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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. 409

6265. vii. EMMA A., b. Aug. 16, 1837; m. M.L. BASSETT; res. Dracut, Mass. 6266. viii. WILLIAM L., b. Apr. 28, 1827; d. Nov. 15, 1832. 6267. ix. ELVIRA JANE, b. July 9, 1823; d. Mar. 14, 1824. 3466. WILLIAMS WHITNEY (Eliab T., Josiah, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Newcastle, Me., Aug. 30, 1835; m. July 7, 1859, Rosalina H. MERRY; b. June 2, 1839; res. Bath, Me., 136 Commercial St. 6268. i. WILLIAMS, b. July 26, 1876; res. B. 6269. ii. WALTON L., b. May 17, 1882; res. B. 6270. iii. ANNIE C., b. Dec. 6, 1859; m. Nov. 25, 1877, ----- GRAHAM; res. with parents. 6271. iv. ROSE E., b. Aug. 23, 1866; m. Dec. 2, 1885, ----- LEYDON; res. 168 Water St., Bath. 3467. ALPHEUS WHITNEY (Eliab T., Josiah, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Newcastle, Me., Feb. 16, 1840; m. Oct. 24, 1884, Georgia F. HILTON; b. July 29, 1857. He is a carpenter; res Brooklyn, NY, 167 55th St. 6272. i. ELEANOR G., b. Aug. 25, 1886; d. Oct. 13, 1886. 6273. ii. HOWARD, b. Dec. 17, 1889; d. June 13, 1890. 3477. ASA P. WHITNEY (George W., Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Bridgton, Me., July 19, 1819; m. in Harrison, Oct. 18, 1842, Eunice C. KNEELAND: b. Nov. 24, 1818. Asa P. WHITNEY, son of Rev. G.W. WHITNEY, was born in Bridgton, Me., July 19, A.D., 1819. His early life, to the age of 19 years, was occupied mostly on the farm and attending school, such as town, district and Bridgton academy furnished, which for the time, was considered quite good. Commenced teaching at the age of twenty years; continued to teach till 1845 most of the time. In 1842 was married to Miss Eunice KNEELAND of Harrison, Me. In 1845 removed to Rollinsford, N.H., then Salmon Falls, and engaged in the employ of the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Company, in manufacturing of cotton goods. Remained there till Dec., 1856, when he engaged with the Pemberton Manufacturing Company, Lawrence, Mass. In 1858 accepted a position in the mills of Lieutenant-Governor HAYDEN, Haydenville, Mass. In 1860 returned to Lawrence, Mass., and engaged in the employ of the Everett mills, in putting in and starting machinery; continued there till 1863, when accepted a position as superintendent of the weaving department of the Boston Manufactur- ing company's mills in Waltham, Mass. In 1867 failing health compelled a change of business. After a few months of rest engaged in agricultural business, having purchased a stock and dairy farm in Harrison, Me., which he continued till April, A.D., 1886, when he went to Marshall, Lyon Co., Minn., where he still lives, after having an active and busy life. Two sons have been born, Edward P., who died at Harrison, Me., at the age of 30 years, leaving one son who now lives at Townsend, Mass.; Charles C., who is living in this place, aged 47 years. In religious mat- ters he has been an active member of the Free Baptist church, occupying prominent positions as a layman, at times employed in home mission work. In politics a liberty party and freesoiler till those parties merged into the republican party. Always a total abstainer from all intoxicants and believes in prohibition as the true remedy for the temperance reform; res. Marshall, Minn. 6274. i. EDWARD P., b. Oct. 29, 1843; m. Carrie WHITING. 6275. ii. CHARLES C., b. Mar. 20, 1846; m. Mattie M. HOGLE and Nellie A. JOHNSON. 3485. MAJOR ALFRED M. WHITNEY (Samuel, Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benja- min, John), b. Brooks, Me., June 5, 1804; m. Newport, Me., Dec. 14, 1825, Lucinda RING, b. Feb. 7, 1804; d. Aug. 17, 1870. He learned the trade of cloth fuller in his father's mill in Brooks, Me. The work not agreeing with him, he was elected sheriff of Somerset Co., and was major in the state militia, by which title he was known through life. He was a successful business man and became associated with General CUNNINGHAM, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in vast land speculations, of which he was the manager. Their interest in- cluded West Virginia and Lowell, Mass. Poughkeepsie was the headquarters, and Mr. WHITNEY moved his family there. There were no railways then and the capital- ists invested largely in real estate. The Mansion House in Poughkeepsie was the principal rendezvous. It was a grand hotel then, in 1836, and the scene of much gaiety. Among others with whom Major WHITNEY was associated were Gen. Walter CUNNINGHAM, Judge James EMOTT, the VAN RENNSALERS, Millard FILLMORE, Wm. H. SEWARD

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