Family:Whitney, Silas H. (1813-1887)

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Silas H. Whitney, son of Thomas J. and Mary (-----) Whitney (his father was born in England and his mother in South Wales), was born about 14 Jun 1813, Philadelphia PA, and died 4 Aug 1887, Boston, MA, aged 74 years 1 month 20 days, of apoplexy.[1]

He married, date and place unknown, Sarah H. Orcutt, daughter of Malachi and Prudence (Gray) Orcutt, both born Brookville, ME. She was born about March 1815, Brookville or Castine, ME, and died 15 June 1898, Sullivan, ME, aged 83 years, 3 months.[2] Her husband was called "married" and not "widowed" at his death. She is buried in Dorchester, MA.

They lived at 35 Harvard Street, near Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. They were living in the same place after Dorchester was annexed by the City of Boston.

He was a brass finisher.

Children of Silas H. and Sarah H. Orcutt Whitney:

i. Silas H. Whitney, b. ca. 4 Jun 1846, Charlestown, MA; d. 14 Mar 1866, Dorchester, MA, aged 19 years 9 months, 10 days, of comsumption, clerk.[3]
ii. William Ellum Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1848, Dorchester, MA;[4] d. 2 Aug 1869, Dorchester, MA, aged 21 years 4 months, of consumption.[5]
iii. Clara Elizabeth Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1850, Dorchester, MA;[6] "Clarissa E." d. 18 Sep 1852, Dorchester, MA, aged 2 years, of dropsy.[7]
iv. George A. Fulton Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1852, Dorchester, MA;[8] d. 2 Mar 1874, Boston, MA, aged 21 years 4 months 8 days, of phthisis, clerk.[9].
v. Sarah Caroline Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1854, Dorchester, MA;[10] d. 11 Dec 1879, Boston, MA, aged 24 years 11 months 27 days, of consumption.[11]
vi. Mary W. Whitney, "Mary Whitney Whitney" b. 22 Nov 1857, Dorchester, MA;[12] d. 9 Aug 1858, Dorchester, MA, aged 8 months 18 days, of teething.[13]

Census

372 485 Silas H. Whitney 37 M - Brass Finisher Penn. Sarah H. Whitney 35 F - Me. Silas H. Whitney 4 M - Mass. Wm. E. Whitney 2 M - Mass.

403 509 Silas H. Whitney 42 M - Mechanic Penna. Sarah H. Whitney 40 F - Me. Silas H. Whitney Jr. 9 M - Ms. William E. Whitney 7 M - " George A. T. Whitney 2 M - " Sarah C. Whitney 6m F - "

2059 2325 Silas H. Whitney 47 M - Brass finisher $200 Penn. Sarah H. " 45 F - Maine Silas H. " 14 M - Mass. Attended school William E. " 12 M - " Attended school George A. " 7 M - " Attended school Sarah C. " 5 F - "

277 232 Silas H. Whitney 52 M - Penn. M Brass Finisher - - 1 1 - Sarah H. Whitney 50 F - Me. M - - - - - Silas H. Whitney Jr. 19 M - Mass. S Clerk - - - - - Wm. E. Whitney 17 M - " S - - - - - George F. Whitney 13 M - " S - - - - - Sarah C. Whitney 10 F - " S - - - - -

1687 2025 Whitney, Silas H. 56 M W Brass finisher Penn -------, Sarah 55 F W Keeping house Me. -------, George F. 17 M W at School Mass. Attended school -------, Sarah C. 15 F W at School Mass. Attended school

191 256 Whitney, Silas H. W M 67 mar Work at Brass Finishing Pennsylvania England So. Wales -------, Sarah H. W F 65 Wife mar Keeping House Maine Me. Me. Whittaker, Elizabeth W. W F 64 Brdr sgl Nurse Maine Me. Me.

References

2.^  Maine Death Records, 1617 to 1922, Augusta, Maine; Maine State Archives.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 384, page 242.

2.^  Maine Death Records, 1617 to 1922, Augusta, Maine; Maine State Archives.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 193, page 240.

4.^  "William Ellum, s. Silas H. and Sarah H., Apr. 2, 1848," 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). Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 115.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 221, page 251 and 1870 Mortality Schedule.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 43, page 181.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 67, page 197.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 191.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 267, page 43.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 82, page 211.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 312, page 272. Also, 1880 Mortality Schedule.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 106, page 282.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 121, page 191.


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