Family:Whitney, Samuel (1821-1868)

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Samuel8 Whitney (Smyrna7, Samuel6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Smyrna7 and Ruth (Whitney) Whitney; born 9 Mar 1821, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 31 Mar 1868, Fitchburg, MA, aged 47 years 24 days, of lung fever, paper manufacturer.[2]

He married, 29 Nov 1848, Westminster, MA, Carolina Abby Puffer, daughter of Samuel Read and Polly (Wood) Puffer.[3] She was born 28 Feb 1823 or 1822, Westminster, MA. She "of Boston" married secondly, 24 Oct 1876, Boston, MA, Anson Rogers, of Janesville, WI, as his second wife.[4]

He was born in Westminster, MA. He was a prominent church member, was very liberal with his money, giving large amounts for religious work and to charity. He was very successful in his business, that of manufacturing paper. He resided Ashland, and Fitchburg, MA.

Children of Samuel8 and Carolina A. (Puffer) Whitney:

i. Clarence Smyrna9 Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1850, Ashland, MA;[5] m. Martha W. Hunt.
ii. Josephine Maria Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1852, Ashland, MA;[6] d. 29 Sep 1854, Ashland, MA, aged 1 year 7 months 20 days, of dysentery.[7]
iii. William Erving Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1855, Middleton, MA;[8] m. Mary E. Fenn.
iv. Jennie Louise Whitney, b. Nov 1858; d. 1 Jul 1885; "of Boston" m. 24 Oct 1876, Boston, MA, James M. Tracy of Boston, b. ca. 1839, Concord, NH, son of Luther and Mary C. (-----) Tracy.[9]

Notes

Apparently mother Caroline and daughter Jennie had a double wedding on 24 Oct 1876 in Boston, MA.

Census

132 153 Samuel Whitney 29 M - Paper Manufacture $5000 Mass. Caroline A. " 28 F - " Clarence S. " 2/12 M - " Richard Kelly 23 " - Laborer Ireland Illiterate Mary " 24 F - "

76 101 Samuel Whitney 34 M - Papermaker Ms. Wife of S. Whitney 33 F - " Clarence S. Whitney 5 M - " 102 Frederick Miller 26 M - Papermaker " Wife of F. Miller 27 F - "

192 190 S. Whitney 40 M - Paper Manufacturer $1000 Mass. C. Whitney 38 F - Wife $500 Do C. S. Whitney 9 F - Do Attended school M. E. Whitney 5 M - Do Attended school J. Whitney 3 F - Do M. Smith 18 F - help Do

354 417 Samuel Whitney 44 M - Mass. M Paper Maker - - 1 1 - Caroline A. Whitney 43 F - " M - - - - - Willie J. Whitney 10 M - " S - - - - - Clarence S. Whitney 15 M - " S At School - - - - - Jennie L. Whitney 8 F - " S - - - - - Cattie Donlon 25 F - " S Housework - - - - -

923 1236 Whitney, Caroline A. 42 F W Keeping House $20000 Mass. -----, Clarence S. 20 M W At Home $11000 Mass. -----, Willie E. 14 M W At School $11000 Mass. Attended school -----, Jennie L. 11 F W At School $11000 Mass. Attended school Locke, Orin E. 30 M W Music Teacher Vermont Male citizen over 21 Page, Freddie 18 M W Studying Music New York O'Dea, Katie 19 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

  • 1880, Janesville, Rock Co., WI:

38 38 Rogers, Anson W M 57 mar Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Caroline W F 49 Wife mar Mass. " " Martin, Maria W F 36 Srvt sgl Vermont Bowers, John W M 25 sgl Laborer Wis. Burk, James W M 35 sgl Farmer Wisconsin

References

1.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Mar. 7, 1821," 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 213, page 256.

3.^  "Samuel [Whitney] (papermaker, s. Smyrna and Ruth, a. 27) and Caroline A. Puffer, [married] Nov. 29, 1848," according to Westminster 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 38, page 404.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, page 123.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 43, page 36.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 40.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 76, page 32.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 90, page 216.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, page 124.


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