Family:Whitney, Aaron (1800-1886)

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Aaron7 Whitney (David6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of David6 and Elizabeth (Barron/Barnes/Barns) Whitney, was born 1 May 1800, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 8 Sep 1886, Pettaconsett, RI, aged 86 years., of drowning.[2]

He married, 3 Jan 1823, Westminster, MA, Mary "Polly" Raymond,[3] daughter of Jonathan and Patty (Downs) Raymond. She was born 1798, and died 11 Sep 1850, Westminster, MA, aged 52 years 1 months 21 days, of consumption.[4]

Aaron Whitney, son of Deacon David and Elizabeth (Barron) Whitney, married Polly (Martha), daughter of Jonathan and Patty (Downs) Raymond, 2 Jan 1822, and settled with his family on the ancestral estate, coming into possession of the northeast part of the farm, with the corresponding section of the ancient dwelling house in which he lived. He was a quite, unpretending man, of excellent habits and character, and an estimable neighbor and citizen. His death occured by drowning, at Pettaconsett, RI, whither he had gone not long before to visit his son Frederic. He resided Westminster, MA.

Sweetser says the following:[5]

"Whitney, Aaron7, s. of Dea. David6 and Elizabeth (Barron) Whitney, m. Polly (Martha) (14), dau. of Jonathan and Patty (Downs) Raymond, Jan. 2, 1822, and set. with his f. on the ancestral estate, coming into possession of the N.W. part of the farm, with the corresponding section of the ancient dwelling house in which he lived. He was a quiet unpretending man, of excellent habits and character, and an estimable neighbor and citizen. His death occurred by drowning, at Pettaconsett, R. I., whither he had gone not long before to visit his s. Frederic, Sept. 8, 1886, at the age of 86. His w., Martha, d. many years before, Sept. 11, 1850, a. 52."

Children of Aaron7 and Mary (Raymond) Whitney:

i. Frederick8 Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1823;[6] m.(1) Sarah Ann Randell; m.(2) Janette C. Vanderburg; m.(3) Jane McLean.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 5 May 1825;[7] d. 26 Oct 1883. Westminster, MA, aged 57 years 5 months 21 days, of disease of brain;[8] unmarried.
iii. Martha Downe Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1828;[9] d. 19 Sep 1847.[10]
iv. Stillman Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1833;[11] m.(1) Julia Moulton; m.(2) Mary Moulton; m.(3) ----- -----.
v. Emily Whitney, b. 1836; m. 11 May 1865, Worcester, MA, Dr. Isaac Tabor, b. ca. 1817, Smithfield, RI, son of Isaac and Hannah (-----) Tabor;[12] resided California; 7 ch.
vi. Susan Adelia Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1840; d. 24 Nov 1875, Westminster, MA, aged 34 years 11 months 21 days, of suicide by morphine.[13]

Census

90 117 Aaron Whitney 50 M - Farmer $1000 Massachusetts Mary " 50 F - " Frederic " 26 M - Chairmaker " Elizabeth " 25 F - " Stillman " 17 M - Farmer " Attended school Emily " 12 F - " Attended school Adelia " 9 F - " Attended school

69 92 Whitney, Calvin 41 M - Farmer " " , Huldah B. 37 F - " " , Lucy B. 16 F - " " , Sarah B. 12 F - " " , Nathan B. 9 M - " " , Cecil C. 7 M - " " , Luela H. 2 F - " " , David 88 M - Farmer " " , David Jr. 58 M - " " Carey, Michael 30 M - " Ireland 93 Whitney, Aaron 55 M - Farmer Mass. " , Elisebeth 30 F - " " , Stilman 22 M - Chairmaker " " , Emily 17 F - " " , Adelia 14 F - "

231 245 Aaron Whitney 60 M - Farmer $1000 $500 Massachusetts Mary E. " 35 F - " Emily " 22 F - School Teach " Susan A. " 19 F - "

19 21 Aaron Whitney 65 M - Westminster, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary E. Whitney 40 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - S. Adelia Whitney 24 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Herbert F. Whitney 13 M - " " - - - - - - 22 Calvin Whitney 51 M - " " M Farmer - - 1 1 - Huldah B. Whitney 46 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - Lucy B. Whitney 26 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Sarah B. Whitney 22 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Nathan B. Whitney 19 M - " " S Farmer - - - - - Cecil C. Whitney 17 M - " " S " - - - - - Luella H. Whitney 12 F - " " - - - - - - David Whitney 97 M - " " W Farmer - - 1 1 -

21 24 Whitney, Aaron 70 M W Farmer $2000 $2500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Mary E. 45 F W House Keeper " " Herbert F. 18 M W Attends School " Attended school

Aaron WHITNEY 80 Self M W W MA Farmer MA MA Elizabeth WHITNEY 55 Dau F S W MA Keeping House MA MA

References

1.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] Mar. 1, 1800," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 375, page 486.

3.^  "Aaron [Whitney] and Polly Raymond, [married] Jan. 3, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 50, page 153.

5.^  William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), p. 926.

6.^  "Frederick [Whitney], s. Aaron and Polly, [born] Oct. 17, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

7.^  "Mary Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Aaron and Polly, [born] May 5, 1825," according to Westminster Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 483.

9.^  "Martha Downe [Whitney], d. Aaron and Polly, [born] Feb. 26, 1828," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Martha D. [Whitney], d. Capt. Aaron and Mary, [died] Sept. 3, 1847, a. 19. G.S.1," according to Westminster Vital Records.

11.^  "Stillman [Whitney], s. Aaron and Polly, [born] Apr. 11, 1833," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 182, page 280.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 276, page 457.


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