Family:Whitney, Josiah (1765-1842)

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Josiah6 Whitney (Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Josiah5 and Sarah (Lawrence) Whitney, was born 23 Jun 1765, Waltham, MA,[1] and died 24 Dec 1842, Ashby, MA, aged 79 years, of consumption.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 10 Jan 1790, Waltham, MA, for him and Mary Barrett,[3] He married, 18 Feb 1790, Ashby, MA, Mary "Polly" Barrett, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Merriam) Barrett.[4] She was born 25 Mar 1767, Ashby, MA, and died 23 Aug 1841, Ashby, MA.[5]

After the births of four of their children they were dismissed to the church in Ashby, 24 Nov 1799. There they ever afterward resided, honored and respected. He resided Watertown and Ashby, MA.

Children of Josiah6 and Mary (Barrett) Whitney:

i. Josiah7 Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1791, Waltham, MA;[6] m. Rebecca Rice.
ii. Sally Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1792, Waltham, MA;[7] d. 23 Nov 1889; m. 16 Dec 1814, Oliver Kendall, resided Ashby. He was b. Jun 1792; d. 15 Apr 1857. Children:
a. Sarah Kendall, b. 22 Mar 1818, d. 16 Aug 1822.
b. Josiah Quincy Kendall, b. 21 Apr 1825; d. 15 Jun 1883; m. 13 Sep 1853, Amanda H. Adams.
c. Clarissa Kendall, b. -----.
d. John Miron Kendall, b. 4 Oct 1829, d. 9 Nov 1846.
iii. Jonas Prescott Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1793, Waltham, MA;[8] m.(1) Rebecca Piper; m.(2) Louisa Wheeler.
iv. Mary Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1796, Waltham, MA;[9] d. 5 Jul 1888; m. 17 Jul 1817, Ashby, MA, Oliver L. Wheeler;[10] resided Ashby, MA. He was b. 6 Aug 1795; d. 13 May 1891. Children:
a. Cynthia Barrett Wheeler, b. 30 Jun 1818; m. 11 May 1846, Lewis Raymond of Norwich, CT, who d. same fall; d. 30 Mar 1852.
b. Oliver Cushing Wheeler, b. 15 Sep 1819; d. 17 Oct 1838.
c. Otis Adams Wheeler, b. 1 Nov 1820; m. 12 Mar 1863, Mary Elizabeth Jewett. Children:
1. Charles Cushing Wheeler, b. 18 May 1864, Fitchburg, MA; d. 18 Mar 1868.
2. Ellen Louisa Wheeler, b. 29 Mar 1866, Fitchburg, MA; d. 25 Apr 1866.
3. Fanny Maria Wheeler, b. 26 Sep 1867, Fitchburg, MA.
4. Walter Otis Wheeler, b. 25 Jun 1871, Fitchburg, MA.
d. Mary Augusta Wheeler, b. 7 Feb 1823; m.(1) 30 May 1843, K. W. Knight of Ashburnham, MA; he d. 5 Sep 1858; m.(2) 22 Nov 1860, S. G. Frost. Children:
1. Charles Montague Knight, b. 29 Apr 1846, d. Sep 1846.
2. Cynthia Elizabeth Knight, b. 5 Jun 1848.
3. Eddie Hurbert Frost Knight, b. 27 Jul 1866; d. 25 Feb 1867.
e. Charles Merriam Wheeler, b. 12 Feb 1827; d. 9 Sep 1853.
f. Harriet Whitney Wheeler, b. 16 Mar 1829; m. 25 Apr 1857, John S. Wetherbee, of New York City. Children:
1. Adella Frances Wetherbee, b. 8 Nov 1858, New York.
2. Miranda Russell Wetherbee, b. 5 Mar 1860, New York; d. 26 Mar 1861.
3. Hattie Jane Wetherbee, b. 19 Nov 1861, Ashby, MA.
4. Mary Miranda Wetherbee, b. 9 Jan 1863, New York.
5. Charlotte Wetherbee, b. 14 Apr 1865, New York.
g. Jane Hubbard Wheeler, b. 15 May 1830; d. 19 Aug 1850.
h. Walter Jewett Wheeler, b. 19 Apr 1833; m. 29 Nov 1859, Abbie Louisa Brown, of Keene, NH
i. Alice Aurelia Wheeler, b. 17 Dec 1834; m.(1) 14 Sep 1857, W. F. White of Ashburnham, MA, m.(2) 20 Oct 1880, J. W. Pickering of Boston, MA, lawyer office 28 School St. R. 31.
j. Mary Aurelia Wheeler, b. 30 Oct 1836, Ashby, MA; d. 17 Dec 1863.
k. Elizabeth Elmyra Wheeler, b. 2 Jul 1838; m. 16 Jun 1868, Edwin Whitney, of Ashby, MA; d. 13 Jul 1887.
l. Cynthia Elizabeth Knight Wheeler, b. -----; m. 7 Dec 1868, George Adams Upton, of Townsend, MA. Children:
1. Edson Knight Upton, b. 22 Sep 1869, Townsend, MA.
2. Fred Upton, b. 1 Sep 1871, Townsend, MA, d. 24 Sep 1871.
3. Mary Alice Upton, b. 1 Sep 1871, Townsend, MA; d. 15 Dec 1872.
4. George Forrest Upton, b. 5 May 1874, Townsend, MA.
5. Charles Amos Upton, b. 9 Apr 1879, Townsend, MA.
6. Roy Frost Upton, b. 29 Apr 1885, Townsend, MA.
v. William Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1798, Lincoln, MA;[11] bapt. 29 Jul 1798, Lincoln, MA;[12] m. Fanny Lincoln.
vi. John Beadon Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1801, Ashby, MA;[13] m.(1) Harriett Cushing; m.(2) Sophronia Boring.
vii. Nancy Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1803, Waltham, MA;[14] d. 20 May 1851; m. (int. 24 Dec 1824, Fitchburg, MA[15]) 8 Feb 1825, Ashby, MA, Asa Holt,[16] resided Ashby, MA. He was b. 21 Mar 1801; d. 3 Mar 1890. Children:
a. Lowell Convers Holt, b. 19 Aug 1826, m. 20 Dec 1848, Mary Ann Hayden, P. O. address, Ashby, MA.
b. Sarah Jane Holt, b. 4 Oct 1828, m. 12 Apr 1852, Cyrus Appleton Davis, P.O., Dixon, IL.
c. Nancy Elmira Holt, b. 2 Oct 1830, m. 3 Oct 1847, Luther Gregory Spaulding, P. O., Ashby, MA.
d. Mary Alice Holt, b. 27 Nov 1835, d. 23 Aug 1854.
e. Ellen Elizabeth Holt, b. 30 Jul 1839, P.O., Elgin, IL.
f. Lyman Woodrow Holt, b. 18 Mar 1842, d. 2 Mar 1863.
viii. Alice Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1806, Ashby, MA;[17] d. 19 Sep 1858; m. 1837, Ashby, Calvin J. Tyler. He was b. 8 Nov 1813; d. 23 Mar 1887. Children:
a. John Martin Tyler, b. 20 Dec 1838, d. 16 Oct 1866.
b. Sarah Kendall Tyler, b. 16 Jan 1840, m. 14 Nov 1861, M. E. McDowell, resided Leominster, MA.
c. Willard Tyler, b. 6 Aug 1841, d. 10 Aug 1845.
d. Laura Matilda Tyler, b. 22 May 1844, m. 23 Apr 1867, A. B. Upham, resided Leominster, MA.
e. Ann Caroline Tyler, b. 18 Mar 1847, d. 2 Jul 1876.
f. Alice Tyler, b. 3 Oct 1850, d. 3 Oct 1854.

Census

References

1.^  "Josiah [Whitney], s. Josiah and Sarah, [born] June 23, 1765," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

2.^  "Josiah [Whitney], [died] Dec. 25, 1842," 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. 246-247. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 2, page 320.

3.^  "Josiah [Whitney] Jr. and Mary Barrett, int. Jan. 10, 1790," according to Waltham Vital Records.

4.^  "Josiah [Whitney], of Waltham, and Mary Barrett, [married] Feb. 18, 1790," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.

5.^  "Polly [Whitney], w. Josiah, [died] Aug. 24, 1841," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 246-247.

6.^  "Josiah [Whitney], ch. Josiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Mar. 24, 1791," according to Waltham Vital Records. Also, "Josiah [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, at Waltham, [born] Mar. 24, 1791," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1, page 40.

7.^  "Sally [Whitney], ch. Josiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Mar. 19, 1792," according to Waltham Vital Records. Also, "Sally [Whitney], d. Josiah and Polly, at Waltham, [born] Mar. 19, 1792," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

8.^  "Jonas Prescott [Whitney], ch. Josiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Sept. 22, 1793," according to Waltham Vital Records. Also, "Jonas P. [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, [born] Sep. 22, 1793," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

9.^  "Mary [Whitney], ch. Josiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Sept. 14, 1796," "according to Waltham Vital Records. Also, Mary [Whitney], d. Josiah and Polly, at Waltham, [born] Sep. 14, 1796," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

10.^  "Mary [Whitney], and Oliver L. Wheeler, [married] July 17, 1817," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.

11.^  "William [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, at Lincoln, [born] July 20, 1798," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

12.^  "William, s. Josiah and w., bp. July 29, 1798. C.R.1," according to Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

13.^  "John E. [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, [born] Apr. 7, 1801," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

14.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. Josiah and Polly, [born] Mar. 29, 1803," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

15.^  "Nancy [Whitney] of Ashby and Asa Holt, [marriage intentions] Dec. 24, 1824," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 149.

16.^  "Nancy [Whitney], and Asa Holt, of Fitchburg, [married] Feb. 8, 1825," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184. Also, "Nancy to Asa Holt, Feb. 8, 1825, in Ashby," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, p. 411.

17.^  "Ellis [Whitney], s. Josiah and Polly, [born] Dec. 17, 1805," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.


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