Family:Whitney, Hananiah (1792-1867)

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Capt. Hananiah7 Whitney (Hananiah6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Hananiah6 and Azubah (Keyes) Whitney, was born 29 May 1792, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 2 Mar 1867, Lowell, MA, aged 74 years 9 months 2 days, of heart disease.[2]

He married firstly, 26 Nov 1816, Winchendon, MA, Mary Leavitt Beals,[3] daughter of Stowers and Mary (Leavitt) Beals. She was born 4 Sep 1796, and died 10 Jul 1819, Winchendon, MA, aged 22 years.[4]

He married secondly, 19 Oct 1820, Winchendon, MA, Sarah Turner Beaman,[5] daughter of David and Polly (Carter) Beaman. She was born 29 Sep 1802, Winchendon, MA, and died 18 May 1891, Lowell, MA, aged 88 years 7 months 20 days, of heart disease.[6]

He was born in Winchendon, where he resided until 1830, when he moved to Lowell, MA. Bought a theater, turned it into a Free Church; of course it was a failure, and from a fairly well to do man, his children became workers and self supporters. He never would compromise, always paying 100 cents on the dollar, and unfortunately so good a credit and so obliging, he had many notes to pay for which there was no value received. Was very popular as a young man, securing his commission as Captain from Governor Hancock. It is said on one occasion, when drilling his command, they were surrounded by the lookers on with the purpose of creating confusion. Instantly the order was given to "form a hollow square," followed by, "charge bayonets, march." A scattering rather lively of good natured friends, and never any more attempts to disturb the drill or parade. He resided Winchendon, MA.

Children of Hananiah7 and Mary Leavitt (Beals) Whitney:

i. George Leavitt8 Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1817, Winchendon, MA; bapt. 29 Sep 1823, Winchendon, MA;[7] m. Harriet A. Mears.

Children of Hananiah7 and Sarah Turner (Beaman) Whitney:

ii. Mary Beal8 Whitney, b. 17 Jul 1821, Winchendon, MA;[8] d. Dec 1892; m. 7 Sep 1850, Brattleboro, VT, Gordon Reed;[9] res. Lowell. He d. 16 Sep 1872; was a machinist. Children:
a. Frank Sumner Reed, b. 30 Jul 1853.
b. Lizzie Jane Reed, b. 11 Aug 1851; d. 5 Oct 1851.
c. Josephine Frances Reed, b. 26 May 1860; m. 19 Dec 1883, ----- Conant; address, Lowell, MA.
iii. Martha Beaman Whitney, b. 8 Nov 1822, Winchendon, MA;[10] d. 24 Feb 1899, North Andover, MA [also recorded in Lawrence, MA], aged 76 years 3 months 16 days, of pneumonia;[11] m. 21 May 1851, Lowell, MA, Joseph White, b. 1 Oct 1823, Castleton, VT, d. 27 Jul 1884, son of Joseph and Lucy (-----) White;[12] res. West Newton, MA. He was in the woolen business. Children:
a. Joseph Frederick White, b. 18 Jun 1854, Lawrence, MA; d. 12 May 1857.
b. Luther White, b. 30 Dec 1856, Lawrence, MA; m. Feb 1886, Mamie S. Files; place of business, Boston, MA.
c. Anna Bertha White, b. 28 Jan 1859, Lawrence, MA; m. 1 Jun 1882, F. A. Libbey, Putnam, CT.
iv. John Milton Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1824, Winchendon, MA;[13] m. Mary Leavitt Beals.
v. William Melas Whitney, b. 15 May 1826, Winchendon, MA;[14] m. Emeline Cole.
vi. Henry Martyn Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1828, Winchendon, MA;[15] d. 2 Dec 1903, North Andover, MA, aged 75 years 3 months 11 days, of uremia following cystitis;[16] m.(1) 17 Apr 1854, Lawrence, MA, or 25 Apr 1854, Lowell, MA Harriett Bagley, b. 24 Aug 1829, Amesbury, MA, dau. of George W. and Clarissa A. (-----) Bagley;[17][18] d. 4 Jul 1876, Lawrence, MA, aged 46 years 10 months 10 days, of phthisis, dau. of George W. and Clarissa (-----) Bagley;[19] "of Lawrence" m.(2) 30 Jan 1879, Salem, MA, Mary W. Bemis, of Salem, b. ca. 1839, Chicopee, MA, dau. of Robert E. and Martha (Wheatland) Bemis; [20] res. s.p. Lawrence, MA. With only a common school education, he entered the counting room of Homer Bartlett, in Lowell, remaining 24 mos., then entered the drug store of Carleton & Hovey for a service of five years. During these nearly seven years, devoted as much time as possible to general culture, private evening school, etc., and continued after leaving Lowell in 1849, for Lawrence, MA. After two years as a junior partner, became sole proprietor. Has graduates in many of the states from Maine to Colorado. Graduated one who became a lawyer and member of congress; two now in the ministry. Somewhat active in the Episcopal Church as treasurer, vestryman and warden. Trustee of our largest savings bank. President of Massachusetts State Pharmacy Association, local secretary of the American Pharmacy Association, and member of the council. President of Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Pharmacy. Mr. Whitney has been a member of the board since its creation in 1895, and chairman continuously since. He inaugurated and carried through many needed reforms, his aim being to elevate the pharmacists' profession and have the druggist business divorced from several disagreeable features which were caused by unprincipled men unfortunately engaged in it. He gave time and made personal sacrifices to accomplish these radical changes for the good. Therefore, it is not at all singular that a strong opposition should be exerted against his re-appointment, and powerful influence did all it could to prevent a retention. In the face of all this the appointee did not make any move in his own behalf, nor would he sanction his friends intervention. But it is understood that numerous unsolicited letters were forwarded to Gov. Greenhalge by prominent gentlemen, many engaged in the profession, urging his re-selection, for the reason of his eminent capability, faithful service, absolute honesty and progressive record. The Massachusetts board, it may truthfully be said, ranks in the van of any in the United States, and in a great measure this is due to Mr. Whitney's efforts. At present he is living in comfortable home of 17 acres in North Andover, two and three quarters miles from place of business.
vii. Charles N. Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1831, Winchendon, MA; d. 12 Jun 1832, Winchendon, MA.
viii. Sarah A Whitney, b. 15 May 1833, Lowell, MA; m.(1) 24 Feb 1859, Lowell, MA, C. Daniel Smith, b. ca. 1835, Boston, MA, son of Daniel and Eveline M. (-----) Smith;[21] m.(2) 18 Nov 1869, Lowell, MA [also recorded in Needham, MA], William Henry Flagg, b. ca. 1828, son of William and Martha B. (Winch) Flagg;[22] res. Wellesley, MA.
ix. Elizabeth J. Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1836, Lowell, MA; m. 11 Jul 1860, Lowell, MA, Joseph A. Bailey Jr., b. 1 Dec 1836, Dartmouth, MA, d. 18 Mar 1873, son of Joseph A. and Abby H. (-----) Bailey.[23] He was a merchant; res. South Dartmouth, MA. She m.(2) 18 or 29 Apr 1874, Dartmouth, MA, Capt. Spooner Jenkins, b. 11 Sep 1819, Abington, MA, son of David and Lucy (Chachell) Jenkins;[24] is a retired sea captain. Children:
a. Joseph A. Bailey, b. -----; res. Methuen, MA.
b. Thomas Francis Bailey, b. -----.
c. William Henry Bailey, b. -----; res. Boston, MA, P. O. box 5188.
d. Sarah E. Bailey, b. -----; res. South Dartmouth, MA.
x. Harriett A. Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1838, Lowell, MA; unmarried; res. Lawrence, MA.
xi. Abigail A. Whitney, b. 20 Aug 1843, Lowell, MA;[25] unmarried; res. Lawrence, MA.
xii. Charles Edward Whitney, b. 15 May 1846, Lowell, MA;[26] d. after 1880.

Census

  • 1820, Winchendon, Worcester Co., MA: Hannaniah Whitney Jr, 1 male over 45, 1 male 0-9, and 1 female over 45; 1 engaged in agriculture. His age is exaggerated, but the designation "Jr." makes it certain that this is the correct family. He was only 28, and a widower. The young male was his son. Who the female might have been is a mystery.
  • 1830, Winchendon, Worcester Co., MA: Hannaniah Whitney, Jr., 1 male 30-39, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 20-29, and 2 females 5-9.
  • 1840, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA: Hananiah Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 10-14, 1 female 30-39, 4 females 20-29, 3 females 15-19, 1 female 5-9, and 2 females 0-4; 5 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1850, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA:

597 740 H. Whitney 48 M - None Mass. Sarah Whitney 38 F - " Charles Whitney 4 M - " Attended school Mary B. Whitney 28 F - " Martha B. Whitney 26 " - " Sarah A. Whitney 18 " - " Elizabeth J. Whitney 13 " - " Attended school Harriet H. Whitney 11 " - " Attended school Abby A. Whitney 7 " - " Attended school Laura Lowle 40 " - N.H. Mary Freeman 26 " - Vt. Mary Cleaveland 18 " - Me. Attended school Emma J. Tracy 20 " - " Mercy Tracy 18 " - " Frances Tracy 16 " - " Charlotte Hale 25 " - Vt. Lucelia Hale 18 " - " Attended school Sarah Hale 20 " - " Attended school Delissa Bates 24 " - " Lucelia Hines 18 " - " Attended school Rachel Hines 20 " - " Sabra Jones 18 " - " Attended school Sarah Parker 18 " - " Attended school Belinda Woodward 24 " - Me. Sarah Dudley 22 " - " Amanda Kent 22 " - " Louisa Crosby 18 " - " Joanna Butler 18 " - Ireland

55 66 Sarah Harris 70 F - $1000 Mass. Betsey Holman 50 F - Me. Sophia " 32 F - N.H. Helen Maria " 12 F - " Attended school Henry Whitney 21 M - Apothecary Ms. Isreal Carlton 18 M - Clerk " Samuel Burnham 21 M - Ticket Master " John Phillips 25 M - Engineer " George Ewing 22 M - Clerk N.H. Russell Rogers 22 M - " Vt. Mary J. Abbot 2 F - N.H. Horatio R. Fletcher 14 M - Clerk Ms. Eliz. Dow 72 F - "

608 1 Hannania Whitney 60-69 M - Trader Mass. Sarah " 50-59 F - " Elisabeth " 15-19 F - " Hattie " 15-19 F - " Abby " 10-14 F - " Charles " 5-9 M - " Mary Roach 20-29 F - Ireland [and 21 more apparently unrelated people]

206 280 H. M. Whitney 27 M - Druggist Mass. H. B. " 25 F - " Mary Ryan 25 F - Ireland

This is his son Henry and the latter's wife.

390 445 Sarah Whitney 58 F - Boarding House $300 Mass. Hannia " 60 M - Produce Dealer $300 " Elizabeth " 25 F - Domestic " Hattie A. " 21 F - " " Abby " 16 F - Attends School " Attended school Charles " 14 M - " Attended school Clara Sargent 33 F - Tailoress N.H. Emma Philbrick 27 F - Milliner Vermont ...

339 452 Henry M. Whitney 32 M - Apothecary $2000 $3000 Mass. Harriet B. " 35 F - House Keeper "

288 359 Hananiah Whitney 72 M - Massachusetts M Produce Dealer - - 1 1 - Sarah " 62 F - " M Housekeeper - - - - - Abbie A. " 21 F - " S Housework - - - - - Charles E. " 18 M - Massachusetts S Machinist - - - - - Ann McGuire 30 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - - Charles F. King 22 M - New Hampshire S Student - - 1 - - Albert Green 25 M - Massachusetts M Manuf. Overseer - - 1 1 - Adelaide " 19 F - " M None - - - - - Louisa A. Howland 25 F - Maine S Tailoress - - - - - Elizabeth M. Reed 25 F - New Hampshire S Milliner - - - - - Charlotte C. Smart 48 F - Maine W Tailoress - - - - - Amelia A. Jennison 27 F - " W " - - - - - Laura A. Emerson 24 F - New Hampshire S Seamstress - - - - -

655 820 Whitney, Sarah B. 67 F W Keeping house Mass. -----, Harriet A. 31 F W Paper folder " -----, Abby A. 26 F W Tailoress " -----, Charles E. 24 M W Clerk in store " Male citizen over 21

202 281 Whitney, Henry M. 41 M W Druggist $15000 $15000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Harrett B. 40 F W House Keeping " Bagley, Clarisa H. 76 F W At Home " Donohoe, Mary 25 F W Domestic Servant $350 Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate Scott, Henry J. 22 M W Gardner & Stable Hand $200 " Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21

S. B. WHITNEY 77 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA Harriet A. WHITNEY 40 Dau F S W MA Photographer MA MA Abby A. WHITNEY 35 Dau F S W MA Coat Maker MA MA

Henry M. WHITNEY 51 Self M M W MA Drugist MA MA Mary W. WHITNEY 41 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA Robert B. SMITH 14 Neph M S W MA At School MA MA Mary DONAHOE 24 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Orange ABELL 18 Oth M S W MA Servant VT VT

Aurilla HEWES 35 Self F S W NH Keeps House NH NH Chas E. WHITNEY 34 Oth M S W MA Works Cotton Mill MA MA Ada STICKNEY 28 Oth F S W ME Works Cotton Mill ME ME Mary JOHNSON 46 Oth F S W SWE Works Cotton Mill SWE SWE Annie SUREAN 42 Oth F S W SWE Works Cotton Mill SWE SWE

253 261 Whitney, Henry Head W M Aug 1828 71 mar 21 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Pharmacist (retired), Owns free farm -----, Mary W. Wife W F Aug 1838 61 mar 21 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Smith, Robert B. Neph W M Nov 1865 34 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Poultry dealer Coston, Mary I. Srvt B F Mar 1867 33 wid 1ch 1liv North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Domestic service

96 110 Whitney, Lottie J. Head W F Sep 1854 45 wid 3ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Charles B. Son W M Jul 1883 16 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Mary G. Dau W F Jun 1885 14 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Byam Son W M Mar 1887 13 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Abby A. Aunt W F Aug 1843 56 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Crowley, Julia Srvt W F May 1877 23 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1895 Claanan, Nora Srvt W F Apr 1875 25 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1887

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Hananiah [Whitney] Jr., s. Hananiah and Azubah, [born] May 29, 1792," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 136.

3.^  "Lieut. Hannaniah [Whitney] and Mary Beals, [married] Nov. 26, 1816," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary L. [Whitney], w. Capt. Hananiah, [died] July 10, 1819, a. 22. G.S.1," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

5.^  "Capt. Hannaniah [Whitney] Jr. and Sally T. Beaman, [married] Oct. 19, 1820," according to Winchendon 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 419, page 217.

7.^  "George Leavitt [Whitney], s. Capt. Hananiah Jr. and Mary, [born] _____ ___, ____. [Bap. Sept. 29, 1823, C.R.]," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

8.^  "Mary Beal [Whitney], d. Capt. Hananiah and Sally, [born] July 17, 1821," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

10.^  "Martha Beaman [Whitney], d. Capt. Hananiah and Sally, [born] Nov. 8, 1822," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 492, paged 609 and 504.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 106.

13.^  "John Milton [Whitney], s. Capt. Hananiah and Sally, [born] Sept. 21, 1824," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

14.^  "William Melas [Whitney], s. Capt. Hananiah and Sally, [born] May 15, 1826," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

15.^  "Henry Martin [Whitney], s. Capt. Hananiah and Sally, [born] Aug. 21, 1828," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 78, page 168.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 79, page 99.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/42, page 342.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 283, page 209.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 307, page 276.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 218, page 333.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 127, page 87.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 136, page 109.

24.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 262, page 82.

25.^  "Abby A. [Whitney], d. Hananiah, boardinghouse keeper, and Sarah, [born] Aug. 20, 1843," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 52.

26.^  "Charles Edwards [Whitney], s. Hananiah, trader, and Sarah B., [born] May 15, 1846," according to Lowell 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 23, page 48.


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