Family:Whitney, Josiah D. (1816-1846)
Josiah D.7 Whitney (Simeon Howard6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Simeon Howard6 and Nancy (Barnard) Whitney, was born 7 Sep 1816, Harvard, MA, and died 17 Dec 1846, Pepperell, MA, aged 30 years, of an accident.
He married, 9 Oct 1838, Brattleboro, VT, Catherine Augusta Harvey, daughter of John and Sarah (-----) Harvey. She was born 1819, Leominster. She married secondly 30 Apr 1857, Worcester, MA, Albert Crain, both of Leominster, MA, son of Ebenezer Crain, born about 1811, Walpole, NH. He died 10 Aug 1863, Leominster, MA.
He was born in Harvard, MA. His father was a farmer, and he left home very early in life to earn his own living. He went to Shirley, MA, to work for a paper manufacturer, where he remained for two years, going thence to Leominster to learn the trade of carpenter and builder. At the end of his apprenticeship he went to Worcester and remained two years. When 22 years of age in 1838, he engaged in business on his own account in Pepperell, MA. He soon had an excellent business and rebuilt his carpenter shop much larger, and furnished it will all the appliances for business, and it lacked but one thing more, a grindstone; that he bought and carried to his shop in his team, and when he reached his shop he took the grindstone on his shoulder to carry in, when his foot slipped (it was in December) on the ice and he fell, the stone falling upon his neck. He was taken to his home and it was found that his neck was broken. He lived only a few hours. He died at the age of 30. He resided Leominster, MA.
Children of Josiah D.7 and Catherine Augusta (Harvey) Whitney:
i. Ellen Augusta8 Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1839, Pepperell, MA; m. 9 Oct 1862, Jennison S. May; resided Leominster, s. p. ii. Adelaide Salina Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1842, Pepperell, MA; "Addie L." m. 19 Nov 1863, Worcester, MA, Walter A. Boyden, b. ca. 1842, Leominster, MA, son of Elliot E. & Dorothy (-----) Boyden; resided Leominster. Children: a. Harry H. Boyden, b. 18 May 1866; m. Ida M. Stevens; resided Providence, RI. b. Clarence E. Boyden, b. b. 24 Dec 1883. iii. Anna Francis Whitney, "Frances" b. 10 Jul 1844, Pepperell, MA; "Fannie A." m.(1) 19 Nov 1863, Worcester, MA, Frank W. Slayton, b. ca. 1837, Sturbridge, MA, son of Isaac and Lucy G. (-----) Slayton; resided Cambridge, MA. He d. 26 Jul 1869, s. p. She m.(2) 9 Jan 1900, Boston, MA [also recorded in Leominster, MA], Henry Cook, both of Leominster, b. ca. 1836, Leominster, MA, son of Calvin B. and Miriam (Wheelock) Cook.
- 1840, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: Josiah Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 10-14, 2 females 20-29, and 1 female 0-4; 2 in engaged manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Leominster, Worcester Co., MA:
95 107 Catharine Whitney Widow 30 F - Harvard, Mass. Ellen A. Whitney 10 F - Pepperell, " Attended school Adelaide S. Whitney 8 F - " " Attended school Anna F. Whitney 6 F - " " Attended school Lydia P. Whitney 21 F - Lancaster, " 108 Josiah P. Britton 29 M - Comb Maker Leominster, " Jesse D. Britton 25 F - Charlottetown, P.E. Island
240 154 Catherine Whitney 34 F - Mass. Ellen A. Whitney 15 F - " Adelaide Whitney 13 F - " Fanny Whitney 11 F - " Sarah Boutelle 72 F - "
2240 2235 A. Crane 49 M - Poor Master $5000 $700 N.H. C. Crane 40 F - Wife Mass. E. A. Whitney 21 M - Mechanic Mass. J. E. Crane 1 F - " A. S. Whitney 18 F - do " A. J. Whitney 16 F - do " [and 19 paupers]
- 1870, Leominster, MA, Timothy and Catherine Lincoln.
- 1880, Leominster, MA, Timothy and Catherine Lincoln.
- Census records.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 357-358.
1.^ "Josiah [Whitney], [born] ___ __, 1816. G.S.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).
2.^ "Josiah D. [Whitney] (married), s. Simeon and _____, [died] Dec. 17, , a. 30y. Accident. In Pepperell. Born in Lancaster," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.). Also, "Josiah D. [Whitney], s. Simeon, b. Leominister, mar. [by the falling of a grind stone. C.R.1.], [died] Dec. 17, 1846, a. 30y.," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).
9.^ "Frances [Whitney], d. Josiah & Catherine, b. July 10, 1844," according to Pepperell 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 59.
11.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 503, page 13, and volume 502, page 295.