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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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2534. JOSIAH MARSHALL WHITNEY (Daniel, Josiah, Richard, Richard, Rich- ard, John), b. in Boston, Jan. 19, 1814; m. at Astoria, L. I., May 16, 1839, Mary Jane AYERS; b. Sept. 8, 1820. Josiah M. WHITNEY located at Astoria in the year 1839, the place at that time being quite a wilderness and reached by flat boat horse power from where 86 East River now is located. A mason and builder by occupation, he built most of the best houses in the place, and for upward of 40 years maintained a retail build- ing material and coal yard business, but gave it up in 1880. He was village trustee and school trustee several times, and president of the board of village trustees at the time of the village being taken over by the city in 1871. Has held the offices of school commissioner and assessor under city government; has retired from business; res. Astoria, L. I., N. Y. 4916. i. MARY LOUISA, b. Feb. 14, 1840; m. Nov. 25, 1863; Alanson PALMER; res. 591 Madison Av., Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch.: Whitney, b. Oct. 10, 1865; Alice, b. Dec. 28, 1868; Clarence, b. Sept. 19, 1871; Rol- lins, b. Sept. 19, 1881. 4917. ii. JOSIAH HAMILTON, b. Mar. 9, 1842; d. Nov. 25, 1845. 4918. iii. EDWARD M., b. Sept. 3, 1846; m. Florence C. LONG. 4919. iv. JULIA MATILDA, b. June 27, 1844; d. Nov. 28, 1845 4920. v. HALSEY, b. Jan. 6, 1849; m. Anne STOWE. 4921. vi. WILLIAM THEODORE, b. Mar. 27, 1851; d. July 4, 1851. 4922. vii. LUCY JANE, b. Apr. 9, 1853; d. Apr. 20, 1853. 4923. viii. JOSIAH HAMILTON, b. July 4, 1854; m. Maria LONG. 4924. ix. FANNIE AMELIA, b. Feb. 24, 1857; d. Aug. 18, 1858. 4925. x. ANNIE, b. Aug. 18, 1859; m. 1881, Frank B. STEVENS; res. Quincy St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch.: Edith, b. May, 9, 1882; d. Nov. 8, 1892; Ethel, b. May, 1884; Elaine, b. Dec. 6, 1886. 4926. xi. FRANK AUSTEN, b. Jan. 23, 1862; d. Aug. 6, 1890. 2540. WILLIAM MINOTT WHITNEY (Daniel, Josiah, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. in Boston, Jan. 2, 1827; m. June 16, 1856, Amelia COOK, b. N. Y. City, Jan. 31, 1831. For more than a quarter of a century W. M. WHITNEY has occupied a prominent

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position in the commercial circles of Albany, N. Y., and in the extent and character of the business of which he is the recognized head. He has done more towards attracting that large trade which is the pride of the city and the addi- tion of much of its substantial prosperity. He was born in Boston, where he resided with his parents until they moved to New York City in 1828. At first he worked in a dry goods store then later in a wholesale house. He soon be- came recognized as an expert in buying dry goods, and from 1852-9 was chiefly buyer for large houses. In 1860 he went to Albany as manager for Ubsdell, Pierson & Co., and later became senior partner in the business in that city. His store is the most extensive of its kind between New York City and Chicago. He is honored and respected by all who know him. Res. Albany, N. Y., 156 Washington Ave. 4927. i. LELIA, b. May 17, 1857; m. Nov. 25, 1879, William H. STOTT. He d. in Albany, Aug. 22, 1888. Ch.: Leila Vanderbilt, b. Nov. 25, 1880; Boy (not named), born and died July 3, 1882; Helen Monro, b. June 18, 1883; Jonathan Whitney, b. May 5, 1885; Whitney, b. Mar. 20, 1887. 4928. ii. WILLIAM M., Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1858; d. Dec. 21, 1858. 4929. iii. WILLIAM M., Jr., b. Aug. 1, 1861; m. Jennie Douglass STOTT. 4930. iv. VIRGINIA BELLE, b. Jan. 8, 1865; d. Dec. 8, 1865. 4931. v. CHARLES LEE ANTHONY, b. Sept. 19, 1870. 4932. vi. MABEL, b. Dec. 4, 1874. 2541. WARREN WEBSTER WHITNEY (Daniel, Josiah, Richard, Richard, Rich- ard, John), b. Mar. 12, 1829; m. at N. Y., Feb. 4, 1856, Jenny A. BORD; b. at Troy, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1836. Warren Webster WHITNEY was born in Sullivan street, New York City, being the

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