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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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Cranston, R. I., and he married 3d Jane MCLEAN, of P.E. Island. She has one child. Leaving the farm at twenty-one, Mr. WHITNEY worked at chair making many years, and was in the U.S. armory at Springfield during the war. He was appointed superintendent of farm connected with State Industrial School at Lancaster eleven years, and later had charge of Providence, R.I., water works pumping station seven years. One year he served as assessor in Westminster, and has filled most worthily the office of deacon in Congregational Trinity church at both Westminster and Lan- caster, a position still held by him at the latter place, where he now resides; res. Lancaster, Mass. 7565a. i. HERBERT F., b. Nov. 4, 1851; res. Worcester; unm.; is an ex- pressman. 7566a. ii. ALLEN S., b. Jan. 12, 1885. 4304. STILLMAN WHITNEY (Aaron, David, Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Apr. 11, 1833; m. Dec. 11, 1856, Julia MOULTON, of Hubbardston; d.s.p. Mar. 2, 1870; ae. 34; m. 2d, Apr. 22, 1871, Mary MOULTON, her sister; b. 1838; d. Feb. 2, 1888; m. 3d ----- -----. He is a mechanic; res. Westminster, Mass. 7567a. i. GRACE, b. Nov. 20, 1871; d. infancy. 7568a. ii. CHESTER M., b. Sept. 15, 1873. 4308. JASON WOODWARD WHITNEY (Reuben P., David, Nathan, David, Benja- min, John, John), b. Sept. 21, 1829, in Westminster; m. Nov. 18, 1857, Lydia Allen DAVIS; b. Mar. 12, 1839. Jason W. WHITNEY, oldest son and second child of Reuben P. and Clarissa WOODWARD WHITNEY, born Sept. 21, 1829, at Westminster, Mass.; married Lydia Allen DAVIS, Nov. 18, 1857, at Hubbardston, Mass. He moved to Hingham, Mass., in 1860, where he now resides, and has been in the lumber and hardware business since 1877; Res. Hingham, Mass. 7566. i. EVERETT E., b. May 3, 1861; m. Katherine J. MCCAMMON. 7567. ii. EDWARD CURTIS, b. May 3, 1861; d. Sept. 1, 1861. 7568. iii. WM. CHASE, b. June 18, 1868; d. Jan. 4, 1869. 4310. ORVILLE PORTER WHITNEY (Reuben P., David, Nathan, David, Benja- min, John, John), b. Princeton, Mass., Oct. 28, 1833; m. Sept. 26, 1828, Dora E. ODELL; b. July 6, 1844. He is a mfr. of leather belting and hose; res. 590 Hicks St., Brook- lyn, N. Y. 7569. i. LAWRENCE WOODWARD, b. Aug. 9, 1872. 7570. ii. CHESTER FIELD SMITH, b. July 14, 1875. 7571. iii. ELLIOTT WEBSTER, b. Mar. 19, 1878. 7572. iv. FLORENCE ODELL, b. Aug. 12, 1880. 4314. LUCIUS WHITNEY (Isaac, David, Nathan, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. in Big Grove, Ill., Feb. 24, 1836; m. Jan. 28, 1865, Harriett J. LOUGHEAD; b. July, 20, 1839. Lucius WHITNEY was brought up on a farm until he was 18 years of age; taught school a few terms and went to Kansas in 1857 and settled near the Missouri line till the breaking out of the war in 1861, filling the offices of town treasurer and county clerk, resigning the latter office to enlist in Co. G, 7th Kan. Cav. Vols (Aug. 31, 1861); was appointed commissary sergeant of the regiment and promoted to be 1st lieut. and R.C. S., July, 1863, which position he held until mustered out, Sept. 29, 1865, at the close of the war, having been appointed to several staff positions, serving under Brig.-Gen. Ed HATCH, Brig.-Gen. John MCNEIL and also as provost-marshal, district of western Missouri, at Warrensburg and Lexington, Mo., being at the latter place when the last of the Confederates were sworn in in 1865; was also in command of Gratiot St. prison, in St. Louis, Mo. At the close of the war he settled at Morris, Ill., at which place he was postmaster for nine years and six months. After his time expired at that place he opened the first postoffice at Billings, Mont., and held the position nearly six years; was elected treasurer of the county (Yellowstone) and is now serving his second term in in that office and has just received the nomi-
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