Family:Whitney, Amasa (1806-1876)

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Amasa8 Whitney (Amasa7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Amasa7 and Mary (Goodridge) Whitney, was born 24 Apr 1806, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 19 Apr 1876, Winchendon, MA, aged 69 years 11 months 26 days, of nervous exhaustion.[2]

He married, 24 Jul 1834, Winchendon, MA, Mary Murdock,[3] daughter of Ephraim and Zibah (Bixby) Murdock. She was born 3 Oct 1811, Winchendon, MA,[4] and died 22 Jan 1886, Winchendon, MA, aged 70 years 3 months 19 days, of chronic fibrosis of lung.[5]

He resided Winchendon, MA.

Children of Amasa8 and Mary (Murdock) Whitney:

i. Mary Elizabeth9 Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1835, Winchendon, MA;[6] m. Dudley9 Whitney, q.v.
ii. George Murdock Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1841, Winchendon, MA;[7] unmarried; resided Winchendon, MA.

Census

287 323 Asa Whitney 44 M - Merchant $2000 Massachusetts Mary " 28 F - " Mary E. " 15 F - " Attended school George M. " 9 M - " Attended school Sarah B. Ward 25 F - " John A. Morton 33 M - Writing Master " Eliza A. " 24 F - "

In spite of the given name "Asa" above, this was "Amasa" instead.

1271 1555 Amasa Whitney 54 M - Merchant $2800 $3000 Massachusetts Mary M. " 48 F - " Mary E. " 24 F - " George M. " 19 M - Clerk " Duley " 26 M - " " Mary Craty 35 F - Domestic Ireland Cannot read or write

173 198 Amasa Whitney 59 M - Mass. M Merchant - - 1 1 - Mary M. Whitney 53 F - do M Housekeeper - - - - - George M. Whitney 24 M - do S Clerk - - 1 1 - Levi F. Stearns 16 M - do S do - - - - - Mary Crotty 45 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - -

154 205 Whitney, Amasa 64 M W Ret. Dry Goods $4000 $6000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Mary M. 58 F W Keeping House " " George M. 29 M W Clerk in Store " Male citizen over 21 Peirce, Jennis 20 F W Clerk in Store " Genner, Catharine 35 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born

Mary M. WHITNEY 68 Self F W W MA Keeps House MA MA George M. WHITNEY 39 Son M S W MA Copyist Accountant MA MA George H. INGALLS 23 Oth M S W VT Bookkeeper VT VT Mary CROTTY 61 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

References

1.^  "Amasa [Whitney] Jr., s. Amasa and Mary, [born] Apr. 24, 1806," 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 285, page 431.

3.^  "Amasa [Whitney] Jr. and Mary Murdock, [married] July 24, 1834," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary Murdock [Whitney], w. Amasa, [born] Oct. 3, 1811. G.S.3," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 375, page 487.

6.^  "Mary Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Amasa Jr. and Mary, [born] June 27, 1835," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

7.^  "George Murdock [Whitney], s. Amasa Jr. and Mary, [born] Feb. 3, 1841," according to Winchendon Vital Records.


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