Family:Whitney, Elisha (1780-1823)

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Elisha7 Whitney (Elisha6, Elijah5, Daniel4, John3, John2, John1), son of Elisha6 and Abigail (Dana) Whitney, was born 4 Feb 1780, Roxbury, MA,[1] and died 12 Feb 1823, Roxbury, MA, aged 43 years.[2]

He "Jr." married, 26 Feb 1804, Roxbury, MA, Sarah Heath,[3] daughter of William and Abigail (Davis) Heath. She was born 1 Mar 1784, Roxbury, MA, and died 8 Feb 1865, West Roxbury, MA, aged 81 years 11 months 8 days, of old age.[4]

He resided Roxbury, MA.

Children of Elisha7 and Sarah (Heath) Whitney:

i. Abigail Heath8 Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1804;[5] d. 9 Feb 1880, Boston, MA, aged 75 years 5 months, of haematemesis;[6] m. 28 Feb 1832, Roxbury, MA, Lemuel Gay.[7]
ii. Elisha Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1806, Roxbury, MA;[8] d. 17 Mar 1810, Roxbury, MA.[9]
iii. John Heath Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1808, Roxbury, MA;[10] m. Sarah Skinner.
iv. William H. Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1810, Roxbury, MA;[11] d. said 27 Jan 1842 (but see him in the 1850 and 1860 Censuses below); d. 23 Nov 1869, West Roxbury, MA, aged 59 years 10 months, of paralysis; unmarried.[12]
v. Sarah Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1811, Roxbury, MA;[13] unmarried, resided W. Roxbury; d. 13 Mar 1898, Boston, MA, aged 86 years 2 months 16 days, of acute bronchitis, resided Centre Street opposite Beech Street;[14] unmarried.
vi. Caroline Whitney, bapt. 6 Jan 1814, Roxbury, MA;[15] d. 4 Apr 1903, Boston, MA, aged 89 years 2 months 20 days, of acute bronchitis and old age, unmarried, resided 1780 Centre Street, buried Forest Hills.[16]
vii. Nathaniel Davis Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1816; bapt. 15 Dec 1816, Roxbury, MA;[17] m. Laura A. Langton.

Census

This seems to be the correct family, although the ages of Elisha and his wife are exaggerated.

2211 2964 William Whitney 40 M - Farmer Massachusetts Sally " 67 F - $3000 " Sarah " 38 F - " Caroline " 36 F - "

55 66 Sally Whitney 72 F - Mass. William H. Whitney 45 M - Farmer " Sarah Whitney 43 F - " Caroline Whitney 41 F - "

610 669 Wm. H. Whitney 50 M - Farmer $3000 $1500 Mass. Sarah " 76 F - " Sarah " 48 F - " Caroline " 46 F - " Ann Kelsey 18 F - Servant Ireland

134 147 William H. Whitney 55 M - Massachusetts S Farmer - - 1 1 - Sarah Whitney 53 F - " S - - - - - Caroline Whitney 51 F - " S - - - - -

1217 1427 Whitney, Sarah 58 F W Keeping House Massachusetts -----, Caroline 56 F W Assist at Home Massachusetts Plummer, Adam 27 M B Works as Gardner Dist. of Columbia Male citizen over 21

226 238 Draper, William Head W M Oct 1854 45 mar 22 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Salesman, Owns mortgaged house -----, Ida W. Wife W F Jun 1859 40 mar 22 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire 239 Tate, George C. Head W M Feb 1852 41 mar 22 Massachusetts England England Rents house -----, Emma L. Wife W F Apr 1850 50 mar 22 4ch 4liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, James D. Son W M Apr 1882 18 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Clerk -----, M. Louise Dau W F Oct 1884 15 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At School -----, Charles W. Son W M May 1890 10 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At School Draper, Elizabeth R. MiL W F Oct 1825 74 wid 4ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts 240 May, Charles Head W M Feb 1866 34 mar 12 Massachusetts Germany Ireland Letter carrier. Rents house -----, Annie F. Wife W F Aug 1866 33 mar 12 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Ireland Ireland -----, Francis J. Fath W M Aug 1821 88 wid Germany Germany Germany Immig. 1862, Na. 241 Whitney, Caroline Head W F Jan 1814 86 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts House

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Lt. Elisha and Abigail, [born] Feb. 4, 1780," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

2.^  "Elisha [Whitney], Capt., [died] Feb. 22, 1823, a. 43 y. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

3.^  "Elisha [Whitney], Jr., and Sally Heath, [married] Feb. 26, 1804. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 184, page 254.

5.^  "Abagail Heath [Whitney], d. Elisha [Jr. dup.] and Sally, [born] Aug. 27, 1804. [Sept. _. dup.]," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 36.

7.^  "Abigail H., and Lemuel Gay, [married] Feb. 28, 1832," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

8.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Elisha, jr. and Sally, [born] Feb. 26, 1806. [Mar. dup.]," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

9.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Elisha, jr. and Sally, [died] Mar. 17, 1810," and "_____ [Whitney], ch. _____, canker rash, Feb. __, 1810 a. 3 y. C.R.3," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

10.^  "John Heath [Whitney], s. Elisha, jr. and Sally, [born] Mar. 8, 1808," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

11.^  "William Heath [Whitney], s. Elisha, jr. and Sally, [born] Jan. 25 1810," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 221, page 289 and 1870 Mortality Schedule.

13.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Elisha, jr. and Sally, [born] Dec. 25, 1811," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 483, page 118.

15.^  "Caroline [Whitney], d. Elisha and Sarah, bp. Jan. 6, 1814. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 541, page 261.

17.^  "Nathaniel Davis [Whitney], s. Elisha and Sarah, bp. Dec. 15, 1816. C.R.," according to Roxbury Vital Records.


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