Family:Whitney, Smyrna (1786-1857)

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Smyrna7 Whitney (Samuel6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Thankful (Wilder) Whitney was born 5 Mar 1786, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 16 May 1857, Westminster, MA, aged 72 years 2 months, of dropsy.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 27 Oct 1812, Westminster, MA, for him and Ruth7 Whitney.[3] He married, 26 Nov 1812, Westminster, MA, Ruth7 Whitney, daughter of Nathan6 and Eunice (Puffer) Whitney. She was born 12 Nov 1789, Westminster, MA,[4] and died 25 Nov 1857, Westminster, MA, aged 68 years, of lung fever.[5]

He was born on a farm, was fitted for collage at the academy at New Ipswich, NH, but was prevented from continuing his studies by sickness and death of his father. He settled on the old homestead farm, where he lived till upward of sixty years of age, when he sold out and moved to the village where he died. He taught school several terms; was first selectman a long time. He married Ruth Whitney and raised a family of six children. He was a prosperous farmer and a substantial, honored citizen, active in public affairs, serving some years as selectman and as one of the school committee, and in other less conspicuous places. He resided Westminster, MA.

Children of Smyrna7 and Ruth (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Lucinda Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1814, Westminster, MA;[6] d. 24 Feb 1893, Westminster, MA, aged 78 years 5 months 10 days, of senile decay;[7] m. 18 Jun 1835, Westminster, MA, Josiah Page,[8] b. 27 May 1811.
Ch.: Porter F., b. 19 Jul 1837; resided Westminster, MA; Charles W., b. 7 Sep 1845; supt. Danvers, MA, Insane Asylum; Francis H., b. 24 Jul 1847; d. 15 Apr 1865
ii. Eunice Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1818, Westminster, MA;[9] d. 11 Apr 1891; m. 13 Aug 1840, Westminster, MA, Franklin Lombard.[10]
Ch.: Charles F., b. 25 Aug 1842; m. and d. 29 Jan 1885; Julia W., b. 7 Aug 1844; m. Samuel L. Noyes; resided Ashburnham, MA; George W., b. 25 Jan 1848; resided Ashburnham, MA; Francelia M., b. 12 May 1850; m. James Cogswell; resided Leominster, MA; Eunice W., b. 27 Feb 1852; d. 7 Aug 1853; Edward Payson, b. 27 Feb 1852; m. Adelaide Fairbanks; resided Ashburnham; Mary Stella, b. 23 Aug 1862; m. Fred W. Mossman; resided Westminster, MA.
iii. Samuel8 Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1821, Westminster, MA;[11] m. Caroline A. Puffer.
iv. Caroline Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1823, Westminster, MA;[12] d. 16 Feb 1823, Westminster, MA.[13]
v. Charles H. Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1824, Westminster, MA;[14] m.(1) Abbie A. Tolman; m.(2) Isabel H. Hayes.
vi. Nathan Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1823, Westminster, MA;[15] m.(1) Mary S. Tolman; m.(2) Charlotte M. Belcher.
vii. George Edward Whitney, b. 5 Jun 1831, Westminster, MA;[16] also recorded at Keene, NH;[17] m.(1) Sarah J. Tolman; m.(2) Lura Lind Nims.

Census

212 370 Smyrna Whitney 63 M - None $5000 Massachusetts Ruth " 60 F - " Nathan " 22 M - Farmer " George " 19 M - Farmer " Attended school Malvina B. Page 16 F - New Hampshire Attended school 371 William Palmer 35 M - Farmer " Martha " 32 F - " Alexander " 8 M - Massachusetts Attended school Sandford " 6/12 M - "

184 209 Lumbard Franklin 40 M - Chairmaker Vermont " , Eunice W. 36 F - Mass. " , Ellen E. 15 F - " " , Charles F. 13 M - " " , Julia W. 11 F - " " , George W. 7 M - " " , Franklin M. 5 - - " " , Edward F. 3 - - " 210 Whitney, Smyrnia 69 M - Farmer Mass. " , Ruth Whitney 66 F - "

References

1.^  "Smerney [Whitney], s. Samuel and Thankful, [born] Mar. 5, 1786," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 113, page 217.

3.^  "Smyrna [Whitney] and Ruth Whitney, int. Oct. 27, 1812," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. Nathan and Eunice, [born] Nov. 12, 1789," according to Westminster Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 113, page 217.

6.^  "Lucinda [Whitney], d. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Sept. 14, 1814," according to Westminster Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 438, page 751.

8.^  "Lucinda [Whitney] and Josiah Page, [married] June 18, 1835," according to Westminster Vital Records.

9.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Aug. 29, 1818," according to Westminster Vital Records.

10.^  "Eunice [Whitney] and Franklin Lumbard, [married] Aug. 13, 1840," according to Westminster Vital Records.

11.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Mar. 7, 1821," according to Westminster Vital Records.

12.^  "Caroline [Whitney], d. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Jan. 21, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

13.^  "Caroline [Whitney], d. Smyrna and Ruth, [died] Feb. 16, 1823," according to Westminster Vital Records.

14.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] Nov. 10, 1824," according to Westminster Vital Records.

15.^  "Nathan [Whitney], s. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] July 20, 1828," according to Westminster Vital Records.

16.^  "George [Whitney], s. Smyrna and Ruth, [born] June 5, 1831," according to Westminster Vital Records.

17.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.


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