Family:Whitney, Nelson Bigelow (1840-1905)
Nelson Bigelow Whitney, parentage unknown (but see Notes below), was born about 17 Feb 1840, Ludlow, VT, and died 25 Jul 1905, Ludlow, VT, aged 65 years 5 months 8 days, of heart failure.
He "of Guilford" married, 3 Jul 1866, Guilford, VT, Jane A. Franklin, daughter of Jedediah H. and Sarah Prouty (Bartlett) Franklin. She was born 27 Jul 1846, Guilford, VT, and died 27 Oct 1933, Guilford, VT, aged 87 years 3 months 0 days, of organic disease of heart. She married secondly, 28 Nov 1907, Guilford, VT, George Wiltshire.
Children of Nelson Bigelow and Jane A. (Franklin) Whitney:
i. Clarence Arthur Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1867, Guilford, VT; m. 17 Dec 1903, Gardner, MA [recorded Newton, MA, and Waltham, MA], Mary Hannah Foster, b. ca. 1869, Warwick, MA, dau. of Elijah P. and Lydia F. (Gerrish) Foster. ii. Melvin Jedediah Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1868, Guilford, VT; d. aft. 1930; m. 10 Jul 1894, Hinsdale, NH [recorded Orange, MA], Mary A. Turner, b. ca. 1867, Orange, MA, d. 21 Nov 1896, Orange, MA, aged 29 years 10 months 26 days, of tuberculosis, dau. of Thomas and Kate (McManamy) Turner; m.(2) 25 Aug 1900, Orange, MA, Laura Eliza Spear, b. ca. 1872, Orange, MA, dau. of Frank L. and Josephine R. (Snyder) Spear. Children: a. Virginia Rebecca Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1908, Orange, MA. iii. Adrian Lester Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1874, Guilford, VT; d. aft. 1930; m. 27 Jan 1904, Brockton, MA, Alma M. Rollins. iv. Myra B. Whitney, b. ca. 1880, KS; of Brattleboro, VT, m. 11 Jan 1908, Deerfield, MA, Walter H. Weatherhead, of Greenfield, MA, b. ca. 1870, Guilford, VT, son of Henry J. and Martha (Franklin) Weatherhead. v. Mina G. Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1880, KS; d. 13 Mar 1921, Brownington, VT; m. 9 Oct 1915, Brownington, VT, Leonard F. Louks. vi. Paul Jerome Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1882, Northfield, MA; d. aft. 1940; m. 24 Nov 1904, Orange, MA, Mildred Gordon Hastings, b. ca. 1881, Orange, MA, dau. of George A. and Georgina F. C. (Mills) Hastings. Children: a. Adele Hastings Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1909, Orange, MA.
He may be the same as Nelson J. Whitney, son of Vespasian Ward7 and Katherine (Cook) Whitney, b. ca. 1836, VT, if his age at death was inaccurate.
Jane A. Franklin was a descendant of "Mayflower" pilgrim John Howland as follows:
- John Howland, m. Elizabeth Tilley
- Isaac Howland, m. Elizabeth Vaughn
- Priscilla Howland, m. Peter Bennett
- Elizabeth Bennett, m. John Darling
- Jedediah Darling, m. Mercy Lyman
- Sarah Darling, m. Jabez Franklin
- Jedediah Franklin, m. Sarah Prouty Bartlett
- Jane A. Franklin, m. Nelson Bigelow Whitney
Nelson B. WHITNEY 40 Self M M W VT Work On Farm VT VT Jennie A. WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Clarence A. WHITNEY 13 Son M S W VT At School VT VT Melvin J. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W VT At School VT VT Adrian L. WHITNEY 6 Son M S W VT At School VT VT Mina G. WHITNEY 4M Dau F S W KS VT VT
- 1900: not found.
6.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 538, page 308, and volume 537, pages 568 and 661.
8.^ "Melvin J. Whitney (b. 1869, Guilford, VT, s. of Nelson B. Whitney & Jennie A. Franklin) & Mary A. Turner, m. 10 Jul 1894, Hinsdale, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 442, page 540.