Family:Whitney, George Russell (1813-1857)

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George Russell7 Whitney (Joseph6, Nathan5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Joseph6 and Mary C. (Libby) Whitney, was born 20 Mar 1813, Jonesboro, ME, and died 23 May 1857, Boston, MA, aged 42 years 2 months 4 days, of disease of heart.[1]

He married, 14 Aug 1839, Beddington, ME, Martha Lyon Noyes, daughter of Josiah Stickney and Elizabeth Bowden (Kelley) Noyes. She was born 23 Feb 1821, Jonesboro, ME, and died Nov 1906, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN. She married secondly Dennis A. Hoyt, of Stearns Co., MN, son of Simeon and Rachel (Wheeler) Hoyt, born about 1834, ME, from whom she was divorced. She married thirdly, 7 Aug 1880, Sylvanus Jenkins, Jr., widower of George's sister Eunice Kilton7 Whitney.

Children of George Russell7 and Martha Lyon (Noyes) Whitney:

i. Adoniram Judson8 Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1840, Beddington, ME; m. Margaret Ellen Clark.
ii. Mary Abby Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1842, Beddington, ME; d. after 1850.
iii. Elbridge Whitney, b. ca. 1845, prob. Beddington, ME; d. after 1850.
iv. Alverton Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1846, Beddington, ME, d. 23 Apr 1865, Chattanooga, TN.
v. Horace Coffin Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1849, Beddington, ME, d. 28 Feb 1850, Beddington, ME.
vi. George Russell Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1851, Beddington, ME; d. after 1860.
vii. Horace Jefferson Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1854, Beddington, ME; d. after 1860; probably the "Harris Whitney" aged 16, living in the family of Dennis A. Hoyt in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, in 1870.
viii. Fred Harley Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1856, Beddington, ME; d. after 1870.

Census

27 27 Russell Whitney 37 M - Farmer $650 Maine Martha " 29 F - " Adoniram " 10 M - " Attended school Mary A. " 8 F - " Attended school Elbridge " 5 M - " Attended school Josiah S. Noyes 66 M - Farmer " Maria Noyes 21 F - " Juliett " 18 F - " Attended school Sarah E. " 16 F - " Attended school

  • 1860, P.O. Maryville, Stearns Co., MN:

1061 811 Dennis A. Hoyt 36 M - Farmer $1500 $200 Maine Martha " 38 F - " Alverton " 16 M - Farm laborer " George " 9 M - " Horace " 6 M - " Fred " 4 M - " John Voris 71 M - "

This is George's widow and four of their children, now with the surname Hoyt instead of Whitney.

462 407 David Perkins 31 M - Teamster $500 $100 Mass. Mary " 40 F - Maine Mary A. Whitney 18 F - Seamstress "

This is his daughter Mary.

88 88 Hoyt, D. A. 36 M W Lumbering $1000 -- Maine Male citizen over 21 Do Martha 48 F W Keeping house Maine Do Charles W. 10 M W Minnesota Attended school Do Freeman 7 M W Minnesota Attended school Whitney, Harris 16 M W Mill help Maine Graham, Adam 22 M W Mill hand Canada Parents foreign born Inman, John 21 M W Farmer Ohio Male citizen over 21 Gubtell, Alberth 25 M W Farmer Maine Male citizen over 21 Hubert, John 21 M W Mill hand Maine Male citizen over 21 Roberson, Alberth 38 M W Carpenter $300 Vermont Male citizen over 21 Haskell, J. 17 M W Carpenter Maine

This is his widow Martha and possibly his son Horace/Harris.

567 642 Whitney, J. E. 48 M W Photographer $20000 $5000 Maine Male citizen over 21 Elsie 38 F W Keeping House " Samuel 2 M W Minnesota Ager, Ellen B. 30 F W At Home Maine Whitney, Fred 14 M W " School " Attended school Oleson, Anna 20 F W Domestic Servt. Sweden Parents foreign born Swanson, Carry 15 F W " " " Parents foreign born Wallas, F. J. 50 M W Germany Parents foreign born

This is his son Fred, living with a distant cousin Joel Emmons Whitney.

  • 1870, sons Elbridge and George not found.
  • 1880, Maine Prairie, Stearns Co., MN:

Dennis A. HOYT 46 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Martha HOYT 58 Wife M F W ME Keeping House ME MA Freeland A. HOYT 16 Son S M W MN Farm Help ME MA Harvey HADLEY 24 Oth S M W NY Farm Help IRE NY Mary KRAMER 15 Oth S F W MN House Servant PRUSSIA PRUSSIA

This is his widow Martha.

  • 1880, sons Elbridge, George, and Fred not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 113, page 34.


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