Family:Whitney, Nathan (1765-1851)

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Nathan6 Whitney (Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Tabitha (Merriam) Whitney, was born 1 Jul 1765, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 14 Feb 1851, Westminster, MA, aged 86 years 7 months 14 days, of gravel.[2]

He married, 30 Nov 1786, Westminster, MA, Eunice Puffer, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Read) Puffer.[3] She was born 2 Aug 1767, Westminster, MA, and died 24 Feb 1846, Westminster, MA, aged 78 years 6 months 19 days, of influenza.[4]

In 1793 he bought of Samuel Gerrish the greater part of lot No. 4, bounding east and south on Bacon and Main streets, Central Village, and ever after resided thereon. He was an upright, honorable, and trustworthy citizen. He held the office of town treasurer from 1810 to 1830, discharging the duties of his office with conscientious fidelity. About the latter date, however, he experienced great financial embarrassment and loss by a business disaster, in which others of his fellow-townsmen, as well as himself, were seriously involved. He bore his misfortune, however, with creditable patience, and maintained his good name and Christian standing to the end of his life. He resided Westminster, MA.

Heywood says the following:[5]

"Whitney, Nathan6, the oldest surviving s. of the last-named, m. Eunice (5), dau. of Josiah and Mary (Reed) Puffer, Dec., 1786. In 1793 he bought of Samuel Gerrish the greater part of lot No. 4, bounding east and south on Bacon and Main Sts., Central Village, and ever after res. thereon. He was an upright, honorable and trustworthy citizen. He held the office of Town Treasurer from 1810 to 1830, dischrging the duties of his office with conscientious fidelity. Ab. the latter date, however, he experienced great financial embarassment and loss by a business disaster, elsewhere noticed, in which others of his fellow-townsmen, as well as himself, were seriously involved. He bore his misfortune, however, with creditable patience, and maintained his good name and Christian standing to the end of his life. He d. Feb. 14, 1851, at the ripe old age of 85. His w., Eunice, d. Feb. 24, 1846, a. 78."

Children of Nathan6 and Eunice (Puffer) Whitney:

i. Eunice7 Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1787, Westminster, MA;[6] d. 27 Feb 1812, Westminster, MA, aged 24 years 2 months 15 days.[7]
ii. Ruth Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1789, Westminster, MA;[8] d. 25 Nov 1858; m. (int. 27 Oct 1812, Westminster, MA[9]) 26 Nov 1812, Westminster, MA, Smyrna Whitney, q.v.
iii. Nathan Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1793, Westminster, MA;[10] m. Anne Miles Whitney.
iv. Persis Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1795, Westminster, MA;[11] d. 3 Feb 1882, Boston, MA, aged 86 years 10 months, of old age;[12] m. ("of Westminster" int. 9 Apr 1821, Stow, MA,[13]) 8 May 1821, Westminster, MA, Noah Gates "of Stow".[14]
v. Asa Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1797, Westminster, MA;[15] d. 27 Sep 1802, Westminster, MA, aged 4 years 11 months.[16]
vi. Leonard Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1800, Westminster, MA;[17] d. 26 Sep 1802, Westminster, MA, aged 2 years 8 days 16 days.[18]
vii. Asa Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1803, Westminster, MA;[19] d. 6 Sep 1814, Westminster, MA, aged 11 years.[20]
viii. Mary Reed Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1806, Westminster, MA;[21] d. 25 May 1882; m. 11 Feb 1830, Westminster, MA, Nathan Howard Cutting,[22] b. Princeton, MA, 29 May 1805; d. 16 Jul 1884, Worcester, MA. Children:
a. Franklin H. Cutting, b. 30 Oct 1832; d. 4 Nov 1835.
b. Ann Maria Cutting, b. 1 Feb 1836; m. Joseph O. Adams; resided 25 Oread place, Worcester, MA.
c. Susan Louise Cutting, b. 29 Aug 1838; m. Edward8 Whitney.
d. Charles H. Cutting, b. 1 Sep 1841; d. 24 Jan 1863, New Bern, NC, in war.
e. William Jones Cutting, b. 12 Nov 1845; unmarried; resided with Ann.
f. Frank W. Cutting, b. 10 Dec 1851; unmarried; resided with Ann.
ix. Leonard Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1808, Westminster, MA;[23] m. Charlotte S. Allen.

Census

221 270 Nathan H. Cutting 45 M - Cabinet Maker $1000 Massachusetts Mary R. " 44 F - " Ann M. " 14 F - " Attended school Susan L. " 11 F - " Attended school Charles H. " 8 F - " Attended school William J. " 4 M - " Nathan Whitney 85 M - None "

References

1.^  "Nathan [Whitney], s. Nathan and Tabitha, [born] July 1, 1765," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 59, page 207.

3.^  "Nathan [Whitney] [Jr. in int.] and Eunice Puffer, [married] Dec. __, 1786," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Eunice [Whitney], w. Nathan, d. Josiah and Mary Puffer, [died] Feb. 24 [22, C.R.], 1846, a. 78y. 6m. 19d. Influenza," according to Westminster 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 21, page 176.

5.^  William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), pp. 922-923.

6.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Dec. 12, 1787," according to Westminster Vital Records.

7.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [died] Feb. 27, 1812, a. 24y. 2m. 15d.," according to Westminster Vital Records.

8.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Nov. 12, 1789," according to Westminster Vital Records.

9.^  "Ruth [Whitney] and Smyrna Whitney, int. Oct. 27, 1812," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Nathan [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Mar. 28, 1792," according to Westminster Vital Records.

11.^  "Persis [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Apr. 3, 1795," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 339, page 30.

13.^  "Persis [Whitney] of Westminster, and Noah Gates, int. Apr. 9, 1821," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

14.^  "Persis [Whitney] and Noah Gates of Stow, [married] May 8, 1821," according to Westminster Vital Records.

15.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Oct. 24, 1797," according to Westminster Vital Records.

16.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Capt. Leonard [Nathan?] and Eunice, [died] Sept. 27, 1802, a. 4y. 11m. G.S.1," according to Westminster Vital Records.

17.^  "Leonard [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Sept. 18, 1800," according to Westminster Vital Records.

18.^  "Leonard [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [died] Sept. 26, 1802, a. 2y. 8d.[16d., G.S.1.]," according to Westminster Vital Records.

19.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Oct. 25, 1803," according to Westminster Vital Records.

20.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [died] Sept. 6, 1814 [1815, a. 11, G.S.1.]," according to Westminster Vital Records.

21.^  "Mary Reed [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Apr. 3, 1806," according to Westminster Vital Records.

22.^  "Mary R. [Whitney] and Nathan H. Cutting of Providence, [married] Feb. 11, 1830," according to Westminster Vital Records.

23.^  "Leonard [Whitney], s. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Nov. 25, 1808," according to Westminster Vital Records.


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