Family:Whitney, Justin (1801-1862)

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Justin7 Whitney (Salmon6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Salmon6 and Hepzibah (Raymond) Whitney, was born 24 Jul 1801, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 7 Aug 1862, Leominster, MA, aged 61 years 13 days, of consumption.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Oct 1827, Harvard, MA, for him and Mary Colton "of Boxborough".[3] He married, 7 Nov 1827, Boxborough, MA, Mary Cushing Cotton[4], daughter of Josiah and Temperance (Otis) Cotton. She was born 15 Sep 1806, Boston, MA, and died 25 May 1891, Worcester, MA, aged 85 years 8 months 10 days, of a fibrous tumor.[5]

He was born in Harvard where he resided nearly all his life, was a farmer and lived on the farm, which tradition says, was originally purchased of the Indians. He resided Harvard and Leominster, MA.

Children of Justin7 and Mary Cushing (Cotton) Whitney:

i. (child)8 Whitney, b. ca. 5 Feb 1828, Harvard, MA; d. 7 Feb 1828, Harvard, MA, aged 2 days.[6]
ii. Justin Otis Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1829, Harvard, MA;[7] d. 13 Oct 1853, unmarried.
ii. Mary Ann/Maria Bird Whitney, b. 14 May 1831, Harvard, MA;[8] bapt. 23 Oct 1831, Harvard, MA;[9] "Marion B." m. 28 Oct 1852, Worcester, MA, Henry D. Richards, b. ca. 1831, Hopkinton, MA, son of Leander and Elizabeth (-----) Richards;[10] resided Worcester.
iii. Salmon Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1833, Harvard, MA;[11] d. 26 Jul 1864, Leominster, MA, aged 31 years 4 months 23 days, of consumption;[12] unmarried. He studied law in Lowell and at Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and opened an office at Groton Junction, now Ayer. He served in the Sixth and Fifty-third Massachusetts Infantry. He enlisted 22 Apr 1861, and was discharged for disability 6 Jun 1863.
iv. Harriet I. Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1837, Harvard, MA;[13] m. 18 Feb 1866, Worcester, MA, Marshall P. Frost, b. ca. 1828, VT, son of Pickney and Elizabeth (-----) Frost;[14] resided 183 Lincoln St., Worcester. Children:
a. (daughter) Frost, b. 12 Dec 1867; d. 29 Nov 1874.
v. George Henry Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1839, Harvard, MA;[15] m. Sarah C. Gould.
vi. Sarah Maria Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1841;[16] d. 24 Nov 1897, Worcester, MA, aged 56 years 20 months 18 days, of cirrhosis of the liver and cancer of womb;[17] m. 17 Oct 1860, Harvard, MA, Thomas Bennett, b. ca. 1840, Boston, MA, son of Benjamin and Eliza (-----) Bennett;[18] resided 14 Elliott St., Worcester. He was b. 14 Aug 1836; d. 20 Jun 1890. He was boatswain in the U. S. Navy. Children:
a. Hattie Maria Bennett, b. 1 Sep 1861; m. 19 Oct 1886, Henry L. Adams; present address (Mrs. Henry L. Adams, Wilmington, VT. Children:
1. Donald Bennett Adams, b. 13 Jun 1890, Wilmington, VT.
b. Minnie Frances Bennett, b. 28 Dec 1862; m. 17 Oct 1882, ----- Bagley; address, Mrs. Minnie F. Bagley, widow, 14 Elliot St., Worcester, MA
c. George S. Bennett, b. 30 Jul 1866; present address, Deputy Clerk of United States Court, Boston, MA.
vii. Ellen Frances Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1847, Harvard, MA;[19] "Nellie F." m. 10 Jun 1868, Springfield or Worcester, MA, Estabrook P. Moore, b. ca. 1843, NY, son of Asa D. and Mindwell (-----) Moore.[20]

Census

135 161 Justin Whitney 48 M - Farmer $3000 Mass. Mary C. " 47 F - " James O. " 20 M - Farmer " Mary A. " 19 F - " Salmon " 17 M - Clerk " Attended school Harriet J. " 12 F - " Attended school George " 10 M - " Attended school Sarah " 8 F - " Attended school Ellen F. " 4 F - " Attended school Hepsabeth " 83 F - "

6 6 Justin Whitney 55 M - Farmer Mass. Mary C. Whitney 50 F - Mass. Harriet Whitney 18 F - Mass. George H. Whitney 16 M - Farmer Mass. Sarah M. Whitney 14 F - Mass. Ellen F. Whitney 8 F - Mass.

55 65 Justin Whitney 58 M - Farmer $4300 $200 Mass. Catharine McGorwin 17 F - Servant Ireland Cannot read or write Mary C. Whitney 55 F - Mass. Harriett J. " 23 F - School Teacher " George H. " 20 M - Farm Laborer " Attended school Sarah M. " 19 F - Teacher " Attended school Ellen F. " 13 F - " Attended school Henry D. Richards 29 M - Boot Maker $100 " Marrian B. " 27 F - " Ida F. " 6 F - " Attended school Justin F. " 1 M - "

403 403 John Park 47 M - $1200 $200 Mass. Sophia N. 40 F - " David Livermore 81 M - Mass. Mary Hackett 15 F - Servant England Christian Lucas 30 M - Carver $3000 England Salmon Whitney 30 M - Lawyer $200 Mass. John Newline 25 M - Tailor England Patrick Murphy 40 M - Leather Dresser Ireland Patrick Clark 20 M - Machinist Ireland

60 81 Geo. T. Lincoln 33 M - Mass. M Comb Maker - - 1 1 - Nellie M. " 22 F - " M - - - - - Timothy Hopkins 55 M - R. Island M Comb Maker - - 1 1 - Jennie Herbert 20 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - - 82 Mary C. Whitney 60 F - Mass. W - - - - - Geo. H. Whitney 26 M - " S Soldier - - 1 1 - Harriet A. Whitney 28 F - " S - - - - - Nellie F. Whitney 17 F - " S - - - - - 83 Charles A. Wheeler 28 M - " M Physician - - 1 1 - Ann C. " 26 F - " M - - - - - Irene Wheeler 49 F - Mass. W - - - - -

243 382 Bennet, Thomas 35 M W Ensign in Navy $3000 $400 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah M. 29 F W Keeping house " -----, Hattie M. 8 F W At School " Attended school -----, Minnie F. 7 F W At School " Attended school -----, Geo. S. 3 M W At home " Whitney, Mary C. 64 F W No occupation $600 " 383 Thomas, Carl 31 M W Word Engraver Prussia Parents foreign born -----, Lydia 30 F W Keeping house Mass. -----, Thos. John 2 M W At home " Father foreign born

Hend. D. RICHARDS 49 Self M M W MA Retired Grocer MA MA Marion RICHARDS 49 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA Mary C. WHITNEY 74 MotL F W W MA At Home MA MA

References

1.^  "Justin [Whitney], s. of Salmon and Hepsebeth, [born] July 24 1801," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 233.

3.^  "Justin [Whitney] and Mary Colton of Boxborough, int. Oct. 20, 1827," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Justin [Whitney] of Harvard, and Mary Cotton, [married] Nov. 7, 1827," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Boxborough, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915), p. 59.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 684.

6.^  "----- [Whitney], ch. of Justin, [died] Feb. 7, 1828, a. 2 d. C.R.2," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "Justin Otis [Whitney], s. of Justus and Mary (s. of Justin and Sally, C.R.2), [born] June 10, 1829," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Maria Bird, d. of Justus and Mary, May 14, 1831," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Mary Ann Bird [Whitney], d. of Justin and Sally, bp. Oct. 23, 1831. C.R.2," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 259.

11.^  "Salmon [Whitney], s. of Justin and Mary (Justin and Sally, C.R.2), [born] Mar. 24, 1833," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 253.

13.^  "Harriot I. [Whitney], (Harriet Isabel, C.R. 2), d. of Justin and Mary, [born] Jan. 6, 1837," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 294.

15.^  "George Henry [Whitney], s. of Justus and Mary C., [born] July 18, 1839," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah Maria [Whitney], d. of Justin and Mary C., bp. Sept. 2, 1841. C.R. 2," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 474, page 835.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 137, page 188.

19.^  "Ellen Frances [Whitney], d. of Justin and Mary C., [born] June 7, 1847," according to Harvard 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 29, page 213.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 210, page 319.


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