Family:Whitney, Sylvester Nash (1815-1880)

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Sylvester Nash9 Whitney (William Ayers8, Moses7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William Ayers8 and Cynthia (Merrill) Whitney, was born 21 Aug 1815, Rowe, MA, and died 26 Sep 1880, Shelburne, MA, aged 65 years 1 month, of an embolism, mechanic.[1]

He married, 22 Dec 1840, Shelburne, MA, Flavilla Alden "of Shelburne",[2] daughter of Cyrus and Eunice (Bacon) Alden. She was born 23 Jun 1820, Ashfield, MA, and died 7 Apr 1900, Shelburne, MA, aged 79 years 10 months 27 days, of paralysis.[3]

Children of Sylvester Nash9 and Flavilla (Alden) Whitney:

i. Lura Flavilla10 Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1844, Shelburne, MA [given name omitted];[4] d. 1 Apr 1846, Shelburne, MA, aged 2 years 1 month 5 days, of remittent fever.[5]
ii. Cyrus A. Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1856, Shelburne, MA;[6] D. 3 Dec 1860, Shelburne, MA, aged 4 years 1 day, of diphtheria.[7]
iii. Lizzie Monroe Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1864, Shelburne, MA;[8] d. 18 Jan 1865, Shelburne, MA, aged 3 months 15 days, of poison.[9]
iv. Charlie S. Whitney, b. ca. Oct 1864, MA; "Charles A." d. 31 Aug 1865, aged 10 months, of consumption.[10]

Census

948 978 S. N. Whitney 32 M - Mechanic $900 Mass. Flavilla " 30 F - " Lura Alden 52 F - " Elizabeth F. " 25 F - " Eunice B. " 22 F - " George Ballard 25 M - Merchant " Frederick A. Ball 22 M - Clerk Mass.

90 145 S. Whitney 39 M - Cutter Mass. P. Whitney 35 F - " Lura Alden 55 F - " Chas. F. Alden 23 M - Cutter "

1106 1341 Sylvester W. Whitney 45 M - Mechanic $1200 $450 Mass. Flavella A. " 40 F - " Cyrus A. " 3 M - " Lury Olden 60 F - " Chas. F. " 28 M - Machinist "

132 209 Whitney, Sylvester N. 50 M - Mass. M Dept. Provost Marshall - - 1 1 - " , Flavilla 44 F - " M Housekeeper - - - - - Alden, Lura F. 67 F - " W Infirm - - - - - 210 Stratton, Edwin M. 49 M - " M Civil Engineer - - 1 1 - " , Jane S. 29 F - Vermont M Housekeeper - - - - - " , Jennie R. 8 F - Mass. S - - - - - " , Lottie E. 2 F - " S - - - - - Fuller, Charlotte 49 F - " S Domestic - - - - -

183 206 Whitney, Sylvester M. 54 M W Commercial Agent $3000 $1000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Flavilla A. 49 F W House Keeping Mass. -----, Charlie S. 5 M W " -----, Wm. A. 80 M W At Home Vermont Male citizen over 21

Sylvester N. WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MA Painter VT MA Flavilla WHITNEY 59 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Chas.S. WHITNEY 15 Son M S W MA At School MA MA

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 319, page 331.

2.^  "Sylvester N. [Whitney], and Flavilla Alden of S., [married] Dec. 22, 1840," according to Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1931).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 505, page 51.

4.^  "_______ [Whitney], d. Sylvester N., mechanic, and Flavilla, both of Shelburne Falls, at Shelburne Falls, [born] Feb. 26, 1844," according to Shelburne 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 4, page 193.

5.^  "Lura Flavilla [Whitney], b Shelburne Falls, d. Sylvester N. and Flavilla, remittent fever, bur. Shelburne Falls, d. Apr. 1, 1846, a. 2 y. 1 m. 5 d.," according to Shelburne 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 20, page 140.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 96, page 307.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 138, page 305.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 168, page 286.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 183, page 301.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 183, page 300.


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