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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. 495

the Ohio river in the active early years of developments in that region. He d. Dec. 3, 1880; res. Madison, Ind. 7724. i. BRAINARD W.; res. New York City. 4511. ROLAND A. WHITNEY (Jacob, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Rich-, ard, John), b. Mar. 20, 1817; m. July 31, 1849, Eliza HICKS; b. Mar. 16, 1822; d. Nov. 13, 1855; m. 2d, Apr. 13, 1858, Annie E. LEMON; b. Mar. 28, 1830. He was born in Pennsylvania, and for over fifty years has resided in Louisville, Ky.; for thirty years he was in the merchandising business, and for the past twenty years he has been engaged in the manufacture of jeans and woolens. He is now (1894) president of the Falls City Jeans and Woolen Co., incorporated, manufacturers of Kentucky jeans; res. Louisville, Ky. 7725. i. ROLAND L., b. Mar. 4, 1859; m. Betty McGOODWIN. 7726. ii. LIBBIE, b. July 24, 1861; m. May 5, 1886, Bushrod W. TAYLOR; b. Feb. 12, 1859; res. Louisville, Ky. Ch.: Elise, b. Oct. 27, 1888; Roland W., b. July 7, 1894. 7727. iii. LOGAN R., b. July 17, 1866; m. Florence WOODRUFF. 7728. iv. JAMES F., b. Mar. 1, 1864. He was born in Louisville, and has always resided there. He now (1894) is secretary and treasurer of the Kelley Axe Manufacturing Co. 7729. v. FAYETT, b. Apr. 29, 1868; d. Jan. 11, 1869. 4512. ALEXANDER NELSON WHITNEY (Jacob, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Richard, John) b. at Madison, Ind., June 24, 1819; m. June 21, 1853, at Barre, Mass., Elvira Augusta SMITH; b. Aug. 12, 1824. Alexander Nelson WHITNEY was born in Madison, Ind.; was a partner in the firm of Lowe & Whitney, wholesale dealers in boots and shoes in Louisville; self-edu- cated; fond of society and music; kind to the poor and unfortunate; one of the pillars in his church; upright and honorable. Was afflicted with rheumatism and consump- tion, which, after he traveled through the N. W. and the south in endeavoring to regain health, finally caused his death. He, with his mother and two grand sons, lie in Cave Hill cemetery. A few months after his death his widow moved to Madison, Ind., and in fall of 1864 to West Philadelphia, Penn., where the home still is. He d. Jul 20, 1858; res. Louisville, Ky. 7730. i. NELSON O., b. May 3, 1858; m. Mary E. TAINTER. 7731. ii. EDWIN BANE, b. Apr. 28, 1854; d. Sept. 16, 1856. 7732. iii. WILLIE FRANK, b. Oct. 23, 1855; d. May 2, 1870. 4514. HON. GEORGE HENRY WHITNEY (Jesse, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Richard, John), b. Framingham, Mass., Feb. 24, 1821; m. Apr. 25, 1844, Susan Glover STICKNEY, b. May 22, 1826. Hon. George H. WHITNEY was one of the noblest and most honored citizens of Nashua. He was a native of Framingham, Mass., but since a child of four years, with the exception of one year, his home has been in Nashua. He received his edu- caton in the public schools. In 1838 the late John H. GAGE started a machin- ery manufacturing industry, and a year later Mr. WHITNEY became connected with it, a connection which was not severed to his death. In 1851, with D. A. C. WARNER, Mr. WHITNEY was given an interest in the GAGE machinery business, and in 1862 Mr. GAGE being accidentally shot, the firm then became Warner & Whitney, remaining so until the death of Mr. WARNER in 1873, when for the five succeeding years Mr. WHITNEY conducted the business alone. In public life, as well as in business, Mr. WHITNEY was very prominent. He early identified himself with the Whig party, but had been a member of the Republican party since its organization. In the sessions of 1855 and '56 he was a member of the state legislature. In 1857 and '58 he was a member of the aldermanic board of the city. He was a member of the board of assessors two years, and also for two years was one of the overseers of the poor; in 1875 he was mayor of Nashua. He had been a trustee in the Mechanics' Savings bank, and served on the directory board of the Second National bank the first year of its organization. He was a prominent member of fraternal organizations, and in Masonry had taken all the degrees up to and including the 32d. For nearly twenty years he had been identified with and was a member of the Pilgrim church. In pub- lic, private and business life Mr. WHITNEY was a true American. He leaves a noble record of work well done, of duties never shirked, of all that is best in manhood ful- filled. In his family he was a model husband and father. The city loses a grand citizen and a man of the strictest integrity by his death. The Nashua paper says:

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