Family:Whitney, James (1760-1817)

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James6 Whitney (Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard5 and Mary (Perry) Whitney, was born 29 May 1760, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 15 Jul 1817, Harvard, MA, aged 57 years.[2]

He married firstly, 27 May 1783, Harvard, MA, Rachel Lawton, daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel (Wetherbee) Lawton.[3] She was born 7 Dec 1760, Harvard, MA, and died 14 Apr 1803, Harvard, MA, aged 42 years 8 months 7 days.[4]

He married secondly, 20 Oct 1803, Harvard, MA, Lucy Reed,[5] daughter of Israel and Jemima (Temple) Reed. She was born 27 Jun 1779, Littleton, MA, and died 13 Jan 1810, Harvard, MA, aged 32 years.[6]

He married thirdly, 8 Dec 1811, Harvard, MA, Susan6 Whitney[7], daughter of Aaron5 and Sally (Pollard) Whitney. She was born about 1785, Littleton, MA, and died 12 Sep 1848, Harvard, MA, aged 63 years.[8]

He was selectman in 1808-9.

James Whitney's widow's dower, late of Harvard, asks for her dower; name of wife Susan, 13 Mar 1817. James Whitney's real estate, late of Harvard; Richard Whitney, Jr. asks for a settlement 9 Feb 1819. Richard Whitney, Jr., Amos Batcheller, Rachel Batcheller, John Whitney, Isaac Whitney, guar. for Lucy Whitney Jefferson, Mary and Hiram sign, saying they are satisfied, 27 Feb 1819. He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of James6 and Rachel (Lawton) Whitney:

i. Richard7 Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1784, Harvard, MA;[9] m. Sally Turner.
ii. (child) Whitney, b. ca. 1786; d. 28 Feb 1786, Harvard, MA.[10]
iii. Jeremiah Lawton Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1788, Harvard, MA;[11] d. 19 Jan 1815, Harvard, MA, aged 20 years.[12] He was a clockmaker and resided in Shirley. His estate was settled in 1815. Richard, Jr., of Harvard, was admr. At the auction sale of his effects his brother John bought his watch.
iv. Rachel Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1791, Harvard, MA;[13] m. ("of Harvard" int. 22 Nov 1812, Boxborough, MA)[14] 15 Dec 1812, Harvard, MA, Amos Batchelor, of Boxboro.[15]
iv. John Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1796, Harvard, MA;[16] m.(1) Emily Meeds; m.(2) Rosella Childs.

Children of James6 and Lucy (Reed) Whitney:

v. Lucy Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1804, Harvard, MA;[17] d. 16 Nov 1865, Fitchburg, MA, aged 62 years, of paralysis;[18] "of Boston" m. (int. 13 Jan 1843, Fitchburg, MA)[19] 16 Feb 1843, Fitchburg, MA, Thomas Livermore.[20]
vi. James Jefferson Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1806, Harvard, MA;[21] m. Emma Bethiah Follett.
vii. Mary P. Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1809;[22] d. 16 Nov 1868, Boston, MA, aged 57 years 11 months 8 days, of phthisis;[23] m. 1 Jan 1849, Boston or Watertown, MA, Gustavus C. F. Evers, b. ca. 1821, Germany, son of T. Louis and Wilhelmina (-----) Evers.[24]

Children of James6 and Susan (Whitney) Whitney:

viii. Hiram Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1815;[25] m. Martha Ann Whitney.

Census

References

1.^  "James [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] May 29, 1760," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "James [Whitney], [died] July 15, 1816, a. 57 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "James [Whitney] and Rachel Laughton, [married] May 27, 1783," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Rachel [Whitney], w. of James, [died] Apr. 14, 1803, a. 42 y. 8 m. 7 d.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "James [Whitney] and Lucy Reed, [married] Oct. 20, 1803," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Lucy, w. of James, [died] Jan. 13, 1810, a. 32 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "James [Whitney] and Susan Whitney, [married] Dec. 8, 1811," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 279.

9.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. of James and Rachel, [born] Mar. 20, 1784," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. ch. of James, [died] Feb. 28, 1786. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Jeremiah Laughton [Whitney], s. of James and Rachel, [born] Aug. 13, 1788," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Jeremiah [Whitney], [died] Jan. 19, 1815, a. 20 y. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records. The age at death should be 26, not 20 years.

13.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of James and Rachel, [born] July 21, 1791," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Rachel [Whitney] of Harvard,and Amos Batchelor, int. Nov. 22, 1812," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Boxborough, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915), p. 59.

15.^  "Rachel [Whitney] (Jr., int.) and Amos Batchelor of Boxborough, Dec. 15, 1812," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "John [Whitney], s. of James and Rachel, [born] July 20, 1796," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. of James and Lucy, [born] July 23, 1804," 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 185, page 207.

19.^  "Lucy [Whitney] of Boston and Thomas Livermore, [marriage intentions] Jan. 13, 1843," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 198.

20.^  "Lucy [Whitney] of Boston to Thomas Livermore, [married] Feb. 16, 1843," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, p. 246. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 185.

21.^  "Jefferson [Whitney], s. of James and Lucy, [born] Apr. 26, 1806," according to Harvard Vital Records.

22.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of James and Lucy, [born] Dec. 17, 1809," according to Harvard Vital Records.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 200, page 213.

24.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, pages 230 and 104.

25.^  "Hiram [Whitney], s. of James and Susan, [born] Mar. 11, 1815," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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