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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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6638. i. EMELINE STILLMAN, b. Oct. 28, 1865; res. Green Bay. 6639. ii. DANIEL H., b. Jan. 27, 1867; unm.; res. Phil, with uncle Wm. B. 3766. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 30, 1829; m. there Nov. 9, 1852, Elizabeth Frances IRWIN; b. Nov. 7, 1832. He was a book-keeper for many years but of late years has been in poor health; res. Green Bay, Wis. 6640. i. EMELINE H., b. Aug. 28, 1853; m. Nov. 28, 1887, Walter CALHOUN; b. Aug. 27, 1852. He is a civil engineer. Ch.: Geo. WHITNEY, b. Sept. 16, 1890. 6641. ii. JOSHUA, b. Oct. 8, 1857; d. same day. 3767. WILLIAM BEAUMONT WHITNEY (Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Green Bay, Wis., Apr. 4, 1832; m. Nov. 21, 1854, Laura Margaret CLEWELL; b. Sept. 2, 1830; d. May 4, 1884; m. 2d, Nov. 23, 1886, Emma Graham VARIAN, b. Aug. 1, 1851. He was born April 4, 1832, in Green Bay, Wis., and in what was then known as the town of Navarino, which is opposite to Fort Howard, and he was named after the resident army surgeon (who was the sole physician of the settlement), William Beaumont. A silver snuff box was presented to his father for him by Pierre GRIGNON, (in token of the first white child born on the claim), who owned the French claim, transferred to his father, upon which he located the town of Navarino. (John Jacob ASTOR located the town of Astor on an adjoining French claim which he had pur-

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chased). He lived in Green Bay, attending school whenever the opportunity offered, until about 15 years of age, when he went to Piqua, Miami county, O., where he spent some years in getting an education; then returned for about two years to Green Bay, spending part of the time at Sheboygan looking after his father's property and assisting his brothers at Kaukauna, where they conducted a forwarding business with their cousin, Daniel M. WHITNEY. He then moved, in the winter of 1851-2, to the city of Cincinnati where he filled the position of assistant book-keeper and book-keeper in several concerns, till the year 1859. During this residence in Cincinnati he was married to Miss CLEWELL, of Piqua, Ohio, and filled very pleasantly the office of superintendent of the Sunday-school of Christ Church, Cincinnati for five or six years, residing part of the time at Newport, Ky., across the Ohio river, where they lost their first child. On the 30th day of September, 1859, he arrived in Philadelphia and began immediate employment as book-keeper for the firm of SHARPE, LEISENRING & Co., with whom he remained a few years and then was appointed manager of the coal department of the LEHIGH Coal & Navigation Co., which position he filled, to- gether with the office of purchasing agent, and secretary and treasurer of one or two of the allied companies, until the 1st of September, 1870, when he began business as a commission dealer in coal, having for his partners MAHLON S. KEMMERER and George D. McCREARY, the firm being WHITNEY, McCREARY & KEMMERER. This has Continued from that time to this with the change that Mr. George D. McCREARY sold his interest to his partners in 1879. Upon arriving in Philadelphia he connected himself with St. Andrews's P.E., church under the rectorship of William Bacon STEVENS, D.D., subsequently bishop of the diocese, and was appointed by him super- intendent of the Sunday-school, which position he filled for five or six years, till moving to the suburb of Germantown made it impossible for him longer to retain that position. Upon leaving, the teachers of the Sunday-school connected with that church presented him with a very handsome gold watch inscribed "Easter, 1868." He served several years as member of the Diocesan Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Pennsylvania; also as warden of the Church of the Crucifixion For more than twenty-six years, and has been for a number of years a vestryman of Christ Church, Germantown, as well as treasurer of the Bishop White Prayer Book Society; add. Philadelphia, Pa., 137 S. Second St. 6642. i. MARY CLEWELL, b. Nov. 4, 1855; d. Aug. 28, 1857, at New- port, Ky. 6643. ii. HELEN CLEWELL, b. Nov. 15, 1863; m. Nov. 9, 1888, Francis Sedg- wick BANGS; res. Phil. Ch.: Francis Nathan, b. Aug. 18, 1889; Mary Whitney, b. Aug. 6, 1890; Whitney, b. June 5, 1892; d. Aug., 1892.

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