Family:Whitney, Prentiss (1787-1870)

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Prentiss6 Whitney (Stephen5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Stephen5 and Relief (Stearns) Whitney, was born 2 Nov 1787,, Lunenburg, MA,[1] and died 18 Nov 1870, Westfield, NY.

Marriage intentions were published 9 Dec 1815, Lunenburg, MA, for him "of Concord" and Silvia Bicknell "of Lunenburg".[2] He "of Concord" married, 25 Jan 1816, Concord, MA, Sylvia Bicknell "of Lunenburgh".[3] She was born about 1788, MA, and died after 1870, probably at Westfield, NY.b

He resided Boston, MA, Gardiner, ME, and Westfield, NY.

Children of Prentiss6 and Sylvia (Bicknell) Whitney:

i. Sylvia Bicknell7 Whitney, b. ca. 1818, MA; m. 8 Jul 1844, Gardiner, ME, John F. Townsend;[4] resided Westfield, NY.
ii. Mary L. Whitney, b. ca. 1826, MA; unmarried in 1850. No further record found.
iii. Edward P. Whitney, b. ca. 1830, MA; m. between 1870 and 1878, Mary E. Dixon; d. between 1880 and 1900, his widow resided in the west. Child: Dixon P. Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1878, NY.

Census

35 40 Prentiss Whitney 63 M - Com. Mercht. $3600 Mass. Sylvia " 61 F - " Mary L. " 24 F - " Edward P. " 22 M - " Nancy " 67 F - "

325 661 L. Cunningham 60 F - Ms. Sally Whitney 40 F - " Louisa Hunting 22 F - " Prentiss Whitney 60 M - Auctioneer " E. P. " 21 M - " " Jos. Hunting 18 M - Tinman R.I. 662 C. Mason 46 M - Restaurant Me. Betsy " 45 F - " Caroline Gookin 23 F - " Samuel " 28 M - Seaman " Mary J. White 21 F - " Daniel " 28 M - Seaman "

569 Brick $7000 605 John F. Townsend 43 M - - New York City 1 - 10 R.R. Supt. 1 - - - - 1 - Syria D. W. Townsend 36 F - Wife Mass. 1 - 10 - - - - - - - - Edward F. Townsend 6 M - Chld Mass. - - 6 - - - - - - - - Edward P. Whitney 25 M - BiL Mass. - - 3 Clerk 1 - - - - 1 - Cathrine B. Rupert 21 F - Srvt Germany - - 4 - - - 1 - - - -

805 783 Prentice Whitney 65 M - None $3000 Mass. Sylvia " 62 F - Housekeeper " Nancy " 79 F - None " Edward P. " 30 M - Lock Manufact. $1500 -- "

409 390 Whitney, Prentice 84 M W None $2500 $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sylvia 82 F " " " -----, Edward 40 M " Paper Manufacturer " Male citizen over 21 Townsend, Sylvia 53 F " Keeping House " Magennis, Sarah 14 " " Domestic N.Y. Parents foreign born, Attended school

Edward WHITNEY 50 Self M M W MA Foreman Paper Mill CT CT Mary WHITNEY 40 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NH NY Dixon WHITNEY 1 Son M S W NY MA NY Sylvia TOWNSEND 62 Sis F M W MA CT CT Sarah MAGINNIS 22 Othe F S W NY Servant IRE IRE

References

1.^  "Prentice [Whitney], s. Stephen and Relief, [born] Nov. 2, 1787," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 1, page 245.

2.^  "Prentis [Whitney]s, of Concord, and Silvia Bicknell of Lunenburg, int. Dec. 9, 1815," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 95.

3.^  "Prentis [Whitney], of Concord and Sylvia Bicknell of Lunenburgh, by Rev. E. Ripley, [married] 25 Jan 1816," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 370.

4.^  "Sylvia B. [Whitney], and John F. Townsend, [married] July 8, 1844," according to Henry Sewall Webster, Vital records of Gardiner, Maine to the year 1892 (1915).


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