Family:Whitney, Timothy (1766-1841)

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Timothy6 Whitney (Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Timothy5 and Alice (Whitney) Whitney,[1] was born 22 Apr 1766, Petersham, MA,[2] and died 14 Feb 1841, Lanesborough, MA.

He married firstly, 20 Apr 1790, Lenox, MA, Lois Baker. She was born 30 May 1770, and died 2 Mar 1826.

He married secondly, Mrs. Smith.

Timothy Whitney was born in Petersham, MA, but moved to Lanesborough early in life. He had all his children by his first wife, Lois Baker. He was a medium sized man, rather stocky in his old age, bald-headed, blue-eyed, very amiable, and fond of children, jolly, popular, and respected. He was the chief merchant in Lanesborough and postmaster for many years; also Register of Deeds for Berkshire County. He was a fine penman, accurate, and methodical. Was a prominent member of the Congregational Church. He resided Petersham, Otis, and Lanesborough, MA.

Children of Timothy6 and Lois (Baker) Whitney:

i. Silas7 Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1792, Lanesborough, MA;[3] d. 16 Apr 1807, Lanesborough, MA;[4] unmarried.
ii. Sophia Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1796, Lanesborough, MA;[5] "Sophia (Whitney) Habbard" d. 7 or 9 Sep 1863, Pittsfield, MA, aged 67 years, of typhoid fever;page 50 m. Henry Hubbard. He was born 22 May 1783, Sheffield, MA; d. 25 Dec 1863. He was a leading lawyer there.
Ch.: Henry, b. 21 Jan 1816; d. unknown; Douglas S., b. 21 Jan 1817; d. 19 Sep 1885; John W., b. 9 Jan 1819; resided Waterville, NY; Sophia, b. 2 Apr 1820; d. 21 Mar 1826; Elizabeth A., b. 1 May 1822; m. Jun 1864, Albany, NY, Joseph E. A. Smith, b. 4 Feb 1822. He is the well known historian; resided Pittsfield; Frances, b. 9 Sep 1825; d. 1825; Fred, b. 1 Nov 1826; d. Jan 1890. Agnes, child of Douglas, resided Brooklyn, NY; Harry T., child of Fred, resided New York City.
iii. Franklin Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1797, Lanesborough, MA;[6] d. 1 Nov 1803, Lanesborough, MA.[7]
iv. Richard Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1800, Lanesborough, MA;[8] m. Clarissa Tower.
v. Eliza Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1802, Lanesborough, MA;[9] d. 8 Mar 1826, Lanesborough, MA;[10] m. 1823, Socrates Squier.
Ch.: George L., only child, b. 1824. He resides in Buffalo, NY; is president of the George L. Squier Mfg. Company, manufacturers of sugar, rice, and coffee machinery, agricultural implements, and mill engines.
vi. Frances Adelia Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1806, Lanesborough, MA;[11] d. 1874, Toledo, Ohio; m.(1) _______, m. (2) Obed Marshall. He was born 30 Oct. 1808, Nantucket, Mass., the son of Thomas Marshall and Sally (Gardner) Marshall; d. c. May 1838, alleged to have drowned in the Mississippi River. He was a doctor who moved west and established a homestead at Lake Lansing, Michigan with his brother Thomas, leaving Frances (who was pregnant at the time) and daughter Sarah behind with Frances' sister Sophia (Whitney) Hubbard and her husband in Pitsfield, Mass. Obed died before he could come back for Frances and their children.
Ch.: Sarah Frances, b. 30 May 1836, Charlestown, MA; d. 16 May 1923, Glen Ridge, NJ; m.(1) 24 Nov. 1862, Pittsfield, MA, Nehemiah Waterman (1839-1872), m.(2) 14 Dec 1874, John Hyde Peck (1838-1911), residing in New Britain, CT; Helen Elizabeth, b. 1837, Pittsfield, MA.

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References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Timothy [Whitney], s. Timothy and Alice, [born] Apr. 22, 1766," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester: The Systematic History Fund, 1904), p. 55]]

3.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, b. 20 Jul 1792," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

4.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, d. 16 Apr 1807," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

5.^  "Sophia [Whitney], d. of Timothy and Lois, b. 18 Feb 1796," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 165, page 50.

7.^  "Franklin [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, b. 18 Nov 1797," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

8.^  "Franklin [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, d. 1 Nov 1803," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

9.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, b. 2 Aug 1800," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

10.^  "Eliza [Whitney], d. of Timothy and Lois, b. 18 Sep 1802," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

11.^  "Eliza [Whitney], d. of Timothy and Lois, d. 8 Mar 1826," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

12.^  "Frances Adelia [Whitney], d. of Timothy and Lois, b. 13 Oct 1806," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.


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