Family:Whitney, Nathaniel Perry (1824-a1905)

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Nathaniel Perry Whitney, parentage unknown, was born Aug 1824, MA, and died after 1905, probably in North Plymouth, Amador Co., CA. It is likely he was a son of John6 and Silence (Holbrook) Whitney (Timothy5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1).

He married firtly, 1 Jan 1843, Grafton, MA, Sarah Dexter Brown.[1] She was born about 1821, Thomaston, ME, and died 26 Nov 1859, Westboro, MA, aged 38 years, of rheumatic fever.[2]

He married secondly, 14 Jul 1862, San Francisco, CA, Elizabeth -----. She was born about 1824, MA, and died after 1880, but before 1900, probably in Amador Co., CA.

In 1847 he was a shoemaker.

He served as a Private in Co. I, 6th California Infantry, in the Civil War. He enlisted in Company I, California 6th Infantry Regiment on 5 Aug 1864, and was mustered out on 20 Dec 1865 at Presidio, San Francisco, CA. He applied for an invalid pension for that service, 18 Sep 1890, #958,079, certificate #670,673. To see images from this file, see: please insert link.

City Directories:

  • San Francisco, 1864: Whitney, Nathaniel, dwelling 613 Union St.
  • San Francisco, 1865: Whitney, Nathaniel P., dwelling N. s. Greenwich bet. Montgomery and Sansom
  • San Francisco, 1868: Whitney, Nathaniel P., laborer, dwelling S. s. Bernal Hights bet. San Jose and San Bruno Roads
  • San Francisco, 1869: Whitney, Nathaniel, laborer, dwelling S. s. Bernal Hights near San Bruno Road
  • San Francisco, 1871: Whitney, Nathaniel P., laborer, dwelling S. s. Bernal Hights near San Bruno Road
  • San Francisco, 1875; Whitney, Nathaniel P., laborer, dwelling cor. Prentiss and Lincoln near San Bruno Road S. s. Bernal Heights

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898:

  • 1880: Whitney, Nathaniel P., 56, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Township No. 6, Amador Co., 19 Jul 1880
  • 1884: Whitney, Nathaniel P., 60, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Township No. 6, Amador Co., 19 Jul 1880
  • 1886: Whitney, Nathaniel P., 62, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Township No. 6, Amador Co., 19 Jul 1880
  • 1888: Whitney, Nathaniel P., 64, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Township No. 6, Amador Co., 19 Jul 1880
  • 1890: Whitney, Nathaniel P., 66, Massachusetts, miner, N. Plymouth, 11 Aug 1890
  • 1892: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, 5 6-1/2, light, gray, gray, miner, Massachusetts, N. Plymouth, 13 Aug 1892
  • 1894: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, 5 6-1/2, light, gray, gray, miner, Massachusetts, N. Plymouth, 13 Aug 1892
  • 1896: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, miner 72, 5 6-1/2, medium, gray, gray, Massachusetts, South Plymouth, 8 May 1896, P.O. Plymouth, able to read, write, and mark ballot
  • 1898: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, miller, 74, 5 6-1/2, medium, gray, gray, Massachusetts, N. Plymouth, 12 Oct 1898, P.O. Plymouth, able to read, write, and mark ballot

California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968:

  • North Plymouth Precinct, Amador Co., 1900: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, 76, Plymouth
  • North Plymouth Precinct, Amador Co., 1902: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, 78, Plymouth
  • North Plymouth Precinct, Amador Co., 1905: Whitney, Nathaniel Perry, 81, Plymouth

Children of Nathaniel Perry and Sarah D. (Brown) Whitney:

i. Arietta H. Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1845, Grafton, MA;[3] d. after 1910; m. 7 Jan 1868, Boston, MA, Walter C. Goulding, son of Solomon E. and Nancy P. (-----) Goulding.[4]
ii. Mary M. Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1847, Shrewsbury, MA;[5] "Mary A." m. 6 Mar 1869, Worcester, MA, Grenfil H. Kneeland, b. ca. 1842, ME, son of Simeon and Hannah (-----) Kneeland.[6]

Children of Nathaniel Perry and Elizabeth (-----) Whitney:

iii. Abbie Maria Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1864, San Francisco, CA; m. Martin Snable.

Census

44 54 Nathl. P. Whitney 26 M - Shoemaker $350 Mass. Sarah D. " 28 F - Maine Arietta H. " 5 F - Mass. Attended school Mary A. B. 3 F - " Marret Craton 19 F - Maine Catherine E. Giles 8 F - " 55 Candare Giles 43 M - " Charlotte " 7 F - Mass. William " 50 M - Labourer "

246 305 Freelove Brown 74 F - Maine Sarah D. Whitney 34 F - " Arrietta M. Whitney 10 F - Mass. Mary A. B. Whitney 8 F - " Catherine Creighton 13 F - Maine Polly Harrington 66 F - Mass.

1489 1346 Whitney, Nathaniel 46 M W Miner Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Elisabeth 46 F W Keeps house do " Abbie 5 F W Cal.

Nathaniel WHITNEY 55 Self M M W MA Pocket Miner MA MA Elizabeth WHITNEY 56 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Abbie WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W CA MA MA Marlin SNABLE 30 Oth M S W OH Pocket Miner GER GER

Whitney, N. P. Head W M Aug 1824 75 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Gold miner

References

1.^  "Nathaniel P. [Whitney] and Sarah D. Brown, [married] June 1, 1843," 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). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 7, page 123.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 131, page 165.

3.^  "Arietta H. [Whitney], d. Nathaniel P. and Sarah D., [born] March 7, 1845," according to Grafton 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 11, page 181.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 210, page 1.

5.^  "Mary M. [Whitney], d. Nathaniel P. and Sarah D., [born] Aug. 11, 1847," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 240.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 219, page 319.

7. From the Civil War Pension File of Nathaniel P. Whitney; Co. I, 6th California Infantry; Invalid Application #958079, Certificate #670673; The National Archives Building, Washington, DC.


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