Family:Whitney, Joseph (1810-1883)

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Joseph7 Whitney (Jonathan6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonathan6 and Lucy (Wheeler) Whitney, was born 22 Nov 1810, Sterling, MA,[1] and died 2 Jul 1883, Sterling, MA, aged 72 years 7 months 22 days, of pneumonia.[2]

He married, 14 May 1835, Sterling, MA, Emma K. Wilder, "both of Sterling",[3] daughter of Sawyer and Hannah (Bailey) Wilder. She was born 25 Aug 1814, Sterling, MA, and died 28 Sep 1881, Sterling, MA, aged 67 years 1 month 3 days, of pneumonia.[4]

He resided Sterling, MA.

Children of Joseph7 and Emma (Wilder) Whitney:

i. (poss.) Mary F. H.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1837, MA; living 1850; possibly m. before 1860, ----- Homes.
ii. Clara Elizabeth Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1846, Sterling, MA;[5] d. 28 Jun 1848, Sterling, MA, aged 2 years 3 months, of ulcerated sore throat.[6]
iii. Josephine Eva Whitney, b. 11 or 22 Aug 1855, Sterling, MA;[7] "Josie E." m. 7 Oct 1874, Sterling, MA, Joseph Henry Osgood, b. 30 Jul 1850, Sterling, MA, son of Samuel & Harriet K. (Kendall) Osgood;[8] a farmer; resided Sterling, MA.
Ch.: Herbert Leslie, b. 13 Sep 1874; Harry Whitney, b. 24 May 1883.

Notes

Mary F. H. Whitney is placed here as a child on the strength of the 1850 census. It seems probable that Mary F. H. Whitney was the Mary F. Howard who was living in this family in 1855, and the M. F. Homer who was living in this family in 1860. She may have been a ward, foster daughter, or adopted daughter, with surname Homer, or she may have married one ----- Homer. There was a Mary Frances Howard, b. 1 Apr 1837, Lancaster, MA, dau. of George W. and Elizabeth (Houghton) Howard, who could be this girl. She m. 6 Mar 1862, Clinton, MA, George W. Brown. No relationahip is known between her parents and Joseph or Emma Whitney.

Census

180 183 Jos. Whitney 49 M - Farmer $2600 Mass. Emma K. " 36 F - " Mary F. H. " 13 F - " Attended school John H. " 12 M - " Attended school Lucy Whitney 79 F - " Charles P. Nelson 23 M - Farmer "

193 221 Joseph Whitney 44 M - Farmer Mass. Emma Whitney 41 F - " Lucy Whitney 84 F - " John Whitney 17 M - Farmer " Mary F. Howard 18 F - " Dexter Brown 26 M - Boot Maker "

2593 2580 J. Whitney 50 M - Farmer $1800 $500 Mass. E. H. Whitney 46 F - Wife Do J. E. Whitney 5 F - $2900 $100 Do Attended school M. F. Homer 23 F - help Do E. Ellis 9 M - Do Attended school G. Houghton 20 M - help Do

174 195 Joseph Whitney 54 M W Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Emma K. Whitney 50 F " " " - - - - - Josie E. Whitney 9 " " Massachusetts S - - - - - Agustus Tuttle 19 M " " " Laborer - - - - - John Whitney 26 " " " "

147 151 Whitney, Joseph 59 M W Farmer $7300 $2100 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emma K. 55 F W Keeping House " -----, Josephine E. 14 F W Attending School " Attended school Tuttle, Augustus 24 M W Works on farm " Male citizen over 21 Sawyer, Edward W. 15 M W Works on farm " Attended school

Joseph WHITNEY 69 Self M M W MASS Farmer MASS MASS Emma K. WHITNEY 65 Wife F M W MASS Keep House MASS MASS

References

1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Nov. 22, 1810," according to Frances Pratt Tapley, comp., Vital Records of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling, MA: Historical Commission, 1976).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 461.

3.^  "Joseph [Whitney] and Emma Wilder, both of S., [married] May 14, 1835," according to Sterling Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 330, page 414.

5.^  "Clara Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Joseph and Emma, [born] Mar. 5, 1846," according to Sterling Vital Records. 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 247.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 329.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 92, page 223.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 264, page 320.


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