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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. 81

955. x. RHODA, b. Nov. 15, 1771 [NOTE]. 956. xi. MARCY, b. Apr. 2, 1751 [NOTE]; m. ----- FORBUSH [NOTE]. 350. Jonas WHITNEY (Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, July 2, 1727; m. Sept. 13, 1750, Zebudah DAVIS, b. H. Apr. 11, 1728; d. 1806 [NOTE]. He was elected one of the selectmen in 1751. In seating the meeting house in 1775 he was given the third seat. His will was probated Dec. 6, 1791 [NOTE]. Her will was probated Nov. 3, 1806 [NOTE]. He d. Dec. 23, 1791 [NOTE]; res. Harvard, Mass. 957. i. MERRIAM, b. Aug. 8, 1752; d. Apr. 30, 1773 [NOTE]. 958. ii. EPHRAIM, b. Apr. 2, 1754. 959. iii. JONAS, b. Mar. 3, 1756; m. Relief HOLT [NOTE]. 960. iv. LYDIA, b. Oct. 17, 1757; d. May 1, 1759. 961. v. SALMON, b. Feb. 16, 1760; m. Hepsabeth RAYMOND. 962. vi. JOEL, b. Oct. 15, 1762; m. Lydia WILLARD. 963. vii. ISRAEL, b. Jan. 16, 1767; m. Susannah GERRY. 964. viii. PETER, b. Aug. 17, 1772; went to Me. 965. ix. LEVI, b. June 23, 1751 [NOTE]; m. Sarah LAURENCE and Hepsibeth FAY. 966. x. LUCY, b. ----- [NOTE]. 351. Dr. Ephraim WHITNEY (Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Sept. 19, 1728; m. in Petersham, Mass., Jan. 11, 1759, Marcy WINSLOW, b. ----; d. ----. Doctor Whitney was born in Stow, Mass., but resided in Petersham at the time of his marriage. During the Revolutionary war he was a Tory and on that account was obliged to flee to the provinces. His property was confiscated by the Massachusetts authorities and to partially recompense his loss the Crown granted him a township in Canada called Charlotte. His descendants have a claim there yet, but have not done anything in relation to it, as it would cost more to substantiate it than the property is worth. He died in 1801, aged 72. He was an eccentric man; wore his beard the latter part of his life, and left directions that he should be buried with it unshaven. He d. July 26, 1801; res. Petersham, Mass. 967. i. LEMUEL, b. Oct. 18, 1764; m. Lydia BRYANT. 968. iii. RICHARD, b. Feb. 23, 1767; d. Sept. 9, 1815. Hon Richard WHITNEY was the third son of Dr. Ephraim and was born in Peters- ham; he fitted for college and entering Harvard was graduated in 1787 in the same class with John Quincy ADAMS. He was a man of superior talents, and uncommon aptitude for teaching. He studied law, and entered his profession at Brattleboro, Vt., with fair prospects of a brilliant career, but he fell a lamented victim of a well known destroyer. In 1806 he was elected Secretary of State of Vermont. He died while undergoing treat- ment for insanity at Hinsdale, N.H., and is buried there. His gravestone reads as follows: "Here lies the mortal remains of Richard WHITNEY, Counsellor at Law, Brattleboro, Vermont, who departed this life Sept. 9, 1815; ae. 39 years. Those who knew him not, may learn from this monumental stone that his virtues have rendered his memory precious to his bereaved friends. The sight of it will excite a tender recollection of his worth in the bosom of those who knew him, and a tear of sincere regret at his early and untimely departure. Let us humbly hope he has gone where his virtues will be justly appreciated." 969. ii. SAMUEL WINSLOW, b. Dec. 17, 1769; m. ----- ----- [NOTE]. 970. iv. JOHN, b. July 1, 1760; m. Hannah BIGELOW. 971. v. SUSANNA, b. Aug. 25, 1762. 972. vi. EPHRAIM, b. Sept. 9, 1776. 973. vii. RUFUS, b. July 26, 1781. 974. viii. HARRIOTT, b. Jan. 1, 1784. 352. Squire Timothy WHITNEY (Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Feb. 1, 1729; m. May 20, 1752, Alice WHITNEY of Harvard. They were m. in Har- vard, he of Lancaster, she of Harvard. She was b. Apr 13, 1733 [NOTE] (see); d. in June, 1803 [NOTE]. He d. June 23, 1803, in H. [NOTE]; res. Harvard and Petersham, Mass. 975. ii. OLIVER, b. Mar. 10, 1754; d. Dec. 18, 1772. 976. i. ABEL, b. Sept. 19, 1752 [NOTE]; m. ----- ----- [NOTE]. 977. iii. SIMON, b. June 28, 1756; m. Lucy HAMMOND. 978. iv. RELIEF, b. Feb. 2, 1758 [NOTE]; m. Abel WILDER. He was b. Feb. 10, 1758 [NOTE]; d. Feb., 1831; a farmer, then a merchant. He was in the

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