Family:Whitney, Samuel (c1786-b1870)

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Samuel Whitney parentage unknown, was born about 1786, CT, or about 1791, MA, and died between 1860 and 1870. In 1865, his wife is called "married", not "widowed", but he is not found.

Apparently he married firstly, before 1830, ----- -----, who is deduced from the death record of their daughter.

Marriage intentions were published 15 May 1837, Brimfield, MA, for him and "Mrs." Anna L. Amsden "of Petersham".[1] He "Jr." married, apparently secondly, 13 Jun 1837, Petersham, MA, Anna Larned (Peckham) Amsden,[2] daughter of Ellis and Mehitable (Learned) Peckham. She was born 4 Mar 1793, Petersham, MA,[3] and died 17 Dec 1875, Petersham, MA, aged 82 years 9 months 12 days, of old age.[4] She had married firstly, 7 Jul 1814, Petersham, MA,[5] Daniel H. Amsden, who died 6 Jul 1821, Petersham, MA, aged 28 years.[6]

Child of Samuel and ----- (-----) Whitney:

i. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1830; d. 9 or 10 Nov 1838, aged 8 years; buried at Tolland, MA.[7]

Samuel and Anna Larned (Peckham)(Amsden) Whitney probably had no children.

Census

107 132 Lauriston Amsden 33 M - Farmer Massachusetts Nancy " 37 F - " Julia A. " 2 F - " Ann Maria " 1/12 F - " 133 Samuel Whitney 64 M - Carpenter $180 Connecticut Anne " 57 F - Massachusetts

1184 1343 Samuel Whitney 69 M - Carpenter $200 $200 Mass. Anna L. " 78 F - "

77 79 Eliza Amsden 44 F - Massachusetts W Housework - - - - - Louisa Amsden 25 F - Massachusetts S Palm Leaf Works - - - - - Meriah Amsden 18 M - Massachusetts S Farmer - - - - - Frank A. Lamsden 14 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Albert V. Amsden 9 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Anna L. Whitney 72 F - Massachusetts M Housework - - - - -

33 35 Amsden, Horace 38 M W Farmer $4000 $1800 Mass. ------, Clarrissa 48 F W Keeping house " Robinson, Thomas 25 M B Farm Laborer Louisiana Whitney, Anna L. 77 F W No Occupation Mass.

References

1.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Mrs. Anna L. Amsdin of Petersham, int. May 15, 1837," according to Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1931).

2.^  "Samuel [Whitney] Jr. of Brimfield and Mrs. Anna L. Amsden, [married] June 13, 1837," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904). Also, "Samuel [Whitney] of Brimfield and Anna L. Minsden of Petersham, in Petersham, [married] June 13, 1837," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

3.^  Petersham Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 276, page 413.

5.^  Petersham Vital Records.

6.^  Petersham Vital Records.

7.^  "________ [Whitney], d. Mr. Whitney, [died] Nov. 10, 1838. a. 8y. [fever, C.R. d. Samuel, Nov. 9, bur. at Holland. P.R.19.]," according to Brimfield Vital Records.


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