Family:Whitney, Jonas Prescott (1793-1879)

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Jonas Prescott7 Whitney (Josiah6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Josiah6 and Mary (Barrett) Whitney, was born 22 Sep 1793, Waltham, MA,[1] was baptized the same day, and died 18 Aug 1879, Ashby, MA, aged 85 years 10 months, of old age.[2]

He married firstly, 22 Feb 1815, Ashby, MA, Rebecca Piper.[3] She was born 15 May 1797, and died 18 Jun 1838, Ashby, MA.[4]

He "of Ashby" married secondly, 29 Aug 1839, Leominster, MA, Louisa Wheeler,[5] daughter of Asa and Mary (-----) Wheeler. She was born 14 Apr 1804, Holden, MA, and died 1 Jun 1864, Fitchburg, MA, aged 60 years 1 month 17 days, of consumption.[6]

He moved to Ashby, 1799.

Jonas P. Whitney, Fitchburg, will. Ch: Rebacca Chushing, Ashby; Josiah D., Brattleboro, Vermont; Julius, Brattleboro, Vermont; Mary Ann Mansfield, Ashby; Milo, Boston; Jonas, Fitchburg; Andrew, Fitchburg; Clara Hubbard, Fitchburg; Josiah Whitney, exec.; 1 Aug 1869; 23 Sep 1879. He resided Ashby, Springfield and Fitchburg, MA.

Children of Jonas Prescott7 and Rebecca (Piper) Whitney:

i. Rebecca8 Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1815, Ashby, MA;[7] d. 11 Sep 1896, Ashby, MA, aged 81 years 2 months 16 days, of dysentery;[8] m. 5 Sep 1841, Isaac Cushing, b. 30 Jun 1818, d. 9 Oct 1891; resided Ashby, MA.
ii. Josiah D. Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1818, Ashby, MA;[9] m. Lucy D. Chapin.
iii. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1820; d. Nov 1885; m. 29 Apr 1843, Ashby, MA, James A. Mansfield "of Marlboro".[10]
iv. Jonas Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1824; m.(1) Elizabeth Corey Rice; m.(2) Lucy E. Damon.
v. Andrew Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1826, Fitchburg, MA; m.(1) Diadema Hudson; m.(2) Jennie Moriarty.
vi. Clara Whitney, b. 6 May 1828, Ashby, MA; m. 8 May 1861, Fitchburg, MA, William W. Hubbard, b. 12 Sep 1827, NH, son of John and Sarah (-----) Hubbard;[11] resided Fitchburg; s.p.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1830, Ashby, MA; m. 11 Jan 1865, Lancaster, MA [also recorded at Fitchburg, MA, and North Chelsea, MA], Benjamin F. Dewing, b. ca. 1836, Boston, MA, son of Benjamin H. and Louisa (-----) Dewing;[12] resided 11 Milford St., Boston, MA. He was b. 24 Jan 1836. He is a contractor; s.p.
viii. Ellen Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1832; d. 19 Jun 1832.
ix. Milo Whitney, b. 16 May 1834, Ashby, MA; d. 11 Aug 1910, Boston, MA, aged 76 years, of cerebral hemorhage;[13] m. 8 Jan 1857, Fitchburg, MA, Malintha H. Hook of Washington, VT, b. Nov 1838, Corinth, VT, d. after 1910, dau. of Ezekiel C. and Louisa (Holman) Hook;[14] resided 73 Warren ave. Boston, MA.
x. Julius Whitney, b. 28 May 1836, Ashby, MA; m.(1) Harriett A. Downe; m.(2) Mary Jones8 Whitney.

Census

38 38 Jonas P. Whitney 56 M - Organ Manufacturer Mass. Louisa " 46 F - " Andrew " 24 M - Professor of Music " Clara " 22 F - " Sarah " 19 F - " Theodore A. " 26 M - Organ Maker " Milo " 16 M - " " Attended school Julius " 14 M - " Attended school

317 422 Jonas P. Whitney 61 M - Organ Maker Mass. Louisa Whitney 51 F - Mass. Clara Whitney 27 F - Mass. Sarah Whitney 24 F - Mass. Mary Jane Whitney 21 F - Mass. Alice A. Wheeler 20 F - Mass.

16 24 Anna Maynard 68 F - Mass. Martha E. Maynard 38 F - Mass. George F. Maynard 29 M - Mass. Frank B. Maynard 6 M - Mass. George Bullock 22 M - Wood Turner Rhode Island Stillman W. Edgel 24 M - Chain Maker Mass. Milo Whitney 21 M - Organ Maker Mass. Adelpha E. Clark 26 F - Mass. Henry C. Greenwood 25 M - Painter New Hampshire

748 745 J. P. Whitney 66 M - Organ builder $1000 $500 Mass. S. M. Whitney 56 F - Wife do C. Whitney 31 M - Mechanic do J. Whitney 24 F - Milliner do S. Whitney 29 F - do do

"S. M." should be "L. W." for Louise (Wheeler). "C." should probably be "A." for Andrew. "J." could possibly be "C." for Clara. "S." is for Sarah.

1949 2717 Wm. Hall 32 M - Piano Forte Worker $2000 $400 New Hampshire Elizabeth H. Edgar 25 F - Massachusetts Elizabeth Sumner 54 F - New Hampshire Chas. S. Edgar 6 M - Mass. Attended school 2718 Milo Whitney 24 M - Piano Forte Worker " Malnitha " 22 F - Vermont

306 362 Julius Whitney 29 M - Mass. M Baker - - 1 1 - Harriot Whitney 27 F - " M - - - - - Jonas P. Whitney 71 M - " W Organ Builder - - 1 1 - Andrew Whitney 40 M - " S Music Teacher - - 1 1 - 363 Fabius H. Arnold 24 M - " M Farmer - - 1 1 - Arvis D. Arnold 21 F - Rhode Island M - - - - - Fabius H. Arnold Jr. 3 M - Mass. S - - - - - Francis W. Arnold 1 M - " S - - - - -

2135 3345 Milo Whitney 29 M - Mass. M Piano Key Manf. - - 1 1 - Melintha H. Whitney 25 F - Vt. M - - - - - 3346 Elizabeth Gunnison 40 " - Mass. W None - - - - - Wm. " 20 M - " S Clerk - - 1 - - Sarah P. " 6 F - " " - - - - -

765 1031 Hubbard, William W. 42 M W Teamster $1600 $1500 New Hamp. Male citizen over 21 -----, Clara W. 42 F W Keeping House Mass. Whitney, Herbert P. 4 M W Mass. Hubbard, Arthur E. 18 M W App. to Carpenter New Hamp. Whitney, Jonas P. 76 M W Carpenter $3500 $3500 Mass. Male citizen over 21

162 230 Gates, Frank B. 38 M W Works in Chair shop New Hamp. Male citizen over 21 -----, Olivia A. 33 F W Keeping House New Hamp. -----, Olva Agenta 8 F W At School New Hamp. Attended school -----, Wilder F. 6 M W At School Mass. Attended school -----, Millie U. 6 F W At School Mass. Attended school Whitney, Andrew 44 M W Music Teacher $45000 $5000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Aldrich, Wm. 44 M W Machinist Rhode Island Male citizen over 21

270 318 Whitney, Milo 30 M W Pianoforte Key Maker Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Minnia H. 29 F W Keeping House Vermont Hook, Eva 18 F W At home Vermont Dix, Morton 30 M W Clerk Dry Goods (Who) Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Jennie 28 F W At home Boston, Mass. Howe, Lucy 35 F W Seamstress "

Milo WHITNEY 43 Self M M W MA Piano-Forte Man MA MA Melintha WHITNEY 38 Wife F M W VT VT VT Sada COLLINS 17 Oth F S W MA Servant MA MA Alice WHEELER 40 Oth F M W MA Writer MA MA

40 40 Whitney, Milo Head W M May 1834 66 mar 42 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Retired, Owns free house -----, Malintly H. Wife W F Nov 1838 61 mar 42 0ch 0liv Vermont Vermont Vermont

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Jonas Prescott [Whitney], ch. Josiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Sept. 22, 1793," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904). Also, "Jonas P. [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, [born] Sep. 22, 1793," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989), pp. 89-90.

2.^  1880 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 311, page 38.

3.^  "Jonas P. [Whitney], and Rebecca Piper, [married] Feb. 22, 1815," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.

4.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], w. Jonas P., [died] June 18, 1838," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 89-90.

5.^  "Jonas P. [Whitney] of Ashby and Louisa Wheeler, [married] Aug. 29, 1839," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 234.

7.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. Jonas P. and Rebecca, [born] June 26, 1815," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 89-90.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 79.

9.^  "Josiah D. [Whitney], s. Jonas P. and Rebecca, [born] Nov. 7, 1818," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 89-90.

10.^  "Mary [Whitney], and James A. Mansfield, of Marlboro, [married] Apr. 29, 1843," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 146, page 159.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 182, pages 190, 207, and 182.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/16, page 68.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 110, page 175.


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