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Mar. in 1841 at Buffalo, N. Y. William H. Tolman, their eldest son, was born there. He now resides at Green Harbor. He has no male descendants. (See Henry Tolman's Soldier's record in Chapter to Soldiers.)
HON. NATHANIEL H. WHITING.
Although Mr. Whiting and his ancestors were not born in Marshfield, yet he lived here so many years and was so long identified with Marshfield in her enterprises and growth for the past half a century, it is fitting that he should have a place in the history of Marshfield. He was born in Plymouth, Mass. Mar. Miss Clark of Marshfield, dau. of Benjamin Clark. In his early years he was contemporary with Garrison and other reformers in the abolition of slavery. He was elected Senator, and served with great ability in the Massachusetts Senate. He ably advocated at that time the establishment of the State Metropolitan Police. It was a hard sruggle to obtain it, but it was carried. The eloquence and marked ability displayed at this time gave Mr. Whiting an extended reputation as an orator and the abilities of a statesman. He was soon after appointed an officer of customs in the Boston Custom House, where he remained several years. When the Cohasset and Duxbury Railroad was built, he was appointed one of the directors to represent Marshfield, and continued in that office until the road was absorbed by the Old Colony Railroad. He was much interested in the Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and at his decease bequeathed to the society about $1800, which was used to pay off the debt.
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