Family:Whitney, Nathan (1804-1856)

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Nathan7 Whitney (David6, Samuel5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of David6 and Betsey (Darby) Whitney, was born 30 Jul 1804, Bolton, MA, and died 6 Nov 1856, Townsend, MA, aged 52 years 3 months 7 days, of typhoid fever.[1]

He married firstly, 25 Feb 1827, Eliza Stevens, daughter of Solomon Stevens. She was born 25 Nov 1807, and died 1 Feb 1852, Townsend, MA, aged 64 years 2 months 5 days, of inflammation of the bowels.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 22 Sep 1855, Townsend, MA, for him and Dora Prescott.[3] He "of Townsend" married secondly, 25 Sep 1855, Boston, MA, Dora Prescott "of Roxbury", daughter of Jonathan Prescott. She was born about 1810.[4]

Nathan Whitney was born in Bolton, where he passed nearly his whole life. Before his father's death David divided his estate between his sons Nathan and Joseph, and they resided on the old homestead. He resided Bolton and Townsend, MA.

On 30 Apr 1838, he became a church member of the church in Lancaster, at the same time as his brother Joseph.[5]

Children of Nathan7 and Eliza (Stevens) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth8 Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1829; m. 19 or 25 May 1854, Townsend, MA, Dr. Edmund I. Woodbury, b. ca. 1830, Bolton, MA, son of Israel Woodbury;[6] res. Council Bluffs, IA. He is a dentist, was b. 7 Mar 1830. Children:
a. Edmund Nathan Woodbury, b. 31 Jan 1857; d. 4 Nov 1863.
b. Herbert Arthur Woodbury, b. 9 Jul 1859; Dr.; still living; dentist, Council Bluffs, IA.
c. Lizzie Olive Woodbury, b. 9 Aug 1863; m. Rev. T. B. Greenlee, 12 Jan 1888; P. O. address, Hillsborough, IL.
d. Charles Elmer Woodbury, b. 11 Jan 1866; Dr.; dentist; m. Nellie Webster, 3 Nov 1891; P. O. address, Council Bluffs, IA.
e. Cora Louise Woodbury, b. 20 Jul 1868; P. O. address, Council Bluffs, IA.
f. Ernest Irving Woodbury, b. b. 25 Nov 1870; Dr.; physician; P. O. address, 32 Center St., Chicago, IL.
ii. David Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1833; m. Harriett L. Howland.
iii. Almira Jane Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1831; d. 19 Jun 1834, Bolton, MA, aged 3 years 2 months.[7]
iv. Sarah Jane Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1835; d. 16 Jul 1908, Millbury, MA, aged 73 years 9 months 22 days, of multiple injuries, B.&A.R.R. accident;[8] m. 28 Oct 1886, Worcester, MA, John Masury Berry, b. 30 Oct 1842, Salem, MA, son of George E. and Lydia W. (-----) Berry;[9] res. Millbury, MA; s. p. Is in the provision business.
v. Ellen Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1838, Bolton, MA; d. 3 Jun 1887, Worcester; m. 9 Jun 1859, Clinton, MA, Edward Brigham, b. 24 Jan 1826, North Bridgton, ME, d. 13 Jun 1868, Westborough, MA, son of Daniel and Sophronia (-----) Brigham.[10] Children:
a. Merrill Draper Brigham, b. 25 Jan 1866, Westborough, MA; m. 9 Oct 1889, Alice Gray Brown, of Newburyport, MA; res Worcester, MA. Children:
1. Lawrence Whitney Brigham, b. 17 Oct 1890.
2. Ruth Montague Brigham, b. 24 May 1892.
3. Harold Kingsbury Brigham, b. 1 Feb 1894.
vi. Nathan H. Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1842; m. Abbie Mirette Lovejoy.
vii. Mary Adelaide Whitney, b. 24 Apr 1846, or 24 Jun 1846, Townsend, MA [given name omitted];[11] d. 8 Jan 1847, or 11 Jan 1847, Townsend, MA, aged 5 months 15 days, of croup.[12]
viii. Frederick Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1849, or 18 Jan 1849, Townsend, MA [given name omitted];[13] m. Susan M. Warren.

Census

254 287 Nathan Whitney 45 M - Farmer $7000 Mass. Eliza " 42 F - " Elizabeth " 21 F - " David " 17 M - Farmer " Attended school Sarah J. " 14 F - " Attended school Ellen " 11 F - " Attended school Nathan H. " 8 M - " Attended school Fredrick Whitney 1 M - Mass.

9 8 Nathan Whitney 51 M - Farmer Massachusetts Sarah J. Whitney 20 F - " Ellen Whitney 17 F - " Nathan H. Whitney 13 M - " Frederick Whitney 6 M - " Stephen Martin 27 M - Maine

62 104 Sarah Parsons 60 F - Me. W Milliner - - - - - Elsa Kellaran 65 " - " S " - - - - - 105 Sophronia Fletcher 50 " - N.H. " Physician - - - - - Mary McDonald 20 " - Ms. " None - - - - - 106 Nancy Chase 45 " - N.H. " Dress Mkr. - - - - - Mary Burrell 21 " - Vt. " " - - - - - Sarah J. Collis 17 " - Ms. " Hair Worker - - - - - 107 A. G Prescott 40 " - N.H. W None - - - - - D. Whitney 50 " - " " " - - - - - 108 Mary Coleman 45 " - Eng. M - - - - - Joseph Coleman 45 M - " " Soldier - - 1 - - 109 Miss Parsons 30 F - Me. S None - - - - -

435 548 Edward Brigham 39 M - Bridgton, Maine M Sleigh Maker - - 1 1 - Ellen Brigham 26 F - Bolton, Mass. M - - - - - Frederick Whitney 16 M - Townsend, Mass. S Servant - - - - -

1045 1334 Prescott, Francis A. 28 M W Lawyer $4000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Catherine M. 29 F W Keeps house Scotland Parents foreign born Morse, Geo. A. 25 M W Lawyer Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emma J. 28 F W None Maine O'Niel, John O. 28 M W Naval Officer $1000 England Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 25 F W None Mass. Kenny, Susan 17 F W Domestic " Parents foreign born Fleming, Ellen 28 F W Domestic Nova Scotia Parents foreign born Whitney, Dora E. 60 F W None N. Hampshire

Continued from CATHERINE PARCHER Mary BALL 92 Oth F W W MA MA MA Mary A. ADAMS 75 Oth F S W ME ME ME Mary A.M. LAURENCE 85 Oth F W W ME ME ME Dora E. WHITNEY 70 Oth F W W NH NH ME Mary A. JAMES 70 Oth F W W ME ME ME Levinea B. HOMER 73 Oth F W W MA MA MA Caroline FOWLE 73 Oth F S W MA MA MA Sarah A. STEVENS 70 Oth F W W NH NH NH Keziah LEWIS 81 Oth F W W MA MA MA Sarah W. RICHARDSON 70 Oth F W NH NH NH Martha YOULEN 61 Oth F W W MA MA MA Rosanna BATCHELDER 61 Oth F W W NH NH NH Maria ROBBINS 73 Oth F S W MA NH NH Susan M. DOLBY 68 Oth F W W NH NH NH Olive E. LAWSON 68 Oth F W W ME ME ME Laura A. STEPHENS 68 Oth F W W NH NH NH Elenor E. LESTER 63 Oth F W W CT CT CT Abigal TRIPP 72 Oth F S W CAN NH NH Ann BAKER 75 Oth F S W MA MA MA Isabella MITCHELL 71 Oth F D W ME ME ME (Continued)

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 103, page 121.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 67, page 156.

3.^  "Nathan [Whitney], and Dora Prescott, [intentions] 22 Sep 1855," according to Townsend, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 89, page 131.

5.^  "Nathan [Whitney], chh. mem., Apr. 30, 1838. C.R.4," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890).

6.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], and E. T. Woodbury, [married] 19 May 1854," according to Townsend, Massachusetts, 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 79, page 159.

7.^  "Almira Jane [Whitney], d. N_____ and Eliza, [died] June 19, 1834, a. 3y. 2m. G.S.6," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/68 (Death), page 174.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 372, page 423.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 128, page 168.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 17, page 80.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 27, page 66.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 35, page 279.


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