Family:Whitney, James (1823-1905)

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James8 Whitney (Elijah7, Lemuel6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Elijah7 and Susannah (Oaks) Whitney, was born 1 Jul 1823, Springfield, VT, and died 26 Dec 1905, Springfield, VT, aged 82 years 5 months 26 days, of la grippe.[1]

He married, 5 Jan 1854, Springfield, VT, Martha Damon,[2] daughter of Bartlett and Eunice (White) Damon. She was born 1 Jul 1822, Springfield, VT, and died 1883.

He differs from other farmers, who are worthy citizens and fairly good tillers of the soil, only in his enormous frame and his extraordinary knowledge of local history. He is childless, but ever since he has been a householder he has given a home to some boy who else would have had none outside the almshouse; resided Springfield, VT, s.p.

Census

68 68 James Whitney 37 M - Farmer $2800 $600 Vermont Martha " 37 F - Housewife " Theodosia " 35 F - Domestic " Edgar DeCamp 10 M - " Attended school

29 31 Whitney, James 48 M W Farmer $4000 $700 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 49 F W Keeps house Vermont -----, Theodotia 45 F W At Home Vermont Illiterate, Insane Smith, David M. 12 M W Vermont Attended school Wyman, Henrietta 10 F W Massachusetts Attended school

James WHITNEY 57 Self M M W VT Farmer MA MA Martha D. WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W VT Keeping House MA VT John T. MARCOTT 11 Son M S W VT Farm Boy CAN VT

References

1.^  "Vermont Births, Marriages and Deaths to 2008," from microfilmed records. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013; volume Deaths W 1871-1908, page 8439.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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