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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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of his state, from which he graduated in 1872, since which time he has been employed in his profession. Since graduation he has occupied the position of supt. of schools at Armada, Marine City, and Hancock, Mich., coming to Detroit in 1885 as princi- pal of the Cass school -- one of the most prominent public schools in the state. Of a social as well as professional nature, he is a

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member of several fraternal societies, ranking high in masonic circles, and has also held several elective offices. A recent publication entitled, "Prominent Educators of Michigan" con- tains a very complimentary notice of him and his work. The subject of this sketch is unmarried. 3665. viii. LATON DENNIS, b. Mar. 8, 1850; res. Mt. Clemens. Farmer at Macomb. 3666. ix. MILO HERBERT, b. mar. 5, 1852; res. Mt. Clemens. Farmer at Macomb. 3667. x. LORA A., b. Apr. 16, 1854; m. Sept. 20, 1876, Ira H. BRIGGS; res. Mt. C. 3668. xi. ALLEN SISSON, b. June 16, 1837; res. Saginaw. For several year he was superintendent of the public schools there. 3669. xii. CLARENCE EUGENE, b. June 2, 1866; res. 23 Adams St., Detroit, Mich. He is a teacher in the Detroit public schools. 3670. xiii. FLORENCE HATTIE, b. July 17, 1865, res. Mt. C. 1710. JOHN FISHER WHITNEY (Isaac, Jason, Mark, Benjamin, John), b. Middle- sex, Yates Co., N. Y., Oct. 25, 1809; m. Chesterfield, Mich.; Phebe NELSON; b. Dec. 24, 1819; d. Apr. 3, 1890. He was born in Middlesex Co., N. Y. in 1809, and by the death of his father was left an orphan at an early age. In 1834 he migrated to Michigan, and two years later purchased a farm, then in the wilderness at Mt. Clemens, on which he has ever since resided. Res. Mt. Clemens, Mich. 3671. i. SARAH ANN, b. May 20, 1839; m. Feb. 23, 1867, Chris Geo. HARTWAY. She d. Sept. 21, 1876. Ch.: Edwin, b. Mar. 3, 1869; John b. Apr. 28, 1875.

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