Family:Whitney, Luke (1815-1884)

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Dea. Luke7 Whitney (Luther6, Israel5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Luther6 and Melinda (Wetherbee) Whitney, was born 9 Sep 1815, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 11 Jul 1884, Harvard, MA, aged 79 years 9 months 29 days, of fractured spine.[2]

He married firstly, 27 Apr 1836, Harvard, MA, Charlotte M. Turner.[3] She was born 10 Feb 1816, and died 13 Jun 1840, Harvard, MA, aged 24 years 4 months 3 days.[4]

He married secondly, 4 Mar 1841, Harvard, MA, Abigail "Abby" Knight,[5] daughter of Heman and Abigail "Nabby" (Sprague) Knight. She was born 6 Jun 1819, Harvard, MA and died 20 Apr 1881, Harvard, MA, aged 61 years 10 months 14 days, of bel[???] cut[??]li.[6]

He married thirdly, 10 Apr 1883, Harvard, MA, Mrs. Lydia Haskell (Hapgood) Hartwell,[7] daughter of Jabez and Susannah (Haskell) Hapgood. She was born 14 Jul 1819, Harvard, MA, and died 17 Apr 1898, Harvard, MA, aged 78 years 9 months, of valvular disease of the heart.[8] She had married firstly, 27 Nov 1877, Jeremiah Chaplin Hartwell, as his second wife.

They resided Harvard. He was born in Harvard on the farm of his great-grandfather, purchased before the town was incorporated. He inherited it from his father and conducted it until his death. He was a member of the Unitarian church and in 1882 was chosen deacon. In 1880 he was one of the school committee, and from 1870 to 1874 was one of the town assessors. Among the many pleasant old ancestral abodes in Harvard, perhaps none exceeds in charming characteristics that of Mr. Luke Whitney on Bear Hill. [History of Middlesex County, p. 567.] He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Luke7 and Charlotte M. (Turner) Whitney:

i. Horatio Turner8 Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1840, Harvard, MA;[9] d. 7 Nov 1872, Fitchburg, MA [also recorded in Harvard, MA], aged 32 years 8 months 2 days, of consumption;[10] m. ----- -----.

Children of Luke7 and Abigail (Knight) Whitney:

ii. Charlotte Abby Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1843, Harvard, MA; d. 3 Jan 1862, Harvard, MA, aged 19 years 1 month 22 days, of consumption; unmarried.[11]
iii. Augustus Luke Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1845, Harvard, MA;[12] m. Addie H. Hussey.
iv. Ella Amanda Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1849, Harvard, MA;[13] d. 15 Jan 1851, Harvard, MA, aged 1 year 9 months, of dysentery.[14]
v. Ella Louisa Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1851, Harvard, MA;[15] m. 9 Apr 1874, Harvard, MA, Charles M. Hosmer, b. ca. 1850, Harvard, MA, son of Samuel and Sally B. (Whitcomb) Hosmer;[16] resided 18 Essex St., Charlestown, MA. He was b. 3 May 1848; is in the grocery and provision business. Children:
a. Alice Gertrude Hosmer, b. 21 Jul 1876.
vi. Clara Amanda Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1854, Harvard, MA;[17] resided Leominster; unmarried; with A. L.
vii. Luther Farwell Whitney, b. 19 May 1856, Harvard, MA;[18] m. 1 Jan 1902, Clinton, MA, Martha T. Grady, b. ca. 1873, Clinton, MA, dau. of John A. and Mary (O'Malley) Grady;[19] resided Clinton, MA; jeweller.
viii. Martha Frances Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1861, Harvard, MA;[20] d. 22 Feb 1865, Harvard, MA, aged 4 years 4 days, of scarlet fever.[21]

Luke7 and Lydia Haskell (Hapgood)(Hartwell) Whitney had no children.

Census

194 225 Luke Whitney 34 M - $2500 Mass. Abigail " 31 F - " Manda Knight 29 F - " Horatio S. Whitney 10 M - " Attended school Charlotte A. " 7 F - " Attended school Augustus L. " 5 M - " Attended school Ella A. " 1 F - " 226 Luther " 60 M - Farmer $280 " Clarissa " 28 F - "

83 94 Luke Whitney 47 M - Farmer Mass. Abby Whitney 40 F - " Horatio T. Whitney 16 M - Farmer " Charlotte A. Whitney 13 F - " Agustus L. Whitney 10 M - " Ella L. Whitney 3 F - " Clara A. Whitney 1 F - " Amanda Knight 35 F - " Luther Whitney 68 M - Farmer "

9 10 Luke Whitney 44 M - Farmer $3000 $600 Mass. Abba " 41 F - " Horatio T. " 20 M - Farm Laborer " Charlotte A. " 17 F - " Attended school Augustus L. " 15 M - Farm Laborer " Attended school Ella L. " 8 F - " Attended school Clara A. " 6 F - " Attended school Luthar F. " 4 M - " Amanda Knight 39 F - "

99 119 Luke Whitney 49 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Abba Whitney 46 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Ellen L. Whitney 13 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Clara A. Whitney 11 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Luther F. Whitney 9 M - Massachusetts - - - - - - Amanda Knight 44 F - Massachusetts S Domestic - - - - -

460 627 Joseph Conthony 26 M - Ms. M Clerk - - 1 1 - Maria " 26 F - " " - - - - - Jessie " 4 " - " S - - - - - Florence " 2 " - " " - - - - - Elizabeth Foster 45 " - " W None - - - - - Mary G. " 8 " - " S - - - - - Mr. Grigg 25 M - " " Conductor - - 1 1 - Horatio Whitney 23 " - Ms. " None - - 1 1 -

108 121 Whitney, Luke 54 M W Farmer $2600 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Abbie 51 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Ella L. 18 F W No occupation Mass. -----, Clara A. 15 F W No occupation Mass. -----, Luther F. 14 M W At Home Mass. Whitney, Luther 80 M W Farmer Mass. Male citizen over 21 Knight, Amanda 49 F W No occupation Mass.

Luke WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MASS Farmer MASS MASS Abbagail WHITNEY 61 Wife F M W MASS Keeping House MASS MASS Clara A. WHITNEY 26 Dau F S W MASS MASS MASS Amanda KNIGHT 59 SisL F S W MASS MASS MASS Jerrie LEE 15 Oth M S W MASS Farm Laborer IRELAND IRELAND

Flora CLAPP 38 Self F S W ME Boarding House MA ME Emily CLAPP 56 Moth F W W ME Boarder MA MA Juliette COATS 19 Cous F S W ME Boarder ME ME Fannie ADAM 45 Oth F S W VT Watch Factory VT VT Ferdinand BLAND 54 Oth M M W IN Minister VA VA Sarah A. BLAND 52 Oth F M W IN KY KY Luther WHITNEY 23 Oth M S W MA Watch Factory MA MA George NEAL 25 Oth M S W MA Watch Factory NH NH May CROCKETT 27 Oth F S W ME Servant ME ME Alice HEWITT 19 Oth F S W ME Servant ME ME

274 436 Whitney, Augustus L. Head W M Jun 1845 54 mar 23 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Supt. leather board, Owns mortgaged house -----, Abbie H. Wife W F Feb 1859 41 mar 23 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Ralph A. Son W M Dec 1884 15 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine At school -----, Clara A. Sist W F Apr 1844 46 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Stitcher shirts

Daughter Clara is living with her brother Augustus.

69 89 White, Myron M. Head W M Sep 1858 41 mar 13 Massachusetts New York Massachusetts Merchant-grocer, Rents house -----, Carrie L. Wife W F Jul 1853 46 mar 13 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Hill, Augusta L. Niec W F Dec 1882 17 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school Pierson, Amelia S. Srvt W F Oct 1881 18 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Servant, Immig. 1895 Mackay, Edward H. Ldgr W M Feb 1874 26 sgl New Jersey Scotland Canada Eng. Physician Whitney, Luther F. Ldgr W M May 1856 44 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Merchant-jeweler Holland, Clarence H. Ldgr W M Jun 1874 25 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Registered pharmacist

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Birth not in Harvard vital records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 357, page 407.

3.^  "Luke [Whitney] and Charlotte (Charlotte M., int.) Turner, [married] Apr. 27, 1836," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Charlotte M. [Whitney] (Charlotte M. Turner, w. of Luke, G.R.1.), [died] June 13, 1840, a. 24 y. 4 m. (a. 23 y. 4 m. 3 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Luke [Whitney] and Abby Knight, [married] Mar. 1, 1841," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 330, page 365.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 345, page 299.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 483, page 703.

9.^  "Horatio Turner [Whitney], s. of Luke and Charlottee, [born] Mar. 5, 1840," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.{{note|10} "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 249, pages 309 and 316.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 227.

12.^  "Augustus Luke [Whitney], s. of Luke and Abigail, [born] June 19, 1845," 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 17, page 212.

13.^  "Ella Amanda [Whitney], d. of Luke and Abby, [born] July 6, 1849," 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 36, page 324.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 59, page 135.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 53, page 163.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 264, page 278.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 83, page 174.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 98, page 237.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 526, page 249.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 143, page 187.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 185, page 213.


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