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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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4250. HENRY WHITNEY (Abijah, Abijah, Joseph, Benjamin [NOTE], Joseph, John, John), b. Waltham, Mass., Aug. 18, 1822; m. at Weston, Dec. 3, 1862, Catherine HARVEY; b. May 3, 1836. He d. 1873; res. Main street, Waltham, Mass. 7530. i. ADDIE ANNA, b. Mar. 29, 1864; m. 1889, ----- -----. She d. June 5, 1891. 7531. ii. MARY EMMA, b. Apr. 18, 1866; m. June 25, 1891, Charles A.M. MASTERS; res. Amesbury, Mass. 7532. iii. SAMUEL HENRY, b. Oct. 9, 1868; res. Chicago, Ill. 4251. SAMUEL BUTTERICK WHITNEY (Abijah, Abijah, Joseph, Benjamin [NOTE], Joseph, John, John), b. Weston, Mass.; m. June 5, 1845, Mary Watson CREHORE, b. Aug. 22, 1823. He was born in Weston where he always resided; was in the real estate busi- ness. His ancestors bought a farm in Weston in 1699, which continued in the family till after the death of Henry WHITNEY in 1873. He has the deed of this land sold to Joseph WHITNEY in 1699. Also other deeds - land to John WHITNEY, of Watertown, in 1706; Benj. WHITNEY and Elizabeth WHITNEY, land to John WHITNEY, in 1713; John W. to Joseph W., in 1749; William WHITNEY and Sarah W. to Joseph WHITNEY, in 1772; Abijah and Rebecca WHITNEY to Abijah WHITNEY, 1828; res. Weston, Mass. 7533. i. ELISHA CREHORE, b. Mar 12, 1846; lost at sea, May, 1866. 7534. ii. MARY WATSON, b. Sept. 11, 1847; Prof. Of astronomy at Vassar college, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Among the first women to gain

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celebrity as astrono- mers was Maria MITCHELL, of Nantucket Mass. She was born there in 1818 and in 1865 she be- came professor of as- tronomy at Vassar col- lege. In 1881 Miss Mary W. WHITNEY was called to be her assist- ant and, on the resig- nation of Miss MITCHELL, she was given the pro- fessorship of astronomy and the directorship of the Vassar observatory. Miss WHITNEY gradu- ated from the institu- tion in 1868, having studied under Miss MITCHELL, with whom she observed the solar eclipse of 1869. In 1872 she assisted her in de- termining the latitude of the Vassar observa- tory, after which she attended lectures by Professor PIERCE at Harvard, and, going to Europe in 1874, continued her studies in astronomy and mathematics at the University of Zurich. 7535. iii. ANNE MARIA, b. Oct. 25, 1849; d. Mar. 28, 1852. 7536. iv. ADALINE STEARSN, b. Jan. 17, 1852; res. Boston; is a physician, 124 Dartmouth St. 7537. v. CHARLES A., b. Aug. 15, 1855; m. Leila PORTER. 7538. vi. THOMAS LAWRENCE, b. July 30, 1857; drowned June 26, 1873. 4258. WILLIAM STEARNS WHITNEY (Nathan, Abijah, Joseph, Benjamin [NOTE], Joseph, John, John), b. Lincoln, Mass., Oct. 19, 1815; m. Concord, Apr. 13, 1837, Sarah WHEELER, b. Dec. 15, 1819; d. June 18, 1883. He d. Aug., 1848; res. Concord, Mass. 7539. i. SARAH LOUISE, b. July 6, 1838; m. Jan. 20, 1861, William KELLEY, Jr., res. Gotha, Orange Co., Fla. He was b. in Boston, July 13, 1838; is a retired master mariner; at present a fruit grower in Florida. Ch.: Helen Whitney, b. Dec. 19, 1863; Emma Wheeler, b. Mar. 26, 1866.

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