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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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ered a well educated man. He always felt the loss of a college education, though, and the thorough training it gives. In his later years he traveled extensively in Europe. He had the air

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of a man of the world combined with quite gentlemanly habits. He was one of the founders of the Century club of New York. Mr. TURNEY lived in New York City in his younger days, going at the age of fourteen to live in Mr. GRAHAM's house, the senior mem- ber of the firm he was with. He mar- ried late in life and continued to live in New York for a year or two, when he moved to Astoria, L. I., where his children were born and his wife died. As a widower with one child he con- tinued to live in the house in Astoria until his death. She d. Jan. 4, 1864. Ch: Winthrop, b. Dec. 12, 1864, ad- dress 55 Liberty St., N.Y.C., was born in Astoria, L. I., in the house in which he at present resides. He studied under governesses until he was thirteen, when he was sent away to school and college. He graduated from Yale college in 1888, and from the Yale law school in 1890. After serving a clerkship in Syracuse, N. Y., with the law firm of Stone, Gannon, & Petit, he opened an office for himself in New York City, where he is now practicing law at 119 and 121 Nas- sau St.; Ahee Gray, b. Aug. 18, 1863; d. same day. 7653. iii. GEORGE H., b. May 22, 1835; m. Lucinda Chapman COLLINS 7654. iv. CAROLINE BAKER, b. Apr. 8, 2838; m. Nov. 8, 1862, Wm. FURNESS CABOT, b. Jan. 17, 1835; d. Nov. 12, 1891; dry goods commission merchant, s.p.; res. Jamaica Plain, Mass. 7655. v. EDWARD H., b. Sept. 14, 1841; m. Annie H. FAIRBANKS and Jennie R. ROBINSON. 4440. REV. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS WHITNEY (Peter, Peter, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Sept. 13, 1812; m. Jan. 11, 1853, Elizabeth Perkins MATCHELL; b. Dec. 18, 1809. Rev. Frederick Augustus WHITNEY was born in Quincy, Sept. 13, 1812. He was graduated at Harvard college in 1833, being the fourth generation in a direct line graduating at Harvard. He continued his studies at the Cambridge divinity school, graduating in 1838. He was ordained pastor at First Church, Brighton, Feb. 21, 1844, and continue in charge of that parish until 1858, since which time (until his death in 1881,) he was engaged in literary and historical work. He was engaged in the preparation of a history of Brighton at the time of his demise, and a portion of this work is embodied in Drake's History of Middlesex Country. His interest in edu- cation was evinced for several years as a member of the school board of Brighton, and as a trustee of the Holton public library (now a branch of the Boston public library), at that place, where may be found many published reports, memoirs and addresses from his pen. He was widely known and respected in the Unitarian de- nomination to which he belonged. Besides there, and various sermons, addresses, and contributions to current literature, he published "Historical Sketch of the Old Church at Quincy," (Albany, 1864) and "Biography of James Holton," founder of the Holton library, Brighton (Boston, 1865). He was also the author of various hymns, some of which are collected in Rev. Alfred P. PUTNAM's "Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith" (Boston, 1875). He d. Oct. 21, 1880; res. Aliston, Mass., 12 Gardner St. s.p. 4441. EDMUND BURKE WHITNEY (Peter, Peter, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Quincy Mass, Mar. 26, 1815; m. Jan. 4, 1843, Lydia Augusta BOONE; d. Jan. 28, 1820. "Edmund Burke WHITNEY, who died at his residence, Jamaica Plain, was a native of Quincy and son of the Rev. Peter WHITNEY of that town. Coming to Boston in early life, he spent some years in the gun establishment of William Read & Son,

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