Family:Whitney, Michael William (s1810-1859)

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Michael William8 Whitney (Stephen7, Timothy6, Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Stephen7 and Ruth (Whittemore) Whitney, was born say 1810, West Roxbury, MA. He died 1859.

Marriage intentions were published, 8 Nov 1840, Quincy, MA, for him "Mr." and "Miss" Harriet C. Faxon, "both of Quincy".[1] He "Mr." married, 3 Dec 1840, Braintree, MA [Pierce], or 11 Dec 1840, Quincy, MA, "Miss" Harriett C. Faxon, "both of Quincy",[2] daughter of Benjamin and Lucy (Luffkin) Faxon. She was born 16 May 1813, Braintree, MA, and died 7 Aug 1850, Boston, MA, aged 36, of dysentery, married, born Quincy, dau. of Benjamin and Lucy Faxon.[3]

They resided Quincy, MA.

Children of Michael William8 and Harriett (Faxon) Whitney:

i. Henry Codman9 Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1843, Quincy, MA.[4]
ii. Henry Codman Whitney, b. May 1845 or -- May 1846, Quincy, MA;[5] unmarried.
iii. Edward Whitney, b. ca. 10 Feb 1846; d. 30 Jul 1846, Quincy, MA, aged 5 months 20 days, of cholera morbus.[6]
iv. Helen Faxon Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1847, Charlestown, MA;[7] d. 22 Dec 1882, Boston, MA, aged 35 years, of acute gastritis and peritonitis;[8] m. 14 Apr 1869, Boston or Quincy, MA, George H. Bridge, b. ca. 1846, Boston, MA, d. bef. 1882, son of William and Rebecca (-----) Bridge.[9]

Census

  • 1850: not found. There is a remote chance that he was the William Whitney in the 1850 Census at Charlestown, MA (p. 71), aged 20, sailmaker, with his age badly misstated.
  • 1850, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA:

340 456 Lucy Faxon 57 F - $700 N.H. Dexter Faxon 36 M - Blacksmith Mass. Brougham Faxon 28 M - Do Do Daniel Faxon 17 M - None Do Thomas Faxon 16 M - None Do Attended school Henry C. Whitney 6 M - Do Attended school

410 576 Lucy Faxon 63 F - Widow Mass. Dexter " 40 M - Blacksmith " Louisa " 35 F - " Mary A. " 30 F - " William " 22 M - Laborer " Henry Whitney 12 M - " Helen " 7 F - " Frederick Fletcher 11 M - " Charles P. Smith 31 M - Teamster Maine

185 227 Mercy Faxon 69 F - $1000 $50 New Hampshire Dexter " 50 M - Blacksmith Mass. Louisa " 42 F - " Mary A. " 29 F - " William " 28 M - Boot Maker " Helen Whitney 13 F - " Attended school Frederick Fletcher 15 M - " Ida Faxon 2 F - "

References

1.^  "Mr. Michael W. Whitney and Miss Harriet C. Faxon, both of Quincy, int. 8 Nov 1840," according to Quincy vital records.

2.^  "Mr. Michael W. Whitney and Miss Harriet C. Faxon, both of Quincy, m. 11 Dec 1840," according to Quincy vital records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 50, page 49.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 133.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 17, page 120.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 27, page 98.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 24. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 215, page 150.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 339, page 328.

9.^  "George H. Bridge, of Boston, 23, machinist, b. Boston, son of William and Rebecca, and Helen F. Whitney, of Quincy, 22, b. Charlestown, dau. of William and Harriet, m. 14 Apr 1869, in Boston," according to Quincy 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 219, page 36, and volume 218, page 334.


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