Whitney Family
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Whitney Family

The Whitney family is an American family notable for their business enterprises, social prominence, wealth 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 for the Whitneys in 1710.[1]

Beginning with William Collins Whitney and unbroken through to Marylou Whitney today, members of the Whitney family would become major figures for more than a century in the breeding and racing of Thoroughbred horses.[2][3] Marylou Whitney died on July 19, 2019, the last immediate descendant of the Whitney name. [4]

Prominent descendants of John Whitney

By marriage:

Family tree


  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
  2. ^ "Racing Proud of Whitney Heritage: Three Generations of Family Prominent on American Scene; Among Founders of Jockey Club, Campaigned Abroad; Owned Two Derby Winners". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1956-05-05. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Marylou Whitney Stables LLC". Equibase.com. 2019-02-21. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Marylou Whitney Obituary". NYT.com. 2019-07-19. Retrieved .

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