Family:Whitney, Oliver (1784-1857)

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Oliver7 Whitney (Joshua6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Joshua6 and Vashti (Knight) Whitney, was born 28 Apr 1784, Gardner, MA,[1] and died 9 Dec 1857, Rochester, VT.

Marriage intentions were published 22 Apr 1810, Westminster, MA, for him "of Gardner" and Rebeckah Nichols.[2] He married, 1809, Gardner, MA, Rebecca Nichols. She was born Apr 1781, and died 3 Mar 1853, Rochester, VT, aged 61 years 11 months (according to her gravestone).

He was born in Gardner, MA, the son of Joshua and Vashti (Knight) Whitney. Soon after his marriage he moved to Hancock, VT, of which he was an original grantee of the township. He subsequently resided in Rochester, where he died. He was a farmer. He resided Rochester, VT. Both were buried in the Bingo Cemetery (or West Branch Cemetery), Rochester, VT.

Children of Oliver7 and Rebecca (Nichols) Whitney:

i. Joanna8 Whitney, b. Oct 1810; d. 3 Feb 1863.
ii. Joshua Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1813; m. Sarah Ann Kinsman.
iii. Benjamin Nichols Whitney, b. 1815; m. Lovina Lowell.
iv. Asa E. Whitney, b. Jan 1818; m. Sarah C. -----.
v. Sarah J. Whitney, b. Mar 1820; d. 1877; m. ----- Kinsman.
vi. Fidelia Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1822, Goshen or Rochester, VT; d. 20 May 1911, Gardner, MA; "Phidelia" "of Rochester" m.(1) 25 Nov 1852, Rochester, VT, Aaron Sawin;[3] "Adelia" m.(2) 8 Jul 1868, Westminster, MA, Orange Young, b. ca. 1808, Westminster, MA, d. 24 Dec 1886, South Gardner, MA, son of Samuel and Polly (Graves) Young;page 301 resided Westminster, MA.
vii. William Porter Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1825; m. Roxa Arvilla Kinsman.
viii. Norman P. Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1827; d. after 1850.

Census

94 103 Oliver Whitney 66 M - Farmer Mass. Rebecca " 59 F - " Asa E. " 32 M - " $1500 Vt. Fidelia " 27 F - " Sarah Chandler 32 F - " Edson A. Chamberlain 14 M - " Attended school Martin Dunster 52 M - Artisan Mass.

Hotel 97 106 Daniel G. Henry 37 M - Landlord $2400 Vermont Harriet " 35 F - " Perley " 9 M - " Attended school Sarah " 4 F - " Norman Whitney 22 M - Farmer " Hiram Butler 21 M - " "

[Poor House] 13 12 Benj. Tower 83 M - Vt. Pauper Phebe " 71 F - " " Jerry Root 98 M - " " Zilla Segar 60 F - N.H. " Joan Whitney 48 F - Vt. " Judith Towle 78 F - N.C. " Polly " 50 F - " " Jane Nason 71 F - Conn. " Jameson Cary 83 M - N.H. "

  • 1860, son Norman not found.
  • 1870, son Norman not found.
  • 1880, son Norman not found.

References

1.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] April 28, 1784," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

2.^  "Oliver [Whitney] of Gardner and Rebeckah Nichols, int. Apr. 22, 1810," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 210, page 301.


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