Family:Whitney, James Fordyce (1806-1874)

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James Fordyce7 Whitney (Cyrus6, Isaiah5, Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Cyrus6 and Mary7 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 14 Apr 1806, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 18 or 28 Apr 1874, Stow, MA, aged 68 years 11 days, of pneumonia.[2]

He married, 18 Sep 1834, Bolton, MA, Mary Gates8 Whitney of Stow,[3] daughter of Moses7 and Lucy (Gates) Whitney. She was born 31 Aug 1807, Stow, MA, and died 30 Jun 1886, Stow, MA, aged 78 years 10 months, of pneumonia.[4]

From the Albany (New York) Journal: "James F. Whitney, who died at Stow, Massachusetts, was well known to many of our older citizens. He was for a number of years a prominent merchant in this city and an active member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders. His death was from pneumonia after a sickness of four days; he was in the 68th year of his age." He resided Albany, NY.

Children of James Fordyce7 and Mary Gates (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Charles Augustus8 Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1836, Albany, NY; or 16 Oct 1835;[5] d. 1 Apr 1892, Stow, MA, aged 56 years 5 months 16 days, of heart failure;[6] unmarried.
ii. Lucia Caroline Whitney, b. 24 Aug 1838, Albany, NY; d. 13 Jan 1851, aged 13 years 5 months; bur. Lower Cemetery, Stow, MA.[7]
iii. Cyrus Henry Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1840 (but 29 Aug 1839 per gravestone), Albany, NY; unmarried; resided Quincy, IL, 117 Fourth Street, north, in 1895; d. 1 Feb 1927 (but 1 Feb 1928 per gravestone); bur. Lower Cemetery, Stow, MA.[8]
iv. James Francis Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1842, Albany, NY; m. 24 Oct 1874, Emma F. Chamberlin, b. 25 Oct 1849; resided s. p. 191 Park St., Detroit, MI. He is connected with M.C.R.R.
v. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1844, Albany, NY; m. 19 Jun 1869, Stow, MA, Charles A. Warren, b. ca. 1846, Stow, MA, son of Francis W. and Lucy A. (-----) Warren;[9] s. p.; resided 789 Cass Av. Detroit, MI.
vi. Adeline Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1846, Albany, NY; resided Stow, MA; d. 25 Aug 1928; unmarried; bur. Lower Cemetery, Stow, MA.[10]
vii. Martha Gates Whitney, b. 19 Dec 1848, Albany, NY; resided Stow, MA; d. 12 Oct 1924; unmarried; bur. Lower Cemetery, Stow, MA.[11]

Census

It is interesting that the family is doubly enumerated, once in Albany and once in Stow.

363 726 James F. Whitney 42 M - Grocery Massachusetts Mary G. " 41 F - do Charles A. " 15 M - N.Y. Attended school Lucia C. " 13 F - do Attended school Cyrous H. " 9 M - do Attended school James F. K. " 7 M - do Attended school Mary E. " 5 F - do Attended school Adaline " 3 F - do Martha G. " 1 F - do

16 16 Mary Whitney 43 F - Mass. Charles " 14 M - N.Y. Attended school Lucia " 12 F - " Attended school Henry " 10 M - " Attended school James " 7 M - " Attended school Mary " 5 F - " Attended school Adaline " 3 F - " Martha " 1 F - "

It is interesting that the family is doubly enumerated, once in Albany and once in Stow.

111 Brick $5000 270 James F. Whitney 41 M - - Mass. 1 - 30 Grocer 1 - - - - 1 - Mary J. " 47 F - Wife Mass. 1 - 20 - - - - - - - - Charles A. " 19 M - Son Albany - - - Clerk - - - - - - - Henry " 15 M - " " - - - - - - - - - - - James F. " 12 M - " " - - - - - - - - - - - Adaline " 8 F - Dau " - - - - - - - - - - - Martha J. " 6 F - " " - - - - - - - - - - -

345 337 James F. Whitney 54 M - Farmer Mass. Lucinda M. " 48 F - " Mary E. " 15 " - N. York Attended school Mary G. " 52 " - Mass. Adaline " 13 " - N. York Martha G. " 11 " - "

4 3 James F. Whitney 59 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary C. Whitney 57 F - " M - - - - - Adeline Whitney 18 F - New York S - - - - - Martha G. Whitney 16 F - " S - - - - -

220 271 Whitney, Wm. H. 29 M W Farmer $3600 $3700 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Marcia M. 50 F W Housekeeper $6000 N.H. -----, Mary J. 15 F W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Helen J. 14 F W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Clara M. 4 F W At Home Mass. Camber, Geo. W. 22 M W Work on Farm Md. Male citizen over 21 Clapp, Delia A. 32 F W Domestic Servant Mass. Hale, Mercy 80 F W No Occupation Mass. 221 272 Whitney, James F. 64 M W Farmer $4000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary G. 63 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Adaline 23 F W At Home Mass. -----, Martha G. 21 F W School Teacher Mass.

25 31 Overman, Elias 28 M W Iron founder and machinist $2500 $7000 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Ella M. 22 F W Keeping House New York Whitney, James F. 26 M W Ret. Boot and Shoe Merchant $3000 $1500 New York Male citizen over 21 Rogers, John L. 26 M W Ret. Boot and Shoe Merchant $1500 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21

May G. WHITNEY 72 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA Charles A. WHITNEY 43 Son M S W NY Farmer MA MA Adie WHITNEY 33 Dau F S W NY Sewing MA MA Martha G. WHITNEY 31 Dau F S W NY Sewing MA MA Herbert WELLER 17 Oth M S W MA Laborer MA MA

James F. WHITNEY 37 Self M M W NY Bookkeeper MA MA Ema WHITNEY 30 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT

9 10 Hudson, Geo. H. Head W M Sep 1865 34 mar 4 Massachusetts England Massachusetts Salesman carriages, Rents house -----, Mary A. Wife W F Feb 1873 27 mar 4 0ch 0liv New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire 11 Whitney, James F. Head W M Oct 1842 57 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Landlord, Rents house -----, Cyrus H. Bro W M Aug 1839 60 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Landlord -----, Adelin Sis W F Nov 1846 53 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Martha G. Sis W F Dec 1848 51 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts

  • 1910, 40 Portsmouth, Somerville Ward 5, Middlesex Co., MA, p. 28/28A:

-- -- Whitney, Cyrus H. Head M W 70 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Own income, Rents house James F. Bro M W 67 wid New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Own income Adeline Sis F W 63 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Own income Martha Sis F W 61 sgl New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Own income

  • 1920, Cyrus, James, Adeline, and Martha not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Fordyce [Whitney], s. of Cyrus and Polly, [born] Apr. 14, 1806," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917). Also, "James Fordyce [Whitney], [born] _____, 1806. G.R.1," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 266, page 189.

3.^  "James F. of Albany, N.Y., and Mary G. Whitney, Sept. 18, 1834. [James Fordyce Whitney and Mary Gates Whitney, P.R.30]," according to Stow Vital Records. Also, "James F. [Whitney] of Albany, N.Y., and Mary G. Whitney of Stow, [married] Sept. 18, 1834," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

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

5.^  "Charles A. [Whitney], [born] Oct. 16, 1835. G.R.1," according to Stow Vital Records'.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 428, page 369.

7.^  Find A Grave memorial #37356436, L. C. Whitney.

8.^  Find A Grave memorial #37355941, Cyrus Henry Whitney.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 218, page 261.

10.^  Find A Grave memorial #37356108, Adeline Whitney.

11.^  Find A Grave memorial #37324019, Martha Gates Whitney.


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