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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. 419

Baltimore, Md., as salesman for Wheelwright & Co. There he showed his great abilities as a judge and buyer of leather, making for this employers thousands of dollars by his shrewdness in manipulating the leather market. Paid the debt. Then the climate of Baltimore seemed prejudicial to his health, he returned north in 1852 to Medway, Mass., re-engaged in the manufacture of boots on a large scale, which continued to the close of the war, at the same time being a commission agent for one of the largest firms in Boston. In 1870 he turned over his Medway manu- factory to his son and removed to Boston, where he resided until his death. Was a man of great force of character, and inherited all the qualities of economy, industry and integrity which have made the descendants of the Pilgrims famous from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He d. May 14, 1874, at Hingham, Mass.; res. Mil- ford, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa. 6450. i. MARY HELEN, b. Feb. 5, 1838; m. May 22, 1856, Dr. Henry W. BROWNE, of Boston; res., Hubbardston, Mich. Ch.: Alice Ger- trude, b.1857; d.1857; Maria Virginia, b.1858; d. Feb 26, 1877; Caroline Bancroft, b. 1860; m. C.E. GEORGE; Harry Artemus, b. 1864; d. Jan 1867; Mary Viola, b. 1868; d. Sept 30, 1874; Bessie, b. 1874; Marguerite, b. 1877. Henry N. BROWNE is the youngest son of the late Hon. Artemus BROWNE, of Medway, Mass., an eminent physician and noted public man of his day. Henry W. BROWNE was born in Medway, Mass., Nov 24, 1831. He received his education in the Medway common and high school, and entered Harvard University Medical Department 1n 1853, graduating in March 1856. He practiced his profes- sion in his native town until the beginning of the war of the rebellion. May, 1861, he raised a company which was mustered into the 2d Mass. Vols. He declined a commission, enlisted with his company and was made sergeant, but owing to illness was discharged in July following. In the fall of 1861 he en- listed as private in Company I, 16th Mass. Vols.: July 24, 1862, was promoted to assistant surgeon 31st Mass. Vols., and on Sept 12, 1863, was commissioned surgeon 76th U.S.C.T.; mustered out and honorably discharged December 31, 1865. In the summer of 1869 he removed to Hubbardston, Mich., where he resided, engaged in the practice of his profession. He was admitted to the bar in the Ionia County Circuit Court I January, 1883. Has been justice of the peace, three terms trustee and president of the town of Hubbardston, member of the board of education, three terms commander of G.A.R. Post, No. 234, aide-de-camp on staff of commander- in-chief. He has represented his township on county commit- tees, etc., and was elected on the Republican ticket to the Michigan legislature by a plurality of 231 over his opponents. Dr. BROWNE is a noted Shakespearean scholar and his recitals from the works of the great dramatist delighted large audi- ences during his stay at the capitol, as he had often done before. 6451. ii. CHARLES E.L.B., b. Nov 10, 1839; m. Augusta G. NICHOLS. 6452. iii. GEO. W., b. Feb 14, 1844; m. Jenny TRUE. 6453. iv. FRANK LE'PRELATE, b. July 6, 1851; m. Mary E. BROOKS. 6454. v. JERRY WHEELWRIGHT, b. Feb 19, 1854; res. Sylvania, O. 3633. GEORGE WHITNEY (Jonathan, Elias, Elias, Jonathan, Benjamin, John), b. Mar 15, 1821; m. Jan 1, 1845, Louisa P.C. LINCOLN; b. May 24, 1825; d. Sept 7, 1889. George WHITNEY was brought up on the WHITNEY farm, Bear Hill, in Milford, Mass., and before marriage learned every branch of boot making, finally settling down to the cutting department, which vocation he followed for forty years. Failing health compelled him to give up work a little more than two years before his death. His residence was always Milford, although he was at intervals employed at No. Brookfield, Marlboro and Hopkinton, Mass. He was made on Odd Fellow in 1846, and a Mason in 1861; was buried with Masonic honors at the age of 71, in the family plot in the westerly part of Holliston June 6, 1892, Mongomery lodge of Mason. of Milford, attending in a body. He d. June 3, 1892; res. Holliston, Mass. 6455. i. ELIAS, b. June 21, 1849; m. Mary E. GLEASON. 6456. ii. ELLA JANE, b. Apr 10, 1852; d. Aug 13, 1853.

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