Family:Whitney, Israel (1775-1843)

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Israel6 Whitney (Israel5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Israel5 and Hannah (Mead) Whitney, was born 18 Apr 1775, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 17 Jun 1843, Harvard, MA.

He married, 17 Jul 1803, Boston, MA, Phoebe S. Jennison,[2] daughter of William and Phebe (Baldwin) Jennison. She was born 2 Jun 1781, Boston, MA, and died 3 Dec 1868, Boston, MA, aged 87 years 5 months, of fracture of humerus and old age.[3]

He was born in Harvard on the old homestead, where he resided until he was 20 years of age. He bought his time of his father for £20 and started for Boston to seek his fortune. He engaged in the shoe business and was quite prosperous. His store was on Court street. During the war of 1812 he enlisted and was soon commissioned an officer in his regiment. He took an active part in this war much to the detriment of his business and great pecuniary loss. The result was a general breakdown from which Mr. Whitney never recovered from this misfortune. He had a sterling and able wife, who at the helm managed admirably, and with the assistance of the sons came out all right. He resided Roxbury, MA.

Children of Israel6 and Phoebe (Jennison) Whitney:

i. William7 Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1803, Boston, MA;[4] m. Adeline Richardson.
ii. Mary Eliza Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1805, Boston, MA;[5] d. 20 Jun 1890 [Pierce] or 10 Jun 1890, Boston, MA, aged 85 years 2 months, of cancer;[6] unmarried.
iii. Henry Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1806, Boston, MA;[7] d. 1 Sep 1808, Harvard, MA, aged 2 years.[8]
iv. Charles Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1809, Boston, MA; m. Elizabeth P. Day.
v. Charlotte Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1809; d. 4 Dec 1879; m. Francis McKenna, d. 1874. Children:
a. Andrew McKenna, b. -----.
b. Alfred McKenna, b. -----.
c. John McKenna, b. -----.
vi. Harriett Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1811; d. after 1880; unmarried; resided 12 Thornly St., Dorchester, MA.
vii. Martha A. Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1813; d. 18 Dec 1876; m. Warren O. Rogers; s. p.
viii. Henry A. Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1815; m. Hannah Stickles.
ix. Alfred Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1817; d. 7 Jun 1834.
x. Caroline Whitney, b. 30 Sep 1820; d. 1822.

Census

554 1004 Warren A. Rogers 40 M - Printer $3000 Mass. Martha A. " 36 F - " Teresa P. Whitney 67 F - " Harriet " 38 F - " Margt. Welsh 21 F - Ireld.

This was daughter Martha A., daughter Harriet, and apparently widow Phebe, listed as "Teresa P.".

252 289 John Trowbridge 38 M - Gentleman $156000 Massachusetts Adeline do 37 F - do Attended school Elinor do 8 F - do Attended school John do 6 M - do Adeline do 5 F - do Gertrude do 3 F - do William Whitney 16 M - $5000 Massachusetts Catherine Hagan 20 F - Ireland

This was grandson William Whitney, Jr.

531 886 Charlotte McKenna 36 F - Mass. Eliza Whitney 40 " - do Alfred McKenna 7 M - do Attended school Harriet J. " 5 F - do Attended school John J. " 3 M - do Mary Lynch 19 F - Ireland

This was daughters Charlotte and Eliza.

717 2243 Warren A. Rogers 42 M - Printer Mass. Martha A. " 40 F - " Thresa Whitney 76 F - " Agnes M. E. " 46 F - " Charlotte McConner 44 F - " Andrew C. " 18 M - Clerk " Alfred S. " 12 M - " John G. " 8 M - "

Martha is his daughter, Thresa apparently his widow, Agnes apparently his daughter Eliza, and Charlotte is also his daughter.

544 1869 Rogers, Warren 60 M W Printer Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 57 F W Keep house Mass. Whitney, H. J. 58 F W None Mass. -----, Martha 17 F W None New Jersey Ward, Charles 20 M W Jeweler England Parents foreign born

Warren A. ROGERS 70 Self M W W MA Foreman In Printing Office MA MA Eliza WHITNEY 75 Oth F S W MA At Home MA MA Harriet WHITNEY 65 Oth F S W MA Keeping House MA MA Jennie STOCKTON 17 Oth F S W ENGLAND Domestic Servant ENG ENG

References

1.^  "Israel [Whitney], s. of Israel and Hannah, [born] Apr. 18, 1775. (Apr. 18, 1776). G.R.1.)," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Israel [Whitney] and Phebe Jennison, [married] July 17, 1803," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809, Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903, p. 201.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 213, page 208.

4.^  "William [Whitney], s. Israel and Phebe, [born] Nov. 15, 1803," according to Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, Containing Boston Births From A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800, vol. 24 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1894), p. 352.

5.^  "Eliza [Whitney], d. Israel and Phebe, [born] Apr. 9, 1805," according to Ibid., p. 353.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 411, page 204.

7.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. Israel and Phebe, [born] Sept. 15, 1806," according to Ibid., p. 354.

8.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. of Israel and Phebe, [died] Sept. 1, 1808, a. 2 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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