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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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liam, and three years in Boston in a wholesale dry goods store, he has spent his time in mercantile business in Troy. Coming home from nine months service as commissary clerk on the James river, in 1865 he bought out the stock of goods and
the brick store of D. W. FARRAR, in Troy and has been in business in that place since. Held the office of postmaster twenty-five years; a number of town offices; represented the town in legislature in 1871 and 1872; three years was master of Monadnock Lodge F. & A.M.; member of Hugh DE PAVEN's commandery, Keene, N. H., res. Troy, N. H. 8341. i. ELLA FRANCES, b. Apr. 1, 1851; m. Aug. 21, 1887. Geo. F. KIMBALL; res. Troy. Ch.: Edward Whitney, b. July 11, 1878; Mary F., b. July 28, 1879; d. Aug. 21, 1880. 8342. ii. CORA MABLE, b. July 28, 1854; m. Jan. 26, 1881, Dr. Melvin T. STONE; res. Troy. Ch.: Mary Frances, b. Apr. 30, 1886; d. Apr. 15, 1891; Mildred T., b. Mar. 17, 1889. 8343. iii. CHARLES W., b. Mar. 14, 1861; m. Lizzie L. HEYWOOD. [Note: Pierce has the above person's number listed as 8384 in error - Ed.] 5285. SAMUEL GRIFFIN WHITNEY (Charles W., Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Troy, N.H., Sept. 20, 1819; m. May 24, 1842, Abbie N. WHITTEMORE, b. May 29, 1820; d. Feb. 25, 1894. He was a merchant in early life, but many years past has been a farmer; res. Monticello, Ia. 8344. i. SARAH A., b. Apr. 17, 1843; d. Apr. 11, 1858. 8345. ii. CHARLES H., b. Sept. 30, 1845; d. June 20, 1863. He was in the 31st Regt. of Iowa Cols. during the war. 8346. iii. WM. A., b. Oct. 16, 1847; m. Eliza CHANDLER. 8347. iv. WILLIAM A., b. July 9, 1850; m. Lucy L. MCALLASTER. 8348. v. LEMUEL P., b. Aug. 23, 1851; d. Oct. 29, 1872. 8349. vi. EDWARD G., b. Aug. 17, 1856; d. Aug. 31, 1857. 8350. vii. MARY A., b. Feb. 10, 1860; d. Sept. 16, 1866. 5292. GEORGE ISAIAH WHITNEY (Henry, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Burlington, Vt., Dec. 14, 1833; m. Oct. 2, 1865, Emily E. SWEET, b. Sept. 21, 1845. He attended the local school and in 1852 went to California and 1855 was one of the first to honor the overland route. While in the west he was in the mines of 1861, and was afterwards sutler in army. He has lived in Brooklyn twelve years and is in the express business; res. 497 Green Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 8351. i. WALDO H., b. Aug. 6, 1868. 5294. CHARLES H. WHITNEY (Henry, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Apr. 23, 1839; m. Nov. 26, 1868, Mary Jane KELLEY, b. Feb. 1, 1847; d. Mar. 19, 1889. Had 7 children and all died at an early age; res. Burlington, Vt., 103 Church St. 5304. SOLON FRANKLIN WHITNEY (Benjamin F., Cyrus, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Aug. 22, 1831 in Harvard; m. Sept. 1, 1859, Charlotte CORDAY WILDER, b. Sept. 2, 1832. Charlotte C. WILDER is granddaughter of Mrs. Dr. Samuel YOUNG, whose maiden name was PIERCE. Mrs. Sarephina YOUNG's father, Joseph PIERCE was in the Revolutionary war in a Worcester company, under command of Co. Timothy BIGELOW. She was born in Athol, Mar. 20, 1786, and d. in Harvard, Dec. 28, 1871, leaving a son and a daughter, now dead. Solon was born in Harvard, where he lived with his parents about five years, then moved with them to Seneca Falls, N. Y., residing there nearly ten years, where most of his schooling was obtained. He fitted nearly for college at the village academy, and at the private school of Rev. Mr. ACKLEY, an Episcopal clergyman. Returning to his native town in 1845 for a season, he then served an appreticeship in the villate stores at Acton and Littleton. He had always assisted in his father's store in Seneca Falls, had taken care of district school library, of which his father was librarian, and had wandered widely in travel, history, and philosophy. While in a store serving his employers, he spent three or four years learning the carpenter's,
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