Family:Whitney, David Merrill (1814-1896)

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David Merrill9 Whitney (William Ayers8, Moses7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William Ayers8 and Cynthia (Merrill) Whitney, was born 16 Jun 1814, Marlboro, VT, and died 26 Sep 1896, Shelburne, MA, aged 82 years 3 months 7 days, of apoplexy, cutler.[1]

Intentions of marriage were published 20 Apr 1838, Greenfield, MA, for him and Emily Eddy "of Colerain".[2] He "of Greenfield" married 27 May 1837, Rowe, MA, Emily Eddy "of Colrain",[3] daughter of Joel and Olive (Lynde) Eddy. She was born 19 Jan 1810, Guilford, VT, and died 6 Feb 1902, Shelburne, MA, aged 93 years 18 days, of cancer of liver; buried Ames Cemetery.[4]

He resided Shelburne Falls, MA, wihout children.

Adopted children of David Merrill9 and Emily (Eddy) Whitney:

i. Mary E.10 Whitney alias Mary Snyder, b. ca. 18 Apr 1857, Buckland, MA; parents Peter and Mary (Dearing) Snyder, both b. Germany; adopted before 1864; d. 15 May 1881, Shelburne, MA, aged 24 years 27 days, of furbelosis, seamstress and dress maker.[5]

Census

641 668 D. M. Whitney 36 M - Mechanic Mass. Emily " 38 F - [Mass.] Eunice " 4 F - [Mass.]

Eunice was their niece, daughter of Ebenezer Whitney.

10 17 Eliza L. Townsley 62 F - Maine Charles L. Townsley 27 M - Cutler " 18 Hezekiah Barnes 39 M - Machinist Vermont Lavinnia Barnes 30 F - " 19 David M. Whitney 41 M - Hostler " Emily Whitney 44 F - Mass. Wm A. Whitney 66 M - Vermont

1082 1309 John Hamleton 32 M - Table Cutler $150 Vermont Sarah " 23 F - Mass. Nellie Hamleton 2 F - Mass. 1310 David M. Whitney 46 M - Table Cutler $300 Vermont Emily " 48 F - " Mary " 3 F - Mass. Wm. A. " 70 M - Farmer $1500 $300 Vermont

22 28 Whitney, David M. 49 M - Mass. M Cutter - - 1 1 - " , Emily E. 52 F - " M Housekeeper - - - - - " , Mary S. 8 F - " S - - - - - 29 Shepard, Isaac 67 M - " M Farmer - - 1 1 - " , Eliza 65 F - " M Housekeeper - - - - - Eddy, Alexander 53 M - Vermont M Cutter - - 1 1 -

226 254 Whitney, David L. 55 M W Works in cutlery $1500 -- Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Emily E. 59 F W House work Mass. -----, Mary E. 13 F W " Attended school

128 154 Whitney, David M. W M 65 mar Works in Cutlery Vt. Vt. Vt. -----, Emily E. W F 69 Wife mar Keeping House Mass. Vt. Vt. -----, Mary E. W F 23 Dau sgl Dress Maker Mass. Germany Germany

40 61 Joslyn, Mary E. Head W F Nov 1853 46 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Maria M. Sis W F Jun 1866 33 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Bookkeeper Whitney, Emily E. Aunt W F Jan 1810 90 wid 0ch 0liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Brown, Dora J. Brdr W F Feb 1854 46 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Teacher

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 463, page 671.

2.^  "David M. and Emily Eddy of Colerain, int. Apr. 20, 1838," according to Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1915).

3.^  "David M. [Whitney], of Greenfield, and Emily Eddy of C., at Rowe, [married] May 27, 1838. N.R.1," according to Vital Records of Colrain, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934).

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 529, page 49.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 328, page 337.


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