Family:Whitney, Horace (1802-1895)

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Dea. Horace7 Whitney (Joel6, Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Joel6 and Abigail (Holden)(Merriam) Whitney, was born 26 Apr 1802, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 18 Sep 1895, Winthrop, MA, aged 93 years 4 months 23 days, of old age.[2] He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 7 Feb 1829, Fitchburg, MA, for him and Mary Sawin "of Gardner".[4] He "of Fitchburg" married, 8 Apr 1829, Gardner, MA, Mary Sawin,[5] daughter of Sullivan and Mary (Heywood) Sawin, and granddaughter of Samuel and Martha (Miller) Sawin. She was born 22 Dec 1807, Westminster, MA, and died 7 Jan 1891, Boston, MA, aged 83 years 16 days, of old age.[6]

Horace Whitney was born in Westminster, MA, and lived there until 1823, when he removed to Boston for two (to 1825) years; then spent four (to 1829) years in Fitchburg, MA, having charge of the finishing department in the woolen mill. Then returned to Westminster and engaged in farming and cooperage business for four (1833) years. Then went to Hubbardston, MA, and engaged in farming, lumbering and box manufacturing. In 1845 returned to Westminster and engaged in farming and chair manufacturing. A portion of this time acted as selectman for the town. In 1856 took up his residence in Gardner, MA, and engaged in the chair in the chair business. In 1827 (June) joined the Masonic fraternity, and at the present time is one of the oldest Masons in the state. He is a man of stern integrity and honor, of fixed political and religious convictions, an ardent supporter of the Temperance and Anti-Slavery reforms, and a conscientious member of the Orthodox Congregational church in which he served as deacon at Gardner. His life has been exemplary, useful and happy, his devoted wife, an invalid for many years, displaying through all her feebleness and suffering a wonderful calmness of spirit and serenity of Christian patience, resignation and trust. Resided 75 Kendall St., Boston, MA.

Heywood says the following:[7]

"Whitney, Horace7, bro. of the last, m. Mary (55), dau. of Sullivan and Mary (Heywood) Sawin of W., April 8, 1829. He has res. at different times in Hub., Gr., W., and Boston where he is still living at the advanced age of 91 years. He has been engaged in lumbering, farming, and chair making, as a means of livelihood. A man of stern integrity and honor, of fixed political and religious convictions, an ardent supporter of the Temperance and Anti-Slavery reforms, and a conscientious member of the Orthodox Cong. Chh., in which he served as Dea. at Gr., his life has been exemplary, useful, and happy. His devoted wife, an invalid for many years, displaying through all her feebleness and suffering a wonderful calmness of spirit and serenity of Chn. patience, resignation, and trust, passed to her rest Jan. 7, 1891, at the age of 83."

Children of Horace7 and Mary (Sawin) Whitney:

i. Justin8 Whitney, b. 9 Jul 1831, Westminster, MA;[8] m.(1) Betsey Jane Winchester Taylor; m.(2) Emma Jane Nash.
ii. Walter Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1832, Westminster, MA;[9] d. 17 Jul 1858, Gardner, MA, aged 25 years 7 months 17 days, of consumption;[10] m. 16 Nov 1854, Leominster, MA, Mary Elizabeth Stoddard, b. ca. 1836, Caledonia, NY, dau. of Wilder Stoddard;[11] d. s.p.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1834, Hubbardston, MA;[12] m. 14 Aug 1856, Gardner, MA< John Tyler Emerson, b. 9 Mar 1834, Claremont, NH, son of Jonathan and Sarah M. (-----) Emerson;[13] resided Claremont, NH. He was a paper manufacturer.
Ch: Mary Lizie, b. 16 Jan 1862; m. 9 Jun 1887, ----- Stiles, and d. 18 May 1888, leaving John Emerson, b. 26 Apr 1888; Sarah Tyler, b. 1 Apr 1872.
iv. Horace W. Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1836, Hubbardston, MA;[14] m. Ellen Maria Blodgett.
v. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1838, Hubbardston, MA;[15] m. 24 Feb 1864, Springfield, MA,or Gardner, MA, William S. Folger, b. 30 Aug 1836, Nantucket, d. 8 Sep 1878, son of Paul and Susan (-----) Folger;[16] resided 258 Green St. Cambridgeport, MA.
Ch.: Susan Swain, b. 24 Dec 1869; Horace Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1874.
vi. Alfred Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1840, Hubbardston, MA;[17] m. Cordelia Knowles.
vii. William Henry Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1842, Hubbardston, MA;[18] d. 23 Sep 1843, Hubbardston, MA, aged 10 months 24 days, of consumption.[19]
vii. Catherine Damon Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1845, Hubbardston, MA;[20] m. 8 Oct 1863, Gardner, MA, George E. Woodman, b. ca. 1836, Brooklyn, NY, son of John and Sarah M. (-----) Woodman;[21] resided 87 Walnut St., Chelsea. He was b. 19 Jul 1836.
Ch.: William Walter, b. 11 Aug 1864; m. 4 Apr 1888, Henrietta P. Walker; address, 8 Gleason St., Dorchester, MA; no ch.: Andrew Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1866; Mary Emily, b. 5 Jul 1871; George Edwin, b. 22 Nov 1873.
viii. Alvin Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1847; m. Marrie A. Rich.
ix. Cynthia Jones Whitney, b. 12 or 17 Aug 1850, Westminster, MA;[22] m. 13 Dec 1880, Boston or Winthrop, MA, Winthrop Magee, b. ca. 1851, Winthrop, MA, son of Edward and Caroline S. (-----) Whitney;[23] resided Winthrop, MA.
x. Ellen Heywood Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1853, Westminster, MA [given name omitted];[24] m. 3 Aug 1876, Boston, MA, George E. B. Putnam, b. ca. 1852, Boston, MA, son of James T. and Mary J. (-----) Whitney;[25] resided 958 Lafayette Av., Brooklyn, NY.

Census

192 233 Horace Whitney 46 M - Farmer $3000 Massachusetts Mary " 42 F - " Justin " 18 M - Chairmaker " Attended school Mary " 15 F - " Attended school Webster " 13 M - " Attended school Elizabeth " 12 F - " Attended school Alfred " 9 M - " Attended school Catherine " 5 F - " Attended school Alvin " 2 M - " Joel " 84 M - None "

31 33 Emmerson Prescott 38 M - Comb Manufacturer $11500 West Boylston, Mass. Sophilah P. Prescott 36 F - West Newbury, " Ardelia Prescott 10 F - Leominster, " Walter Whitney 17 M - Comb Maker Westmisnter, " Francis Joy 25 M - " Mary J. Joy 23 F - Leominster, Mass. ----- Joy 4 M - " ----- Joy 2 M - "

589 661 Abijah Whitney 79 M - Butcher Mass. Betsey Whitney 67 F - " Martha C. Whitney 24 F - " 662 Francis W. Whitney 30 M - Piano Fort " Hulda B. Whitney 25 F - " Ida Whitney 4m F - " Nancy Whitney 26 F - " 663 Walter Whitney 22 M - Piano Fort " Mary E. Whitney 19 F - N.Y. Justin Whitney 24 M - Piano Fort Mass. Augustus M. Taylor 25 M - " N.H.

Nancy Whitney is unidentified.

17 19 Whitney, Horace 53 M - Chairmaker Mass. " , Mary S. 47 F - " " , Mary A. 20 F - " " , Horace W. 19 M - Painter " " , Elisebeth 17 F - " " , Alfred 15 M - Farmer " " , Catharine D. 10 F - " " , Alvin 7 M - " " , Cynthia G. 5 F - " " , Ellen 1 F - " " , Joel 90 M - None "

117 141 Horace Whitny 58 M - Chair Maker $1500 $100 Massachusetts Mary " 52 F - " Lizzie " 22 F - Chair Seater " Caty D. Whitney 15 F - Chair Seater Massachusetts Attended school Alvin " 12 M - " Attended school Cyntha J. " 9 F - " Attended school Ellen C. " 6 F - "

363 481 George E. Woodman 28 M - N.Y. M Wood Carver - - 1 1 - Catherine J. Woodman 28 F - Mass. M House Keeper - - - - - William W. Woodman 9m M - Mass. - - - - - - 482 Horace Whitney 63 M - Mass. M Chair Maker - - 1 1 - Mary L. Whitney 57 F - Mass. M House Keeper - - - - - Cynthia J. Whitney 14 F - Mass. - - - - - - Ellen H. Whitney 11 F - Mass. - - - - - - William I. Whitney 2 M - Mass. - - - - - -

2442 3708 Drury M. Marshall 56 M - N.H. M Carpenter - - 1 1 - Mary A. Marshall 47 F - " " - - - - - Emily F. Marshall 21 " - Mass. S None - - - - - Florence Marshall 20 " - " " Teacher - - - - - Peter M. Marshall 15 M - " " Expressman - - - - - Annie E. Marshall 14 F - " " - - - - - Julia Marshall 12 " - " " - - - - - Wm. D. Crockett 45 M - N.H. M Painter - - 1 1 - Lydia A. Crockett 42 F - " " - - - - - Justin Whitney 32 M - Mass. W Piano Maker - - 1 1 - Alvin Whitney 17 " - " S " - - - - -

660 951 Whitney, Horace 65 M W Chair Maker $4500 $200 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 61 F W Keeping house " -----, Justin 38 M W Piano Maker " Male citizen over 21 Folger, Lizzie 32 F W At home " Whitney, Cynthia 17 F W At home " -----, Ellen 16 F W Attending School " Attended school -----, Willie 7 M W Attending School " Attended school Folger, William 33 M W Apothecary $2000 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan 8/12 F W at home " Born in Dec

Harris WHITNEY 78 Self M M W MASS Retired MASS MASS Mary S. WHITNEY 72 Wife F M W MASS Keeping House MASS MASS Justin WHITNEY 48 Son M M W MASS Druggist MASS MASS Emma J. WHITNEY 32 DauL F M W MASS MASS MASS William WHITNEY 17 GSon M S W MASS At School MASS MASS Grace E. WHITNEY 3M GDau F S W MASS MASS MASS Cynthia J. WHITNEY 29 Dau F S W MASS At Home MASS MASS Lizzie W. FOLGER 42 Dau F W W MASS MASS MASS Susan S. FOLGER 10 GDau F S W MASS At School MASS MASS Harris W. FOLGER 5 GSon M S W MASS MASS MASS John T. MELVIN 19 Oth M S W MASS Clerk In Druggist MASS MASS

References

1.^  "Horace [Whitney], s. Joel and Abigail, [born] Apr. 26, 1802," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 456, page 540.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #117908796, Horace Whitney.

4.^  "Horace [Whitney] and Mary Sawin of Gardner, [marriage intentions] Feb. 7, 1829," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 159.

5.^  "Horace [Whitney] to Mary Swain, [married] Apr. 8, 1829, in Gardner," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, p. 422; also, "Horrice of Fitchburg and Mary Sawin, April 8, 1828 [1829?]," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 9.

7.^  Heywood Heywood, William Sweetzer, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), p. 930.

8.^  "Justin [Whitney], s. Horace and Mary, [born] July 9, 1831," according to Westminster Vital Records.

9.^  "Walter [Whitney], s. Horace and Mary, [born] Nov. 30, 1832," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 122, page 121.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 80, page 234.

12.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Horace and Mary, [born] Dec. 20, 1834," Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 101, page 188.

14.^  "Horace Webster [Whitney], s. Horace and Mary, [born] Apr. 7, 1836," according to Hubbardston Vital Records.

15.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Horace and Mary, [born] Mar. 11, 1838," according to Hubbardston Vital Records.

16.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], and William S. Folger, m. 24 Feb 1864," 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 173, page 191, and vol. 6, p. 755 (amended).

17.^  "Alfred [Whitney], s. Horace and Mary, [born] Aug. 18, 1840," according to Hubbardston Vital Records.

18.^  "William Henry [Whitney], s. Horace and Mary, [born] Oct. 29, 1842," according to Hubbardston Vital Records.

19.^  "William Henry [Whitney], s.Horace and Mary, [died] Sept. 23, 1843, [a. 10m. 25d.]," according to Hubbardston 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 9, page 131.

20.^  "Catharine Damon [Whitney], d. Horace and Mary, [born] Feb. __, 1845," according to Hubbardston 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 11, page 188.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 164, page 172.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 44, page 210.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 318, pages 184 and 219.

24.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 239.

25.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, page , page 84.


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