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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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house is the only American foreign firm eastward of the Cape of Good Hope which has not at some time in the past forty years failed. This is a fact, and includes China, Manila and Singapore, as well as India, and is considerable to say and Mr. WHITNEY can take pride in the thought that he was the pioneer of the house. In 1864 he returned to Boston and established an agency in that city. His domestic life has been particularly happy. res. Boston, Mass.; ad. 44 Kilbey St. 4424. i. MARY B., b. May 3, 1862; m. May 10, 1886 Henry S. HUNNEWELL; res. Boston, Mass. Ch.: Christine, b. May 3, 1887; Henry, b. Mar. 5, 1890; d. Mar., 1890; Gertrude, b. Apr. 24, 1891. 4425. ii. HENRY S., b. June 20, 1864; d. Sept., 1867 4426. iii. CHRISTEAZE S., b. May 6, 1866 4427. iv. MARGARET S., b. Aug. 11, 1868 4428. v. ISRAEL G., b. Mar. 16, 1871; d. Aug., 1877 4429. vi. JOHN FARLEY, b. Apr. 3, 1875 4430. vii. NELSON, b. July 30, 1878 2173. GEORGE WHITNEY (Israel, Elisha, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Lowell, Nov. 1, 1832; m. June 18, 1862, Mary Elizabeth REA; b. Sept. 27, 1840; d. May 23, 1864; m. 2d, Dec. 29, 1880, Elizabeth WHITNEY. He was born in Lowell and his early life was as clerk in an E. India merchant's office in Boston, and later he went to Calcutta, where he was six or seven years a part- ner of WHITNEY Bros. & Co., a firm still doing business there, transacted by his brothers. Of late years he has been president of the North National Union Bank, Boston, and before that, president of the North National Bank, and before he went to Cal- cutta he was a member of the firm of Lombard, Whitney & Co., East India mer- chants. res. Boston, Mass., National Union Bank, 40 State St. 4431. i. ELINOR, b. Feb. 20, 1882. 4432. ii. GEORGE, b. Oct. 9, 1885. 4433. iii. RICHARD, b. Aug. 1, 1888. 2175. STANTON WHITNEY (Israel, Elisha, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Sept. 21, 1836; m. 1876, Alice R. SUTTON. He d. June 12, 1880; res. -----. 4434. i. STANTON, b. -----. 2177. CHARLES WHITNEY (Israel, Elisha, Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Dec. 20, 1840; m. Jan. 27, 1877, Jessie G. PERKINS; b. Mar. 3, 1855. Res. Boston, Mass., ad. 44 Kilby St. 4435. i. CHARLES HANDASYDE, b. Nov. 3, 1877. 4436. ii. GEOFFREY GORDON, b. July 21, 1882. 2186. REV. PETER WHITNEY (Peter, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Northboro Mass., Jan. 19, 1770; m. in Hingham, Mass., Apr. 30, 1830 [NOTE]; Jane Lam- bert LINCOLN; b. Dec. 24, 1775; d. in Quincy, Mass., Nov. 11, 1832. Rev. Peter WHITNEY was born in Northboro. He entered Harvard College in 1787, taught school winters and graduated in 1791. Soon after he went to Hingham, where he was appointed assistant preceptor in Derby Academy July 25, 1791. He was elected, Apr. 21, 1813, one of the trustees, and was president of the board for twenty-four years, resigning in 1837. He began preaching as early as 1793. In 1796 he preached in Hull. He was ordained pastor at Quincy, Feb. 8, 1800. His death occurred in 1843, when he fell from a chair and expired. He was a member of the legislature in 1825. Many of his discourses were published. He d. Apr. 3, 1843; res. Quincy, Mass. 4437. i. GEORGE, b. Apr. 2, 1804; m. Anne G. GRAY. 4438. ii. CAROLINE LAMBERT, b. -----; m. Capt. Charles HILL of Salem, Mass. 4439. iii. MARY PARSONS, b. -----; m. Richard Cranch GREENLEAF of Quincy. 4440. iv. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS, b. Sept. 13, 1812; m. Elizabeth P. MATCHELL. 4441. v. EDMUND BURKE, b. Mar. 26, 1815; m. Lydia A. BOUNE. 2187. DEA. ABEL WHITNEY (Peter, Aaron, Moses, Moses, Richard, John), b. Northboro, Mass., Nov. 3, 1781; m. in Brookline, Mass., Dec. 21, 1809, Susanna WHITE, of Brookline; b. July 7, 1786; d. Dec. 14, 1867. He was a cabinet maker by trade, which he followed in Cambridge, Mass. Was highly honored and respected. Was chairman of the selectmen in 1838 and 1839.
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