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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)
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a farmer, and was extensively engaged in buying and selling cattle. He d. Oct. 1854; res. New London O. 6122. i. GEORGE E., b. June 2, 1836; m. -----. 6123. ii. ALBERT A., b. Oct. 2, 1844; m. Catherine HAIGHT. 6124. iii. ROBERT S., b. Sept. 14, 1835; m. Emily HICKS. 6125. iv. MAY, b. -----; d. ae 17. 6126. v. RODELLE, b. -----; d. ae 4. 6127. vi. MARTHA, b. -----; d. ae 8. 3336. Col. ASA WATROUS WHITNEY (Milton, Asa, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Pittsfield, Mass., Jan. 11, 1810; m. at Pittsfield, O., Feb. 19, 1838, Mary Ann WIGHTMAN; b. Mar. 23, 1818; d. Bellevue, O., Apr. 26, 1891. Col. Asa Watrous WHITNEY, son of Milton WHITNEY, was a colonel in the Ohio Militia, and was called upon to name the town of Pittsfield, Lorain Co., O., when it was organized as a town; was elected town clerk and held that office for seven years; was later elected justice of the peace and held that office for six years. He was a kind man to the poor and highly respected. He d. May 23, 1868; res. Pittsfield, O. 6128. i. MILTON, b. Aug. 18, 1839; m. Susan L. WARE. 6129. ii. LYDIA, b. Aug. 25, 1841; m. Nov. 29, 1866, Carlos A. WEST; res. Wellington, O. He was b. Oct. 18, 1843; d. Mar. 12, 1880; was a farmer and a soldier in the late war. Ch.: Wealthy Eva, b. Oct. 31, 1867; m. to John H. PEMBER, Dec. 25, 1890; Etta MESSENGER, b. Dec. 2, 1869; Edna Lucie, b. Apr. 2, 1872; Edith Mary, b. July 11, 1874, and d. June 21, 1879. All born in Pittsfield, Lorain Co. O.; P.O. address, Wellington, Lorain Co., O. 6130. iii. EDWARD, b. Sept. 12, 1844; m. Celia Adelaide SPICER. 6131. iv. SYLVANUS, b. June 22, 1846; d. Oct. 3, 1849. 6132. v. ASA W. b. Nov. 16, 1848; unm.; res. Belevue, O. 6133. vi. JAMES JAY, b. Aug. 16, 1858; m. Alice Amelia STOUT. 6134. vii. FREDERICK C., b. Aug. 18, 1854; m. Emma J. HOLLINSWORTH. 3339. OLIVER WALCOT WHITNEY (Milton, Asa, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 23, 1817; m. Esther RISING; 3 ch. He d. Jan. 3, 1864; res. -----. 6135. i. CHARLES, res. Omaha, Neb. 3340. SILAS DAGGET WHITNEY (Milton, Asa, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John) b. Pittsfield, Mass., Mar. 3, 1820; m. there Nov. 11, 1841, Electa N. PARSONS; b. Sept. 21, 1824. He is a farmer; res. Pittsfield, O. 6136. i. ANN CLARISSA, b. Apr. 26, 1846; d. July 24, 1877. 6137. ii. ALMA E., b. May 10, 1848; m. Oct. 9, 1873, Chas. E. ARCHER; res. Massillon, O. He was b. Jan. 28, 1851; is a carriage maker. Ch.; George Silas, b. Nov. 22, 1874; Electra Jane, b. July 11, 1881; Edmund William, b. Mar. 18, 1887. 6138. iii. ABBIE E., b. Sept. 3, 1850; m. Oct. 20, 1874, Florus C. WILLIAMS; res. Lodi, O. 6139. iv. ARTHUR E., b. Dec. 19, 1843; m. Katherine HEISWERDINGER. 6140. v. AGNES E., b. June 13, 1853; m. Nov. 22, 1893, Frank COLEMAN; res. Nelson, Neb. He was b. July 1859; is a lawyer; s. p. 6141. vi. ADELIA FRANCES, b. Dec. 22, 1855; res. Pittsfield. 6142. vii. EDMUND M., b. jan. 19, 1859; m. Feb. 14, 1891, Annie PURCELL. He is a manufacturer; res. 17 Glen Park Place, Cleveland, O. 3341. CHARLES HENRY WHITNEY (Milton, Asa, Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Pittsfield, Mass., Apr. 6, 1824; m. in Lagrange, O., Dec. 9, 1843, Elvira SHELDON. Her brother was Gen. Lionel A. SHELDON, who was with Gen. GRANT all through the civil war; was representative in congress, and govenor of New Mexico six years. Charles Henry WHITNEY was born in Massachuaetts, but removed to Ohio at an early age with his parents. By the death of his father he inherited 200 acres of land In the Buckeye state. In Apr., 1854, he disposed of his Ohio property, and with his family started for Iowa. He traveled with his own team, stopping nights at hotels. He entered a half section of land in Marion Co., Ia.; the next year he traded the land for a business house and stock of general merchandise, including dry goods, grocer- ies, boots and shoes, and queensware. He soon increased the business so that he carried a stock of $15,000. He conducted the business for about two years alone, when he took in a partner, and they conducted it for six years. During this time
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