Family:Whitney, Ohio (1789-1870)

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Ohio7 Whitney
Ohio7 Whitney's House

Ohio7 Whitney (Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Silas6 and Sarah (Withington) Whitney,[1] was born 22 Mar 1789, Ashburnham, MA,[2] and died 23 Mar 1870, Ashburnham, MA, aged 81, of kidney disease, cystitis.[3]

He married, 3 Jan 1809, Ashburnham, MA, Mary Bolton,[4] daughter of Capt. Aaron Bolton of Westminster.[5] She was born 21 May 1791, Westminster, MA,[6] and died 30 Aug 1843, aged 52 years, of a bowel complaint.[7]

He married, secondly, 9 Jun 1844, Ashburnham, MA, Mrs. Dorothy (Maynard) Brown,[8] daughter of Stephen and Meriam (Ellis) Maynard.[9] She was born 3 Jan 1806, Ashburnham, MA,[10] and died 8 Aug 1885, Ashburnham, MA, aged 79 years 7 months, of paralysis.[11] She had married firstly, 18 Oct 1823, Ashburnham, MA, John Brown (c1799-1828).

Ohio Whitney was a man of ability and unusual force of character. The record of his life and good works are engraven in the annals of Ashburnham. He was a selectman for several years, and honorably discharged every trust. At all times and under all circumstances he commanded the respect and affectionate regard of his townsmen. Hon. Ohio Whitney was treasurer of Cushing Academy for maany years, and also a member of its executive committee. He also had the singular honor of presiding as moderator at the town meetings for twenty-nine years in succession. He resided Ashburnham, MA.[12]
Children of Ohio7 and Mary (Bolton) Whitney:

i. Mary B.8 Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1809;[13] d. 29 Oct 1847; m. 20 Sep 1827, James Adams, b. 24 Nov 1804. He removed to Brooklyn, PA, and m. a second wife. He d. 25 Dec 1881. Children:
a. Luther B. Adams, b. 16 Feb 1829, m. Mary B. Samson.
b. Dolly Adams, b. 9 Nov 1830; d. 31 Aug 1833.
c. Ohio W. Adams, b. 9 Jan 1833; m. L. Angie Harding.
d. Francis A. Adams, b. 2 Jun 1835; m. Catherine Rinehart.
e. James W. Adams, b. 21 Oct 1839; m. Sarah J. Perry.
f. Joseph H. Adams, b. 30 Dec 1841; drowned, 4 Aug 1845.
ii. Jason Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1811;[14] m.(1) Elizabeth L. Sampson; m.(2) Susan E. Barrett; m.(3) Esther Ball.
iii. Ohio Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1813;[15] m. Mary R. Brooks.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1815;[16] d. 5 Sep 1901, Ashburnham, MA (also recorded in Boston, MA), aged 86 years 5 months, of neuralgia of heart;[17] m. 1 Jan 1834, Walter Adams, b. 4 Nov 1807; d. 7 Jan 1876. Children:
a. Ivers W. Adams, b. 20 May 1838; m. Sarah E. Shepard; resided Dorchester, MA.
b. Walton R. Adams, b. 7 Feb 1840; m. Mary E. Pillsbury.
c. Sarah A. Adams, b. 26 Feb 1843; m. Charles A. Robbins.
d. Abbie A. Adams, b. 14 Jan 1846; d. 27 Aug 1848.
e. Charles F. Adams, b. 21 Oct 1849; d. 19 Dec 1876.
f. Willis H. Adams, b. 3 Mar 1852; d. 27 Aug 1858.
v. Amos Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1817;[18] m. Harriett J. Bemis.
vi. Dolly Winship Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1819;[19] d. 4 Jun 1901, Ashburnham, MA (also recorded Boston, MA), aged 42 years 4 months 16 days, of old age;[20] m. 22 Jul 1841, Joseph Adams, b. 2 Aug 1818; resided Ashburnham, MA. Children:
a. Melvin O. Adams, b. 7 Nov 1847, Ashburnham, MA; m. Mary Colony; attorney; resided Boston. Melvin O. Adams. Esg., son of Joseph and Dolly (Winship) Whitney Adams, was b. in Ashburnham, 7 Nov 1847. He passed his preparatory studies in this town, and at New Ipswich, Appleton Academy, and graduated with honors at Dartmouth College in the able class of 1871. He was sub-master of the Fitchburg High School in 1871-72, and read law with the Hon. Edward Avery, of Boston, and Hon. Amasa Norcross of Fitchburg. He received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Boston University, 1874 and the same year he was admitted to the Suffolk County bar. Until the year 1876 he continued a legal residence in this town, and was moderator of the annual March meeting 1874, '75, and '76. Mindful of the partiality and appreciative regard of his townsmen, he has responded to many invitations for addresses on miscellaneous subjects. In his professional labors in Boston since 1874, he has been successful, and has won a merited reputation for character and ability. Since 1876 he has been assistant district attorney for the district of Suffolk, and has probably been engaged in the trial of a greater number of the cases than has fallen to the lot of any lawyer of his age in the state. In habit of thought, he is quick and vigorous. In attack or defense his resources are at instant command and all his work is sustained by the weight of integeity and character. Mr. Adams is yet a young man, possessing ability and opportunity to complete a career which has been ably and firmly outlined/
b. Walter F. Adams, b. 11 Nov 1851; d. 6 Oct 1852.
vii. Harriett Jackson Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1820, Ashburnham, MA;[21] d. 16 Dec 1899, Fitchburg, MA, aged 79 years 8 days, of senile debility;[22] m. 10 Mar 1840, Salmon W. Putnam, born Hopkinton, MA, 10 Dec 1815; d. 23 Feb 1872. He went to Ashburnham early in 1837, and for a short time in connection with his elder brother, John, was engaged in business there. Later, the family moved to Fitchburg. In the establishment of the Putnam Machine Company, in the conduct of an extensive business, his life and labors fill an eventful and an interesting page in the annals of a prosperous city. He occupied with credit many positions of trust, was a director in several monetary institutions, and thoroughly identified with the growth and prosperity of the town and city of Fitchburg. The sons have succeeded to the general management of the corporation, and have frequently been elected to positions in municipal affairs. Children:
a. Henry O. Putnam, b. 4 Jan 1841; m. Sarah A. Smith.
b. Salmon W. Putnam, b. 15 Oct 1843; m. Emma J. Park.
c. Charles F. Putnam, b. 5 Aug 1845; m. Coralie J. Lawrence.
d. Harriett E. Putnam, b. 5 May 1848; m. Loring Sears.
e. William D. Putnam, b. 20 Sep 1851; d. 19 Aug 1852.
f. George E. Putnam, b. 15 Oct 1854; an attorney.
g. Laura J. Putnam, b. 4 Sep 1856; m. Rev. S. J. Stewart.
h. Mary A. I. Putnam, b. 8 Oct 1858; m. Edward S. Crocker.
i. Marion M. Putnam, b. 15 Nov 1861.
viii. Francis Alexander Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1823;[23] m.(1) Lucy M. Lane; m.(2) Sarah I. Watkins.
ix. Walter Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1825;[24] m. Elvira Dunn.
x. Ivers B. Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1827;[25] d. 8 Sep 1829.[26]
xi. Aaron Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1829;[27] d. 5 Sep 1830.[28]
xii. Nancy Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1831;[29] d. 20 Oct 1847.[30]
xiii. Abbie E. Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1836;[31] m.(1) 7 Dec 1857, Ashburnham, MA, Charles W. Barrell, b. -----, d. 23 Mar 1865, son of Luther Barrell;[32] m.(2) 1 Jan 1877, Simeon Merritt, b. 21 Mar 1823; d. 19 Dec 1882. He was selectman eight years, road commissioner and repeatedly elected to office; was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1853, and representative in the legaslature in 1877.

Ohio7 and Dorothy (Maynard)(Brown) Whitney had no children.

Census

1 1 Ohio Whitney 61 M - Farmer $4350 Massachusetts Dorothy " 44 F - " Walter " 25 M - Farmer $400 " Abby " 14 F - " Attended school

212 263 Ohio Whitney 66 M - Farmer Mass. Dorothy Whitney 49 F - " Abby E. Whitney 19 F - " Charles W. Whitney 14 M - "

Charles was a grandson, son of Jason.

321 355 Ohio Whitney 71 M - Farmer $3300 $800 Massachusetts Dorothy " 53 F - " Geo. M. Smith 19 M - Farming "

305 390 Ohio Whitney 76 M W Ashburnham, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Dorothy Whitney 59 F W Ashburnham, " M - - - - -

329 409 Litch, Joel H. 63 M W Farmer $4000 $2000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Lucy L. 62 F W Keeping house " Whitney, Dorothy 65 F W No occupation " Litch, Ellen E. 37 F W At home " 410 Litch, Charles T. 34 M W Works on Farm $400 " Male citizen over 21 " Therusa A. 28 F W Keeping house "

Lucy L. (Maynard) Litch was Dorothy's sister.

Dolly WHITNEY 74 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA

References

1.^  His parentage is given by Pierce.

2.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 274-276.

3.^  Pierce, p. 274 and 1870 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 231, page 230.

4.^  "Ohio of Ashburnham and Mary Bolton, int. Dec. 30, 1808. Westminster," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915); "Ohio [Whitney] and Mary Bolton of Westminster, [married] Jan. 3, 1809," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

5.^  Pierce, p. 274.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. Ohio, [died] Aug. 30, 1843, a. 52. Bowel complaint. Born in Westminster," according to Ashburnham 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 115.

8.^  "Ohio [Whitney] (widr.) and Mrs. Dorothy Brown, [married] June 9, 1844," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 13, page 141.

10.^  Pierce, p. 274.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 366, page 374.

12.^  Pierce, p. 274.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary, [born] July 23, 1809," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

14.^  "Jason [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Feb. 10, 1811," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

15.^  "Ohio [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] June 9, 1813," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary, [born] April 5, 1815," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 518, page 256; also volume 519, page 520.

18.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] June 7, 1817," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

19.^  "Dolly Winship [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary, [born] Jan. 19, 1819," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 518, page 256; also volume 519, page 337.

21.^  "Harriet Jackson [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary, [born] Dec. 8, 1820," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 494, page 322.

23.^  "Francis Alexander [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Aug. 2, 1823," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

24.^  "Walter [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Jan. 1, 1825," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

25.^  "Ivers [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Aug. 1, 1827," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

26.^  "Ivers [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Sept. 8, 1830. [a. 3y. 1m. 7d., G.S.1]," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

27.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] March 20, 1829," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

28.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [died] Sept. 5, 1830. [a. 1y. 5m. 15d.] G.S.1," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

29.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary, [born] Feb. 23, 1831," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

30.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. Ohio, [died] Oct. 22 [20, G.S.1.], 1847, a. 16y. 3m. 22d. Dysentary," according to Ashburnham 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 33, page 162.

31.^  Pierce, p. 274.

32.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 110, page 147.


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