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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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the academic department of Yale college in the autumn of the same year, and graduated in the class of 1875. The study of medicine was entered upon immediately at Rush medical col- lege, Chicago, and he received his degree three years later, in 1878. Six months before graduation he entered a competitive examination for the position of interne to Cook County hospital, and secured first place. After serving on the house staff for eighteen months -- the regular term -- he went to Vienna, Aus- tria, where he continued the study of his profession for two and one-half years. At various times between his return to Amer- ica in 1881 and his departure from Chicago in 1889 he received the following appointments: Attending surgeon to the Presby- terian hospital, Chicago, attending surgeon to Cook County hos- pital, lecturer on surgery, and demonstrator of anatomy and operative surgery in Rush Medical college. In physical char- acteristics he resembled his father. On his grandmother WHITNEY's side, nee Clarissa WOLCOTT, he is a kinsman of Oliver WOLCOTT, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and of his son, Oliver WOLCOTT, who succeeded Jno. HAMILTON as secretary of the treasury under WASHINGTON. He held the same portfolio for two years under John ADAMS. 7714. ii. DUANE PERCY, b. Apr. 12, 1856; m. Diantha GRAHAM. 7715. iii. ELLA CORDELIA, b. May 11, 1862; d. Dec. 21, 1867. 7716. iv. FRED HUBBARD, b. June 25, 1865; d. Dec. 23, 1867. 4498. AARON STEARNS WHITNEY (William H., Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John). b. July 29, 1803; m. Sept. 8, 1831, Hannah BRADISH; b. Aug. 14, 1802, in Weathersfield, Vt.; d. Apr. 23, 1884. He was born in Washington county, Vt., to which county his father had emi- grated from Westboro, Mass., a few years previous. He was the oldest of eight children. In 1817 he removed with his father to Jefferson county, N. Y., and settled on a farm in the town of Champion. In 1830 he bought a farm of one hundred acres, partly wild land, and commenced clearing it to make a home for himself. Sept 8, 1831, he married Hannah BRADISH, of Weathersfield, Vt., and they continued to reside on the farm intil 1846, when he exchanged it for a larger one in the town of Den- mark, Lewis Co., N. Y., where he lived with his oldest son (Nathaniel B.) until his death, which occurred Aug. 4, 1880. He led a very active life. Besides man- aging his large farm, he was an extensive stock dealer, buying many thousands of cattle in western New York, Ohio and Canada, and driving them to the eastern mar- kets in New York and Albany. In this business he amassed a considerable fortune. He was strictly honest, and a man of much influence in the community in which he lived, where he was highly respected. He d. Aug. 14, 1880; res. Champion, N. Y. 7717. ii. HENRY STEARNS, b. July 16, 1840; m. Hannah Maria LAWRENCE. 7718. i. NATHANIEL BRADISH, b. Mar. 13, 1838; m. Rhuby H. HOUGHTON. 7719. iii. JAMES E., b. May 13, 1842; m. Marrian A. LEWIS. 7720. iv. JOSIAH DWIGHT, b. May 5, 1844; m. Nancy Maria RYEL. 4501. GEORGE SPARRACK WHITNEY (William H., Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Feb. 28, 1809; m. Emaline (WRIGHT) WHITNEY. He d. June 30, 1873; res. Champion, N. Y.; s. p., one boy adopted. 4503. DAVID JOSIAH WHITNEY (William H., Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Jan. 22, 1814; m. ----- SMITH; b. -----. He d. 1887; res. Ra- cine, Wis., and Chicago, Ill. 7721. i. ISADORE, b. -----; m. ----- BLACK; res. Racine, Wis. 4507. WILLIAM HENRY WHITNEY (William H., Aaron, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. June 16, 1821; m. Patience Ryan JOHNSON; res. Copenhagen, N. Y. 7722. i. CLARISSA ALMIRA, b. June 16, 1848; m. June 28, 1871, Horace CAMPBELL; res. Denmark, N. Y.; s. p. 7723. ii. WILLIAM HENRY, b. Aug. 13, 1851; m. Maria Jane HOXLEY. 4509. EDWIN GOLDSMITH WHITNEY (Jacob, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Richard, John), b. Nov. 30, 1812; m. July, 1834, Maria CARVER. He was for many years president of First National bank there; very wealthy and influential all along
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