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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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5439. JAMES HOLBROOK WHITNEY (John, John, James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Boston, 1804; m. Mary R RUTGERS. He was born in Boston and early engaged in the hardware trade; finally moved to New York City and formed the firm of WHITNEY & MCFARLAND, and then failed in 1837 and took up iron brokerage business and was in it all his life and was quite successful; res. New York City. 8423x. i. CHARLES W., b. Jan. 17, 1831; m. Victoria LOCKWOOD. 8424x. ii. MARY H., b. 1832; d. 1846. 8425x. iii. JOHN HENRY, b. 1833; res. N.Y.C. 8426x. iv. ALFRED R., b. Feb. 26, 1835; m. Adaline P. NESBITT and Mary L. FREEMAN. 8427x. v. CORNELIA, b. 1837; d. 1841. 8428x. vi. CLEMENTINA, b. 1839; d. 1842. 5450. LYMAN WHITNEY (James, John, James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Sherborn, Mass., June 1, 1808, m. Mary LELAND, b. Nov. 13, 1815; d. Nov. 13, 1855; m. 2d Parmelia O. LENTER. He was selectman 1852-53-54; was a farmer. He d. Aug. 1, 1880; res. Sherborn, Mass. 8429x. i. ANNE MARIA, b. 1841; m. ----- HOOKER; res. So. Framingham, Mass. 8430x. ii. MARY E., b. 1843; m. Geo. H. YOUNG. She d. Jan. 20, 1877. Ch.: Edwin C., b. July 18, 1866; m. Oct. 23, 1890, No. 290 Quincy ST., Boston, Mass.; Carrie A., b. Apr. 12, 1869, No. 25 Catawba ST., Roxbury, Mass.; Arthur W., b. Nov., 1871; George H., b. Nov, 1873, No. 18 Richards Av., Portsmouth, N.H.; Mary E. (youngest and died aged about 3 years). 8431x. iii. DANIEL L., b. 1845; m. and res. So. F. 8432x. iv. GEO. L., b. Aug. 21, 1848; m. Martha A. FLEMING. 5451. SYLVESTER WHITNEY (James, John, James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Sherborn, Mass., Apr. 12, 1810; m. there May 2, 1833, Fanny SANGER, b. May 15, 1810. He is a farmer; res. Sherborn, Mass. 8433x. i. JOHN, b. Mar. 17, 1837; res. unm., So. Framingham. 8434x. ii. MARY F., b. Dec. 8, 1839; m. June 15, 1860, -----; res. So. Fram- ingham. 5454. JAMES WHITNEY (James, John, James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. Sherborn, Mass., Sept. 27, 1816; m. May 9, 1844, Mary Ann CLARK, b. Jan, 1816. He was a well known and respected citizen of Natick and for 17 years was treas- urer of the five-cent savings bank there. He d. July 21, 1889, s.p.; res. Natick, Mass. 5458. EZRA SLACK WHITNEY (Ezra, John, James, James, John, Jonathan, John), b. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1808; m. at Albany, N.Y., June 4, 1833; Lydia Ann DUTCHER, b. Mar. 12, 1812; d. Apr. 7, 1888. Ezra Slack was born in the city of Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1808; was in business in Albany, N.Y., where he married Lydia Anna DUTCHER, of that place, Jun 4, 1833. After residing there a number of years he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and did busi- ness in New York City; was also at Washington, D.C., postoffice department, under Lincoln's administration, where he lived five years, then with his family moved back to Brooklyn, He was a Democrat and a Baptist for over forty years. He was con- verted under the ministry of Rev. B. O. WELCH, at the Pear St. Baptist church, Albany, N.Y., of which church he was clerk until he moved to Brooklyn. He moved to Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 1885, and died in that city Jan. 2, 1886. He showed himself the same earnest working Christian, doing whatever he could for the good of the church and the glory of God. He was peculiarly apt in Biblical quotations, hav- ing a retentive memory, coupled with thorough knowledge of the Bible. He was the first recording secretary of the Bible Union, and his interest was deep and sincere in all movements to advance the Bible cause. He was a severe sufferer during closing sickness, but was patient to the end. When the end came it was all peace. He fell asleep in the arms of the Saviour, whom he had loved for many years. He was the father of nine children, six boys and three girls. He lived to celebrate his golden wedding, June 4, 1883, at Hackensack, N.J. He d. Phila., Pa., Jan. 2, 1886; res. Brooklyn, N.Y., and Bayou Grape, La. 8435x. i. ROBERT FULLER, b. Aug. 31, 1834; d. Albany, Aug. 7, 1835. 8436x. ii. ANNA SARAH, b. July 6, 1836; m. Aug. 28, 1853, John W. WATKINS. He d. Baltimore, July 12, 1882. He was b. Aug. 21, 1829. Ch.:

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