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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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5484. GEORGE O. WHITNEY (George, Joseph, Benjamin, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. 1824; m. Abby T. RICH; res. New Orleans, La. 8406. i. CAROLINE, b. 1849. 5505. DANIEL JAMES WHITNEY (James, James, Ezra, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. in Craftsbury, Vt., June 9, 1840; m. in No. Woodstock, Conn., May 10, 1865, Nancy CHILD, b. Apr. 6, 1841; d. Dec. 25, 1868; m. 2d at East Douglass, Oct. 11, 1870, Miranda WHITE, b. June 21 1850. He ran an overland express from Farnunmnsville to Worcester, Mass; Res. Farnumnsville, Mass. 8507. i. Nancy L., b. Oct. 7, 1867; m. in Grafton, Mar. 11, 1888, Everett B. CLARK; res. Webster, Mass. Ch.: Maud Atkins, b. June 17, 1890; Nelson Whitney, b. June 27, 1892. 8408. ii. D. ELWYN HOVEY, b. Nov. 6, 1887. 5506. CHANDLER BRIGGS WHITNEY (James, James, Ezra, James, John, Jona- than, John), b. Craftsbury, VT., June 23, 1843; m. Mar. 10, 1870, Harriett COWLES; d. Apr 23, 1875; m. 2d, Oct. 21, 1875, Clara G. COWLES. He is a traveling salesman; s.p.; res Barnet, Vt. 5515. GEORGE P. WHITNEY (Micah, James, Ezra, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. in Thompson, Conn., Sept. 22, 1839; m. at Woodstock, Nov. 7, 1865, Lucy M. LYON, b. June 5, 1841. He is a retail boot and shoe dealer; res. Providence, R.I., 997 Westminster St. 8409. i. EARNEST M., b. Aug. 11, 1876. 5516. CHARLES H. WHITNEY (Micah, James, Ezra, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Thompson, Conn., Apr. 2, 1838; m. at Dudley Hill, m Mass., Lydia A. PERRY, b. Aug. 27, 1838. He was an innkeeper. He d. June 17, 1878; res. Webster, Mass. 8410. i. BERTHA A., b. July 23 1864; m. Oct. 30, 1884, Elmer J. COLEBURN, b. Oct. 1, 1861; res. Webster, Mass., s.p. 8411. ii. CHARLES S., b. May 8, 1861; m. Apr. 8, 1890, Addie BLANDING, 11 Central St., Worcester, Mass. 8412. iii. MINNIE H., b. Aug. 2, 1869; m. Jan. 31, 1894, Ellis BATTEN; res. Lockport, N.Y. 8413. iv. LULA J., b. June 14, 1876; res. 101 Summer St., Worcester, Mass. 5517. SERGT. JAMES D. WHITNEY (Daniel, James, Ezra, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Grafton, Mass., Mar. 16, 1838; m. at Grafton, Victoria KAY, b. Mar. 17, 1839. He was born in Grafton, and was well known in Worcester county. He was a good soldier, generous and brave; having a magnificent physique and bearing, he was often detailed to be one in any hazardous enterprise, or when an act of immi- nent peril was deemed necessary. On the eve of the fight at Roanoke Island, at Gen. RENO's request, with three comrades, they penetrated the lines of the enemy, and his report to the commanding general, with that of Capt. Josiah PICKET, in com- mand of Co. A, 25th regiment, had much to do in the plans of that victorious battle. It was in the charge on the Cypress Swamp fort of the following day that Comrade WHITNEY with his tent mate, Officer Addison MARCH, of Worcester police force, on the right of the company, were disabled by wounds in the last volley as the colors struck the crest of the fort and the regiment went over the ramparts. In the fight at Fred- ericksubrg, Dec. 12, 1862, Comrade WHITNEY stopped the fragment of a shell at the farthermost point of Marye Heights, just as his regiment lay down to escape the terrible storm of shot and shell, the missile striking him in the neck. The thick col- lar of this overcoat saved him from serious injury, but the iron, intent on its mission, ploughed a furrow through cape and coat from top to bottom. It was a most miracu- lous escape from death. Antietam was another in which he showed his courage and bravery. Whenever courage was needed for perilous undertakings, he was always a volunteer or chosen by the commander. He was a favorite with his commander and comrades throughout the entire campaign. Comrade WHITNEY was for a while on the Woonsocket police, but his last years were spent at his trade or on the paternal estate in Grafton. He d. Dec, 1893; res. Grafton, Mass. 8414. i. CHARLES D., b. June 29, 1874; res. G. 8415. ii. RUTH A., b. Feb. 5, 1860; m. at Grafton, Frank WHITE; res. G. He was b. Jan. 17, 1857. He is a painter. Ch.: Isabella A., b. Feb. 3, 1883; Fred E., b. Aug. 19, 1885.

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