Family:Whitney, Nelson (1811-1882)

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Nelson8 Whitney (Ethan7, Hachaliah6, Jesse5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ethan7 and Betsey Mellen (Green) Whitney, was born 5 May 1811, Milford, MA,[1] and died 17 Oct 1882, Bellingham, MA, aged 71 years 5 months 12 days, of vesical irritability.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 12 Mar 1836, Millbury, MA, for him and Ruth Guild.[3] He married, 6 Apr 1836, Millbury, MA, Ruth Morse Guild "both of Medway".[4] She was born 16 May 1813, and died 29 Nov 1893, Bellingham, MA, aged 80 years 6 months 8 days, of apoplexy.[5]

He was a boot and shoe maker. He resided Milford and Millbury, MA.

Children of Nelson8 and Ruth Morse (Guild) Whitney:

i. Alonzo Nelson9 Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1837, Milford, MA;[6] m. Ellen Amanda Hancock.
ii. Melissa Ruth Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1839, Milford, MA;[7] d. 25 Dec 1844, Milford, MA. aged 5 years, of canker rash.[8]
iii. Augustus Eugene Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1840, Milford, MA;[9] d. 9 Jan 1844, Milford, MA, aged 3 months, of canker rash.[10]
iv. Elbridge Green Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1842, Milford, MA;[11] m. Emma A. Barney.
v. Betsey M. G. Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1844, Bellingham, MA;[12] d. 6 Aug 1848.[13]
vi. Melissa Ruth Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1847, Bellingham, MA;[14] m. 9 Nov 1866, Bellingham, MA, Milton F. Holbrook, b. ca. 1845, Medway, son of Joseph W. and Almira (-----) Holbrook;[15] resided Bellingham. He was born 9 Jul 1845, Medway, MA. Is superintendent of a mill. Children:
a. Mabel W. Holbrook, b. 2 Nov 1867, Bellingham, MA.
b. Edwin N. Holbrook, b. 15 Jan 1870, Franklin, MA; d. 1 Oct 1876.
vii. Laura Ann Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1849, Bellingham, MA;[16] d. 21 Nov 1849, Bellingham, MA, aged 5 months 4 days, of consumption.[17]
viii. Caroline Elizabeth Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1851, Bellingham, MA;[18] m. 16 Jan 1894, Bellingham (also recorded North Attleborough), MA, George D. Nourse/Nurse, b. 26 Jul 1852, son of Emery and Sarah (Louring) Nurse;[19] resided Bellingham, MA. He is a farmer, s. p.

Notes

This family is incorrectly recorded as "Whiting" in the 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses.

Census

144 168 Nelson Whiting 39 M - Boots Mass. Ruth M. 37 F - " Alonzo M. 12 M - " Attended school Elbridge G. 8 M - " Attended school Melissa R. 3 F - " Abigail 45 F - " Illiterate

111 151 Nelson Whitney 44 M - Boot Maker Mass. Ruth M. Whitney 42 F - " Alonso N. Whitney 18 M - Boot Maker " Elbridge G. Whitney 12 " - " Malissa R. Whitney 7 F - " Carroline E. Whitney 4 " - " Abagail Whitney 52 " - " Albert W. Follet 22 M - Boot Maker R.I. Alonso U. Gay 17 " - " " Mass.

1933 2185 Nelson Whiting 49 M - Boot Maker $1200 $400 Mass. Ruth " 47 F - Vt. Elbridge " 17 M - Mass. Millie " 13 F - " Caroline " 9 F - " Abigail Whiting 57 F - "

180 180 Nelson Whitney 54 M - Massachusetts M Bootmaker - - 1 1 - Ruth M. Whitney 52 F - Vermont M Housekeeper - - - - - Elbridge G. Whitney 22 M - Massachusetts S Bootmaker - - 1 1 - Melissa R. Whitney 18 F - Massachusetts S Strawsewing - - - - - Caroline E. Whitney 14 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Abby Whitney 62 F - Massachusetts S Strawsewing - - - - -

116 133 Whiting, Nelson 59 M W Boot maker $1800 -- Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ruth M. 57 F W Keeping house Vermont -----, Caroline E. 19 F W Sews Straw Mass.

Nelsen WHITNEY 69 Self M M W MA Works In Boot Factory MA MA Ruth M. WHITNEY 67 Wife F M W VT Keeping House MA MA Carrie E. WHITNEY 28 Dau F S W MA At Home MA VT

References

1.^  "Nelson [Whitney], s. of Ethan and Betsey, [born] May 5, 1811," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 338, page 231.

3.^  "Nelson [Whitney] and Ruth Guild, int. March 12, 1836," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Millbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

4.^  "Nelson [Whitney] and Ruth Guild, both of Medway, in Millbury, [married] Apr. 6, 1836," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920). Nelson and Ruth Guild, both of Medway, in Millbury, Apr. 6, 1836

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 437, page 481.

6.^  "Alonzo Nelson [Whitney], s. of Nelson and Ruth M., [born] June 2, 1837," according to Milford Vital Records.

7.^  "Melissa Ruth [Whitney], d. of Nelson and Ruth M., Mar. [born] 12, 1839," according to Milford Vital Records.

8.^  "Melissa Ruth [Whitney], d. of Nelson and Ruth M., [died] Dec. 25, 1843, a. 5y. Canker rash. (Dec. 26, 1843. C.R.)," according to Milford 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 138.

9.^  "Augustus Eugene [Whitney], s. of Nelson and Ruth M., [born] Dec. 6, 1840," according to Milford Vital Records.

10.^  "Augustus Eugene [Whitney], s. of Nelson and Ruth M., [died] Jan. 9, 1844, a. 3y. Canker rash. (Jan. 10, 1844. C.R.)," according to Milford 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 138.

11.^  "Elbridge Green [Whitney], s. of Nelson and Ruth M., [born] Nov. 13, 1842," according to Milford Vital Records.

12.^  "Betsey M. G. [Whitney], d. Nelson and Ruth M., [born] Oct. 17, 1844," according to Vital Records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society (1903), pp. 70-71. 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 89.

13.^  "_______ [Whitney], ch. Nelson, [died] Aug. 6, [1848]. P.R.1," according to Bellingham Vital Records, p. 220.

14.^  "Melissa R. [Whitney], d. Nelson and Ruth M., [born] Jan. 28, 1847," according to Bellingham Vital Records, pp. 70-71. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 23, page 102.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 190, page 273.

16.^  "Lauria Ann [Whitney], d. Nelson and Ruth M., [born] June 18, 1849," according to Bellingham Vital Records, pp. 70-71. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 7.

17.^  "Laura Ann [Whitney], d. Nelson and Ruth M., consumption, [died] Nov. 21, 1849, a. 5m. 4d.," according to Bellingham Vital Records, p. 220. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 6.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 52, page 170.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 442, page 231, and volume 443, page 405.


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