Family:Whitney, Alfred (c1816-1903)

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Alfred Whitney (David, John) son of David and Ruth (Carrol) Whitney, was born about 9 Jan 1816, MA, or Fitzwilliam, NH, and died 6 May 1903, aged 87 years 3 months 27 days, probably Fitzwilliam, NH.[1]

He married firstly, 7 Oct 1849, Nancy J. Simonds, daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Stone) Simonds. She was born 9 Feb 1826, Fitzwilliam, NH, and died 6 Jan 1864, Fitzwilliam, NH, aged 38 years.[2]

He married secondly, 25 Aug 1864, Granville, NY, Emily L. Eggleston, daughter of John and Electa (Kimball) Eggleston.[3] She was born about 17 Sep 1831, Mendon, VT, and died 13 Sep 1899, Fitzwilliam, NH, aged 67 years 11 months 27 days, of consumption. She was buried Rutland, VT.

Children of Alfred and Nancy J. (Simonds) Whitney:

i. Harriet E. Whitney, b. ca. 4 Jun 1851, Fitzwilliam, NH; d. 29 Sep 1851, Fitzwilliam, NH, aged 3 months 25 days.[4]
ii. Mary Delia Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1853, Fitzwilliam, NH, or Boston, MA; d. 26 Dec 1929, Fitzwilliam, NH; m. 29 Apr 1876, Troy, NH, Henry Philemon Fairbanks.[5]
iii. Harriet Ella Whitney, b. ca. Jul 1858, Fitzwilliam, NH; "Ella Jane" m. 27 Nov 1876, Fitzwillliam, NH, Charles Albert Kennett.[6]

Children of Alfred and Emily L. (Eggleston) Whitney:

i. Hiram E. K. Whitney, b. ca. 1873, NH; not found in 1900 census.

Census

401 474 George W. Simms 35 M - Pail-maker $6000 Mass. Clarissa " 35 F - N.H. Samuel E. " 9 M - " Attended school Lauretta " 7 F - " Attended school Henrietta " 4 F - " Attended school Junietta " 4 F - " Attended school Marian O. " 1 F - " Stephen " 26 M - Laborer Vt. George Brewer 21 M - " N.H. Patrick Cowens 26 M - " Ireland George Davis 18 M - " N.H. Henry Wyman 26 M - " Mass. 475 Alfred Whitney 24 M - " N.H. Married in year Nancy J. " 24 F - " Married in year

His age is understated, and should be 34, not 24.

738 830 David Whitney 73 M - Farmer $2000 $1000 N.H. Ruth " 75 F - Mass. Cyrena S. " 11 F - N.H. Attended school 831 Alfred Whitney 44 M - Farmer $500 " Nancy " 34 F - " Mary D. " 7 F - Mass. Attended school Harriet L. " 2 F - N.H.

274 273 Whitney, Alfred 53 M W Farmer $1700 -- N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emily 36 F W N.H. -----, Ella 12 F W N.H. 275 274 Upham, Allen 23 M W Works on Farm $300 -- N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Cyrena 21 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, David 1 M W N.H. Whitney, David 83 M W No Occupation N.H. Male citizen over 21

Alfred WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Emily L WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Hiram E K WHITNEY 7 Son M S W NH At School MA VT David WHITNEY 93 Fath M W W NH No Occupation MA MA Alfred C JOHNSON 14 Oth M S W MA Laborer MA MA

Kennett, Charles A. Head W M 40 Massachusetts -----, Ella J. Wife W F 42 New Hampshire -----, Alice E. Dau W F 17 Massachusetts -----, Irving D. Son W M 14 New Hampshire Whitney, Alfred FiL W M 84 Massachusetts

  • 1900, son Hiram not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  His gravestone at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, NH, photograph at www.findagrave.com.

2.^  Her gravestone at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, NH, photograph at www.findagrave.com.

3.^  New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947, at Ancestry.com.

4.^  Her gravestone at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, NH, photograph at www.findagrave.com.

5.^  "Mary D. Whitney (b. 1853, Boston, MA) & Henry S. Fairbanks, m. 29 Apr 1876, Troy, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Ella Jane Whitney (b. 1858, Fitzwilliams, d. of Alfred Whitney & Helen) & Charles Albert Kennett, m. 27 Nov 1876, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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