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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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2086. Capt. JOSEPH HOLDEN WHITNEY (Joel, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John). b. Westminster, Dec. 27, 1799; m. in Westminster, Mass., May 18, 1822, Betsey PRATT. b. Gardner, Nov. 16, 1799; d. Phillipston, Mar. 17, 1880. He was active and influential in public life, held nearly every town office, pre- sided frequently at town meetings, and was for four consecutive years a member of the lower branch of the state legislature. He was greatly interesting in military affairs, and did much to keep the military spirit alive in the community. He rose to the distinction of captain in the Westminster Rifle Co., and was elected to the same office in a Co. of volunteers formed after the riflemen disbanded. After passing middle life he rev. with his family to Phillipston, where he became also an active citizen and where he d. Jan. 9, 1872; res. Westminster and Phillipston, Mass. 4353. i. GEORGE, b. Oct. 14, 1822; m. Aldice ADAMS. 4354. ii. LUCY, b. Sept. 14, 1827; m. Aug. 10, 1858, Hiram POLLEY; res. Phill.; b. June 2, 1820. s. p. 4355. iii. ELIZA, b. Aug. 19, 1829; m. May 8, 1851. Francis A MERRIAM; res. West. Bx 113. He was b. Sept. 4, 1828; d. Feb 16, 1891; a law- yer in West. Ch.: Sarah Ellen, b. Feb. 26, 1861; m. Jan. 9, 1878 Frank H. BATTLES; res. West; Clara Laura, b. July 27, 1864; d. Aug. 30, 1865. 4356. iv. SARAH ANN, b. June 7, 1838; m. Nov. 25, 1858, Arron W. MERRIAM. She d. Apr. 18 1877, Ch.: Katie E. res Westminster; Mrs. Jennie L. HILLMAN; res. Furnace, Mass; Mrs. Lizzie E. DENTON; res. Templeton, Mass. 2088. Dea. HORACE WHITNEY (Joel, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Apr. 26, 1802; m. at Gardner, Apr. 8, 1829, Mary SAWIN; b. Dec. 22, 1807; d. Jan. 7, 1891. Horace WHITNEY was born in Westminster, Mass., and lived there until 1823, when he removed to Boston for two (to 1825) years; then spent four (to 1829) years in Fitchburg, Mass., having charge of the finishing department in the woolen mill. Then returned to Westminster and engaged in farming and cooperage business for four (1833) years. Then went to Hubbardston, Mass., and engaged in farming, lumbering and box manufacturing. In 1845 returned to Westminster and engaged in farming and chair manufacturing. A portion of this time acted as selectman for the town. In 1856 took up his residence in Gardner, Mass., and engaged in the chair in the chair business. In 1827 (June) joined the Masonic fraternity, and at the present time is one of the oldest Masons in the state. He is a man of stern integrity and honor, of fixed political and religious convictions, an ardent supporter of the Tem- perance and Anti-Slavery reforms, and a conscientious member of the Orthodox Con- gregational church in which he served as deacon at Gardner. His life has been exemplary, useful and happy, his devoted wife, an invalid for many years, dis- playing through all her feebleness and suffering a wonderful calmness of spirit and serenity of Christian patience, resignation and trust. Res. 75 Kendall St., Boston, Mass. 4357. i. JUSTIN, b. July 9, 1831; m. Betsey Jane Winchester TAYLOR, AND Emma Jane NASH. 4358. ii. WALTER, b. Nov. 30, 1832; m. Nov. 1854, Mary L. STODDARD. He d. s.p. July 17, 1858. 4359. iii. MARY, b. Dec., 20, 1834; m. Aug. 14, 1856, John Tyler EMERSON; res. Claremont N. H. He was b. Mar. 9, 1834, is a paper man- ufacturer. Ch: Mary Lizie, b. Jan 16, 1862; m. June 9, 1887, ----- STILES, and d. May 18, 1888, leaving John EMERSON, b. Apr. 26, 1888; Sarah Tyler, b. Apr. 1, 1872. 4360. iv. HORACE W., b. Apr. 7, 1836; m. Ellen Maria BLODGETT. 4361. v. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 11, 1838; m. Feb. 24, 1864, William S. FOLGER; res. 258 Green St. Cambridgeport, Mass. He was b. Aug. 30, 1836; d. Sept. 8, 1878. Ch.: Susan Swain, b. Dec. 24, 1869; Horace WHITNEY, b. Oct. 26, 1874. 4362. vi. ALFRED, b. Aug. 8, 1840; m. Cordelia KNOWLES. 4363. vii. CATHERINE DAMON, b. Feb 27, 1845; m. Oct. 8, 1863, George E. WOODMAN; res. 87 Walnut St., Chelsea. He was b. July 19, 1836, Ch.: William Walter, b. Aug. 11, 1864; m. Henrietta P. WALKER. Apr. 4, 1888; address, 8 Gleason St., Dorchester, Mass; no ch.:
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