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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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3439. WILLIAM G. WHITNEY (Enoch, Moses, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Gorham, Me., Aug. 4, 1812; m. in Dresden, Me., Dec. 28, 1834, Agnes SMITH; b. Apr. 13, 1811; he d. Mar. 9, 1875; res. Lee, Me. 6252. i. WILLIAM A., b. Oct. 29, 1835; m. July 4, 1858, Emma TOOMBLY; res. Winn, Me. 6253. ii. MARTHA A., b. Nov. 23, 1837; m. Oct. 3, 1860, Thomas ROBERTS. She d. Lee, May 2, 1865. 6254. iii. JOSEPH F., b. Dec. 3, 1841; m. Delanah H. SPENCER. 6255. iv. BRADDOCK S., b. Sept. 17, 1847; m. June 20, 1871, Almacia LANE. 3444. HENRY WHITNEY (Samuel, Moses, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Belmont, Me., June 24, 1824; m. at Waldo, Aug. 12, 1863, Ellen M. MERRIAM: b. Nov. 14, 1841. He d. Jan. 31, 1868; res. Waldo, Me. 6256. i. HENRY, b. Nov. 15, 1857; d. Apr. 14, 1872; unm. 6257. ii. ADELBERT, b. May 29, 1864; m. Lena M. HANEY. 3447. GEORGE A. WHITNEY (Samuel, Moses, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Morrill, Me., Jan. 8, 1835; m. Aug. 30, 1863 Nellie W. THORNE; b. Saco, Me., Oct 4, 1841. He is a merchant; res. Chicago, Ill., 918 W. Lake Street. 6258. i. GEORGE, b. 1865; d. ae. six weeks. 3453. SILAS WHITNEY (Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. at Gorham, Me., June 23, 1779; m. at Broomfield, Me., Jan. 12, 1818, Elvira J. LANE, b. Apr 21, 1799; she afterward m. 2d Daniel WILLIAMS. Mrs. WILLIAMS, who is remarkably vigorous, both physically and mentally, was born in Broomfield, Mr., April 21, 1799, the town at that time being in the district of Massachusetts. Most of her life has been passed in the Pine Tree State, although of late years she has made protracted visits to her children and grandchildren in Massachusetts. She said that she was born in a log cabin in Broomfield, Me., April 21 1799, which was many years before frame houses were built in that section of Maine. Her early life was similar in its history to that of all country girls. She referred, however, to a dream when she was but 6 years old, in which distinctly appeared a puffing locomotive and a long train of passenger cars. Up to that time she had never heard any one speak of steam cars, carriages, in fact, being seldom seen, yet many years after, the Portland & Ogdensburg rail- road was built, a portion of the track running across her father's farm. The first train she ever saw was identical with the one conspicuous in her dream. Her father was William H. LANE, who died in Broomfield, Me., aged 93 years. January 12, 1818, Miss LANE was married to Silas WHITNEY, with whom she lived happily until his death in 1848. Nine children blessed the union, of whom the following survive: Mrs. Asa FLETCHER, of Solon, Me., aged 72; Joseph F. WHITNEY, of Solon , Me., aged 68; Mrs. Nancy B. REDMOND, of Solon, Me., mother of the late Charles C. REDMOND, of this city, aged 62;; Mrs. James B. GILMAN, of Lowell, aged 58 years; Mrs. Emma A. BASSETT, of Lowell, aged 56 years; Eben A. WHITNEY of Madison, Me., aged 53 years, who will care for his dear old mother the coming winter. Her second husband was Daniel WILLIAMS, of Embden, Me. He died in 1875. He was a blacksmith and farmer. There were no children by this marriage. Mrs. WILLIAMS says that she has 27 grand- children, and 39 great-grand-children. She was always an early riser, and always enjoyed excellent health up to last winter, when she was stricken with la grippe. Fortunately she recovered from the disease. She takes a deep interest in current events, and finds much pleasure in reading the daily papers. In 1824 she joined the Methodist church in Broomfield, and has continued her membership up to the present time. Mrs. WILLIAMS is descended from a long-lived race, her mother being 91 years old when she died, and her father 93. Her aunt, Mrs. Abigail EDGECOMB, died in Gardiner, Me., a few years ago, aged 100. Mrs. Lucy WOOD, who died in Barre, Vt., aged 107 years, was a near relative of Mrs. WILLIAMS. Silas died at Moose River, Me., Nov. 6, 1848; res. Gorham, Re. 6259. iii. CATHERINE GRENOUGH, b. June 2, 1835; m. July 27, 1872, James B. GILMAN; res 45 19th Street, Lowell. He was b. Nov. 6, 1841, at Tuftonborough, N.H.; is a carpenter. Ch.: Edith, b. June 19, 1873; Alice, b. July 5, 1875; J. Bruce, b. Jan. 23, 1878. 6260. i. EBEN AUGUSTUS, b. Oct. 6, 1840; m. Ellen J. WOODCOCK. 6261. ii. SILAS HARDING, b. Nov. 18, 1818; went west. 6262. iv. ELIZABETH H., b. Feb. 19, 1822; m. Asa FLETCHER; res. Solon, Me. 6263. v. JOSIAH F., b. Mar. 23, 1824; m. Mary MOORE. 6264. vi. NANCY B.L., b. Mar. 22, 1831; m. Peter REDMOND; res. Solon; son Chas. C., res 17 Symonds Street, Boston, Mass.

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