Family:Whitney, Joshua Avery (1814-1899)

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Joshua Avery8 Whitney (Joseph7, Joshua6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Nancy (Sawin) Whitney, was born 28 Feb 1814, Gardner, MA,[1] died 31 Jul 1899, Gardner, MA, aged 85 years 5 months 3 days, of cholera morbus.[2]

He married firstly, 29 Jun 1841, Westminster, MA, Mehitable C. Gibbs,[3] daughter of Paul and Anna (-----) Gibbs. She was born 27 Aug 1818, Whately, MA, and died 20 Apr 1863, Gardner, MA, aged 44 years 7 months 29 days, of childbirth.[4]

He married secondly, 9 Sep 1863, Nashua, NH, Elvira (Hildreth) Ross, daughter of Samuel and Mary (-----) Hildreth. She was born 9 Nov 1813, Westford, MA, and died 26 Sep 1890 [Pierce] or 24 Sep 1890, Gardner, MA, aged 76 years 10 months, of exhaustion from heart disease.[5]

He resided Gardner, MA.

Children of Joshua Avery8 and Mehitable C. (Gibbs) Whitney:

i. Julia Ann9 Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1842, Gardner, MA;[6] m. 2 May 1862, Gardner, MA, or 3 May 1862, Templeton, MA, Henry Grimes, b. ca. 1839, Westminster, MA, son of Henry S. and Susan (-----) Grimes;[7] res; So. Gardner, MA.
ii. Laura Jane Whitney, b. 22 May 1844, Gardner, MA;[8] d. 28 Jul 1857, Gardner, MA, aged 13 years 2 months 13 days, of consumption.[9]
iii. Madelia Elvira Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1846, Gardner, MA;[10] "Adelia E." m. 5 Dec 1871, Gill, MA, Charles L. Hayden, b. ca. 1849, Springfield, MA, son of Loran and Hannah (Hawks) Hayden;[11] resided So. Deerfield, MA.
iv. Mary Emergene Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1851, South Gardner, MA; "Emmogene M." m. 15 Apr 1880, Gardner, MA, or 18 Apr 1880, Whately, MA, Walter W. Sanderson, b. ca. 1845, Whately, MA, son of Elijah D. & Lelenia/Zebinda (Wing) Sanderson;[12] resided So. Deerfield, MA.
v. Auren Joseph Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1853, Gardner, MA "Joseph Orrin";[13] m. Mary C. Wellington.
vi. Myra Abbie Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1855, Gardner, MA;[14] d. 28 May 1884; m. 18 Mar 1875, Gardner or Westford, MA, Julian Hildreth, b. ca. 1852, Westford, MA, son of Amos 2nd and Martha (Parker) Hildreth.[15]
vii. Hamlin Avery Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1860, Gardner, MA;[16] resided unmarried Gardner.
viii. Jennie M. Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1863, Gardner, MA [given name omitted];[17] d. 29 Apr 1863, Gardner, MA, aged 1 day.[18]

Census

69 100 Joshua A. Whitney 36 M - Farmer $1800 Vermont Mahitable C. " 37 F - " Julia A. " 7 F - " Attended school Laura J. " 6 F - " Attended school Madelia E. " 3 F - " Edward Singer 27 M - Farmer Ireland 101 Joseph Whitney 59 M - Farmer $1000 Massachusetts Nancy " 58 F - " Frederick " 17 M - Farmer " Attended school Harvey " 13 M - " Attended school Jane Young 26 F - " Charles O. " 3 M - " Edward Wheeler 27 M - Laborer " Attended school Harriet Whitney 27 F - "

284 374 Joseph Whitney 63 M - Farmer Mass. Nancy Whitney 63 F - " Harvey Whitney 19 M - Farmer " 375 Joshua A. Whitney 41 M - Farmer Mass. Mahitable C. Whitney 37 F - " Julia Ann Whitney 19 F - " Laura J. Whitney 11 F - " Madelia E. Whitney 9 F - " Mary E. Whitney 4 F - " Aurin J. Whitney 2 M - " Henry Grimes 17 M - "

471 584 Joshua A. Whitny 46 M - Farmer $3700 $800 Massachusetts Mahitibal C. " 41 F - " Julia A. " 17 F - " Attended school Madelia E. " 14 F - " Attended school Mary E. " 9 F - " Attended school Oren E. Whitney 7 M - " Attended school Myra A. " 4 F - " Attended school Henry Grimes 22 M - Farm Laborer "

116 157 Joshua A. Whitney 51 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Elvira Whitney 51 F - Mass. M House Keeper - - - - - Emogene Whitney 14 F - Mass. - - - - - - Joseph C. Whitney 12 M - Mass. - - - - - - Myra A. Whitney 10 F - Mass. - - - - - - Hamlin A. Whitney 5 M - Mass. - - - - - - George H. Ross 26 M - Mass. S Soldier - - - - - Charles G. Ross 17 M - Maine S Soldier - - - - -

388 512 Nathaniel Holmes 34 M - N.H. M Chair Manufacturer - - 1 1 - Angelin S. Holmes 25 F - N.H. M House Keeper - - - - - Lizzie J. Holmes 10 F - Mass. - - - - - - Julia A. Holmes 6 F - N.H. - - - - - - Sara R. Holmes 4 F - N.H. - - - - - - Madelia Whitney 19 F - Mass. S Chair Seater - - - - -

457 620 Whitney, Joshua A. 56 M W Farmer $10000 $2000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elvira 56 F W Keeping house " -----, Aaron J. 17 M W Works on Farm " Attended school -----, Mira A. 14 F W No occupation " Attended school -----, Hamlin A. 9 M W Attends School " Attended school

J. Avery WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Elvira WHITNEY 64 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA WALACE 68 Oth M W W NH Servant Laborer --- --- Mary E. CUTTING 28 Oth F S W MA Servant Housework MA CT

John M. HYDE 55 Self M M W MA Carpenter MA MA Mary HYDE 49 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Allice M. HYDE 21 Dau F S W MA Teacher MA MA Joseph W. HYDE 18 Son M S W MA MA MA Grace E. HYDE 13 Dau F S W MA MA MA Clement C. HYDE 8 Son M S W MA MA MA Moses D. FISHER 30 Oth M S W MA Clerk In Store MA VT Hamlin A. WHITNEY 20 Oth M S W MA Works In Chair Shop MA MA

References

1.^  "Joshua Avery [Whitney], s. Joseph 2d and Nancy, Feb. 28, 1814," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 494, page 329.

3.^  "Joshua A. [Whitney] of Gardner, and Mehitable C. Gibbs, int. May 29, 1841," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 227.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 411, page 491.

6.^  "Julia Ann [Whitney], d. Joshua A. and Mehitable, Aug. 31, 1842," according to Gardner Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 155, pages 161 and 214.

8.^  "Laura J. [Whitney], d. Joshua A. and Mehitable, May 22, 1844," according to Gardner 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 11, page 179.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 113, page 135.

10.^  "Madelia Elvira [Whitney], d. Joshua and Mehitable, June 12, 1846," according to Gardner 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 23, page 209.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 235, page 317.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 318, page 255, and volume 316, page 365.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 164.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 92, page 170.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 273, page 238, and volume 272, page 198.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 134, page 186.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 161, page 163.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 227.


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