Family:Whitney, Nahum P. (1806-1874)

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Nahum P.7 Whitney (Ezekiel6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Ezekiel6 and Catherine (Anson) Whitney, was born 14 Jun 1806, Watertown, MA,[1] and died 12 Nov 1874, Boston, MA, aged 69 years 5 months, of valvular disease of heart.[2]

He married firstly, 12 Feb 1825, Sarah Eustis, daughter of Moses and Rebecca (Green) Eustis. She was born 14 Feb 1807, Chelsea, MA, and died 5 Feb 1860, Chelsea, MA, aged 53 years, of consumption.[3]

He "undertaker" married secondly, 1 May 1861, Boston, MA, Sarah A. Cushing, both of Boston, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (-----) Cushing. She was born about 1808, Boston, MA,[4] and died after 1880.

He was listed as an undertaker in the Boston city directory of 1868.[5] He resided 48 Poplar Street, Boston, at death.

Children of Nahum P.7 and Sarah (Eustis) Whitney:

i. Rebecca G.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1828, Boston, MA; d. 12 Nov 1884, Weymouth, MA, aged 56 years, of fatty gegeneration of the heart;[6] bur. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA; m.(1) 1845, Boston, MA, Freeman W. Brigham;[7] m.(2) 23 Mar 1867, Boston, MA, Benoni Gurney, b. ca. 1822, Abington, MA, son of Benoni and Mary (-----) Gurney.[8]
ii. Nahum Whitney, b. ca. Jun 1829, MA; d. 27 Apr 1863, Boston, MA, aged 33 years 10 months, of phthisis, unmarried, coffin trimmer.[9]
ii. Sarah E. Whitney, b. ca. Jul 1830, Boston, MA; d. after 1900; m. 27 Jan 1852, Boston, MA, John Warren.[10]
ii. William K. Whitney, b. ca. Apr 1838, MA; m. Mary F. Kimball.

Children of Nahum P.7 and Sarah A. (Cushing) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

643 1144 Nahum P. Whitney 44 M - Carpenter $3000 Mass. Sarah " 42 F - " Nahum " 21 M - " " Sarah E. " 19 F - " Wm. K. " 11 M - " Attended school Caroline F. Brigham 4 F - " 1145 Rebecca Eustis 72 F - "

388 595 N. P. Whitney 49 M - Undertaker Mass. Sarah " 47 F - " Nahum " 26 M - Undertaker " William " 16 M - " " John Warren 27 M - Miller R.I. Sarah E. " 24 F - Mass. John N. " 3 M - " Ralph H. Warren 3m M - " Rebbecca G. Brigham 29 F - " Caroline F. " 9 F - " Catherine Whitney 84 F - " Rebbecca Eustis 79 F - "

645 995 Nahum Whitney 54 M - Undertaker $5000 $2000 Mass. Nahum " 31 " - " " Wm. K. " 21 " - Engraver " Caroline T. Brigham 14 F - " Attended school John Warren 31 M - Messenger Vt. Sarah E. " 29 F - Mass. John N. " 7 M - " Attended school Ralph K. " 5 " - " Attended school Mary Dennig 25 F - Servant Ire.

535 941 M. John Halloway 54 M - N.Y. M Musician - - 1 1 - Abby " 54 F - Mass. " - - - - - William H. " 25 M - " " Hatter - - 1 1 - Emma F. " 19 F - " " - - - - - Emma F. " 1 " - " S - - - - - 942 Nahum Whitney 60 M - Mass. M Undertaker - - 1 1 - Sarah M. Whitney 54 F - " " - - - - -

987 2225 Whitney, Piper M. 64 M W Untertaker $5000 -- Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah A. 62 M W Keeping House " Male citizen over 21 Pickharts, Jane 69 F W Keeping House England Parents foreign born -----, William C. 28 M W Machinist Mass. Mother foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah 23 F W At Home "

By his age, occupation, name of spouse, age of spouse, and city of residence, this is pretty clearly Nahum P. Whitney. Possibly his full name was Nahum Piper Whitney.

Adoniram HATHAWAY 73 Self M M W NH Carpenter Builder NH NH Sarah R. HATHAWAY 69 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA NH Adoniram J. HATHAWAY 38 Son M S W MA Carpenter VT MA Fred W. MOORE 20 GSon M S W VA At Home VA VA Bettie RANDOLPH 22 Oth F S MU MA Servant MA MA Sarah A. WHITNEY 73 Oth F W W MA At Home MA MA

References

1.^  "Nahum Whitney, s. Ezekiel Whitney and wife Catharine, b. 14 Jun 1806," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 216.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 267, page 246.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 140, page 10 and 1860 Mortality Schedule.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 146, page 44.

5.^  Boston Municipal Register, 1868, p. 84.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 356, page 283.

7.^  "Rebecca Whitney, m. Freeman W. Brigham, 16 Dec 1845," according to Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 201, page 22.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 62.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 6.


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