Family:Whitney, Horatio (1825-1897)

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Horatio9 Whitney (Horatio8, David7, Ephraim6, David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Horatio8 and Betsey (Greenwood) Whitney, was born 12 Jun 1825, Needham, MA,[1] and died 6 Jun 1897, New Bedford, MA, aged 68 years, of chronic interstitial nephritis, watchman.[2]

He married, 26 Sep 1847, Providence, RI, Betsey Atherton,[3] daughter of Otis and Susanna (Burr) Atherton. She was born 19 Oct 1821, Mansfield, MA, and died after 1860. Apparently there was a divorce, as she remarried, 13 Aug 1854, RI, David Vallett.

Children of Horatio9 and Betsey (Atherton) Whitney:

i. Otis H.10 Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1848, Fall River, MA;[4] not in family in 1860.
ii. Susan A. Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1850, Fall River, MA;[5] m. 2 Jan 1872, RI, Robert B. Fildes.

Census

2158 3007 Charles H. Edwards 38 M - Sail Maker Mass. Catharine G. " 21 F - " Wm. P. " 2 M - " Horatio Whitney Jr. 24 M - Labourer " Mary Edwards 75 F - " Mary E. Bryant 8 F - " Attended school

Horatio, Jr., is living separately from his family.

1269 2195 Horatio Whitney 50 M - Watchman Mass. Betsy " 29 F - " Sarah " 17 F - " Ellen " 14 F - " Attended school Ira " 11 M - " Attended school May 9 F - Rhode Island Attended school Otis H. 2 M - Mass. Susan A. 3/12 F - " 2196 Peter Mathewson 60 M - None Ireland Rebecca J. " 24 F - Mass. Charlot H. " 22 F - " Abraham D. " 19 M - Weaver " Anna 17 F - "

Betsey and the children are living with his father.

138 209 David Vallett 45 M - Carpneter R.I. Betsy " 39 F - Mass. Susan A. Whitney 10 F - " Attended school Martin C. Vallett 2 M - R.I. Harris O. Potter 23 M - Laborer " Sarah " 21 F - "

Apparently Betsy has remarried, and Otis has died. This implies that there was a divorce.

76 229 Burr, William P. 42 M W Hackman Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... 230 Negus, Amanda 38 F W Keeping house $450 Mass. ... Whitney, Horatio 45 M W Works in Cot. Mill $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... 231 Armstrong, Henry A. 37 M W Nailor Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... 232 Brow, Albert 54 M W Furnaceman Rolling Mill Mass. Male citizen over 21 ...

  • 1870, Providence Ward 8, Providence, RI: David Vallette, 56, wife Betsey Vallette, 47, and daughter Susan A. Vallette, 20. Susan has taken her step-father's surname.
  • 1880, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA:

1880 U.S. Census, E.D. 83-84, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, T9-0524, p. 290D Perry CHACE 22 Self M M W RI Laborer MASS RI Mary CHACE 23 Wife F M W RI Keeping House MASS RI George CHACE 2 Son M S W MASS MASS RI Joseph REED 49 Oth M W W SCOT Spinner SCOT SCOT James BLITH 52 Oth M D W FRANCE Engraver SCOT ENG Horatia WHITNEY 54 Oth M S W MASS Laborer MASS MASS John ROMEY 25 Oth M M W MASS Cotton Spinner IRE IRE John MEDCALF 26 Oth M S W IRE Cotton Weaver IRE IRE Daniel GARRITY 35 Oth M M W IRE Cotton Cpinner IRE IRE William H. REACH 27 Oth M S W MASS Cotton Cpinner RI --- Ernest REACH 17 Oth M S W MASS Laborer RI IRE John HUGHER 22 Oth M S W IRE Cotton Weaver IRE IRE Andrew FARRALL 17 Oth M S W CAL Cotton Weaver CAL CONN William BRADSHAW 23 Oth M S W ENG Cotton Weaver ENG ENG Emanuel GOODYEAR 19 Oth M S W ENG Cotton Weaver ENG ENG Kate FINNIGAN 44 Oth F W W IRE Servant IRE IRE Elizabeth ROMEY 23 Oth F M W NY Cotton Weaver IRE IRE Ann MILLER 60 Oth F W W IRE Servant IRE IRE James BEMAN 50 Oth M S W IRE Works In Cotton Mill IRE IRE

  • 1880, David and Betsy Vallette not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Horatio [Whitney], s. Horatio and Betsy, [born] June 12, 1825," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 472, pages 314, 377, and 312.

3.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #M500011. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 34, page 122.

4.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I023772. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 42, page 77.

5.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I023772.


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