Family:Whitney, Isaiah (1799-1866)

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Dr. Isaiah7 Whitney (Isaiah6, Isaiah5, Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaiah6 and Dorcas (Whitman) Whitney, was born 25 Jan 1799, Rindge, NH,[1] and died 10 Dec 1866, Provincetown, MA, aged 66 years 10 months 16 days, of palsy.[2]

He married firstly, 10 May 1832, Provincetown, MA, Henrietta A. Nickerson, daughter of Seth and Ruth (Atkins) Nickerson. She was born about Jun 1815, Provincetown, MA, and died 21 Aug 1848, Provincetown, MA, aged 33 years 2 months, of dysentery.[3]

He married secondly, 4 Feb 1849, Provincetown, MA, Sarah P. Small,[4] daughter of Isaac and Hannah Nye (Parker) Smalley/Small. She was born 3 Nov 1827, Provincetown, MA, and died 15 Feb 1851, Provincetown, MA, aged 23 years 3 months 12 days, of consumption.[5]

He married thirdly, 28 Aug 1851, Provincetown, MA, Mrs. Hannah Eldred (Freeman) Crosby, daughter of Joshua and Abigail (Fuller) Freeman.[6] She was born 15 May 1817, Sandwich, MA, and died 4 Nov 1904, Worcester, MA, aged 87 years 5 months 30 days, of chronic enteritis.[7] She resided Cleveland, OH. She had married firstly, 18 Jun 1845, Worcester, MA, Ambrose Crosby (1817-1847).

Dr. Whitney studied medicine with his father and began the practice of his profession in Marlborough, MA, and moved to Provincetown, where he enjoyed an extensive practice until his demise. He resided Provincetown, MA.

Children of Isaiah7 and Henrietta A. (Nickerson) Whitney:

i. Electa A.8 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1833, Provincetown, MA;[8] d. 1 Aug 1861, Provincetown, MA, aged 28 years 18 days, of consumption.[9]
ii. Lauretta Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1835, Provincetown, MA;[10] d. 27 Aug 1836, Provincetown, MA.[11]
iii. Henrietta Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1838, Provincetown, MA;[12] resided Provincetown, MA; d. aft. 1900, then unmarried.
iv. Felicia Whitney, b. 19 May 1841, Provincetown, MA;[13] d. 26 Aug 1842, Provincetown, MA.[14]
v. Isaiah Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1843, Provincetown, MA;[15] resided Boston, MA; salesman.
vi. Charles H. Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1854, Provincetown, MA;[16] resided Boston, MA.

Child of Ambrose and Hannah Eldred (Freeman) Crosby:

i. Abby Freeman Crosby, b. 15 Jun 1846, Billerica or New Bedford, MA; d. 3 Apr 1847, Billerica, MA.

Notes

Henrietta A. Nickerson was a descendant of Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins (twice), and William Brewster:

  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Giles Hopkins, m. Katherine Whelden
  3. Stephen Hopkins, m. Mary Merrick
  4. Joseph Hopkins, m. Mary Mayo
  5. Nathan Hopkins, m. Phebe Clark
  6. Phebe Hopkins, m. Seth Nickerson
  7. Seth Nickerson, m. Ruth Atkins
  8. Henrietta A. Nickerson, m. Isaiah Whitney


  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. Hannah Freeman, m. John Mayo
  5. Mary Mayo, m. Joseph Hopkins (see above)


  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(2) Elizabeth Fisher
  2. Damaris Hopkins, m. Jacob Cooke
  3. Jacob Cooke, m. Lydia Miller
  4. William Cooke, m. Tabitha Hall
  5. Hannah Cooke, m. Isaiah Atkins
  6. Silas Atkins, m. Lydia Hatch
  7. Joseph Atkins, m. Ruth Nickerson
  8. Ruth Atkins, m. Seth Nickerson (see above)

Sarah P. Small was a descendant of Stephen Hopkins (three times) and William Brewster, too:

  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Constance Hopkins, m. Nicholas Snow
  3. Mark Snow, m. Jane Prence
  4. Thomas Snow, m. Hannah Sears
  5. Mary Snow, m. Shubael Hinckley
  6. Elizabeth Hinckley, m. Hicks Smalley
  7. Abraham Smalley, m. Mary Hopkins
  8. Isaac Smalley/Small, m. Hannah Nye Parker
  9. Sarah P. Small, m. Isaiah Whitney


  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Giles Hopkins, m. Katherine Whelden
  3. Stephen Hopkins, m. Mary Merrick
  4. Stephen Hopkins, m. Sarah Howes
  5. Thomas Hopkins, m. Thankful Clark
  6. Jonathan Hopkins, m. Tamsin Doane
  7. Mary Hopkins, m. Isaac Smalley (see above)


  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Constance Hopkins, m. Nicholas Snow
  3. (poss.) Constance Snow, m. Daniel Doane
  4. Joseph Doane, m. Mary Godfrey
  5. Joshua Doane, m. Mary Freeman
  6. Tamsin Doane, m. Jonathan Hopkins (see above)


  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. Nathaniel Freeman, m. Mary Howland
  5. John Freeman, m. Tamsin Sears
  6. Mary Freeman, m. Joshua Doane (see above)

Census

288 323 Isaiah Whitney 50 M - Physician $1500 New Hampshire Married in year Sarah P. " 23 F - Mass. Married in year Electa A. " 16 F - " Attended school Henrietta " 12 F - " Attended school Isaiah " Jr. 7 M - " Attended school

98 128 Isaiah Whitney 55 M - M.D. Ringe, N.H. Hannah E. Whitney 38 F - - Sandwich Electa Ann Whitney 22 F - - Provincetown Henrietta Whitney 16 F - - Provincetown Isaiah Whitney Jr. 12 M - - Provincetown Charles H. Whitney - M - - Provincetown

1465 1572 Isaiah Whitney 60 M - M.D. $1700 $3000 Mass. Hannah E. " 45 F - " Rebecca A. " 27 F - Tailoress " Hannah E. " 21 F - School Teacher " Isiah " 17 M - Student " Charles W. " 5 M - "

371 431 Isaiah Whitney 65 M - N.H. M M.D. - - 1 1 - Hannah E. " 65 F - Mass. M - - - - - Henrietta " 20 " - " - - - - - - Charles H. " 10 M - " - - - - - -

339 430 Whitney, Hannah E. 53 F W Keeping house $1350 $660 Mass. -----, Henrietta 31 F W School Teacher " -----, Charles H. 15 M W Attending school " Paine, Jeremiah Jr. 22 M W Clerk in Store " Male citizen over 21

George W. STANDISH 43 Self M M W ME Ship Carpenter ME ME Ann S. STANDISH 49 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME D. CREIGHTON 44 Sis F S W ME Dress Maker ME ME Henrietta WHITNEY 43 Oth F S W MA Keeping House MA MA

7 9 Aldrich, E. Mary Head W F May 1835 65 wid 0ch 0liv New York New York New York Rents house Whitney, E. Hannah Brdr W F May 1817 83 wid 2ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Nichols, Louis Brdr W M Jun 1879 21 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school

298 346 Whitney, Henrietta Head W F Oct 1838 61 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts House

References

  • Census records.

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 192, page 13.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 39, page 16.

4.^  "Isaiah [Whitney] (previously married), and Sarah P. Small, m. 4 Feb 1849," according to L.D.S. North America Vital Records Index. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 37, page 17.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 54, page 13.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 57, page 10.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/103 (death), page 55.

8.^  "Electa Ann [Whitney] Daughter of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney born July 12th 1833," according to Volume VIII, Second Book of Records of Births, and Deaths for the Town of Provincetown, AD 1838, 1816-1846 (Town of Provincetown, Mar. 9, 1950).

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 147, page 18.

10.^  "Lawrietta [Whitney] Daught of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney born April 1st 1835," according to Provincetown Vital Records.

11.^  "Lawrietta [Whitney] Daught of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney Died August 27th 1836," according to Provincetown Vital Records.

12.^  "Henrietta [Whitney] Daught of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney born Oct 9th 1838," according to Provincetown Vital Records.

14.^  "Felisha [Whitney] Daught of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney born May 19th 1841," according to Provincetown Vital Records.

15.^  "Felisha [Whitney] Daught of Isaiah and Henrietta Whitney Died Aug 26th 1842," according to Provincetown 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 4, page 10.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 81, page 13b.


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