Family:Whitney, George (1809-1877)

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George7 Whitney (Aaron6, Aaron5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Aaron6 and Sally (Flagg) Whitney, was born 29 Dec 1809, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 27 Dec 1877, Springfield, MA, aged 68 years, of Bright's disease of kidneys, market man.[2]

He married, 10 Oct 1836, Harvard, MA, Abigail Bemis,[3] daughter of Stephen and Rejoice (Wetherbee) Bemis. She was born 18 Dec 1813, Harvard, MA, and died 14 Jul 1894, Hartford, CT.

He was born in Harvard, MA, where he resided until after his marriage, when he migrated to Michigan, where he remained only a short time. Returning east, he settled in Springfield, MA, engaged in business and resided there until his death. He lived a quiet, uneventful life, never held office, and was respected by the entire community. He resided Harvard and Springfield, MA.

Children of George7 and Abigail (Bemis) Whitney:

i. George Henry8 Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1837; d. 18 Oct 1837.
ii. George Augustus Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1838; d. 1 Apr 1840, Harvard, MA, aged 19 months.[4]
iii. Ellen Maria Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1840, Harvard, MA;[5] m. 20 Jan 1868, Springfield, MA, William E. Dickinson, b. ca. 1844, Springfield, MA, son of William and Nancy M. (-----) Dickinson;[6] resided 261 Weathersfield Ave., Hartford, CT. Children:
a. Ethel L. Dickinson, b. Dec 1882.
iv. Albert Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1841, Harvard, MA;[7] m. 1 Sep 1868, Ellen C. Jones; is a sea captain; s.p.
v. Abbie E. Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1847, Springfield, MA;[8] m. 9 Jun 1869, Springfield, MA, Charles P. Chapin, of Boston, b. ca. 1830, Jamaica, VT, son of Siba and Fanny (-----) Chapin;[9] resided 62 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA. Children:
a. Mabel W. Chapin, b. 8 Aug 1877.
b. Charles Ralph Chapin, b. 12 Jun 1879; d. 5 Mar 1882.
c. Carl Warren Chapin, b. 7 Mar 1883.
vi. Hattie Georgianna Whitney, "Katie" b. 27 Mar 1855, Springfield, MA;[10] d. 15 Feb 1858, Springfield, MA, aged 2 yearsr 10 months 19 days, of "inf."[11]

Census

772 872 Geo. Whitney 40 M - Laborer $1500 Mass. Abagail " 36 F - " Ellen M. " 10 F - " Attended school Abba E. " 3 F - " Albert " 9 M - " Attended school

176 193 George Whitney 45 M - Contractor Mass. Abigal Whitney 41 F - " Ellen M. Whitney 15 F - " Albert Whitney 14 M - " Abby E. Whitney 8 F - " Hattie G. Whitney 1 F - "

1795 2154 George Whitney 50 M - Meat Market $3500 $1000 Mass. Abigail " 46 F - Do Ellen M. " 20 F - Teacher Princ School Do Albert " 19 M - Tailor Do Abby E. " 13 F - Do Attended school

15 17 Geo. Whitney 54 M - Massachusetts M Butcher - - 1 1 - Abigal Whitney 51 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Ellen M. Whitney 25 F - Massachusetts S Teacher - - - - - Abbie E. Whitney 17 F - Massachusetts S Teacher - - - - - 18 Lydia Eames 43 F - Vermont W Tailoress - - - - - Maria Gibson 24 F - Vermont S Tailoress - - - - -

264 395 Whitney, George 60 M W Butcher $9000 $5000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Abigal 57 F W Keeping House "

William DICKINSON 38 Self M M W MA Works-Fire Arms MA MA Ellen M. DICKINSON 38 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA Abigal WHITNEY 66 MotL F W W MA MA MA

  • Albert not found.

References

1.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Sally (Aaron and Susanna, C.R.1), Dec. 13, 1809 (Dec. 26 dup.)," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 292, page 357.

3.^  "George [Whitney] and Abigail Bemis, [married] Oct. 10, 1836," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "----- [Whitney], ch. of George, [died] Apr. 3, 1840, a. 19 m. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Ellen Maria [Whitney], d. of George and Abby, [born] Feb. 10, 1840," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Ellen M. [Whitney], and William E. Dickinson, m. 20 Jan 1868," according to Harvard 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 209, page 33.

7.^  "----- [Whitney], ch. of George and Abby, [born] Feb. 16, 1841," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Abby E. [Whitney], dau. of George and Abby, b. 4 Jun 1847," according to International Genealogical Index, batch numbers C541431-C541434, M541431-M541433. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 28, page 209.

9.^  "Abbie E. [Whitney], and Charles P. Chapin, m. 9 Jun 1869," according to Springfield 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 218, page 37.

10.^  "Katie [Whitney], dau. of George and Abigal, b. 27 Mar 1855," according to Springfield 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 90, page 310.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 121, page 25.


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