Family:Whitney, George (1814-1858)

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George8 Whitney (William7, Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William7 and Lucy (Brooks) Whitney, was born 6 Apr 1814, Ashburnham, MA,[1], and died 5 Jun 1858, Somerville, MA, aged 44 years 3 months, of liver complaint.[2] He was buried in Fitchburg, MA.

He married, 24 Nov 1850, Boston, MA, Mary E. Wedge, of Boston,[3] daughter of Lothrop and Betsey (Merriam) Wedge. She was born 23 Mar 1828, Boston or Milford, MA, and died 7 Dec 1906, Medford, MA, aged 78 years 8 months 14 days, of aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.[4]

He was a paper hanger.

Children of George8 and Mary E. (Wedge) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

1584 2470 Betsey Wedge 50 F - Mass. Mary E. " 22 " - do Oliver B. Lathrop 20 M - App. Music Printer do Charlotte S. Wedge 19 F - do Harriot L. " 17 " - do George Whitney 30 M - Paper Hanger do 2471 Chs. J. Berry 35 " - Pianoforte Manf. N. Brunswick Mary M. " 37 F - Nova Scotia James D. " 8 M - Mass. Attended school Matilda A. " 5 F - do Attended school George Andrews 19 M - Apprentice N. Brunswick

Oliver B. Lathrop was actually Oliver B. Wedge, Mary's brother; why he used the surname Lathrop is a mystery. Harriet L. Kendall was Harriet Leland (Wedge) Kendall, Mary's sister.

654 837 Mary E. Whitney 32 F - Pantmaker $850 Mass. Betsey Wedge 60 F - " Olive B. Lothrop 30 M - Music printer $750 "

"Olive" was actually Oliver B. Wedge, Mary's brother; why he used the surname Lothrop is a mystery. Betsey was Mary's mother.

255 322 John B. Kendall 37 M - Mass. M Grainer - - 1 1 - Harriet L. " 31 F - Mass. M - - - - - John L. " 5 M - Mass S - - - - - Mary " 65 F - N.H. W - - - - - 323 Oliver B. Lothrop 35 M - Mass. S Musick Printer - - 1 1 - Mary E. Whitney 37 F - Mass. W - - - - -

Oliver B. Lothrop was actually Oliver B. Wedge, Mary's brother; why he used the surname Lothrop is a mystery. Harriet L. Kendall was Harriet Leland (Wedge) Kendall, Mary's sister.

303 319 Kendall, John B. 42 M W Grainer $2500 -- Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet L. 36 F W Keeping House " -----, Mary 70 F W No employment N.H. Lothrop, Oliver B. 40 M W Music Composition Mass. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Mary E. 42 F W No employment "

Oliver B. Lothrop was actually Oliver B. Wedge, Mary's brother; why he used the surname Lothrop is a mystery. Harriet L. Kendall was Harriet Leland (Wedge) Kendall, Mary's sister.

Mary E. WHITNEY 52 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA Harriet L. KENDALL 46 Sis F W W MA Tailoress MA --- Oliver B. LATHROP 50 Bro M D W MA MA MA

Oliver B. Lathrop was actually Oliver B. Wedge, Mary's brother; why he used the surname Lathrop is a mystery. Harriet L. Kendall was Harriet Leland (Wedge) Kendall, widow of John B. Kendall, and Mary's sister.

References

1.^  "George [Whitney], s. William and Lucy, [born] April 6, 1814," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 121, page 150, and volume 7, page 525 (amended).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 47, page 142. Also, L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 199.


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