Family:Whitney, Leonard (1793-1878)

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Leonard7 Whitney (Ezekiel6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Ezekiel6 and Ruth (Gilbert) Whitney, was born about 3 Mar 1791 (calculated from age at death), was baptized 2 Jun 1793, Watertown, MA, and died 14 Oct 1878, Watertown, MA, aged 87 years 7 months 11 days, of old age, papermaker.[1]

Intentions of marriage were published 17 Aug 1817, Watertown, MA, for him and Ruth Larrabee.[2] He married 31 Aug 1817, Watertown, MA, Ruth Richardson Larrabee,[3] daughter of Jonathan and Margaret (Wellington) Larrabee. She was born about 5 Jun 1797 (calculated from age at death), Charlestown, MA, and died 25 Mar 1867, Watertown, MA, aged 69 years 9 months 20 days, Watertown, MA, of disease of heart.[4]

Leonard, Jr., Thomas F., Solomon W., and Hiram are also found in Watertown in 1855.

Children of Leonard7 and Ruth Richardson (Larrabee) Whitney, all born Sudbury, MA:

i. Leonard8 Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1819;[5] m. Caroline Isabel Russell.
ii. Ruth Ann Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1821;[6] d. 9 Nov 1890, Newton, MA, aged 68 years 2 months 4 days, of apoplexy;[7] "Ann" m. 15 Jun 1841, Watertown, MA, also Boston, MA, Samuel Learned.[8]
iii. Thomas Francis Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1823;[9] m.(1) Ellen J. -----; m.(2) Cynthia Brown.
iv. Abigail Harris Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1825;[10] d. 24 Dec 1829, Sudbury, MA, aged 4 years 11 months 11 days.[11]
v. Solomon Weeks Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1826;[12] m. Mary Jane Mansir.
vi. Hiram F. Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1828;[13] m. Mary Elizabeth -----.
vii. Abigail Harris Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1829;[14] d. 5 Jan 1851, Watertown, MA, aged 21 years 2 months 6 days, of consumption;[15] m. John N. Temple [no record found in MA], b. Westborough, MA. Children:
a. Estella Temple, b. ca. Jun 1848; d. 28 Jul 1849, Watertown, MA, aged 13 months, of dropsy in head.[16]
b. Estella E. Temple, b. 9 Jun 1850, Watertown, MA;[17] m. 13 Dec 1868, Watertown, MA, George W. Johnson.[18]

Census

146 184 Leonard Whitney 58 M - Paper Maker $12000 Ms. Ruth " 53 F - " Hiram F. " 23 M - Jeweller " Elizth. " 19 F - Me. Margt. Manning 20 F - Ire. Illiterate

127 143 Leonard Whitney 60 M - Paper Maker Mass. Ruth Whitney 58 F - Mass. Estella E. Temple 5 F - Mass. Ann Riley 24 F - Ireland

442 525 Leonard Whitney 68 M - Paper Maker $3800 $3000 Mass. Ruth R. " 63 F - " Estela E. Temple 10 F - " Attended school Ann Riley 30 F - Servant Ireland

324 418 Whitney, Leonard 72 M - Watertown M Paper Maker - - 1 1 - Whitney, Ruth R. 68 F - Charlestown M - - - - - Temple, Estella 15 F - Watertown - - - - - - Riley, Ann 38 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - -

  • 1870, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA:

234 329 Whitney, Leonard 77 M W Paper Maker $4000 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Johnson, Goerge W. 25 M W Paper Maker N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Estella 19 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, George L. 1/12 M W At Home Mass. Born in Apr Riley, Ann 40 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 302, page 191.

2.^  "Leonard Whitney and Ruth Larrabee, b. of Watertown, int. 17 Aug 1817," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 240.

3.^  "Leonard Whitney and Ruth Larrabee, b. of Watertown, m. 31 Aug 1817," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 214.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 203.

5.^  "Leonard [Whitney] [dup. Lenard], s. Leonard and Ruth [dup. Lenard and Ruthe], [born] June 15 [dup. Sept. 15], 1819," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

6.^  "Ruthe [Whitney] [dup. Ruthy] Ann, d. Lenard and Ruthe [dup. Leonard and Ruth], [born] Sept. 5, 1821 [dup. 1822]," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 410, page 241.

8.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

9.^  "Thomas Frances [sic] [Whitney] [dup. F.], s. Lenard and Ruthe [dup. Leonard and Ruth] [born] Sept. 1, 1823," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

10.^  "Abigail [Whitney] [dup. Abigal] Harris, d. Leonard and Ruth [dup. Lenard and Ruthe] [born] Jan. 13, 1825," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

11.^  "Abigail Harris [Whitney], [died] Dec. 24, 1829, a. 4y. 11m. 11d.," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

12.^  "Solomon Weeks [Whitney], s. Leonard and Ruth, [born] Sept. 4, 1826," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

13.^  "Hiram [Whitney], s. Leonard and Ruth, [born] Feb. 1, 1828," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

14.^  "Abigail Harris [Whitney], d. Leonard and Ruth, [born] Oct. 29, 1829," according to Sudbury Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 58, page 110.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 282.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 43, page 150.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 209, page 263.


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