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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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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 283

etta D. RICKER, Jan. 19, 1871; 2d Maria M. RICKER, June 14, 1864; both daus. of James RICKER, of Newton, Mass.; res. Newton, Mass.; Melvin RICHARDS, b. in Boston, Sept. 21, 1847; m. Mary L. PELLETTE, dau. of Wm. PELLETTE, of Oscodn, Mich., June 10, 1876, at Newburyport, Mass.; treas. Knoxville C. G. & L. R. R., Knoxville, Tenn.: res. Ypsilanti, Mich; Albert NEWMAN, b. at Newton, Mass., June 1, 1850; d. Mar. 26, 1851. 2020. AMOS WHITNEY (Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. -----; m. at Worcester, Nov. 20, 1793. Polly KINGSBURY; b. 1772; d. Apr. 23, 1795, the eldest dau. of Moses KINGSBURY; m. 2d, Oct. 1,1800, Betsey PARKER, of Shrewsbury, b.1769; d. Aug. 12, 1841. Amos WHITNEY recd., of the town for nursing and boarding Jesse Wesson's wife and child $4.78. At the March town, meeting in 1795 and 1806 he was elected a surveyor of the highways and collector of highway taxes. In 1802 he was elected a member of the school committee. In 1806 he was on the venire for the Supreme Court; 1809 candidate for the legislature; 1811 elected assessor. He d. bef. his wife; res. Worcester, Mass. 4261. i. EZRA; b. -----; d. June 1795. 2021. MOSES WHITNEY (Samuel, Benjamin, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. -----; m. Martha ----- [NOTE]; b. -----; d. -----. Moses WHITNEY's will, late of Temple- ton; wife Martha; daughter Priscilla; sons, William and Moses. Exec. Thomas FISHER, of Templeton, Jan. 1, 1810. He d. 1810; res. Templeton, Mass. [NOTE] 4262. i. PRISCILLA. 4263. ii. WILLIAM. 4264. iii. MOSES. 2029. GEORGE WASHINGTON WHITNEY (Ezekiel, Ezekiel, John, Benjamin, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., Aug. 26, 1812 [NOTE]; m. Nov. 28, 1833, Elizabeth COOK; b. Nov. 10, 1815; d. Nov. 1, 1800. He was section master on Boston & Albany R. R. He d. Mar. 17, 1863; res. Boston and Allston, Mass. 4265. i. GEORGE B., b. Jan. 13, 1835; res. New York City; sup. 9th av. Elevated R. R. 4266. ii. LIZZIE, b. -----; d. -----; her dau. Gertrude GRIGGS res. Mer- rick, Fla. 4267. iii. DELPHINA, b. -----; res. Merrick, Fla. 4268. iv. ANNA AMELIA, b. -----; res. Merrick, Fla. 4269. v. ARABELLA, b. -----; res. Merrick, Fla. 4270. vi. WM. EZEKIEL, b. Dec. 1, 1840; m. Margaret KINDER. 4271. vii. FRANK, b. Mar. 28, 1844; res. Roxbury. 4273. viii. ALONZO D., b. in 1847; m. Zeaphine J. GILLIHEON. 4274. ix. EDWARD, b. -----; d. -----. 2036. WALTER H. WHITNEY (Ezekiel, Ezekiel, John, Benjamin, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., 1819 [NOTE]; m. at E. Boston, 1840, Lydia E. DOYLE, b. 1822, d. Aug. 10, 1888. He is a baker; res. Newton and So. Lancaster, Mass. 4275. i. WALTER HENRY, b. Oct. 1, 1830; d. at Baton Rouge, La., in 1862. 4276. ii. LORENZO L., b. Apr. 1, 1842; m. Surah ROBERTSON. 4277. iii. EMMA ISADORA, b. Dec. 20, 1846; d. Nov. 17, 1862. 4278. iv. ADELAIDE ADELA, b. Dec. 7, 1848; m. Mar. 25, 1865 [NOTE], Hartley N. WILSON; res. 160 Shawnut St., Chelsea. Ch: Alfred Sylvester; b. Apr. 26, 1867; d. May 5, 1867; Lillian May, b. Feb. 6, 1869; d. Apr. 12, 1869; Hartley NICHOLS, b. and d. Sept. 16, 1873; Ruby NICHOLS, b. Aug. 30, 1885. 4279. v. BENJAMIN F., b. in 1836; m. Aug. 5, 1877. 2037. WILLIAM DEXTER WHITNEY (Stephen, Stephen, John, Benjamin, John, John), b. in Lunenburg, July 20, 1803; m. Oct. 16, 1821, in Lancaster, Harriett HAWKES. b. Nov. 20, 1803; d. Feb. 18, 1882. William D. WHITNEY was a remarkably reserved and quiet man. He served an apprenticeship of seven years at cabinet-making at Lancaster, Mass. He married and began business on his own account at Southbridge, where four children were born. Later he moved to Boston and worked at his trade. At Boston he was employed by Chickering & Sons on work in ivory. Did not hold public office, and never sought preferment of that sort. Had a wonderfully fine musical taste and tal-

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