Whitney family

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For other people with this surname, see Whitney (surname).

The Whitney family is an American family notable for their social prominence, wealth, business enterprises and philanthropy, founded by John Whitney (1592–1673) who came from London, England to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. The historic family mansion in Watertown, known as The Elms, was built in 1710.[1]

Prominent descendants of John Whitney[edit]

By marriage:


  1. ^ William Richard Cutter. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3 (Boston: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908) pp. 1400-1401. https://books.google.com/books?id=qaK9Vz1UdDcC

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