Family:Whitney, Richard (1782-1863)

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Richard6 Whitney (Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Simon5 and Sarah (Seaver) Whitney,[1] was born 2 Jan 1782, Watertown, MA,[2] was baptized 6 Jan 1782, Watertown, MA,[3] and died 25 Nov 1863, Amherst, MA, aged 80 years 10 months 23 days, of pneumonia.[4]

He married, 23 Apr 1816, Amherst, MA, Mary Elizabeth Parker, daughter of Justin and Mary (-----) Parker. She was born 20 May 1797, Brookfield, MA, and died 13 May 1879, aged 81 years 11 months 27 days, of apoplexy.[5]

He was a carriage trimmer and harnessmaker by trade. He resided Amherst, MA.

He was apparently the "Richard Whitney of Watertown" who, by Betsey Sparrow, had the following child:

i. Harriet7 Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1812, Sherborn, MA.[6]

Children of Richard6 and Mary Elizabeth (Parker) Whitney:

i. Simon Woodbridge7 Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1816, Amherst, MA; m.(1) Emeline L. Belding; m.(2) Sarah Ingram; m.(3) Samantha Atherton.
ii. Richard Seaver Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1818, Amherst, MA; m. Amelia Arrington.
iii. Samuel Frost Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1819, Amherst, MA; m. Zavilla A. Belding.
iv. Sarah Ann Mary Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1821, Amherst, MA; d. 28 Oct 1824, Amherst, MA.
v. Elisha Parker Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1825, Amherst, MA; m. Frances A. M. Stanley.
vi. Sarah Ann Mary Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1826, Amherst, MA; d. 2 Mar 1861, Amherst, MA, aged 34 years 4 months 16 days, of diphtheria;[7] m. 28 May 1847, Amherst, MA, Merrick N. Spear, son of Eliphalet and Martha (-----) Spear.[8]
vii. Caroline Elizabeth Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1828, Amherst, MA; d. 19 Jun 1863; m. 7 Jul 1847, Amherst, MA, Samuel M. Warren "of Belchertown", s. of Edmund and Sarah (-----) Warren;[9] m. ----- Simons.

Census

326 350 Joseph Kellogg 63 M - Farmer $2500 Mass. Joanna " 61 F - " Phila Doty " 22 F - " Richard Whitney 67 M - " Mary " 54 F - "

19 20 Richard Whitney 72 M - Mass. Mary E. " 58 F - "

291 355 John Dickinson 78 M - Farmer $9000 $16000 Mass. Olive " 70 F - " Francis Cooley 17 M - " Attended school John D. Boyden 8 M - " Attended school John C. White 29 M - $200 " Mary Mack 24 F - " Richard Whitney 76 M - Harness Maker - $100 Mass.

416 495 Taylor, Ida 18 F W At School Mass. Attended school Whitney, Mary 73 F W Keeping House "

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Richard Whitney, s. Simon & Sarah Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1782," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 175.

3.^  "6 Jan 1782, Richard, s. of Simon Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 170.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 166, page 2.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 311, page 1.

6.^  "Harriet [Whitney], d. of Richard of Watertown, and Betsey Sparrow, [born] Mar. 30, 1812," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 148, page 1.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 587, page 253.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 30, page 174.


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