Family:Whitney, James (1779-1850)

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James7 Whitney (John6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Holbrook) Whitney, was born 8 Sep 1779, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 22 Nov 1850, Sherborn, MA, aged 72 years, of mortification.[2]

He married, about 1803, Lois Blodgett. She was born 1785, Whitestown, NY, and died 2 Nov 1868, Sherborn, MA, aged 84 years 8 months 17 days, of debility from old age.[3]

He was a farmer and prominent citizen. He resided Sherborn, MA.

Children of James7 and Lois (Blodgett) Whitney:

i. Louisa8 Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1804, Sherborn, MA;[4] d. 5 Jan 1886, Millis, MA, aged 81 years 6 months, of senile gangrene;[5] m. (int. 30 Sep 1827, Medway, MA[6]) 29 Nov 1827, Sherborn, MA, Cyrus Daniels, of Medway.[7] He was b. 23 Jan 1803. Children:
a. Hannah Daniels, b. 23 Mar 1829; m. 8 Jan 1852, Horace R. Richardson; resided 51 Erie St., Cambridgeport, MA.
b. Henry Martin Daniels, b. 16 May 1832; m. Maria Miller; resided Millis, MA.
c. Edward Daniels, b. 8 Jul 1835; m. 5 July 1859, Nellie Spooner; resided Natick, MA.
ii. Phebe Whitney, b. 2 May 1806, Sherborn, MA;[8] d. 18 Jan 1878, Sherborn, MA, aged 71 years 8 months, of [?scirrhosis?] of breast cancer and dis. of liver;[9] m.(1) (int. 21 May 1829, Sherborn, MA) Partridge Hill;[10] m.(2) 24 Dec 1840, Sherborn, MA, Jacob Pratt, son of Henry and Hannah7 (Whitney) Pratt, as his second wife. Children:
a. Charles Hill, b. 1830; resided W. Newton, MA.
b. Lydia P. Hill, b. 1833.
c. Lucy Hill, b. 1835.
iii. Lyman Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1808, Sherborn, MA;[11] m.(1) Mary Leland; m.(2) Pameha O. Lenter.
iv. Sylvester Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1810, Sherborn, MA;[12] m. Fanny Sanger.
v. Lois Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1812, Sherborn, MA;[13] d. 14 May 1887; m. 26 Feb 1833, Sherborn, MA, Augustus H. Leland;[14] resided Sherborn. He was b. 18 Nov 1808; d. 30 Oct 1886. He was a farmer. Children:
a. George A. Leland, b. 17 Oct 1835, Sherborn, MA.
b. Abbie M. Leland, b. 23 Apr 1839; m. 18 Oct 1858, Sherborn, MA, Thomas Taber.
c. Edmund Dowse, b. 21 May 1842; d. 30 Jun 1842.
vi. Elmira Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1814, Sherborn, MA;[15] d. 27 May 1893, Sherborn, MA; m. 27 Nov 1837, Sherborn, MA, Harrison G. O. Hooker, of Dover, MA.[16] He d. 20 May 1893. Children:
a. Ellen Hooker, b. 1839; d. 1847, Dover, MA.
vii. James M. Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1816, Sherborn, MA;[17] m. Mary Ann Clark.
viii. Vespasian Whitney, b. Feb 1818, Sherborn, MA; d. 3 Sep 1821, Sherborn, MA, aged 2 years 7 months.[18]
ix. Caroline Stone Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1820, Sherborn, MA; d. 8 Jun 1910, Framingham, MA, aged 89 years 8 months, of myocarditis;[19] bur. Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, MA; m. ("of Sherburne" int. 23 Oct 1846, Dover, MA)[20] 19 Nov 1846, Sherborn, MA, James H. Wight, of Dover, b. ca. 1816, son of Asa and Sybil (-----) Wight.[21] He was b. 21 Jul 1816. He was a carpenter, of Natick, MA; resided Newton Highlands, MA. Children:
a. Ella A. Wight, b. 9 Feb 1849.
b. Abbie W. Wight, b. 30 Dec 1851.
c. Carrie Wight, b. 13 Sep 1853; d. 14 Jun 1856.
d. James H. Wight, b. 26 Mar 1858.
e. Edward I. Wight, b. 26 Aug 1863.
x. Abigail Whitney, b. Dec 1822; d. 25 Jul 1825, Sherborn, MA, aged 2 years 7 months.[22]

Census

96 129 James Whitney 70 M - Farmer $1000 Mass. Lois " 66 F - " H. G. O. Hooker 37 M - " " Almira " 36 F - " 130 Lyman Whitney 42 M - " $4000 " Mary " 34 F - " Ann M. " 8 " - " Attended school Mary E. " 6 " - " Attended school Daniel L. " 4 M - " Attended school George L. " 1 " - " Newell Hales 17 " - " Mary McCarty 21 F - Ireland

151 175 Jacob Pratt 49 M - Farmer Mass. Pheba Pratt 49 F - Mass. Lorenzo Pratt 16 M - Farmer Mass. Theodore Pratt 13 M - Mass. Michiel Lyle 31 M - Farmer Ireland Lois Whitney 70 F - Mass. Joanna White 19 F - Ireland Susan Ready 50 F - Ireland

2733 3281 Jacob Pratt 54 M - Farmer $5000 $1000 Mass. Phebe " 54 F - " Lorenzo " 21 M - Farm Laborer " Sheldon " 18 M - " " " Attended school Lois Whitney 76 F - Widow N.Y. Catherine Howard 19 F - Teacher Mass.

41 43 Lyman Whitney 56 M - Sherborn, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Pamelia Orne Whitney 47 F - Plymouth, N.H. M Housewife - - - - - Daniel Leland Whitney 19 M - Sherborn, Mass. S Farm Laborer - - - - - George Lyman Whitney 16 M - " " S " " - - - - - Lois Whitney 81 F - Whitestown, N.Y. W Housewife - - - - - Aaron Whitney 54 M - Sherborn, Mass. W Mariner - - 1 1 - Elmira May Centre 8 F - Boston, " S - - - - -

References

1.^  "James, s. of John and Hannah, Sept. 8, 1779," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 49, page 88.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 212, page 187.

4.^  "Loiza [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, [born] July 6, 1804," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 374, page 278.

6.^  "Louisa [Whitney] of Sherburne, and Cyrus Daniels, int. Sept. 30, 1827," according to Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

7.^  "Louisa [Whitney] and Cyrus Daniels of Medway, [married] Nov. 29, 1827," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

8.^  "Phebe [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, [born] May 2, 1806," according to Sherborn 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 302, page 155.

10.^  "Phebe [Whitney] and Partridge Hill, int. Mar. 21, 1829," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

11.^  "Lyman [Whitney], s. of James and Lois, [born] June 1, 1808," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

12.^  "Sylvester [Whitney], s. of James and Louis, [born] Apr. 12, 1810," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

13.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, [born] Apr. 16, 1812," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

14.^  "Lois [Whitney] and Augustus H. Lealand, [married] Feb. 26, 1833," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

15.^  "Almira [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, [born] Apr. 15, 1814," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

16.^  "Elmira [Whitney] and Harrison G. O. Hooker, [married] Nov. 27, 1834," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

17.^  "James [Whitney], s. of James and Lois, [born] Sept. 27, 1816," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

18.^  "Vespasian [Whitney], s. of James and Lois, [died] Sept. 3, 1821, a. 2y. 7m. G.R.5," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/44 (Death), page 188.

20.^  "Caroline S. [Whitney] of Sherburne, and James H. Wight, int. Oct. 23, 1846," according to Vital Records of Dover, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

21.{{note|21} "Caroline S. [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, a. 25y., and James H. Wight of Dover, s. of Asa and Sybil of Dover, a. 30y., b. in Dover, [married] Nov. 19, 1846," according to Sherborn 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 25, page 67.

22.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. of James and Lois, [died] July 25, 1825, a. 2y. 7m. G.R.5," according to Sherborn Vital Records.


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