Family:Whitney, John (1807-1861)

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John8 Whitney (John7, Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of John7 and Susannah (Viles) Whitney, was born 16 Oct 1807, Boston, MA, and died 24 May 1861, Brighton, MA, aged 53 years 7 months 8 days, of apoplexy[1] [but found in the 1870 census!].

He married, 22 or 23 Dec 1828, Boston, MA,[2] Mary Baldwin Holt, daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Baldwin) Holt. She was born 13 Oct 1806, Boston, MA, and died 7 Jul 1877, Lancaster, MA, aged 70 years 8 months, of old age[3] [but not found in 1870 census].

He was born in Boston; educated at the public schools and at Harvard college. He was in the wholesale grocery business until 1857. From that time until his death he was in the employ of the old Boston & Worcester railroad as commercial agent. He resided Brighton and South Lancaster, MA.

Children of John8 and Mary Baldwin (Holt) Whitney:

i. John9 Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1831, Cambridge, MA;[4] d. s. p. 15 May 1891, Vicksburg, MS. He served in the regular army from 1861 to 1883, and was retired as brevet lieutenant-colonel.
ii. Mary Baldwin Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1833, Cambridge, MA; m.(1) George Lee Thurston; m.(2) Henry Stedman Nourse.
iii. Benjamin Holt Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1843, Wayland, MA;[5] m. Kate L. Goodman.
iv. Susan Ruth Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1845, Wayland, MA;[6] d. 13 Aug 1845, aged 4 months, of cholera morbus.[7]
v. Edward Mellen Whitney, b. 17 Jul 1849; d. 13 Aug 1849.

Notes

Possibly the 1870 census has John Whitney listed when his widow Mary (i.e., Mrs. John Whitney) was meant.

Census

173 206 John Whitney 49 M - Trader Mass. Mary " 43 F - "

174 207 John Whitney 19 M - Merchant Mass. Mary B. Whitney 16 F - Mass. Benjamin " 6 M - " Catharine Guley 21 F - Ireland Rose McLaughlin 24 F - "

123 148 John Whitney 48 M - Depot Master Mass. Mary B. " 49 F - Mass. John " 23 M - Bookseller Mass. Mary B. " 21 F - Mass. Benjamin " 11 M - Mass. Mary Triscoll 23 F - Ireland

897 1079 John Whitney 54 M - Rail Road Agent - $500 Mass. Mary B. 55 F - " Benjamin H. 16 M - Clerk " Bridget Muldoon 24 M - Servant Ireland

13 34 Horace P. Miller 28 M - New Hampshire M Clerk - - 1 1 - Martha F. Miller 22 F - Massachusetts M - - - - - Bridget Hurley 15 F - Ireland S - - - - - Charles E. Howe 19 M - Massachusetts S Carpenter - - - - - 35 Mary B. Whitney 56 F - Massachusetts W - - - - - Benjamin H. Whitney 21 M - Massachusetts S Depot Master - - 1 1 - Bridget O'Hare 19 F - Ireland S - - - - -

223 236 Thurston, Mary B. 36 F W Keepinghouse Mass. Whitney, John 65 M W No Occupation $2500 " Male citizen over 21 Thurston, William E. 10 M W At Home " Attended school -----, Harriet E. 64 F W No Occupation $6500 $500 "

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 148, page 47.

2.^  Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 294, page 324.

4.^  "John [Whitney], s. of John and Mary B., [born] Apr. 9, 1831," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

5.^  "Benjamin Holt [Whitney], s. John, steward at Harvard College, and Mary B., [born] Nov. 13, 1843," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 102.

6.^  "Susan Ruth [Whitney], d. John, stewart in Har[vard] College, and Mary B., [born] Mar. 31, [18]45," according to Wayland 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 11, page 76.

7.^  "Susan [Whitney], d. John and Mary B., cholers morbus, [died] Aug. 13, 1845, a. 4m.," according to Wayland Vital Records.


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