Family:Whitney, Amasa (1805-1871)

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Hon. Amasa8 Whitney (William7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William7 and Anna (Heywood) Whitney, was born 19 Jun 1805, Gardner, MA,[1] and died 21 Jan 1871, Gardner, MA, aged 65 years 7 months 2 days, of consumption.[2]

He married firstly, 16 Apr 1829, Gardner, MA, Dolly Scollay.[3] She was born 8 Nov 1808, and died 25 Oct 1843, Gardner, MA, aged 34 years 11 months 13 days, of consumption.[4]

He married secondly, 25 Dec 1845, Gardner, MA, Lucy Coolidge, daughter of Joseph and Achsah (-----) Coolidge.[5] She was born 4 Nov 1814,[6] Gardner, MA, and died 25 Jan 1892, Gardner, MA, aged 77 years 2 months 17 days, of influenza.[7]

Hon. Amasa Whitney was a native of Gardner, MA, where he lived and died; was a well-to-do farmer. For four years he was town assessor, ten years overseer of the poor, and representative in the legislature one term. He resided Gardner, MA.

Children of Amasa8 and Dolly (Scollay) Whitney:

i. Charles9 Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1830, Gardner, MA;[8] m. Mary Knowlton.
ii. James S. Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1835, Gardner, MA;[9] d. 16 Feb 1844, Gardner, MA, aged 8 years 4 months 12 days.[10]

Census

237 310 Amasa Whitney 45 M - Farmer $2500 Massachusetts Lucy " 35 F - " Charles " 19 M - Farmer "

151 197 Amasa Whitney 50 M - Farmer Mass. Lucy Whitney 40 F - " Charles Whitney 25 M - Farmer " Artemus Coolidge 31 M - Cone splitter "

45 51 Amasa Whitney 55 M - Farmer $3000 $600 Massachusetts Lucy " 45 F - " Achsa " 79 F - "

456 592 Amasa Whitney 59 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Lucy Whitney 50 F - Mass. M House Keeper - - - - - Achsa Coolidge 83 F - Mass. W - - - - -

370 492 Whitney, Amasa 65 M W Farmer $3700 $10500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy 55 F W Keeping house " Coolidge, Achsa 88 F W No occupation "

Lucy WHITNEY 65 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA

References

1.^  "Amasa [Whitney], twin s. William and Anne, [born] June 19, 1805," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 255.

3.^  "Amasa [Whitney] and Dolly Scollay, [married] April 16, 1828 [1829?]," according to Gardner Vital Records.

4.^  "Dolly [Whitney], w. Amasa, [died] Oct. 25, 1843, a. 34y. 11m. 13d. Consumption," according to Gardner Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 125.

5.^  "Amasa [Whitney] (s. William and Anna, a. 40, widr., farmer) and Lucy Coolidge, [married] Dec. 25, 1845," according to Gardner Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 19, page 159.

6.^  "Lucy [Whitney], [w. Amasa], [born] Nov. 4, 1814. G.S.1," according to Gardner Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 569.

8.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Amasa and Dolly, [born] Sept. 21, 1830," according to Gardner Vital Records.

9.^  "James [Whitney], s. Amasa and Dolly, [born] Oct. 4, 1835," according to Gardner Vital Records.

10.^  "James S. [Whitney], s. Amasa and Dolly, [died] Feb. 16, 1844, a. 8. G.S.1;" also "Jonas [Whitney], s. Amasa and Dolly, [died] Feb. 16, 1844, a. 8y. 4m. 12d. Consumption," according to Gardner Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 125.


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