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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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John WHITNEY, Jr., was born in Westminster, Mass. He was a farmer and did not figure in political or professional circles. He was a stanch Christian, foremost in all movements tending to the public good. He succeeded to his father's estate and spent his life upon it. He m. Lydia, dau. of Dea. Ephraim ALLEN, of Hubbardston, and had a family of eight children, all of excellent character and reputation. Mr. and Mrs. W. were much interested in the education of their children, and, had a room in their house fitted up for school pur- poses, where in conjunction with a few of their neighbors of a like spirit, they main- tained a private school for some time, the advantages of which were shared by the writers of this notice. Having been coverted to the views of the Baptist denomina- tion in mid-life, they united with the church of that faith in town, and became active and devoted members, he being appointed dea. A fearful visitation of typhoid fever in the early winter of 1843-44 struck down nearly all the members of this house hold - the father, mother, and one child, falling victims to it. He d. Mar. 15, 1844; res. Westminster, Mass. 4322. i. JOHN EMERSON, b. Sept. 13, 1822; m. Cleora ALLEN and Mrs. Mary B. BALLOU. 4323. ii. SUMNER ALLEN, b. June 27, 1824; m. Lura CLARK. 4324. iii. EPHRAIM, b. July 6, 1826; d. June 28, 1850. 4325. iv. MARY ALONA, b. Oct. 22, 1829; m. Mar. 3, 1853, Charles M. PENLEY, b. Oct. 11, 1831. She d. Sept. 25, 1859. Ch: Margaret A. b. Jan 12, 1854; m. ----- NICHODEMUS; res. 184 Front St. Wor- cester, Mass; Harriett V., b. Apr. 14, 1856; m. and res. Auburn, Mass.; Charles E., b. Feb. 14, 1859; d. July 1, 1859. 4326. v. HARRIETT, b. May 29, 1832; m. June 2, 1865, Appleton DADMUN, b. July 21, 1828; d. Nov. 2, 1869; m. 2d, June 10, 1875, Dr. Calvin G. GOODRICH, b. May 11, 1820; d. Nov. 20, 1880; res. 74 Elm St., Worcester, Mass. Ch: Mary Louise, b. Apr. 28, 1866; res. with mother; Fred'k Appleton, b. May 31. 1868; d. Mar. 8, 1869. 4327. vi. EDWARD, b. Aug. 12, 1834; m. Susan L. CUTTING and Emma L. RICE. 4328. vii. FRANCIS STEARNS, b. Mar. 1840; d. Jan. 16, 1844. 4329. viii. GEO. CLARKSON, b. Sept. 19, 1842; m. Amy E. WHIDDEN 2076. JOSIAH WHITNEY, Jr. (Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Mar. 20, 1791, Watertown, Mass.; m. Jan 1, 1816, Rebecca RICE, dau. of John, of Ashby, Mass.; b. in 1793; d. in Dec. 1859. He d. Sept. 4, 1818; res. Ashby, Mass. 4330. i. LUCY ANN, b. Sept. 1816; d. June 18, 1844. 4331. ii. JOHN M., b. Mar. 1, 1818; m. Emma A. WILLARD. 2078. JONAS PRESCOTT WHITNEY (Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. in Waltham, Sept. 22, 1793; bap. same day; moved to Ashby, 1799, and m. Rebecca PIPER; b. May 15, 1797; d. June 18, 1838; m. 2d. Louisa WHEELER; b. Apr. 14, 1804; d. June 1, 1864. Jonas P. WHITNEY, Fitchburg, will. Ch: Rebacca CHUSHING, Ashby; Josiah D., Brattleboro, Vt.; Julius, Brattleboro, Vt.; Mary Ann MANSFIELD, Ashby, Milo, Boston; Jonas, Fitchburg; Andrew, Fitchburg, Clara HUBBARD, Fitchburg; Josiah WHITNEY, exec.; Aug. 1, 1869; Sept. 23, 1879. He d. Aug. 18, 1879; res. Ashby, Springfield and Fitchburg, Mass. 4332. i. REBECCA, b. June 26, 1815; m. Sept. 5, 1841, Isaac CUSHING; res. Ashby, Mass; b. June 30, 1818; Oct. 9, 1891. 4333. ii. JOSIAH D., b. Nov. 7, 1818; m. Lucy D. CHAPIN. 4334. iii. MARY ANN, b. Nov. 17, 1820; m. May, 1843, James A. MANSFIELD. She d. Nov., 1885. 4335. iv. JONAS, b. Mar. 20, 1824; m. Elizabeth Corey RICE and Lucy DAMON. 4336. v. ANDREW, b. Feb. 29, 1826; m. July 3, 1872, Dida HUDSON. He d. Apr. 1886; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 4337. vi. CLARA, b. May 6, 1828; m. May 8, 1861, William W. HUBBARD; res. Fitchburg. He was b. Sept. 12, 1827; s.p. 4338. vii. SARAH, b. Oct. 14, 1830; m. Jan. 11, 1865, Benjamin F. DEWING; res. 11 Milford St., Boston, Mass. He was b. Jan. 24, 1836. He is a contractor; s.p. 4339. viii. ELLEN, b. June 11, 1832; d. June 19 1832.

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