Family:Whitney, John (1797-1844)

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Dea. John7 Whitney (John6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of John6 and Elizabeth (Stearns) Whitney, was born 20 Feb 1797, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 15 Mar 1844, Westminster, MA, aged 47 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 17 Oct 1821, Westminster, MA, for him and Lydia Allen "of Hubbardston".[3] He "of Westminster" married, 1 Nov 1821, Hubbardston, MA, Lydia Allen,[4] daughter of Deacon Ephraim Allen. She was born 4 Sep 1802, Hubbardston, MA, and died 19 Dec 1843, Westminster, MA, aged 41 years, of typhus fever.[5]

John Whitney, Jr., was born in Westminster, MA. He was a farmer and did not figure in political or professional circles. He was a stanch Christian, foremost in all movements tending to the public good.

He succeeded to his father's estate and spent his life upon it. He married Lydia, dau. of Dea. Ephraim Allen, of Hubbardston, and had a family of eight children, all of excellent character and reputation. Mr. and Mrs. W. were much interested in the education of their children, and, had a room in their house fitted up for school purposes, where in conjunction with a few of their neighbors of a like spirit, they maintained a private school for some time, the advantages of which were shared by the writers of this notice. Having been converted to the views of the Baptist denomination in mid-life, they united with the church of that faith in town, and became active and devoted members, he being appointed Dea. A fearful visitation of typhoid fever in the early winter of 1843-44 struck down nearly all the members of this house hold - the father, mother, and one child, falling victims to it. He resided Westminster, MA.

Heywood says the following:[6]

"Whitney, John7, s. of John6, and Elizabeth (Stearns) Whitney, succeeded to his f.'s estate, and spent his life upon it. He m. Lydia, dau. of Dea. Ephraim Allen of Hub. (pub. Sept. 30), 1821, and had a family of 8 chn., all of excellent character and reputation. Mr. and Mrs. W. were much interested in the education of their chn. and had a room in their house fitted up for school purposes, where in conjunction with a few of their neighbors of a like spirit, they maintained a private school for some time, the advantages of which were shared by the writer of this notice. Having been converted to the views of the Baptist denomination, in mid-life, they united with the church of that faith in town, and became active and devoted members, he being appointed Dea. A fearful visitation of typhoid fever in the early winter of 1843-1844 struck down nearly all the members of this household - the father, mother and one child falling victims to it. Mr. Whitney d. March 15, 1844, a. 47. His w., Lucy [misprint; should be Lydia], d. Dec. 19, 1843, a. 41."

Children of John7 and Lydia (Allen) Whitney:

i. John Emerson8 Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1822, Westminster, MA;[7] m.(1) Cleora Allen; m.(2) Mrs. Mary B. Ballou.
ii. Sumner Allen Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1824, Westminster, MA;[8] m.(1) Sarah L. Chapin; m.(2) Lura Clark.
iii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1826, Westminster, MA;[9] d. 28 or 29 Jun 1850, Worcester, MA, aged 20 years, of consumption.page 158
iv. Mary Alona Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1829, Westminster, MA;[10] m. 3 Mar 1853, Charles M. Penley, b. 11 Oct 1831. She d. 25 Sep 1859. Children:
a. Margaret A. Penley, b. 12 Jan 1854; m. ----- Nichodemus; res. 184 Front St. Worcester, MA
b. Harriett V. Penley, b. 14 Apr 1856; m. ----- -----; res. Auburn, MA
c. Charles E. Penley, b. 14 Feb 1859; d. 1 Jul 1859.
v. Harriett Whitney, b. 29 May 1832, Westminster, MA;[11] m.(1) 2 or 6 Jun 1865, Worcester, MA, Appleton Dadmun, b. 21 Jul 1828, Marlborough, MA, d. 2 Nov 1869, son of Martin and Persis (-----) Dadmun;[12] m.(2) 10 Jun 1875, Dr. Calvin G. Goodrich, b. 11 May 1820; d. 20 Nov 1880; resided 74 Elm St., Worcester, MA. Children:
a. Mary Louise Dadmun, b. 28 Apr 1866; res. with mother
b. Frederick Appleton Dadmun, b. 31 May 1868; d. 8 Mar 1869.
vi. Edward Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1834, Westminster, MA;[13] m.(1) Susan L. Cutting; m.{2} Emma L. Rice.
vii. Francis Stearns Whitney, b. Mar 1840, Westminster, MA;[14] d. 16 Jan 1844, Westminster, MA, aged 3 years 9 months 22 days, of typhus fever.[15]
viii. George Clarkson Whitney, b. 19 Sep 1842, Westminster, MA;[16] m. Amy E. Whidden.

Census

206 254 Sumner A. Whitney 27 M - Stationer $1700 Ms. Ephraim " 24 M - " " Mary A. " 21 F - " Sarah Chaplin 52 F - "

93 120 John E. Whitney 27 M - Farmer $2600 Massachusetts Chleora " 33 F - " Harriet " 18 F - " Attended school Edward " 15 M - " Attended school George C. " 7 M - " Attended school Caroline J. " 5 F - " Attended school Ellen L. " 3 F - " Attended school John A. " 1 M - "

[Female College] 1165 1729 Werden Reynolds 48 M - Prest. Female College Vt. Emaline " 40 F - N.Y. Augustus H. " 14 M - " Attended school Hattie A. " 6 F - " Attended school M. S. D. Gower 34 F - Matron Mass. Fred " 9 M - Maine Attended school Wm. " 6 M - " Attended school Harriet Whitney 27 F - Teacher Natural Science Mass. Jennie H. Russell 24 F - Teacher of Rhetoric N.H. Julia P. Brooks 22 F - Teacher of Mathematics Mass. Susan M. Ham 26 F - Teacher of Latin " Joseph N. Joslyn 39 M - Janitor $900 $100 Conn. Margaret " 41 F - Mass. Sumner R. " 13 M - " Attended school Caleb G. Bean 33 M - College Laborer N.H.

484 775 Mary Templeton 34 F - New Hampshire W Boarding House - - - - - Fannie Templeton 6 F - New Hampshire S - - - - - Freddie Templeton 9 M - N.H. S - - - - - Harriet E. Barker 36 F - N.H. W - - - - - Albert A. Barker 12 M - Mexico S - - - - - Mary F. Barker 10 F - Mexico S - - - - - H. K. Pervear 34 M - Mass. M Clergyman B. - - 1 1 - A. H. Pervear 36 F - Mass. M - - - - - C. E. Nye 27 M - Maine S Printer - - 1 1 - Maria Cole 28 F - New Hampshire S Teacher - - - - 1 Hattie Whitney 32 F - Mass. S Teacher - - - - -

References

1.^  "John [Whitney] 3d, s. John and Elizabeth, [born] Feb. 20, 1797," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "John [Whitney], widr. Lydia, [died] Mar. 15, 1844, a. 47," according to Westminster Vital Records.

3.^  "John [Whitney] and Lydia Allen of Hubbardston, int. Oct. 17, 1821," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "John [Whitney] of Westminster and Lydia Allen, [married] Nov. 1, 1821," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

5.^  "Lydia [Whitney] [Lydia A., G.S.1.], w. John, [died] Dec. 19, 1843, a. 41," according to Westminster Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 166.

6.^  William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), page 926.

7.^  "John Emerson [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Sept. 13, 1822," according to Westminster Vital Records.

8.^  "Summer Allan [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] June 27, 1824," according to Westminster Vital Records.

9.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] July 6, 1826," according to Westminster 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 XXXXX, page XXXXX.

11.^  "Mary Alona [Whitney], d. John and Lydia, [born] Oct. 23, 1829," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "Harriet [Whitney], d. John and Lydia, [born] May 29, 1832," according to Westminster Vital Records.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 182, page 283.

14.^  "Edward [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Aug. 12, 1834," according to Westminster Vital Records.

15.^  "Francis Stearns [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Mar. 25, 1840," according to Westminster Vital Records.

16.^  "Francis Stearns [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [died] Jan. 16, 1844, a. 3y. 9m. 22d.," according to Westminster Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 166.

17.^  "George Clarkson [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Sept. 19, 1842," according to Westminster Vital Records.


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