Family:Whitney, George (1788-1819)

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George6 Whitney (Isaiah5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaiah5 and Mary (Wheeler) Whitney, was born 16 Dec 1788, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 6 May 1819, Harvard, MA, aged 30 years 1 month 21 days.[2]

He married, 23 Mar 1814, Harvard, MA, Polly Fairbank,[3] daughter of Jabez and Betsey (Houghton) Fairbanks. She was born 16 Sep 1791, Harvard, MA. She married secondly, 19 Mar 1829, Shrewsbury, MA, Oliver Nurse, Jr.[4] He was probably the Oliver Nurse who married 21 May 1840, Westborough, MA, Mrs. Vashti (Wheelock) Willington, and who was born about 1799, MA.

Children of George6 and Polly (Fairbank) Whitney:

i. Sally Fairbank7 Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1815, Harvard, MA;[5] m. (int. 15 Jun 1839, Pepperell, MA[6]) 4 Jul 1839, Westborough, MA, Joshua Hall, Jr.[7]
ii. George Washington Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1816, Harvard, MA;[8]; m.(1) Lucy E. Shedd; m.(2) Lydia Buswell.
iii. Mary Rebecca Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1818, Harvard, MA;[9] d. 10 Sep 1863, Westborough, MA, aged 44 years 2 months, of consumption.[10] Oliver Nurse was appointed her guardian in 1835.

Census

  • 1830, Shrewsbury, MA, Oliver Nurse
  • 1840, Westborough, MA, Oliver Nurse
  • 1850, Westborough, MA, Oliver Nourse without wife.
  • 1850, daughter Mary not found.

References

1.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Dec. 16, 1788," according to Harvard Vital Records.

2.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Mary, [died] May 6, 1810, a. 30 y. (a. 30 y. a m. 21 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "George [Whitney] and Polly Fairbank, [married] Mar. 23, 1814," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Oliver Nurse Jr., [married] March 19, 1829," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

5.^  "Sally Fairbank [Whitney], d. of George and Polly, [born] Feb. 15, 1815," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Sarah F. [Whitney], of Westborough, and Joshua Hall, Jr., int. June 15, 1839," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).

7.^  "Sarah F. [Whitney] and Joshua Hall Jr., [married] July 4, 1839," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

8.^  "George Washington [Whitney], s. of George and Polly, [born] Nov. 19, 1816," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Mary R. [Whitney], d. of George and Polly, [born] July 15, 1818," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 294.


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