Family:Whitney, Elisha M. (1817-1879)

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Elisha M.7 Whitney (Israel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Israel6 and Sally (Mills) Whitney, was born about 12 Aug 1817, Watertown, MA, and died 3 Jan 1879, Berlin, MA, aged 61 years 4 months 10 days.[1]

He married, 23 Feb 1842, Marlborough, MA, Electa Bigelow,[2] daughter of Levi and Nancy (Ames) Bigelow. She was born about 17 Apr 1819, Marlborough, MA, and died 2 Apr 1892, Berlin, MA, aged 72 years 11 months 15 days.[3]

Children of Elisha M.7 and Electa (Bigelow) Whitney, if any, unknown.

i. (adopted) Lucy A. Atherton Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1845, Charlestown, MA, daughter of Robert and Abby H. (Ray) Atherton; m. 19 Nov 1862, Berlin, MA, or 20 Nov 1862, Northborough, MA, James M. Hastings, b. ca. 1839, Berlin, MA, son of Henry and Mary K. (-----) Hastings.[4]

Census

74 85 Elisha M. Whitney 33 M - Miller $1500 Mass. Electa " 31 F - "

14 18 Elisha M. Whitney 37 M - Miller Massachusetts Electa Whitney 36 F - "

706 873 Elisha M. Whitney 42 M - Shoe Manufacture $3450 $5482 Mass. Electa " 40 F - " Lucy A. Atherton 15 F - Domestic " Attended school

68 78 Whitney, Elisha M. 52 M W Farmer $6000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Electa 52 F W Keeping House " Holt, Florence E. 20 F W School Teacher Vermont

Electa WHITNEY 61 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA Henry W. HASTINGS 16 GSon M S W MA Farmer MA MA

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Electa B. [Whitney], b. Marlboro, housework, wid. Elisha and d. Levi and Nancy (Ames) Bigelow, at South B., [died] Apr. 2, 1892, a. 72y. 11m. 15d.," according to Frances L. Eaton, comp., Martha F. Duren, ed., Vital Records of Berlin, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1899 (Marlboro, MA: Eaton, 1935), p. 367. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 528.

2.^  "Elisha M. [Whitney], b. Watertown, m., farmer, s. Israel and Sally (Parker), at South B., [died] Jan. 3, 1879, bur. New Cem., a. 61y. 4m. 10d.," according to Berlin Vital Records, p. 367. It was not Sally whose maiden name was Parker, it was her mother's. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 312, page 307.

3.^  "Elisha R. [Whitney] and Electa Bigelow, [married] Feb. 23, 1842," according to Marlborough Vital Records, p. 326.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 155, pages 139 and 189.


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