Family:Whitney, John Dudley (1804-1874)

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John Dudley8 Whitney (Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Jonathan7 Whitney and Lucy (Parks) Whitney, was born about 5 Feb 1804, Watertown, MA, and died 10 Sep 1874, Acton, MA, aged 70 years 7 months 5 days, of dropsy, shoemaker.[1]

He married, 9 Mar 1826, Cambridge, MA, Elizabeth Doughty,[2] daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Ross) Doughty. She was born 5 Feb 1804, Yarmouth, ME, and died 30 Dec 1885, Concord, MA, aged 80 years 11 months 8 days, of old age.[3] John and Elizabeth are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, MA.

Children of John Dudley8 and Elizabeth (Doughty) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. John J.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1826, Roxbury, MA; m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Mary E. (Hatch) Freeborn.
ii. Lucy Ann Whitney, b. ca. 19 Jun 1828, Quincy, MA; d. 4 Dec 1880, Boston, MA, aged 52 years 5 months 15 days, of angina pectoris;[4] m. ca. 1849, Edward Flanagan, b. ca. 1828, NJ. Children: Edward T., b. ca. 1850, and William H., b. ca. 1852.
iii. Jonathan Whitney, b. about 19 Dec 1831, Westford, MA; m.(1) Eliza Jane Patterson; m.(2) Mrs. Mary H. (Reed) Piper.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. about May 1833; m. Ellen Connell.
v. Maria H. Whitney, b. ca. May 1837, Acton, MA; d. 6 Jun 1872, Lexington, MA, aged 35 year, 1 month, of dropsy; m. 28 Oct 1867, Lexington, MA, or 4 Nov 1867, Waltham, MA, John C. Hildreth,[5] b. ca. 1840, Dorchester, MA, son of Samuel and Sophia (-----) Hildreth.[6]
vi. Rebecca Jane Whitney, b. 1840, Westford, MA; d. 6 Jan 1919, Littleton, MA; m. 1 Sep 1859, Acton, MA, Samuel S. Reed, b. 1832, Littleton, son of Jacob and Rachel (-----) Reed.[7]
vii. William Francis Brown Whitney, b. ca. 10 Feb 1842, Acton, MA; m. Annie McNerney.
viii. Daniel W. Whitney, b. ca. 1842, MA; living 1850. Daniel could be the same person as William Francis due to the fact that William is not listed in the 1850 census and Daniel is not listed in any census after 1850 and their estimated birth year is the same.
ix. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. ca. Jun 1844, Acton, MA; d. 22 Oct 1885, Watertown, MA, age 41 years, 4 months, of pulmonary phthisis;[8] m. 2 Apr 1863, Watertown, MA, Allen Norcross, b. c. 1842, Watertown, MA, son of Elijah and Eliza (-----) Crow.[9]
x. Almira S. Whitney, or Elmyra, b. May 1846[10], Acton, MA; d. after 1920; m. 4 Oct 1865, Concord, MA, Charles Morse, shoemaker "of Marlboro", b. ca. 1835, Marlborough, MA, son of William and Almira7 (Whitney) Morse.[11]
xi. Edward H. F. Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1848, Acton, MA;[12] d. 16 May 1854[13].
xii. Charles Harlow Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1851, Acton, MA;[14] m.(1) Lydia Adams; m.(2) Mabel Cecilia Langill.
xiii. Henry Martin V[an] B[uren] Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1854, Acton, MA;[15] m. Cora Fiske.

Census

  • 1830, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA: John Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 50-59, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 0-4. It is possible that the female 50-59 is John's mother, the recently widowed Lucy (Parks) Whitney, who has not been located as a head of household in 1830.
  • 1840, Acton, Middlesex Co., MA: John Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 5-9, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Acton, Middlesex Co., MA:

45 47 John Whitney 43 M - Laborer $350 Massachusetts Elizebeth " 43 F - Maine John J. " 24 M - Laborer Massachusetts Jonathan " 18 M - " " Samuel " 16 M - " " Attended school Maria " 14 F - " Attended school Rebecca " 12 F - " Attended school Daniel W. " 8 M - " Attended school Elmyra " 6 F - " Attended school Edward " 2 M - " Mary " 10 F - " Attended school

Probably Mary was a daughter, listed out of order.

18 19 John Whitney 48 M - Farmer Massachusetts Elizabeth Whitney 48 F - Maine Rebecca Jane Whitney 15 F - Massachusetts William Francis Whitney 13 M - Massachusetts Mary Elizabeth Whitney 11 F - Massachusetts Charles Harlow Whitney 3y8m M - Massachusetts Henry Martin Whitney 1 M - Massachusetts

52 55 John Whiting [sic] 53 M - Shoe Maker $400 $100 Mass. Elizabeth " 52 F - Maine Wm. Whiting [sic] 18 M - Farmer Mass. Charles " 9 " - " Attended school Henry M. " 6 " - " Attended school Mary " 16 F - Domestic " Almira S. Whiting [sic] 14 F - Domestic " Attended school

Probably Mary was a daughter.

71 85 John Whitney 57 M - Mass. M Shoemaker - - 1 1 - Elizabeth Whitney 56 F - Maine M Housekeeper - - - - -

350 376 Josiah Smith 76 M - Lexington, Mass. W Farmer - - 1 1 - Maria D. Whitney 27 F - Acton, Mass. S - - - - - Martin N. Whitney 10 M - Acton, Mass. S - - - - -

260 309 Whiting [sic], John 64 M W Laborer $600 -- Mass. -------, Elizabeth 62 F W Keeping House Maine

John HARRIS 79 Self M W W MA Farmer MA MA Elizabeth WHITNEY 74 Oth F W W ME House Keeper ME ME

  • 1880, Daniel, and Elmira, 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 266, page 44.

2.^  "John D. [Whitney] and Elizabeth Doughty, [married] Mar. 9, 1826," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 365, page 91.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 305.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 200, page 181, also volume 248, page 178. Also "Maria H. [Whitney], 25, of Lexington, b. in Acton, d. of John and Elizabeth, m., in Waltham, John C. Hildreth, 27, of Lexington, b. in Dorchester, s. of Sam'l and Sophia, Oct. 28, 1867," according to Lexington, Massachusetts. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston, MA: Wright and Potter, 1898).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 200, page 268.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 127, page 31. Also, Rebecca J. and Samuel S. Reed tombstone, Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton, MA. Online database: Find A Grave.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 365, page 227.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 163, page 150. This record lists Mary's parents as John D. and Mary.

10.^  Elmira S. Morse household, 1900 U.S. census, Middlesex County, MA, population schedule, town of Marlborough, dwelling 133, family 160, Enumeration District 852, Sheet 7; National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 181, page 88.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 172, page 31.

13.^  Edward H. F. Whitney headstone, Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, MA. Online database: Find A Grave.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 52, page 36.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 82, page 34.


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