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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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her kennels. During her connection with the schools here had the honor of serving as a member of the school committee for several years, during a part of the time as chairman. She was

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also a member of the public Library board of trustees, serving as secretary and treas- urer. In each case she was the only lady mem- ber. 1870 to 1880 she was able to do some work in drawing and painting, teaching drawing in the public schools of an adjoin- ing large town and private classes else- where, besides having a studio with a friend here. Of late years she has endeavored to live out of doors as much as possible, and with most satisfactory re- sults as to health. Most unintentionally she has become somewhat a public character in connection with dogs. Several years ago she was asked to judge St. Bernards, New- foundlands and pugs at the New York annual exhibition. She accepted and has done it ever since, officiating at various other places here and in Canada also. 6566. iii. CATHERINE DEAN, b. June 17, 1849; m. Robert George LAWTON, of Hudson, N.Y. ; b. 1839, on the English frigate Narcissus, off Ha- vana, Cuba, May 31, 1871; Mr. LAWTON is a resident of Ha- vana, a member of Lawton Bros., bankers. Ch.: Robert HEN- SHAW, b. in Havana Apr. 3, 1872; d. at Lancaster, Mass.; Sydney Allan, b. in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. 2, 1873; Ethel Whitney, b. in Lancaster, Mass., Oct. 4, 1875; Richard Henshaw, b. in Lan- caster, Mass., Mar. 23, 1888; Sydney Allan is a member of the Class of 1895, Harvard university. 6567. iv. HAMMOND M., b. June 28, 1851; m. Catherine REED 6568. v. EMILY STARKS, b. July 10, 1854. 6569. vi. RICHARD SULLIVAN, b. June 19, 1846; d. Aug. 23, 1847. 3738. REV. DANIEL SANDERSON WHITNEY (Amaziah, Caleb, Caleb, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Danvers, Feb. 4, 1810; m. June 23, 1843, Hannah Sophia Phillips COTTON; b. Oct. 16, 1810. Mr. WHITNEY studied for the ministry with Rev. Paul DEAN, of Boston, and was ordained as an evangelist by the Massachusetts Association of Restorationists. He is a warm-hearted, conscientious, earnest preacher of practical Christianity in its various reformatory bearings, though never settled as a pastor. He has preached at different periods for longer or shorter terms in Middlesex village, West Boylston and Berlin. Also lectured much on temperance and other reforms. He was one of the original coadjutors in the attempt to establish the Cummunity at Hopedale; com- menced there in 1842, his wife likewise becoming a member and the family continu- ing till 1850. Since then he has resided in other localities, namely, Southboro, where he was postmaster in 1871. While residing in Boylston that town elected him its delegate to the state convention of 1853 for revising the constitution. Concerning his participation in that body, he dryly says; "The only things that made me a white crow in that convention were my advocacy of the proposition to leave the term male out of the constitution, as Francis JACKSON and his friends desired it should be, and the proposition to put aside the military organization and intrust the execution of the laws to the legal voters, who really enacted them;" res. Boylston, Milford and South- boro, Mass. 6570. i. DANIEL C., b. May 8, 1843; d. July 31, 1850.

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