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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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He was born in Southbridge where he lived until 13 years of age, about as other boys; attended the public school and two terms at the "high school," as it was then termed. At 13 he left home and went to Saratoga county, N. Y., where he stayed (that is, in Saratoga and Fulton counties), until Jan., 1862; when at the age of 20 he enlisted in the 4th Regt. N. Y. H. Art'y, served three years, and has since resided in Washington, except about four years that he lived in Alexandria, Va.; res. Washing- ton, D. C., 1517 Columbia St. 9711. i. GEO. MILBURN, b. Sept. 16, 1873; res. at home. 9712. ii. FRED'K PIERCE, b. Jan. 3, 1881. 9713. iii. PAUL CLINTON, b. Aug. 28, 1882. 8218. WILLIAM BEATH WHITNEY (Samuel, David, Samuel, Ben- jamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Chicago, Ill., Nov. 1855; m. Nov. 29, 1883, Kittie McGEARY, b. Chicago, July 28, 1858; res. Chicago, Ill., 188 W. Congress St. 9714. i. EDWARD B., b. Oct. 6, 1884. 9715. ii. MARGARET, b. Jan. 20, 1885. 9716. iii. HENRIETTA, b. Jan. 5, 1887. 9717. iv. JANET, b. June 4, 1890. 8224. HENRY HERBERT WHITNEY (David, Nathan, David, Samuel, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Auburn, Mass., Sept. 5, 1862; m. in Oxford, Mass., Oct. 14, 1891, Carrie Adell MORSE, b. Apr. 29, 1870. Is a pattern maker; res. Auburn, Mass., s. p. 8230. JOSEPH CUTLER WHITNEY (Henry A., Joseph, Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Boston, Dec. 7, 1856; m. Nov. 9, 1882, in Boston, Georgi- anna HAYWOOD, b. Jan. 22, 1857. Joseph C. WHITNEY was born in Boston, where he was educated at the public schools, He later entered Harvard College and was graduated in the class of 1878. He is engaged in business in Boston in the care and management of personal prop- erty and real estate. With his family he passes the winters in Boston and summers at Milton, where he is a legal resident. He has served for several years as a trustee of the Milton Public Library; res. Milton, Mass., P. O. box 3573. 9718. i. HENRY LAWRENCE, b. Jan. 13, 1886. 9719. ii. GEORGE HAYWOOD, b. Jan. 31, 1892. 8239. HARWOOD OTIS WHITNEY (Leonard, Otis, Aaron, Nathan, Nathan, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Bennington, Vt., Apr. 17, 1844; m. at Warsaw, Ill., July 14, 1870, Helen J. HAY, b. Sept. 13, 1844; d. June 13, 1873. Harwood Otis WHITNEY was born at Bennington, Vt.; parents removed to the west while he was an infant, and settled permanently in Keokuk, Ia. He attended

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public and private school in Keokuk until the age of four- teen, and was then sent to Williston academy, Williston, Vt., and remained there two years. Returned to Keokuk, Ia., and entered the army at age of seventeen as a private in Co. C, 3d Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Served in the field through the campaign of the Army of the Southwest, in command of Gen. S. R. CURTIS, of Iowa. Marched from St. Louis through Missouri and Arkansas to Helena, Ark., and was engaged in the battle of Pea Ridge, in the Ozark moun- tains, in 1862. Upon arrival at Helena, Ark., Gen. S. R. CURTIS was placed in command of the department of the Missouri, with headquarters at St. Louis, Mo. By his order he was detached from his regiment and ordered to St. Louis to serve as a clerk in the adjutant-general's office, Depart- ment of the Missouri. Served the remainder of his three year's term of service as a clerk in adjutant-general's office, and was recommended by Gen. S. R. CURTIS, Gen. HALLECK, and others, for a lieutenancy in the regular army, but pre- ferred his discharge, and returned to Keokuk, Ia, . and engaged in railroad business. Served at several points as general agent for rail- roads, and his last position in railroad service was as general agent for the C., B. & Q. Ry., at Keokuk, Ia. He has since engaged in speculative business of his own, using some capital acquired in a long term of remunerative work and economy; res. Keokuk, Ia., s. p.

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