Family:Whitney, Simeon Howard (1787-1859)

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Simeon Howard6 Whitney (Abraham5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abraham5 and Rebecca (Dudley) Whitney, was born 20 Mar 1787, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 29 Apr 1859, Leominster, MA, aged 72 years 1 month 9 days, of suicide.[2]

He married 9 Aug 1811, Lancaster, MA, or 11 Aug 1811, Harvard, MA, Nancy Barnard.[3] She was born 22 May 1786, Fitchburg, MA, and died 9 Jan 1856, Fitchburg, MA, aged 69 years 8 months, of lung fever.[4]

He was born on the old Whitney place, followed farming and his trade, that of a stone mason. He resided in Harvard and Lancaster, but died in Leominster. He resided Bolton and Lancaster, MA.

Children of Simeon Howard6 and Nancy (Barnard) Whitney:

i. Jerome Blake7 Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1812; m. Elvira Harriet Hoar.
ii. Josiah Dudley Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1816; m. Catherine A. Harvey.
iii. Elhanan Winchester Whitney, b. 21 Oct 1819; m. Sarah A. Bogert.
iv. Ann Barnard Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1824; d. 7 Jul 1859; m. (int. 1 Apr 1843, Leominster, MA[5]) 16 May 1843, Pepperell, MA, Henry Gates.[6] A dau., Anna A., resided Leominster, MA.
v. Abigail Boylston Moore Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1826; m. (int. 16 Oct 1847, Fitchburg, MA) 24 Nov 1847, Fitchburg, MA, George W. DeWitt, b. ca. 1825, son of Alpheus and Jerusha (-----) DeWitt;[7] resided 886 Main street, Waltham, MA. Children:
a. Namma Aroline DeWitt, b. 8 Sep 1848.
b. Abby Anna DeWitt, b. 15 Nov 1849; d. 15 Jan 1890.
c. Clara Whitney DeWitt, b. 21 Dec 1851; resided 9 Silver street, Worcester, MA.
d. Leroy Elvine DeWitt, b. 8 Apr 1854; resided Leominster, MA.
e. Herbert Barnard DeWitt, b. 14 Oct 1856; resided Leominster, MA.
f. George Washington DeWitt, b. 9 Nov 1859; d. 18 Aug 1879.
vi. Lydia Parker Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1828, Lancaster, MA; d. 3 Jul 1904, West Acton, MA, aged 75 years 6 months 4 days, of carcinoma of breast;[8] m. 30 Oct 1851, West Acton or Leominster, MA, John Sherman Hoar, of Boxborough, b. ca. 1829, Leominster, MA, son of John and Betsey (-----) Hoar;[9] resided W. Acton, MA. He was b. 19 Jun 1829, Acton, MA; d. 13 Oct 1872, Acton, MA. Children:
a. Katie Louisa Hoar, b. 20 Aug 1852; d. 20 Oct 1872.
b. Arthur Cephas Hoar, name changed to Arthur Cephas8 Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1854, Littleton, MA; m. 19 Nov 1884, Boxborough, MA, Ella Abbot Ewings, b. Apr 1861, Topeka, KS, dau. of C. P. and Martha (-----) Abbot;[10] 166 Devonshire street, r. 42, Boston, MA. Children:
1. Louise9 Whitney, b. Jun 1891, MO.
2. Robert Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1895, Somerville, MA.[11]
3. Elinor Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1897, Somerville, MA.[12]
c. Ellen Gertrude Hoar, b. 14 Aug 1856; m. Edwin M. Wheeler. He d. 31 May 1882; resided West Acton.
d. John Sherman Hoar, name changed to John Sherman8 Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1860; m. Minnie R. Hart; resided West Acton; Crosby Abner, b. 17 Oct 1862; resided Newport, RI.
e. Edwin Barker Hoar, name changed to Edwin Barker8 Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1865; m. Emma Reitz; name changed to Whitney; resided 2109 A, Washington street, Saint Louis, MO (see User:Hewhitney).
f. Alice Josephine Hoar, b. 7 Nov 1871; resided West Acton.

Census

537 576 Simeon Whitney 63 M - Farmer Mass. Nancy Whitney 64 F - Mass.

95 107 Catharine Whitney Widow 30 F - Harvard, Mass. Ellen A. Whitney 10 F - Pepperell, " Attended school Adelaide S. Whitney 8 F - " " Attended school Anna F. Whitney 6 F - " " Attended school Lydia P. Whitney 21 F - Lancaster, " 108 Josiah P. Britton 29 M - Comb Maker Leominster, " Jesse D. Britton 25 F - Charlottetown, P.E. Island

This was his daughter Lydia, living with her widowed sister-in-law.

45 59 Simeon Whitney 69 M - Farmer Mass. Nancy Whitney 69 F - Mass.

290 370 Whitney, Arthur C. Head W M Sep 1854 45 mar 15 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Cpntractor & builder, Owns free house -----, Ella A. Wife W F Apr 1861 39 mar 15 3ch 3liv Kansas Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Louise Dau W F Jun 1891 9 sgl Missouri Massachusetts Kansas Servant -----, Robert Son W M Dec 1895 4 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Kansas -----, Elinor Dau W F Aug 1897 2 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Kansas Ewings, Etta A. SiL W F Aug 1859 40 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Housekeeper Brosnahan, Nellie Srvt W F Apr 1880 20 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1899

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Mar. 20, 1787," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 131, page 123.

3.^  "Simeon [Whitney] and Nancy Barnard, [married] Aug. 11, 1811," according to Harvard 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 104, page 137.

5.^  "Ann B. [Whitney] and Edwin Gates, int. Apr. 1, 1843," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).

6.^  "Ann B. [Whitney], and Edwin Gates, both of Leominster, [married] May 16, 1843. [int. not recorded]," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 7, page 47.

7.^  "Abigail B. M. [Whitney] and George W. DeWitt, [marriage intentions] Oct. 16, 1847," and "Abigail B. M. [Whitney] to George W. DeWitt, [married] Nov. 24, 1847," and "Abigail B. M. [Whitney], s., 20, (Simeon H. and Nancy) and George De Witt, [married] Nov. 24, 1847," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, pp. 220, 406, and vol. 8, p. 136. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 31, page 208.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/1, page 101.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 56, page 214.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 353, page 55.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 449, page 407.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 467, page 414.


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