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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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b. Feb. 11, 1862; d. Apr. 3, 1891; Grace E., b. Oct 3, 1866; C. Collester, b. June 27, 1871. 4956. xi. FREDERIC PARKER, b. Feb. 17, 1833; m. Mary W. MERRIAM. 4957. xii. HARVEY BROOKS, b. Sept. 29, 1836; m. Ellen R. BENNETT. 2555. JOHN WHITNEY (Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John). b. Gardner, Apr. 21, 1796; m. Rachel OSGOOD. 4958. i. ELVIRA, b. -----; m. ----- SPERRY; res. Ann Arbor, Mich. 2564. JONATHAN WHITNEY (Jonathan, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. Sterling, Mass., July 1802; m., Gardner, Lucy SPAULDING; b. Ashby, 1799; d. 1835; m. 2d Lorena FRENCH; d. 1883. The death of Jonathan WHITNEY, which occurred at his home in East Temple- ton, Mass., on the 22d ult., removed one of the pioneers of the chair manufacturing industry in Worcester county. During nearly the whole of his long life of eighty- one years, he has been engaged in manufacturing chairs in whole or in part. When a young man he manufactured, in a small way, wood seat chairs, and has witnessed and participated in the growth of the business till it has reached its present colossal proportions. Now nearly all parts of a chair are made by machinery, but in Mr. WHITNEY's young days it was done almost entirely by hand. For a number of years past Mr. WHITNEY has been working on contracts with Messrs. Heywood Bros, & Co., of Gardner, for seating chairs. He was a strictly honest man, and intended to deal justly by all with whom he came in contact. Very benevolent, no good or worthy enterprise ever suffered at his hands, and he was always willing to help those who needed assistance. He was greatly esteemed. He d. July 22, 1883; res. Ster- ling, Mass., and East Templeton, Mass. 4959. i. JOSEPH S., b. Sterling, Mass.; m. Hannah CHASE. 4960. ii. ELEAZER S., b. Apr.8, 1825; m. Lucy PECKHAM. 4961. iii. CHARLES, b.-----. His dau., Ida CUMMINGS, res. Cambridge, Mass. 4962. iv. HEZEKIAH, b.Sept. 16, 1832; m. Caroline SPURLING. 4963. v. JONATHAN MASON, b.-----; res. Everett. Mass. 4964. vi. AMANDA, b.-----, 4965. vii. LUCY H., b.-----; m.-----. 2565. JOEL WHITNEY (Jonathan, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. -----; m. SERAPH W. SAWYER; b. Dec 1, 1815; res. Sterling, Mass. 4966. i. LUCY JANE, B.-----; m. Henry F. SMITH, Central St., Fitchburg; Mass.; 2 ch. 4967. ii. JOEL. 4968. iii. LAURA A. 4969. iv. JAMES S., d. ae 21. 4970. v. CHRISTINA A. 4971. vi. AUGUSTUA S., b.-----; m. Sarah MOULTON. 4972. vii. MARY W., b.-----; m. Charles NOYES; res. Gardner, Mass. 4973. viii. ELLA S., b.-----; m. James WARNER; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 4974. ix. FANNY S., d. unm. 4975. x. CHARLES K., m. Augusta WARNER; 8 ch. 4976. xi. EDWIN K. 4977. xii. EDEN S. 4978. xiii. EMMA M., m. James HARRINGTON; 1 son. 4979. xiv. HATTIE A. 2567. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Jonathan, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. Sterling, Mass., Nov 22, 1810; m. there May 14, 1835, ----- -----; b. Aug. 25, 1814; d.Sept. 28, 1881. He d. July 2, 1883; res. Sterling, Mass. 4980. i. CLARA ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 5, 1846; d. June 28, 1848. 4981. ii. JOSEPHINE EVA, b. Aug. 22, 1855; m. Oct. 7, 1874, at Sterling, Joseph Henry OSGOOD; b. July 30, 1850; a farmer; res. Sterling, Ch.: Herbert Leslie, b. Sept. 13, 1874; Harry Whitney, b. May 24, 1883. 2571. ISAAC WHITNEY (Ebenezer, Zachariah, Zachariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. Montague, Mass., Jan. 22, 1788; m. at Hadley, Mass., July 16, 1818, Laura MONTAGUE, b. June 3, 1789; d. Nov. 18, 1863. He d. at Walworth, Wis., May 12, 1850; res. Vernon, N.Y. 4982. i. WM. M., b. Aug. 28, 1818; m. Augusta H. MARSH. 4983. ii. LAURETTE, b. Nov, 23, 1821; m.May 27, 1865, Leander CROSBY; d. s.p. Dec. 9, 1879.
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