Family:Whitney, George Alfred (1809-1860)

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George Alfred8 Whitney (Thomas7, Phinehas6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Thomas7 and Henrietta (Parker) Whitney, was born 30 Aug 1809, Shirley, MA,[1], and died 25 Mar 1860, Boston, MA, aged 50 years 11 months 26 days, of pleurisy, merchant.[2]

He married, 16 Nov 1841, Boston, MA, Mary Davenport Hayward,[3] daughter of Joseph Henshaw and Mary May (Davenport) Hayward. She was born 10 Mar 1818, Milton, MA, and died 15 Jul 1886, Boston, MA, aged 68 years 4 months 5 days, of pertiphlitis peritonitis, resided 752 Tremont Street.[4]

He resided Shirley, MA.

Children of George A.8 and Mary D. (Hayward) Whitney:

i. James P.9 Whitney, b. 12 Jan 1847; d. 6 Sep 1871.
ii. George A. Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1848; d. 9 Dec 1870, Boston, MA, aged 23 years,[5] of pulmonary hemorrhage.[6] He was a sculptor living at 752 Tremont St., Boston, MA.

Census

134 148 G. A. Whitney 39 M - Merchant $28000 Mass. Mary " 30 F - " James " 4 M - " George " 2 M - " Jacob Morse 26 M B Domestic D.C. Lucy Child 45 F - " Mass. Fannie " 25 " - " N.S. Ellen Stone 17 " - " Ireland Mary Shannon 22 " - " "

324 895 George A. Whitney 45 M - Dry Goods Mass. Mary D. Whitney 37 F - " James P. Whitney 8 M - " George A. Whitney 6 M - " Jacob J. Moore 32 M B Servant Penn. Lucy F Childs 50 F - Mass. Fanny Sugett 32 F - Nova Scotia

1568 2240 Mary D. Whitney 42 F - $10000 $10000 Mass. James T. " 13 M - Mass. Attended school George A. " 12 M - " Attended school Mary O'Hara 40 F - Domestic Ireland Joanna Powers 16 F - " Mass. Kate Rofter 37 F - "

2681 3994 Mary D. Whitney 45 F - Mass. W - - - - - James P. " 18 M - " S - - - - - George A. " 17 " - " " - - - - - Sarah J. Holliday 31 F - Ire. " Cook - - - - - Ellen Kelley 22 " - " " Servant - - - - -

269 298 Whitney, James P. 23 M W Student $20000 $5000 Mass. Attended school, Male citizen over 21 -----, George A. 22 M W At home do Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary D. 80 F W At home do White, Ann 24 F W Servant Nova Scotia Parents foreign born Clancey, Lizzie 25 F W do Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate

Mary D. was actually far younger than 80, viz. 52!

Mary D. WHITNEY 57 Self F W W MA Keeps House MA MA Annie WHITE 35 Oth F S W NS Domestic NS IRE

References

1.^  "George Alfred [Whitney], s. Thomas and Henrietta, [born] Mar. 30, 1809," according to Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 140, page 24 and 1860 Mortality Schedule.

3.^  Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 375, page 184.

5.^  "Whitney, George A., d. Dec. 9, 1870, a. 23y.," according to Hollis Street Church Records, Boston, MA.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 231, page 207.


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