Family:Whitney, Freeman Sears (1812-1888)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

Freeman Sears6 Whitney (George5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of George5 and Esther (Morse) Whitney, was born 6 Feb 1812, Natick, MA,[1] and died 30 Sep 1888, Natick, MA, aged 76 years 7 months, of heart disease.[2]

He married, 3 Apr 1833, Natick, MA, Eveline Perry, of Natick.[3] She was born 19 Aug 1811, Natick, MA, and died 26 May 1884, Natick, MA, aged 72 years 9 months, of stricture of stomach.[4]

Freeman Sears Whitney was named for Freeman Sears, the first Congregationalist minister; settled in Natick, MA, in 1806. In 1830 he learned the currier's trade, working at this until 1845, when he began the manufacture of shoes. In 1858 he gave up manufacturing for himself, but continued in this business quite a number of years, working for other firms. The last years of his life he worked as a gardener and pruning trees and shrubs. He and his family always resided in Natick. He was much interested in music. In his younger days he played the violin for years in the Congregational church. A few years ago he instituted the Veteran Musical Association there in the place. The association was composed of those that played and sang in 1830, 1845 and 1850. These, after they were banded together, played and sang with just as much vim as was displayed by them in their younger days. He resided Natick, MA.

Children of Freeman Sears6 and Eveline (Perry) Whitney:

i. Joseph Leland7 Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1835, Natick, MA;[5] m. Martha Jane Richards.
ii. Lucie Maria Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1838; m.(1) 18 May 1854, South Framingham, MA, Selah Bennett Alden, b. 18 May 1833, Lyme, NH, son of Ezra and Clarissa (-----) Alden;[6] d. 25 May 1864, Natick, MA, from wounds received in the battle of the Wilderness, 8 May 1864, after serving three years in company D, 13th Massachusetts regiment. She m.(2) 22 Aug 1866, Natick, MA, Charles Henry Child, b. 18 Mar 1837, Boston, MA, son of Abijah and Sarah B. (Miles) Child.[7] He is a foreman in a shoe factory; resided Natick, MA. Children:
a. Eugene Llewellyn Alden, b. 25 Dec 1859; d. 4 Sep 1860.

Census

477 639 Freeman S. Whitney 38 M - Manufr. $4500 Mass. Eveline " 39 F - " Joseph L. " 15 M - " Attended school Lucy M. " 13 F - " Attended school 640 Susan P. Erskine 30 " - " Freeman W. " 5 M - " Attended school Charles E. " 3 " - "

95 157 Freeman Whitney 43 M - Manufac. Ms. Everline " 42 F - " Joseph L. " 19 M - Cutter " Martha I. " 20 F - Me. Selah B. Alden 21 M - N.H. Lucy M. " 16 F - Ms. Stephen B. Clough 40 M - S. M. " Elizabeth " 17 F - " Hannah Hernden 20 F - "

641 768 Freeman Whitney 48 M - Mechanic Mass. Eveline " 49 F - "

525 586 Freeman S. Whitney 53 M W " M Shoe click - - 1 1 - Eveline P. Whitney 33 F " " M Housewife - - - - - Lucie M. Alden 28 F " " W Shoe Factory - - - - -

97 120 Bent, Russell S. 34 M W Shoe Manufacturer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary C. 33 F W Keeping house $4000 Mass. -----, Idella F. 12 F W Attends School " Attended school McCormick, Mary 22 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Bullard, Silas 63 M W Farm Laborer Mass. Male citizen over 21 Gilmore, Samuel T. 57 M W (Ret) Dry Goods Dealer $3500 $2000 " Male citizen over 21 Bullard, Lizzie 19 F W Clerk in Store " 121 Loker, Charles 65 M W House Painter $250 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza 65 F W Keeping house " -----, Mary E. 39 F W At home " -----, Harriot A. 30 F W " " -----, William H. 25 M W House Painter " Male citizen over 21 122 Whitney, Freeman S. 58 M W Farm Laborer $2000 $1200 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Evaline P. 58 F W Keeping house "

Freeman G. WHITNEY 68 Self M M W MA Laborer MA MA Eveline P. WHITNEY 68 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA

References

1.^  "Freeman Sears [Whitney], s. of George and Ester, [born] Feb. 6, 1812," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

2.^  "Freeman S., d. Sept. 30, 1888, aged 76 y. 7 m., heart disease," according to "Town of Natick, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1874 - 1913 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 392, page 186.

3.^  "Freeman S. [Whitney] and Eveline Perry, [married] Apr. 3, 1833," according to Natick Vital Records.

4.^  "Eveline P., d. May 26, 1884, aged 72 y. 9 m., stricture of stomach, b. Natick, bur. Natick," according to "Town of Natick, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1874 - 1913 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 356, page 151.

5.^  "Joseph Leland [Whitney], s. of Freeman S. and Eveline, [born] Aug. 18, 1835," according to Natick 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 79, page 78.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 190, page 223.


Copyright © 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools