Family:Whitney, Seth Dunbar (1807-1890)
Seth Dunbar7 Whitney (Moses6, Jacob5, Jonas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Moses6 and Rebecca (Dunbar) Whitney; born 13 Sep 1807, Milton, MA, and died 4 Oct 1890, Milton, MA, aged 88 years 0 months 21 days, of valvular disease.
Marriage intentions were published 14 Oct 1843, Dorchester, MA, for him "of Milton" and Adeline D. Train. He married, 7 Nov 1843, Dorchester, MA, Adeline Dutton Train, daughter of Enoch Train. She was born 15 Sep 1824, Boston, MA, and died 21 Mar 1906, Milton, MA, aged 81 years 6 months 6 days, of pneumonia..
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 15, 1824. She is the daughter of Enoch Train, founder of a line of packet ships between Boston and Liverpool, and a sister of George Francis Train. She was educated chiefly in Boston, and at the age of 19 married Seth D. Whitney, of Milton, Massachusetts. Mrs. Whitney has patented a set of "Alphabet Blocks" which are now in general use. Besides contributing to magazines for the young, she is the author of "Footsteps on the Seas," a poem (Boston, 1857); "Mother Goose for Grown Folks" (New York, 1860, revised eds. Boston, 1870 and 1882); "Boys at Chequasset" (Boston, 1862); "Faith Gartney's Girlhood" (1863); "The Gayworthys" (1865); " A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life" (1866); "Patience Strong's Outings" (1868); "Hitherto" (1869); "We Girls" (1870); "Real Folks" (1871); "Pansies," poems; "Insights" (1876) "Just How; A Key to the Cook Books" (1878); "Odd or Even" (1880); "Bonny borough" (1885); "Homespun Yarns" and "Holy Tides" (1886); and "Daffodils" and "Bird Talk" (1887). The last three are volumes of verse besides many others.
Seth Dunbar Whitney, son of Gen. Moses Whitney, was born in Milton, MA, where he resided all his life or was a householder. He was educated partly in Milton and partly at the academy in Bridgewater, MA. Early in life he became his father's assistant in business-wool and morocco dressing. Their works being near their home and upon their estate in Milton, at Milton Hill. Later, in 1839, with a partner purchased the long lease of a wharf adjoining the Whitney property and carried on for several years the lumber business of which his father had laid the foundation. In 1843, at the time of his marriage he entered again the wool business with his father, and continued in it for some ten years, when he connected himself with a hide and leather firm in Boston, which then took the style of Whitney, Kendall & Company, from which he finally withdrew and retired from active business altogether soon after Gen. Whitney's death in 1859. At the time of his marriage he erected a house upon lands purchased from the Russell estate, Milton Hill, on the opposite corner to the "Whitney house," built by his father in 1819. He lived there until 1861, when, having bought of Charles Barnard, Esq., the old "Vose mansion" at Milton Center, and moved it across to a piece of land which he inherited from his father, and removed to this place, which was the home, although he left it at intervals for travel and temporary residence elsewhere, until Mr. Whitney's death, 4 Oct 1890. Since then, his son having inherited and occupied the "Whitney house," built by his grandfather on Milton Hill; Mrs. Whitney built beside him on the old estate a small house for herself and the "Elm Corner" house as is called the upper Milton place, is rented. The children were all born in the first home on Milton Hill, but nearly all of Mrs. Whitney's literary work has been done at "Elm Corner," as they grew up. Mr. Whitney was a very active man, but reserved and quiet in social life, and strong in his domestic habits and attachments. An "old time Whig," he had much to do with local politics and their interests, all through his middle life, until the breaking up of parties and his own disabilities, chiefly from a deafness that came upon him, and retired him more and more as he grew older - withdrew him gradually from outside affairs. "We were both for a long time occupied with our family - our children's marriages, and our frequent adaptation of our plans to theirs, in the temporary absence I have mentioned; and the last years were spent in a very unbroken quiet, as his health declined, at his Milton home." He resided Milton, MA.
Children of Seth Dunbar7 and Adeline Dutton (Train) Whitney:
i. Mary Adeline8 Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1844, Milton, MA; d. 16 Dec 1867, Saint Paul, MN; m. 17 Feb 1867, Milton, MA, Colonel Charles Russell Suter, b. ca. 1841, Brooklyn, NY, son of Alexander F. and Grace A. (-----) Suter; U.S. corps of engineers. Only one child, a son, Charles R., Jr., died a few weeks old. ii. Theodore T. Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1846, Milton, MA; m. Annie Caroline Mann. iii. Maria Caroline Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1848, Milton, MA; d. 5 Sep 1849, Milton, MA, aged 1 year 11 days, of teething. iv. Caroline Leslie Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1853, Milton, MA; d. 1 Dec 1902, Boston, MA, aged 49 ears 21 days, of shock and exhaustion following abdominal operation; m. 13 or 18 Oct 1875, Boston, MA, James A. Field, of Beloit, WI, b. 8 Aug 1847, Beloit, WI, d. 17 Jan 1884, son of Alfred L. and Elizabeth L. (-----) Field. She resided Guilford, CT. He was educated first at an academy in New Jersey, and later in Boston in the institute of technology and afterwards at the university at Munich, in Bavaria. By profession he was a mechanical engineer. After his marriage he went with his wife to Beloit for a time, where he had an interest in the iron works. Later they made their home in New Jersey. Children: a. William Lusk Webster Field, b. 17 Jul 1876. b. James Alfred Field, b. 26 May 1880. c. Douglas Grahame Field, b. 1 Oct 1882.
263 342 Seth D. Whitney 42 M - Leather Manufacturer $5000 Mass. Adaline D. T. Whitney 25 F - Mass. Mary A. Whitney 5 F - Mass. Attended school Theodore T. Whitney 4 M - Mass. Elizabeth G. Whitney 42 F - Mass. Eugene B. Whitney 15 M - None Mass. Attended school Patrick Bennett 25 M - Laborer Ireland Rose McShelamy 20 F - Ireland Mary Byrnes 28 F - Ireland
7 9 Seth D. Whitney 48 M - Leather Dealer Mass. Adaline D. T. Whitney 31 F - Mass. Mary A. Whitney 11 F - Mass. Theodore T. Whitney 9 M - Mass. Caroline L. Whitney 1 F - Mass. Patrick Carty 25 M - Laborer Ireland Maria Welch 20 F - Ireland Ellen Bowen 20 F - Ireland Jane Wigley 16 F - Mass.
1032 1292 Seth D. Whitney 52 M - Hide & Leather $4000 $5000 Mass. Adeline D. T. " 35 F - " Mary S. " 15 F - " Theodore T. " 14 M - " Caroline L. " 6 F - " Margarette Ferguson 21 F - Domestic Ireland
32 39 Seth D. Whitney 57 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Addie D. Whitney 40 F - " M Authoress - - - - - Mary A. Whitney 20 F - Mass. S - - - - - Theodore F. Whitney 19 M - Mass. S Clerk - - - - - Caroline L. Whitney 11 F - " - - - - - - Peter Cunningham 23 M - Mass. S Laborer - - 1 1 - Rebecca Cowen 33 F - Ireland M Servant - - - - - Mary Riley 23 F - " S Servant - - - - -
172 224 Whitney, Seth D. 62 M W No Occupation $50000 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Adeline 45 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Caroline L. 16 F W At Home Mass. Thompson, Mary 20 F W Domestic Servant Prince Edward Island Parents foreign born Matthewson, Mary J. 23 F W Domestic Servant Prince Edward Island Parents foreign born, Illiterate
Seth D. WHITNEY 72 Self M M W MA MA MA Adeline D. T. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA NH Caroline S. FIELD 26 Dau F M W MA Home MA MA Will L. W. FIELD 4 GSon M S W MA WI MA James FIELD 1M GSon M S W MA WI MA Honora DOHERTY 19 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Sarah TIVNAN 19 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Celia A. WILLIAMS 34 Oth F S W MA Nurse MA MA
524 609 Whitney, Adeline B. Head W F Sep 1824 75 wid 4ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Authoress, House Gray, Annie Srvt W F Apr 1860 40 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland House maid, Immig. 1873 525 610 Whitney, Theodore T. Head W M Apr 1846 54 mar 5 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Minnie Wife W F Jan 1868 32 mar 5 1ch 4liv Missouri Massachusetts Missouri -----, Theodore T. Son W M Jul 1881 18 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Missouri -----, Mary A. Dau W F Apr 1885 15 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Missouri -----, Annie L. Dau W F Jul 1887 12 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Missouri -----, Elinor Dau W F Dec 1889 10 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Missouri Coffee, Maggie Srvt W F Mar 1848 52 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Cook, Immig. 1860 Barry, Annie Srvt W F May 1880 20 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Second girl
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- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 347-349.
1.^ "Seth Dunbar [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebecca, [born] Sept. 13, 1807," according to Milton Records. Birth, Marriages and Deaths, 1662-1843, Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged (Boston, MA: Mudge, 1900).
3.^ "Seth D. [Whitney] of Milton and Adeline D. Frain, int. Oct. 14, 1843," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849, vol. 36 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1905), p. 210.
5.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/64 (death), page 108.