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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. 453

7239. ii. ELIZA, b. Sept. 24, 1820; m. May 20, 1852, James M. PECK, of Orange, Mass. He d. in Fitchburg, Mass. She res. Rindge, N.H. Ch.: Mary Frances, b. May 30, 1856; d. June 18, 1877. 7240. iii. CAROLINA, b. Oct. 17, 1824; d. Feb. 19, 1876. Ivers was appointed admr. Of her estate, Mar. 7, 1876. 4006. HON. AMASA WHITNEY (William, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Gardner, June 19, 1805; m. Apr. 16, 1829, Dolly SCOLLAY; b. Nov. 8, 1808; d. Oct. 25, 1843; m. 2d Lucy COOLIDGE; b. Nov. 4, 1814. Hon. Amasa WHITNEY was a native of Gardner, Mass., where he lived and died; was a well-to-do farmer. For four years he was town assessor, ten years overseer of the poor, and representative in the legislature one term. He d. Jan. 21, 1870; res. Gardner, Mass. 7241. i. CHARLES, b. Sept. 21, 1830; m. Mary KNOWLTON. 7242. ii. JAMES, b. Oct. 4, 1837; d. Feb. 16, 1844. 4011. WILLIAM BARRETT WHITNEY (Phinehas, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Winchendon, June 14, 1801; m. Dec. 20, 1827, Lois STONE; b. Fitzwilliam, N.H., May 25, 1802. She d. Vineland, N.J., Oct. 20, 1870. William Barrett WHITNEY, eldest son of Capt. Phinehas and Bethiah (BARRETT) WHITNEY, was born in Winchendon, Mass., Jan. 14, 1801. He was a farmer during the earlier portion of his life. Later in life he was largely engaged in lumbering and in the manufacture of lumber. He d. Feb. 15, 1874; res. Winchendon, Mass. 7243. i. CHARLES MILTON, b. Dec. 31, 1828; d. Orange, Mass., Jan. 24, 1843. 7244. ii. ELIZABETH ELLEN, b. Sept. 2, 1831; d. Sept. 15, 1833. 7245. iii. ELIZABETH ELLEN, b. Aug. 2, 1834; m. Apr. 27, 1854, Rev. Abram W. STEVENS; res. Cambridge, Mass. Ch.: Harold W., b. Jan. 26, 1855; m. Frances E. BALL; book-keeper Nat'l Bank of Republic, Boston, Mass.; Chas. Herbert, b. Aug. 20, 1860; Ralph L., b. Nov. 10, 1870. Rev. Abram Wilder STEVENS was born in Barre, Mass., Jan. 22, 1834. He was educated at the preparatory school connected with the theological seminary, Meadville, Pa., and graduated therefrom in the class of 1862. He was ordained as a Unitarian minister at Manchester, N.H., in 1863 and was set- tled over the Unitarian society in that city until 1865, when he received a call from the Lee Street society in Cambridge, Mass, which he accepted, and was settled over that society in 1865. He remained there until 1870, having been connected with this church and society for a period of five years. He is now con- nected with and is at the head of the proof-reading department of the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 7246. iv. Louisa Lyman, b. Aug. 8, 1836; m. Sept. 4, 1855, Jason A. MORRI- SON; b. Warren, Pa., Nov. 16, 1828; d. May 15, 1865. Ch.: Wm. Barrett, b. Apr. 8, 1863; teller State Nat'l Bank, Denver, Col. 4017. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Joseph, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Winchendon, Mass. Oct. 10, 1800; m. there in 1820, Abigail FLINT; d. 1879. He d. in 1882; res. Winchendon, Mass. 7247. i. DUDLEY, b. Aug. 10, 1836; m. Mary E. WHITNEY. 7248. ii. JOSEPH, b. -----. 7250. iv. McCLUSA, b. -----. 7249. iii. MILTON, b. -----. 4024. GROVER SCOLLAY WHITNEY (Joseph, William, William, William, Na- thaniel, John, John), b. July 10, 1816; m. Mar. 30, 1851, Laura A. B. ROBY: b. Jan., 1828. I copy this from the Congregationalist. It was written by his pastor: " Disease for years had made inroads upon his body, but it could not keep down the energy and ardor of his earnest soul. Behind his modest brow was a large brain, and when he felt a grand truth, its movements were to all hearts what the stroke of the engine is to the mill. A large circle will miss an earnest Christian and a bold defender of the truth. His end was peace." Mr. WHITNEY married Miss Laura A. ROBY, of Cam- bridge, Mass. He d. Apr. 16, 1868; res. Winchendon, Mass. 7251. i. CLARA S., b. June 9, 1855; res. Winch. She was a graduate of Mt. Holyoke seminary in the class of '76, and has since been a pub- lic school teacher.

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