Family:Whitney, Jacob (s1791-a1840)

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Jacob Whitney, parentage unknown, was born say 1791, and died between 1840 and 1850.

He married, 7 Jun 1818, Boston, MA, Elizabeth B. (Stretch) Dillingham,[1] daughter of William and Jennie (-----) Stretch. She was born about 13 Mar 1787, Boston, MA, and died 25 Oct 1877, Lynn, MA, aged 90 years 7 months 12 days, of old age.[2] She had married firstly, 10 May 1810, Boston, MA, Seth Dillingham, who died 2 Dec 1817.

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth B. (Stretch) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Jacob Whitney, b. ca. 1818, Boston, MA; m.(1) Sarah Jackson; m.(2) Honora Connor; m.(3) Elizabeth (Downing) Allen.
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1822; bur. 19 Sep 1839, Lynn, MA, aged 17 years.[3]
iii. William Foster Whitney, b. ca. 1826, Boston, MA; m. Sarah Jane Currier.

Notes

He may be identical to Jacob7 Whitney of Boston, who m. Phebe Mitchell, and/or to Jacob Whitney of Boston, who m. Ruth -----.

Census

  • 1820, Boston Ward 3, Suffolk Co., MA: Jacob Whitney, 2 males 26-44, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades. There is 1 male 0-9 and 1 female 0-9 extra in this family. They may be children by an earlier wife or wives (see Notes above).
  • 1830, Boston Ward 10, Suffolk Co., MA: Jacob Whitney, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 5-9. Looks like his family, but he appears to be missing and 2 other males 15-19 and 1 other female 15-19 are present. They may be children by an earlier wife or wives (see Notes above).
  • 1840, Lynn, Essex Co., MA: Jacob Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 20-29, and 1 female 40-49; 2 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1850, Lynn, Essex Co., MA:

436 589 Elizabeth Whitney 61 F - Mass. William F. " 23 M - Cordwainer "

70 95 Samuel Burrell 60 M - Shoemaker Mass. Lois Burrell 59 F - Mass. Charles Burrell 26 M - Shoemaker Mass. Ellen Burrell 14 F - Mass. 96 Wm. F. Whitney 29 M - Shoemaker Mass. Sarah J. Whitney 23 F - Mass. Elizebeth Whitney 68 F - Mass.

2806 3906 Wm. T. Whitney 34 M - Cordwainer $100 Mass. Sarah J. Whitney 27 F - " Wm. T. Whitney 5 M - " Attended school Elizabeth Whitney 74 F - "

67 73 Whitney, William F. 45 M W Shoe Maker Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah J. 38 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, William F. 14 M W At School Mass. Attended school -----, Sarah E. 10 F W At School Mass. Attended school -----, Elizabeth 85 F W Widow Mass.

References

1.^  Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 292, page 226.

3.^  "______ [Whitney], d. Mrs. Eliz[abeth], bur. Sept. 19, 1839, a. 17 y. PR 1.," according to Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1905-1906).


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