Family:Whitney, Alvah Spaulding (1822-1863)
He "of Lowell" married, 20 Oct 1846, Lowell, MA, Idris F. Richardson of Lowell, daughter of William and Hannah (-----) Richardson. She was born about Jul 1826, Wheelock, VT, and died 12 Dec 1910, Chelmsford, MA, aged 84 years 5 months, of malignant disease of vulva, vagina, and urethra, probably epithelioma.
Phoenix says the following: "Alvah Spaulding Whitney ... went to Lowell, Mass., where he married, 20 Oct. 1846, Idris Richardson, of Lowell, formerly of Stowe, Vt. After his marriage, he lived successively in Wolcott, Vt.; Lowell, Mass., again; Craftsbury, Vt.; Hyde Park, Vt; and again in Wolcott. He enlisted, 11 Aug. 1862, in the Union army, and died in Virginia, 21 Jan. 1863, and was buried there. She was living at Lowell, in 1874.
Children of Alvah Spaulding7 and Idris (Richardson) Whitney:
i. Sarah M. Whitney, b. ca. 1847, Lowell, MA; d. bef. 1860, Wolcott, VT. ii. Sylvia A. Whitney, b. ca. 1849, Wolcott, VT; living 1910, Chelmsford, MA, unmarried. iii. Ida R. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1851, Wolcott, VT; m. 14 Nov 1877, Lowell, MA, Edgar P. Barclay, son of Cyrus P. and Lydia (-----) Barclay, b. ca. 1850, MA, as his second wife. Children: a. Guy R. Barclay, b. ca. 1879, MA. iv. Julia V. Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1852, Craftsbury, VT; d. 20 Mar 1899, Lowell, MA, aged 46 years 5 months 7 days, of cirrosis of the liver; unmarried. v. Helen V. Whitney, b. 5 May 1855, Craftsbury, VT; m. 27 Jun 1877 or 1878, Lowell, MA, George T. Halstead, b. ca. 1851, MA, son of Robert and Jane (-----) Whitney. vi. Ellen M. Whitney, b. ca. May 1858, Hyde Park, VT; living 1910, Chelmsford; m. 3 Jul 1879, Lowell, MA, George E. Barclay, son of Cyrus P. and Lydia (-----) Barclay, b. ca. 1857. vii. Flora H. Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1862, Wolcott, VT; living 1910, Worcester, MA; unmarried.
Lowell, MA, vital records give the birth of Idris Whitney, daughter of Alva and Silvia, on 5 Jul 1851, in Lowell. The father was a watchman living on Keene St., Lowell. The parents were born in Wolcott and Stow, VT, respectively. This appears to be a garbled version of the birth of Ida, above.
124 125 Alva S. Whitney 28 M - Laborer Vt. Iris " 24 F - " Sylvia A. Whitney 1 F - " Sarah A. " 3 F - Mass.
2667 2587 Alva S. Whitney 38 M - Farmer $75 Vt. Idris S. Whitney 34 F - " Silva Whitney 11 F - " Attended school Idris Whitney 9 F - " Attended school Julia Whitney 7 F - " Attended school Helen Whitney 5 F - " Attended school Ellen Whitney 3 F - "
- 1870, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA:
292 338 Whitney, Ida S. 44 F W Keeping house $500 Vermont Sylvia A. 21 F W Dress Maker Vermont Ida R. 19 F W Dress Maker Mass. Julia V. 17 F W Work Cotton Mill Vermont Helen V. 15 F W Work Cotton Mill Vermont Nellie M. 12 F W At School Vermont Attended school Flora H. 8 F W At School Vermont Attended school 339 Caswell, Michael 55 M W Engineer Stay. Engine $200 Canada Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Susan 55 F W Keeping house Maine 340 Gurday, Wm. P. 34 M W Carpenter N.H. Male citizen over 21 Adeline H. 30 F W Works Cotton Mill Mass. Willie C. 10 M W At School Mass. Attended school
Irbis WHITNEY 53 Self F W W VT Keeping House VT VT Selvia A. WHITNEY 30 Dau F S W VT Keeping House VT VT Julia V. WHITNEY 26 Dau F S W VT At Home VT VT Flora WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W VT At Home VT VT Nellie BARCLAY 22 Dau F M W VT Works In Hosiery VT VT Guy R. BARCLAY 3 GSon M S W MA VT VT Chas. NELSON 38 Oth M S W VT Sash Maker VT VT Hannah RICHARDSON 79 Moth F W W VT At Home VT VT
116 231 Whitney, Idris Head W F Jul 1826 73 wid 7ch 5liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Rents House Barclay, Nellie M. Dau W F May 1858 42 mar 25 1ch 1liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Nurse Doyle, Susan Rmr W F Feb 1864 36 sgl P.E.I. Ireland Ireland Weaver McGounell, Ethel Rmr W F Jul 1879 20 sgl P.E.I. P.E.I. P.E.I. Linker Hosiery
- 1910, 164 Smith St., Ward 3, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA:
122 184 Barclay, Edgar P. Head M W 60 m2 32 Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Carpenter House, Rents house -----, Ida R. Wife F W 58 m1 32 2ch 2lv Massachusetts Vermont Vermont None Whitney, Idris F. MiL M W 83 wid 7ch 5lv Vermont Vermont Vermont None
- 1910, Littleton St., Precinct 2, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA:
471 507 Whitney, Idras F. Head F W 83 wid 7ch 5lv Vermont Vermont Vermont None Rents house -----, Silvia A. Dau F W 61 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Experienced Nurse Barclay, Eleanor M. Dau F W 53 m1 1ch 1lv Vermont Vermont Vermont Experienced Nurse
- 1910, Worcester State Hospital, Belmont Street, Ward 2, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA:
1 1 ... Whitney, Flora Inmate F W 27 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Ward work ...
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 353 and pp. 934-935.
1.^ "Albah [Alvah. int.] S. [Whitney], unm., of L., a. 24y., laborer, s. Josiah and Sarah, and Idris F. Richardson, unm., of L., a. 20y., operative, d. W[illia]m and Hannah, [married] Nov. 8, 1846," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 25, page 50.
2.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/29 (death), page 367.