Family:Whitney, Lewis Lafayette (1824-a1880)
Lewis Lafayette7 Whitney (William6, Elijah5, John4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William6 and Prudence (Brown) Whitney, was born 6 Jan 1824, Norwich, VT, and died 21 Nov 1895, Woburn, MA, age 71 years 10 months 15 days, of probably heart disease.
He married, 1 Jun 1850, Dorchester, MA, Hannah Humphrey Clapp, daughter of Stephen and Hannah White (Humphreys) Clapp. She was born 8 or 28 Oct 1822, Dorchester, MA, and died 29 Aug 1892, Woburn, MA, aged 73 years 10 months 1 day, of chronic enteritis.
He is a graduate of Bridgewater Normal school, class of 1843. Taught school six years; has been chairman of the school committee in Woburn four years; is justice of the peace; is one of the Woburn cemetery commissioners, and superintendent of the Woburn cemetery for many years; executor of many wills; executor, trustee; administrator and guardian; member of the public library committee, etc. He resided Woburn, MA.
Children of Lewis Lafayette7 and Hannah Humphrey (Clapp) Whitney:
i. Lewis Henry8 Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1851, son of his sister Somes adopted by Lewis; resided Denver, CO.
- 1850: not found.
- 1855, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA:
182 220 Lewis L. Whitney 31 M - Gentleman Vt. Hannah Whitney 30 F - Mass. Wm. H. Whitney 8 M - La. John L. Somes 8 M - Mass. Hannah Conroy 19 F - Scotland Dyer Freeman 22 M - Teacher Grammar School Mass. Margarett Whitney 42 F - Scotland
William H. Whitney was his nephew, son of brother Henry.
2445 3179 Lewis L. Whitney 36 M - Gentleman $8000 $2700 Vermont Hannah H. Whitney 37 F - Gentlewoman Mass. Lewis C. Whitney 3 M - Mass. Attended school
795 1040 Whitney, Lewis L. 43 M - Vermont M Gentleman - - 1 1 - Whitney, Hannah H. 46 F - Massachusetts M - - - - - Whitney, Lewis H. 14 M - Massachusetts S - - - - -
850 1076 Whitney, Lewis L. 46 M W No Occupation $1500 $10000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 " Hannah H. C. 49 F W Keeping house Mass. " Lewis H. 18 M W Sailor "
Lewis L. WHITNY 56 Self M M W VT Conveyancer VT VT Hannah H. WHITNY 58 Wife F M W MA Keeping Home MA MA
L. HANCE 36 Self M W W IN Carpenter NY ME L. H. WHITNEY 28 Oth M S W MA Carpenter --- VT
This is his adopted son Lewis.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 388-389.