Family:Whitney, Samuel F. (1821-1894)
Samuel F.7 Whitney (Aaron6, Aaron5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Aaron6 and Susan (Hartwell)(Fletcher) Whitney, was born 20 Oct 1821, Harvard, MA, and died 20 Dec 1894 [Pierce] or 29 Jan 1895, Harvard, MA, aged 73 years 3 months, of cerebral apoplexy.
He married, 26 Oct 1848, Harvard, MA, Sarah Tarbell Gardner, daughter of Jerome and Sally (-----) Gardner. She was born 17 Dec 1824, Harvard, MA, and died 17 Mar 1897, Waltham, MA, or Harvard, MA, aged 72 years, of heart disease.
He was born in Harvard and always resided there. The land on which he resided was purchased by his great-grandfather in 1726. It is situated in the fertile valley east of Oak Hill. His farm buildings were the largest and most complete in the town and that section. He was one of the best known citizens in the town. Was for years justice of the peace, served as assessor, and held other town offices. His orchard produced 1,000 barrels of apples each year. In 1878 his barn and its contents were destroyed by fire; the loss was $10,000. In referring to his death, the Worcester Spy says; He was one of the best known citizens and farmers of Worcester county. The estate upon which he lived and died had been in his family since 1699, coming to him in direct descent, and there for many years he extended openhanded hospitality. His deeds of charity were unostentatious, but many. When he was 16 years of age he began life for himself as a commission merchant and dealer in country produce, driving a four-horse team over the road to Boston; and upon his father's death he assumed the latter's business. He was a life-long Democrat, although never a politician, and was the only surviving charter member of the Harvard Lodge of Odd Fellows, which he assisted to organize 50 years ago." The farm of Mr. Samuel F. Whitney, in the eastern section of Harvard, is another (referring to fine farms) which delights the visitor, as well as the owner, and is fitted to inspire the young argriculturist with confidence and hope. His barn, which is an indication of his type of farming, is said to be the largest and in every way the best appointed in the county of Worcester. [History of Middlesex County, pp. 567-568.] He resided Harvard, MA.
Children of Samuel F.7 and Sarah Tarbell (Gardner) Whitney:
i. Estelle Gardner8 Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1851, Harvard, MA [given name omitted]; d. 9 Nov 1890; m. 12 May 1875, Harvard, MA, Albert H. Scattergood, of Albany, NY, 10 Bleeker Pl., b. ca. 1850, Albany, NY, son of Henry B. and Rhoda (Gove) Scattergood. ii. Harry Fletcher Whitney, b. 3 May 1853 [Pierce] or 5 May 1853, Harvard, MA; m. Harriett Tomlinson Goddard. iii. Jerome Gardner Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1855, Harvard, MA; d. 27 Mar 1904, Harvard, MA, aged 48 years, of neuralgia of the heart; bur. Old Cemetery, Harvard, MA; m. 5 Jun 1892, Harvard, MA, or Littleton, MA, Susie E. Moore, b. ca. 1857, Oldtown, ME, dau. of Lorenzo and Harriet W. (Pettengill) Moore; resided Harvard; no children. iv. Clara Sophia Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1856, Harvard, MA; resided Harvard, MA. v. Samuel William Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1859, Harvard, MA; m. Alice L. Hames. vi. Sarah Gertrude Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1861; m. 21 Oct 1881 [Pierce] or 21 Oct 1882, Harvard, MA, Frederick Getchell, of Boston, b. ca. 1858, Boston, MA, son of William H. and Sarah (-----) Getchell; resided 378 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY. vii. Ruth Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1864; d. 18 Dec 1864 [Pierce] or 8 Dec 1864, Harvard, MA, aged 11 months 18 days, of croup. viii. Evelyn May Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1867 [Pierce] or 25 Sep 1866, Harvard, MA; m. 4 Jun 1887, Harvard, MA, J. Dunlop Smith, Jr., of Albany, NY, b. ca. 1859, Collinsville, IL, son of J. Dunlop and Mary (-----) Smith; resided Barre, VT.
136 162 Aaron Whitney 72 M - Farmer $10400 Mass. Samuel F. " 20 M - Market-man " Sarah T. G. " 25 F - " Daniel H. " 25 M - Teacher " Elmira Hartwell 27 F - " Liberty " 42 M - Farmer $1000 Ct. John McGoing 32 M - " Ireland Thomas Bayton 22 M - " Eng.
5 5 Samuel F. Whitney 33 M - Farmer Mass. Sarah T. G. Whitney 30 F - Mass. Aaron Whitney 77 M - Farmer Mass. E. G. Whitney 4 F - Mass. H. F. Whitney 2 F - Mass. Jerome G. Whitney 8m F - Mass. Warren Haughton 30 M - Mass. Thomas Baxter 27 M - England John Desmond 45 M - Ireland Jerry Desmond 30 M - Ireland Clarrisa Branson 22 F - Canada
57 67 Samuel F. Whitney 38 M - Farmer & Marketer $9000 $2000 Mass. Sarah F. " 35 F - " Estelle G. " 8 F - " Attended school Harry F. " 7 M - " Attended school Jerome G. " 6 M - " Clara S. " 4 F - " Samuel W. " 1 M - " Aaron " 82 M - " Mary McKniffle 23 F - Domestic Ireland Alfred W. Gardner 22 M - Laborer Mass.
268 306 Samuel F. Whitney 43 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Sarah T. Whitney 40 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Estella G. Whitney 13 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Harvy F. Whitney 12 M - Massachusetts - - - - - - Jerome G. Whitney 10 M - Massachusetts - - - - - - Clara S. Whitney 8 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Samuel W. Whitney 6 M - Massachusetts - - - - - - Sarah G. Whitney 4 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Alfred W. Gardner 28 M - Massachusetts S Marketsman - - 1 1 - Frances A. Wood 25 M - Massachusetts S Farm Laborer - - 1 1 - Mertha Bruson 36 F - Massachusetts S Domistick - - - - -
152 170 Whitney, Samuel F. 48 M W Farmer $10000 $3000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah F. 44 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Estelle G. 18 F W No occupation Mass. -----, Harry F. 17 M W No occupation Mass. -----, Jerome G. 15 M W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Clara S. 14 F W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Samuel W. 11 M W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Sarah G. 8 F W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Everlyn W. 3 F W At Home Mass.
Samuel F. WHITNEY 58 Self M M W MASS. Farmer MASS. MASS. Sarah T. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W MASS. Keeping House MASS. MASS. Harry F. WHITNEY 27 Son M M W MASS. Produce Dealer MASS. MASS. Hattie T. WHITNEY 25 DauL F M W MASS. MASS. MASS. Ralph G. WHITNEY 1 GSon M S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Jerome G. WHITNEY 25 Son M S W MASS. Marketing MASS. MASS. Clara S. WHITNEY 24 Dau F S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Samuel W. WHITNEY 21 Son M S W MASS. Dentist MASS. MASS. Gertrude S. WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Evelyn M. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MASS. At School MASS. MASS. Susan C. EASTMAN 42 Oth F S W NEW HAMPSHIRE Teacher N.H. N.H. Eliza SHEAN 75 Oth F W W IRELAND Servant IRELAND IRELAND Thomas MANISON 18 Oth M S W MASS. Farm Laborer IRELAND IRELAND Homer DURKEY 22 Oth M S W VERMONT Farm Laborer --- --- Jerry GRIFFIN 17 Oth M S W MASS. Farm Laborer IRELAND IRELAND
12 12 Whitney, Jerome A. Head W M Jan 1856 44 mar 8 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Insurance agent, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Susie E. Wife W F Jul 1856 43 mar 8 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine
1 1 Quinby, Hosea M. Supt W M Apr 1840 60 mar XX New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Physician, House ... Whitney, Bridget Inmt W F --- 1855 45 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland ... Whitney, Flora H. Inmt W F Apr 1862 38 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont ... Whitney, Fanny L. Inmt W F Feb 1848 52 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts ... Whitney, Clara S. Inmt W F Jun 1858 42 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts ...
- Census records.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 320.
1.^ "Samuel F. [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Susan, [born] Oct. 20, 1821," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).
3.^ "Samuel F. [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Susan, a 27 y., and Sarah T. Gardner, d. of Jerome and Sally, a. 23y., [married] Oct. 26, 1848," according to Harvard 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 337.
4.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 474, page 639, and volume 473, page 427.
9.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/47 (death), p. 188.
10.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 426, page 423, and volume 425, page 185.