Family:Whitney, Otis (1802-1851)

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Otis Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 1802,[1] MA, and died in 1851.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 10 Aug 1826, Stow, MA, for him and Mary Puffer, "wid.".[3] He married 15 Oct 1826, Sudbury, MA, Mary (Lovering) Puffer,[4] daughter of Jonas and Mary (How) Lovering, and the widow of Jacob Puffer of Stow. She was born 5 Sep 1796,[5] Sudbury, MA, and died 14 Feb 1869, Somerville, MA, aged 73 years 5 months 9 days, of consumption.[6]

Children of Otis and Mary (Lovering)(Puffer) Whitney:

i. Mary Ann Keziah Whitney, b. 21 Oct 1829, Stow, MA;[7] d. 15 Aug 1869, Medford, MA, aged 39 years, of typhoid fever;[8] m. bef. 1849, Henry William Bucklin, b. 16 Apr 1827, Northborough, MA, d. 25 Oct 1904, Fitchburg, MA, son of Emerson and Susannah (Ball) Bucklin.
ii. Caroline M. Whitney, b. ca. 1831, Stow, MA; d. 25 May 1877, Grafton, MA, aged 46 years, of cancer;[9] m. (int. 8 Jan 1849, Stow, MA) Sawyer C. Austin.[10]
iii. Abigail Frances Whitney, b. 21 Oct 1835, Stow, MA; d. 22 Dec 1913, Worcester, MA; m.(1) 14 Feb 1851, Northborough, MA, Seth Temple, b. ca. 1825, d. 5 Sep 1870, Northborough, MA, son of Benjamin and Phebe (-----) Temple;[11] m.(2) 6 Sep 1871, Northborough, MA, Charles F. Hewett, b. ca. 1848, Rockland, ME, son of Hubbard and Janett (Barnes) Hewett.[12]
iv. Christopher Whitney, b. -----; "infant" d. -- --- 1840, Stow, MA.[13]
v. Winthrop Whitney, b. -----; "infant" d. c. 1840. Known from Otis and Mary's headstone.
vi. Hannah Cordelia Whitney, b. -----; "infant" d. c. 1840. Known from Otis and Mary's headstone.
vii. Hannah C. Whitney, b. c. 1841; d. 22 Jan 1902, Northbridge, MA, age 60 years, 7 months, 5 days, of pleuro pneumonia.[14]; m. Charles H. Felton.
viii. Jonas Lovering Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1843, Stow, MA; m. Elizabeth Aldrich Smith.

Notes

According to his daughter Abigail's death certificate, Otis was born in Stow, MA.

Census

110 132 Orinda Mentzer 52 F - $300 Mass. George " 12 M - " Otis Whitney 46 M - Laborer "

244 440 Alvin D. Puffer 35 M - Plummer Mass. Sarah M. " 29 F - " Alvin D. " Jr. 6 M - " Daniel J. " 3 M - " Helen F. " 3m F - " Marten " 3m M - " Mary Whitney 56 F - " Jonas L. " 11 M - "

847 901 Alvin D. Puffer 40 M - Brass Finisher $4000 - Mass. Sarah M. " 31 F - " Alvin D. " 12 M - " Helen F. " 10 F - " Daniel J. " 8 M - " Luther " 6 M - " Attended school Louisa " 4 F - " Ella " 1 F - " Mary Whitney 63 F - " Jonas L. " 17 M - Ap. Brass Finisher " Amy A. Hennenger 24 F - Domestic Nova Scotia

  • 1870: not found.

References

1.^  "Otis [Whitney], [h. Mary L. P.], [born] -----, 1802. G.R.1," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  Otis Whitney headstone, Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, MA. Online database: Find A Grave.

3.^  "Otis [Whitney] and Mary Puffer, wid., int. Aug. 10, 1826," according to Stow Vital Records.

4.^  "Otis [Whitney] and Mrs. Mary Puffer, [married] Oct. 15, 1826, in Stow," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

5.^  "Mary L. P. [------] [Whitney] [w. Otis], [born] -----, 1796. G.R.1," according to Stow Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 221, page 188, and volume 14, page 582 (amended).

7.^  "Mary Ann Keziah [Whitney], d. Otis and Mary, [born] Oct. 21, 1829," according to Stow Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 221, page 171.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 294, page 318.

10.^  "Caroline [Whitney] and Sawyer Austin, int. Jan. 8, 1849," according to Stow Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 56, page 226.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 237, page 286.

13.^  "_____ [Whitney], inf. Otis, [died] ___, 1840. C.R.," according to Stow Vital Records. Also, from Otis Whitney's headstone, see reference 2. There is one infant death recorded and is arbitrarily assigned to the first infant's name on the headstone. This record could be for one of the other infants, Winthrop or Hannah.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 530, page 393.


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