Family:Whitney, Reuben Perkins (1804-1892)

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Reuben Perkins7 Whitney (David6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of David6 and Elizabeth (Barron) Whitney, was born 24 Jul 1804, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 24 Sep 1892, South Lancaster, MA, aged 88 years 2 months, of general debility.[2]

Married intentions were published 1827, Westminster, MA, for him and Clarissa C. Woodward "of Princeton".[3] He married firstly, 8 Mar 1827, Princeton, MA, Clarissa C. Woodward,[4] daughter of Jason and Mary (Clark) Woodward. She was born 29 Sep 1804, Princeton, MA, and died 28 Sep 1862, Princeton, MA, aged 57 years 11 months 29 days, of cancer of throat.[5]

He married secondly, 27 Apr 1865, Princeton, MA, or West Boylston, MA, Fidelia (Beaman) Pierce, daughter of Phineas and Phebe (Merriam) Beaman.[6] She was born 19 Apr 1807, Princeton, MA, and died 10 Mar 1866, West Boylston, MA, aged 58 years 11 months 9 days, of pneumonia.[7] She had married firstly, 23 Sep 1830, Sutton, MA, Jonathan Pierce.

He "R. P." married thirdly, 24 Dec 1867, West Boylston, MA, Nancy Thayer (Kingman) Thomas, both of West Boylston, daughter of Alpheus and Esther (Thayer) Kingman.[8] She was born 27 Feb 1815, Winchester, NH, and died 13 Feb 1869, West Boylston, MA, aged 53 years 11 months 11 days.[9] She "of Winchester, N.H." had married firstly (int. 3 May 1834, West Boylston, MA) William Thomas, born 12 Sep 1812, West Boylston, MA, and died 6 Sep 1861, West Boylston, MA.

He was born in Westminster, MA, the son of Deacon David. He resided in Princeton and West Boylston; carried on an extensive farm and conducted a large saw mill. Was respected by all who knew him, and died in South Lancaster nearly 90 years of age. E. H. Hinds, administrator of the estate of Fidelia B. Whitney, W. Boylston, died 10 Mar 1876, Husband, Reuben Whitney. Ch. of Fidelia; Charles I. Pierce, West Boylston; Delia M. Hardy, Worcester; Sarah J. Moore, Worcester; John M. Pierce, W. Boylston; Harlem B. Pierce, Worcester; appointed 3 Apr 1876. He resided Princeton, West Boylston, and South Lancaster, MA.

Children of Reuben Perkins7 Whitney:

i. Louisa Howe8 Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1828, Westminster, MA;[10] m. 5 Sep 1850, Worcester, MA, Elias W. Thompson, b. ca. 1824, Mercer, ME, son of John and Olive (-----) Thompson;[11] resided 820 Marks Pl., Brooklyn, NY. He was b. 8 Apr 1824, Mercer, ME; is engaged in the real estate and insurance business.
Ch.: Fanny L., b. 16 Jan 1853; d. 23 Mar 1855; Clara W., b. 26 May 1856; m. 2 Aug 1880. p.o., Fargo, ND; m. George W. Shotwell; Everett, b. 15 Apr 1858; d. 10 Aug 1861; Lizzie B., b. 31 Dec 1861; m. Harry S. Story, 27 Apr 1887; p.o. 20 Berkley Pl., Brooklyn, NY; Lewis B., b. 22 Apr 1878, Brooklyn, NY.
ii. Jason Woodward Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1829, Westminster, MA;[12] m. Lydia A. Davis.
iii. Mary Everett Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1831, Princeton, MA;[13] m. 22 Apr 1852, Worcester, MA, John A. Rice, b. 15 Aug 1825, Princeton, MA, son of Aaron and Sukey (-----) Rice;[14] resided South Lancaster; is a provision dealer.
Ch.: Agnes I., and Alice L., b. 12 Mar 1855; address, So. Lancaster; Ellen and Ella, b. 28 Feb 1859. d. Aug 1859; Mary W. and Mabel W., b. 8 Mar 1867; d. Apr 1867; George A., b. 10 Jul 1868; address, So. Lancaster.
iv. Orville Porter Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1833, Princeton, MA;[15] m. Medora Effie Odell.
v. Clara Elvira Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1836, Princeton, MA;[16] m. 8 Nov 1877, West Boylston, MA, Dea. Joseph C. Lowell/Lovell, b. 18 Jul 1819, West Boylston, MA, d. 19 Sep 1887, son of Asa and Hannah (Raymond) Lowell/Lovell;[17] resided So. Lancaster, MA.
Ch.: Edith L., b. 15 Nov 1878; d. 8 Apr 1884.
vi. George Franklin Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1838, Princeton, MA;[18] m. Sarah M. Davis.
vii. (child) Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1841, Princeton, MA;[19] not in family in 1850.
viii. Lucia Maria Whitney, b. 10 or 20 Jul 1844, Princeton, MA;[20] d. 31 Jul 1844, Princeton, MA [given name omitted], aged 21 days, of unknown cause.[21]

Census

40 40 Reuben P. Whitney 45 M - Farmer $800 Mass. Clarrissa C. Whitney 45 F - Mass. Louisa H. Whitney 22 F - Mass. Jason W. Whitney 20 M - Laborer Mass. Attended school Mary E. Whitney 18 F - Mass. Attended school Orville P. Whitney 16 M - Laborer Mass. Attended school Clara E. Whitney 13 F - Mass. Attended school George F. Whitney 11 M - Mass. Attended school

29 34 Reubin P. Whitney 57 M - Farmer Massachusetts Clarisa C. Whitney 51 F - " Clara E. Whitney 19 F - " George F. Whitney 17 M - Laborer "

108 118 Ruben P. Whitney 55 M - Farmer $1550 $700 Mass. Clarissa C. " 55 F - " Marion Howard 36 F - Servant "

1 1 John M. Pierce 25 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Harriet S. Pierce 26 F - Vermont M Housekeeper - - - - - John W. Pierce 2 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Reuben T. Whitney 60 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 - - Fedelia B. Whitney 58 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Samuel Culling 66 M - Massachusetts M Laborer - - - - - Rebecca E. Leach 26 F - Connecticut W Housemaid - - - - -

312 355 Peirce, John M. 30 M W Farmer $5000 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet S. 31 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, John M. 7 M W Attending School Mass. Attended school -----, Herbert C. 5 M W Attending School " Attended school -----, Ruella G. 1 F W At Home " Chandler, Ann S. 33 F W No Occupation Vermont -----, Norman C. 19 M W Works on farm Mass. Whitney, Reuben P. 66 M W Works on farm " Male citizen over 21 Grey, William E. 23 M W Works in Boot Shop " Male citizen over 21

John A. RICE OR RICI 54 Self M M W MASS. Butcher MASS. MASS. Mary RICE 48 Wife F M W MASS. Keeping House MASS. MASS. Agnes L. RICE 25 Dau F S W MASS. No Occupation MASS. MASS. Alice L. RICE 25 Dau F S W MASS. No Occupation MASS. MASS. George A. RICE 17 Son M S W MASS. At School MASS. MASS. R. P. WHITNEY 75 Oth M W W MASS. Ret. Farmer MASS. MASS.

References

1.^  "Ruben Perkins [Whitney], s. David and Elizabeth, [born] July 24, 1804," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 590.

3.^  "Reuben P. [Whitney] and Clarissa C. Woodard of Princeton, int. Jan. 20, 1827.," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Reuben-P. [Whitney] of Westminster and Clarissa-C. Woodward, [married] Mar. 8, 1827," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902).

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 267.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 182, page 266.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 194, page 257.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 201, pages 287 and 266.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 222, page 318.

10.^  "Louisa Howe [Whitney], d. R. P. and Clarissa C., [born] Mar. 4, 1828," according to Westminster Vital Records. Also, "Louisa-Howe [Whitney], d. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Mar. 4, 1828. In Westminster," according to Princeton 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 47, page 247.

12.^  "Jason-Woodward [Whitney], s. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Sept. 21, 1821. In Westminster," according to Princeton Vital Records. This seems to be an error for 1829. Also "Jason Woodward [Whitney], s. Reuben P. and C. C., [born] Sept. 21, 1829," according to Westminster Vital Records.

13.^  "Mary-Everett [Whitney], d. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Dec. 23, 1831," according to Princeton Vital Records.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 253.

15.^  "Orville-Porter [Whitney], s. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Oct. 28, 1833," according to Princeton Vital Records.

16.^  "Clara-Elvira [Whitney], d. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Sept. 26, 1836," according to Princeton Vital Records.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 291, page 268.

18.^  "George-Franklin [Whitney], s. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] Sept. 11, 1838," according to Princeton Vital Records.

19.^  "_____ [Whitney], child of Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [died] Dec. 13, 1841. P.R.," according to Princeton Vital Records.

20.^  "Lucia-Maria [Whitney], d. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [born] July 10, 1844," according to Princeton 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 11, page 208.

21.^  "Lucia-Maria [Whitney], d. Reuben-P.and Clarasa-C., [b. Princeton], [died] July 31, 1844, a. 21 days," according to Princeton 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 15, page 146.


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