Family:Whitney, Joseph S. (c1827-1865)

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Joseph S.8 Whitney (William7, Ezra6, Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of William7 and Sarah (Butler) Whitney, was born about 1827, Boston, MA, and died 22 Oct 1865, Boston, MA, aged 37 years 11 months 15 days, of erysipelas, merchant, son of William (b. Boston) and Sarah (b. Northampton).[1] He was buried in Lot 79, Cypress Avenue, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

He married 10 Jan 1855, Dedham, MA, Anna B. Wood, daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Blake) Wood.[2] She was born 23 Jun 1831,[3] Boston, MA, and died after her husband.

He was a merchant clerk at marriage, and a merchant at death. In 1857, he resided at 85 Summer Street, Boston, and dealt in carpets.

Children of Joseph S.8 and Anna B. (Wood) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Frederick9 Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1857, Boston, MA;[4] m. 26 Jun 1883, Cambridge, MA, Alice A. Roberts, b. ca. 1859, Boston, dau. of Charles C. and Susan A. (-----) Roberts.[5]

Census

472 480 Elizabeth Woods 44 F - Mass. Charles Woods 16 M - Student Mass. Catharine Woods 11 F - Mass. Joseph Whitney 28 M - Clerk Mass. Anna B. Whitney 23 F - Mass. Henry Blaney 30 M - Clerk Mass. Mary F. Blaney 20 F - Mass. Henry R. Blaney 7m M - Mass. John Kenny 48 M - Labourer Mass. Bridget Kelly 30 F - Ireland Margaret Duffy 19 F - Ireland

548 823 Joseph Whitney 25 M - $3000 Mass. Anne " 24 F - " Fredk. " 3 M - " Sarah " 68 F - " Catherine " 28 F - Domestic Ire.

Although the ages are somewhat off, the names of Joseph, wife Anne, son Frederick, and mother Sarah, agree with this family group, who are not found elsewhere.

3274 4768 Joseph S. Whitney 37 M - Mass. M Insurance Agt. - - 1 1 - Ann B. " 33 F - " " - - - - - Frederick " 8 M - " S - - - - - Sarah " 67 F - " W None - - - - - Maria Thynne 33 " - Ire. S Servant - - - - - Mary Hayes 30 " - " " " - - - - -

  • 1870, widow Anne and son Frederick 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 185, page 138.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 88, page 178. Also, "Joseph S. [Whitney], of Boston, a. 28, b. Boston, s. Wm. and Sarah, and Annie B. Wood of Dedham, a. 22, b. Boston, d. Amos and Eliz'h, 1:10:55 [Jan. 10, 1855]," according to Don Gleason Hill, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).

3.^  "Anna B. [_____] [Whitney], w. of Joseph S., [born] June 23, 1831. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 107, page 111.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 344, page 72.


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