Family:Whitney, Lewis (1818-1858)

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Lewis7 Whitney (Moses Gill6, Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Moses Gill6 and Ann (Shields) Whitney, was born 2 Aug 1818, Whitingham, VT,[1] and died 25 Mar 1858, Greenfield, MA, aged 42 years, of consumption.[2]

Intentions of marriage were published -- Mar 1840, Colrain, MA, for him "of Colrain" and Rhoda S. Dodge "of Rowe".[3] He married 5 Mar 1840, Rowe, MA, Rhoda Smith Dodge, daughter of Joseph and Sally (Smith) Dodge. She was born 21 Aug 1816, Rowe, MA, and died 19 Apr 1899, Webster City, IA.[4]

Children of Lewis and Rhoda Smith (Dodge) Whitney:

i. Charles Howard8 Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1843, Rowe, MA; d. 4 Mar 1876, Webster City, IA.[5] No known wife and children.
ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 22 May 1847, Rowe, MA; d. 14 Sep 1849, Rowe, MA, aged 2 years 3 months 22 days, of dysentery.[6]
iii. Ellen F. Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1852, Franklin Co., MA; m. ca. 1871, Albert J. Boynton; d. 11 Mar 1895, Webster City, IA.[7] He died before 1880.Children:
a. Gertrude Boynton, b. ca. 1872, Hamliton Co. IA; d. 9 Sep 1899, Chicago, IL; m. 22 Sep 1890, Webster City, IA, Edmund Burke; no known children.

Census

42 43 Louis Whitney 32 M - Blacksmith $800 Vt. Rhoda " 33 F - Mass. Charles H. " 6 M - "

427 495 Lewis Whitney 39 M - Black Smith Vermont Rhoda Whitney 39 F - Massachusetts Charles H. Whitney 12 M - " Ellen Whitney 3 F - "

573 669 Seth C. Smith 56 M - County Jailer $1550 $5000 Mass. Lydia A. " 48 F - " Walter A. " 17 M - " Edwd. F. " 15 M - " Rhoda S. Whitney 43 F - " Wm. Hazard 43 M - N. York Larceny Convict Harry White 31 M - Mass. Counterfeiter " Joseph Wells 26 M - Vermont Larceny " Dennis Driscoll 24 M - Ireland Rape " Philander Potter 37 M - Mass. Murder " James Delaney 34 M - Ireland Larceny " Chas. Whipple 24 M - Mass. Com Drunkard " Jacob Rice 23 M - Vermont Larceny " Chas. Brigham 44 M - Mass. Adultery " Danl. Russell 43 M - Vermont Theft " Jas. F. Sumner 46 M - Mass. Burglary "

258 70 Daniel Gale 44 M - Farmer $900 $445 Massachusetts Nancy " 39 F - " Sarah S. Allen 13 F - " Ellen F. Whitney 8 F - "

Daughter Ellen living with Rhoda's married sister; son Charles not found.

14 14 Whitney, Chas. U. 25 M W Studying Medacine Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Rhodas 52 F W Keeping House $900 $100 "

A. J. BERINTON 28 Self F W W MA Millinery GER MA Gertrude BERINTON 8 Dau F S W IA At School WI MA Mary BERINTON 28 SisL F W IL Dressmaker --- --- Roda S. WHITNEY 64 Moth F W W MA VT GER Frank MCMURPHY 23 Oth M S W DE Apprentice --- ---

References

  • Census records.
  • Massachusetts vital records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 120, page 194.

3.^  "Lewis [Whitney], of C., and Rhoda S. Dodge of Rowe, int. Mar. 1840," according to Vital Records of Colrain, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934).

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #94351563, Whitney, Rhonda S. (Dodge) [sic: Should be Rhoda--RLW].

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #94351433, Whitney, Charles H.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 27.

7.^  Find A Grave Memorial #94351736, Boynton, Nellie E. (Whitney).


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