Family:Whitney, Charles (1780-1850)

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Charles6 Whitney (Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Daniel5 and Mary (Harrington) Whitney,[1] was born 16 Nov 1780, Watertown, MA,[2] baptized 26 Nov 1780, Watertown, MA,[3] and died 9 Jun 1850, Watertown, MA.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 30 Jan 1808, Watertown, MA, for him and Ruth Chenery, "both of Watertown.[5] He married 17 Feb 1808, Watertown, MA, Ruth Chenery,[6] daughter of William and Sybil (Cox) Chenery, his fourth cousin once removed.[7] She was born 8 May 1780, Watertown, MA,[8] died 29 Feb 1868, Watertown, MA, aged 86 years 9 months 22 days, of old age.[9]

Their marriage notice was published 20 Feb 1808, in The Times (Boston, MA): "At Watertown, on the 17th inst. by the Rev. R. Eliot, Mr. Charles Whitney, to the agreeable Miss Ruth Chenery, both of that town."[10]

He was a stonemason. He resided Watertown, MA.

On 1 Oct 1808, Watertown, MA, Charles Whitney and wife were recorded as "owning the covenant."[11]

Ruth (Chenery) Whitney was living with her son Bradshaw in 1860 in Watertown, MA.

Children of Charles6 and Ruth (Chenery) Whitney:

i. Sibil Chenery7 Whitney, bapt. 8 Oct 1808, Watertown, MA;[12] d. before 1850; m. 8 Jan 1835, Watertown, MA, William Clark Stearns Harrington, son of Nathaniel and Lydia (Stearns) Harrington; b. ca. Oct 1810, Watertown, MA; d. 26 Dec 1879, Watertown, MA, aged 69 years 2 months. He m.(2) bef. 1854, Sarah Lakin Underwood.
ii. Charles Whitney, bapt. 15 Jul 1810, Watertown, MA;[13] m.(1) Martha G. Collins; m.(2) Martha Etheridge White.
iii. Anne Aspinwall Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1812; bapt. 4 Oct 1812, Watertown, MA;[14] d. 25 Oct 1898, Marlborough, MA; m. 17 May 1839, Thomas Learned. He was a farmer, b. 12 Jan 1811, and d. 26 or 28 Aug 1848; in 1880 resided in Watertown, MA; in 1895 resided 69 E. Main St., Marlborough, MA. Children:
a. Ann Augusta Learned, b. 17 Nov 1840, Watertown, MA; m. 12 or 13 Jun 1888, Loring A. Barnard, b. 1837, Framingham, MA, d. ca. 1895; resided 69 E. Main St., Marlborough, MA
b. Eleanor Sargent Learned, b. 19 Oct 1844, Watertown, MA; d. 15 Jul 1925, Cambridge, MA; m. 23 Dec 1866, Watertown, MA, George Bates Starbird, son of John and Mary (Bates) Starbird, b. 25 Mar 1843, Fairfield, ME, d. 4 Aug 1907, Marlborough, MA, of meningitis; iron worker; resided 35, 15th St., Buffalo, NY. Children:
1. George Herbert Starbird, b. 25 Sep 1867; d. 28 Jun 1925, Buffalo, NY.
2. Annette Augusta Starbird, b. 20 Sep 1869, Mechanicsburg, PA.
3. Chester Bates Starbird, b. 7 Oct 1881.
v. Martha Whitney, b. ca. 1835, MA; bapt. 22 Jun 1817, Watertown, MA;[15] d. 19 Oct 1893, Watertown, MA, aged 79 years, of hemorrhage of the brain causing paralysis; unmarried.[16]
iv. Bradshaw Stearnes Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1817, Watertown, MA; bapt. 22 Jun 1817, Watertown, MA;[17] m. Nancy Sophronia Ruggles.
v. Susanna Bright Whitney, b. ca. Jun 1820, MA; d. 3 Dec 1892, Watertown, MA, aged 72 years 6 months, of apoplexy; unmarried.[18]

Census

39 45 Brw. Whitney 33 M - Farmer $1400 Ms. Nancy F. " 32 F - " Emma R. " 1 F - " Chas. Warren 34 M - Labr. N.Y. Jas. Barry 24 M - Ire. Illiterate Mary Toban 40 F - " Illiterate Geo. Snodgrass 14 M - Mass. Attended school 46 Ruth Whitney 69 F - Ms. Martha " 35 F - " Susanna B. " 30 F - " Chas. " 69 M - Farmer $12000 "

558 670 Whitney, Ruth 70 F - Mass. Martha 40 F - do Susanna B. 30 F - do

318 359 Bradshaw Whitney 42 M - Farmer $12000 $1000 Mass. Nancy S. " 42 F - " Emma F. " 10 F - " Attended school Bertha M. " 7 F - " Attended school Ruth " 78 F - " Martha " 45 F - " Susanna " 39 F - " Catherine Rooney 25 F - Servant Ireland John Mooney 30 M - Laborer " James Casey 19 M - " " James Brine 14 M - " " 360 John Brigham 33 M - Clerk $500 Ga. Mary E. " 30 F - Mass. Cora E. " 7 F - " Mary E. Tainter 30 F - "

201 252 Whitney, Bradshaw 48 M - Watertown M Farmer - - 1 1 - Whitney, Nancy S. 48 F - Westboro M - - - - - Whitney, Emma F. 16 F - Watertown S - - - - - Whitney, Bertha M. 13 F - " - - - - - - Keyer, Honora 21 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - - Cox, John 35 M - " S Laborer - - 1 - - Nolan, Michael 30 M - " S Laborer - - 1 - - Mackin, Philip 12 M - Watertown - - - - - - 253 Whitney, Ruth 84 F - " W - - - - - Whitney, Martha 51 F - " S At Home - - - - - Whitney, Susanna 45 F - " S At Home - - - - -

References

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

2.^  "Charls Whitney, s. Daniel & Mary Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1780," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, Massachusetts: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 175.

3.^  "26 Nov 1780, Charles, s. of Daniel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 169.

4.^  Charles Whitney, mason, died 9 Jun 1850, Watertown, Massachusetts, aged 70 years, of palsy 20 years past, according to: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004, volume 49, page 98.

5.^  "Charles Whitney and Ruth Chenery, b. of Watertown, int. 30 Jan 1808," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 233.

6.^  "Charles Whitney and Ruth Chenery, b. of Watertown, m. 17 Feb 1808," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 199.

7.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston; to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps, and Notes (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1855), volume 1, pp. 158, 188, 741.

8.^  Ibid.

9.^  Ruth Whitney died 29 Feb 1868, Watertown, Massachusetts, aged 86 years 9 months 22 days, of old age, according to: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004, volume 212, page 218.

10.^  The Times [Boston], 20 Feb 1808, Volume 1, Issue 11, page 43.

11.^  Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 106.

12.^  "8 Oct 1808, Sibil Chenery, d. of Charles Whitney, bapt.", Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 191.

13.^  "15 Jul 1810, Charles, s. of Charles Whitney, bapt.", Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 191.

14.^  "4 Oct 1812, Anna Aspinwall, d. of Charles Whitney, bapt.", Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 192.

15.^  "22 Jun 1817, Martha and Bradshaw, ch. of Charles Whitney, bapt.", Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 194.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 437, page 439.

17.^  "22 Jun 1817, Martha and Bradshaw, ch. of Charles Whitney, bapt.", Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 194.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 428, page 407.


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