Family:Whitney, Nahum (1788-1843)

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Nahum7 Whitney (Elijah6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Elijah6 and Mindwell (Hardy) Whitney, was born 7 Jan 1788, Westborough, MA,[1] and died 22 Dec 1843, Shrewsbury, MA, aged 57 years, of suicide by hanging.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 26 Sep 1809, Westborough, MA, Sukey Adams "of Northbridge".[3] He "of Westborough" married, 22 Oct 1809, Northbridge, MA, Susanna Adams,[4] daughter of John and Elizabeth (Newton) Adams. She was born 26 Aug 1785, Northbridge, MA, and died after 1850, New Haven, CT.

He resided Westborough, MA.

Children of Naham7 and Susanna (Adams) Whitney:

i. Adaline Adams8 Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1810, Westborough, MA;[5] m. 3 Sep 1829, Grafton, MA, Jeremiah Goodnough;[6] resided New Haven, CT.
ii. Eliza Jane Whitney, b. 18 Oct 1811, Westborough, MA;[7] m. 27 May 1832, Grafton, MA, Horace P. Brown;[8] resided Grafton, MA.
iii. Sophia Dorinda Whitney, b. 28 May 1813, Westborough, MA;[9] m. 28 Sep 1831, Grafton, MA, Alvah S. Davis;[10] resided Springfield, MA.
iv. Susanna Loiza Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1815, Westborough, MA;[11] d. 6 Mar 1867; m. ("of Springfield" int. 2 Mar 1839, Leominster, MA)[12] 26 Mar 1840, Springfield, MA, William Moore Brewer,[13] b. Boylston, MA; d. Aug 1888, Nashua, NH; was a merchant. Children:
a. Charles Eugene Brewer, b. -----; d. infancy.
b. Camilla Louise Brewer, b. 15 Jan 1844; unmarried; resided Warner, NH. Her name was changed to Whitney.
v. Charles Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1817, Westborough, MA;[14] d. 25 Sep 1818, Westborough, MA.[15]
vi. Charles Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1820, Westborough, MA;[16] d. 23 Jan 1841, Shrewsbury, MA, aged 20 years;[17] unmarried.

Census

532 584 Horace P. Brown 45 M - Shoe Manufacture $7000 Massachusetts Elisa J. " 38 F - do Horace E. " 14 M - do Attended school Sarah J. " 16 F - do Attended school Susannah Whitney 62 F - do Joseph G. Brown 38 M - Stable Keeper do Mitchell Christian 25 M - Laborer Canada John Reynolds 33 M - do Ireland

579 698 Horace P. Brown 60 M - Grafton, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Eliza J. Brown 53 F - Westboro, Mass. M Housekeeper - - - - - Sarah J. Brown 32 F - Grafton, Mass. S Teacher - - - - - Horace C. Brown 29 M - Grafton, Mass. S Farmer - - 1 1 - John A. Brown 13 M - Grafton, Mass. - - - - - - Susanna A. Whitney 76 F - Northbridge, Mass. W - - - - -

References

1.^  "Nahum [Whitney], s. Elijah and Mindwell, [born] Jan 7, 1788," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

2.^  "Nahum [Whitney], [died] Dec. 22, 1843, a. 57. Suicide by hanging. Native of Westboro," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904). Also, "Nahum [Whitney], s. Elijah and Mindwell, [died] Dec. 22, 1843, a. 56," according to Westborough 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 9, page 152.

3.^  "Nahum [Whitney] and Sukey Adams of Northbridge, int. Sept. 26, 1809," according to Westborough Vital Records.

4.^  "Nahum [Whitney] of Westborough, and Susanna Adams, [married] Oct. 22, 1809," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Northbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

5.^  "Adaline Adams [Whitney], d. Nahum and Susanna, [born] April 22, 1810," according to Westborough Vital Records.

6.^  "Adeline [A. in int.] [Whitney] and Jeremiah Goodnough, [married] Sept. 3, 1829," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: The Systematic History Fund, 1906).

7.^  "Eliza Jane [Whitney], d. Nahum and Susanna, [born] Oct. 18, 1811," according to Westborough Vital Records.

8.^  "Eliza J. [Whitney] and Horace P. Brown, [married] May 27, 1832," according to Grafton Vital Records.

9.^  "Sophia Dorinda [Whitney], d. Nahum and Susanna, [born] May 28, 1813," according to Westborough Vital Records.

10.^  "Sophia D. [Whitney] and Alvah S. Davis, [married] Sept. 28, 1831," according to Grafton Vital Records.

11.^  "Susanna Loiza [Whitney], d. Nahum and Susanna, [born] Oct. 13, 1815," according to Westborough Vital Records.

12.^  "Susan Louisa [Whitney] of Springfield and William Moore Brewster, int. Mar. 2, 1839," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).

13.^  "Susan L. [Whitney], and William H. Brewer, m. -- Feb 1839," and "Susan L. [Whitney], and William M. Brewer, m. 26 Mar 1839," according to International Genealogical Index, batch numbers C541431-C541434, M541431-M541433. The first is most likely marriage intentions, and the second the marriage record.

14.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Nahum and Susanna, [born] April 16, 1817," according to Westborough Vital Records.

15.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Nahum and Susanna, [died] Sept. 25, 1818," according to Westborough Vital Records.

16.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Nahum and Susanna, [born] Dec. 13, 1820," according to Westborough Vital Records.

17.^  "Charles [Whitney], [died] Jan. 23, 1841, a. 20," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.


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