Family:Whitney, Israel (1797-1871)

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Israel6 Whitney (Elisha5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Elisha5 and Eunice (Farley) Whitney,[1] was born 4 Nov 1797, Beverly, MA,[2] and died 12 Nov 1871, Boston, MA, aged 74 years, of heart disease, married, resided 196 Beacon Street, merchant, born Beverly.[3]

He married, 10 May 1826, Beverly, MA, Mary Hopkins Flagg,[4] daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Francis (Wilson) Flagg.[5] She was born 21 Jul 1804, Beverly, MA,[6] and died 9 Aug 1872, Boston, MA, aged 68 years 19 days, of cancer of stomach, widow of Israel, resided 196 Beacon Street, born Beverly, daughter of Isaac.[7]

Israel Whitney, in his early life, was a shipmaster and supercargo in the East India trade, and sailed in the employ of Col. Israel Thorndike, of Beverly. "Our older citizens will remember the burning of the ship Beverly at sea, in the year 1827, with Mr. Whitney, supercargo, he thrilling incidents connected with it, his heroic efforts to save the burning ship, his coolness and bravery, and his great sufferings from exposure in an open boat at sea for many days." [From the Beverley Citizen.] This account might have added their capture and imprisonment as pirates, at Algiers, and Mr. Whitney's journey across the desert to obtain ransom for his companions. Upon retiring from the sea he became interested in manufacturing, and was a member of the firm of Stanton, Nichols & Whitney. Afterwards he became treasurer of the Lowell Manufacturing Corporation, was a director in the Merchant's bank for thirty years, a director in the National Insurance Company for thirty years, treasurer of the Cochea Manufacturing, and one of the leading officers in the Boston Marine Society. He was also a large buyer of cotton for the factories which called him to New Orleans, where he resided part of the time to facilitate the business entrusted to his charge. He was a sagacious business man, his superior business qualifications made him a wise counselor, and he was called upon to fill several offices of trust." He was one of those men, of whom it may be said, he had not an enemy in the world, or if he had, it must have been one so unworthy and perverse himself that no man would desire him for a friend." He died 12 Nov 1871; resided Lowell and Boston, MA.

Children of Israel6 and Mary Hopkins (Flagg) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth7 Whitney, b. 25 Sep 1828, Beverly, MA;[8] d. 6 Dec 1897, Brookline, MA, aged 69 years 2 months 11 days, of cancer;[9] m. 19 Jul 1849, Beverly, MA, Salem Towne Lamb, of Boston, merchant;[10] resided High Street, Brookline, MA; b. Charlton, MA, 19 Sep 1821; d. 16 Apr 1883. Children:
a. Henry Whitney Lamb, b. 13 Oct 1853, Boston; P. O. address, Lamb and Ritchie, Cambridgeport, MA; resided High Street, Brookline, MA.
b. Augusta Towne Lamb, b. 8 Mar 1855, Boston; P. O. address, High street, Brookline, MA.
c. Elizabeth Whitney Lamb, b. 18 Oct 1859, Boston; m. 26 Jun 1888, Brookline, Arthur Williams, Jr.; P. O. address, Brookline, MA.
ii. Israel Goodwin Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1831;[11] m. Christiana K. S. Sargent.
iii. George Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1832; m.(1) Mary E. Rea; m.(2) Elizabeth Whitney.
iv. Eunice Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1834,[12] Boston, MA; d. 6 Jun 1888, Boston, MA, aged 53 years 8 months 24 days, of cancer; unmarried; res. 16 Hereford St., Boston, MA.[13]
v. Stanton Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1836; m. Alice R. Sutton.
vi. Frederick Whitney, b. 1838; d. July 1840.
vii. Charles Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1840; m. Jessie G. Perkins.
viii. Freddie Whitney, b. ca. 7 Apr 1842; d. 27 Aug 1844, Cambridge, MA, aged 2 years 4 months 20 days.[14]
ix. Frederick Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1843, Beverly, MA;[15] d. after 1910; unmarried; resided Boston, MA, in 1910.
x. Frank Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1846, Lynn, MA; d. 30 Oct 1922, Boston, MA; bur. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA; in 1868, in Calcutta, India; in 1920, resided Boston, MA. Never married.
xi. Mary Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1849, Boston, MA, parents res. 14 Temple Place;[16] resided Boston.
xii. Edward Farley Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1851; resided Boston; address, 43 State Street; in banking business; resided 37 Chestnut street; in 1910 in New York, NY.

Census

633 842 Isreal Whitney 52 M - Treasurer $2200 Mass. Mary H. " 46 F - " Isreal G. " 19 M - Clerk " George " 17 M - do " Unice " 16 F - " Attended school Stanton " 14 M - " Attended school Charles " 9 M - " Attended school Frederic " 7 M - " Attended school Frank " 4 M - " Mary " 1 F - "

207 302 Israel Whitney 57 M - Merchant Mass. Mary Whitney 51 F - Mass. Stanton Whitney 18 M - Clerk Mass. Frederick Whitney 12 M - Mass. Frank Whitney 9 M - Mass. Edward Whitney 4 M - Mass. Eunice Whitney 20 F - Mass. Mary Whitney 6 F - Mass. Rebecca Wilson 73 F - New Hampshire Bridget Mccarthy 35 F - Ireland Sarah Emmett 22 F - Ireland Ann Bogue 26 F - Ireland Allen Tysus 22 M - England

Rebecca Wilson was probably Mary's maternal aunt. This is a duplicate of the following entry.

821 2874 Israel Whitney 58 M - (Pres.) Manft. Co. Mass. Mary H. " 50 F - " Eunice " 20 F - " Stanton " 18 M - Clerk " Charles " 15 M - Scholar " Fredrick " 13 M - " Frank " 10 M - " Mary " 6 F - " Edward " 4 M - " Bridget ----- 30 F - Ireland Sarah ----- 25 F - " Ann ----- 22 F - "

This is a duplicate of the preceding entry.

1021 1441 Israel Whitney 63 M - Merchant $25000 $45000 Mass. Mary " 55 F - " George " 27 M - Merchant " Eunice " 25 F - " Frederic " 17 M - Clerk " Frank " 14 M - " Mary " 11 F - " Attended school Edward " 9 M - " Attended school Patrick McMahon 38 M - Servant Ireland Bridget McCarty 26 F - " " Sarah Clindinan 26 F - " " Mary Riley 23 F - " "

999 3246 Israel Whitney 62 M - Merchant $16000 $100000 Mass. Mary H. " 55 F - " George " 27 M - Merchant " Eunice " 25 F - " Frederick " 17 M - Clerk " Frank " 14 M - " Mary " 11 F - " Edwd. H. " 9 M - " Bridget Sullivan 25 F - Ireland Sarah Edwards 23 F - " Ann Smith 22 F - "

This is a duplicate of the preceding entry.

12 14 Israel Whitney 67 M - Ms. M Mercht. - - 1 1 - Mary H. " 60 F - " " - - - - - Geo. " 32 M - " W " - - 1 1 - Eunice " 30 F - " S None - - - - - Frank " 18 M - " " Clerk - - - - - Mary " 16 F - " " None - - - - - Edward F. " 14 M - " " - - - - - Ann Dagarer 35 F - Ire. " Servt. - - - - - Bridgt. Murphy 30 " - " " " - - - - - Mary Ryan 25 " - " " " - - - - -

1641 1506 Whitney, Israel 72 M W Ret. Merchant $5200 $155000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Mary H. 65 F W Keepinghouse " " Eunice 35 F W No Occupation " " Staunton 38 M W No Occupation " Male citizen over 21 " Mary 21 F W No Occupation " " Charles 29 M W Commission Mercht " Male citizen over 21 " Edward F. 19 M W In College " Attended school Henderson, John 24 M W Domestic Servant " Male citizen over 21 Meehan, Eliza 26 F W Domestic Servant Ireland parents foreign born Logan, Casey 23 F W Domestic Servant " parents foreign born Coffin, Ellen 34 F W Doemstic Servant Nova Scotia parents foreign born Farthing, Sarah 45 F W Domestic Servant Vermont

1143 1148 Bass, George 24 M W College student Mass. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, William F. 20 M W College student " -----, Edward F. 19 M W College student " -----, Charles L. B. 19 M W College student " ...

Geo. WHITNEY 47 Self M W W MA Banker MA MA Eunice WHITNEY 45 Sis F S W MA Housekeeping MA MA Mary WHITNEY 31 Sis F S W MA At Home MA MA Ellen HOLLAND 40 Oth F S W ENG Cook IRE IRE Martha GRAY 26 Oth F S W ENG Servant SCOT SCOT Ellen MEAD 28 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

118 154 Shaw, Harriet A. Head W F Feb 1856 44 sgl Maine Maine Maine Musician, Rents house 155 Loring, Mary L. Head W F Jun 1850 49 wid 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Rents house 156 Whitney, Mary Head W F Feb 1849 51 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Rents house Clarke, Maud A. Srvt W F Jun 1864 35 sgl Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Lady's maid 157 Hodge, Mary R. Head W F Mar 1821 79 wid 4ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Rents house -----, Mary R. Dau W F Dec 1859 45 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts 158 Hoffman, Julia E. Head W F Mar 1856 44 wid 3ch 2liv Utah unknown Denmark Rents house -----, Lee H. Son W M May 1884 16 sgl Oregon Pennsylvania Utah Student -----, Margarie E. Dau W F Aug 1888 11 sgl Oregon Pennsylvania Utah Student Cross, Fannie Brdr W F Apr 1852 48 wid 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Salley M. Brdr W F Jul 1874 25 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Artists Toye, Ollie J. Srvt W F Jan 1876 24 sgl Ireland Canada Eng. England Housework, Immig. 1895 159 Neall, Elizabeth B. Head W F Apr 1828 72 wid 2ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Rents house -----, Caroline F. Dau W F Apr 1855 45 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

  • 1910, 66 Beacon St., Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: Frank Whitney, 64, single, and Frederick Whitney, 66, single, both own income.
  • 1910, 27 Park Ave., New York, New York Co., NY: Edward F. Whitney, 58, single; sister Margaret S. Whitney, 41, single. Margaret was actually his niece, not his sister, daughter of brother Israel.
  • 1920, 66 Beacon St., Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: Frank Whitney, 73, sgl, estate trustee.
  • 1920, Frederick and Edward not found.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Israel [Whitney], s. Elisha and Eunice, [born] Nov. 4, 1797," according to Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906). Also "Israel [Whitney], [born] Nov. 4, 1797. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004, volume 240, page 187.

4.^  "Israel [Whitney] [Capt. int.] [Whitney], and Mary Hopkins Flagg, [married] May 11, 1826," according to Beverly Vital Records.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  "Mary Hopkins [Flagg], d. Isaac and Elisabeth, [born] July 21, 1804," according to Beverly Vital Records. Also, "Mary H. [_____] [Whitney], w. of Israel, [born] July 21, 1804. G.R.3," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004, volume 249, page 156.

8.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Israel and Mary, [born] Sept. 25, 1828," according to Beverly Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 473, page 491.

10.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], a. 21y. [of Boston. C.R.1], d. Israel and Mary, and Salem Towne Lamb, merchant, of Boston, [married] July 19, 1849," according to Beverly 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 37, page 137.

11.^  "Israel Goodwin [Whitney], [born] Jan. 30, 1831. G.R.3," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

12.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. of Israel and Mary H., [born] Sept. 22, 1834. G.R.3," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 393, page 207.

14.^  "Freddy [Whitney], s. of Israel and Mary H., [died] Aug. 27, 1844, a. 2y. 4m. 20d. G.R.3," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

15.^  "Frederic [Whitney], s. Israel and Mary H., [born] June 22, 1843," according to Beverly 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 36, page 188.


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