Family:Whitney, Augustus (1788-1861)

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Augustus7 Whitney (John6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Bigelow) Whitney, was born 20 May 1788, Petersham, MA,[1] and died 2 Oct 1861, Chester, VT.

He married firstly, 14 Nov 1816, Springfield, VT, Abigail Spooner, daughter of Benjamin and Maria (Langsford) Spooner. She was born 18 Jul 1792, Springfield, VT.

He married secondly, Susan Spooner, daughter of Benjamin and Maria (Langsford) Spooner. She was born 9 Mar 1798, Springfield, VT and died 1 May 1870, Chester, VT, aged 74 years of convulsions.[2]

Children of Augustus7 and Abigail (Spooner) Whitney:

i. Richard8 Whitney, b. 7 Jan 1819, Chester, VT; d. 26 Sep 1875, Chester, VT; m. 25 Jan 1872, Chester, VT, Catharine Reed, dau. of Cyrus and Betsey (French) Reed,[3] b. 20 Oct 1820, Chester, VT, d. 17 Jan 1892, Grafton, VT, aged 66 years 1 month 27 days, of pneumonia.[4]
ii. Hannah Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1820, Chester, VT; m. 7 Dec 1854, Chester, VT, Jesse Brown, b. 6 Dec 1805.
iii. Emeline Whitney, b. Oct 1822, Chester, VT; d. 1 Sep 1856; m. 11 Apr 1849, Chester, VT, John Greely.[5]
iv. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1825, Chester, VT; d. 3 Feb 1877; m.(1) 24 May 1846, Springfield, VT, Joseph Stimson Lewis;[6] m.(2) 20 Mar 1851, Springfield, VT, Shepherd B. Bemis, b. Aug 1825, d. 5 Apr 1862, Windham, VT; m.(3) 15 Nov 1862, Henry A. Cook, b. 10 May 1828.

Census

94 100 Augustus Whitney 62 M - Farmer $3000 Vt. Susan " 52 F - " Mary Lewis 26 F - " Richard Whitney 31 M - Farmer "

875 893 Richard Whitney 40 M - Farmer $1000 $420 Vermont Augustus Whitney 72 M - Farmer $2150 N. Hampshire Susan " 62 F - Housewife Vermont George Lewis 12 M - Farm Boy " Attended school

359 378 Whitney, Richard 50 M W Farmer & Keep House $1500 $700 Vermont Male citizen over 21

References

1.^  "Augustus [Whitney], s. John and Hannah, [born] May 20, 1788," according to Petersham Vital Records.

2.^  1870 Mortality Schedule.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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