Family:Whitney, Ohio (1813-1879)
Hon. Ohio8 Whitney (Ohio7, Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ohio7 and Mary (Bolton) Whitney, was born 9 Jun 1813, Ashburnham, MA, and died 6 Feb 1879, Ashburnham, MA, aged 65 years 7 months 27 days, of brain disease.
He married, 11 Apr 1839, Ashburnham, MA, Mary R. Brooks, daughter of Elijah and Rebecca (Sanderson) Brooks. She was born 1 Oct 1818, and died 1 Apr 1904, Ashburnham, MA, aged 86 years 6 months, of old age.
He was the son of Ohio Whitney and Mary (Bolton) Whitney, and was born in Ashburnham, MA. In early life he was a contractor and builder. He was engaged at many different times in many business enterprises, and especially those in which the prosperity of the town was immediately involved. But he was best known in the annals of his native town as a public-spirited, loyal citizen. In the affairs of the town he was much employed. For about 20 years he presided over the annual meetings of the town, and was frequently elected to the boards of selectmen, assessor, town treasurer, etc. He was also director and trustee in various banks and corporations, and at his death was the treasurer of the Cushing academy. But such enumeration of public service fails to suggest the characteristics of the man. In this direction others have equal honors, but few have served the public with equal acceptance and efficiency. In his intercourse with his fellow-men he was affable and charitable. In the inner walks of his inner life his affections were constant and his friendship enduring. In 1856 he represented the town in the legislature as representative, and the following year he was a member of the senate. He resided Ashburnham, MA.
Children of Ohio8 and Mary R. (Brooks) Whitney:
i. Ellen R.9 Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1840; d. 10 Oct 1865, Ashburnham, MA, aged 25 years 9 months 4 days, of typhoid fever. ii. Mary Josie Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1843, Ashburnham, MA; "Josie M." m. 23 Aug 1866, Ashburnham, MA, Capt. Walter O. Parker, b. 1 May 1841, son of Jesse and Elizabeth (-----) Parker; was in 34th Regt. In 1883 was representative in the legislature. iii. Sarah Georgianna Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1845, Ashburnham, MA; "Georgia S." m. 16 Jun 1868, Ashburnham, MA, Moses P. Greenwood, b. 21 Dec 1845, Hubbardston, MA, son of Edmond R. * Susan (Slocumb) Greenwood. Is a merchant in Ashburnham. iv. Lydia Ann Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1846, Ashburnham, MA; d. after 1900. v. Clinton Ohio Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1850, Ashburnham, MA; m.(1) Lillian M. Conant; m.(2) Emma Marion Gibson. vi. Walton Brooks Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1859, Ashburnham, MA; m. Sadie B. Sherburne.
- 1840, Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA: Ohio Whitney, Jr., 1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4; 1 in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA: Ohio Whitney, Jr.
236 266 Ohio Whitney Jr. 37 M - Factory Agent Massachusetts Mary R. " 31 F - " Ellen R. " 10 F - " Attended school Mary J. " 6 F - " Attended school Sarah G. " 4 F - " Attended school Lydia A. " 3 F - " Attended school Dorinda Miller 18 F - " Attended school
109 144 Ohio Whitney Jr. 42 M - Carpenter Mass. Mary R. Whitney 36 F - Mass. Ellen R. Whitney 15 F - Mass. Josephin M. Whitney 12 F - Mass. Georgeanna S. Whitney 10 F - Mass. Lydia A. Whitney 9 F - Mass. Clinton O. Whitney 5 M - Mass.
214 228 Ohio Whitney Jr. 47 M - Cotton Manufg $8000 $7000 Massachusetts Mary R. " 41 F - " Ellen R. " 20 F - " Attended school Mary J. " 16 F - " Attended school Sarah G. " 14 F - " Attended school Lydia N. " 13 F - " Attended school Clinton O. " 9 M - " Attended school Walton " 10/12 M - "
403 502 Ohio Whitney Jr. 53 M W Ashburnham M Mechanic - - 1 1 - Mary R. Whitney 46 F W Ashburnham M - - - - - Ellen R. Whitney 25 F W Ashburnham S - - - - - Josephine M. Whitney 21 F W Ashburnham S - - - - - Georgiana S. Whitney 19 F W Ashburnham S - - - - - Lydia A. Whitney 18 F W Ashburnham S - - - - - Clinton O. Whitney 14 M W Ashburnham, Mass. S - - - - - Walton B. Whitney 6 M W Ashburnham, " S - - - - -
- 1870: not found.
- 1880, Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA:
Mary WHITNEY 61 Self F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Lydia A. WHITNEY 32 Dau F S W MA At Home MA MA Walten B. WHITNEY 20 Son M S W MA At School MA MA
122 144 Whitney, Walton B. Head W M Aug 1859 40 mar 14 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Printing-insurance, Rents House -----, Sarah B. Wife W F Feb 1865 35 mar 14 2ch 2liv New Hampshire New Hampshire Massachusetts -----, Harold P. Son W M Jul 1888 11 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire At school -----, Melvin S. Son W M Oct 1890 9 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire At school 145 Whitney, Mary R. Head W F Oct 1818 81 wid 6ch 5liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Lydia A. Dau W F Aug 1846 53 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Brooks, Milton Cous W M Jan 1826 74 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 460-461.
1.^ "Ohio [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] June 9, 1813," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).
7.^ "Mary J. [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary R., [born] Aug. 23, 1843," 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 5, page 180.
9.^ "Sarah Georgianna [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary R., [born] Aug. 26, 1845," 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 17, page 185.
11.^ "Lydia Ann [Whitney], d. Ohio and Mary R., [born] Aug. 3, 1846," 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 23, page 188.