Family:Whitney, Artemas (1786-a1823)

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Artemas6 Whitney (John5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of John5 and Sarah (Atherton) Whitney,[1] was born 25 May 1786, Bolton, MA,[2] and died after 1823.

On 3 Jul 1804, Caleb Moore was appointed guardian to Artemas, Eber, Sarah, and Hannah Whitney, children of John Whitney of Bolton, MA.

Intentions of marriage were published 24 Dec 1815, Bolton, MA, for him and Rebecca Smith "of Shirley".[3] He "of Bolton" married, 4 Apr 1816, Shirley, MA, Rebecah Smith,[4] daughter of Ezra and Abigail (Sheldon)(Bolton) Smith. "Beccah" Smith was born 21 Jan 1786, Shirley, MA, and died 31 Jan 1870, Bolton, MA, aged 83, of old age and consumption.[5] Marriage intentions were published 6 May 1828, Townsend, MA, for her "Miss Rebeckah" and "Mr." James Page (1786-1849), both of Townsend.[6] She had three children by him, and lived in Lunenburg, MA, in 1830, 1840, and 1850.

Children of Artemas6 and Rebecca (Smith) Whitney:

i. Albert7 Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1813, Shirley, MA;[7] m. Lucy W. Conant.
ii. Prescott Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1816, Shirley, MA;[8] d. 10 Jul 1827, Shirley, MA, aged 11 years.[9]
iii. Varnum Whitney, b. 26 May 1818, Shirley, MA;[10] m. Abigail C. Parker.
iv. Sally Whitney, b. say 1820; d. 11 Jul 1827, Shirley, MA.[11]
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1822, Shirley, MA.[12] She may be identical to Sally above.
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1823, Shirley, MA;[13] d. -- Nov 1823, Shirley, MA, aged 24 hours.[14]

Census

  • 1820, Shirley, Middlesex Co., MA: Artemus Whitney, 3 males 0-9 and 1 female 26-44. Artemas is missing from the tallies (he was 34 then), but is listed as head of household.
  • 1830: not found.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA: Rebecca Page, 63, b. MA.
  • 1855, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA: Rebecca Page, 68, b. MA.
  • 1860: not found.
  • 1865 State, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA:

6 6 Samuel Fairbank 53 M W Spencer, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary A. Fairbank 49 F " So. Brookfield, Mass. M Housekeeper - - - - - Adeline Newton 19 F " Brookfield, Mass. S Housework - - - - - Eunice Jewell 87 F " Bolton S - Pauper - - - Nancy Whitcomb 83 F " Mass. W - Pauper - - - Polly Russell 71 F " Bolton, " S 1 Pauper - - - Rebecca Whitney 79 F " Shirley, Mass. W - Pauper - - - Horatio Russell 52 M " Bolton, Mass. S Farmer 1 Pauper - - - Merrick Pollard 66 M " Bolton, Mass. S Farmer 1 Pauper - - - Martin Bruce 37 M " Bolton, Mass. S Farmer 1 Pauper - - - Andrew W. Wheeler 35 M " Bolton, Mass. S Teamster - Pauper - - -

References

  • Seth Chandler, History of the town of Shirley, Massachusetts, from its early settlement to A.D. 1882 (1883: Shirley, Mass., the author), p. 622-623.

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Artemas [Whitney], s. John and Sarah, [born] May 25, 1786," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

3.^  "Artemas [Whitney] and Rebecca Smith of Shirley, int. Dec. 24, 1815," according to Bolton Vital Records.

4.^  "Artemas [Whitney] of Bolton and Rebecah Smith, [married] Apr. 4, 1816. [Rebecca, B.R.]," according to Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918).

5.^  1870 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 231, page 241.

6.^  "Albert [Whitney], ch. Artemas and Rebecah, [born] Sept. 4, 1813," according to Shirley Vital Records.

7.^  "Prescott [Whitney], ch. Artemas and Rebecah, [born] Apr. 29, 1816," according to Shirley Vital Records.

8.^  "Prescott [Whitney], s. Artemas and Rebeccah, [died] July 10, 1827, a. 11, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

9.^  "Varnum [Whitney], ch. Artemas and Rebecah, [born] May 26, 1818. [May 25, B.R.]," according to Shirley Vital Records.

10.^  "----- [Whitney], d. Rebecca, [born] Jan. 27, 1822, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

11.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. Artemas and Rebeccah, [died] July 11, 1827, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

12.^  "----- [Whitney], d. Rebecca, [born] Nov. 12, 1823, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

13.^  "----- [Whitney], ch. Rebecca, [died] Nov. --, 1823, a. 24hrs, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.


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