Family:Whitney, Luther (1790-1871)

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Luther6 Whitney (Israel5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Israel5 and Abigail (Fairbanks)(Puffer) Whitney, was born 5 Feb 1790, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 12 Mar 1871, Harvard, MA, aged 81 years 1 month 7 days, of [?metinacious?] and injury.[2]

He married, 3 Jan 1814, Harvard, MA, Melinda Wetherbee,[3] daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Farwell) Wetherbee. She was born 28 July 1793, Harvard, MA, and died 4 May 1847, Harvard, MA, aged 50 years, of consumption, or aged 53 years.[4]

He was born in Harvard on the farm which his grandfather had purchased before the town was incorporated. He always resided there, and at this death the property passed into possession of his son Luke. He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Luther6 and Melinda (Wetherbee) Whitney:

i. Luke7 Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1815; m.(1) Charlotte M. Turner; m.(2) Abigail Knight; m.(3) Lydia H. Hartwell.
ii. William F. Whitney, b. say 1817; m. Jane A. Flint.
iii. Jonathan W. Whitney, b. Nov 1819; m. Mercy R. -----.
iv. Clarissa Whitney, b. ca. 1822, Harvard, MA; d. 29 Feb 1888, Boston, MA, aged 65 years, of pneumonia.[5] Her death record says she was a widow, but it is under her maiden name. She "Clara" m. 2 Nov 1864, Worcester, MA, Thomas S. Benson, b. ca. 1830, Palermo, ME, son of Isaac B. and Eliza F. (-----) Benson.[6].

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 "

20 22 Luther Whitney 70 M - $400 Mass.

100 120 Luther Whitney 75 M - Massachusetts W Farmer - - 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.

References

1.^  "Luther [Whitney], s. of Israel and Abigail, [born] Feb. 5, 1790," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 260.

3.^  "Luther [Whitney] and Melinda Wetherbee, [married] Jan. 3, 1814," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Melinda [Whitney] (Malinda Wetherbee, G.R.1.) w. of Luther, [died] May 4, 1847, a. 50 y. Consumption. (May 3, 1847, a. 53 y. G.R.1.)," 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 33, page 183.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 393, page 81.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 173, page 284.


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