Family:Whitney, Solomon (1776-1864)

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Solomon6 Whitney (Isaac5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Isaac5 and Lydia (Taylor) Whitney, was born 25 Nov 1776, Stow, MA[1] (but calculated as about 17 Nov 1777[2]), and died 6 Nov 1864, Somerville, MA, aged 86 years 11 months 19 days, of old age, laborer, b. Stow, MA, parents "unknown".[3]

He married, 2 Sep 1802, Hopkinton, Merrimack Co., NH, Margery Walker, both of Hopkinton.[4] She was born about 23 Mar 1784, Concord, NH, and died 13 May 1863, Stoneham, MA, aged 79 years 1 month 20 days, of old age, parents unknown.[5]

They lived in Danville, Caledonia Co., VT, and then in Charlestown and Somerville, MA.

Children of Solomon6 and Margery (Walker) Whitney:

i. Solomon7 Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1805, Danville, VT.[6]
ii. Eunice Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1809, Danville, VT;[7] m. ("of Charlestown" int. 25 May 1833, Charlestown, MA), Thomas Hart or Hartwell "of Shirley".[8]
iii. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1812, Danville, VT;[9] d. 18 Feb 1865, Somerville, MA, aged 51 years 4 months 19 days, of liver complaint, b. Danville, VT, daughter of Solomon and Margery Whitney;[10] m. (int. 3 Mar 1832, Charlestown, MA), Evans Anderson "both of Charlestown".[11]
iv. (son) Whitney, b. say 1814; deduced from 1820 census; not in 1830 census.
v. Emily/Emeline Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1816, Danville, VT;[12] m. ("of Charlestown" int. 1 Apr 1836, Charlestown, MA,[13], and 2 Apr 1836, Malden, MA,[14]) Joseph W. Pennell "of Malden".
vi. Sophia Whitney, b. 23 May 1818, Danville, VT;[15] d. 3 Apr 1902, Stoneham, MA, aged 83 years 10 months 10 days, of cancer of the pancreas;[16] m. (int. 12 Dec 1835, Charlestown, MA), William Hurd, "both of Charlestown".[17]

Census

  • 1810, Danville, Caledonia Co., VT: Solon Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-44, and 2 females 0-9.
  • 1820, Danville, Caledonia Co., VT: Solomon Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 3 females 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Danville, Caledonia Co., VT: Solomon Whitney, 1 male 50-59, 2 males 20-29, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 10-14.
  • 1840: not found.. Should be in Charlestown, MA.
  • 1840, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA: Thos Hartwell, 1 male 20-29 and 1 female 30-39.
  • 1840, Concord, Merrimack Co., MA: Evans Anderson, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 5-9, and 1 female 0-4.
  • 1840, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA: Jos W. Prennell, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 50-59, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4.
  • 1850, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA:

2220 3236 Joseph Pennell 37 M - Shoe Maker Me. Emeline " 35 F - Vt. Sophia " 12 F - Mass. Attended school Joseph W. " 10 M - " Attended school Solomon Whitney 72 M - None " Margory Whitney 66 F - N.H.

  • 1850, Concord, Merrimack Co., NH:

1435 1458 Evans Anderson 40 M - Farmer $1500 Mass. Mary A. " 37 F - Vt. Climena " 19 F - Mass. Attended school Evans Anderson, Jr. 15 M - " Attended school Charles H. " 13 M - " Attended school Mary A. " 11 F - " Attended school George " 8 M - " Attended school Harriet " 6 F - " Attended school Helen " 4 F - " Attended school Maria " 1 F - "

89 112 Solomon Whitney 78 M - Laborer Mass. Margery Whitney 72 F - N.H. Smith M. Roberts 30 M - Carpenter N.Y. Emily R. Roberts 22 F - Vt. Ella E. Roberts 1 F - "

1520 1948 Solomon Whitney 82 M - $100 Mass. Margary Whitney 77 F Housewife N.H. Emily Pennell 40 F Morocco Shop sewing skins Vermont

Notes

His parents are alleged to be Silas6 and Jane (Pearson) Whitney in the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index. This allegation is seemingly contradicted by the 1820 census, which shows this Solomon in Danville, VT, and the other in Clarendon, VT.

References

1.^  "Solomon [Whitney], s. Isaac and Lydia, [born] Nov. 25, 1776," according to Stow Vital Records.

2.^  This data is calculated from his death record (note 3 below).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004]; volume 175, page 176.

4.^  New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947 at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004]; volume 166, page 167.

6.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Film #0027730, Batch #7450276. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

7.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Film #0027730, Batch #7450276. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  "Mr. Thomas Hart [meaning Mr. Thomas Hartwell added above and in margin] of Shirley & Miss Eunice Whitney of Charlestown, entered May 25, 1833," according to Roger D. Joslyn, F.A.S.G., comp. and ed., Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984).

9.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Film #0027730, Batch #7450276. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004]; volume 184, page 151.

11.^  "Mr. Evans Anderson & Miss Mary Ann Whitney, both of Charlestown, entered Mar. 3, 1832," according to Charlestown Vital Records.

12.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Film #0027730, Batch #7450276. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

13.^  "Mr. Joseph W. Pennel of Malden & Miss Emily Whitney of Charlestown, entered Apr. 1, 1836," according to Charlestown Vital Records.

14.^  "Emily [Whitney], of Charlestown and Joseph W. Pennell, of Malden, int. Apr. 2, 1836," according to Deloraine P. Corey, Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Malden, Massachusetts, 1649-1850 (Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1903).

15.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Film #0027730, Batch #7450276. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 529, page 746.

17.^  "Mr. William Hurd & Miss Sopeia Whitney, both of Charlestown, entered Dec. 12, 1835," according to Charlestown Vital Records.


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