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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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Sept. 5, 1865. Oliver WHITNEY, the youngest child of Israel and Hannah MEAD WHITNEY, was born May 16, 1786, at Harvard, Mass. When a little over two years of age his mother died, and he went to live with his oldest sister, Hannah, who had married Phineas SAWYER, and picture was then living in Marlboro, Mass. Soon after the second marriage of his father (to the "Widow PUFFER"), he returned to live on the home place, and, as he grew to manhood, he followed his father's occupation of farming. The farm products were then carried to Bos- ton several times a year, and these journeys were about his only travels. When he married Mercy WHITCOMB, Mar. 16, 1809, he took her to live on the old place, and there five children, Susan, Hannah, Mercy, Waldo, and Charlotte, were born. On May 10, 1821, they moved to Lunenbury, Mass., were their young- est child, Israel, was born, and where they spent their remaining years. When young, Oliver attended the Congregational Church in Harvard, but in middle life he "joined" the Methodists, and at his house the Itiner- ant preachers always found a warm welcome. In politics he was an Anti-Federalist, and later became a Democrat. He looked after the farm interests until two years before his death, when he allowed the management of affairs to pass into the hands of his youngest child, Israel. After gradually failing he passed away June 5, 1855. He made his will Apr. 18, 1845; it was probated July 3, 1855. He d. June 5, 1855; res. Harvard and Lunenburg, Mass. 2800. i. SUSAN, b. Jan. 23, 1811; m. Nov. 27, 1832, Henry S. WHITNEY. 2801. ii. HANNAH MEAD, b. Jan. 22, 1813; m. Feb. 14, 1832, in Lunenburg, Albert STRATTON, b. Apr. 14, 1807; d. Jan. 1, 1881. She d. Feb. 11, 1880; res. Leominster. Ch.: Martin W., b. Nov. 14, 1833; m. Mary J. LITCHFIELD and Martha A. L. GALE; res. Reading, Kan.; Capt. Joel A., b. Mar. 9, 1837; served in war, was capt. Co. C, 53d Regt. Mass. Vols.; was wounded at Port Hudson June 14, 1863; m. Hannah W. COMEY; res. Reading; Albert O., b. Apr. 19, 1839; was in the war 3 years in 37th Regt. Mass. Vols.; was in nine- teen battles and skirmishes; clothing hit five times with bullets; m. Mar. 7, 1866, to Jennie Spencer STONE; now lives in Meriden (Allen Ave.), Conn.; ch., Charlotte A. S. b. Oct. 13, 1841; lives in Leominster, Mass., Adaliza Hannah Stratton, b. Sept. 22, 1851, in Leominster, Mass.; Rev. Porter Raymond, b. July 13, 1855, in Leominster, Mass.; is now pastor of M. E. Church, at Oakdale, Mass.; he m. Annie JEWETT, in 1880, at Leominster, Mass. 2802. iii. MERCY, b. Jan. 10, 1815; d. Aug. 10, 1881. 2803. iv. WALDO, b. Apr. 16, 1817; m. Sept. 8, 1842, in Lincoln, Mass., Hannah Matylda BENJAMIN; she d. s. p. Dec. 1887, in Leo- minster. 2804. v. ISRAEL, b. July 4, 1823; m. Jan. 20, 1848, Mary A. BENJAMIN; she d. s. p. Dec. 31, 1892; res. Leominster, Mass. 2805. vi. CHARLOTTE BARNES, b. Jan, 4, 1820; m. Jan. 20, 1842, Hiram WALKER; res. Leominster, Mass. He was b. in Rindge, N. H., Dec. 20, 18--. Ch.: Henry F., b. Dec. 5, 1843; m. Dec. 13, 1871; d. Sept. 15, 1878; Randall F., b. Dec. 5, 1845; m. June 22, 1870; Leominster, Mass.; Arthur H., b. Feb. 21, 1848; m. Jan. 12, 1871; d. Nov. 30, 1881; Hiram L., b. Sept. 28, 1850; m. Dec. 24, 1879, Whitefield, N. H.; Alfred L., b. Oct. 28, 1852; m. Oct. 28, 1880; address Leominster, Mass.; Helen C., b. Feb. 7, 1855; m. Dec. 1, 1878; address Helen C. DUNCAN, Hancock, N. H.; Frank W., b. Mar. 25, 1857; m. Sept. 22, 1881; address Babylon, N. Y.; Fred I., b. Mar. 7, 1860; m. Oct. 15, 1885; address Leo- minser, Mass.
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