Family:Whitney, Reuben Parmenter (1806-1871)

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Reuben Parmenter7 Whitney (Samuel6, Aaron5, Elnathan4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Martha (Parmenter) Whitney, was born 25 Apr 1806, Jamaica, VT, died 31 Oct 1871, Southbridge, MA, aged 65 years 6 months 6 days, of consumption, pedler.[1]

He married firstly, 2 Jun 1831, Ware, MA, Rachel Ann Pierce. She was born Feb 1801, and died 10 Nov 1847, Southbridge, MA, aged 39 years, of consumption.[2]

He, of Southbridge, married secondly, 7 Sep 1848, Leicester, MA, Hannah Williams Wilson,[3] daughter of Walter and Hannah (Dana) Wilson. She was born 31 Jan 1818, Charlton, MA, and died 27 May 1858, Southbridge, MA (also recorded at Auburn, MA), aged 40 years 4 months, of consumption.[4]

He married thirdly, 10 Jun 1860, Holland, MA, Mary Lucy Wallis, daughter of John W. and Lucy W. (Shumway) Wallis.[5] She was born about 1828, MA, and died 16 Aug 1869, Southbridge, MA, aged 41 years 3 months 25 days, of consumption.[6]

He was born in Jamaica, VT, but early moved to Massachusetts. Soon after his marriage he moved to Sturbridge, MA, where he died. On account of continued sickness in his family he was not able to accumulate much, but he was noted for his sterling and unswerving honesty, and a character highly prized by his descendants. He resided Southbridge, MA.

Children of Reuben Parmenter7 and Rachel Ann (Pierce) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. George Parmenter8 Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1833, Leicester, MA; d. 19 Dec 1855 [Pierce], or 21 Dec 1855, Southbridge, MA, aged 22 years, of consumption; bootmaker.[7]
ii. Arthur Pierce Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1842, Southbridge, MA;[8] m. Margaret Jane Milburn.

Children of Reuben Parmenter7 and Hannah Williams (Wilson) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

iii. Joseph Augustus8 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1849, Southbridge, MA;[9] d. 16 Jul 1849, Southbridge, MA, aged 4 days.[10]
iv. Martha Elizabeth Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1850, Southbridge, MA;[11] d. 27 Feb 1871.
v. Mary Dana Whitney, b. -----; d. 1 year old. Possibly the same as "Martha", dau. of R. P. and Hannah Whitney, b. ca. Dec 1852, who d. 4 Oct 1853, Southbridge, MA, aged 10 months, of teething.page 167
vi. Henry Algernon Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1856, Southbridge, MA;[12] m. Jennie Florence Arnold.

Children of Reuben Parmenter7 and Mary Lucy (Wallis) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

852 906 Reuben P. Whitney 44 M - Pedler $700 Vt. Hannah W. " 32 F - Ms. Arthur P. " 8 M - "

268 353 Reuben P. Whitney 49 M - Pedlar Vermont Hannah W. Whitney 37 F - Mass. George P. Whitney 21 M - Shoemaker Mass. Arthur P. Whitney 13 M - Mass. Martha E. Whitney 1 F - Mass. Lavinia D. Baily 32 F - N.H.

1681 1968 Ruben P. Whitney 54 M - Pedler $800 Vt. Married in year Mary L. " 32 F - Mass. Married in year Martha E. " 9 F - " Mary A. " 4 F - "

Apparently "Mary" should be "Henry".

11 14 Samuel Coburn 39 M - Mass. M Merchant - - 1 1 - Ella E. Coburn 35 F - " M - - - - - 15 R. P. Whitney 59 M - Vermont M Peddler - - 1 1 - Mary S. Whitney 37 F - Mass. M - - - - - Martha E. Whitney 14 " - " S - - - - - Henry A. Whitney 9 M - " S - - - - -

74 88 Whitney, Reuben P. 64 M W Clerk in Store Vt. Male citizen over 21 -------, Henry A. 14 M W Clerk in Store Mass. Cutting, Abby J. 21 F W Servant Mass. 89 Adams, Eli 29 M W Butcher Ct. Male citizen over 21 -----, Julia E. 27 F W Keeping House Ct.

  • 1870, daughter Martha not found.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 302.

2.^  "_____ [Whitney], Mrs., w. Reuben P., [died] 10 Dec 1847, a. 39y., of consumption," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 33, page 210.

3.^  "R. [Reuben in int.] P. [Whitney] of Southbridge (s. Samuel and Martha, a. 42y., widr.) and Hannah W. Wilson, [married] Sept. 7, 1848," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 347.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 122, pages 100 and 160.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 137, page 225, and volume 135, page 305.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 222, page 300.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 95, page 154.

8.^  "Arthur P. [Whitney], s. Reuben P., peddler, [born] Jan. __, 1842. [p. 38]," according to Southborough 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 74, page 214.

9.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. R. P. and Hannah, [born] July __, 1849. [p. 172]," according to Southborough 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 41, page 329.

10.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. R. P. and Hannah, [died] 16 Jul 1849, a. 4d. [p. 172]," according to Southborough 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 65, page 208.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 98, page 284.


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