Family:Whitney, John (21 Apr 1796-1859)

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John Whitney's Locations

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John7 Whitney (Joshua6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Joshua6 and Vashti (Knight) Whitney, was born 21 Apr 1796, Gardner, MA,[1] died 1 Oct 1859, Gardner, MA, aged 63 years 5 months 9 days, of debility.[2]

He married, 6 Jul 1817, Gardner, MA, Rachel Holbrook Osgood.[3] She was born circa 1798,[4] died 7 Mar 1848, Dixborough, Washtenaw Co., MI.[5] She was perhaps the daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Holbrook) Osgood, married 28 Nov 1792, Marlborough, MA.

John Whitney was a cooper and a merchant.

Children of John7 and Rachel (Osgood) Whitney:

i. Elvira M.8 Whitney,[6] b. ca. 1818, MA; d. aft. 1850; m. 28 Oct 1839, Middlebury, VT, David/Daniel Sperry,[7] b. ca. 1818, VT; res. Ann Arbor, MI.[8] CHildren:[9]
a. Mary Sperry, b. ca. 1843, MI.
b. Martha Sperry, b. ca. 1847, MI.
c. Emma R. Sperry, b. ca. 1849, MI.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1820 (bet. 1810-1820 per census).
iii. Martha Whitney,[10] b. ca. 1823, probably Middlebury, VT;[11] d. 4 Mar 1848, Dixboro, Washtenaw Co., MI, unmarried.[12]
iv. (son) Whitney, b. 1820-1825, probably Middlebury, VT. Could this perhaps be Horace Dexter Whitney?
v. Charles Whitney,[13] b. ca. 1828, probably Middlebury, VT;[14] d. aft. 1850.[15]
vi. Jane Whitney,[16] b. ca. 1832, VT,[17] probably Middlebury, VT; d. aft. 1850.[18]

Notes

Vital records for Middlebury, Addison Co., VT, which may help to identify the other children in this family, have been microfilmed by the FHL.

Census

905 905 John Whitney 54 M - Cooper & Merctt. Mass. Chas. Do 22 M - Vermont Jane Do 18 F - Do Mary Ann Martin 19 F - Ireland David Marvin 25 M - Cooper Do James Fitzmaris 24 M - Do Mass.

The daughter Elvira seems to be the wife in this family group:
1850 Census, Michigan, Washtenaw County, Town of Ann Arbor, p. 191/26:

213 213 Daniel Sperry 32 M - Cabinet Maker $1000 Vermont Alvira Do 32 F - Mass. Mary Do 7 F - Mich. Attended school Martha Do 3 F - Mich. Emma R. Do 1 F - Mich. Serino Spaulding 22 M - Cabinet Maker Vermont

especially since Sereno Spring Spaulding was born in Middlebury, Addison Co., VT!

  • 1860: not found.

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] April 21, 1796," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

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 113.

3.^  "John [Whitney] and Rachel Holbrook Osgood, [married] July 6, 1817," according to Gardner Vital Records.

4.^  "At the same place, [Dixboro] on Tuesday the 7th, Mrs. Rachel Whitney, in the 50th year of her age, wife of John Whitney", Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices from Washtenaw County Newspapers, 1840-1849.

5.^  ibid.

6.^  All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 331.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

8.^  All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 331.

9.^  1850 Census.

10.^  "In Dixboro on Saturday the 4th inst., [1848/03/04] Miss Martha Whitney, aged 25 years, daug[h]ter of John and Rachel Whitney", Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices from Washtenaw County Newspapers, 1840-1849.

11.^  ibid.

12.^  ibid.

13.^  1850 Census.

14.^  1850 Census.

15.^  1850 Census.

16.^  1850 Census.

17.^  1850 Census.

18.^  1850 Census.


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