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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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and at the time of his death, few citizens owned more than he. He was one of the first members of the old street car company, and held his interest in it up to the time the new corporation assumed control. Mr. WHITNEY never held public office, although he took a strong interest in all that pertained to the city's welfare. The only official position he held was that of trustee of the Mechanics Savings Bank, a position he held from the time the bank was incorporated. He was an excellent bank official; shrewd and far-sighted, and never missed a directors' meeting. Mr. WHITNEY married Miss Martha POND, a daughter of Elias POND. It was due in great part to Mr. WHITNEY's persistent agitation that Ontario Beach was developed into the beautiful summer resort it is to-day. He and Samuel WILDER purchased in 1860 sixteen acres of land in the outskirts of Charlotte, which included the present site of the Charlotte Iron Works. They paid for the tract $1,000. It was but a few years later that the iron works site alone was sold for $8,000. A short time later Mr. WILDER sold his interests in the land to Mr. WHITNEY, who built several cottages now become the Cottage hotel. He d. May 24, 1893; res. Lake Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 7209. i. WARHAM, b. July 3, 1854; m. Fanny Palmer ARNOT. 7210. ii. GEO. POND, b. Jan. 15, 1856; d. Dec. 25, 1891. 3980. HENRY WHITNEY (Alanson, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Sept. 5, 1824; m. June 5, 1850, Rowena CRANE; b. 1829; d. Feb. 11, 1857; m. 2d. Mar. 7, 1859, Susan DOUGLASS; res. Kendall, N.Y. 7211. i. HENRY, b. Jan., 1863; d. July 5, 1863. 7212. ii. ETTA R., b. -----; res. Kendall, N.Y. 7213. iii. DOUGLASS S., b. 1873; res. Kendall, N.Y. 3981. JAMES RILEY WHITNEY (Alanson, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Jan. 3, 1828, Murray, N.Y.; m. at Kendall, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1859, Annie C. JONES; b. Murray, N.Y., June 7, 1833. He settled in Parma, Monroe county, states looking up, down and to the right and left of New York, Mar. 1, 1859, where he resided until his death. He d.s.p. Sept. 7, 1894; res. Parma, N.Y. 3984. IRA INDEPENDENCE WHITNEY (Alanson, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathan- iel, John, John), b. July 4, 1834; m. Feb. 27, 1862, Isabella G. WHITNEY; daughter of Ephraim J., and Susan J., of Lyons, N.Y., b. July 25, 1828; res. Rochester and Lyons, N.Y. 7214. i. HATTIE ALIDA, b. Nov. 27, 1864 (adopted). 7215. ii. JANE PERRINE, b. Jan. 21, 1865 7216. iii. CHAS. ALANSON, b. Feb. 22, 1868. 3988. JOHN HENRY WHITNEY (John, Oliver, David, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Ludlow, Vt., Sept. 21, 1819; m. at Lyndeboro, N.H., June 4, 1846, Sarah Jane MANNING; b. Nov. 4, 1822; res. Ludlow, Vt. 7217. i. ISABEL SARAH, b. May 3, 1849; m. June 19, 1878, Charles Page CHASE; res. Proctorsville, Vt. He was b. May 11, 1855. Is a farmer. Ch.: Carrie May, b. Apr. 27, 1879; John, b. July 8, 1881. 3993. DAVID WHITNEY (George, Ephraim, David, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Ellington, Conn., Feb. 18, 1799; m. at Farmington, N.Y., Feb. 15, 1824, Eliza EDGEWORTH; res. Rochester, N.Y., and Mazomanie, Wis. 7218. i. WILLIAM, H., b. -----. 3996. GEORGE LOWELL WHITNEY (George, Ephraim, David, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Ellington, Conn., Jan. 24, 1804; m. at Hudson, N.Y., July 17, 1825, Louisa STRUCE; res. Hudson, N.Y., and Palmyra, Wis. 7219. i. JOHN H., b. in 1874; res. 253 S. Halsted St., Chicago 4000. WILLIAM WHITNEY (William, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Sept. 17, 1791; m. May 10, 1814, Sybil C. GREENWOOD, b. Nov. 7, 1794; d. Dec. 1, 1817; m. 2d, Feb. 11, 1819, Delsenah TURNER; b. Feb. 11, 1795; d. May 10, 1884. William WHITNEY was born in Gardner, Mass. and resided with his parents on their farm until his marriage, when he went to Templeton to reside. He conducted a large farm and kept a country tavern. It was a well known resort and farmers enroute to Boston with produce made his hotel their place for spending the night. There were no railroads then nearer than Boston. The farmers from the Green Mountain State came with loads of hogs, corn and maple sugar and droves of cattle, sheep and turkeys. In those early days the hotel keeper in the town was one of the
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