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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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146 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

there Jan. 12, 1895; obituary in St. Paul Sunday Globe, Jan. 13, 1895), who was the father of ex-Governor Wm. R. MERRIAM of St. Paul, as ex-Governor of Minnesota. 1932. vii. PHINEAS S., b. July 6, 1785; m. Lucy COBB, Julia ROBINSON, and Eliza COLLARD. He d. May 3, 1855 and left 3 ch. 1933. viii. SARAH, b. Dec. 19, 1787; unm. 1934. ix. CLARISSA, b. Dec. 2, 1790; m. May 14, 1815, Henry ISAACS; had 3 ch. 1935. x. CHARLES, b. Jan 2, 1794; m. Dolly DAVENPORT 793. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. West- minster, Mass., Feb. 11, 1746; m. in Westminster, prob. June 30, 1784, Thankful WILDER. He d. in Westminster where he always resided, and she moved to Oswego, N. Y., and resided with her son Moses. He d. 1812, res. Westminster, Mass. 1936. i. MOSES, b. May 19, 1789; m. Mary PAIGE. 1937. ii. PLINEY, b. Nov. 13, 1787; m. Caroline DEAN. 1938. iii. SMYRNA, b. Mar. 5, 1786; m. Ruth WHITNEY. 1939. iv. SALOME, b. Jan. 10, 1792; m. Samuel HALE, of Fitchburg, Mass., b. Oct. 20 1792. He was a farmer, member of the Calvanistic Congregational church and afterward of the Rollstone Congre- gational church; a Republican. He d. Feb. 1, 1880; she d. June 25, 1880. Ch.: John Moses, b. Nov 21, 1819; res. 169 Cambridge street, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Samuel Whitney, b. Apr. 2, 1822; m. and d. Oct. 16, 1890. Ex-Gov. Samuel Whitney HALE was born in Fitch- burg, Mass. His grandfather, Moses HALE, came to Fitchburg from old Newbury, and was a farmer by occupation. Samuel HALE was also a farmer. He was a director of the Citizens' Bank of Keene and of the Wachusett Bank in Fitchburg, Mass. His benefactions have been numerous and generous. While he was very reticent concerning such matters, it is well known that he had been instrumental in educating a Congregational clergy- man, a missionary, a physician, and a young lady, the latter at Holyoke seminary, in addition to which he gave at one time $12,000 toward building a Congregational church in Keene. On the 12th day of September, after a most exciting and hotly con- tested canvass, he received the Republican nomination as can- didate for governor. His election followed, and as governor he continued until 1885. Ch.: Wm. Samuel, b. Dublin, N.H., May 17, 1854. Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and for a time studied at Yale College, but did not graduate. Engaged in manufacturing furniture with his father at Keene, N.H.; m. Oct. 10, 1883, Emma Wheeler FROST, b. Apr. 18, 1856, 2d dau. of Hon. Rufus S. FROST, of Chelsea, Mass.; res. at Keene, N.H.; engaged in manufacturing. Ch.: Margaret, b. May 11, 1887 at Keene, N.H.; Josephine, b. Oct. 21, 1889, at Keene, N. H.; Samuel Whitney, b. Apr. 12, 1891, at Keene, N.H.; Mary Louise HALE, b. at Dublin, N.H., Aug. 26, 1855. Educated at Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. Lived with her parents in Keene, N.H., until her marriage, Oct. 20, 1884, to Rev. Wm. DeLoss LOVE, Jr. He was born at New Haven, Conn., Nov. 29, 1851, being the second son of Rev. Wm. DeLoss LOVE, D.D. He was educated at Milwaukee Academy, Milwaukee, Wis., and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in the class of 1873. After teaching two years at Leicester Academy, Leices- ter, Mass., and the Broadway Grammar School, Norwich, Conn., he entered Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass., and graduated in the class of 1878. He married, July, 1878, Ada Minerva WARREN, of Leicester, Mass., who died without issue May 31, 1881. He was ordained at Lancaster, Mass., Sept. 18, 1878, and dismissed from that pastorate in July, 1881. After a year spent in travel, he served for a time the Second Congrega- tional Church in Keene, N. H.; engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was the private secretary of Gov. HALE during his term in office. After his marriage to the daughter of Gov. HALE, he resumed the practice of his profession, and was installed as

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