Family:Whitney, Adam (1817-1891)

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Adam8 Whitney (Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Jonathan7 and Lucy (Parks) Whitney, was born 14 Sep 1817, Watertown, MA, and died 14 Oct 1891, Fitchburg, MA, aged 70 years 1 month, of valvular heart disease.[1]

He married 17 Jan 1847, Marshfield, MA, Mary Ann Sylvester, daughter of Amasa and Deborah (Damon) Sylvester.[2] She was born 8 Sep 1808, Marshfield, MA, and died 16 Dec 1899, Randolph Centre, VT, aged 91 years, 3 months, 2 days, of cancer and old age.[3]

He resided Fitchburg, MA and he and Mary Ann are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Children of Adam8 and Mary Ann (Sylvester) Whitney:

i. Debora Adams9 Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1847, Cambridge, MA;[4] "Debbie A." m. 1 Oct 1874, Fitchburg, MA, Elijah P. Wilbur, b. ca. 1847, Randolph, Vt., son of Goerge W. and Lucia (-----) Wilbur.[5] 1900 Census in Randolph, VT. No children.
ii. Lucy Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1848, Cambridge, MA;[6] d. Jan 1851 [no record found in MA].
iii. Andrew James Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1851, Waltham, MA [but no record found in MA]; "of Fitchburg" m. 29 Dec 1881, Princeton, MA [also recorded as Fitchburg, MA], Lizzie Snowden Taylor "of Princeton"; dau. of Thomas P. and Maria A. (Byrne) Taylor; mechanic and chairmaker.[7] 1900 Census in Leominster, MA. She was b. ca. 30 Nov 1859, Fitchburg, MA, d. 9 Nov 1908, Leominster, MA, aged 48 years 11 month 9 days, of phthisis pulmonalis;[8] bur. Forrest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA. No children.
iv. Arthur Eugene Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1852, Weston, MA;[9] m. Anna Christina Smith.
v. George Benjamin Adams Whitney, b. 27 Oct 1853, Fitchburg, MA;[10] m. Annie Louise Tayler.

Census

460 625 Adam Whitny 32 M - Farmer Mass. Mary A. " 37 F - " Deborah " 2 F - " Susan Whitny 1 F - Mass. Sarah A. Sulvester 18 F - " Caleb Lord 45 M - Farmer N.H.

25 27 Adam Whitney 39 M - Farmer Mass. Mary A. Whitney 40 F - Mass. Deborah A. Whitney 8 F - Mass. Andrew J. Whitney 4 M - Mass. Arthur W. Whitney 3 M - Mass. George D. Whitney 2 M - Mass.

226 265 Adam Whitney 48 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary Ann Whitney 56 F - " M - - - - - Deborah A. Whitney 18 F - " S Housework - - - - - Orlando J. Whitney 15 M - " S Farm work - - - - - Arthur E. Whitney 14 M - Mass. S - - - - - George B. Whitney 12 M - " S - - - - - 266 Lucy Battles 65 F - " S - - - - -

1578 2049 Whitney, Adam 52 M W Farmer Mass. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Mary A. 60 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Deborah A. 22 F W Tailoress Mass. -----, George B. 16 M W Farm Laborer Mass. Donovan, James 13 M W Farm Laborer Mass. Parents of foreign birth

1018 1333 Burnap, Edwin 31 M W Farmer $1200 New Hamp. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary M. 26 F W Keeping House New Hamp. -----, Erving A. 7 M W At School Mass. Attended school -----, Kattie M. 6 F W Mass. Wyse, Elmina 45 F W Domestic Servant Mass. Whitney, Andrew 20 M W Farm Laborer Mass. Taylor, George 23 M W Farm Laborer Mass. Male citizen over 21

1585 2054 Cutting, Jonas A. 41 M W Farmer $3200 $800 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen R. 35 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Nellie A. 15 F W At School Mass. -----, George A. 10 M W At School Mass. -----, Robert H. 4 M W Mass. Whitney, Arthur E. 18 M W Farm Laborer Mass.

Adam WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Mary WHITNEY 70 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Andrew WHITNEY 30 Son M S W MA Chair Maker MA MA George WHITNEY 26 Son M S W MA Farmer MA MA Elijah WILBUR 30 SonL M M W VT Chair Maker VT VT Deborah WILBUR 33 Dau F M W MA MA MA

545 781 Whitney, Andrew Head W M Jan 1851 49 mar 18 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Piano case maker, Rents house -----, Lizzie Wife W F Nov 1859 40 mar 18 0ch 0liv Massachusetts At-Sea England Pennsylvania

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Information supplied by Tracy McGregor (Whitney) Howe. Also "Adam, 29, yeoman, of W. Cambridge, b. in Cambridge, s. of Jonathan and Lucy Whitney, of W. Cambridge and Mary Ann Sylvester, 39, of Marshfield, b. in Marshfield, d. of Amasa and Deborah Sylvester of Marshfield. Registered Jan. 20, 1847, married Jan. 17, 1847," according to Robert M. Sherman and Ruth W. Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 ([Providence?], RI: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 532.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 25, page 133.

3.^  Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

4.^  Although Pierce gives 2 Nov 1847, we have "Deborah A. [Whitney], d. of Adam and Mary A., in West Cambridge, [born] Nov. 3, 1847," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 35, page 168.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 264, page 269.

6.^  Although Pierce gives -- Jun 1849, we have "Lucy [Whitney], d. of Adam and Mary A., [born] Nov. 13, 1848," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

7.^  Pierce gives 30 Dec 1882. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 327, pages 274, 327, and 318.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/55 (death), page 178.

9.^  Pierce gives 6 Jan 1852. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 163.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 162.


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