Family:Whitney, James S. (1798-1865)

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James S.7 Whitney (Jesse6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jesse6 and Mary (Sawyer) Whitney, was born 15 Nov 1797, Saco, ME,[1] or 15 Dec 1798,[2] or 15 Nov 1797, Saco, ME, and died 29 Apr 1865, Roxbury, MA, aged 66 years, of drowning.[3] He was buried in Dover, MA.

He married, 29 Sep 1823, Boston, MA, Eliza Reed.[4] She was born 25 Oct 1801, Dover, MA, and died after 1880.

Children of James S.7 and Eliza (Reed) Whitney:

i. (daughter)8 Whitney, b. between 1825 and 1830; deduced from 1830 and 1840 censuses.
ii. Charles Whitney, b. ca. 1829, MA; apparently died before 1849, when another child was given this name.
iii. James Whitney, b. ca. 1831, Boston, MA; m.(1) Harriet A. Ketchum; m.(2) Ellen B. (Smith) Shipman.
iv. Henry Whitney, b. ca. 1834, MA; d. after 1850; no further record found.
v. Mary A. J. Whitney, b. ca. 1836, Boston, MA; d. 28 Mar 1883, Milford, MA, aged 46 years 10 months 8 days, of phthisis pulmonalis;[5] m. 1 Oct 1854, Dover, MA, George R. J. Ruggles.[6]
vi. Ruth D. Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1838, MA; d. after 1860; buried Dover, MA.[7]
vii. John H. Whitney, b. ca. 1841, MA; res. Brookline in 1895.
viii. Charles H. Whitney, b. ca. 1849, MA; not in family in 1855.

Census

1804 2877 James S. Whitney 50 M - Jobber $5000 Me. Elisa " 48 F - Ms. Chas. " 21 M - None " James " 19 " - Temaster " Henry Whitney 16 M - Clerk Ms. Mary A. " 14 F - " Attended school Ruth " 12 " - " Attended school John " 9 M - " Attended school

1 1 James S. Whitney 55 M - Farmer Maine Eliza Whitney 54 F - Mass. Ruth D. Whitney 17 F - Mass. John H. Whitney 15 M - Shoemaker Mass. George R. P. Rugles 23 M - Boot Maker Mass. Mary A. J. Rugles 19 F - Mass.

2297 3334 James Whitney 63 M - Farm Laborer $1800 $200 Me. Attended school [sic] Elisa " 58 F - Mass. Ruth D. " 21 F - " John H. " 19 M - " Charles H. " 11 M - " Attended school

506 814 George R. Ruggles 33 M - Mass. M Clerk - - 1 1- Mary " 29 F - " M - - - - - Lizzie M. Gillman 13 F - " S - - - - - 815 Eliza Whitney 63 F - " W None - - - - - John H. " 24 M - " S Clerk - - 1 1- Charles F. Gilman 17 M - " S None - - - - -

961 1581 Ruggles, George B. 37 M W Works in boot factory $2000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 34 F W Keeping house " Gilman, Lizzie M. 19 F W No occupation " Whitney, Eliza 68 F W No occupation "

155 186 Ruggles, George R. W M 54 mar Works in Boot Factory Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, Mary A. W F 45 Wife mar Keeping House Massachusetts Mass. Mass. Whitney, Eliza W F 78 MiL wid At Home Paralysis Massachusetts Mass. Mass. Brown, Aravesta W F 49 Brdr sgl House Keeper Maine Maine Mass.

  • 1880, son John not found.

References

1.^  "James [Whitney], s. Jesse and Mary, b. 15 Nov. 1797 ," according to ______, First book of records of the town of Pepperellborough, now the city of Saco (Portland, Me.: Thurston Print, 1896).

2.^  "James S. [Whitney] [h. Eliza (Reed)], [born] Dec. 15, 1798. G.R.," according to Vital Records of Dover, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 184, page 236.

4.^  Boston, Massachusetts, 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 384, page 426.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 79, page 196.

7.^  "Ruth D. [Whitney], [died] Aug. 3, 1838. G.R.," according to Dover Vital Records.


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