Family:Whitney, John (20 Jul 1796-1859)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

John7 Whitney (James6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of James6 and Rachel (Lawton) Whitney, was born 20 Jul 1796, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 3 Apr 1859, Clinton, MA, aged 62 years 8 months, of heart disease.[2]

He married firstly, 15 Dec 1819, Harvard, MA, Emily Meeds,[3] daughter of Jason and Silence (Atherton) Meeds. She was born 8 Jan 1796, Harvard, MA, and apparently died before 1838.

Marriage intentions were published 21 Apr 1838, Lancaster, MA, for him "Capt." and "Miss" Rosetta Childs "of Henniker, N.H."[4] He married secondly, 8 May 1838, Henniker, NH, Rosella Childs,[5] daughter of Josiah and Abigail (Ward) Childs. She was born 24 Aug 1815, Henniker, NH, and died 12 Mar 1904, Worcester, MA, aged 88 years 6 months 17 days, of fractured hip. She, of Lancaster, married secondly, 10 Jan 1865, Clinton, MA, John Edgarton of Clinton, b. about 1809, Shirley, MA, son of Leonard and Charity (-----) Edgarton.[6]

Rosella C. Whitney was a church member, 30 Apr 1838, First Universalist Society of Lancaster.[7] Probably he was the "John M. Whitney" who was also a member on the same day.{{ref|8} Mrs. Rosella C. Whitney was admitted to the church from Lancaster, 2 Sep 1838, Hillside Church, "Evangelical Congregational Church of Bolton, Lancaster, Sterling and Stow".[8]

Children of John7 and Emily (Meeds) Whitney, reconstructed from 1840 census:

i. (son)8 Whitney, b. ca. 1820.
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1820-1825.

Child of John7 and Rosella (Childs) Whitney:

iii. Walter Henry Knox8 Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1845, Lancaster, MA;[9] m. Emily Jane Headley/Hadley.

Census

298 315 John Whitney 54 M - Farmer $3000 Mass. Rousella " 35 F - " Walter H. K. " 5 M - " Attended school Artemas Brooks 26 M - Labourer N.Y. Almira Howard 20 F - Mass. Geo. Wellington 13 M - " Attended school

286 301 John Whitney 59 M - Farmer Mass. Rosetta C. Whitney 40 F - N.H. W. H. K. Whitney 10 M - Mass. George W. Wellington 17 M - " Laura Hodges 23 F - N.Y.

1038 1071 Rosella Whitney 44 F - $3000 $1000 N.H. Walter " 15 M - Mass. Attended school 1072 Charles Bingham 36 M - Farmer $3000 $1000 " Sarah " 35 F - N.H. Charles H. " 5 M - Mass. George F. " 4 M - " Walter H. " 2 M - "

  • 1870, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA:

266 305 Egerton, John 51 M W Works for Bank $1600 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -------, Rosella 55 F W Keeping House New Hampshire

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. of James and Rachel, [born] July 20, 1796," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 131, page 105.

3.^  "John [Whitney] and Emily Meeds, [married] Dec. 15, 1819," according to [[Archive:Harvard [Whitney], Massachusetts, Vital Records|Harvard Vital Records]].

4.^  "John [Whitney], Capt., and Miss Rosetta Childs of Henniker, N.H., int. Apr. 21, 1838. T.R.3," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 244.

5.^  "John Whitney & Rosella Childs, m. 8 May 1838, Henniker, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 182, page 183.

7.^  "Rosella C. [Whitney], chh. mem., Apr. 30, 1838. C.R.4," according to Lancaster Vital Records.

8.^  "John M. [Whitney], chh. mem., Apr. 30, 1838. C.R.4," according to Lancaster Vital Records.

9.^  "Rosella C. [Whitney], Mrs., adm. chh. from Lancaster, Sept. 2, 1838. C.R.3," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 392.

10.^  "Walter Henry Knox [Whitney], s of John and Rosella C., [born] Mar. 6, 1845. T.R.4," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 259. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 17, page 217.


Copyright © 2008, 2010, 2012-2015, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools