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Vital Records of Acton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923).



C.R.1 - Church Record, First Congregational Church
G.R.1 - Gravestone Record, Woodlawn Cemetery
R.R. - rebellion record


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Harriet E. [_____]m, w. Jerome B., _____, 1816. G.R.1.
Isaac, s. Isaac and _____, Apr. 18, 1775, in A.
Jerome B., h. Harriet E., 1812. G.R.1.
Josephine M., d. Jerome B. and Harriet E., _____, 1839. G.R.1.
Moses Gill, ch. Josiah, bp. Oct. 2, 1791, C.R.1.
Walter Harris, Nov. 1, 1849. G.R.1.
William F. B., single, enl. Sept. 2, 1861, a. 19, R.R.


Pages 240-241 WHITNEY

Abraham of Bolton and Rebecca Dudley of A., Feb. 28, 1776, in Concord.
Betsey of Watertown and Isaac Taylor of A., Oct. 20, 1793, in Watertown.
Charles of Quabin [Quabin written after Stow crossed out] and Rebeckah Wood of A., int. July 14, 1753.
Elias and Rachel Wheeler, both of Stow, int. Nov. 18, 1758.
Jerome B. and Miss Elivra H. Hoar, both of Pepperell, Jan. 19, 1837, in Boxboro.*
Lemuel of Stow and Elizabeth Wheeler of A., int. Mar. 14, 1761.
Mary of Stowe and Peter Chaffin of A., Mar. 20, 1787, in Stowe.
Mercy of Stow and Abraham Furbush of A., int. Nov. 18, 1769.
Mercy and Ephraim Hosmer, both of Boxborough, Nov. 6, 1783.*
Nicholas Bowes [int. Bows] of Hingham and Anna Adams of A., Nov. 13, 1800. [Nicholas Bowes Whitney of Hingham, C.R.1.]
Samuel and [int. Mrs.] Lucy Handley, both of A., Sept. 1, 1808. [Lucy, both of A., C.R.1.]
Sarah of A. and Loami Burges of Tingsborough, int. Nov. 18, 1791.
  • intention not recorded


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Josephine M., d. Jerome B. and Harriet E., _____, 1841. G.R.1.


From "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.


Whitney, Charles O., birth, 1851, vol. 52, p. 36:

[birthdate] Sept. 26; [name] Charles O. Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] John & Elizabeth Whitney; [residence of father] Westford; [occupation of father] Farmer; [birthplace of father] Waterton; [birthplace of mother] Portland.

Whitney, Edward H. F., birth, 1848-49, vol. 35, p. 144:

[birthdate] Dec. 2, 1848; [name] Edward H. F. Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] John & Elizabeth Whitney; [residence of father] Westford; [occupation of father] Farmer; [birthplace of father] Waterton; [birthplace of mother] Portland.

Whitney, Elizabeth Jane, birth, 1854, vol. 82, p. 34:

[birthdate] Oct. 17; [name] Elizabeth Jane Whitney; [sex] Female; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] Jona & Elisa Whitney; [residence of father] Acton; [occupation of father] Laborer; [birthplace of father] Westford; [birthplace of mother] Saco, Me.

Whitney, Henry Martin, birth, 1854, vol. 82, p. 34:

[birthdate] June 9; [name] Henry Martin Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] John & Elisabeth Whitney; [residence of father] Westford; [occupation of father] Yeoman; [birthplace of father] Watertown; [birthplace of mother] Portland, Me.

Whitney, William Granville, birth, 1867, vol. 197, p. 97:

[birthdate] Oct. 30th 1867; [name] William Granville Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] Wm. F. B. & Annie (McNama); [residence of father] Acton; [occupation of father] Laborer; [birthplace of father] Acton; [birthplace of mother] Portland, Me.


Whitney, Charles H. Jr., marriage, 1900, vol. 501, p. 265:

[number] 11; [marriage date and place] May 29, 1900, S. Acton; [date of record] May 30;[groom] Charles H. Whitney; [residence] S. Acton; [age] 36; [occupation] Mechanic; [birthplace] Phillipston; [parents] Henry A. and Elizabeth Steward; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Cora A. Clough; [residence] S. Acton; [age] 24; [occupation] Housework; [birthplace] Baldwinville; [parents] Lewis V. and Augusta Norcross; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Wilson R. Buxton, Pastor of Cong. Church.

Whitney, Clara M., marriage, 1882, vol. 335, p. 41:

[number] 6; [marriage date and place] March 18th 1882; [groom] Seymour S. Colby; [residence] Stow; [age] 20; [occupation] Expressman; [birthplace] Laconia, N.H.; [parents] Eben D. & Everline; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Clara M. Whitney; [residence] Stow; [age] 16; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] Stow; [parents] Isaac & Maria J. Whitney; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. J. R. Haskins, West Acton.

Whitney, Elizebeth, marriage, 1851, vol. 55, p. 34:

[marriage date and place] Nov. 23; [groom] James T. Jones; [residence] Acton; [age] 21; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] Abel Jones; [number of marriage] First; [bride] Elizebeth Whitney; [residence] Stow; [age] 18; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] Stow; [parents] Christopher Whitney; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] James T. Woodbury.

Whitney, Fred W., marriage, 1884, vol. 353, p. 42:

[marriage date and place] Sept. 9th, 1884, Acton; [date of record] --; [groom] Fred W. Whitney; [residence] Sherburn, N.Y.; [age] 30; [occupation] Physician; [birthplace] Fitchburg; [parents] George E. and Sarah J.; [number of marriage] 2d; [bride] Emma F. Estabrook; [residence] Acton; [age] 31; [occupation] Teacher; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] Joseph and Nancy; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. F. P. Wood at Acton.

Whitney, Frederick A., marriage, 1895, vol. 452, p. 71:

[number] 10; [marriage date and place] Feb. 10th 1895, Acton; [date of record] --; [groom] Frederick A. Whitney; [residence] Harvard; [age] 36; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Stow; [parents] George and Sarah P. Barnard; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Adelia S. Beach; [residence] Harvard; [age] 26; [occupation] Housework; [birthplace] Nova Scotia; [parents] Michael and Matilda Colpt; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. George F. Clark, West Acton.

Whitney, George A., marriage, 1879, vol. 308, p. 38:

[number] 1; [marriage date and place] June 7th 1879; [groom] George A. Whitney; [residence] Maynard; [age] --; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] -----; [parents] -----; [number of marriage] -----; [bride] Emerline Sharp; [residence] Maynard; [age] -----; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] -----; [parents] -----; [number of marriage] -----; [officiant] Rev. James C. Knowlton, at Acton.

Whitney, Henry M.V.B., marriage, 1875, vol. 272, p. 36:

[number] 8; [marriage date and place] June 9th 1875; [groom] Henry M. V. B. Whitney; [residence] Acton; [age] 21; [occupation] Laborer; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] John D. & Elizabeth Doughty; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Cora Fiske; [residence] Acton; [age] 18; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] Weston; [parents] Robert & Susan; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. Moses Patten at Carlisle.

Whitney, Nellie S., marriage, 1908, vol. 579, p. 305:

[number] 10; [marriage date and place] June 27th 1908, Acton; [groom] Merriam, Frank A.; [age] 38; [number of marriage] 2nd Wid; [residence] Acton; [occupation] Piano stoll manufacturer; [birthplace] Meriden, Conn.; [parents] Asaph Merriam & Harriet E. Savage; [bride] Whitney, Helen S.; [age] 42; [number of marriage] 1st; [residence] Acton; [occupation] Dressmaker; [birthplace] Lynn; [parents] Eben S. Whitney & Sarah A. Willey; [officiant] Arthur E. Harriman, Clergyman, 23 Ocean Terrace, Lynn; [date of record] July 3, 1908.

Whitney, Rebecca Jane, marriage, 1859, vol. 127, p. 31:

[number] 9; [marriage date and place] Sept 1st 1859; [groom] Samuel S. Reed; [residence] Littleton; [age] 24; [occupation] Laborer; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] Jacob and Rachel Reed; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Rebecca Jane Whitney; [residence] Acton; [age] 20; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] Westford; [parents] John & Elizabeth Whitney; [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. D. F. Samson, of Littleton at Acton.

Whitney, Walter H., marriage, 1878, vol. 299, p. 36:

[number] 8; [marriage date and place] Dec. 4th 1878; [groom] Walter H. Whitney; [residence] Boston; [age] 29; [occupation] Book-keeper; [birthplace] Harvard; [parents] Isaac & Dorcas W.; [number of marriage] 1st; [bride] Georgia E. Tuttle; [residence] Acton; [age] 23; [occupation] Teacher; [birthplace] Maynard; [parents] Varnum & Sarah L. (Keith); [number of marriage] 1st; [officiant] Rev. Nathan Thompson, at So. Acton.

Whitney, William F. B., marriage, 1864, vol. 172, p. 31:

[number] 8; [marriage date and place] April 20th 1864; [groom] William F. B. Whitney; [residence] Acton; [age] 22; [occupation] Soldier, U.S.; [birthplace] Acton; [parents] John & Elizabeth (Doughty); [number of marriage] First; [bride] Annie McNerney; [residence] Boston; [age] 18; [occupation] -----; [birthplace] Portland, Me.; [parents] not known; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] Rev. Geo. W. Colman, at Acton.


Griggs, Elizabeth A. [Whitney], death, 1877, vol. 293, p. 39:

[number] 7; [death date and place] March 27; [date of record] --; [name] Elizabeth A. (Whitney) Griggs; [sex] Female; [marital status] Married; [age] 39 5 8; [cause] Phthisis; [residence] Acton; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Roxbury; [parents] George & Elizabeth; [parents' birthplaces] Boston, Portsmouth, N.H.

Hoar, Dora J. [Whitney], death, 1896, vol. 464, p. 73:

[number] 21; [death date and place] Feb. 29; [date of record] Mar. 3; [name] Dora J. (Whitney) Hoar, wife of Forestus D. K. Hoar; [sex] Female; [marital status] Married; [age] 51 7 5; [cause] Peritonitis after operation of hysteractomy; [residence] Acton; [occupation] None; [birthplace] Leominster; [parents] Elhanan W. Whitney, Sarah A. Bogart; [parents' birthplaces] Lancaster, New York City.

Hoar, Lydia Parker [Whitney], death, 1904, vol. 1904/1, p. 101:

[number] 20; [death date and place] July 3, 1904, West Acton; [date of record] July 3, 1904; [name] Lydia Parker Hoar, maiden name Whitney; [sex] Female; [marital status] Widowed, husband John S. Hoar; [age] 75 6 4; [cause] Carcinoma of breast; [residence] Acton; [occupation] None; [birthplace] Lancaster, Mass.; [parents] Simon Whitney, Nancy Barnard; [parents' birthplaces] Harvard, Harvard.

Whitney, Celia E. [Smith], death, 1883, vol. 347, p. 42:

[number] 11; [death date and place] April 4th [1883]; [name] Celia E. (Smith) Whitney; [sex] F; [marital status] Mar; [age] 34; [cause] Typhoid pneumonia; [residence] Acton; [occupation] At home; [birthplace] W. Harwich; [parents] Joseph and Tamson; [parents' birthplaces] -----.

Whitney, John D., death, 1874, vol. 266, p. 44:

[number] 25; [date] Sept. 10, 74; [name] John D. Whitney; [sex] M; [condition] mar; [age] 70 7 5; [cause] Dropsy; [residence] Acton; [occupation] Shoemaker; [birthplace] Watertown; [parents names] Jonathan Whitney & Lucy; [parents birthplaces] Watertown & Lincoln.

Whitney, William Francis Brown, death, 1904, vol. 1, p. 111:

[number] 111; [date] Nov. 6, 1904; [name] William Francis Brown Whitney; [sex] Male; [condition] Married; [age] 62 8 24; [cause] Senile dementia due to degenerative changes in blood vessels of brain; [residence] Acton; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Acton; [parents names] John Whitney. Elizabeth Doughty; [parents birthplaces] Watertown, Portland, Me.

Willis, Maria [Whitney], death, 1896, vol. 464, p. 73:

[number] 3; [death date and place] Feb. 20, 1896; [date of record] Feb. 21, 1896; [name] Maria (Whitney) Willis, wife of Daniel Willis; [sex] Female; [marital status] Widowed; [age] 88 4 5; [cause] Erisipelas; [residence] Acton; [occupation] None; [birthplace] Harvard; [parents] Abram Whitney, Alice Houghton; [parents' birthplaces] Marlboro, N.H., Harvard, Mass.

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