Family:Whitney, Sylvester (1816-1890)

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Sylvester7 Whitney (Elnathan6, Elnathan5, Elnathan4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Elnathan6 and Lydia (Stickney) Whitney, was born 29 Feb 1816,[1] Goffstown, NH, and died 15 Jan 1890, Chelsea, MA, aged 73 years 10 months 15 days, of pneumonia.[2]

He married, 21 Sep 1842, Lowell, MA, Ann M. Palmer "both of Lowell",[3] daughter of Horace and ----- (Hasford) Palmer. She was born 11 Feb 1821,[4] Thetford, VT, and died 24 Jun 1904, Chelsea, MA, aged 83 years 4 months 13 days, of chronic valvular endocarditis.[5] She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.

He was born in Goffstown, NH, and resided on the farm until eighteen years of age, when his health being poor he traveled, selling goods. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Lowell, MA, where he was a painter. He later moved to Boston, and finally to Chelsea, where he died. He resided Lowell, Boston and Chelsea, MA.

Children of Sylvester7 and Ann M. (Palmer) Whitney:

i. Ella A.8 Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1844 or 20 Apr 1844, Lowell, MA;[6] d. aft. 1900; m. 3 May 1883, Chelsea, MA, Varanus Libby, b. ca. 1820, Bethel, ME, son of Samuel and Sarah (-----) Libby.[7]
ii. Clarence S. Whitney, b. ca. Aug 1848, Boston, MA; m. Clara A. Holman.
iii. Clinton M. Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1851, Boston, MA (given name omitted);[8] "Charles M." d. 13 Dec 1855, Boston, MA, aged 4 years, of disease of stomach.[9]
iv. Edgar Alonzo Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1853, Boston, MA;[10] m. Sarah Isabel Jane Riddle.

Census

1164 1872 Sylvester Whiting 39 M - Painter N.H. Ann A. Whiting 34 F - Vt. Ella A. Whiting 11 F - Mass. Clarence Whiting 8 M - " Clinton Whiting 3 M - " George Stevens 20 M - Machinist Mass. Edgar A. Whiteney 2 M - "

791 1711 Mathew Fox 66 M - Tailor $20 Ireland Eliza " 37 F - " James " 16 M - Mass. Elizabeth " 15 F - " Daniel Leland 34 M - Tailor Ireland Elizabeth " 34 F - " Charles " 10 M - Mass. Attended school Murphy Quinn 32 M - " Ireland 1712 Joseph Kemp 45 M - Day laborer " Mary " 43 F - " John " 7 M - " Joseph " 18 M - Upholster " 1713 Silvester Whitney 44 M - House Painter N.H. Ann M. " 39 F - " Clarence S. " 13 M - Mass. Edgar " 6 M - " 1714 William Hennison 67 M - Ireland Sarah " 65 F - " John Hennison 10 M - Mass. Attended school James " 7 M - " Attended school

77 128 Sylvester Whitney 49 M - N.H. M Painter - - 1 1 - Ann M. " 44 F - Vt. " - - - - - Ella A. " 21 F - Mass. S Mone - - - - - Clarence S. " 17 M - " " " - - - - - Edgar A. " 11 M - " " - - - - - Claranda Kennedy 38 F - N.H. S Tailoress - - - - -

Sylvester WHITNEY 64 Self M M W NH Painter-Paper Hanger NH NH Ann M. WHITNEY 59 Wife F M W VT Keep House CT VT Ella A. WHITNEY 37 Dau F S W MA Tailoress NH VT Edgar A. WHITNEY 27 Son M S W MA Paper Hanger NH VT Albert M. HUGGEY 6 Oth M S W MA At School ME ME

138 180 Whitney, Ann M. Head W F Feb 1821 79 wid 3ch 3liv Vermont Connecticut Vermont Owns mortgaged house Libby, Ella A. Dau W F Mar 1844 56 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont Vest maker Hussey, Albert S. Brdr W M Mar 1874 26 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Day laborer

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Sylvester [Whitney], [born] Feb. 29, 1816. G.R.3," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 411, page 427.

3.^  "Sylvester [Whitney], and Ann M. Palmer, both of L., [married] Sept. 21, 1842," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 2, page 385.

4.^  "Ann M. [_____] [Whitney], w. of Sylvester, [born] Feb. 11, 1821. G.R.3," according to Chelsea 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 1904/32 (death), page 125.

6.^  "Ella A. [Whitney], d. Sylvester, painter, and Ann M., [born] Mar. 20, 1844," according to Lowell Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 52.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 345, page 242.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 53, page 112.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 95, page 87.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 84.


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