Family:Whitney, Amos (1787-1874)

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Amos7 Whitney (Levi6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Levi6 and Hepsibeth (Fay) Whitney, was born about 14 Apr 1787, Rindge, NH, and died 27 Feb 1874, Royalston, MA, aged 86 years 10 months 13 days, of paralysis, married.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 6 Mar 1812, Fitchburg, MA, for him "of Leominster" and Sophia Harris.[2] Marriage intentions were published 23 Mar 1812, Leominster, MA, for him and Sophia Harris "of Fitchburg".[3] He married, 2 Apr 1812, Fitchburg, MA, Sophia Harris,[4] daughter of Thomas and Sophia (-----) Harris. She was born about 13 Mar 1787, Fitchburg, MA, and died 17 Oct 1877, Royalston, MA, aged 90 years 7 months 4 days, of erysipelas in the bowels, widow.[5]

Amos Whitney was born in Rindge, NH. He moved to Leominster, and married his wife in Fitchburg. In 1812 he moved to Royalston, and purchasing of Abel Downe the John Osborne place lived there ever afterward. He resided Leominster and Royalston, MA.

Children of Amos7 and Sophia (Harris) Whitney:

i. Mary Ann8 Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1812, Royalston, MA;[6] m. (int. 7 Feb 1847, Bolton, MA[7]) 23 Feb 1847, Royalston, MA, Benjamin Wheeler,[8] b. 17 Jan 1810, Bolton, MA, son of Russell and Elizabeth (-----) Wheeler; d. 24 Feb 1884; resided South Royalston, MA. Children:
a. Levi W. Wheeler, b. 10 Jun 1848; res. South Royalston, MA.
b. Mary A. Wheeler, b. -----; d. 20 Oct 1860.
ii. Sophia Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1815, Royalston, MA;[9] d. 1 Jul 1865, Royalston, MA; m. (int. 18 Sep 1836, Holden, MA[10]) 12 Oct 1836, Royalston, MA, Reuben Browning.[11] He was b. 17 Mar 1814; d. 5 Nov 1845. Children:
a. Martha A. Browning, b. 2 Aug 1838, Holden; m. 17 May 1866, David W. Hodgkins, M. D., of Jefferson, ME; address, East Brookfield, MA. Children:
1. Robert B. Hodgkins, b. 17 Oct 1867, Waldoboro, ME; d. same day.
2. Isabelle Marion Hodgkins, b. 21 Jun 1869, East Brookfield, MA.
3. George Whitney Hodgkins, b. 30 Dec 1870, East Brookfield, MA; d. 9 Jan 1876, aged 5 years 10 days.
4. David Harwood Hodgkins, b. 11 Jun 1873, East Brookfield, MA.
5. Chester Hussey Hodgkins, b. 9 Jan 1875, East Brookfield, MA.
b. Marion F. Browning, b. 8 Nov 1840; m. Dec 1862, Rev. Henry M. Rogers, of Ware; address, Holden, MA. Children:
1. Nellie Marion Rogers, b. Dec 1863, Selinsgrove, PA; m. Sep 1883, Charles A. Dawson, of Holden; address, Holden, MA. Children:
A. Rachel Dawson, b. Jul 1894, Holden, MA.
2. Herbert Allen Rogers, b. Apr. 1866, Wellfleet, MA.
3. Rupert Browning Rogers, b. Aug 1868, Dalton, MA.
4. Harry Rogers, b. 1870, West Springfield; d. at 4 months.
c. Mary S. Browning, b. 28 Aug 1842; m. Mar 1868, Henry W. Cotton, of Monson, MA, d. Dec 1892, South Framingham, MA, aged 57. Children:
1. Susan Browning Cotton, b. 21 Sep 1869, Milford, CT; m. Oct 1890, Henry S. Tufts, of Boston; address, 1859 Oakdale Ave., Lake View, Chicago, IL.
iii. George Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1817, Royalston, MA;[12] m.(1) Eliza J. Simpson; m.(2) Mary E. Carter.
iv. Levi Harris Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1821, Royalston, MA;[13] m.(1) 16 Jan 1855, Marlborough, NH, Susan S. Whitcomb,[14] b. ca. 1829-1831, Marlborough, NH, d. 3 Jun 1889, Royalston, MA, aged 57 years, of catarrh of the bowels, dau. of Silas Whitcomb;[15] m.(2) 5 or 7 or 17 Feb 1893, Athol, MA, Harriet C. or E. (Bishop) Dudley,[16] b. ca. 1830, Orange, MA, d. 15 Apr 1898, Athol, MA, aged 69 years 1 month 4 days, of heart failure, dau. of Preston and Phebe (Frost) Bishop;[17] m.(3) 25 Jan 1900, Athol, MA, Lois L. (Woods) Ellis, b. ca. 1826, Westminster, dau. of Benjamin and Roxy (Battle) Woods,[18] d. 2 Jun 1905, aged 79 years 7 months 27 days, of abdominal tumor, Athol, MA;[19] resided s. p. Athol, MA.
v. Abigail Augusta Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1825, Royalston, MA;[20] d. 10 Nov 1887, Winchendon, MA, aged 72 years 1 month 21 days, of pneumonia;[21] m. 23 Jun 1850, Royalston, MA, Charles E. Forristall, b. ca. 1824, Winchendon, MA, son of John Forristall;[22] resided Winchendon and West Fitchburg, MA.

Census

186 210 Amos Whitney 62 M - Farmer $2000 Mass. Sophia " 63 F - Mass. Levi H. " 27 M - " Mass. Sophia Browning 34 F - Mass. Marion " 10 F - Mass. Attended school

87 77 Mr. Amos Whitney 68 M - Farmer Massachusetts Mrs. Sophia Whitney 68 F - " Mr. Levi Whitney 33 M - Farmer " Mrs. Susan S. Whitney 26 F - New Hampshire

638 823 Levi H. Whiting 38 M - Farmer $4000 $1000 Mass. Susan " 29 F - " Amos " 73 M - Farmer " Sophia " 73 F - "

271 306 Amos Whitney 78 M - N.H. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Sophia Whitney 78 F - Mass. M - - - - - Levi Whitney 43 M - " M " - - 1 1 - Susan Whitney 35 F - N.H. M - - - - -

258 295 Whitney, Levi 44 M W Farmer $5000 $3100 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan 37 F W Keeping house New Hampshire -----, Amos 83 M W No occupation " Male citizen over 21 -----, Sophia 83 F W No occupation Mass. Dalrimple, George 16 M W Works on Farm " Attended school Gott, Arthur 8 M W Attending school " Attended school

Levi H. WHITNEY 58 Self M M W MASS Farmer N H MASS Susan S. WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W NH Keep House NH MASS Jane L. FARRAR 55 SisL F W W NH NH MASS Thomas F. COWICK 18 Oth M S W MASS Servant IRELAND IRELAND

19 22 Whitney, Levi Head W M Nov 1821 78 mar 45 Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Owns mortgaged house -----, Lois F. Wife W F May 1826 74 mar 45 3ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts 23 Danville, Frank Head W M Feb 1867 83 mar 14 Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Wallet-maker, Rents house, Immig. 1885 -----, Ruby Wife W F Feb 1867 33 mar 14 2ch 2liv Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Immig. 1885 -----, Ella May Dau W F Mar 1887 13 sgl New Hampshire Canada Eng. Canada Eng. At School -----, Nina P. Dau W F Oct 1888 10 sgl Massachusetts Canada Eng. Canada Eng. At School

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 267, page 373.

2.^  "Amos [Whitney] of Leominster and Sophia Harris, [marriage intentions] Mar. 6, 1812," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 88.

3.^  "Amos [Whitney] and Sophia Harris of Fitchburg, int. Mar. 23, 1812," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).

4.^  "Amos [Whitney] to Sophia Harris, [married] Apr. 2, 1812," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, p. 88.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 294, page 355.

6.^  "Meriam [Whitney], d. Amos and Sophia, [born] Aug. 30, 1812," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1906).

7.^  "Mary Ann [Whitney] of Royalston and Benjamin Wheeler, int. Feb. 7, 1847," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

8.^  "Mary Ann [Whitney] (d. Amos and Sophia, a. 34) and Benjamin Wheeler of Bolton, [married] Feb. 23, 1847," according to Royalston 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 25, page 190.

9.^  "Sophia [Whitney], d. Amos and Sophia, [born] Feb. 19, 1815," according to Royalston Vital Records.

10.^  "Sophia [Whitney] of Royalston and Reuben Browning, int. Sept. 18, 1836," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

11.^  "Sophia [Whitney] and Ruben Browning of Holden, [married] Oct. 12, 1836," according to Royalston Vital Records.

12.^  "George [Whitney], s. Amos and S[o]phia, [born] Sept. 21, 1817," according to Royalston Vital Records.

13.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Amos and Sophia, [born] Nov. 21, 1821," and "Levi Harris [Whitney], d. Amos and Sophia, [born] Nov. 21 1821," according to Royalston Vital Records.

14.^  "Levi H. Whitney (b. 1823) & Susan S. Whitcomb, m. 16 Jan 1855, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 543.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 435, pages 351 and 475.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 483, page 625, and volume 433, page 567.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 502, page 209.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/2, page 490.

20.^  "Abagail Agusta [Whitney], d. Amos and Sophia, [born] Sept. 20, 1825," according to Royalston Vital Records.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 384, page 545.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 47, page 214.


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