Family:Whitney, Moses (1775-1859)

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Gen. Moses6 Whitney (Jacob5, Jonas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Jacob5 and Rachel (Whiting) Whitney, was born 2 Jan 1775, West Roxbury, MA, and died 24 Dec 1859, Milton, MA [Pierce], or 23 Dec 1859, Milton, MA, aged 84 years 11 months 3 days, of erysipelas.[1]

He married firstly, 14 Apr 1797, Milton, MA, Rebecca Dunbar, daughter of Seth and Deborah (Belcher) Dunbar. She was born 1 Apr 1768, Bridgewater, MA, was baptized 13 Jul 1780, Brockton, MA, and died 4 Feb 1824.

He married secondly, Andover, MA, Mary (Plummer) Kittredge, daughter of David and Mary (Sargent) Plummer. She was born about 1783, Milton or Gloucester, MA, and died 8 May 1865, Milton, MA, aged 82 years, of pneumonia.[2] She had married firstly, 21 May 1806, Gloucester, MA, John Kittredge

Gen. Moses Whitney was born in Spring street, West Roxbury, MA, on the 20th of Jan., 1775. He was the youngest of six children of Jacob and Rachel (Whiting) Whitney, the dau. of Nathaniel, of the same place. In 1787 he went to Blue Hill, Milton, to learn the leather business. His second wife was the widow of Dr. Thomas Kittredge, of Gloucester, MA; she outlived him several years, dying in Milton, 1865. He commenced business in 1796, moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1797, and removed to Milton in 1805. He purchased the "Rising Sun" estate in 1806, and the Nancy Paine estate in 1809, extending from the Old Plymouth Road to the Neponset River. He enlarged the wharf, and built a tan house in 1810. In 1819 he built the Whitney house on Milton Hill, and purchased Swift's wharf at the same time in part, filling up the dock between the wharves. After this the lumber and wood business was carried on extensively by him for twenty years. He was in active business for sixty-three years, not including his apprenticeship. He was appointed postmaster in Milton, in 1805; resigned in 1816; captain of militia, 1816; colonel, 1821. He was afterward brigadier-general of first brigade, first division, Massachusetts Militia. He died in his house on Milton Hill, 24 Dec 1859; resided Dorchester and Milton, MA.

Children of Moses6 and Rebecca (Dunbar) Whitney:

i. Hannah7 Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1797, Milton, MA;[3] d. s.p. 1832.
ii. Moses Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1802, Milton, MA;[4] m. Elizabeth G. Sanderson.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1805, Milton, MA;[5] d. 1890; "of Milton" m. 6 Jul 1841, Dorchester, MA, George B. Jones "of Philadelphia".[6]
iv. Seth Dunbar Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1807, Milton, MA;[7] m. Adeline Dutton Train.
v. Jacob Warren Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1811, Milton, MA;[8] d. 11 Mar 1891, Boston, MA, aged 80 years, of disease of the heart; unmarried;[9] physician.

Notes

Rebecca Dunbar was a descendant of Richard1 Warren, Mayflower passenger, as follows:

  1. Richard Warren, m. Elizabeth Walker
  2. Elizabeth Warren, m. Richard Church
  3. Abigail Church, m. Samuel Thaxter
  4. Sarah Thaxter, m. Peter Dunbar
  5. Elisha Dunbar, m. Mercy Hayward
  6. Seth Dunbar, m. Deborah Belcher
  7. Rebecca Dunbar, m. Moses Whitney

Census

  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA: Moses Whitney, 2 males 26-44, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 10-15, and 2 males 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 0-9, and 1 slave.
  • 1820, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA: Moses Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 18-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 3 females 16-25, and 1 female 10-15; 4 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1830, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA: Moses Whitney, 1 male 50-59, 2 males 20-29, 2 males 15-19, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 30-39, 2 females 20-29, 2 females 15-19, and 1 female 10-14.
  • 1840, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA: Moses Whitney, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 40-49, 2 females 30-39, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 10-14; 1 engaged in commerce, 1 in manufacture or trades.
  • 1850, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA:

323 412 Moses Whitney 75 M - Wool Dealer $32550 Mass. Mary Whitney 60 F - $2000 Mass. Fanny Daniels 60 F - Mass. Ellen Dawson 30 F - Ireland Illiterate Ann Teasdale 13 F - Mass. Attended school

310 600 Steward French 37 M - Carpenter N.H. Mary " 38 F - Mass. Warren J. Whitney 39 M - Physician " 601 Joseph Eveleth 55 M - High Sheriff $7000 " Elis. " 53 F - " Wm. " 23 M - Mercht. " Hannah Tunely 23 F - Ireld. Illiterate Sarah Eveleth 56 F - Mass.

75 130 Moses Whitney 80 M - Wool Dealer Mass. Mary Whitney 65 F - Mass. Ellen Darson 40 F - Ireland Anna Tisdale 17 F - Mass. Fanny Daniels 65 F - Mass.

692 2530 Danfroth Hoseley 30 M - Tin Smith N.H. Julia E. " 29 F - Vt. Lizzie K. " 2 F - Mass. J. W. Whitney 50 M - Physician "

1323 1581 Sarah A. Gerring 58 F - $500 Mass. Anna Tisdale 22 F - Domestic " Ellen Darson 45 F - " Ireland Barnard Brady 25 M - Laborer " Mary Whitney 75 F - $25000 $100000 Mass.

333 518 Thaddeus McFarland 41 M - Type Caster Maine Elizabeth " 38 F - " Edwin " 18 M - Type Caster " Charlotte " 16 F - " Mary Hall 25 " - Machine Sewer " W. J. Whitney 52 M - Physician Mass.

47 68 Spring, C. H. 39 M W Physician N. Hampshire Male citizen over 21 Betsy 26 F W House keeping Mass. Charles F. 7 M W At School Mass. Attended school Edward C. 2 M W At home Mass. Whiting, W. J. 59 M W Physician $10000 $5000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Patterson, Lucy 45 F W None Maine Rhodes, Rebecca 21 F W Domestic Servt. Maryland

H. F. RING 46 Self M M W VT At Home VT VT Mrs. KING 40 Wife F M W MA At Home MA MA Mr. KING 50 Oth M M W MA At Home MA MA W. J. WHITNEY 51 Oth M S W MA Doctor MA MA

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 130, page 163.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 184, page 217.

3.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah, [born] Nov. 19, 1797," according to Milton Records. Birth, Marriages and Deaths, 1662-1843, Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged (Boston, MA: Mudge, 1900).

4.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebecca, [born] Oct. 7, 1802," according to Milton Vital Records.

5.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebecca, [born] Apr. 17, 1805," according to Milton Vital Records.

6.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Milton and George B. Jones of Philadelphia, [married] July 6, 1841," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849, vol. 36 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1905), p. 210.

7.^  "Seth Dunbar [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebecca, [born] Sept. 13, 1807," according to Milton Vital Records.

8.^  "Jacob Warren [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebecca, [born] Jan. 2, 1811," according to Milton Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 82.


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