Family:Whitney, John (1770-1817)

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John7 Whitney (John6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Holbrook) Whitney, was born 15 May 1770, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 1817, Boston, MA. Probably he was the John Whitney who died, suddenly, 28 Aug 1816, Brookline, MA, aged 56 years.[2]

He "of Boston" married, 28 May 1797, Needham, MA, Clarissa Slack,[3] daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ruggles) Slack. She was born 20 May 1777, Needham, MA, and died 19 Jun 1861, New Bedford, MA, aged 84 years, of old age.[4]

John Whitney was born in Sherborn, MA, but removed to Boston in 1795. He was a merchant, and continued in business until his death, in 1817. He was a worthy and respectable man. He was senior member of the firm of Whitney & Dorr. He resided Boston, MA.

Children of John7 and Clarissa (Slack) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth Ruggles8 Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1798, Boston, MA; d. 4 May 1849, Roxbury, MA, aged 51 years, of consumption;[5] m. 23 May 1816, Boston, MA, Lemuel Crackbon, b. 18 Oct 1786, Sherborn, MA, d. 22 Sep 1849, Roxbury, MA, bur. Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA, son of Joseph and Abigail (Clapp) Crackbon; resided Roxbury, MA. Children:
a. John Whitney Crackbon, b. 1817, Boston, MA; d. 19 Jan 1821, Boston, MA.
b. Charles A. Crackbon, b. 1820, Boston, MA; d. 14 Apr 1855, New York, NY.
c. John W. Crackbon, b. 1822, Boston, MA; d. 23 Sep 1886, Boston, MA.
d. Joseph Crackbon, b. 29 Mar 1824, Boston, MA; d. 2 Dec 1874, Sacramento, CA; m. 1853, Sacramento, CA, Ada Byron Winn.
e. Susan E. Crackbon, b. 1827, Boston, MA; m. 5 Aug 1858, Roxbury, MA, Adam B. Cooper, son of James and Susan (-----) Cooper.
f. Frances Ellen Crackbon, b. Aug 1830, Boston, MA; d. 3 Mar 1831, Boston, MA; bur. Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA.
g. Francis William Crackbon, b. 1835, Boston, MA; d. 8 Feb 1874, Sacramento, CA.
ii. William Parkhurst Whitney, b. 9 Jul 1799, Boston, MA; d. 1830, Boston; a merchant.
iii. Susannah Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1800, Boston, MA;[6] a teacher; d. 16 Nov 1880, Taunton, MA, of senile dementia; unmarried.[7]
iv. Clarissa Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1802, Boston, MA;[8] d. 1823; m. Joseph Goddard. Children:
a. James W. Goddard, b. 1823; d. 1823, Boston, MA.
v. James Holbrook Whitney, b. 1804; m. Mary R. Rutgers.
vi. Sarah S. Whitney, b. 1804; d. 1804.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 1805; d. 1805.
viii. Martha W. Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1807, Boston, MA;[9] d. 19 Dec 1878, New Bedford, MA, aged 71 years 5 months, of cholera morbus; unmarried.[10]
ix. Sarah Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1809; m. 25 Mar 1834, Boston, MA, Charles Chandler;[11] res. New Bedford, MA. He was b. 7 Sep 1807, Petersham, MA; d. 6 Jul 1889, New Bedford, MA. Children:
a. Charles Frederick Chandler, b. 6 Dec 1836, Lancaster, MA; m. 10 April 1861, Anna Craig. He studied at the Lawrence Scientific School, at Harvard, and abroad at the universities of Goettingen and Berlin, receiving in 1856 the degree of Ph. D. at Goettingen. On his return to the United States in 1857, he became assistant in Chemistry at Union college under Prof. Charles A. Joy, and a few months later succeeded to the duties of the full professorship. Here he remained until 1864, when he went to New York and was associated with Professors Egleston and Vinton in the establishment of the Columbia School of Mines. Dr. Chandler was elected to fill the chair of analytical and applied chemistry, and was also dean of the faculty. In 1877, on the reorganization of the school, he was made professor of chemistry, lecturing thenceforth in both the literary and scientific departments of Columbia. He became adjunct professor of chemistry and medical jurisprudence in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia in 1872, and in 1876 succeeded to the full professorship. In 1873 he was appointed president of the board of health of New York City, and again in 1877. He was also taken a prominent part in the various analyses of waters throughout the United States, and has delivered many lectures. He received the honorary degree of M. D. from the University of New York in 1873, and the same year LL. D. from Union College. He is a life member of all the prominent chemical societies in the world; resided 51 East 54th St., New York City.
b. Katherine Whitney Chandler, b. 26 Sep 1839; res. with Chas F.
c. William Henry Chandler, b. 13 Dec 1841, New Bedford, MA; m. 10 Jan 1873, Mary ElizaBeth Sayre. He was educated at Union college, and from 1861 to 1867 was chemist to various companies, and from 1868 to 1871 instructor of chemistry at the Columbia School of Mines. In 1871 he became professor of chemistry at Lehigh university, and in 1878 was made director of the library. He has received the degree of A. M. from Union college and that of Ph. D. from Hamilton college. He is a member of various chemical societies in this and other countries. In 1876 he was juror at the Centennial, and in 1878 at the Paris exhibition. Is at present connected with the Lehigh university, Bethlehem, PA.
d. Mary Elizabeth Chandler, b. 3 Mar 1846; d. 26 Nov 1856.
x. Mary S. Whitney, b. 1811; d. 1840, Boston; m. 29 Dec 1831, Boston, MA, Josiah Lovett.[12]
xi. Hellen A. Whitney, b. 1813; d. 23 Sep 1856, New Bedford, MA, aged 43 years, of consumption;[13] m. (int. 10 Aug 1833, New Bedford, MA)[14] 5 Sep 1833, Boston, MA James Henry Howland;[15] resided New Bedford, MA. Children:
a. Mellen Howland, b. 1837.
b. John Howland, b. 1842
c. James Howland, b. 1846.
xii. Hannah H. Whitney, b. 1815; m. 10 Jun 1841, Boston, MA, Robert Walton;[16] resided Saint Andrews, NB, Canada. Children:
a. Mary W. Walton, b. 1842.
b. Elizabeth C. Walton, b. 1843.
c. Edward Walton, b. 1845.
d. Robert Walton, b. 1846.
e. (son) Walton, b. 1849.
xiii. Catherine F. Whitney, b. 1817; d. 1836, Weston, MA.

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found. The 1800 Census of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, is no longer extant. If it were, he would probably be found therein.
  • 1810, 9th Ward, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: John Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 2 females 26-44, 1 female 16-15, 1 female 10-15, and 5 females 0-9.
  • 1820, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: Clarissa Whitney, 4 males over 45, 2 males 26-45, 1 male 16-26 (must be 18-26 as no male enumerated 16-18), 1 male 10-16, 2 males under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 16-26, 6 females 10-16, 2 females under 10, 3 people in manufacturing.
  • 1830, Boston Ward 8, Suffolk Co., MA: Clarissa Whitney, 5 males 20-29, 3 males 15-19, 2 females 50-59, 4 females 20-29, 3 females 15-19, and 1 female 10-14.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA:

351 538 Chas. Chandler 42 M - Merchant Mass. Sarah W. 41 F - " Chas. F. 18 M - " Attended school Catharine W. 10 F - " Attended school Wm. T. 8 M - " Attended school Mary E. 4 F - " Clarissa Whitney 73 F - " Rachel Holmes 21 F - Ireland

167 290 Chandler, Chas. 48 M - Dry Goods Mass. " , Sarah W. 46 F - " " , Chas. F. 19 M - " " , Catharine W. 15 F - " " , Wm. H. 13 M - " " , Mary E. 10 F - " Whitney, Catharine 78 F - " Daley, Margaret 19 F - Ireland

"Catharine" is surely an error for "Clarissa".

299 477 Howland, Jas. H. 45 M - Merchant Mass. " , Helen 39 F - " " , Helen A. 18 F - " " , James 9 M - " Whitney, Martha W. 43 F - "

553 739 Asa Miller 25 M - House Carpenter Rhode Island Mary " 26 F - Massachusetts Mary J. 1 F - Rhode Island 740 Martha Whitney 42 F - Massachusetts 741 Clarinda Sweatland 65 F - " 742 Harrison Holmes 47 M - Gold Hunter " Racheal " 40 F - " Mary A. " 20 F - Rhode Island Frink H. 11 M - Massachusetts Attended school Henrietta 6/12 F - " Charles " 27 M - Merchant " Cornelius Tucker 19 M - Jeweller Connecticut William Tingley 19 M - Jeweller "

808 1066 Charles Chandler 52 M - Dry Good Merchant - $10000 Mass. Sarah W. " 50 F - " Catherine " 20 F - " William H. " 18 M - " Catherine Johnson 23 F - Domestic Ireland Clarisa Whitney 83 F - - $1500 Mass. Caroline Clifford 40 F - Teacher R.I.

405 -- James Arnold 84 M W R. Island W Merchant - - 1 1 - Anna Arnold 87 F " " " S - - - - - Martha W. Whitney 57 " " Massachusetts S - - - - - Charles H. Carter 49 M M Virginia M Waiter - - 1 1 - Susan Collerage 50 F W Ireland S Domestic - - - - - Ellen Connors 32 " " " S " - - - - - Margaret Hawen 31 " " " S " - - - - - Ferdinand Norbut 62 M M Maderia S Waiter - - 1 1 -

237 145 Eliza Harrington 59 F - Mass. W Boarding - - - - - Maria " 36 " - N.Y. S None - - - - - Mary C. " 29 " - " " " - - - - - Louisa E. " 21 " - Mass. " " - - - - - Geo. S. Harrington 19 M - N.Y. " Book Keeper - - - - - Susan Whitney 64 F - Mass. " Teacher - - - - - ...

1084 877 Powers, Geo. C. 39 M W Whl. Grocer Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Helen G. 33 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Helen G. 10 F W At School " Attended school Clapp, Mary G. 36 F W No Occupation " Whitney, Susan 69 F W School Teacher "

Continued from PETER THAYER Annie NORRIS 32 Oth F S W MA Operative MA MA Marthar GREEN 40 Oth F M MU MA Housekeeper MA MA John CARROL 38 Oth M S MU IRE Laborer IRE IRE Richard SMITH 42 Oth M S W ENG Stone Cutter ENG ENG Margaret CONWAY 47 Oth F M W IRE Housekeeper IRE IRE Johanna SULLIVAN 52 Oth F M W IRE Housekeeper IRE IRE Mary BARSTOW 42 Oth F M W MA Housekeeper MA MA Mary G. EDEN 32 Oth F S W MA Domestic MA MA Hanora PERKINS 29 Oth F S W MA None ENG ENG Patienc T. COLLINS 42 Oth F M W MA Housekeeper MA MA John H. TOBEY 29 Oth M S W MA None MA MA Henry C. KEITH 29 Oth M S W MA Shoemaker MA MA Lucy M. BILLINGS 74 Oth F W W MA Housekeeper MA MA Catherine HUDSON 28 Oth F S W MA None MA MA Thomas STEPHENS 74 Oth M S W MA Boot Maker MA MA Susan WHITNEY 80 Oth F S W MA Housekeeper MA MA Charles W. SMITH 26 Oth M S W MA Boot Maker MA MA Mary ADAMS 44 Oth F M W ENG Housekeeper ENG ENG Joseph HARDING 32 Oth M S W MA Farmer MA MA Alvin SADLER 25 Oth M S W MA Lawyer MA MA (Continued)

References

"Elizabeth Ruggles [Whitney], d. John and Clarissa, [born] Mar. 27, 1798," p. 347.
"William Parkhurst [Whitney], s. John and Clarissa, [born] Jul. 9, 1799," p. 348.
"Susannah [Whitney], d. John and Clarissa, [born] Nov. 18, 1800," p. 349.
"Clarissa [Whitney], d. John and Clarissa, [born] Mar. 27, 1802," p. 350.

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. of John and Hannah, [born] May 15, 177-[torn]," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "John [Whitney], [died] suddenly, Aug. 28, 1816, a. 54y. C.R.1," according to Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1929).

3.^  "John [Whitney], of Boston, and Clarissa Slack, [married] May 28, 1797," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 147, page 116.

5.^  Deaths, 1841-1915, from FamilySearch.org.

6.^  "Susan [Whitney] [?m], [born] Nov. 18, 1800, [in lot with Martha W.] G.R.3," according to Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1932-1941).

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 319, page 154.

8.^  "Boston Births, 1800-1849."

9.^  "Martha W. [Whitney] [?m], [born] July 25, 1807, [in lot with Susan] G.R.3," according to New Bedford Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 301, page 123.

11.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

12.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 102, page 83.

14.^  "Helen A. [Whitney] of Boston and James H. Howland of N. B., int. Aug. 10, 1833," according to New Bedford Vital Records.

15.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

16.^  Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.


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