Family:Whitney, Noah (1791-1876)

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Noah8 Whitney (David7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of David7 and Sarah (Wilson) Whitney, was born 1 May 1791, Clarendon, VT, and died 20 Jan 1876, Phillipston, MA, aged 84 years 8 months 20 days, of typhoid pneumonia.[1]

He married, 2 Dec 1813, Brattleboro, VT, Mercy French,[2] daughter of Asa and Mercy (-----) French. She was born 26 Feb 1794, Dummerston or Brattleboro, VT, and died 1 Oct 1871, Phillipston, MA, aged 77 years 7 months 4 days, of old age.[3]

He was born in Clarendon, VT. His father dying when he was quite young he was obliged to take care of himself when most youths were obtaining an education. He was a farmer and mechanic, reared a family of nine children, always provided well for his family, and when he passed away left quite a little estate. He and his wife lived together for fifty-seven years. He was a noble Christian man, and lived to a good old age. He resided Clarendon, VT, and Phillipston, MA.

Children of Noah8 and Mercy (French) Whitney:

i. Mercy Maria9 Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1815; "Maria M." d. 7 Dec 1892, Gardner, MA, aged 77 years 7 months, of consumption;[4] "Mariah M." m. 19 Sep 1842, Brattleboro, VT, Merrick H. Gibbs.[5] He was b. 21 Dec 1815; d. 17 Jun 1879; chair maker; resided Gardner, MA. Children:
a. M. Wallace Gibbs, b. 18 Jul 1846; d. 7 Oct 1878; m. Lydia A. Whitman.
b. Kate M. Gibbs, b. 26 Sep 1848; m. T. Edward Gates; res. Gardner, MA.
ii. Noah Francis Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1817; m. Catherine Bird.
iii. Chester French Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1820; m. Persis B. Herrick.
iv. Henry Asa Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1822; m.(1) Sarah C. Ward; m.(2) Lizzie E. Stewart.
v. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1825, Westminster, VT; d. 11 Nov 1910, South Royalston, MA, aged 85 years 4 months 8 days, of nephritis;[6] bur. Riverside Cemetery, South Royalston, MA; "Elizabeth M." m. 4 Apr 1854, Brattleboro, VT, Elbridge C. Twitchell;[7] res. South Royalston, MA. He was b. 4 Apr 1832. Children:
a. Herbert L. Twitchell, b. 25 Dec 1854; d. 13 Jul 1855.
b. Helen R. Twitchell, b. 2 Feb 1863; m. 18 Jul 1889, John Stuart; res. South Royalston, MA.
c. Eugene G. Twitchell, b. 22 Jan 1867; m. 25 Apr 1893; res. South Royalston, MA.
vi. Eliza Sophia Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1828, Westminster, MA, or Westminster, VT; d. 28 Jan 1894, Phillipston, MA, aged 65 10 1, of pneumonia;[8] m. 6 Aug 1871, North Dana or Phillipston, MA, Simon Edward Pike, or Simon Edsell Pike, b. 26 Jun 1810, Ashland, MA, son of Elijah and Sally C. (-----) Pike;[9] resided s. p. Phillipston, MA.
vii. Sarah Elvira Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1830; d. 5 Dec 1872, Ashburnham, MA, aged 42 years 3 months 16 days, of spinal meningitis;[10] m. 30 Nov 1854, Noyes B. Herrick. He was b. 21 Sep 1833. Is a mechanic. Children:
a. Addie L. Herrick, b. 28 Oct 1855; d. 20 Sep 1856.
b. Frederic Z. Herrick, b. 4 Jan 1859; d. 30 May 1863.
c. Alice M. Herrick, b. 2 Jul 1863; resided Morristown, NJ.
d. Arthur E. Herrick, b. 5 May 1867; m. 21 Nov 1892, ----- -----; address 187 1/2 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA.
e. Ralph W. Herrick, b. 25 Jul 1871; d. 19 Jun 1873.
f. Herrick, b.
g. Herrick, b.
viii. William Wallace Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1833; m. Harriett R. Whitney.
ix. Chauncey Hall Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1836; m.(1) Sarah M. Crawford; m.(2) Mary F. Hager.

Census

231 259 Noah Whitney 59 M - Farmer $2000 Vt. Mrs. N. " 56 F - " M. Elizabeth " 25 F - " Eliza " 22 F - " Sarah " 20 F - " William " 17 M - " " Attended school Chauncey " 14 M - N.H. Attended school

812 180 Noah Whitney 69 M - Farmer $2500 $1000 Vermont Mercy " 66 F - do Chancy " 23 M - New Hampshire Sarah " 23 F - Vermont Wilbert " 8/12 M - Massachusetts

121 137 Miller, Lucy H. 68 F W Keeping house $1000 $200 Mass. -----, Lucy W. 46 F W No occupation " Little, Frank T. 15 M W Attending school " Attended school Miller, Marion L. 8 F W Attending school " Attended school 138 Bigelow, Margaret C. 53 F W Keeping house $2000 Virginia 139 Whitney, Noah 79 M W Farmer $2500 $300 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Mercy F. 76 F W Keeping house " -----, Eliza S. 42 F W No occupation " -----, Alfred 14 M W Works on Farm Mass. Attended school

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 285, page 391.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 292.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 573.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/88 (Death), page 286.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 447, page 679.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 237, pages 244 and 297.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 249, page 278.


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