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[320] Whittemore Brothers (Amos, William and Samuel) commenced business in card factory in the Northwest Parish of Cambridge. Twenty-three machines were in operation and forty persons employed in this factory in 1801 (Holmes ). The machines numbered fifty-five in 1809 (Fiske ). The town of West Cambridge dates its prosperity from the establishment of this manufacture. See Wyman, 1028; Hist. Cutter Family, 231-2, 338-44, 374, 393-4; and Boston Daily Advertiser for 20 June, 1877.

11. William, s. of Thomas (3), m. Elizabeth Cutter, 2 Nov. 1783—Cutter (par. 42). ElizabethEsq. Wm.'S wife—d. 18 July, 1806, a. 43. Had Eliza, d. unm. 16 June, 1812, a. 28; Hannah Maria, adm. to the ch. and bap. (aet. 27) 16 Jan. 1814, d. unm. 9 Mar. 1814, a. 27; Sarah Ann, d. 10 June, 1810, unm., a. 21; William, styled 4th, d. 26 May, 1812, a. 21, unm.; Caroline, d. unm. 22 Oct. 1812,a. 19; James Madison [M. D. Harv. 1822]—left college in sophomore year from ill-health; Thomas Jefferson [b. Menotomy, 30 Oct. 1797, removed elsewhere]; Mary Ann, m. Henry S. Low;1 John Hancock, name changed to William [served in Mexican War]. Hon. William, the father, d. 2 Nov. 1842, a. 81—Cutter Book, 250, 372, 395; Wyman's Chas., 1028. [He m. a second wife, Rebecca Tufts, who d. 29 Oct. 1833. William, Esq., int. mar. with Hitty Hopkins, of Boston, 2 May, 1807—Camb. Rec.—but the marriage did not take place.] He was the business partner of his brother Amos in the manufacture of cotton and wool cards in this Precinct at the commencement of this century, and built and occupied the mansion now owned and occupied by Nathan Robbins. The card factory stood in rear of this house. He was selectman of Cambridge from 1803 to 1805; Representative, 1804 to 1806; and Senator in 1820 and 1821.

12. Gershom, s. of Thomas (3), d. in Boston, 1 Nov. 1795, a. 20; gravestone in Copp's Hill Bur. G.

13. William, S. of William (4), m. Anna Cutter, both of Chas., 2 Feb. 1796.—Cutter (par. 13). He o. c. Pct. ch. 24 Nov. 1799. Had Anna, bap. 24 Nov. 1799, m. (she of Chas.) Samuel Adams, of W. Camb., 26 May, 1822; Eleanor, bap. 5 July, 1801, d. 5 Oct. 1805, a. 4; William Augustus, bap. 24 Mar. 1805; Susan Francis, bap. 17 May, 1807, m. Pascal Sprague; Eleanor Sophia, bap. 25 Feb. 1810, m. John P. Daniels; George Washington, bap. 4 Oct. 1812; Thomas, bap. 16 June, 1816. See Wyman's Chas., 1028; Cutter Book, 164, 390, 391, and Dunster Descendants, 45-49.

14. Samuel, s. of Samuel (5), m. Lydia Perry, 22 May, 1796. He o. c. Pct. ch. 21 Jan. 1798. Had Samuel, bap. 21 Jan. 1798; John, bap. 6 Apr. 1800; a child, d. 20 July, 1800, a. 5 weeks; an infant, d. 29 Mar. 1801, a. 1 day; Lydia, bap. 17 May, 1802, m. Mason Phillips, 29 Jan. 1826; Maria, bap. 30 Sept. 1804; Aaron, bap. 12

1 Capt. W. H. Low, U. S.N., d. at Frankford Arsenal, 24 June, 1877, a. 55; a native of Arlington, and gr.—son of William Whittemore, Esq.; won his title by bravery displayed at Battle of Mobile, in the late war.

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