Family:Whitney, Varnum (1818-1850)

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Varnum7 Whitney (Artemas6, John5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Artemas6 and Rebecca (Smith) Whitney, was born 26 May 1818, Shirley, MA,[1] and died 6 Oct 1850, Lunenburg, MA, aged 33 years 4 months 17 days, of fits.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 7 Dec 1844, Lunenburg, MA, for him and Abigail C. Parker, "both of Lunenburg".[3] He married, 25 or 26 Dec 1844, Lowell, MA, Abigail Cunningham Parker,[4] daughter of Elisha and Eunice (Gould) Parker. She was born 31 May 1812, Lunenburg, MA, and died 8 Sep 1894, Lunenburg, MA, aged 81 years 3 months 8 days, paralyzed.[5]

Children of Varnum7 and Abigail C. (Parker) Whitney:

i. Henry Hayes8 Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1845, Lunenburg, MA;[6] Civil War; d. 22 Aug 1863, Memphis, TN.
ii. Thomas P. Whitney, b. 24 May 1848, Lunenburg, MA; d. after 1900, then unmarried.
iii. Albert J. Whitney, b. ca. May 1849; d. 22 Jul 1850, Lunenburg, MA, aged 1 year 2 months, of inflammation of the head.[7]
iv. Abby Frances Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1850, Lunenburg, MA;[8] m. 18 Aug 1866, Lunenburg, MA, John F. Howard, of Lunenburg, son of Wesley and Mary A. (-----) Howard, b. ca. 1843, Litchfield, ME.[9] He was in the teaming business, and was a soldier in the civil war.[10] Children:
a. Lulu Eva Howard, b. 17 Apr 1867, m. 21 Oct 1884, Leominster, MA, Walter H. McIntyre.
b. Minnie Louise Howard, b. 23 Jan 1870, m. 7 May 1890, Lunenburg, MA, George Henry Whitcomb.

Census

146 161 Varnum Whitney 40 M - $500 Unknown Abigail C. Whitney 38 F - Mass. Henry H. Whitney 4 M - Mass. Thomas P. Whitney 3 M - Mass. Elisha Parker 52 M - Mass. Abbas J. Whitney 1 M - Mass.

789 809 Abby C. Whitney 47 F - $400 $100 Mass. Henry H. " 15 M - " Attended school Abby F. " 9 F - " Attended school 810 Jonathan Burrage 75 M - Farmer $1000 $200 " Hannah " 71 F - " Mary B. " 50 F - " Harriet " 36 F - " Artemas P. " 31 M - $150 $300 " John W. " 12 M - " Attended school

576 579 Abel Cook 53 M - Farmer $3000 $700 Mass. Lucy " 51 F - " Adalade N. " 12 F - " Attended school Alonzo B. " 10 M - " Attended school Ella N. " 6 M - " Attended school Henry A. " 3 M - " Attended school Thomas Whitney 13 M - " Attended school Albert Sanderson 24 M - Farm Laborer " Harriett E. " 20 F - "

178 180 Abigail C. Whitney 51 F - Lunenburg, Mass. W Housekeeper - - - - - Thomas P. Whitney 18 M - Lunenburg, " S Laborer - - - - - Abby F. Whitney 14 F - Lunenburg, " " - - - - - Hattie O. Combs 7 F - Waltham, " " - - - - -

213 224 Howard, John F. 27 M W Teaming $150 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Abby F. 19 F W Keeping house Mass. -----, Lucla E. 3 F W " -----, Minnie L. 4/12 F W " Born in Jan Whitney, Abigal C. 57 F W No Occupation $500 -- "

95 129 Davis, George 50 M W Farmer $25000 $10000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, Thomas 23 M W Day Laborer " Male citizen over 21 ...

Abagail WHITNEY 67 Self F W W MA Keeping House MA MA Thomas P. WHITNEY 32 Son M S W MA Farmer MA MA

271 282 Whitney, Thomas P. Head W M May 1847 53 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Labor, Owns free farm

References

  • Census records.
  • Seth Chandler, History of the town of Shirley, Massachusetts, from its early settlement to A.D. 1882 (1883: Shirley, Mass., the author), p. 623.

1.^  "Varnum [Whitney], ch. Artemas and Rebecah, [born] May 26, 1818. [May 25, B.R.]," according to Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918).

2.^  "Varnum [Whitney], s. Artemas and Rebecca, [died] Oct. 6, 1850, a. 33 y. 4 m. 17 d., married, yeoman, bur. South Yard, of fits, b. Shirley," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 4, page 46.

3.^  "Varnum [Whitney], and Abigail C. Parker, both of Lunenburg, int. Dec. 7, 1844," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 96.

4.^  "Varnum [Whitney], and Abigail C. Parker, both of Lunenberg, [married] Dec. 26, 1844. (Intention not recorded)," 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 13, pages 42 and 43.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 447, page 651.

6.^  "Henry Hayes [Whitney], s. Varnum, farmer, and Abigail C., [born] July 27, 1845," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 4, page 3.

7.^  "Albert J. [Whitney], s. Varnum and Abigail, [died] July 22, 1850, a. 1 y. 2 m., bur. South Yard, of inflammation of the head, b. Lunenburg," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 4, page 46.

8.^  "Abby Frances [Whitney], d. Varnum, farmer, born Shirley, and Abigail, born Lunenburg, [born] Oct. 5, 1850," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 4, page 8.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 193.

10.^  Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity (Lewis Publishing Co., 1907), p. 49.


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