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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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his business has grown to mammoth proportions. Men are usu- ally molded for some special work, though millions reach the end of the journey without ever having discovered what that work is, and thousands pave their path with sorrows from having mistaken it. A few make the discovery about the noon of life, and by dint of superhuman energies obliterate the huge mis- take of the past, but the majority, never. Many whom nature eminently qualified for useful servants lose themselves in the foolish attempt to be masters, and a few spend all their days in servitude who might have directed labor. Some can carry on a limited business only, with admirable success, while others are born, so to speak, with a natural capacity for successful whole- saling all their lives. Of this latter class, rare as eclipses, is the subject of our sketch, at least so says his career, deny it who can. All the rare combination of qualities belonging to this class of men form the stepping stones to the towers they build. Some men search for the success of Mr. COCH- RANE in his ample command of means, but this does not account for the acquisition of the means that enabled him to erect this stupendous pillar of Shorthorn fame from the ruins of a sunken paternal estate. Others read this success in the Shorthorn boom of the era of his grandest successes. It remained for the Quebec exhibition, which was held at Mon- treal, to bestow the great honor of the season, if not indeed of Mr. COCHRANE's life, unless it be his appointment as a senator of the Dominion in 1872 as a tribute to his work. We refer to the gold medal tendered him by the council of this board, for the best show of stock and for his services to the cause of agricul- ture. Ch.: Alma Ellen, b. Oct. 27, 1850; m. Dec. 30, 1875, Edward Alfred BAYNES; res. Montreal, P. Q.; one dau.; James Arthur, b. July 22, 1853; m. Jan. 12, 1886, Mary Louise GRANT, dau. Sir James, of Ottawa; she d. Feb. 10, 1888. m 2d, 1891, Eva M. MORRIS, dau. of the late Lieut-Gov. MORRIS, of Toronto; he has one son; Alice Greeley, b. Mar. 22, 1855; m. June 12, 1878, John E. ABBOTT, son of the late Hon. John ABBOTT, of Boston; have four ch.; William Francis, b. Mar. 27, 1857; Ermina Maria, b. Sept. 23, 1858; m. Sept. 6, 1876, Charles CASSILS, of Montreal; four ch.; Lilian Maud, b. July 1, 1863, Ernest Balch, b. Mar. 2, 1865; Mabel Gertrude, b. May 5, 1868; Bertha Louisa, b. Oct. 8, 1870; Amy Grizel, b. Sept 20, 1872. 5421. iii. PHEBE ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 21, 1830; m. Jan 24, 1849, Stephen Nudd PINKHAM. She d. May 27, 1852. Ch.: Susan Elizabeth, b. Nov. 16, 1849; res. Waltham, Mass. Stephen Nudd PINKHAM was an apothecary. He went to California during the 1849-50 craze, and was accidentally killed at Battle Mountain, Nev., Sept. 25, 1870. He was b. in 1819. 5422. iv. MARY JANE, b. June 13, 1832; m. Nov. 4, 1875, Dennison Wallis MORRISON; b. Mar. 8, 1830; s. p.; res. New Rochelle, N. Y. Den- nison Wallis MORRISON was b. in South Danvers, Mass. (now called Peabody), and has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Lawrence, Mass., Cincinnati, New York, and Boston, where he is now. She is the authoress of "Songs and Rhymes," published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. They now res. at the Adams House, Boston, Mass. 5423. v. ALMA ELLEN, b. July 4, 1835; d. Dec. 12, 1835. 5424. vi. MARGARET, b. Aug. 1, 1836; d. Aug. 1, 1836. 5425. vii. THEODORE, b. Aug. 1, 1836; d. Aug. 1, 1836. 5426. viii. MARK EDWIN, b. Nov. 21, 1837; m. Nov. 29, 1860, Hattie K. PHILLIPS. He d. Dec 16, 1866. Ch.: Cora F. , b. Nov. 6, 1861. 5427. ix. LUKE HENRY, b. May 5, 1840; m. Mary Ellen GAMMON. 2859. AARON WHITNEY (Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Amherst, N. H., Dec. 15, 1801; m. at Biddeford, Me., Rebecca PERKINS, b. Mar., 1809 He was a machinist. He d. Jan.1866; res. Biddeford, Me., and Hartford, Conn. 5428. i. SARAH JANE, b. Mar. 19, 1831; d. Mar. 20, 1881.

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