Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1796-1873)

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Benjamin8 Whitney (John7, Abner6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of John7 and Susanna (Smith) Whitney, was born 17 Sep 1796, Westminster, MA, and died 19 Jan 1873, Fitchburg, MA, aged 76 years 4 months 2 days, of dropsy.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 2 Apr 1824, Fitchburg, MA, for him "of Fitchburg" and Mehitable Whitcomb "of Fitchburg".[2] He "of Fitchburg" married, 6 May 1824, Ashby, MA, Mehitable Whitcomb "of Fitchburg",[3] daughter of Jonah and Mehitable (Daby) Whitcomb. She was born 23 Oct 1797, Ashby, MA, and died 27 Mar 1881, Fitchburg, MA, aged 83 years 5 months, of apoplexy.[4]

Children of Benjamin8 and Mehitable (Whitcomb) Whitney:

i. Lusana Carter9 Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1825, Fitchburg, MA;[5] d. 18 Oct 1871, Fitchburg, MA, aged 46 years 9 months 18 days, of consumption.[6]
ii. Lysander S. Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1826, Fitchburg, MA;[7] m. Lydia Ann Burnap.
iii. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1829, Fitchburg, MA;[8] m. 27 May 1856, Shirley, MA, Calvin Harlow Swain.
iv. John Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1832, Fitchburg, MA;[9] m. Caroline Maguire.
v. Alonzo Whitney, b. 23 Nov 1834, Fitchburg, MA;[10] m.(1) Vasta Amelia Kendall or Vashti Aurelia Kendall; m.(2) Stella R. Dartt.
vi. Sydney Whitney, b. 8 Nov 1840, Fitchburg, MA;[11] m. Abigail D. Tolman.

Census

958 1056 Benjamin Whitney 52 M - Farmer $700 Mass. Mehitable " 52 F - " Alonzo " 15 M - Farmer " Attended school Sidney " 9 M - " Attended school Rosa Mack 19 F - Ireland Patrick Madgan 25 M - Laborer " George Nutting 23 M - Ostler Mass. Alfred A. Hitchcock 8 M - " Attended school

139 165 Frances E. Williams 28 M - Painter Mass. Eunice " 32 F - " George F. " 5 M - " Warren W. " 4 M - " Ellen M. " 1 F - " Polly Eaton 77 F - " Susannah C. Whitney 25 F - " Andrew J. Flagg 17 M - " Hosea W. " 27 M - " Cordelia " 3 F - Unknown Merton " 1 M - "

John Adams Boarding House 387 449 John Adams 45 M - Clerk $900 Mass. ... Mary A. Whitney 20 F - Mass. ...

458 527 Alvin W. Olsborn 26 M - Brick Maker $2300 Mass. Sarah S. M. Osborn 25 F - " Otis A. Osborn 5 M - " Attended school Clarra L. Osborn 2 F - " Levi Damon 37 M - Brick Maker " Alonzo Willson 21 M - Brick Maker N.H. John Whitney 19 M - Brick Maker Mass. Patrick Beecher 28 M - Brick Maker Ireland Thomas Dagle 24 M - Brick Maker Cannada Joseph Miner 20 M - Brick Maker " Attended school Edward Alcott 22 M - Brick Maker Ireland Laura A. Smith 37 F - Mass. Abel Osborn 55 M - Bridk Maker "

103 118 Benjamin Whitney 58 M - Farmer Mass. Mahittable Whitney 57 F - Mass. Susana C. Whitney 30 F - Mass. Sidney Whitney 14 M - Mass.

53 56 Benj. Whitney 65 M - Farmer $700 $550 Mass. Mehitable Whitney 63 F - Matron Mass. Alonzo Whitney 24 M - Farmer Mass. Sidney Whitney 17 M - Porter Mass.

218 256 Benjamin Whitney 68 M - " M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mahitable Whitney 67 F - " M - - - - - Alonzo Whitney 30 M - " S Carpenter - - 1 1 -

U.S. Census, Worcester County, Fitchburg, page 242: 1594 2063 Whitney, Benjamin 73 M W Retd. Farmer $2000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mehitable 72 F W Keeping House Mass.

Sidney WHITNEY 39 Self M M W MA Clerk In Hotel MA MA Abbie I. WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Annie B. WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W MA At School MA NH Maud E. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W MA MA NH Philip S. WHITNEY 3 Son M S W MA MA NH Mehitabel WHITNEY 82 Moth F W W MA At Home MA MA

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 258, page 308.

2.^  "Benjamin [Whitney] and Mehatable Whitcomb, [marriage intentions] Apr. 2, 1824," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 148.

3.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], of Fitchburg, and Mehitable Whitcomb, of Fitchburg, [married] May 6, 1824," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989).

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 330, page 354.

5.^  "Lusana Carter [Whitney], d. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Dec. 27, 1825," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 252.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 252.

7.^  "Lysander [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Oct. 31, 1826," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.

8.^  "Mary Ann [Whitney], d. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Nov. 5, 1829," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.

9.^  "John [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Feb. 3, 1832," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.

10.^  "Alonzo [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Nov. 23, 1834," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.

11.^  "Sydney [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Dec. 8, 1840," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.


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