Family:Whitney, George Washington (1833-1904)

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George Washington8 Whitney (Samuel Darwin7, Paul6, Aaron5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), born Williston, Vermont, 5 Feb 1833; married there 27 Aug 1856, Marion Murray, born 25 Aug 1837; died 14 May 1890. He is a farmer.

George Washington, born 5 Feb 1833, in South Williston, Vermont, the second son of his parents, is residing on the homestead farm where he has passed most of his life. He spent the winter of 1894 in California and several seasons in New Orleans during his brother's residence there. Here he attended the Louisiana university, a law school, for one year, and under President Grant held two offices as inspector and weigher of customs. He was a member of the school board in Tensas Parish and for two years assessor and collector of the same. [Photo] He was a loving and dutiful son to his mother in her widowhood, and was sent to the Williston academy and to Troy Conference academy, Poultney, Vermont. He married Marion Murray, of Williston, whom he had known from childhood and to them was born one son, Murray D. For many years he has been justice of the peace in Williston, also an active member of the grange. In his calling his specialty is raising dairy cows. For more than thirty years he has been a member of the Universalist church. He is of fair complexion though of heavy build, like his father. He has George W. Whitney. a mental temperament combined with a kind and gentle disposition. From boyhood he showed a love for books and study, and is well known in his vicinity as a public speaker; resided Williston, Vermont.

Children of George Washington8 Whitney:

i. Murray D.9 Whitney, born 27 Nov 1857; married Ella C. Miller.


1. All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 508.

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