Family:Whitney, Christopher Columbus (1795-1873)

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Christopher Columbus7 Whitney (Catherine6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Catherine6 Whitney by an unknown father, was born 13 Sep 1795, Watertown, MA, and died 24 Apr 1873, New Ipswich, NH, or 28 Apr 1873, Clinton, MA, aged 77 years 7 months 11 days, of stoppage of bowels.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 15 Sep 1820, Waltham, MA, for him and Betsey Putnam.[2] She was born 29 Aug 1801, and died 31 Jul 1861, New Ipswich, NH.

He married secondly, 2 Jan 1868, Clinton, MA, Susan P. (Cunningham)(Peabody) Fuller, daughter of John and Zipporah (Maynard) Cunningham. She was born about 18 Jan 1814, Winchester, NH,[3] or Spencer, MA, and died 1 Feb 1896, Pepperell, MA, aged 82 years 13 days, of old age and abscess of liver.[4] She had married firstly, 5 Aug 1845, Orange, MA, Jesse Chandler Fox Peabody. She had married secondly, 28 Mar 1861, Joseph Fuller.

"No complete record of the children of Ezekiel5 has been found, but according to tradition Christopher C. was his grandson and was cared for in childhood by an uncle, Leonard, whose name does not appear on the records. He came from Watertown, Mass., to New Ipswich soon after his marriage, and was engaged throughout his life as a machinist and overseer in the cotton factories of the town. He served in the War of 1812."

Susan P. Whitney applied for a pension for his service as Sergeant and Ensign, Capt. E. Thompson, 9th U. S. Infantry: Massachusetts; S.O. 1683; S.C. 827; W.O. 25256; W.C. 21479.

Children of Christopher7 and Betsey (Putnam) Whitney:

i. Christopher8 Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1822; d. 26 Feb 1823.
ii. Albert A. Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1824; d. 7 Jan 1895; m. 21 Oct 1846, Lucena Davis. He was a machinist in Battle Creek, MI.
iii. Mary A. Whitney, b. 3 May 1826; m. 21 Oct 1846, Frederic O. Flagg of Mason, b. 15 Jun 1821, d. 6 Aug 1871. He was a traveling salesman.
iv. Harriet C. Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1828; m. 5 Oct 1847, New Ipswich, NH, Calvin E. Searle,[5] b. 1825, d. 1903. Resided in New Ipswich, near the High Bridge.
v. Henry Isaacs Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1830; d. 5 May 1910; m.(1) Mary Ann Stanley of Dublin, d. 1888; m.(2) 1890, Sarah Jane (Messer) Gould of Washington. While yet a young man he removed to Mason Village, now Greenville, and there made his permanent abode except during two years during which he was associated with his brother Albert in Battle Creek, Mich. He was for many years a machinist and foreman of the machine shop connected with the cotton factories. He was a merchant from 1880 to 1895. He held the office of deputy sheriff for about forty years. He also served his town as selectman, treasurer, and representative.
vi. Helen T. Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1832, Clinton, MA; d. 17 Jul 1891, Chelsea, MA, aged 59 years, of cancer;[6] m.(1) Cordella Griswold, an overseer in the cotton factory; m.(2) Frederic Flagg.
vii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1834; d. 30 Sep 1835.
viii. Catherine A. Whitney, b. 21 May 1836; m. 12 Apr 1853, New Ipswich, NH, Lysander J. Cowdrey.[7]
ix. Adeline E. Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1838; m. George H. Evans of Hinsdale.
x. Emily L. Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1842; m. 7 Jun 1859, New Ipswich, NH, Frank J. Boynton[8] of Greenville.

Census

322 340 Christopher Whitney 55 M - Manufacturer Mass. Betsey " 49 F - N.H. Mary A. Flagg 24 F - N.H. Helen Griswold 18 F - N.H. Catharine Whitney 14 F - Mass. Adeline Whitney 10 F - Mass. Emily Whitney 8 F - Mass. Mary H. Flagg 3 F - N.H. 341 Jonathan Hale 30 M - Methodist Minister N.H. Mary " 25 F - Vt. Eugene " 9/12 M - N.H. Pauline Seguart 19 F - Germany

Mary A. Flagg and Helen Griswold were daughters, and Mary H. Flagg a granddaughter.

571 598 Christopher Whitney 64 M - Overseer in Mill $2000 $300 Mass. Betsy do 58 F - N.H. Emma L. Baynten 18 F - Mass. Addie E. Evens 21 F - do Mary A. do 1 F - do Charles F. Griswold 9 M - N.H. Attended school

Charles F. Griswold was probably a grandson.

189 261 Whitney, Christopher 74 M W Works in Colter Mill $1550 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan 55 F W Keeping House " Peabody, Grace A. 18 F W Works in Carpet Mill Vermont Davis, Diantha M. 31 F W Works in Shoe Shop Mass.

Grace A. Peabody was Susan's daughter by her first husband.

George C. SANDERSON 35 Self M M W VT Clergyman MA MA Grace A. SANDERSON 28 Wife F M W VT Keeping House MA MA Grace E. SANDERSON 4 Dau F S W VT MA VT Susan P. WHITNEY 66 Oth F W W VT MA MA Lizzie SHEPPERD 22 Oth F S W CAN Domestic Servant CAN CAN

Grace A. (Peabody) Sanderson was Susan's daughter by her first husband.

Benj. BUFFAM 59 Self M M W NH Work On Farm NH MASS Almira M. BUFFAM 57 Wife F M W MASS Keeping House MASS MASS Alice E. BUFFAM 20 Dau F S W VERMONT NH MASS Arthur M. BUFFAM 16 Son M S W VERMONT Works On Farm NH MASS Susan P. WHITNEY 66 SisL F W W MASS NH MASS

Almira (Cunningham) Buffam was Susan's sister.

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 301.

2.^  "Christopher [Whitney] and Betsey Putnam, int. Sept. 15, 1820," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 210, page 207.

4.^  Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 353.

5.^  "Harriet C. Whitney & Calvin Searle, m. 5 Oct 1847, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 512.

7.^  "Catherine A. Whitney & Lysander J. Cowdrey, m. 12 Apr 1853, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

8.^  "Emily A. Whitney (b. 1842) & J. Frank Boynton, m. 7 Jun 1859, New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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