Family:Whitney, George (1795-1825)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

George7 Whitney (Silas6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Silas6 and Mamre (Bradley) Whitney, was born 6 Jan 1795, Stockbridge, MA, and died 18 Dec 1825, Stockbridge, MA.

He married, 20 Jul 1816, Stockbridge, MA,[1] or Jul 1817, Lebanon, NY, Pamela Fellowes Fenn, daughter of Nathan and Sarah (-----) Fenn. She was born 28 Feb 1794, Berlin, CT, and died 26 Jul 1872, Stockbridge, MA, aged 78 years 4 months 26 days, of paralysis.[2]

George Whitney was born in Stockbridge, where he always resided. After finishing his education he studied law with Judge Byington, and afterward practiced with him at Stockbridge. He was one of the registers of probate, in Lenox, from 1823 to 1824, and later was elected a representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. He resided Stockbridge, MA.

Children of George7 and Pamela Fellowes (Fenn) Whitney:

i. William Hopkins8 Whitney, b. 14 May 1818, Stockbridge, MA;[3] m. Matilda Irwin.
ii. George Fenn Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1820, Stockbridge, MA;[4] m. Mary E. Lynch.
iii. Cornelia Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1822, Stockbridge, MA;[5] d. 10 Jan 1907, Stockbridge, MA, aged 84 years 6 months 26 days, of diabetes mellitus;[6] m. 12 Jul 1847, Major Joseph Cauncey Canning; resided Orange, NJ, and Stockbridge. He was b. 30 May 1821; d. 25 Sep 1868. Major Canning started in life as auditor in the hall of records of the city of New York, and left for a pursership on board the S.S. Baltic of the Collins line of steamers, the first to run between New York and Liverpool. When given up he returned to New York in business, and enlisted, when the war broke out, as paymaster on board the U.S.S. "Cambridge," afterward in same position on the "Mohican," and one of the Monitors. He was in the naval engagement at Hampton Roads between the "Merrimac" and "Monitor" as well as both battles of Fort Fisher; was honorably discharged at the end of the war, and entered government service on land in Washington, afterward in New York internal revenue office as deputy collector, where he was at the time of his death in 1887. Children:
a. Reginald Canning, b. 21 Jul 1850; d. 18 Jan 1895, Wilmington, DE; m. 29 Oct 1873, ----- -----.
b. Josephine Canning, b. 31 Mar 1852, unmarried; res. Stockbridge, MA.
c. Isabel Canning, b. 25 Aug 1855; New York City.
d. Ada Canning, b. 1 Sep 1857; m. 17 Jun 1885, ----- Thomas; resided 71 Halsted St., East Orange, NJ.

Census

253 276 George F. Whitney 30 M - Farmer $2800 Mass. Mary E. " 24 F - do Ann A. " 4 F - do Mary J. " 2 F - do Cornelia F. Whitney 55 F - Conn.

"Cornelia" should be "Pamelia".

459 433 George F. Whitney 40 M - Farmer $5520 $1161 Mass. Mary " 34 F - House Keeper " Mary O. " 12 F - " Attended school Sarah N. " 6 F - " Attended school William " 2 M - " Pamelia " 66 F - Conn.

163 175 George F. Whitney 45 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary Whitney 39 F - " M House Keeper - - - - - Mary J. Whitney 17 F - " S Ast. House Keeper - - - - - Sarah H. Whitney 11 F - " - - - - - Pamela Whitney 4 F - " - - - - - Herbert Whitney 1 M - " - - - - - Pamela Whitney 72 F - Connecticut W - - - - -

266 265 Whitney, George L. 44 M W Farmer $5000 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary L. 44 F W Keeping house " -----, Pamela L. 76 F W No occupation Connecticut -----, Mary I. 22 F W Teacher Mass. -----, Sarah H. 16 F W Attends school " Attended school -----, Willie L. 9 M W Attends school " Attended school -----, Herbert 7 M W Attends school " Attended school -----, Charles 4 M W At home " Jones, Edwin 19 M B Farm Laborer Connecticut

References

1.^  "George [Whitney], and Pamela Fenn, m. 20 Jul 1816," according to LDS International Genealogical Index], batches C502421 and M502422.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 247, page 72.

3.^  "William Hopkins [Whitney], s. of George and Pamela, b. 14 May 1808," according to Stockbridge Vital Records. This is apparently an error for 1818.

4.^  "George Fenn [Whitney], s. of George and Pamela, b. 29 Feb 1820," according to Stockbridge Vital Records.

5.^  "Cornelia [Whitney], d. of George and Pamela, b. 14 Jun 1822," according to Stockbridge 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 1907/95 (death), page 220.


Copyright © 2006-2008, 2010, 2017, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools