Family:Whitney, David (1767-1867)

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Dea. David6 Whitney (Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Capt. Nathan5 and Tabitha (Merriam) Whitney,[1] was born 16 Aug 1767, Westminster, MA,[2] and died 24 Mar 1867, Westminster, MA, aged 99 years 7 months 9 days, of old age.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 30 Sep 1791, Princeton, MA, for him "of Westminster" and Elizabeth Barns.[4] He married, 25 Nov 1791, Westminster, MA, Elizabeth Barron/Barnes/Barns,[5] daughter of Oliver and Mary (Williams) Barron.[6] She was born 3 Jul 1768, Concord, MA,[7] and died 28 Apr 1853, Westminster, MA.[8]

Deacon David Whitney was born in Westminster, where he always resided. He was foremost in all movements for the welfare of the people. He resided on the old homestead settled by his father, Capt. Nathan, in 1752. When ten years of age he was very sick, and it is said his life was saved by the skill of a Hessian (British) soldier, who was a prisoner of war at Rutland. The physician was recommended by another prisoner who was boarding at his father's.

He inherited his father's habits of industry, economy, and thrift. He was a deeply religious man, earnestly devoted to the interests of the First church of the town, whose fortunes he shared and served as Dea. for more than 60 years. He also partook of the military spirit, which manifested itself, at an early age, by his enlistment in the service of the state for the suppression of Shays' rebellion. Later in life, 12 Jul 1811, he was commissioned Captain of the South Company in Westminster by Gov. Elbridge Gerry. He was two years a member of the board of selectmen. He lived to be almost a centenarian. He made his will 2 Aug 1853. It was offered for probate 22 May 1867. His son Aaron was executor.

Children of David6 and Elizabeth (Barron/Barnes/Barns) Whitney:

i. Tabitha7 Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1793, Westminster, MA;[9] d. 11 Apr 1888, Athol, MA, aged 95 years 1 month 2 days, of old age;[10] m. 10 Jul 1823, Westminster, MA, Capt. John C. Miller.[11] He was b. 3 Jun 1785; d. 2 Oct 1864. Children:
a. John Flavel Miller, b. 5 May 1824; d. 17 Aug 1846.
b. Elizabeth Miller, b. -----; d. in infancy.
c. George Miller, b. Jun 1827; d. 18 Feb 1867; m. C. E. Gill. Children:
1. Frank Miller, b. 1856, m. Miss Marsh.
2. (daughter) Miller, b. -----.
3. Flora Ella Miller, b. -----; d. 23 Nov 1887, m. E. Boyn.
4. Nina Belle Miller, b. 6 Mar 1864, d. 1866.
5. Nathan Brick Miller, b. 6 Mar 1864; d. 27 Sep 1888.
6. Ada C. Miller, b. 1866, m. J. Grill Lamb.
d. David Miller, b. 7 May 1829, m. Laura Davis.
e. Sarah E. Miller, b. 25 Dec 1830, m. Thomas Marshall. Children:
1. Clara Louise Marshall, b. 30 Dec 1872; resided Leominster, MA.
f. Joseph Miller, b. 14 Oct 1832, m. Emily Follett.
g. Isaac B. Miller, b. 22 Nov 1834, m. Jennie E. Potter. Children:
1. (daughter) Miller, b. -----; d. in infancy.
2. Alene S. Miller, b. Jun 1862; d. 30 May 1881; m. W. O. Sawin.
3. John Calvin Miller, b. Jun 1864, m. K. S. McClure; resided Gardner, MA.
h. Calvin Miller, b. 18 Mar 1837, m. Amelia V. Alger, descendant of Thomas Alger, who came from England in 1634, and settled in Plymouth colony. Children:
1. Morton Melvin Miller, b. 10 Feb 1873.
2. Allan Balcom Miller, b. 28 Jan 1883; resided Athol, MA.
ii. Betsey Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1795, Westminster, MA;[12] d. 4 May 1796, Westminster, MA.[13]
iii. David Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1796, Westminster, MA;[14] d. 8 Mar 1875, Westminster, MA, aged 78 years 4 months 14 days, of kidney disease;[15] unmarried.
iv. Reuben Whitney, b. 8 May 1798, Westminster, MA;[16] d. 27 Jul 1800, Westminster, MA.[17]
v. Aaron Whitney, b. 1 May 1800, Westminster, MA;[18] m. Martha Raymond.
vi. Betsey Whitney, b. 5 Feb 1802, Westminster, MA;[19] d. 18 Feb 1897, Westminster, MA, aged 95 years 13 days, of grippe;page 755 m. 16 Jan 1823, Westminster, MA, Nathan Howard.[20] He was b. 2 Jun 1795; d. 18 Jul 1879; resided Westminster, MA. Children:
a. Maria Howard, b. 16 May 1824.
b. Elizabeth W. Howard, b. 24 Jul 1827.
c. Mary Howard, b. 15 Feb 1830.
d. Nathan P. Howard, b. 17 Oct 1832.
e. Calvin Howard, b. 10 Apr 1835; d. 14 May 1865.
f. Joseph Howard, b. 6 May 1837.
g. Albert Howard, b. 23 May 1845.
vii. Reuben P. Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1804, Westminster, MA;[21] m.(1) Clarissa C. Woodward; m.(2) Mrs. Fidelia B. Pierce; m.(3) Mrs. Nancy R. Thomas.
vii. Isaac Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1806, Westminster, MA;[22] m.(1) Susan Barrett; m.(2) Eliza Perkins.
ix. Mary Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1808, Westminster, MA;[23] d. 28 May 1828, Princeton, MA, aged 20 years; m. ("of Westminster" int. 30 Dec 1826, Princeton, MA[24]) 15 Feb 1827, Westminster, MA, William Stillman Everett,[25] son of William and Pamelia (Howe) Everett, b. 13 Oct 1805, Princeton, MA; d. 19 Feb 1885; farmer, resided Westminster. He m.(2) 20 Jan 1829, Princeton, MA, Susan Beaman. Children
a. Mary Whitney Everett, b. 16 May 1828; m. 1 Jan 1847, Joseph Brown, Princeton, MA; present address, Davis ave., Brookline, MA. Children:
1. Joseph Everett Brown, b. 21 May 1867, Westminster, MA; m. 21 May 1891, Kate Yeaton Mix; present address, Brookline, MA.
x. Sally Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1810, Westminster, MA;[26] m. 16 Jun 1842, Moses Booth; resided 4315 Champlain ave., Chicago, IL. He was b. 13 Sep 1801; d. 9 Sep 1855. Children:
a. Sarah Judson Booth, b. 27 Aug 1842; m. 4 Dec 1868, Samuel D. Hannan, who d. 9 May 1889.
xi. Calvin Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1813, Westminster, MA;[27] m. Huldah Brown.

Census

92 119 David Whitney 82 M - Farmer $2500 Massachusetts Elizabeth " 81 F - " Blind & Insane David " Jr. 55 M - Farmer "

69 92 Whitney, Calvin 41 M - Farmer " " , Huldah B. 37 F - " " , Lucy B. 16 F - " " , Sarah B. 12 F - " " , Nathan B. 9 M - " " , Cecil C. 7 M - " " , Luela H. 2 F - " " , David 88 M - Farmer " " , David Jr. 58 M - " " Carey, Michael 30 M - " Ireland 93 Whitney, Aaron 55 M - Farmer Mass. " , Elisebeth 30 F - " " , Stilman 22 M - Chairmaker " " , Emily 17 F - " " , Adelia 14 F - "

230 244 Calvin Whitney 46 M - Farmer $3000 $500 Massachusetts Huldah B. " 41 F - " Lucy B. " 21 F - School Teacher " Attended school Sarah B. " 17 F - School Teacher " Attended school Nathan B. " 14 M - " Attended school Cecil C. " 12 M - " Attended school Luela H. Whitny 7 F - Massachusetts Attended school David " 92 M - Farmer $1000 " David Whitny Jr. 63 M - "

19 21 Aaron Whitney 65 M - Westminster, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary E. Whitney 40 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - S. Adelia Whitney 24 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Herbert F. Whitney 13 M - " " - - - - - - 22 Calvin Whitney 51 M - " " M Farmer - - 1 1 - Huldah B. Whitney 46 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - Lucy B. Whitney 26 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Sarah B. Whitney 22 F - " " S Artist - - - - - Nathan B. Whitney 19 M - " " S Farmer - - - - - Cecil C. Whitney 17 M - " " S " - - - - - Luella H. Whitney 12 F - " " - - - - - - David Whitney 97 M - " " W Farmer - - 1 1 -

1 1 Edward P. Miller 31 M - Westminster M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mandana Miller 24 F - Boylston, Mass. M Housekeeper - - - - - Louis S. Miller 4 M - Westminster, " - - - - - - Susie E. Miller 1 F - " " - - - - - - David Whitney 68 M - " " S Farmer - - 1 1 -

260 324 Seaver, Lyman 36 M W Farmer $3000 $700 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Emma S. 29 F W Keeping house New Hampshire " Emma E. 11 F W Attends School Mass. Attended school Whitney, David 75 M W No occupation " Male citizen over 21

References

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

2.^  "David, s. Nathan and Tabitha, Aug. 16, 1767," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Systematic History Fund, 1915), pp. 97-101.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 204, page 290. Also, "He l. to be almost a centennarian, dying March 25, 1867, a. 99 yrs., 7 mos., 9 days," according to William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families (Lowell, Mass.: Vox Populi Press; S.W. Huse & Co., 1893), p. 923.

4.^  "David [Whitney] of Westminster and Elizabeth Barns, int. Sept. 30, 1791," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902).

5.^  "David [Whitney] and Elizabeth Barnes [of Princeton], [married] Nov. 25, 1791," according to Westminster Vital Records. Heywood, loc. dit. gives the date 24 Nov 1791, also given by Pierce, loc. cit..

6.^  "His w., Elizabeth, dau. of Oliver and Mary Barron, who he m. Nov. 24, 1791, d. April 28, 1853, at the age of 84," according to Heywood, loc. dit.. See also her death record, note 8 below.

7.((note|7}} "Elizabeth [Whitney], w. David, [born] July 3, 1768," according to Westminster Vital Records.

8.^  Her death record calls her Elisabeth Whitney, widow [sic]; died 28 Apr 1853, Westminster, aged 84 years 9 months 25 days, of old age; born in Concord, daughter of Oliver and Mary Baron. See "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 77, page 185.

9.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], d. David and Elizabeth, [born] Mar. 9, 1793," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 393, page 461.

11.^  "Tabitha [Whitney] and Capt. John C. Miller, [married] July 10, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. David and Elizabeth, [born] Jan. 18, 1795," according to Westminster Vital Records.

13.^  "Betsy [Whitney], d. David and Elizabeth, [died] May 4, 1796, a. 1y. 3m. 16d.," according to Westminster Vital Records.

14.^  "David [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] Oct. 24, 1796," according to Westminster Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 276, page 457.

16.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] May 8, 1798," according to Westminster Vital Records.

17.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [died] July 27, 1800, a. 2y. 2m. 19d.," according to Westminster Vital Records.

18.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] Mar. 1, 1800," according to Westminster Vital Records.

19.^  "Betsey [Whitney] 2d, d. David and Elizabeth, [born] Feb. 5, 1802," according to Westminster Vital Records.

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

21.^  "Betsey [Betcey in int.] and Nathan Howard, Jan. 16, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

22.^  "Ruben Perkins [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] July 24, 1804," according to Westminster Vital Records.

23.^  "Isaac [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] Mar. 14, 1806," according to Westminster Vital Records.

24.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. David and Elizabeth, [born] Aug. 19, 1808," according to Westminster Vital Records.

25.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Westminster and Stilman Everett, int. Dec. 30, 1826," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902).

26.^  "Mary and William S. Everett of Princeton, Feb. 15, 1827," according to Westminster Vital Records.

27.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. David and Elizabeth, [born] June 17, 1810," according to Westminster Vital Records.

28.^  "Calvin [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. 1, 1813," according to Westminster Vital Records.


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