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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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2847. i. AMOS, b. 1790; d. unm. Oct. 19, 1873. Amos WHITNEY was never married. He was a man of exemplary character, without being particularly enterprising. In 1854 his father died and left him a large anount of wealth, though his means were ample without his inheritance. He left a will at his decease, giving $20,000 to relatives, $2,500 to the "Old Ladies' Home" at Lowell, and made Tuft's college the residuary legatee. His estate was valued at over $50,000. 2848. ii. SEWELL, b. -----; d. -----. 1286. ASA WHITNEY (Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. in 1767 [NOTE]; m. Feb. 25, 1790; Mary WALLIS, d. Feb. 11, 1846. Asa WHITNEY was a hard working, hon- est and upright man. All his children were born on Nissequassick Hill, in Town- send. He d. Dec. 27, 1851; res. Townsend, Mass. 2849. i. POLLY, b. May 29, 1790; Sept. 12, 1811; James FRENCH, of Hen- niker, N. H., b. Feb. 28, 1789; d. Mar. 30, 1862. She d. Mar. 17, 1861. He was a farmer and superior manufacturer of bas- kets which business he followed many years. Ch.: Marv, b. Aug. 28, 1813; m. Hiram BELL; Jas. M., b. Jan. 29, 1818; m. Mary C. BARKER. 2850. ii. ASA, b. Dec. 1, 1791; m. Clarinda WILLIAMS. 2851. iii. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 27, 1794; m. Polly WALLACE and Kezia GAGE. 2852. iv. SEWELL, b. Mar. 18, 1796; d. Oct. 26, 1818. He d. unm., and was the only one of the family who worked on wood, the others being disciples of Tubal Cain. He make bowls, bottles and trays. His gallon bottles were made of poplar, one piece of wood turned inside and outside while the wood was green. Seasoned heads of the same wood were then put in and when dried were air-tight. 2853. v. REBECCA, b. May 3, 1800; m. George HARTWELL and d. Sept. 28, 1829. 2854. vi. LEVI, b. Mar. 19, 1802; m. -----; res. Maryfield, O. 2855. vii. JOEL, b. June 8, 1807; m. Ester M. TREADWELL. 1288. AARON WHITNEY (Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Townsend, Mass., 1772 [NOTE]; m. Mar. 16, 1797, Phebe DUNKLEE, b. Dec. 20, 1778; d. Jan. 31, 1800; m. 2d Olive LUND, b. Aug. 1779; d. Jan., 1867. He was a blacksmith by trade, and in 1812 was the postmaster at Amherst. His shop was burned in 1815, and in 1819 he moved to Calias. He was a prominent citi- zen in Amherst for some time. He d. Feb. 16, 1845; res. Nashua, N. H., and Am- herst, Mass., and Calais, Me. 2856. i. LEVI, b. July 7, 1798; m. Jane WHITNEY. 2857. ii. LUKE, b. Jan. 2, 1800; m. Cynthia Smith KING and Mary Thankful SMITH. 2858. iii. MARK, b. Jan 2, 1800; d. Feb. 22, 1807, in Amherst, N. H. 2859. iv. AARON, b. Dec. 15, 1801; m. Rebecca PERKINS. 2860. v. JAMES, b. July 8, 1808; m. Julia A. DORR. 2861. vi. OLIVE, b. May 15, 1805; res. Westbrook, Me. 1307. JOHN WHITNEY (James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Mar. 10, 1742; m. Hannah HOLBROOK, b. June 3, 1741; d. in SHerborn. He was a farmer. He d. Feb. 17, 1825; res. Sherborn and Wrentham, Mass. 2862. i. JAMES, b. in 1770; d. in 1770. 2863. ii. JOHN, b. in 1770; d. in 1770. 2864. iii. JOHN, b. in 1772; m. Clarissa SLACK. 2865. iv. NATHANIEL, b. in 1774; m. Deborah EAMES. 2866. v. HANNAH, b. in 1776; m. Henry PRATT, of Sherborn. She d. in Sherborn in 1842. Ch.: Jacob, b. 1806; m. Mary A. HOOKER and Phebe WHITNEY; William, b. 1808; d. 1808; Elinor, b. 1810; d. 1810; William, b. 1813; d. 1831; John W., b. 1819; m. Elizabeth MOORE, or Natick. 2867. vi. PATTY, b. in 1778; d. in 1778. 2868. vii. JAMES, b. in 1779; m. Lois BLODGETT. 2869. viii. EZRA, b. in 1781; m. Sally F. SLACK and Mary W. ALLEN. 1316. JAMES WHITNEY (Benjamin, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Oct. 1755 [NOTE]; m. Susannah HILL, b. in 1751; d. Sept. 25, 1841. He was in Capt. BROOKS' company
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