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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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of his going to Leominster several other large manufactories which have resulted in greatly increasing the number of the inhabitants and improving the town so that now it is one of the most desirable for business and for a home in the state. He has never held any public office in town affairs. He has had some influence in sustain- ing the Methodist church, to which he belongs, at least in a financial way. He has had some influence, directly and indirectly, in the prosperity of the town, and has owned some real estate on which he built a number of dwelling houses, opening a number of new streets on which there has been and is considerable building. His wife was the daughter of Rev. Leonard FROST, and being a Methodist min- ister, had no permanent home. She was born in Lempster, N. H., and taught school before she was married. She has been interested in the Woman's Christian Tem- perance Union and held various offices. Res. Leominster, Mass. 4292. i. IDA, b. Apr. 8, 1855; d. June 11, 1867. 4293. ii. KATIE, b. Oct. 28, 1858; d. Jan. 28, 1875. 4294. iii. ARTHUR, b. Dec. 6, 1860; d. Aug. 1, 1870. 4295. iv. NELLIE S., b. June 21, 1862; m. in Leominster, Fred H. WELLS; res. Leominster. Ch.: Ada Francis, b. Feb. 22, 1888; Katherine Whitney, b. May 1, 1891. 4296. v. FRED A., b. June 11, 1866; res. Leominster; unm. Fred A., with his brother, Walter F., are engaged in the manufacture of paper boxes. Their present shop being to small for their increasing business, they are now about building quite a large four-story building. They find a sale for a large number of boxes in Leominster, as many of the manufacturers use them. 4297. vi. WALTER F., b. Oct. 19, 1871; res. Leo.; unm. 4298. vii. ANNIE D., b. July 24, 1867; d. Jan. 28, 1868. 2052. NATHAN WHITNEY (Nathan, Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Mass., Mar. 28, 1793; m. Jan. 8, 1822, Anne Miles WHITNEY (see), of Princeton, dau. Capt. Andrew and Lucy (MILES), b. Feb. 21, 1801; d. June 3, 1885. He d. Dec. 10, 1831; res. Westminster. Mass. He was a farmer and cooper. 4299. i. WILLIAM, b. July 23, 1823; d. Apr. 27, 1847. 4300. ii. AUGUSTINE, b. Apr. 9, 1825; m. Mary A. TITUS. 2065. AARON WHITNEY (David, Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. May 1, 1800; m. Jan. 2, 1822, Martha RAYMOND, b. 1798; d. Sept. 11, 1850. Aaron WHITNEY, son of Deacon David and Elizabeth (BARRON) WHITNEY, married Polly (Martha), daughter of Jonathan and Patty (DOWNS) RAYMOND, Jan. 2, 1822, and settled with his family on the ancestral estate, coming into possession of the northeast part of the farm, with the corresponding section of the ancient dwelling house in which he lived. He was a quite, unpretending man, of excellent habits and character, and an estimable neighbor and citizen. His death occured by drowning, at Pettaconsett, R. I., whither he had gone not long before to visit his son Frederic. He d. Sept. 8, 1886; res. Westminster, Mass. 4301. i. FREDERIC, b. Oct. 17, 1823; m. Sarah Ann RANDELL, Janette C. VANDERBURG, and Jane MCLEAN. 4302. ii. M. ELIZABETH, b. May 5, 1825; d. unm. Oct. 26, 1883. 4303. iii. MARTHA, b. Feb. 26, 1828; d. Sept. 19, 1847. 4304. iv. STILLMAN, b. Apr. 11, 1833; m. Julia MOULTON, Mary MOULTON, and ----- -----. 4305. v. EMILY, b. in 1836; m. Dr. Isaac TABOR; res. Cal.; 7 ch. 4306. vi. S. ADELIA, b. Dec. 3, 1840; d. Nov. 24, 1875. 2067. REUBEN PERKINS WHITNEY (David, Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Mass., July 24, 1804; m. Mar. 8, 1827, Clarissa C. WOODWARD, b. Princeton, Sept. 29, 1804; d. Sept. 28, 1862; m. 2d, Apr. 27, 1865, Mrs. Nancy R. THOMAS, b. 1815; d. Feb. 13, 1869. He was born in Westminster, Mass., the son of Deacon David. He resided in Princeton and West Boylston; carried on an extensive farm and conducted a large saw mill. Was respected by all who knew him, and died in South Lancaster nearly 90 years of age. E. H. HINDS, administrator of the estate of Fidelia B. WHITNEY, W. Boylston, d. Mar. 10, 1876, Husband, Reuben WHITNEY. Ch. of Fidelia; Chas. I. PIERCE, West Boylston; Delia M. HARDY, Worcester; Sarah J. MOORE, Worcester; John M. PIERCE, W. Boylston; Harlem B. PIERCE, WORCESTER; appointed Apr. 3, 1876. He d. Sept. 24, 1892; res. Princeton, West Boylston, and So. Lancaster, Mass.
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