Family:Whitney, Robert (1794-a1874)

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Robert7 Whitney (Abel6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Abel6 and Clarissa (Dwight) Whitney, was born 18 Aug 1794, Westfield, MA,[1] was baptized 25 Aug 1794, Westfield, MA,[2] and died after 1874 and before 1880, Peterborough, NH.

He married, 24 Aug 1820[3] or 11 Sep 1820, Springfield, MA,[4] or 11 Sep 1820, Westfield, MA, Margaret Ashley Dwight.[5] She was born 2 Sep 1795, and died 16 May 1891.

He was a merchant in Westfield, MA, for some years. In 1834 he moved to Ohio, and was cashier of a bank in Sandusky. In 1838 he returned east and passed most of his time in Springfield, MA. He died in Peterborough. Resided Peterborough, NH.

Children of Robert7 and Margaret Ashley (Dwight) Whitney:

i. James Dwight8 Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1821, Westfield, MA; bapt. 28 Oct 1821, Westfield, MA;[6] m. Sophia A. Steele.
ii. Jonathan Dwight Whitney, b. 24 Jan 1823, Westfield, MA; bapt. 22 May 1823, Westfield, MA;[7] d. 16 May 1873, unmarried. Was a merchant in Sandusky, OH. During the late war he was in the commissary department of the 4th Iowa Regiment. For some years he was a farmer in Afton, IA, but later was engaged in grape growing in Missouri. He died in Saint Louis.
iii. Robert Sanford Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1825, Westfield, MA; bapt. 7 Aug 1825, Westfield, MA;[8] d. 25 Apr 1864, unmarried. He was cashier of a Savings Bank at St. Louis, and member of the First Congregational church. In the records of the latter is the following: "The name of Robert S. Whitney will long be dear to all among us who loved modest, unassuming, genuine Christian worth, and gentle but firm Christian principle. His character was one pervaded, lighted up and established by a godly sincerity; one of delicate and shrinking diffidence, but of thorough, genuine, manly truth. His fidelity was like the sun; his honor and integrity among business men would have secured him any trust. His aim was to be useful in any sphere. He was singularly free from ambition of precedence or display."
iv. Henry Gassett Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1827, Westfield, MA; bapt. 7 Oct 1827, Westfield, MA;[9] resided unmarried in Saint Louis, MO, where he has been variously employed in banks, government and railroad business.
v. Francis Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1829, Westfield, MA; bapt. 4 Jul 1830, Westfield, MA;[10] resided Saint Louis, MO, unmarried.
vi. Margaret Dwight Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1832; resided unmarried in Springfield, MA.
vii. George Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1834; d. 9 Mar 1837.
viii. William Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1838, Sandusky City, OH, was a private in the late war in Company G, 37th Massachusetts Regiment, and "disappeared" in one of the battles of the wilderness, 6 May 1864. General Edwards, his commanding officer said of him, "he performed his duties faithfully, and was about to be promoted at the time of his death."

Census

710 719 Robert Whitney 55 M - Merchant Mass. Margaret A. " 55 F - " Margaret D. " 16 F - " Wm. " 12 M - Ohio Francis " 20 M - Telegrapher Mass.

994 1149 C. W. Marsh 35 M - Common Merchant $1000 Mass. Elizabeth " 30 F - " Sarah " 64 F - " Charles " 17 M - " Attended school S. W. Eagan 32 M - Clerk County Court N. York Clara " 26 F - Mass. Kate " 1 F - Mo. Robert Whitney 35 M - Teller in Bank Mass. Eliza Fenlaw 35 F - Servant Ireland Mary Haeshall 18 F - " " Sophia Bockenkemper 15 F - " Germany

252 312 James D. Ome 28 M - Mass. S - - - - - Lucy G. Ome 48 - - " W - - - - - Margaret Henley 18 - - Ireland S - - - - - Mary Hession 25 - - " S - - - - - 313 Robert Whitney 70 - - Mass. M Machinist - - 1 1 - Margaret Whitney 69 - - Mass. M - - - - - Margaret D. Whitney 30 - - " S - - - - -

613 894 Moffatt, John 59 M W $10000 $200 Ireland Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane 55 F W Keeps house Do Parents foreign born -----, Thomas 20 M W Librarian Missouri Parents foreign born -----, John 17 M W Do Do Parents foreign born -----, David 13 M W School Do Parents foreign born, Attended school 895 Whitney, Henry 39 M W R.R. Messenger $1000 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Frank 41 M W Bookeeper $2500 Do Male citizen over 21

516 516 Child, Benj. G. 72 M W Retd. Ship Builder Massachusetts Mail citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 38 F W Teaching $3000 -- Do -----, Amelia 30 F W Teacher Pub. School $3000 -- Ohio -----, Halcyon 28 F W Do Do DO $3000 -- Do Prince, John T. 26 M W Teacher Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Henry G. 42 M W Clerk on R.R. Do Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 19 F W Domestic Servt. Ireland Parents foreign born

Fanny D. CARTER 68 Self F W W VT Keeping House MA VT Milton CARTER 29 Son M S W NH Truss Maker NH VT Margaret WHITNEY 84 Oth F W W MA MA ME Margaret WHITNEY 25 Oth F S W MA MA MA Ida ROYCE 19 Oth F S W NH Servant NH NH Jane SCOTT 79 Oth F W W NH MA NH

John C. BRANT 46 Self M M W NY Railroad Conductor NY NY Cornelia BRANT 34 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Warren BRANT 10 Son M S W MO At Home NY NY Alice BRANT 4 Dau F S W MO NY NY Lena ALEXANDER 25 Niec F S W PA School Teacher NY NY Henry G. WHITNEY 52 Oth M S W NY Railroad Conductor MA NY Julia COLEMAN 32 Oth F M W MO Music Teacher MO MO Frances HULL 18 Oth F S W IL Servant NY NY

  • 1880, Francis not found.

References

1.^  Holbrook, Jay Mack, Massachusetts Vital Records, Westfield, Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987.

2.^  "Robert [Whitney], s. Abel and Clarissa, bap. 25 Aug 1794," according to Westfield Vital Records.

3.^  "Robert [Whitney], and Margaret A. Dwight, m. 24 Aug 1820," and "Robert [Whitney], and Margaret Dwight, m. 11 Sep 1820," according to International Genealogical Index, batch numbers C541431-C541434, M541431-M541433. The first is likely to be the marriage intentions, and the second the marriage itself.

4.^  "Robert [Whitney], and Margaret A. Dwight, [married] 11 Sep 1820," according to Westfield Vital Records.

5.^  "James Dwight [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 28 Oct 1821," according to Westfield Vital Records.

6.^  "Jonathan Dwight [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 22 May 1823," according to Westfield Vital Records.

7.^  "Robert Sandford [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 7 Aug 1825," according to Westfield Vital Records.

8.^  "Henry Gassett [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 7 Oct 1827," according to Westfield Vital Records.

9.^  "Francis [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 4 Jul 1830," according to Westfield Vital Records.


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