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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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injured the crops. They returned to Illinois and spent the winter, going to Missouri again in the spring. The grasshoppers had deposited their eggs there, and in the spring they hatched out by millions, and destroyed everything except a little corn that was planted late. He sold his stock and everything except three horses and a few household goods and moved back to Illinois, and settled on his father's old farm in Kendall Co., which he bought the next year, giving his farm in Mis- souri in part payment. He resided there until the spring of 1881 when his health again failed. He then sold the farm and moved to a farm adjoining, where he died Sept. 27, 1881, of consumption. The widow remained on the farm till the following Spring (1882), when she went to Millington, where she has since resided. In De- Cember, 1891, she received the appointment of postmistress, and conducted the business with great ability. He d. Sept. 27, 1881; res. Millington, Ill. 9622. i. WM. MAYNARD, b. May 22, 1874. 9623. ii. ADA MAROE, b. May 7, 1876. 9624. iii. JAY HARVEY, b. June 6, 1880. 8147. WILLIAM PLUMB WHITNEY (James H., Moses, Joseph, Joseph, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Newark, Kendall Co., Ill., Apr. 25, 1850; m. June 28, 1873, Emma J. MOSS, b. Dec. 12, 1855; d. Sept. 6, 1881. He is a carpenter by trade, but for many years followed farming; res. Elwood, Neb., and Downer's Grove, Ill. 9625. i. FLOSSIE A., b. Mar. 22, 1874; m. June 22, 1892, Jonathan STARK; res. Elwood, Neb. 9626. ii. GRACE, b. July 28, 1874; res. E. 9627. iii. LYALL A., b. Nov. 19, 1877; res. E. 8149. MILLS HENRY WHITNEY (James H., Moses, Joseph, Joseph, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Newark, Ill., Sept. 15, 1855; m. Jan. 18, 1882, Maude ASKEW, b. Oct. 7, 1862; he is a farmer; Republican; res. Adrian, Mo. 9628. i. CLARENCE, b. Nov. 30, 1882; d. Aug. 31, 1883. 9629. ii. LYMAN C., b. June 18, 1884. 9630. iii. ALICE M., b. July 11, 1887. 9631. iv. KELBER MILLS, b. Jan. 7, 1893. 8154. CHESTER FRENCH WHITNEY (Noah, David, Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Feb. 11, 1820; m. Sept. 10, 1848, Persis B. HERRICK, b. Jan. 26, 1823. He d. May 31, 1882; res. Ashburnham, Mass. 9632. i. FREDERICK C., b. May 6, 1864; m. July 27, 1883, Minnie R. SCOVILLE; res. Troy, N. Y. 8155. HENRY ASA WHITNEY (Noah, David, Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Clarendon, Vt., Nov. 19, 1822; m. Sept. 29, 1853, Sarah C. WARD, b. June 10, 1824; d. July 28, 1857; m. 2d, July 5, 1860, Lizzie E. STEWART, b. Nov. 1, 1833; d. Mar. 27, 1877; res. Baldwinsville, Mass. 9633. i. WALTER H., b. June 3, 1854; m. and res. Onronta, N. Y. 9634. ii ALFRED C., b. Jan. 31, 1856; m. Alice L. SAWYER. 9635. iii. EMMA A., b. June 1, 1857; d. Mar. 14, 1863. 9636. iv. GEO. S., b. Sept. 15, 1862; m. July 7, 1891, Mary S. WRIGHT, b. Sept. 9, 1860; res. s. p., Baldwinsville, Mass. 9637. v. CHARLES H., b. Dec. 26, 1863; res. Winchendon, Mass. 9638. vi. AUSTIN F., b. Aug. 31, 1865; res. Gullup's Mills, Vt. 9639. vii. JAMES C., b. July 6, 1868, res. Bald. 9640. viii. GERTRUDE S., b. Sept. 6, 1872; m. June 1, 1892, E. L.. BISHOP; res. Bald. 8159. REV. WILLIAM WALLACE WHITNEY (Noah, David, Silas, David, Benja- min, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Westminster, Vt., Mar. 28, 1833; m. Feb. 13, 1855, at Franklin, Vt., Harriett Rebecca WHITNEY, dau. of Nathan and Abigail (WHITNEY) WHITNEY, b. May 6, 1834. He was born in the west parish of Westminster, Vt. At the age of four years his Parents moved to Hinsdale, N. H. He attended district school in the winters and worked on the farm summers until he was eighteen years of age, when his father then gave him permission to leave home and care for himself. He then went to Bos- ton, Mass., and worked a year for $20 a month and board, after which he went to the high school in Saxton River two terms, then worked in a chair shop in the town of Phillipston, Mass., for a while; made good wages for those times; went to Amherst
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