Family:Whitney, John (1812-1863)

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John7 Whitney (Isaiah6, John5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaiah6 and Susannah (Newhall) Whitney, was born about 31 Aug 1812, Bolton, MA, and died 25 Sep 1863, Bolton, MA, aged 51 years 25 days, of cholera morbus.[1]

He married firstly, 5 Jun 1831, Bolton, MA, Rhoda Holman.[2] She was born about 1802, and died 28 Oct 1832, Bolton, MA, aged 30 years.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 1 Jan 1837, Bolton, MA, for him and his second wife Cyreene/Sirene Shattuck "of Peperill".[4] He "of Bolton" married, 29 Jan 1837, Pepperell, MA, Cyrene Shattuck,[5] daughter of Reuben and Sally (Parker) Shattuck. She was a double Whitney descendant herself, being a granddaughter of James and Sarah (Chamberlain) Shattuck, and of Eleazer and Abigail (Lawrence) Parker, and great-granddaughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Chamberlain) Lawrence. She was born 2 Sep 1807, Pepperell, MA, and died 16 Mar 1838, Pepperell, MA.[6]

He married thirdly, about 1840, ----- -----. She died before 1849.

He married fourthly, 13 Oct 1849, Brattleboro, VT, Clarissa (Hadley) Attleton, both of Bolton, MA,[7] daughter of John and Submit (Belknap) Hadley. She was born 20 Aug 1798, Sterling, MA, and died 27 Nov 1877, Rindge, NH. She had married firstly, 18 Sep 1830, MA, Benjamin Attleton. That explains the Attleton daughter in their household in 1850. She married thirdly, 13 Nov 1873, Rindge, NH, James Damon.[8]

Children of John7 and Rhoda (Holman) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of John7 and Cyrene (Shattuck) Whitney:

i. John H.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1838, MA; d. 27 Oct 1856, Bolton, MA, aged 18 years, of consumption.[9]

Children of John7 and ----- (-----) Whitney:

ii. George T.8 Whitney, b. ca. Nov 1840, MA; mentioned but not named by Pierce;[10] d. 19 Aug 1860, Bolton, MA, aged 19 years 9 months, of pulmonary consumption.[11].

Children of John7 and Clarissa (Hadley)(Attleton) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

8 8 John Whitney 43 M - Farmer $1200 Mass. Clarissa 57 F - " Faustine E. Attleton 18 F - " Attended school John H. Whitney 12 M - " Attended school George J. " 9 M - " Attended school 9 John Knight 46 M - $1500 " Lucy N. " 46 F - " Lydia M. " 16 F - " Attended school

Lucy N. Knight was John's sister. Faustine E. Attleton was Clarissa's daughter by her first husband.

46 54 Nathaniel Colburn 77 M - Mass. Abagail Colburn 71 F - Mass. Enoch C. Pierce 25 M - Shoemaker Mass. Nathan H. Wood 26 M - Shoemaker Mass. Samuel M. Haynes 23 M - Shoemaker Mass. John Whitney 17 M - Shoemaker Mass. John T. Wetherbee 19 M - Shoemaker Mass.

18 20 John Knight 51 M - Trader Mass. Lucy K. Knight 51 F - Mass. Moses Law 25 M - Farmer Mass. Lydia M. Law 20 F - Mass. 21 John Whitney 43 M - Farmer Mass. Clarrisa Whitney 58 F - Mass. John H. Whitney 17 M - Shoemaker Mass. George P. Whitney 14 M - Mass. Faustina E. Attleton 22 F - Mass. Joseph C. Attleton 20 M - Mass.

Lucy K. Knight was John's sister. Faustine E. Attleton was Clarissa's daughter by her first husband, and Joseph C. Attleton her son.

312 336 John Whitney 53 M - Day Laborer $1000 $150 Mass. Clara " 62 F - " George J. " 19 M - Hostler "

662 803 Rice, Horace 73 M W Farmer $2300 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Cynthia 66 F W Keeping house " Whitney, Clara 72 F W No Occupation "

  • 1880, widow Clara/Clarissa not found.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 208.

2.^  "John and Rhoda Holman, June 5, 1831," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

3.^  "Rhoda, w. John, Oct. 28, 1832, a. 30. G.S.3," according to Bolton Vital Records.

4.^  "John [Whitney] and Cyreene Shattuck of Peperill, int., Jan. 1, 1837," according to Bolton Vital Records.

5.^  "John [Whitney] of Bolton, and Cyrene Shattuck, [married] Jan. 29, 1837," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).

6.^  "Cyrene [Whitney], w. John of Bolton, child bed, [died] Mar. 17, 1838. C.R.1.," also "Serene [Whitney], d. Reuben & Sarah Shattuck, w. John, [died] Mar. 16, 1838, a. 31y. G.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

8.^  "Clarissa Whitney (b. 1803, Sterling, MA) & James Damon, m. 13 Nov 1873, Rindge, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 104, page 121.

10.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 103-104.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 140, page 171.


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