Family:Whitney, Charles (1810-1899)

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Charles7 Whitney (Charles6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Charles6 and Ruth (Chenery) Whitney,[1] was baptized 15 Jul 1810, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 1 Apr 1899, Boston, MA.[3]

He "Jr." "of Watertown" married firstly, 29 Dec 1840, Hardwick, MA, Martha G. Collins,[4] daughter of Gamaliel and Ann (Snow) Collins.[5] She was born about 1815, Hardwick, MA (calculated from census and death records),[6] and died 4 May 1869, Watertown, MA, aged 54 years, of lung fever.[7]

He "of Watertown, stone mason, aged 59, born Watertown" married secondly, 15 Mar 1870, Watertown, MA, Martha Etheridge White "of Braintree, aged 45, born Braintree",[8] daughter of Calvin and Margery (Hayward) White.[9] She was born 20 Sep 1825, Braintree, MA,[10] and died 9 Aug 1915.[11] They were married by W. Blagden, Sen. Pastor, Old South [Church, Boston].

Children of Charles7 and Martha G. (Collins) Whitney:

i. Charles C.8 Whitney, b. 2 May 1840, Watertown, MA; m. Helen A. Dyer.
ii. William Henry Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1843, Watertown, MA;[12] m. Mary Ann Giddings.
iii. Ruth A. Whitney, b. ca. 7 Oct 1845, Watertown, MA; d. 23 Oct 1886, North Brookfield, MA, aged 41 years 16 days, of typhoid fever; m. 30 Nov 1870, Watertown, MA, Josiah Clark Converse, b. ca. 1843, New Braintree, MA, son of Lorenzo and Eliza (-----) Converse.[13] Children:
a. Eliza Converse, b. 14 May 1872, New Braintree, MA.
b. Martha Alice Converse, b. 6 Oct 1873, New Braintree, MA.
c. Lorenzo Converse, b. 29 Dec 1875, New Braintree, MA.
d. Jane Ruth Converse, b. 23 Sep 1877, North Brookfield, MA.
e. Inez Whitney Converse, b. 13 Jul 1879, North Brookfield, MA.
f. Maxcy Charles Converse, b. 24 Oct 1885, North Brookfield, MA; d. 2 Jun 1958, North Brookfield, Massachusetts.
iv. Edward B. Whitney, b. 25 or 23 Jan 1848, Watertown, MA;[14] d. after 1870.
v. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1850 or 16 Oct 1849, Watertown, MA;[15] d. 6 Feb 1880, Oakham, MA; m. 25 Dec 1876, Worcester, MA, also Oakham, MA, John Powers Day of Oakham, b. ca. 1843, Wrentham, MA, son of Preston and Mary Ann (Powers) Day.[16]
a. John Powers Day, Jr., b. 25 Jan 1878, Oakham, MA.
b. Mary Elizabeth Day, b. 6 Feb 1880, Oakham, MA.

Apparently Charles7 and Martha Etheridge (White) Whitney had no children.

Census

139 175 Chas. Whitney 39 M - Lumber Dealer $6000 Ms. Martha G. " 34 F - " Chas. C. " 8 M - " Attended school Wm. H. " 6 M - " Attended school Ruth A. " 4 F - " Attended school Edward B. " 2 M - " Mary E. " 3/12 F - " Mary C. Bickforth 25 F - Me. 176 Joel F. Thayer 53 M - Chemist Ms. Charlotte " 54 F - " " A. " 16 F - "

133 149 Charles Whitney 45 M - R. R. Conductor Mass. Martha G. Whitney 40 F - do Charles C. Whitney 13 M - do William H. Whitney 11 M - do Ruth A. Whitney 9 F - do Edward B. Whitney 7 M - do Mary E. Whitney 5 F - do

515 638 Chals. Whitney 50 M - Contractor $15000 $2200 Mass. Marth G. 46 F - " Chals. C. 17 M - " Wm. 16 M - " Ruth A. 14 F - " Edward B. 12 M - " Elizabeth 10 F - "

383 483 Whitney, Charles 55 M - Watertown M Stone Mason - - 1 1 - Whitney, Martha G. 50 F - Hardwick, Mass. M - - - - - Whitney, Charles C. 23 M - Watertown M Driver - - 1 1 - Whitney, William H. 21 M - Watertown S Carpenter - - 1 1 - Whitney, Ruth A. 19 F - Watertown S - - - - - Whitney, Mary E. 15 F - Watertown - - - - - -

207 302 Whitney, Charles 59 M W R.R. Contractor $15000 $5000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 44 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Ruth A. 24 F W No Occupation Mass. -----, Mary E. 20 F W Works in Laundry Mass.

1220 1819 Carven, William 27 M W Hotel Keeper $10000 $8000 Ireland Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, Edward 21 M W Hostler Mass. Male citizen over 21 ...

Charles WHITNEY 69 Self M M W MA Ret. Merchant MA MA Martha E. WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA

144 144 Whitney, Martha E. Head W F Sep 1825 74 wid 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house

References

  • Census records.

1.^  His parentage is proven by his baptism and marriage records.

2.^  "15 Jul 1810, Charles, s. of Charles Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, Massachusetts: Historical Society, 1906), p. 191.

3.^  Charles Whitney died 1 Apr 1899, Boston, MA, aged 90 years 5 months, of arteriosclerosis, surveyor, born Boston, living in Boston, buried in Worcester, according to: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, volume 495, page 156. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

4.^  "[Whitney], Charles Jr. of Watertown and Martha G. Collins, [married] Dec. 29, 1840," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917), p. 266.

5.^  Her death record gives her father as Gamaliel Collins of Hardwick, and wife Ann of Truro. That man had two marriages recorded in Hardwick, but his second wife, Elizabeth Billing, had died by the time of Martha's birth, and so she must have been daughter of an otherwise unknown third wife, Ann. Widow Ann Collins's death record in 1861 proves that she was Ann Snow, daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Avery) Collins. I suggest that Martha G. Collins was named for Gamaliel's deceased first wife, Martha "Patty" Gilbert, so the G would stand for Gilbert.

6.^  Calculated from her age at the 1855 state census and her age at death. There doesn't seem to be a record of her birth.

7.^  On 4 May 1869, Watertown, MA, Martha G. (Collins) Whitney died, aged 54 years, of lung fever, housekeeping, born Hardwick, MA, daughter of Gamaliel (b. Hardwick) and Ann (b. Truro), 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 221, page 216.

8.^  On 15 Mar 1870, Watertown, MA, Charles Whitney of Watertown, aged 59, stone mason, born Watertown, son of Charles and Ruth, married Martha E. White of Braintree, aged 45, born Braintree, daughter of Calvin and Margery, by G. W. Blagden, Sen. Pastor, Old South [Church, Boston], 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 227, page 292. The marriage is also recorded on the same date in Boston, MA, volume 228, page 34. The data are the same except Charles is called a contractor, and Martha's age is given as 44.

9.^  Her parentage is proven by her marriage record.

10.^  Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Ma., 1640-1850, by Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, page 5491.

11.^  Ibid.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 101.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 271, and volume 227, page 292.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 87.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 35, page 289.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, pages 238 and 300.



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