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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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exceedingly to speak of himself or his exploits. He was dignified and austere and never perpetrated a joke in his life. His head was as large as that of Daniel WEBSTER. He was urged over and over again to run for congress by every- body of note in his district, but would not consent; he also declined to run for gov- ernor, but named A.K. PARIS, who was elected. Col. WHITNEY served on Gov. PARIS' staff at the executives' earnest solicitation. Their friendship was of the high- est and best. Mr. WHITNEY was an abolitionist, the most conspicuous one in Maine. He was a great preacher; men who recollect him say he was the greatest preacher they ever heard, but he would not make political speeches, and the reason he was in public life so long was that the people almost unanimously voted for him, and he had to go, there were no conventions then, each man voted for whom he pleased, and nearly all voted for Mr. WHITNEY. He was a fine looking man, and often related to his grandchildren of riding in his chaise in the forests of Maine, when the wolves would follow him. He is buried at Dixmont, Me., and on his gravestone is: "He is not here; he has arisen." He d. Oct. 13, 1859; res. Brooks and Dixmont, Me. 3485. i. ALFRED M., b. June 5, 1805; m. Lucinda RING. 3486. ii. HANNAH, b. Mar. 2, 1799; m. May 4, 1822, Daniel FOGG, Jr., of Gor- ham. He was b. June 3, 1801; d. July 5, 1883. She d. July 3, 1875, at Waterford, Me. Ch.: Edwin Alonzo, b. Mar. 5, 1838; m., and has a son, Rev. Charles Grant FOGG, a clergyman; res. 35 Wareham Street, Boston, Mass.; Elizabeth Ann; Harriett McClure; res. So. Waterford, Me; Albert B., son Walter grad. Bowdoin Coll.; Jane W. WEBB; res. Bridgton, Me.; Irene; Emily W.; res. 34 Ball Street, Roxbury, Mass. 3487. iii. GEORGE, b. 1806; m. Abigail MARTIN. He d. Oct. 15, 1837. 3488. iv. SAMUEL, b. 1808; d. Aug. 3, 1827. 3489. v. HARRIETT, b. -----; m. John MCCLURE; res. Waldo, Me. A son is the leading merchant in Bangor, Me. 3490. vi. ABIGAIL, b. -----; m. Warren DAVIS of Bangor, Me.; res. Cal. 3491. vii. JANE, b. -----; m. Charles CUMMINGS. Dau.: Mrs. ELLSWORTH; res. Oakley Ave., near Jackson St., Chicago, Ill. 3492. viii. OLIVE, b. -----; m. William HALL, of Brooks, Me. Son, res. Frankfort, Me. 3493. ix. EMILY, b. 1818; d. May, 1839. 3494. x. MARY, b. -----; m. Henry MERRILL; res. Newport, Me. Desc. res. in Portland, Ore. 3495. xi. ABLION PARIS, b. Aug. 8, 1822; m. Mary Jane PEASE and Nancy F. McEWEN. 3496. xii. FRANCES ANN, b. -----; m. John H. COOK; res. Springfield, Mass. 1598. REV. JOHN WHITNEY (Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Gorham, Me. [NOTE]; m. ----- RICH [NOTE]; res. Thorndike and Dexter, Me. 3497. i. NELSON, b. 1812; m. Dorothy DWELLEY. 3498. ii. EUNICE. 3499. iii. ESTHER. Res. Le Grange St., Boston, Mass. 3500. iv. MARTHA 3501. v. -----, b. -----; m. ----- KINGSBURY; res. Dexter, Me. 3502. vi. FRANK, b. -----: res. Dexter, Me. 1606. NATHANIEL WHITNEY (Abel, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. ----- [NOTE]; m. ----- [NOTE]. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and belonged to the artillery service. Res. Gorham and Standish, Me. 3503. i. NATHANIEL, b. -----; m. Zilphia MARTEN. 3504. ii. REUBEN, b. -----; m. Mercy BAKER. 3505. iii. JOSEPH, b. -----. He lived and died with the SHAKER Family at Alfred, Me. 3506. iv. LEVI, b. May 15, 1778; m. Happy HIGGINS. 1608. CAPT. EPHRAIM WHITNEY (Joel, Abel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Jonesboro, Me., Nov. 7, 1770; m. there July 9, 1794, Sarah NOYES. He was the first white child born in Chandler's River, now Jonesboro, Me., the eldest son of his parents. He married there and settled on a farm, where he died. Besides being a husbandman he was a merchant and did quite an extensive business. He erected the Kennebec mill, was representative in the General Court in 1810, mem-
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