUNICE, b. Dec. 18, 1826; m. Feb. 23, 1852, Loring G. BLANCHARD. He was b. 1819; d. Feb. 22, 1890; was a farmer.

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