Family:Whitney, Amasa (1777-1852)

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Amasa7 Whitney (William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William6 and Mary (Mansfield) Whitney, was born 16 Jun 1777, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 2 Feb 1852, Winchendon, MA aged 74 years 7 months 17 days, of hamaturia.[2]

He married, 9 Dec 1802, Winchendon, MA, Mary Goodridge,[3] daughter of Daniel & Hannah (-----) Goodridge. She was born 20 Mar 1779, Winchendon, MA, and died 11 Jun or 11 Jan 1855, Winchendon, MA, aged 75 years 9 months 22 days, of lung fever.[4]

Amasa Whitney was born in Winchendon, where he always resided. He was a prominent and influential citizen, and was one of three persons to lay the foundations for the growth and prosperity of the town. By his industry, frugality, foresight and enterprise the business of the town was largely increased. He was in public employment somewhat and had much influence in town and parish affairs. He was engaged in manufacturing and was often on important town committees. He resided Winchendon, MA.

Children of Amasa7 and Mary (Goodridge) Whitney:

i. Webster8 Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1803, Winchendon, MA;[5] m. Eliza P. Whitman.
ii. Amasa Whitney, b. 24 Apr 1806, Winchendon, MA;[6] m. Mary Murdock.
iii. Harriett Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1811, Winchendon, MA;[7] m. ("of Winchendon" int. 14 Nov 1833, Royalston, MA[8]) 13 Nov 1833, Christopher C. Peirce;[9] she d. s. p. 18 Nov 1867.
iv. (child) Whitney, b. ca. 1813, d. 7 Feb 1813, Winchendon, MA.[10]
iv. William Lowe Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1815, Winchendon, MA;[11] d. 13 Jul 1832, Winchendon, MA, aged 17 years 3 months 19 days.[12]
v. Baxter Doddridge Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1817, Winchendon, MA;[13] m. Sarah Jane Whitney.
vi. Mary Goodridge Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1819, Winchendon, MA;[14] d. 25 Oct 1899, Winchendon, MA, aged 80 years 2 months 23 days, of sclerosis complicated with Bright's disease;[15] m. 8 Jul 1841, Winchendon, MA, William Murdock,[16] s. p.; resided Winchendon, MA.
vii. John Milton Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1823, Winchendon, MA;[17] d. 20 Sep 1825, Winchendon, MA, aged 1 year 9 months.[18]

Census

220 248 Amasa Whitney 73 M - None Massachusetts Mary " 71 F - " 249 Rachael Whitney 46 F - " Mary A. " 24 F - " Edwin " 18 M - Merchant " Attended school Franklin O. " 14 M - " Attended school Eunice M. " 12 F - " Attended school Joseph S. " 7 M - " Attended school Richard " 5 M - " Attended school

I can't identify Rachael, but the rest are children of Richard and Eunice (Cogswell) Whitney, and not closely related to Amasa.

211 248 Amasa Whitney 49 M - Trader Mass. Mary M. Whitney 44 F - Do Mary E. Whitney 20 F - Do George M. Whitney 14 M - Do Dudley Whitney 22 M - Clerk Do Bridget Condon 25 F - Ireland

References

1.^  "Amasa [Whitney], s. William and Mary, [born] June 16, 1777," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 68, page 166.

3.^  "Amasa [Whitney] and Mary Goodridge, [married] Dec. 9, 1802.," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 95, page 173.

5.^  "Webster [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [born] Oct. 6, 1803," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

6.^  "Amasa [Whitney] Jr., s. Amasa and Mary, [born] Apr. 24, 1806," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

7.^  "Harriet [Whitney], d. Amasa and Mary, [born] Jan. 27, 1811," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

8.^  "Harriet [Whitney] of Winchendon and Christopher C. Purce, int. Nov. 14, 1833," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1906).

9.^  "Harriet [Whitney] and Christopher C. Pierce of Royalston, [married] Nov. 13, 1833," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

10.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. Amasa, [died] Feb. 7, 1813," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

11.^  "William Low [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [born] March 24, 1815," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

12.^  "William L. [Whitney] [Lowe, G.S.1], Amasa and Mary, [died] July 13, 1832. [a. 17y. 3m. 19d.]," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

13.^  "Baxter Doddridge [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [born] June 28, 1817," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

14.^  "Mary Goodridge [Whitney], d. Amasa and Mary, [born] Aug. 2, 1819," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 494, page 481.

16.^  "Mary G. [Whitney] and Col. William Murdock, [married] July 8, 1841," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

17.^  "John Milton [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [born] Dec. 18, 1823," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

18.^  "John Milton [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [died] Sept. 20, 1825. [a. 1y. 9m.]," according to Winchendon Vital Records.


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