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System Number: 06974
Date: [25 August 1865?][1]
Author: [unknown]
Place: Massachusetts
Recipient: [unknown][2]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W963
Document Type: MsD

'No. 96'[3]


George Washington Whistler[4] m to Molly Roberdox Swift Jan 23. 1821
George William Whistler[5] m to Mary Anne Ducatel June 18. 1848

George William[6] - 9 July. 1822
Joseph Swift - 2 Aug. 1824
Deborah Delano - 24 Oct. 1825
James Abbott - 11 July 1834
Willie McNeill - 22 July 1836
Kirk Booth - 15 July 1838
Charles Donald - 27 Aug 1841

George Worthen[7], at New Haven - June 18, 1851
Son of George William & Mary Ducatel

[p. 2] Julia De Kay[8] - 26 July 1856
Thomas Delano -      
Ross Winans - 24 July 1858
Neva       - April 1860
Joseph Swift - 25 Aug 1865

Joseph Swift in Stonington Jan 1st 1840
Kirk Booth in Springfield July 10. 1842
Mary Ann Wife of George W. Whistler Jr. of New Haven - Feb 25. 1852

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1.  [25 August 1865?]
The family record runs from 23 January 1821 to 25 August 1865. However, according to a family descendant, the address is that of Ross Winans Whistler in the early 1900s which suggests that the record may have been copied much later, possibly from a family bible.

2.  [unknown]
The recipient is unknown although this document came into the possession of Joseph Whistler Revillon (1886-1955), JW's great-nephew [more].

3.  'No. 96'
Written at top right in pencil in another hand.

4.  George Washington Whistler
George Washington Whistler (1800-1849), engineer, JW's father [more]; and Mary Roberdeau Whistler (1804-1827), née Swift, first wife of JW's father [more].

5.  George William Whistler
George William Whistler (1822-1869), engineer, JW's half-brother [more]; and Mary Ann Whistler (ca 1826 - d.1852), née Ducatel, JW's sister-in-law [more].

6.  George William
The list includes Deborah ('Debo' or 'Sis') Delano Haden (1825-1908), née Whistler, JW's half-sister [more]; JW; William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]; Kirk Boott Whistler (1838-1841), JW's brother [more]; and Charles Donald Whistler (1841-1843), JW's brother [more].

7.  George Worthen
George ('Georgie') Worthen Whistler (b. 1851), JW's nephew [more].

8.  Julia De Kay
This section lists Julia de Kay Whistler (1825-1875), née Winans, JW's sister-in-law [more]; Thomas Delano Whistler (1857-1921), engineer, JW's nephew [more]; Ross Winans (1796-1877), locomotive manufacturer, father of JW's sister-in-law [more]; Neva Winans (1860-1907), née Whistler, JW's niece [more]; Joseph Swift Whistler (1824-1840), JW's half-brother [more].