Family:Whitney, Alexander P. (1820-1873)

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Alexander P. Whitney (John, Edward), son of John and Mary (Grant) Whitney, was born about 21 Feb 1820, Falmouth, ME, and died 4 Apr 1873, Chester, VT, aged 53 years 1 month 13 days.[1]

He married firstly, before 1848, Hannah Cook. She was born about 1816, ME, and died about 1858, probably Falmouth, ME.

He married secondly, 8 Mar 1859, Roxbury, MA, Mary O'Donnell,[2] daughter of Thomas and Mary (Clara) O'Donnell. She was born about 1835, Ireland, and died after 1880. She married secondly, 23 Dec 1879, Springfield, VT, Thomas Madigan, son of Dennis and Nancy (McCarty) Madigan.[3]

Children of Alexander P. and Hannah (Cook) Whitney:

i. Josephine Whitney, b. ca. 1848, ME; not in family in 1860.
ii. Sarah J. Whitney, b. ca. Oct 1849, West Falmouth, ME; "Jennie" d. 5 Jul 1926, Salem, NH; "Jennie" m. 24 Jun 1878, Portsmouth, NH, George W. Thornton,[4] b. NJ.
iii. Harriet E. Whitney, b. ca. 1852, ME.
iv. George Whitney, b. ca. 1853, ME. He may be the George Plummer Whitney, son of "Aleck and Sarah", b. Dec 1854, ME, who m.(1) Carrie Goodman, and m.(2) Nellie S. Dickinson.
v. Thomas Edwin Whitney, b. ca. 1854, ME; m. Belle Rickard.
vi. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1858, ME, or Chester, VT; m. 25 May 1898, Groton (also recorded in Ayer), MA, Henry Young, b. ca. 1866, Moretown, VT, son of Edward and Mary (-----) Young.[5]

Children of Alexander P. and Mary (O'Donnell) Whitney:

vii. John Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1860, Ludlow, VT.[6]
viii. Alice Elizabeth Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1861, Ludlow, VT;[7] d. 11 May 1940 Antrim, NH; m. 25 Nov 1885, Chester, VT, Harvey Henry Balch (1858–1917).
ix. Margaret Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1864, Andover, VT;[8] d. 29 Dec 1901, Cambridge, MA, aged 38 years, of typhoid fever.[9]
x. Jerusha Whitney, b. ca. 1866, VT. Probably the same as Jessie Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1865, Chester, VT, d. 26 Mar 1937, m. Charles M. Lovell.
xi. Alexander Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1867, Chester, VT.[10]
xii. Alexander Edgar Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1868, Chester, VT;[11] m. Alice Van Orman.

Census

74 75 Alexander P. Whitney 30 M - Farmer $300 Me. Hannah Whitney 34 F - " Josephine " 2 F - " Sarah J. " 10/12 F - "

335 307 Alexander Whitney 40 M - Farmer $100 Maine Mary " 25 F - Ireland Sarah " 10 F - Maine Attended school Harritt " 8 F - " Attended school Geo. " 7 M - " Attended school Thomas " 6 M - " Attended school Mary " 2 F - "

365 397 John Whitney 63 M - Farmer $1800 $325 Maine Mary " 59 F - " Harriet E. " 8 F - " Attended school 398 Dorcas Savage 71 F - "

This is a duplicate enumeration of Harriet, living with her grandparents.

317 336 Whitney, Alexander 50 M W Farmer $2500 $900 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 37 F W Keep House Ireland Parents foreign born -----, Thomas 17 M W Massachusetts -----, Allice 8 F W Vermont Attended school -----, Margret 5 F W Vermont Attended school Whitney, Jerusha 4 F W Vermont Attended school -----, Alexander 2 M W Vermont -----, Mary 14 F W Maine Attended school

Thomas MADIGAN 40 Self M M W IRE Farmer IRE IRE Mary O. MADIGAN 45 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE Edward A. MADIGAN 12 Son M S W VT At Home IRE IRE Alice WHITNEY 18 SDau F S W VT At Home ME IRE Alexander WHITNEY 12 SSon M S W VT At Home ME IRE

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont Births, 1871-2008; Marriages, 1871-2008; Deaths to 2008, vol. W 1871-1908, page 8257, at AmericanAncestors.org.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 127, page 201.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  "Jennie Whitney (b. 1852, West Falmouth, ME, d. of Alexander Whitney & Hannah) & George W. Thornton, m. 24 Jun 1878, Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 479, pages 75 and 177.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 517, page 456.

10.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

11.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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