Family:Whitney, Lemuel (1784-1853)

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Capt. Lemuel6 Whitney (Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Josiah5 and Sarah (Dwelly) Whitney, was born 19 Sep 1784, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 9 Jul 1853, Ashburnham, MA.

He married, 4 Dec 1804, Ashburnham, MA, Elizabeth Hall,[2] daughter of Henry, Jr., and Betty (-----) Hall. She was born 6 Feb 1788[3] or 6 Jul 1788, Ashburnham, MA, and died 30 Apr 1852, Ashburnham, MA, aged 63 years 10 days, of a fit.[4]

Capt. Lemuel Whitney was the son of Gen. Josiah, and was born in Harvard, MA. He was eleven years of age when his father moved from Harvard to Ashby. He was captain in the militia, and an officer for six years. He was fatally injured by falling from a load of hay, and died within a few days. He made his will July 6, and it was probated 6 Sep 1853. He resided Ashburnham, MA.

Children of Lemuel6 and Elizabeth (Hall) Whitney:

i. Henry Hall7 Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1805, Ashburnham, MA;[5] m. Caroline F. Bailey.
ii. Dwelly Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1807, Ashburnham, MA;[6] m.(1) Emily Derby; m.(2) Mrs. Rebecca (Gilson) Crouch.
iii. Otis Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1809, Ashburnham, MA;[7] m. Hannah Parker.
iv. Betsey Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1812; m. 2 Feb 1832, Josiah Derby, b. 4 Jul 1805, d. 4 Apr 1876; farmer; resided Leominster, MA. Children:
a. Sarah E. Derby, b. 23 May 1833; d. 13 Jun 1844.
b. Mary A. Derby, b. 28 Sep 1834; d. 7 Sep 1887; m. 19 Dec 1860, William Flint; he d. in the army; she m.(2) Jona E. Goodwin.
c. Jane E. Derby, b. 9 Jul 1836; m. 25 Feb 1869, John W. Whitney, and live at 36 Burnap street, Fitchburg, MA
d. Emily A. Derby, b. 14 Jan 1838; d. 7 Jul 1867; m. 29 Jul 1860, George L. Fuller, of Shirley, MA. Children:
1. Nellie M. Fuller, b. -----.
e. Euranie Derby, b. 30 Apr 1839; m. 2 Jun 1859, Boardman F. Warren, of West Townsend, MA; they live there now.
f. Josiah Derby, b. 20 Nov 1840; d. 17 Jun 1844
g. Franklin G. Derby, b. 10 Jun 1842; d. 20 Jul 1842.
h. Julia R. Derby, b. 26 May 1843; m. 21 Nov 1866, Joseph N. Day, of Lancaster; live in Leominster, MA. Children:
1. Melvin J. Day, b. 6 Nov 1870.
i. Joseph H. Derby, b. 21 Oct 1844; d. 26 May 1866.
j. Harriet E. Derby, b. 31 Jul 1846; m. 23 Mar 1875; Lafayette W. Pierce, Esq., of Winchendon, MA; live in Gainesville, GA
k. Sarah A. Derby, b. 6 Sep 1848; m. 10 Oct 1874, Lewis Morse, of Saint Albans, VT; live in Townsend, MA.
l. Francena E. Derby, b. 3 Oct 1850.
v. (child) Whitney, b. 1814 (twin); d. 19 Aug 1814, Ashburnham, MA.[8]
vi. (child) Whitney, b. 1814 (twin); d. 22 Aug 1814, Ashburnham, MA.[9]
vii. (child) Whitney, b. 1815; d. 17 Sep 1815, Ashburnham, MA.[10]
viii. Lemuel Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1818; m. Almira G. Pollard.
ix. Nancy Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1822, Ashburnham, MA; d. 6 Sep 1901, Ashburnham, MA, aged 81 years, of heart disease;[11] unmarried; resided Ashby, MA.

Census

77 82 Lemuel Whitney 65 M - Farmer $3000 Massachusetts Betsey " 61 F - " Nancy " 29 F - " Idiotic

415 419 Henry H. Whitney 55 M - Farmer $900 $150 Mass. Caroline S. do 49 F - do Nancy do 38 F - do Idiotic

340 429 Josiah Derby 59 M W Leominster, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Betsey Derby 53 F W Ashburnham, " M - - - - - Mary A. Flint 29 F W Ashburnham, " W - - - - - Harriet Derby 18 F W Ashburnham, " S Spinner - - - - - Jane Derby 28 F W Ashburnham, " S Spinner - - - - - Juliana Derby 21 F W Ashburnham, " S - - - - - Sarah Derby 16 F W Ashburnham, " S - - - - - Francisca E. Derby 14 F W Ashburnham, " S - - - - - Nancy Whitney 42 F W Ashburnham, " S - Insane - - - Albert Flagg 8 M W Ashburnham, " S - Pauper - - -

373 460 Derby, Josiah 65 M W Farmer $1500 $100 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Fannie 19 F W Seats chairs " Burnap, Willie 15 M W Works on Farm New Hampshire Whitney, Nancy 45 F W No occupation Mass. Flint, Mary 25 F W Keeping house " 374 461 Whitney, Newton O. 25 M W Farming $1500 $125 " Mar in Nov, Male citizen over 21 " Jennie A. 19 F W Keeping house " Mar in Nov

Charles FISK 54 Self M M W VT Farm Master --- --- Rhoda FISK 55 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Mary S. FISK 23 Dau F S W MA At Home VT VT Adam DAVIS 80 Oth M W W MA MA MA Edward SMITH 77 Oth M W W MA MA MA Mehitable BATHRICK 51 Oth F W W VT VT VT Nancy WHITNEY 58 Oth F S W MA MA MA Arietta THOMAS 34 Oth F W B MA Housework MA MA Sarah J. THOMAS 11 Oth F S B MA MD MA Martha M. THOMAS 7 Oth F S B MA MD MA Arietta THOMAS 2 Oth F S B MA MD MA William HARDY 22 Oth M S W NY Works On The Farm SCOT SCOT

212 240 Morgan, Lucian Head W M Feb 1849 51 mar 29 Vermont Vermont Vermont Farmer, Farm -----, Mary A. Wife W F Mar 1851 49 mar 29 1ch 1liv Vermont Vermont Vermont -----, Jane B. Moth W F Jan 1820 80 wid 2ch 1liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Doolan, Edwin Labr W M May 1873 27 sgl Massachusetts Ireland Ireland Farm Laborer Bathrick, Mehitable Inmt W F Sep 1828 41 wid 3ch 0liv Quebec Vermont New Hampshire Barrell, Abbie Inmt W F Feb 1831 69 wid 1ch 1liv Massachusetts -- New Hampshire Willard, Eva Inmt W F Apr 1854 46 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Whitney, Nancy Inmt W F May 1822 98 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Packard, Julia Inmt W F Jun 1880 19 sgl Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts Ward, Herbert Inmt W M --- 1823 47 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Lumazette, Frank Inmt W M --- 1856 44 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Lemuel [Whitney], s. of (Col. C.R.1.) Josiah and Sarah, [born] Sept. 19, 1784," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917). Also, "Lemuel [Whitney], ___ __, [born] 1784. G.S.1," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  "Lemuel [Whitney] of Ashby and Betsy Hall, [married] Dec. 4, 1804," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

3.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], w. Lemuel, ___ __, [born] 1788. G.S.1," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 68, page 91.

5.^  "Henry H. [Whitney], s. Lemuel and Betcy, [born] June 11, 1805," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

6.^  "Dwelle [Whitney], s. Lemuel and Betcy, [born] Sept. 10, 1807," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

7.^  "Otis [Whitney], s. Lemuel and Betcy, [born] Nov. 14, 1809," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

8.^  "----- [Whitney], twin inf. of Capt. Lem., [died] Aug. 19, 1814. C.R.," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

9.^  "----- [Whitney], the other twin of Do., [died] Aug. 22, 1814. C.R.," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

10.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. of Capt. Lem., [died] Sept. 17, 1815. C.R.," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 518, page 255.


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