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Abigail, born June 9, 1743. married Whitney. 4. Joshua, born April 12, 1746. 5. Mary, born March 2, 1748. 6. Wilson, born February 20, 1752, soldier in the ...
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(IV) Wilson Rawson, son of Wilson Rawson (3), was born August 13, 1713, at Mendon. Massachusetts. He settled in Upton. He married Abigail Temple, of Harvard (intention dated December 24, 1737).  He died in 1778 at Upton. His will was dated July 5, 1778, and filed December 2, following.  Children:  . . . . 3. Abigail, born June 9, 1743, married ----- Whitney.  . . . .
  
 
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May 17, 1706, William Whitney. 8. Stephen, born October, 1683. 9. Israel, born October 7, 1685. lO. Elizabeth, born September 9, 1687, married Joseph Bemis. ...
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Joseph Peirce, son of Anthony Peirce (2), was born in Watertown about 1645; was admitted a freeman April 18, 1690.  He married (first) Martha -----; (second), June 15, 1698, Elizabeth (Kendall) Winship, daughter of Francis Kendall, of Woburn, widow of Ephraim Winship, of Cambridge Farms.  She was born at Woburn, January 15, 1652.  Winship was a pioneer at Cambridge Farms.  During King Philip's war Peirce took shelter at Woburn at the house of Francis Kendall and brought his "ancient mother-in-law Reigner, widow" with him.  She was probably his wife's mother, though possibly his step-mother.  His estate was administered by his widow and son Jacob, who were appointed by the court December 2, 1713.  Children, born at Watertown:  1. Joseph, born October 2, 1669.  2. Francis, born July 27, 1671.  3. John, born May 27, 1673, mentioned below.  4. Mary, born November 26, 1674.  5. Benjamin, born March 25, 1677.  6. Jacob, born December 25, 1678, married, [NOTE: the following text is missing: "November 13, 1702, Martha Lewis.  7. Martha, born December 24, 1681, married,".--RLW] May 17, 1706, [[Family:Whitney, William (1683-1720)|William Whitney]]. 8. Stephen, born October, 1683. 9. Israel, born October 7, 1685. 10. Elizabeth, born September 9, 1687, married Joseph Bemis.
  
 
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She died in 1778, aged sixty- one. Children: i. Joshua, born March 2. 1747, mentioned below. 2. Ann, born June 18, 1749, married, 1774, Ephraim Whitney. 3. ...
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Children [of Capt. Josiah and Anna (Stearns) Fuller]: . . . . 2. Ann, born June 18, 1749, married, 1774, [[Family:Whitney, Moses (1714-1804)|Ephraim Whitney]]. . . . .
  
 
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(VII) Warren Nichols, son of Jonathan Nichols (6), was born at South Reading, Massachusetts, January 30, 1840.  He attended the public schools of his native place, and at an early age left home and went to work in one of the numerous shoe-shops of Wakefield, and learned the trade.  He was twenty-one years old when the civil war broke out, and he enlisted early in 1861 in Company E Sixteenth Regiment, with his brother Hannibal, for three years.  He was wounded slightly in the battle of Gettysburg.  Later he was token prisoner, and after a time paroled.  When exchanged he returned to his regiment, and was severely wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor.  At the expiration of his enlistment he was honorably discharged.  He returned to Reading and worked at his trade.  His health was shattered by the war service, but he continued in the shoe business as long as he was able to work.  He divided his time between his business and his home, having few other interests.  He was a Republican, but not active in politics.  He attended the Universalist church.  He was an honored and loyal member of Wakefield Post, No. 12, Grand Army of the Republic.  He died at
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Mrs. Nichols' maternal grandfather, Phineas Whitney, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. They had one child, Leroy Warren, born November 8, 1873, ...
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Wakefield, January 27, 1891.  He married, November 14, 1869, Mercy Ellen French, of Waterford, Maine, daughter of Washington and Mary (Henley) French.  Her father was a prosperous farmer, highly respected and very prominent in the affairs of the town in which he lived.  Her grandfather Henley was born in Reading, Massachusetts, and his father, Benjamin, moved to Maine.  Mrs. Nichols' maternal grandfather, [[Family:Whitney, Phineas (1747-1832)|Phineas Whitney]], was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. They had one child, Leroy Warren, born November 8, 1873, mentioned below.
  
 
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The operation was performed by Dr. Jeffries, of Halifax, later of Boston, and the surgeon of the privateer, Dr. Elisha Whitney, of Beverly. ...
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Captain [Eleazer] Giles [(1744-1809)]had to have his leg amputated twice in one day, after reaching Halifax, once below, then above the knee.  The operation was performed by Dr. Jeffries, of Halifax, later of Boston, and the surgeon of the privateer, [[Family:Whitney, Elisha (1747-1807)|Dr. Elisha Whitney]], of Beverly. He lived thirty years afterward, and continued to follow the sea, having a wooden leg.
  
 
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2. Hannah, September 3, 1702, died young. 3. Thomas, October 4, 1705, mentioned below. 4. William, May 1, 1708, married Sarah Whitney. 5. ...
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Children [of Francis and Hannah (Johnson) Pierce], born in Weston:  . . . . 4. William, May 1, 1708, married [[Family:Whitney, Sarah (1708-1788)|Sarah Whitney]]. . . . .
  
 
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June 30, 1887, Alice Maria Sawin, born at Charlestown, August 22, 1863. daughter of John Traverse and Sarah (Whitney) Sawin. Her father was a milk dealer. ...
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Charles Freddy Bryant, son of John Bryant (7), was born at Charlestown, May 27, 1856.  He attended the Charlestown public schools, graduating from the Warren grammar school, and attended the Bryant & Stratton Business College, Boston, until 1872.  He worked for two years and a half as clerk for Thompson, Brown & Co., Cornhill, Boston, book publishers and stationers, then owing to ill health he gave up his position and removed to North Edgecomb, Maine, and lived on his father's farm there most of the time until 1890, when he returned and entered the firm with his brothers, having charge of the Somerville office and business.  In 1893 ne removed the business place to 170 School street, and in 1899 removed to 353 Medfonl street, where the firm now have their Somerville branch office.  In 1900 he became a member of the present firm of John Bryant Sons.  He is a Republican in politics.  He is a member of the Winter Hill Baptist Church, Somerville; of Soley Lodge of Free Masons; of Somerville Chapter of Royal Arch Masons; of Bunker Hill Lodge No. 14, Odd Fellows; of the Ancient Order of United Workmen; was formerly a member of the Royal Arcanum.  He belongs to the Massachusetts Undertakers' Association and the Massachusetts Embalmers' Association; also to the Massachusetts Social Club of Undertakers.  He is a member of the Somerville board of trade.
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He married, June 30, 1887, Alice Maria Sawin, born at Charlestown, August 22, 1863, daughter of John Traverse and Sarah (Whitney) Sawin. Her father was a milk dealer, residing in Charlestown.  Children:  1. Ruth Walcott, born November 24, 1889.  2. Esther Parmelia, August 19, 1897.  3. Frederic Sawin, June 5, 1899.
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[NOTE: John Traverse Sawin married Sarah W. Sawyer, not Sarah Whitney. No Whitney ancestry can be found for her.--RLW]
  
 
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Revision as of 03:53, 1 February 2009

William Richard Cutter, Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts (New York, NY: Lewis historical publishing company, 1908), Volume III.

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(IV) Wilson Rawson, son of Wilson Rawson (3), was born August 13, 1713, at Mendon. Massachusetts. He settled in Upton. He married Abigail Temple, of Harvard (intention dated December 24, 1737). He died in 1778 at Upton. His will was dated July 5, 1778, and filed December 2, following. Children: . . . . 3. Abigail, born June 9, 1743, married ----- Whitney. . . . .


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Joseph Peirce, son of Anthony Peirce (2), was born in Watertown about 1645; was admitted a freeman April 18, 1690. He married (first) Martha -----; (second), June 15, 1698, Elizabeth (Kendall) Winship, daughter of Francis Kendall, of Woburn, widow of Ephraim Winship, of Cambridge Farms. She was born at Woburn, January 15, 1652. Winship was a pioneer at Cambridge Farms. During King Philip's war Peirce took shelter at Woburn at the house of Francis Kendall and brought his "ancient mother-in-law Reigner, widow" with him. She was probably his wife's mother, though possibly his step-mother. His estate was administered by his widow and son Jacob, who were appointed by the court December 2, 1713. Children, born at Watertown: 1. Joseph, born October 2, 1669. 2. Francis, born July 27, 1671. 3. John, born May 27, 1673, mentioned below. 4. Mary, born November 26, 1674. 5. Benjamin, born March 25, 1677. 6. Jacob, born December 25, 1678, married, [NOTE: the following text is missing: "November 13, 1702, Martha Lewis. 7. Martha, born December 24, 1681, married,".--RLW] May 17, 1706, William Whitney. 8. Stephen, born October, 1683. 9. Israel, born October 7, 1685. 10. Elizabeth, born September 9, 1687, married Joseph Bemis.


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Children [of Capt. Josiah and Anna (Stearns) Fuller]: . . . . 2. Ann, born June 18, 1749, married, 1774, Ephraim Whitney. . . . .


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(VII) Warren Nichols, son of Jonathan Nichols (6), was born at South Reading, Massachusetts, January 30, 1840. He attended the public schools of his native place, and at an early age left home and went to work in one of the numerous shoe-shops of Wakefield, and learned the trade. He was twenty-one years old when the civil war broke out, and he enlisted early in 1861 in Company E Sixteenth Regiment, with his brother Hannibal, for three years. He was wounded slightly in the battle of Gettysburg. Later he was token prisoner, and after a time paroled. When exchanged he returned to his regiment, and was severely wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor. At the expiration of his enlistment he was honorably discharged. He returned to Reading and worked at his trade. His health was shattered by the war service, but he continued in the shoe business as long as he was able to work. He divided his time between his business and his home, having few other interests. He was a Republican, but not active in politics. He attended the Universalist church. He was an honored and loyal member of Wakefield Post, No. 12, Grand Army of the Republic. He died at

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Wakefield, January 27, 1891. He married, November 14, 1869, Mercy Ellen French, of Waterford, Maine, daughter of Washington and Mary (Henley) French. Her father was a prosperous farmer, highly respected and very prominent in the affairs of the town in which he lived. Her grandfather Henley was born in Reading, Massachusetts, and his father, Benjamin, moved to Maine. Mrs. Nichols' maternal grandfather, Phineas Whitney, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. They had one child, Leroy Warren, born November 8, 1873, mentioned below.


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Captain [Eleazer] Giles [(1744-1809)]had to have his leg amputated twice in one day, after reaching Halifax, once below, then above the knee. The operation was performed by Dr. Jeffries, of Halifax, later of Boston, and the surgeon of the privateer, Dr. Elisha Whitney, of Beverly. He lived thirty years afterward, and continued to follow the sea, having a wooden leg.


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Children [of Francis and Hannah (Johnson) Pierce], born in Weston: . . . . 4. William, May 1, 1708, married Sarah Whitney. . . . .


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Charles Freddy Bryant, son of John Bryant (7), was born at Charlestown, May 27, 1856. He attended the Charlestown public schools, graduating from the Warren grammar school, and attended the Bryant & Stratton Business College, Boston, until 1872. He worked for two years and a half as clerk for Thompson, Brown & Co., Cornhill, Boston, book publishers and stationers, then owing to ill health he gave up his position and removed to North Edgecomb, Maine, and lived on his father's farm there most of the time until 1890, when he returned and entered the firm with his brothers, having charge of the Somerville office and business. In 1893 ne removed the business place to 170 School street, and in 1899 removed to 353 Medfonl street, where the firm now have their Somerville branch office. In 1900 he became a member of the present firm of John Bryant Sons. He is a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Winter Hill Baptist Church, Somerville; of Soley Lodge of Free Masons; of Somerville Chapter of Royal Arch Masons; of Bunker Hill Lodge No. 14, Odd Fellows; of the Ancient Order of United Workmen; was formerly a member of the Royal Arcanum. He belongs to the Massachusetts Undertakers' Association and the Massachusetts Embalmers' Association; also to the Massachusetts Social Club of Undertakers. He is a member of the Somerville board of trade.

He married, June 30, 1887, Alice Maria Sawin, born at Charlestown, August 22, 1863, daughter of John Traverse and Sarah (Whitney) Sawin. Her father was a milk dealer, residing in Charlestown. Children: 1. Ruth Walcott, born November 24, 1889. 2. Esther Parmelia, August 19, 1897. 3. Frederic Sawin, June 5, 1899.

[NOTE: John Traverse Sawin married Sarah W. Sawyer, not Sarah Whitney. No Whitney ancestry can be found for her.--RLW]


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Augustus Whitney, mentioned below. 5. Cynthia Jones, born March 25, 1836, at Cavendish, Vermont, died at Perkinsville, Vermont, May 15, 1842. 6. ...


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(XI) Augustus Whitney Weeks, son of Timothy ( to) and Elizabeth B. Weeks, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, February 5, 1833. ...


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1800; died February 24, 1874; married, July, 1825, Sarah, daughter of Jesse Whitney, of Cambridge, Vermont. 3. Lucius, born at Lebanon, July 26. ...


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Mary, born March 25, 1767 ; died August 22, 1841 ; married, February 18, 1790, Josiah Whitney. 4. Cynthia, born November 7, 1769; died February 20, 1784. 5. ...


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Daniel Whitney on the committee of correspondence in 1774-75; delegate to convention in 1779 at Concord; a very prominent citizen ; married Sarah Learned, ...


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John, born February 11, 1646-47; married Ruth Whitney ; soldier in King Philip's war ; was drowned in the Charles river through ...


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John, born February 28, 1782, died April 5, 1868; married Polly Whitney. 3. Eliphalet, born March 21, 1/85, mentioned below. ...


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He was subsequently with the Whitney Opera House at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in charge of the stage carpentering. In 1882 he succeeded to his father's ...


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218, Independent ( )rder of Odd Fellows ; Chelmsford Veteran Association; Ladd & Whitney Post, ,N'0. 185, of Lowell. He married, 1864, Addie Kittridge, ...


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8. Jemima, married Benjamin C. Swasey, and left five children. 9. Naomi, married David Lane, of Lowell ; children : i. Jemima Lane, married Amos Whitney ...


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Her father was born at Salem, November 25, 1803, son of Aaron and Sarah Knight ; her mother was born April 27, 1804, daughter of Isaiah and Susannah Whitney ...


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... Mary Whitney. He died November 19, 1738, aged sixty-three years. Children: 1. Benjamin, born May 21, 1702, died November 15, 1738. 2. ...


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May 2, 1757, Jemima Farr ; (second), March 6, 1769, Abigail Whitney; he may have had a third wife as Templeton records mention "Jemima, daughter of Job and ...


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