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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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7136. WILLARD NEWTON WHITNEY (Emory, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Marlboro, Vt., Sept. 3, 1828; m. May 15, 1855, Georgianna MATHER, b. Mar. 27, 1836, dau. of Cotton MATHER, Esq. He d. Nov. 8, 1878; res. Brattleboro, Vt. 9289. i. GEORGE EMORY, b. Dec. 4, 1857; m. Nov. 14, 1888, Mary Y. STAMPS, b. Jan. 9, 1865, s. p.; farmer; res. W. Brat. 9290. ii. FLORENCE M., b. Nov. 25, 1864; m. Mar. 27, 1886, ---- SEELY; res. Springfield, Ill. 9291. iii. DORR R., b. July 30, 1866; res. Waterbury, Conn. 9292. iv. LUCY M., b. Mar. 11, 1870; res. Brat. 7137. FREDERICK ALONZO WHITNEY (Emory S., Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Marlboro, Vt., June 23, 1833; m. Feb. 19, 1855, Eveline MASON, dau. of Emory, b. July 27, 1832. Mr. WHITNEY was born in Marlboro in June, 1833, being one of the children of Emory and Serepta (HALE) Whitney. His grandfather was Nathaniel WHITENY, and his great-grandfather, Capt. Nathaniel WHITNEY. The old home farm where Nathaniel WHITNEY, the founder of the family, originally settled, was the well-known place on the Marlboro South road, where Joel P. BUTTERFIELD now lives. The house built by Nathaniel WHITNEY and afterward occupied by his son Nathaniel, stood on the site of the present buildings. When Emory WHITNEY grew up and married he went across the field to what was formerly the old county road, where he lived and where his children were born. The father died when Alonzo was some four or five years old. In the family were five children, of whom Brutus M., of Marlboro, and Harriet, the youngest of the family, now Mrs. SHINNEMANN, of Pulaski, Ill., are the only survivors. One son died at an early age, and the death of another son, Willard N., took place in Brattleboro a few years ago. After attending the district schools in Marlboro and in Halifax young Whitney came to Brattleboro at the age of about 17 years to enter the employ of the clothing firm of Cune & Brackett. Frank S. BRACKETT, the junior member of the firm, was Mr. WHITNEY's uncle by marriage, Mr. WHIT- NEY learned the tailoring and clothin business in all its branches, becoming an expert cutter. After Mr. CUNE's retirement, about 1861, Mr. whitney was admitted as a partner with Mr. BRACKETT. In 1874 the business was divided, Mr. BRACKETT taking the ready-made branch and Mr. WHITNEY the custom department. Mr. BRACKETT died late in 1878, and the following spring Mr. WHITNEY became sole proprietor of both branches of the business, under the style of F. A. WHITNEY & Co. He retired in Feb., 1888. No merchant in Brattleboro ever enjoyed a higher reputation for integrity than F. A. WHITENY. His customers came to know that his word was as good as his bond, and it was because of this faith of the public in him, coupled with the fact that he knew his business thoroughly and was unceasing in his work, that brought him suc- cess. He possessed agreeable personal and social qualities and had a kindliness of heart and of manner which made him universally esteemed. He. d. Sept. 24, 1894, s. p.; res. Brattleboro, Vt. 7138. BRUTUS MERRILL WHITNEY (Emory S., Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Marlboro, Vt., Dec. 9, 1835; m. Jan. 1, 1857, Sylvia A. THAYER, dau. of Col. Ezra, b. July 21, 1837; d. Oct. 1, 1885; res. Brattle- boro, Vt. 9293. i. EMMA J., b. Apr. 26, 1866; m. Feb 26, 1889, ---- FLETCHER. Ch.: Chas. L., b. July 2, 1891; res. Marlboro, Vt. 7141. JOHN STEWART WHITNEY (John S., Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Whittingham, Vt., Nov. 18, 1855; m. at Colraine, Mass., May 25, 1884, Laura Fedelia BUTTERFIELD, b. at Brattleboro, May 2, 1862. He is a farmer; res. Marlboro, Vt. 9294a. i. CORA EMMA, b. Aug. 16, 1885. 9295a. ii. HARLAN CURTIS, b. Aug. 5, 1887. 9296a. iii. BLANCHE ANN, b. Sept. 10, 1889. 9297a. iv. ELLA MARIA, b. Jan. 19, 1892. 9298a. v. LESTER MERRILL, b. Apr. 21, 1894. 7150. GEORGE MYRON WHITNEY (Cole M., Phinehas, Phinehas, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Ilion, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1845; m. there Jan. 9, 1884, Josephine STEBER, b. Utica, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1851. He was born in Ilion, N. Y., where he resided for 27 years. Was educated at
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