Family:Whitney, Theodore (1807-a1884)
Theodore7 Whitney (Joel6, Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Joel6 and Abigail (Holden)(Merriam) Whitney, was born 2 Apr 1807, Westminster, MA, and died 19 Oct 1894, Brattleboro, VT [recorded at Westminster, MA], aged 87 years, of heart disease.
He married, 4 Nov 1835, Westminster, MA, Betsey Wheeler, daughter of Josiah and Betsey (Puffer) Wheeler. She was born 4 Jan 1814, and died 31 Mar 1884, Westminster, MA, aged 70 years 2 months 27 days, of scrofulous disease of bones.
Theodore Whitney, married Betsey, daughter of Josiah and Betsey (Puffer) Wheeler, and settled on a small place near his childhood home, but later in life, purchased the Luke Bigelow estate half a mile north of the village, where he resided till after the decease of his wife. A misfortune in his early manhood made him more or less a cripple for life. He has been a worthy, respected citizen of the town, having held the office of assessor some fifteen years. For some time past he has resided with surviving daughter at Brattleboro, VT; resided Brattleboro, VT, 49 Green st.
Heywood says the following:
- "Whitney, Theodore7, youngest bro. of the last two, m. Betsey (46), dau. of Josiah and Betsey (Puffer) Wheeler, Nov. 4, 1835, and set. on a small place near his childhood home, but later in life purchased the Luke Bigelow estate half a mile north of the village, where he res. till after the decease of his wife, which occurred March 31, 1884. A misfortune in his early manhood made him more or less a cripple for life. He has been a worthy, respected citizen of the town, having held the office of Assessor some 15 years. For some time past he has res. with his surviving dau., at Brattleboro', Vt."
Children of Theodore7 and Betsey (Wheeler) Whitney:
i. Theodore8 Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1838; d. same day. ii. Ellen Maria Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1841, Westminster, MA; d. 26 Nov 1842, Westminster, MA, aged 1 year 5 months 16 days. iii. Mary Jones Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1843, Westminster, MA; m. 18 Oct 1866, Westminster, MA, Julius8 Whitney, of Fitchburg, MA.
- 1840, Westminster, Worcester Co., MA: Theodore Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 10-14; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Westminster, Worcester Co., MA:
193 234 Theodore Whitney 43 M - Chairmaker $900 Massachusetts Betsey " 36 F - " Mary J. " 7 F - " Attended school Martha M. Wheeler 21 F - "
176 200 Whitney Theodore 48 M - Chairmaker Mass. " , Betsey 41 F - " " , Mary 12 F - " Wheeler Harriet 23 F - "
118 125 Theodore Whitney 53 M - Chair Maker $1000 $500 Massachusetts Betsy " 46 F - " Mary J. " 17 F - Chair Seater " " Attended school Harriet F. Wheeler 26 F - Domestic "
315 357 Theodore Whitney 58 M - Westminster, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Betsey Whitney 51 F - " " M Housekeeper - - - - - Mary I. Whitney 21 F - " " S Domestic - - - - - Harriet F. Wheeler 32 F - " " " " - - - - -
182 234 Whitney, Theodore 63 M W Farmer $1500 $925 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Betsey 56 F W Keeping House Mass. Wheeler, Harriet F. 37 F W Domestic Mass.
Teodore WHITNEY 73 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Betsey WHITNEY 66 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 290.
1.^ "Theodore [Whitney], s. Joel and Abigail, [born] Apr. 2, 1807," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).
6.^ William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), p. 930.
8.^ "Ellen Maria [Whitney], d. Theodore and Betsey, [died] Nov. 26, 1842, a. 1y. 5m. 16d.," according to Westminster 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 3, page 291.
9.^ "Mary Jones [Whitney], d. Theodore and Betsey, [born] June 2, 1843," according to Westminster 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 242.