Family:Whitney, Aaron (1801-1866)

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Aaron7 Whitney (Aaron6, Levi5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Aaron6 and Phebe (Dunklee) Whitney, was born 15 Dec 1801, Amherst, NH,[1] and died 20 Jan 1866, Hartford, CT. He was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT.[2]

Marriage intentions were published, 6 Feb 1830, Biddeford, ME, for him "Mr." "of Saco" and "Miss" Rebecca S. Perkins "of Biddeford".[3] Marriage intentions were published, 6 Feb 1830, Saco, ME, for him "of Saco" and Rebecca S. Perkins "of Biddeford".[4] He "Mr." "Jr." "of Saco" married, during the year ended 1 April 1830, "Miss" Rebecca S. Perkins "of Biddeford",[5] daughter of Jotham and Olive (Hill) Perkins. She was 5 Mar 1809, Biddeford, ME. Apparently they were divorced, since she married secondly, 3 Jul 1863, Boston, MA, William H. Chase, b. ca. 1821, Providence, RI, son of Samuel and Catharine (-----) Chase.[6]

He was a machinist. He resided Biddeford, ME, and Hartford, CT.

Children of Aaron7 and Rebecca (Perkins) Whitney:

i. Sarah Jane8 Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1831, Biddeford, ME;[7] d. 20 Mar 1881, Hartford, CT; bur. Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT.[8]
ii. Amos Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1832, Biddeford, ME;[9] m. Laura Johnson.
iii. John Webster Perkins Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1835, Biddeford, ME;[10] m.(1) Olive Elizabeth Springer; m.(2) Statira W. (Given) Baker.
iv. Ada Whitney, b. -----; d. before 1850.
v. George Quimby Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1843, Saccarappa, ME; m. Isabelle Gaylord.
vi. Fanny Forrester Whitney, b. 30 May 1846, ME; m. Nathan Rice Quackenbush.
vii. Cyrene Greenwood "Grace" Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1849, Lawrence, MA;[11] m. George H. Carey.

Census

172 217 Aaron Whitney 48 M - Machinist N.H. Rebecca " 40 F - Me. Sarah J. " 19 F - " Amos " 17 M - " " John " 14 M - " Attended school George " 7 M - " Attended school Frank " 4 M - " Attended school Grace G. " 11/12 F - Mass. Oren Waterman 35 M - " Me. Calvin Haven 23 M - None Mass A. Woodman 21 M - Operative Unknown Isaac W. Talbot 41 M - Machinist " Joseph Morrel 18 M - " R.I. Julia O'Brien 27 F - Ireland Illiterate

620 665 Aaron Whitney 58 M - Machinist $300 N. Hampshire Jenny " 29 F - Maine George Q. Whitney 17 M - Apprentice Machinist Maine Fanny F. " 14 F - Mass. Attended school Grace D. " 11 F - " Attended school

120 221 Whitney, Amos 37 M W General Machinist $45000 Maine Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 -----, Laura J. 32 F W Keeping house New Hampshire Illiterate -----, Nettie L. 4 F W Connecticut -----, Clarence E. 6/12 M W " Born in Dec -----, Sarah J. 39 F W At home Maine Illiterate Quackenbush, Fanny 24 F W " " " Illiterate Dyer, Bridget 30 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born

This was his daughter Sarah living with her brother Amos. Apparently the census taker reversed the meaning of the columns about literacy, marking those who could read and write, instead of those who couldn't.

  • 1870, daughter Grace not found.
  • 1880, daughter Sarah not found.

References

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #81007126, Aaron Whitney.

3.^  "Aaron [Whitney], Mr., of Saco, and Miss Rebecca S. Perkins, of Biddeford, int. Feb. 6, 1830," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 307.

4.^  "Aaron [Whitney] of Saco and Rebecca S. Perkins of Biddeford [intentions] 6 Feb. 1830," according to ______, First book of records of the town of Pepperellborough, now the city of Saco (Portland, Me.: Thurston Print, 1896).

5.^  "During the year ended 1 April 1830, Mr. Aaron Whitney, Jr. of Saco and Miss Rebecca S. Perkins of Biddeford [married]," according to [[Archive:Vital Records, Maine, York County Marriage Returns|Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 164, page 69.

7.^  "Sarah Jane [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Rebecca, b. Mar. 19, 1831," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 243.

8.^  Find A Grave memorial #81007061, Sara J. Whitney.

9.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Rebecca, b. Oct. 8, 1832," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 243.

10.^  "John [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Rebecca, b. Jul. 12, 1835," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 243.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 34, page 279.


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