Family:Whitney, James Lawton (1817-1882)

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James Lawton8 Whitney (Richard7, James6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard7 and Sally (Turner) Whitney, was born 2 Feb 1817, Harvard, MA, and died 29 Aug 1882, Harvard, MA, aged 63 years 6 months 27 days, of chronic [?Weimhoed?].[1]

He "of Harvard" married firstly, 7 Apr 1842, Cambridge, MA, Elizabeth Tilton,[2] daughter of Oliver and Martha (-----) Tilton. She was born about 29 Jun 1818, Brighton, MA, and died 10 Jun 1863, Harvard, MA, aged 44 years 11 months 10 days, of heart disease.[3]

He married secondly, 27 Mar 1864, Harvard, MA, Ann Doherty, daughter of Meshach A. and Bedelia (-----) Doherty.[4] She was born about 1835, Milton, MA, or Ireland.

He was born in Harvard, where he always resided, an extensive farmer and highly respected citizen. From 1851-53 he was a member of the board of selectmen. He resided Harvard, MA.

James Lawton8 and Elizabeth (Tilton) Whitney, if any, unknown. None appear in the 1850, 1855, 1860, or 1870 censuses.

Children of James Lawton8 and Ann (Doherty) Whitney:

i. Sarah Ann9 Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1864, Harvard, MA;[5] d. 15 Apr 1906, Boston, MA, aged 41 years, of post-operative toxemia (infectious);[6] m. 1 Jan 1890, West Newton, MA, Franklin Dodge Underwood, b. ca. 1872, Harwich, MA, son of William H. and Almira (-----) Underwood.[7]
ii. Elizabeth Mary Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1865, Harvard, MA;[8] "Mary Elizabeth" m. 12 Apr 1894, Brookline or Harvard, MA, William Murray Tay, b. ca. 1868, St. John, NB, son of William and Mary (Murray) Tay.[9]
iii. Susan L. Whitney, b. 23 May 1867, Harvard, MA;[10] d. 11 Oct 1867, Harvard, MA, aged 4 months 2 days, of cholera infantum.[11]
iv. Abby Turner Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1868, Harvard, MA;[12] m. 29 Nov 1894, Ayer or Harvard, MA, Walter R. Green, b. ca. 1867, Canada, son of Royal and Clara (Merrill) Green.[13]

Census

124 148 Richard Whitney 66 M - Farmer $4000 Mass. Sally " 64 F - " Abby Willard 14 F - " Attended school James L. Whitney 33 M - Farmer " Elizabeth " 31 F - " Luther Turner 12 M - " Attended school Mary Lewis 8 F - " Attended school

29 31 James L. Whitney 37 M - Farmer Mass. Elizabeth Whitney 36 F - Mass. Mary M. Lewis 13 F - Mass. Charles C. Maynard 18 M - Farmer Mass.

154 180 Asa Daby 62 M - Blacksmith $1500 $4000 Mass. Catharine F. " 43 F - " Richard Whitney 76 M - Farmer $1000 $1500 " Sally " 73 F - " 181 James L. " 43 M - Farmer $3000 $500 " Elizabeth " 41 F - " Elewellyn Gould 23 M - Teamster $400 Me.

156 184 Richard Whitney 81 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Sally Whitney 78 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - 185 James L. Whitney 48 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Ann Whitney 31 F - Ireland M Housekeeper - - - - - Sarah A. Whitney 7m F - Massachusetts - - - - - - John McGourn 12 M - Massachusetts S - - - - -

50 53 Whitney, James L. 53 M W Farmer $5000 $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ann 35 F W Keeping house Ireland Parents of foreign birth, Illiterate -----, Sarah A. 5 F W at Home Mass. Mother of foreign birth -----, Mary E. 4 F W at Home Mass. Mother of foreign birth -----, Abbie Y. 1 F W at Home Mass. Mother of foreign birth

James L. WHITNEY 63 Self M M W MASS. Farmer MASS. MASS. Ann WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W IRELAND Keeping-House IRELAND IRELAND Sarah A. WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W MASS. At School MASS. IRELAND Mary E. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W MASS. At School MASS. IRELAND Abbie T. WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W MASS. At School MASS. IRELAND Bartlett MCGRAIL 16 Oth M S W IRELAND Farm Laborer IRELAND IRELAND

46 47 Whitney, Ann Head W F Jan 1833 67 wid 37 4ch 3liv Ireland Ireland Ireland Farmer, Owns free farm, Immig. 1852 Green, Walter A. SiL W M Jan 1869 31 mar 5 Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Farm laborer, Immig. 1875, Na. -----, Abbie T. Dau W F Nov 1868 31 mar 5 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Ireland School teacher

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 339, page 389.

2.^  "James L. [Whitney] of Harvard, and Elizabeth Tilton, [married] Apr. 7, 1842," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 232.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 173, page 202.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 179, page 170a.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/10, page 48, and volume 1906/43 (death), page 526.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 406, page 13, and volume 407, page 237.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 179, page 170a.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 443, page 413, and volume 444, page 407.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 198, page 197.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 204, page 228.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 216, page 228.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 443, page 76, and volume 444, page 407.


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