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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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78 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

901. ii. MARY, b. June 19, 1761; m. June 24, 1778, Samuel WHITNEY. 902. iii. DANIEL, b. July 8, 1763; m. ----- -----. 903. iv. WM. CLARKE, b. Oct. 19, 1765; m. Sophia FULLER and Dorothy PATCH [NOTE]. 904. v. DOROTHY, b. June 19, 1770; m. May 1797, Joseph ADAMS. Ch.: Calvin, b. -----. 905. vi. GRACE, b. Mar. 6, 1776 [NOTE]; m. Mar. 8, 1797, John RANKS. 906. vii. LYDIA, b. June 26, 1768; m. Feb. 15, 1792, John ELDER, Jr. 907. viii. JOSHUA, b. June 17, 1773. 908. ix. ISRAEL, b. Apr. 6, 1781; m. Lucy MAHAN. 328. HENRY WHITNEY ([NOTE] Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Dec. 3, 1738 [NOTE]; m. Jan. 5, 1769, Hannah TOMBS, of Newton. He was in one of the Watertown companies in the Revolutionary war. He died bef. 1790, about 1789; res. Watertown, Mass. 909. i. BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 10, 1770; non compos mentis 910. ii. LYDIA, b. Dec. 28, 1770; d. in 1776. 911. iii. ANNA, b. Dec. 17, 1774; d. in 1776. 912. iv. HANNAH, b. 1775; d. Dec. 24, 1776. 913. v. ELIZABETH, b. -----; res. Dummerton, Vt. 914. vi. HENRY, b. -----; m. Fanny MILLER. 329. ISRAEL WHITNEY (Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass. Aug. 6, 1741; m. there Sept., 1765 [NOTE], Jemima ROBBINS; b. Mar. 31, 1747 [NOTE]. After Israel's death, she m., 2d, Nathaniel KINGSBURY [NOTE]. In 1791 in the Suffolk County Court Kings- bury was appointed guardian of Israel and Dorothy. He d. in 1774 [NOTE]; res. Watertown, Mass. 915. i. ANNA, b. 1767; d. 1767 [NOTE]. 916. ii. JEMIMA, b. July 23, 1768; m. David FAIRBANKS; res. Dedham, Mass. 917. iii. MARY, b. Feb. 22, 1770 [NOTE]. 918. iv. DOROTHY, b. Nov. 10, 1771 919. v. ISRAEL, b. Mar. 7, 1774; d. Sept, 1775 [NOTE]. 920. vi. ISRAEL, b. Mar. 10, 1775 [NOTE]; m. Mary FULLER. 332. Dr. ELISHA WHITNEY (Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Feb. 17, 1747; m. at Ipswich, 1777 [NOTE], Eunice FARLEY, b. 1757 [NOTE]; d. May 1, 1809 [NOTE]. Dr. Elisha WHITNEY married Eunice, dau. of Gen Michael and Elizabeth. (CHOAT) FARLEY, of Ipswich. He was graduated at Harvard college in 1766 and went first to Hamilton, then a part of Ipswich, in 1772. Beverly was largely engaged in privateering and among its successful commanders were Capt. Giles and Capt. Hugh HILL with whom Dr. WHITNEY sailed several times as surgeon. On one occasion Capt. GILES was so severely wounded that amputation of one leg became necessary. Dr. WHITNEY performed the operation in so satisfactory a manner that the captain presented him with a chaise found on board the prize which had been manufactured for the governor of Barbadoes. On a later cruise they fell in with a British vessel of superior force, and after short but sharp engagement there were compelled to sur- render and were carried into Halifax. "Michael FARLEY petitions the Council of Massachusetts, Dec. 20, 1777, that Dr. WHITNEY, now a prisoner at Halifax, may be exchanged for Dr. McCULLOUGH, a British prisoner, billeted at Ipswich." (Feit's His- tory of Ipswich.) Dr. WHITNEY also volunteered as surgeon in Col. Wade's regi- ment, raised in 1784 to suppress SHAY's rebellion. Dr. WHITNEY removed to beverly in 1793 where "his cheerfulness, benevolence and professional skill gave him a deserved popularity, and at his death he was universally lamented." He died at Beverly Feb. 22, 1807. Mrs. Eunice WHITNEY was buried at Beverly. It is said that Dr. WHITNEY was among those interested in introducing inoculation for smallpox, and one and perhaps more of his younger children died from the consequences of their inoculation, but thre seems to be no authority for this story. He d. Feb. 22, 1807; res. Beverly, Mass. 921. viii. ISRAEL, b. Nov. 4, 1797; m. Mary H. FLAGG. 922. i. ELISHA, b. in 1778; d. young [NOTE]. 923. ii. MICHAEL, b. -----; d. young [NOTE]. 924. iii. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 25, 1782 [NOTE]; m. Josiah PAGE. Ch.: Marianne, b. 1809; d. unm. 1873. She d. 1878. 925. iv. SUSAN, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. Benjamin LOVETT. She d. s. p. 1870. 926. v. MICHAEL, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. Nancy LEECH and Elisabeth LEECH 927. vi. DOROTHY, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. Josiah LOVETT. Ch.: Horace, d. young. She d. 1830.

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