Family:Whitney, Jacob (1776-1864)

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Jacob7 Whitney (Jacob6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Lois (Hapgood) Whitney, was born 16 Oct 1776, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 12 Apr 1864, Harvard, MA, farmer, aged 87 years 5 months 26 days, of lung fever and old age.[2]

He married firstly, 20 Feb 1806, Harvard, MA, Mercy Fairbank7 Whitney,[3] daughter of Reuben6 and Lucy (Fairbank) Whitney. She was born 25 Jul 1786, Harvard, MA,[4] and died 9 Jul 1822, Harvard, MA.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 7 Jun 1823, Harvard, MA, for him and second wife Hannah6 Whitney "of Bolton".[6] He "of Harvard" married secondly, 13 Jul 1823, Bolton, MA, Hannah6 Whitney,[7] daughter of John5 and Sarah (Atherton) Whitney. She was born 6 Sep 1794, Bolton, MA, and died 24 or 26 May 1833, Harvard, MA, aged 44 years.[8]

He married thirdy, 2 Jun 1839, Harvard, MA, Elizabeth Gates,[9] daughter of John and Catherine (Wetherbee) Gates. She was born 17 Nov 1792, Stow, MA, and died 24 Feb 1870, Harvard, MA, aged 77 years 3 months 7 days, of pneumonia.[10]

Children of Jacob7 and Mercy Fairbank7 (Whitney) Whitney (possibly incomplete):

i. (child)8 Whitney, b. unknown; d. 13 Apr 1810, Harvard, MA.[11]
ii. Martha Ann Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1812, Harvard, MA;[12] d. 7 Sep 1829, Harvard, MA, aged 18 years.[13]
iii. Mary Perry Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1814, Harvard, MA;[14] m. (int. 26 Mar 1842, Wayland, MA[15]) 26 Apr 1842, Harvard, MA, Dexter Sherman "of Wayland".[16]
iv. Jacob Milton Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1816, Harvard, MA;[17] m. Sarah Ann Bigelow.
v. Mercy F. Whitney, b. ca. 29 Jun 1822, Harvard, MA; d. 26 Dec 1903, Fitchburg, MA, aged 81 years 5 months 27 days, of breast cancer;[18] "of Harvard" m. (int. 30 Apr 1847, Fitchburg, MA[19])(int. 1 May 1847, Harvard, MA[20]), Lysander S. Upham.

Children of Jacob7 and Hannah6 (Whitney) Whitney:

vi. Sarah M.8 Whitney, bapt. 4 Sep 1825, Harvard, MA;[21] d. 5 Dec 1868, Harvar, MA, aged 43 years 9 months 12 days, of brain disease;[22] m. 10 Sep 1861, Harvard, MA, Frederick A. Willard, son of Luther and Mary (Davis) Willard, b. ca. 1824, New York, NY.[23]
vii. Louisa J. Whitney, b. ca. 1826 (calculated from age at marriage); bp. 1 Jul 1827, Harvard, MA;[24] d. 19 Jul 1884, Harvard, MA, aged 57 years, of hemiplegia;[25] m. 20 Dec 1849, Harvard, MA, George G. Fales "of Peterborough, N.H."m b. ca. 1822, Lancaster, MA, son of Ephraim and Olive (-----) Fales;[26] m.(2) 6 Oct 1874, Harvard, MA, Franklin McDonald, b. ca. 1823, Brookline, NH, son of Eri & Fannie (Wright) McDonald.[27]
viii. Francena F. Whitney, b. ca. 1829, MA; d. after 1850; "Francena E." m. 20 Mar 1856, Harvard, MA, Edward W. Houghton, son of Cephas and Sarah (-----) Houghton, b. ca. 1829, MA.[28]
ix. Martha A. Whitney, b. ca. 1831, MA; m. Hiram7 Whitney, q.v.
ix. Ellen Augusta Whitney, b. ca. 1833, MA; d. 16 Jun 1880, Harvard, MA, aged 47 years 2 months 18 days, of disease of heart;[29] m. 12 Jun 1862, Fitchburg or Harvard, MA, Absalom Ball Gale, son of Daniel and Clarisa (-----) Gale, b. ca. 1815, "Jamaca".[30]

Jacob7 and Elizabeth (Gates) Whitney had no known children.

Census

60 72 Jacob Whitney 72 M - Farmer $2000 Mass. Elizabeth " 57 F - " Sarah M. " 25 F - " Francena F. " 22 F - " Martha A. " 19 F - " Attended school Ellen A. " 17 F - " Attended school

75 81 Jacob Whitney 79 M - Farmer Mass. Elizabeth Whitney 62 F - Mass. Fransica E. Whitney 27 F - Mass. Martha Ann Whitney 24 F - Mass. Ellen A. Whitney 22 F - Mass.

24 29 John M. Whitney 39 M - Mass. Sarah A. M. Whitney 35 F - Mass. Sarah M. Whitney 30 F - Mass.

"John" must be an error for "Jacob". This is his daughter Sarah living with her brother and his wife.

269 296 Jacob Whitney 83 M - Farmer $2700 $300 Mass. Elizabeth " 67 F - " Sarah " 35 F - " Martha A. " 29 F - " Ellen A. " 27 F - "

51 61 Hiram Whitney 50 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Martha A. Whitney 34 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Elizabeth Whitney 72 F - Massachusetts W " - - - - -

Martha A. WHITNEY 49 Self F W W MASS Keeping House MASS MASS J. Milton WHITNEY 64 Bro M S W MASS Agent Tire MASS MASS

References

  • Stow Vital Records

1.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Oct. 16, 1776," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 243.

3.^  "Jacob [Whitney] and Marcy F. (Mercy Fairbank, int.) Whitney, [married] Feb. 20, 1806," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Mercy Fairbank [Whitney], d. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] July 15, 1786," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Mercy F. [Whitney], [died] July 9, 1822, a. 36 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Jacob [Whitney] and Hannah Whitney of Bolton, int. June 7, 1823.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "Jacob [Whitney] of Harvard and Hannah Whitney, [married] July 13, 1823," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

8.^  "Hannah [Whitney], (w. of Jacob, C.R.1.), [died] May 26, 1838, a. 44 y. (May 24, 1838. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Jacob [Whitney] and Elizabeth Gates, [married] June 2, 1839. ," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also, "Jacob [Whitney] and Elizabeth Gates, [married] June 20, 1839. P.R.15." according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

10.^  1870 Mortality Schedule. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 231, page 270.

11.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. ch. of Jacob, [died] Apr. 13, 1810. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Martha Ann [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Mercy, [born] Mar. 22, 1812," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "Martha [Whitney] (Martha Ann, G.R.1.) eldest d. of Jacob, [died] -----, 1829. C.R.1. (Dec. 7, 1829, a. 18 y. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Mary Perry [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Mercy, [born] July 25, 1814," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Mary P. of Harvard, and Dexter Sherman, int. Mar. 26, 1842," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

16.^  "Mary P. [Whitney] and Dexter Sherman of Wayland, [married] Apr. 26, 1842," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Jacob Milton [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Mercy, bp. July 28, 1816. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/22 (Death), page 525.

19.^  "Mercy [Whitney] of Harvard and Lysander S. Upham, [marriage intentions] Apr. 30, 1847," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 218.

20.^  "Mercy F. [Whitney] and Lysander S. Upham of Fitchburg, int. May 1, 1847," according to Harvard Vital Records.

21.^  "Sarah Margaret [Whitney], d. of Jacob, bp. Sept. 4, 1825. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 213, page 270.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 146, page 167.

24.^  "Louisa Jane [Whitney], d. of Jacob, bp. July 1, 1827. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

25.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 357, page 407.

26.^  "Louisa J. [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Hannah, a. 23 y., and George G. Fales of Peterborough, N.H., s. of Ephraim and Olive, b. in Lancaster, a. 27 y., [married] Dec. 20, 1840," according to Harvard 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 38, page 336.

27.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 264, page 278.

28.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 101, page 193.

29.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 384.

30.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 155, page 168.


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