Family:Whitney, Josiah M. (s1815-a1845)

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Josiah M. Whitney, parentage unknown (but see Notes below), was born say 1815, Medway, MA, and died after 1845.

Marriage intentions were published 18 Aug 1838, Malden, MA, for him "of Malden" and Abigail B. Ford "of Chelsea".[1] Marriage intentions were published 19 Aug 1838, Chelsea, MA, for him "of Malden" and Abigail B. Ford.[2] He married Abigail B. Ford. She was born about 1818, Epping, NH, and died 17 Sep 1876, Boston, MA, aged 58 years, of encephaloid and exhaustion.[3]

He was a wheelwright.

Children of Josiah M. and Abigail B. (Ford) Whitney:

i. (daughter) Whitney, b. about 1839; known from 1840 census.
ii. Newell Augustus Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1845, Lowell, MA;[4] "Augustus D." d. 2 Mar 1866, Lowell, MA, aged 21 years, of consumption.[5]

Child of ----- and Abigail B. (Ford) Whitney:

iii. Frederick H. Whitney, b. May 1859, Lowell, MA; m. Edith M. Parkin.

Notes

He could possibly be the same as Josiah8 Whitney, son of Thomas7 and Abigail (Hapgood) Whitney, born 11 Jun 1809, Marlborough, MA, of whom nothing further has been found. The death record of son Augustus gives his birth town as Medway, MA, but no record of his birth is found in that town.

There is no record of Josiah after the birth of his son in 1845. He cannot be found in 1850, and from 1855 on, his wife is living alone. At death she is called widow of George, which is an error for Josiah.

Frederick's death record gives his mother's maiden name correctly, but omits his father's name. His paternity is unknown. If Josiah had died before 1855, then he may have been adopted or illegitimate.

Census

342 1 Rebecca S. Hardy 40-49 F - Mass. . . . Abby Whitney 30-39 F - N.H. . . .

1027 1241 Byron W. Getchill 25 M - Mill Hand $150 Maine Ellen M. 23 F - Vermont Mary E. 1 F - Mass. 1242 Major C. Perkins 38 M - Overseer in Mill $500 Canada Married within the year 1243 Abby B. Whitney 42 F - Boarding House N.H. Augustus " 15 M - " " Mass. Attended school Sarah Bowley 20 F - " " Maine Ann " 18 F - " " " Marion " 19 F - " " " ...

240 257 Abby B. Whitney 47 F - N.H. W House Keeper - - - - - Augustus B. Whitney 20 M - Mass. S Invalid - - 1 - - Frederic N. Whitney 6 M - Mass. - - - - - -

110 121 Howe, Lorenzo G. 60 M W Carpenter $10000 $5000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Dorcas 60 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Emily A. 22 F W School Teacher Mass. -----, Ida 20 F W Attending School Mass. Attended school -----, Lorenzo G. Jr. 17 M W Attending School Mass. Attended school Whitney, Abbie 52 F W Seamstress N.H. -----, Frederick H. 11 M W Attending School Mass. Attended school

References

1.^  "Josiah M. [Whitney], of Malden and Abigail B. Ford, of Chelsea, int. Aug. 18, 1838," according to Deloraine P. Corey, Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Malden, Massachusetts, 1649-1850 (Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1903).

2.^  "Josiah M. [Whitney] of Malden and Abigail B. Ford, int. Aug. 19, 1838," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 285, page 227.

4.^  "Newell Augustus [Whitney], s. Josiah M., wheelwright, and Abby B., [born] Feb. 9, 1845," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). 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 45.

5.^  Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 193, page 139.


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