Family:Whitney, Benjamin Herd (1813-1878)

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Benjamin Herd7 Whitney (Abijah6, Stephen5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Abijah6 and Betsey7 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 15 Oct 1813, Lunenburg, MA, or -- Oct 1814;[1] and died 22 Jul 1878, Leominster, MA, aged 64 years 9 months, of apoplexy.[2] He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 10 Apr 1836, Lunenburg, MA, for him and Mary E. Butters, "both of Lunenburg".[4] He married firstly, 10 May 1836, Lunenburg, MA, Mary Butters,[5] daughter of Abel and Molly (Marshall) Butters. She was born 1815, Billerica, MA, and died 3 Oct 1840 or -- Oct 1839, Westminster, MA.[6] She was buried in North Cemetery, Lunenburg, MA.[7]

Marriage intentions were published 12 Nov 1844, Westminster, MA, for him and Sarah Phelps "of Luningburg".[8] Marriage intentions were published 12 Nov 1844, Lunenburg, MA, for him "of Westminster" and Sarah Phelps "of Lunenburg".[9] He married secondly, 28 Nov 1844, Lunenburg, MA, Sarah Phelps, daughter of Samuel and Sally (Brooks) Phelps.[10] She was born -- Mar 1812;[11] or 19 Mar 1812, Lexington or Brookline, MA, and died 29 Oct 1899, Leominster, MA, aged 87 years 7 months 10 days, of old age.[12] She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA.[13]

Benjamin H. Whitney, son of Abijah, and Betsey Whitney of Lunenburg, went to Westminster about 1836, and established the wheelwright business in the shop which stood near the site of the Baptist meetinghouse, his place of residence being on Bacon Street, where Israel Dickinson now lives. He married 2d, Sarah Phelps of Lunenburg. Resided Westminster and Lunenburg, MA.

Children of Benjamin Herd7 Whitney:

i. Emma V.8 Whitney (adopted), b. ca. 1850, MA; She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA;[14] m. 13 Jun 1880, Leominster, MA, Albert L. Hale, son of Lyman and Sarah (-----) Hale, b. ca. 1852 Rindge, NH.[15]

Census

200 242 Benjamin H. Whitney 37 M - Wheelwright $1500 Massachusetts Sarah " 37 F - " Mary E. Butters 6 F - " 243 Hiram C. Tuttle 26 M - Shoemaker $500 " Hannah W. " 30 F - " William B. " 1 M - " Peter McCall 22 M - Shoemaker Ireland

174 200 Whitney, Benjamin 42 M - Wheelwright Mass. " , Sarah 43 F - " " , Emma 6 F - "

328 354 Benjiman H. Whitny 45 M - Wheelwright $1000 $300 Massachusetts Sarah " " 46 F - " Emma V. " 10 F - " Attended school

209 237 Benjamin H. Whitney 52 M - Lunenburg, Mass. M Wheelwright - - 1 1 - Sarah Whitney 53 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - Emma V. Whitney 15 F - Roxbury, " S Domestic - - - - -

369 488 Whitney, Benjamin 55 M W Works in Carriage shop $4700 $600 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah 56 F W Keeping House " -----, Emma V. 20 F W Works in Carriage shop " Joslin, Laura 19 F W Works in Carriage shop " Hersey, Mary 26 F W Works in Carriage shop "

Emma F. WHITNEY 29 Self F S W MA Photograph History MA MA Sarah WHITNEY 65 Moth F W W MA House Keeping MA MA Louise MERRITT 40 Oth F S W MA Dry Goods Clerk MA MA Elsie TYLER 18 Oth F S W MA Works In Button Factory MA MA

References

1.^  "Benjamin H. [Whitney], [born] Oct. __, 1814. G.S.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.). Also "Benjamin Hurd [Whitney], s. Abijah and Betsey, [born] Oct. 15, 1813. (3:273)," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 303, page 345.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #44597978, Benjamin Whitney.

4.^  "Benjamin H. [Whitney], and Mary E. Butters, b. of Lunenburg, int. Apr. 10, 1836," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 96.

5.^  "Benjamin H. [Whitney], and Miss Mary E. Butters, [married] May 10, 1836, by Rev. T. W. Tucker," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 184.

6.^  "Mary E. [Whitney], w. Benjamin, [died] Oct. __, 1839. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

7.^  Find A Grave memorial #114398297, Mary E. Butters Whitney.

8.^  "Benjamin H. [Whitney], and Sarah Phelps of Luningburg, int. Nov. 12, 1844," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

9.^  "Benjamin H. [Whitney], of Westminster, and Sarah Phelps of Lunenburg, int. Nov. 12, 1844," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 96.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 13, page 164.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney] [w. Benjamin?], [born] Mar. __, 1812. G.S.," according to Leominster Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 494, page 369.

13.^  Find A Grave memorial #137059368, Sarah Phelps Whitney.

14.^  Find A Grave memorial #137059517, Emma V. Whitney Hale.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 318, page 270.


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