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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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6551. i. LAURA ELIZABETH, b. June 26, 1840; d. July 20, 1854. 6552. ii. CARRIE, b. Oct. 9, 1842; m. June 1, 1866, George MYRICK; res., Hotel Willard, Brookline, Mass. He was b. May 9, 1832; d. Dec. 26, 1877; wholesale grocer. Ch.: Carrie, b. May 25, 1868; d. May 25, 1868; George, b. June 7, 1869; d. June 7, 1869; Whit- ney, b. June 15, 1871; d. Dec. 1, 1882; Edith, b. Sept. 3, 1873; d. Dec. 6, 1873. 6553. iii. THEODORE D., b. July 2, 1847; m. Annie I. RICHARDSON. 6554. iv. GEO. DRUCKER, b. Apr. 13, 1849; d. Nov. 7, 1878. 3730. BENJAMIN DUICK WHITNEY (Asa, Elisha, Elijah, Daniel, John, John, John), b. Nov. 6, 1807; m. in Northboro, Sept. 20, 1830, Elizabeth WILLIAMS; b. May 25, 1805; d. Apr. 24, 1849; m. 2d in Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 5, 1863, Charlotte E. GENELLA; b. Nov. 21, 1842; d. Sept. 6, 1865. He graduated at Harvard college in the class of 1828, with R.C. WINTHROP and Dr. BOWDITCH, of Boston. He was for many years a Boston merchant, and was later in New Orleans, Vicksburg and Washington. His children lived in Cambridge, and he spent the last years of his life in their home filled with tender associations. He retained a strong interest in his alma mater and in his classmates to the end of his life. He d. in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 24, 1892; res. Vicksburg, Miss. 6555. i. NANCY WILLIAMS, b. Oct. 1, 1832; m. Aug. 15, 1861, Jeffries WYMAN. She d. Feb. 20, 1864. He was b. Aug. 8, 1815; d. Sept. 4, 1874. Ch.: Jeffries, b. Feb. 3, 1864; m. June 1, 1892, Helen MACKEY; b. July 30, 1867; is with the Bell Telephone Co., in Boston, Mass, ; ch., Helen Mackey, b. Mar. 17, 1893. 6556. ii. MARY, b. Sept. 9, 1834; unm.; res. 10 Ash St., Cambridge, Mass. 6557. iii. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 18, 1836; res. Camb. 6558. iv. ALICE ORNE, b. Jan. 10, 1839; res. Camb. 6559. v. STEPHEN WMS., b. Mar. 23, 1841; res. 68 Washington place, New York City. 6560. vi. EMILY, b. Sept. 8, 1843; res. Camb. 6561. vii. BENJAMIN, b. Sept. 10, 1846; d. Nov. 26, 1856. 6562. viii. CHARLES HENRY, b. Apr. 16, 1849; d. Dec. 6, 1867. 6563. ix. BENJAMIN, b. Jan. 15, 1864; m. Annie Dexter PERRY. 3735. ASA HAMMOND WHITNEY (Asa, Elisha, Elijah, Daniel, John, John, John), b. Boston, June 17, 1819; m. Oct. 3, 1842, Laura Leffingwell HENSHAW; b. June 23, 1820; d. Apr. 20, 1886. He was born in Boston and was graduated at Harvard college in 1838. After leav- ing college he made a voyage to the Mediterranean for his health and subsequently went to Rio de Janerio as supercargo. On his return he embarked in business as a junior partner in the house of HENSHAW & WHITNEY, wholesale druggists, in Boston. He resided in Cambridge, but subsequently removed to Norfolk, Va. where he man- aged the financial affairs of the Seaboard & Roanoke R.R. He was a man of great energy and earnestness of character. He d. Oct. 7, 1858; res. Vicksburg, Miss. 6564. i. LAURA L., b. June 15, 1843; d. Jan. 24, 1870. 6565. ii. ANNA H., b. Nov. 30, 1844; res. Lancaster, Mass. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., spent her childhood there and in Norfolk, Va., and in 1856 was sent to boarding school with elder sister, at Keene, N.H. In 1858 they entered Lasell seminary, Auburn- dale, Mass., graduating in 1860. The following autumn she returned there as teacher remaining two years after which she taught one year in a private school in Worcester. In Feb., 1864, she went to Lancaster, Mass., to be assistant in the academy, it was afterwards changed to a public free high school. With the exception of a year in Europe, 1880-81, she continued at any work until 1888, when it seemed best to take up something dif- ferent for the sake of health. Since then she has been farming on a small and unremunerative scale. Always fond of nature and of animals, especially dogs, in earliest days she had greyhounds, then Newfoundlands, Mexicans, King Charles, and mongrels. In 1875 Mr. L.B. COLLINS, the principal of the high school here, im- ported some pure bred St. Bernards. She had owned two before, but of doubtful pedigree. Mr. Collins offered her the first choice of the first litter. She selected a female, and, with it founded
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