Family:Whitney, Rufus (1791-1869)

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Rufus7 Whitney (Abel6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Abel6 and Elizabeth (Spenny) Whitney, was born 13 Mar 1791 (twin), Guilford, VT,[1] and died 31 Mar 1869, West Fairlee, VT.[2]

He married firstly, 8 Jul 1816, Athens, VT, Sally Holden.[3]

He married secondly, 30 Sep 1833, Westfield, VT, Mary H. Dodge.[4] She was born about 1812, NH, and died after 1870.

Children of Rufus7 and Sally (Holden) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Thaddeus L.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1821, VT; m. Elizabeth Sophia Knights.
ii. Elvira H. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, Athens, VT; m. 25 Dec 1851, Lowell, MA, George W. Chaney, b. ca. 1818, Wells, ME, son of Danl. and Mary (-----) Chaney.[5]
iii. Abigail Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1827, Westfield, VT;[6] d. 24 Aug 1828, Wsstfield, VT.
iv. Roxey Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1830, Westfield, VT.[7]

Children of Rufus7 and Mary H. (Dodge) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

v. Mary Jane9 Whitney, b. ca. 1835, West Fairlee, VT; d. 14 Dec 1887, Boston, MA, aged 52 years 5 months, of heart disease;[8] m. 18 Mar 1858, Grafton, MA, Charles F. Proctor, b. ca. 1833, Westbrook, ME, son of Charles and Bathsheba (-----) Proctor.[9]
vi. Charles Whitney, b. ca. 1836, VT; d. 30 Apr 1867, West Fairlee, VT, aged 30 years; Co. B, 4th Vermont Infantry.
vii. Chester Whitney, b. ca. 1841, VT.
viii. George H. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, Fairlee, VT; m. Delia McGrath.
ix. William A. Whitney, b. ca. 1849, VT; d. 9 Oct 1872, West Fairlee, VT, aged 24 years.

Census

40 40 Rufus Whitney 59 M - Farmer Vt. Mary " 38 F - N.H. Mary Jane " 15 F - Vt. Attended school Charles " 14 M - Vt. Attended school Chester " 9 M - Vt. Attended school George " 7 M - Vt. Attended school William A. " 1 M - Vt.

1369 1381 Rufus Whitney 65 M - Laborer New Hampshire Mary " 48 F - Vermont

411 664 William A. Adams 27 M - Mass. M Jobber - - 1 1 - J. M. Adams 27 F - Mass. M - - - - - Edwin N. Adams 24 M - Mass. S Jobber - - 1 1 - 665 Charles F. Proctor 31 M - Maine M Wheelwright - - 1 1 - Mary J. Proctor 31 F - Vermont M - - - - - Mary E. Proctor 7 F - Vermont S - - - - - George H. Whitney 22 M - Vermont S Wheelwright - - 1 1 - Wm. A. Whitney 16 M - Vermont S Wheelwright - - - - -

24 26 Whitney, Mary 55 F W Keep house $400 -- N.H. " Wm. 21 M W Farm l. Vt. Male citizen over 21

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 119.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 384, page 388.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 119, page 160.


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