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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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7196. i. WM. E., b. Nov. 1, 1835; m. Emma A. PAYN. 7197. ii. JOS. L., b. Jan. 22, 1837; m. Mrs. Betsey GARVIN. 7198. iii. JULIA ANN, b. Aug. 18, 1839; m. July 8, 1869, Sanford C. GOOD- SPEED; res. Moores, N.Y.; has 6 ch. 7199. iv. JOHN K., v. Aug. 19, 1841; m. Abigail M. EVERETT. 7200. v. LOUISA O. I., B. July 15, 1844; m. Jan. 31, 1883, James BLAIR; res. 98 Pearl St., Burlington, Vermont. 7201. vi. LEMUEL G., b. Feb. 17, 1847; m. Fannie HAY 7202. vii. CLARINDA ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 16, 1849; m. Sept. 30, 1873, and res. Malone, N.Y. 7203. viii. JONATHAN M., b. Aug. 20, 1851; m. Lephe ALLEN. 7204. ix. MARY RUTH, b. June 23, 1854; d. Sept. 11, 1855. 3965. GEORGE JAY WHITNEY (Warham, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Verona, N.Y., Jan. 26, 1819; m. there June 4, 1844, Julia BALLARD; b. Mar. 5, 1824; d. Feb. 26, 1885. George Jay WHITNEY was one of the early millers of Rochester. He was well

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known as a railroad man; was director of the New York Central, under the successive administrations of Dean RICHMOND, Mr. KEEP and Com. VANDERBILT, and was the only director who thus held over under the VANDERBILTS. He had charge practically of the whole grain business of the New York Central, and when he died he was manager of the Central Elevators in New York and Buffalo. At home in Rochester he was known as an energetic and PICTURE public-spirited citizen. He built and conducted the WHIT- NEY elevator on Brown Street, and was actively interested in pretty much all the public enterprises of moment that were undertaken in Rochester between 1850 and 1880. He was intimately associated in business and in friend- ship with both Com. VANDERBILT and his son Wm. He found life-long recreation in horses, and was the first pres- ident of the Rochester driving park. He d. Dec. 31, 1878; res. Rochester, N.Y. 7205. i. CAROLINE WILLIAMS, b. Jan. 15, 1848; m. Apr. 8, 1869, Arthur D. FISKE; res. Morristown, N.J. He was b. Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 21,1843. Is a grain broker at 502 Produce Exchange, New York City. Ch.: Josiah Mason, b. Mar. 11, 1870; address, 18 Cortlandt St., New York City; George Whitney, b. Jan. 8, 1884; Endicott, b. January 23, 1885; Pauline, b. Aug. 1887; P.O. Morristown, N.J. 7206. ii. JAMES W., b. Apr. 5, 1845; m. Pauline CLARK, Belle Nott WARING and Effie LYLE. 7207. iii. LOIS ELLIOTT, b. Mar. 31, 1850; d. Mar. 8, 1889. 7208. iv. JULIA, B. Oct. 28, 1859; m. Sept. 2, 1886, Edward S. MARTIN; res. Rochester, N.Y. He was b. Jan. 2, 1856; is a journalist. Ch.: George WHITNEY, b. Dec. 17, 1887; Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1888; Lois Whitney, b. May 17, 1892. 3966. JAMES MORDOFF WHITNEY (Warham, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathan- iel, John, John), b. Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 24, 1821; m. there Sept. 7, 1852, Martha Louise POND; b. Brockport, N.Y., 1833. Mr. WHITNEY was a life-long resident of Rochester, N.Y., and a member of a family that has long been prominent in its history. His father, Warham WHITNEY, came here at the beginning of the century, and became the owner of large tracts of land in which is now the northwestern part of the city. The family resident was built on State street, near where the Rome, Watertown, & Ogdensburg station now stands, and it was here that Mr. WHITNEY was born in Feb., 1821. He attended the public schools here, and graduated from the old Rochester high school. He attended an academy in Palmyra after leaving the high school, and after returning from that town he entered the milling house of his brother-in-law, General WILLIAMS, as a clerk. He remained with Mr. WILLIAMS a number of years, and then entered into the mil- ing business himself, forming a co-partnership with N.T. ROCHESTER and S. G. ANDREWS under the firm name of N.T. ROCHESTER & Co. He retired from active business life several years ago. He has been a large holder of Rochester real estate,

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