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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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from business some thirteen years before his death. The death of his son Lewis was a deep affliction to him, and he survived his death only seven months. He went to the cellar to prepare his furnace fires and fell in a paralytic shock, living only forty hours afterward. He was a steady, quiet, honest man, respected by all. He is buried at Upham's Corner, Dorchester, Mass., He d. Jan. 14, 1890., res. Boston, Mass. 5850. i. MARTHA E., b. July 13, 1851; m. July 7, 1870, Charles H. SMALL: res. 52 F street, So. Boston. He was b. New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 23, 1846; d. Mar. 13, 1892. Ch.: Mabel I., b. July 4, 1875. 5851. ii. FRANK R., b. Mar. 25, 1853; m. Ella PINTO. 5852. iii. LEWIS ALFRED, b. Dec. 22, 1855 unm.; d. June 7 1889. He was born in Boston, educated at the public schools and the Preston School of Design. He learned the trade of stencil cutter and engraver, but was obliged to give up his work on account of an injury to his knee. For seven years he was confined to the house, and during that time executed many elegant oil paint- ings, which still remain in the family. 5853. iv. CHARLES ALFRED, b. June 14, 1871; d. July 28, 1871. 3124. CAPT. JOSEPH PAUL WHITNEY (William, Elijah, John, William, Joshua, John), b. Mar. 1, 1825; m. in New Orleans, La., Aug. 25, 1854, Troy Gertrude HOPE, b. Norfolk, Va., Aug. 30, 1838. Joseph Paul was born in Norwich, Vt., in 1825. At the age of 19 he went to New Orleans, La., where he resided until 1888, when he moved with his family to Chicago. During the Civil war he served in the Confed- erate army. Of late years, on account of partial paralysis, he was incapacitated for manual labor. He d. Aug. 7, 1893; res. Chicago, Ill., 541 Fay St., Lake View. 5854. i. JOSEPH G., b. Aug., 1855; d. Aug., 1856. 5855. ii. JOHN L.; b. Mar., 1857; d. Nov., 1858. 5856. iii. MARY FRANCES, b. Oct. 19, 18--; m. 5857. iv. BENZETTE, b. Apr. 25, 18--. 5858. v. CRESCENTA, b. Mar. 9, 18--. 5859. vi. TROY, b. Dec. 5, 1863; m. Sept. 18, 1889, Frank K. BUMSTEAD; b. Dec. 12, 1864; res. 419 Cleveland Ave., Chicago, Ill. Ch.: Whit- ney Vandewater, b. Nov. 19, 1892; Iris, b. July 30, 1891; d. Nov. 24, 1891. 3127. LEVI CHARLES WHITNEY (William, Elijah, John, William, Joshua, John), b. Norwich, Vt., Jan. 6, 1832; m. Mary Eliza PENNINGTON. He was born in the Green Mountain state, and with his brothers Henry and Charles migrated to New Orleans. Was pilot on the Mississippi river when the war broke out, and joined the Confed- erate navy, being impressed into the service. He d. Dec. 10, 1867, res. New Orleans, La.
5860. i. ALFRED LEWIS, b. New Orleans, Mar. 31, 1865; m. Jan. 1, 1888, Mary Louise LYNCH, b. Apr. 12, 1865. He is a clerk, s.p.; res. 9 Haynes St., East Boston, Mass. 5861. ii. ROBERT L., b. -----. He res. in Bos- ton, is employed on the Herald. 5862. iii. -----, b. -----; m. Evan H. MORGAN; res. Baltimore, Md. 5863. iv. ROBERTA HARP, b. Dec. 7, 1861; m. John Thomas SEWARD, Aug. 19, 1877; res. New Orleans, La., Cor. Clouet and Chartres Sts. He was b. Apr. 3, 1853. Ch..: Alfred Henry, b. June 22, 1879. 3128. LEWIS LAFAYETTE WHITNEY (William, Elijah, John, William, Joshua, John), b. Norwich, VT., Jan. 6, 1824; m. June 1, 1850, Hannah Humphrey CLAMP; d. Aug. 29, 1892. He is a graduate of Bridgewater Normal school, class of 1843. Taught school six years; has been chairman of the school committee in Wo- burn four years; is justice of the peace; is one of the Woburn cemetery commis- sioners, and superintendent of the Woburn cemetery for many years; executor of many wills; executor, trustee; administrator and guardian; member of the public library committee, etc., Res. Woburn, Mass.
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