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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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4725. iv. JOSIAH BUMSTEAD, b. Dedham, Mass., July 15, 1846; unm. 4726. v. CALISTA STUART, b. Dedham, Mass., June 18, 1848; unm.: res. Boston. 2387. GEORGE WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Dec. 29, 1809, in Harvard; m. Oct. 10, 1036, Abbie BEMIS, b. Dec. 18, 1813; d. July 14, 1894. He was born in Harvard, Mass., where he resided until after his marriage, when he migrated to Michigan, where he remained only a short time. Returning east, he settled in Springfield, Mass., engaged in business and resided there until his death. He lived a quiet, uneventful life, never held office, and was respected by the entire community. He d. Dec. 27, 1877; res. Harvard and Springfield, Mass. 4727. vi. GEORGIANNA, b. Mar, 27, 1855; d. Feb. 15, 1858. 4728. iii. ELLEN MARIA, b. Feb. 10, 1840; m. Jan. 20, 1868, William E. DICKINSON; res. 261 Weathersfield Ave., Hartford, Conn. Ch.: Ethel L., b. Dec., 1882. 4729. iv. ALBERT, b. Feb. 16, 1841; m. Sept. 1, 1868, Ellen C. JONES; is a sea captain; s.p. 4730. i. GEO. HENRY, b. July 15, 1837; d. Oct. 18. 1837. 4731. ii. GEO. AUGUSTUS, b. Aug. 9, 1838; d. Apr. 1, 1840. 4732. v. ABBIE E., b. June 4, 1847; m. June 9, 1869, Charles P. CHAPIN; res. 62 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, Mass. Ch.: Mabel W., b. Aug. 8, 1877; Charles Ralph, b. June 12, 1879; d. Mar. 5, 1882; Carl Warren, b. Mar. 7, 1883. 2392. SAMUEL F. WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Oct. 20, 1821; m. Harvard, Oct. 26, 1848, Sarah Tarbell GARDNER, b. Harvard, Dec. 17, 1824. He was born in Harvard and always resided there. The land on which he resided was purchased by his great-grandfather in 1726. It is situated in the fertile valley east of Oak Hill. His farm buildings were the largest and most complete in the town and that section. He was one of the best known citizens in the town. Was for years justice of the peace, served as assessor, and held other town offices. His orchard produced 1,000 barrels of apples each year. In 1878 his barn and its con- tents were destroyed by fire; the loss was $10,000. In referring to his death, the Worcester Spy says; He was one of the best known citizens and farmers of Worces- ter county. The estate upon which he lived and died had been in his family since 1699, coming to him in direct descent, and there for many years he extended open- handed hospitality. His deeds of charity were unostentatious, but many. When he was 16 years of age he began life for himself as a commission merchant and dealer in country produce, driving a four-horse team over the road to Boston; and upon his father's death he assumed the latter's business. He was a life-long Dem- ocrat, although never a politician, and was the only surviving charter member of the Harvard Lodge of Odd Fellows, which he assisted to organize 50 years ago." The farm of Mr. Samuel F. WHITNEY, in the eastern section of Harvard, is another (referring to fine farms) which delights the visitor, as well as the owner, and is fitted to inspire the young argriculturist with confidence and hope. His barn, which is an indication of his type of farming, is said to be the largest and in every way the best appointed in the county of Worcester. [Hist. of Mid. Co., pp. 567-8.] He d. Dec. 20. 1894; res. Harvard, Mass. 4733. i. ESTELLE G., b. Dec. 11, 1851; m. May 12, 1875, Albert H. SCATTERGOOD, of Albany, N.Y. 10 Bleeker Pl. She d. Nov. 9, 1890. 4734. ii. HARRY FLETCHER, b. May 3, 1853, m. Harriett T. GODDARD. 4735. iii. JEROME GARDNER, b. Jan 13, 1855; m. June 5, 1892, Susie E. MOORE; res. Harvard. 4736. iv. CLARA SOPHIA, b. June 7, 1856; res. Harvard, Mass. 4737. v. SAMUEL W., b. Feb. 23, 1859; m. Alice L. HAMES. 4738. vi. EVELYN MAY, b. Sept. 23, 1867; m. June 4, 1887, J. Dunlop SMITH, Jr., of Albany, N.Y.; res. Barre, Vt. 4739. vii. RUTH, b. Jan 1, 1864; d. Dec., 18, 1864. 4740. viii. SARAH GERTRUDE, b. June 7, 1861; m. Oct. 21, 1881, Fred'k GETCHELL, of Boston; res. 378 Pearl St., Buffalo, N.Y. 2404. JAMES W. WHITNEY (Amos, Elias [NOTE], Lemuel, Moses, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass., Mar, 13, 1818; m. Aug. 27, 1854, Sultina V. BARTLETT, b. Oct. 24, 1837. He was a farmer. He d. July 9, 1892; res. Sterling, Mass.

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