Family:Whitney, Jesse (1790-1858)

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Jesse7 Whitney (Jacob6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Esther (Walcott) Whitney, was born 26 Jan 1790, Stow, MA,[1] and died 18 Jan 1858, Nashua, NH.

Marriage intentions were published, Framingham, MA, 24 Oct 1818 for him and Rebecca Newell "of Medfield".[2] He "of Framngham" married, 19 Nov 1818, Medfield, MA, Rebecca Newell.[3] She was born 2 Feb 1795, Sherborn, MA, and died 16 Jun 1856, Nashua, NH.

He was born in Stow, MA, where he resided until eighteen years of age, working on his father's farm and attending school as opportunity presented itself. When nineteen years of age he went to Boston to learn the trade of boot and shoemaker. After serving his apprenticeship for four years he went to Framingham to work for a Mr. Buckminster, a boot and shoe manufacturer. A short time afterward he became proprietor of the business, and continued it until the fall of 1825, when he moved to Nashua, New Hampshire, and entered the employ of the Nashua Manufacturing Company in their cotton mills as belt maker (leather), and continued with them for ten years. Later he was a trader in boots and shoes. Mr. Whitney was an upright and conscientious man, Whig in politics, and had the respect and esteem of his townsmen. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian church. He died in Nashua, his wife having preceded him some two years. He resided Framingham, MA, and Nashua, NH.

Children of Jesse7 and Rebecca (Newell) Whitney:

i. Helen Louisa8 Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1819, Framingham, MA;[4] d. 8 Jan 1893; m. 1 May 1839, Nashua, NH, Orlando Lund.[5]
ii. George Henry Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1821, Framingham, MA;[6] m. Susan Glover Stickney.
iii. Elizabeth Wheelock Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1822, Framingham, MA;[7] d. 5 Sep 1909, Melrose, MA, aged 86 years 10 months 17 days, of cardiac asthenia;[8] m. 29 Jan 1846, Manchester, NH, George Fitz Adams;[9]; bur. Forest Hills Cemetery, Derry, NH; resided Derry, NH. He was b. 29 Jun 1824. Children:
a. Helen Louise Adams, b. 10 Dec 1847; m. 10 Feb 1874, Quincy Jeffers; resided Dedham, MA.
b. Lucy Elizabeth Adams, b. 9 Sep 1850; m. 1 Jan 1870, George Proctor; resided 518 Broadway, South Boston, MA.
c. Sarah Fitz Adams, b. 22 Jun 1852; resided Derry, NH.
d. George Newell Adams, b. 27 Dec 1853; m. 22 Jun 1891, Carrie Combs; resided 901 McGee St., Kansas City, MO.
e. Frankie Wellman Adams, b. 18 Aug 1859; d. 1 Feb 1867.
f. Charles Eugene Adams, b. 23 Jun 1861; m. 27 Nov 1888, Ida Swain; resided No. 6 Roslyn St., Salem, MA.
g. Mary Whitney Adams, b. 4 Sep 1863; d. 4 Sep 1863.
h. Marion Whitney Adams, b. 7 Jan 1867; d. 3 Feb 1877.
iv. Mary Antoinette Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1824, Framingham, MA;[10] m. 25 Apr 1844, Nashua, NH, Alfred Lund,[11] d. 1855; m.(2) Josiah Stone; resided Cortland, NY.
v. Eunice Newell Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1826, prob. Nashua, NH; d. 4 Dec 1833, Nashua, NH.
vi. Edward Payson Whitney, b. 2 May 1828, Nashua, NH (although 1850 census says MA)(and birth record gives middle name "Jason");[12] m. Josephine Stickney.
vii. Charles Frederick Whitney, b. 26 Dec 1829, Nashua, NH;[13] m. Helen L. Blaisdell.
viii. William Andrew Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1831, Nashua, NH;[14] d. 14 Nov 1861.
ix. Eugene Francis Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1834, Nashua, NH;[15] m. Carrie H. Clark.
x. Richard Dexter Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1836, Nashua, NH;[16] m. Laura A. Ingraham.

Census

544 632 Jesse Whitney 60 M - Shoemaker Massachusetts Rebecca " 59 F - " Edward " 23 M - None " Josephine " 21 F - " Charles " 20 M - None New Hampshire William " 18 M - Shoemaker " Eugene " 16 M - " " Attended school Richard " 14 M - " Attended school 633 George H. Whitney 28 M - Trader $1500 " Susan J. " 23 F - Massachusetts George F. " 4 M - New Hampshire Attended school Clarence R. " 1 F - "

References

1.^  "Jesse [Whitney] [dup. Jessa], s. Jacob and Easter [dup. Esther], [born] Jan. 26, 1790. [Jesse, s. Jacob and Jemima, C.R.]," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Jesse [Whitney] and Rebecca Newell of Medfield, int. Oct. 24, 1818," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

3.^  "Jesse [Whitney] of Framingham and Rebecca Newell, [married] Nov. 19, 1818," according to Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

4.^  "Helen Louisa [Whitney], d. of Jesse and Rebeccah, [born] Oct. 4, 1819," according to Framingham Vital Records.

5.^  "Helen L. Whitney & Orlando Lund, m. 1 May 1839, Nashua, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "George Henry [Whitney], s. of Jesse and Rebeccah, [born] Feb. 24, 1821," according to Framingham Vital Records.

7.^  "Elizabeth Wheelock [Whitney], d. of Jesse and Rebeccah, [born] Oct. 19 1822," according to Framingham Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1909/66 (Death), page 475.

9.^  "Elizabeth W. Whitney & George F. Adams, m. 29 Jan 1846, Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

10.^  "Mary Antoinette [Whitney], d. of Jesse and Rebeccah, [born] Aug. 2, 1824," according to Framingham Vital Records.

11.^  "Mary A. Whitney & Alfred Lund, m. 25 Apr 1844, Nashua, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

12.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

13.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

14.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

15.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

16.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.


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