Family:Whitney, Eli Martin (c1809-1872)

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Eli Martin8 Whitney (Eli7, Jacob6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Eli7 and Sally (Locke) Whitney, was born about 1809 (calculated from age at marriage) or about 2 Dec 1807 (calculated from age at death), Lexington, MA, or 2 Dec 1808, Harvard, MA ("Eliza" Martin, per Charlestown vital records),[1] and died 11 Nov 1872, West Roxbury, MA, aged 64 years 11 months, 9 days, of pneumonia.[2] He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA.[3]

He married firstly, before 1835, Mary James Mills, daughter of Oliver and Emily Gardner (Dabney) Mills. She was probably the "Mary Jane Whitney" who died 20 Jun 1842, Boston, MA, aged 26 years, of a rupture of a blood vessel, hence born about 1816.[4]

He, of Boston, married secondly, 9 Feb 1845, Roxbury, MA, Catherine Richards, of Roxbury, [5] daughter of Eliakim Richards. She was born about 1813, MA, and died 12 Aug 1879 (aged 63–64), Brooklyn, NY. She was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA.[6]

He was a clerk.

Children of Eli Martin8 and Mary James (Mills) Whitney, if any, unknown.

i. William Mills Whitney, b. ca. 1835, MA; d. 24 May 1909, Brooklyn, NY;[7] m. before 1880, Fanny C. -----, b. ca. 1839, MA.
ii. James Martin Whitney, b. ca. 1837, MA; d. 23 Dec 1907, Brooklyn, NY.[8]
iii. Emily Maria Whitney, b. ca. May 1840; d. 5 Jul 1842, Boston, MA, aged 2 years 2 months, of scarlet fever;[9] bur. 7 Jul 1842, Boston, MA, aged 2 years 2 months.[10]

Children of Eli Martin8 and Catherine (Richards)(-----) Whitney:

iv. Emily M.9 Whitney, b. Nov 1845, MA; d. 1937, Norfolk, MA; bur. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA;[11] m. ca. 1882, Amory Leland.
v. Mary Richards Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1848, Roxbury, MA;[12] d. 7 May 1929, Boston, MA; bur. Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA;[13] m. 13 Jun 1866, West Roxbury, MA, Andrew James Peters, b. ca. 1829, Boston, MA, son of Edward Dyer and Lucretia (McClure) Peters.[14]
vi. Eliakim Winslow Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1849, Roxbury, MA,[15] apparently d. bef. 1850.
vii. Dudley Richards Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1850, Jamaica Plain, MA, or Roxbury, MA;[16] d. 18 Dec 1912, Brooklyn, NY; bur. Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA;[17] "of Brooklyn, NY" m. 27 Oct 1885, Lexington, MA, Grace Constance Millis "of Lexington", b. ca. 1862, Concord, MA, dau. of Oliver Perry and Annas (Adams) Millis.[18]
viii. Susan H. Whitney, b. Apr 1852, MA, "Sarah H." b. 28 Apr 1853, West Roxbury, MA;[19] unmarried in 1900.

Census

2505 3289 Eli M. Whitney 42 M - Clerk Mass. Catherine Whitney 36 F - Mass. Wm. M. " 15 M - None " James M. " 13 M - " Attended school Emily M. " 5 F - " Attended school Mary R. " 2 F - "

94 121 Eli M. Whitney 46 M - Clerk Mass. Catherine R. Whitney 39 F - " Emily M. Whitney 9 F - " Mary R. Whitney 7 F - " Dudley R. Whitney 4 M - " Susan H. Whitney 2 F - " James Whitney 17 M - Clerk " Margaret Nolan 35 F - Ireland

452 505 Eli M. Whitney 51 M - Bookkeeper $30000 $1000 Mass. Catherine R. " 45 F - " James " 22 M - Clerk " Emily " 14 F - " Attended school Mary " 12 " - " Attended school Dudley R. " 9 M - " Attended school Susan H. " 7 F - " Attended school Maria Noland 30 F - Servant Ireland

186 211 Eli M. Whitney 55 M - Massachusetts M Ins. Agent - - 1 1 - Catherine Whitney 48 F - " M - - - - - James M. Whitney 27 M - " S Merchant - - 1 1 - Emily M. Whitney 19 F - " - - - - - - Mary Whitney 17 F - " - - - - - - Dudley R. Whitney 14 M - " - - - - - - Susan Whitney 12 F - " - - - - - - Mary Newton 20 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - - Washington Mills 17 M B North Carolina - Servant - - - - -

590 716 Whitney, Eli M. 62 M W Book Keeper Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Catherine R. 56 F W Keeping House $5000 $5000 Massachusetts -----, Emily M. 24 F W No Occupation Massachusetts -----, Dudley R. 19 M W Clerk in Drug Store Massachusetts -----, Susan H. 17 F W Attends School Massachusetts Attended school Sweeney, Annie J. 19 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

William M. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W MA Clerk Dept. Of Docks N.Y. MA MA Fanny C. WHITNEY 41 Wife F M W MA Keep House MA MA Emily M. WHITNEY 34 Sis F S W MA Keeps House MA MA Dudley R. WHITNEY 29 Bro M S W MA Clerk In Store MA MA Susan H. WHITNEY 27 Sis F S W MA At Home MA MA

168 181 Leland, Amery Head W M Nov 1824 75 mar 18 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Retired, Owns free house -----, Emily W. Wife W F Nov 1845 54 mar 18 2ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Amery Jr. Son W M May 1884 16 sgl New York New York New York At school -----, Dudley R. Son W M Dec 1886 13 sgl New York New York New York At school -----, Olive M. Sist W F May 1828 72 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Whitney, Susan H. Sist W F Apr 1852 48 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Gibson, Mary Srvt W F Feb 1872 28 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Maid Morrison, Bridget Srvt W F Nov 1881 18 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Cook

References

1.^  "Eliza Martin [Whitney], d. of Eli and Sally, b. 2 Dec 1808, in Harvard," according to Charlestown, Massachusetts, Vital Records. This is apparently an error in given name and sex of the child.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 248, page 366.

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #181696728, Eli Martin Whitney.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 209.

5.^  "Eli M. [Whitney], widr., a. 36 y., merchant, and Catherine Richards, wid., a. 32 y., d. Eliakin, [married] Feb. 9, 1845," and "_____ [Whitney], Mr., of Boston, and Richards, Feb. 9, 1845. C.R.3," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

6.^  New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, from FamilySearch.org. Also, Find A Grave Memorial #181696532, Catherine Richards Whitney.

7.^  New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, from FamilySearch.org.

8.^  New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, from FamilySearch.org.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 110.

10.^  "Whitney, Emily Maria, d. E. M., bur. July 7, 1842, a. 2y. 2m.," according to Hollis Street Church Records, Boston, MA.

11.^  Find A Grave Memorial #181694400, Emily M. Whitney Leland.

12.^  "Mary R. [Whitney], d. Elia M., grocer, and Catherine R., [born] Jan. 5, 1848," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

13.^  Find A Grave Memorial #149429407, Mary Richards Whitney Peters.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 190, page 330.

15.^  "Eliakim Winslow [Whitney], s. Eli M., gentleman, and Catherine R., [born] Apr. 6, 1849," according to Roxbury Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 69.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 43, page 215.

17.^  Find A Grave Memorial #181701561, Dudley Richards Whitney.

18.^  "Dudley Richards [Whitney], 34, of Brooklyn, NY, b. in Jamaica Plain, s. of Eli Martin and Catherine Richards, m. Grace Constance Millis, 23, of Lexington, b. in Concord, d. of Oliver Perry and Annas Adams, Oct. 27, 1885," according to Lexington, Massachusetts. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston, MA: Wright and Potter, 1898). Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 362, page 117.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 73, page 258.


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