Family:Whitney, William (1784-1859)

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William6 Whitney (Joshua5, Benjamin4, Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Joshua5 and Dorothy (Knowlton) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1784, Hartford, CT, and died 14 Nov 1859.[1][2][3]

He married, 24 Mar 1808, Norwich, VT, Prudence Brown,[4] daughter of Samuel and Prudence (Sawyer) Brown. She was born 14 Nov 1790,[5] Norwich, VT, and died 20 Oct 1856, Boston, MA, aged 65 years 11 months 25 days, of debility.[6]

He resided Norwich, VT.

Children of William6 and Prudence (Brown) Whitney:

i. Henry Joshua7 Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1812; m.(1) Margaret Conroy; m.(2) Hannah Conroy.
ii. Dorothy Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1815; d. 1 May 1832.
iii. Samuel Brown Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1817; m. Sarah Brown.
iv. William Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1819, Norwich, VT; m. Sophronia Lucy Knox.
v. Alfred Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1821; m. Edna N. Haskell.
vi. Lewis L. Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1824, Norwich, VT;[7] m. Hannah H. Clapp.
vii. Joseph Paul Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1826, Norwich, VT;[8] m. Troy G. Hope.
viii. Mary Electa Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1828, Norwich, VT;[9] d. 8 Jan 1885, East Douglas, MA; m.(1) John Somes, b. ca. 1794; d. 21 Jun 1855, Boston, MA, aged 61 years; m.(2) 9 Jul 1855, Douglas, MA, William H. Taft, son of Adna Taft, b. ca. 1830, Douglas, MA; resided Boston. Son John L. Somes resided 19 Florence St., Worcester, MA.
ix. Anna Weltha Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1830, Norwich, VT;[10] d. 19 Mar 1889, Boston, MA, aged 58 years 2 months 2 days, of hemiplegia;[11] buried Upham's Corners, Dorchester, MA; m. 9 Sep 1855, Boston, MA, Frank L. Penney, b. ca. 1833, Belgrade, ME, son of George H. Penney.[12]
x. Levi Charles Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1832, Norwich, VT;[13] m. Eliza Evans.

Census

16 17 Bela Buel 44 M - Farmer $3500 N.H. Almina " 40 F - Mass. Bela H. " 14 M - N.H. Attended school Charles H. " 8 M - Vt. Attended school Truman B. R. " 3 M - " Anna Buel 63 F - N.H. Insane Artabel Johnson 17 F - Vt. Attended school Loran Olds 13 M - " Attended school William Whitney 66 M - None Conn.

1515 2373 Saml. B. Whiting 32 M - Carpenter Vermont Sarah " 28 F - Maine Alfred B. " 3 M - Mass. Sarah J. " 7/12 F - do Alfred " 29 M - do Vermont Edna " 21 F - Maine Levi " 19 M - Apprentice Vermont Ann W. " 20 F - do Luther C. Sanderson 34 M - Hatter Mass. (Mrs.) " 25 F - N. Hamp. Ellen Conner 15 " - Ireland Julia O'Brien 22 " - do

These are children Samuel, Alfred, Levi, and Ann.

1011 2190 W. H. Taft 24 M - Clerk Mass. Mary E. Taft 25 F - " J. L. Somes 8 M - " Mary H. Somes 5 F - " Henry B. Somes 4 M - " Prudence Whitney 63 F - " Anna Whitney 26 F - " Mary Murphy 23 F - Ireland Anna Murphy 20 F - " Ellen Mahony 19 F - "

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], _____, [born] 1784. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

2.^  Coroner's Book No. 4, Norwich Historical Society, Norwich, VT, p93:

Whitney, William
Tenth record. Date of death: November 14, 1859.
Age (years, months, days): 76,9,20.
Place of death: District No. 5
Disease or cause of death: consumption
Sex and condition: male, pauper
Occupation of male over 15 years: farmer

3.^  1860 Mortality Schedule.

4.^  Town records, Vol 1-3, 1761-1895, Norwich, Vermont, FHL#28587, page 315. "Be it remembered that at Norwich in the county aforesaid on the 24th day of March in the year of our Lord 1808 William Whitney and Prudence Brown both of said Norwich were duly joined in marriage by me Pierce Burton Justice of the Peace". Also, Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  "Prudence [_____] [Whitney], w. of William, [born] _____, 1790. G.R.3," according to Cambridge 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 104, page 77.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

10.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 90.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 89, page 103.

13.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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