Family:Whitney, Reuben (1783-1868)

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Reuben7 Whitney (Reuben6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Reuben6 and Lucy (Fairbank) Whitney, born 11 Aug 1783, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 1 Jan 1868, Harvard, MA. aged 84 years 5 months 21 days, of pneumonia.[2]

He married, 11 May 1808, Harvard, MA, Milley Pollard,[3] daughter of Thaddeus and Submit (-----) Pollard. She ws born about 11 May 1784, Harvard, MA, and died 17 Dec 1876, Harvard, MA, aged 92 years 7 months 6 days, of pneumonia.[4]

He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Reuben7 and Milley (Pollard) Whitney:

i. Marshall8 Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1807, Harvard, MA;[5] m.(1) Caroline W. Baker; m.(2) Maria Sarah Breed.
ii. Sumner Whitney, b. 3 Jan 1811, Harvard, MA.[6]

Census

  • 1810, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA: Reuben Whitney Jun, 1 male 26-45, 1 male under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 10-16.
  • 1820, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA: Reuben Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 2 females 26-44; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA: Reuben Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female 20-29.
  • 1840, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA: Reuben Whitney, 1 male 80-89, 2 males 70-79, 1 male 50-59, 2 males 30-39, 1 male 20-29, 3 males 5-9, 1 female 80-89, 2 females 70-79, 3 females 60-69, 2 females 50-59, 3 females 30-39, 2 females 20-29, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 5-9, and 2 females 0-4; 3 engaged in agriculture; Lemuel Stone, aged 87, Revolutionary War pensioner; 1 blind, 3 insane. Apparently Reuben was running the town poor farm.
  • 1850, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA:

67 78 Reubin Whitney 66 M - Farmer $2500 Mass. Milly " 65 F - " John Slatterly 35 M - Farm Laborer Ireland

96 102 Reuben Whitney 72 M - Farmer Mass. Milly Whitney 70 F - Mass.

255 276 Reuben Whitney 76 M - Farmer $3000 $500 Mass. Milly " 76 F - " 277 Aseneth Pollard 76 F - "

69 84 Reuben Whitney 81 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Milly Whitney 80 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Marshal Whitney 55 M - Massachusetts M Merchant - - 1 1 - Maria Whitney 41 F - New Hampshire M Housekeeper - - - - - Mary A. Waldren 52 F - Maine S Domestic - - - - - Benjamin Wood 60 M - Massachusetts W Domestic - P - - -

256 286 Whitney, Milly P. 87 F W Keeping House $2000 Mass.

References

1.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] Aug. 11, 1783," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

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

3.^  "Reuben [Whitney] Jr. and Mille Pollard, [married] May 11, 1808. (May 12, 1808. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 285, page 359.

5.^  "Marshall [Whitney], s. of Reuben 2d and Mille, [born] Mar. 9, 1809," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Sumner [Whitney], s. of Reuben 2d and Mille, [born] Jan. 3, 1811," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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