Family:Whitney, Quincy (1822-1898)

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Rev. Quincy8 Whitney (Samuel7, Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Samuel7 and Abigail (Wilder) Whitney, was born 7 Oct 1822, Ashburnham, MA, and died 8 Aug 1898, Cambridge, MA [also recorded in Lancaster, MA], aged 75 years 10 months 1 day, of creeping paralysis.[1]

He married 8 Sep 1846, Lancaster, MA, Mandana Mary Whittemore,[2] of Lancaster, daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Mandana (Ballou) Whittemore. She was born 17 Apr 1824, Scituate, MA, and died 23 Oct 1857, Norwich, CT [recorded Lancaster, MA], aged 33 years, of consumption.[3]

Rev. Quincy Whitney, son of Samuel and Abigail (Wilder) Whitney, of Ashburnham. He attended the academy several terms in his early manhood, afterward completing a course of study for the Universalist ministry, to which he was ordained about the year 1847. Some two years later he assumed the pastorate of the church and society of that faith in Westminster, a position he occupied till 1853. He had many personal friends in the town, having been born in the south part of Ashburnham, which gave him a prestige enjoyed by none of his predecessors. When he entered upon his labors there he was in the prime of life, and took up the work he found to do with great earnestness, carrying it forward with energy and persevering zeal. Of scholarly attainments and good address, with more than average oratorical power and skill, he awakened fresh interest in the church and its officers, renewing the prosperity of former days. Under his administration somewhat extensive improvements were made in the church edifice, and considerable increase of attendance was secured. Strongly denominational in his convictions and tastes, his preaching reached and influenced his hearers for good, chiefly through the doctrines and ideas of his denomination. His subsequent places of settlement were at Quincy, Adams and Wakefield. He married Mandana, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Whittemore, of Lancaster, by whom he had children. She died some years since, and he has been residing more recently at Cambridge, holding no regular pastorate, but supplying vacant pulpits from time to time as opportunity offered; resided Lancaster and Cambridge, MA.

Children of Quincy8 and Mandana M. (Whittemore) Whitney:

i. Elmina Mandana9 Whitney ["Elvira" per Pierce], b. 20 Aug 1849, Lancaster, MA;[4] m. 29 Sep 1869, Lancaster, MA, S. Edward Higgins of Norwich, CT, b. ca. 1847, Clinton, CT, son of Elias and Susanna (-----) Higgins.[5]
ii. Annie B. Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1854, Lancaster, MA; m. 3 Jun 1885, Cambridge, MA, Richard Gerard Churchill;[6] resided Loyal, KS.

Census

74 83 Benja. H. Whittemore 49 M - U. V. Clergyman $3100 Mass. Mandana B. " 46 F - " Benja. B. " 20 M - Student " Attended school Clementine F. " 14 F - " Attended school Nathl. H. " 12 M - " Attended school Fanny C. " 6 F - " Attended school M. Mary " 4 F - " Attended school Quincy Whitney 26 M - U. V. Clergyman " Mandana M. " 26 F - " Elmina M. " 10/12 F - "

185 207 Quincy Whitney 32 M - Clergyman M. Mass. Mandana Whitney 31 F - " Elmina M. Whitney 6 F - " Annie B. Whitney 1 F - " Lovell Chapman 20 M - Farmer "

877 899 Quincy Whitney 37 M - Uni. Clergyman $200 Mass. Elmira M. " 10 F - " Attended school Annie B. " 6 F - " Attended school Mary E. " 24 F - "

227 232 B. Whittemore 64 M W Mass. M Clergyman - - 3 3 - Mandana B. Whittemore 60 F W Vermont M - - - - - N. Hosea Whittemore 27 F W Mass. S Teacher - - - - - M. M. Whittemore 19 M W " S Student - - - - - Quincy Whitney 41 M W " W Clergyman - - - - - E. M. Whitney 15 F W " - - - - - - Anna R. Whitney 10 F W " - - - - - -

1739 1794 Wilber, James 46 M W Retl. Dealer Stoves & Tin Ware $6000 $3000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Frances 45 F W Keeping House " -----, James 22 M W Tinner " Male citizen over 21 -----, Clara 14 F W At School " Attended school -----, Lizza 9 F W At School " Attended school Whitney, Quincy 47 M W Clergyman " -----, Anne 17 F W At School " Attended school Crowley, Mary 18 F W Servant Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate

Quincey WHITNEY 56 Self M W W MA Clergyman MA MA Annie B. WHITNEY 25 Dau F S W MA Keeping House MA MA

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 482, page 149, and volume 483, page 712.

2.^  "Quincy [Whitney], Rev., 23, of Sterling and Mandana M. Whittemore, 22, [married] Sept. 8, 1846. T.R.4," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 255.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 113, page 148.

4.^  "Elmira Mandana [Whitney], d. of Rev. Quincy and Mary M., [born] Aug. 20, 1849. T.R.4," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 264. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 53, page 167.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 219, page 244.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 362, page 71.


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