Family:Whitney, Joseph (1794-1873)

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Joseph7 Whitney (Jonas6, Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Jonas6 and Betsey (Raymond) Whitney, was born 18 Dec 1794, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 6 Apr 1873, Leominster, MA, aged 78 years 3 months 19 days, of old age.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Nov 1823, Westminster, MA, for him "Lieut." and Sally Herrington.[3] He "Lieut." married, 20 Nov 1823, Westminster, MA, Sally Harrington,[4] daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Woodward) Harrington. She was born 15 Sep 1804, Westminster, MA, and died 28 or 26 Jan 1859,[5] Leominster, MA, aged 54 years 4 months, of lung fever.[6]

Joseph Whitney, son of Jonas and Betsey (Raymond) Whitney, married Sally daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Woodward) Harrington. He was a carpenter by trade, and for many years a leading contractor and builder in West, and neighboring towns. Several meetinghouses in that general vicinity were erected under his supervision, his thorough acquaintance with his business, and his well-earned reputation for integrity and honor creating demand for his services wherever he was known. He was a strong temperance man, having the courage of his convictions, and was a member of the first board of selectmen elected on that issue, in 1843. As the infirmities of age came upon him, he disposed of his property in Westminster and removed to Leominster, where his children were living, spending his last days in the immediate neighborhood of his entire family. He resided in Westminster and Leominster, MA.

Heywood says the following:[7]

"Whitney, Joseph7, s. of Jonas and Betsey (Raymond) Whitney, m. Sally (14), dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Woodward) Harrington, Nov. 20, 1823. He was a carpenter by trade, and for many years a leading contractor and builder in W. and neighboring towns. Several meetinghouses in this general vicinity were erected under his supervision, his thorough acquaintance with his business, and his well-earned reputation for integrity and honor creating a demand for his services wherever he was known. He was a strong temperance man, having the courage of his convictions, and was a member of the first Board of Selectmen elected on that issue, in 1843. As the infirmities of age came upon him he disposed of his property in W. and rem. to Leom., where his chn. were living, spending his last days in the immediate neighborhood of his entire family. He d. April 6, 1873, a. 80. His w., Sally (Harrington) Whitney, dec'd."

Children of Joseph7 and Sally (Harrington) Whitney:

i. Susan Elizabeth8 Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1826, Westminster, MA;[8] m. (int. 9 Dec 1849, Westminster, MA[9]) 1 Jan 1850, Westminster, MA, Philip Lathrop/Lothrop, b. ca. 1826, son of Orville and Lucy (-----) Lothrop;[10] resided Leominster; 3 chn.
ii. Francis Austin Whitney, b. 5 Feb 1830, Westminster, MA;[11] m.(1) Mary L. Baker; m.(2) Orocy A. Taylor.
iii. William Blake Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1841, Westminster, MA;[12] m. Julia P. Tilton.

Census

45 60 Joseph Whitney 55 M - Carpenter $3000 Massachusetts Sally " 45 F - " Francis " 20 M - Carpenter " Attended school William " 8 M - " Attended school

590 664 Francis A. Whitney 24 M - " Mass. Mary L. Whitney 21 F - " 665 Joseph Whitney 52 M - Carpenter " Sally Whitney 51 F - " William Whitney 14 M - "

1832 1832 H. Lothrop 34 M - Mechanic $1200 $300 Mass. S. Lothrop 33 F - Wife Do F. Lothrop 9 M - Do Attended school E. Lothrop 3 F - Do F. Lothrop 1 M - Do W. Whitney 19 M - Do N. Bowers 40 F - house servant Do J. Whitney 55 M - Mechanic $700 Do 1833 F. Whitney 35 M - Do Do H. B. Whitney 30 F - Wife Do J. Whitney 5 F - N.H. Attended school K. Whitney 2 F - Mass. A. M. West 36 F - Do M. Wilder 48 M - Clergyman $100 Scotland

The older "J. Whitney" would be Joseph, and "W. Whitney" would be his son William

101 134 Wm. B. Whitney 23 M - Mass. M Soldier - - 1 1 - Julia P. Whitney 22 F - Vt. M - - - - - Joseph T. Whitney 1 M - Mass. S - - - - - Joseph Whitney 70 M - " W Mechanic - - 1 1 -

389 514 Look, Hervey D. 57 M W Comb Manufacture $9666 $6032 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Athana M. 54 F W Keeping House " 515 Whitney, William B. 28 M W Works in Carriage shop $1500 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Julia P. 27 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Joseph T. 5 M W Mass. -----, Joseph 75 M W No Occupation $2500 $500 " Male citizen over 21 Pierce, Harriet E. 24 F W Domestic "

References

1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Jonas and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. 18, 1794," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 258, page 332.

3.^  "Joseph [Whitney], Lieut., and Sally Herrington, int. Nov. 20, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Joseph [Whitney], Lieut., and Sally Herrington, [married] Nov. 20, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

5.^  1860 Mortality Schedule.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 131, page 123.

7.^  William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), p. 928.

8.^  "Susan Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Joseph and Sally, [born] Oct. 25, 1826," according to Westminster Vital Records.

9.^  "Susan [Whitney] and Phillip Lothrop of Shrewsbury, int. Dec. 9, 1849," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 47, page 236.

11.^  "Francis Austin [Whitney], s. Joseph and Sally, [born] Feb. 5, 1830," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "William Blake [Whitney], s. Joseph and Sally, [born] Aug. 23, 1841," according to Westminster Vital Records.


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