Family:Whitney, Daniel Bigelow (1802-1876)

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Daniel Bigelow7 Whitney (John6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Bigelow) Whitney, was born 31 Mar 1802, Newfane, VT,[1] and died 22 Jan 1876, Fort Covington, NY, aged 74 years.

He married, Putney, VT, Lucretia Fletcher. She was born Aug 3, 1802, and died 26 Feb 1867, Fort Covington, NY, aged 65 years.

He was born in Newfane, VT, and settled in Fort Covington, NY, and established himself as a cabinet maker. He increased his business until he became an extensive manufacturer of cabinet work and chairs. He had quite a trade in Canada, even extending across the St. Lawrence river, Fort Covington being located on the line with Canada. He always remained in the same house which he built. All the family resided in the house until his death. The place is now owned by his son John F. He was a member of the Baptist church, living a consistent Christian life, a strong opponent to the use of tobacco in any form, and of temperate habits. He was a staunch Whig and later a Republican in politics. He never sought or held a public office, but adhered industriously to his business of furniture manufacturing. Rev. Nathaniel Culver, Baptist preacher, remarked to him, "you are always in a hurry in this life. I do not know how it will be in the next." He died in the faith of inheriting eternal salvation. He resided Fort Covington, NY.

Children of Daniel Bigelow7 and Lucretia (Fletcher) Whitney:

i. Sarah Lucretia8 Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1832; d. 28 Aug 1858, Fort Covington, NY, aged 26 years.
ii. John Fletcher Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1834; unmarried; resided Boston, MA; has been in Boston Directory office, 155 Franklyn St., for 23 years.
iii. Hannah Valeria Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1836; m. after 1870, James Shearer; resided Cornwall, ON.
iv. Harriet Sophronia Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1838; received a certificate of academic scholarship 1 Dec 1868 and d. 4 May 1869, Fort Covington, NY, aged 30 years.
v. Achsah Ann Whitney, b. 1842; d. 2 Mar 1860, Fort Covington, NY, aged 17 of consumption;[2] m. J. H. Doherty/Dourighety.
vi. Charlotte Elizabeth Whitney, b. 1847; d. 1848.

Census

1078 1110 Daniel Whitney 48 M - Chairmaker $1500 Vt. Lucretia " 48 F - N.H. Sarah " 18 F - N.Y. John " 16 M - Laborer " Attended school Hannah " 13 F - " Attended school Harriet " 11 F - " Attended school Alexander " 8 M - " Attended school John Reily " 24 M - " C.E. Duncan Matchesson 18 M - Cabinetmaker C.E.

631 2460 Charles D. Rand 44 M - Boarding House Mass. Sarah A. " 45 F - " . . . John F. Whitney 21 M - Engraver Mass. . . .

140 140 D. B. Whitney 58 M - Cabinet Maker $400 $75 Vt. Lucreta " 58 F - N.H. Aloisa " 24 F - N.Y. Harriet S. " 22 F - Do J. H. Dourighety 28 M - Painter & Chair maker Canada

439 444 Whitney, Daniel 68 M W Wks in Chair Fcty $2500 $250 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Valera 30 F W Keeping house New York

93 162 Lathe, Leonora Head W F Apr 1833 67 wid 2ch 1liv New Hampshire New Hampshire Vermont Musician, Rents house Whitney, John F. Cous W M Jun 1834 65 sgl New York Vermont New Hampshire Directory man Fletcher, Sophrina Aunt W F Sep 1806 93 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire Massachusetts Swift, Lenora E. Srvt W F --- ---- -- --- -- -- --

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  1860 Mortality Schedule. Apparently married but listed as A. Whitney.


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