Family:Whitney, William (1785-1852)

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William7 Whitney (Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Silas6 and Sarah (Withington) Whitney, was born 5 Aug 1785, Ashburnham, MA, and died 28 Jul 1852, Ashburnham, MA, aged 67 years, of breach.[1]

He married firstly, 22 May 1808, Ashburnham, MA, Lucy Brooks.[2] She was born about 1785. Westminster, MA, and died 4 or 30 Dec 1829, Ashburnham, MA, aged 44 years.[3]

Intentions of marriage were published 30 Apr 1830, Ashburnham, MA, for him and Mary Bemis "of Royalston".[4] Marriage intentions were published 18 May 1830, Royalston, MA, for him "of Ashburnham" and "Mrs." Mercy Bemis.[5] He married secondly, 7 May 1830, Mrs. Mercy (Burgess) Bemis, daughter of Ebenezer and Anna (Fairbank) Burgess. She was born 9 Apr 1791, Harvard, MA, and died 30 Nov 1890, Fitchburg, MA, aged 99 years 7 months 21 days, of old age.[6] She had married firstly, 9 May 1813, Royalston, MA, Jonas Bemis.

He resided Ashburnham, MA.

Children of William7 and Lucy (Brooks) Whitney, all born Ashburnham, MA:

i. William8 Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1809;[7] m.(1) Julia Emerson; m.(2) Mrs. Catherine H. Courtney.
ii. Silas Whitney, b. 26 May 1811;[8] m.(1) Susan M. Eddy; m.(2) Mary E.7 Whitney.
iii. George Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1814;[9] m. Mary E. Wedge.
iv. Lucy Caroline Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1818;[10] d. 14 Oct 1908, Ashburnham, MA, aged 91 years 9 months 17 days, of old age;[11] m. 7 May 1837, Alonzo L. Willard, b. 1 Jun 1812; resided Ashburnham, MA. Children:
a. Albert T. Willard, b. 22 Feb 1838; m. Wealthy Kendall; resided Bethel, VT.
b. William H. Willard, b. 4 Mar 1842; m. Mary C. Barrell.
c. Herbert A. Willard, b. 1 Dec 1844; m. Julia Brown; resided Ansonia, CT.
d. Lucy C. Willard, b. 9 Sep 1850; m. George E. Newton; resided Waltham, MA.
v. Mary Catherine Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1820,[12] Ashburnham, MA; m.(1) (int. 27 Jul 1841, Fitchburg, MA[13]) 15 Jul 1841, Ashburnham, MA, William Brown "of Fitchburg"; m.(2) 3 Jun 1867, Fitchburg, MA, Charles Davis, b. ca. 1819, Winchendon, MA, son of Eleazer and Mary (-----) Davis.[14]

Child of William7 and Mercy (Burgess)(Bemis) Whitney:

vi. Sarah Ann8 Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1831;[15] m. 5 Apr 1849, Ashburnham, MA, Newton Hayden, b. 5 Dec 1827, son of Luther and Betsey (-----) Hayden;[16] resided Fitchburg, MA. Children:
a. Ella M. Hayden, b. 29 Dec 1849; m. Charles A. Smith.
b. William P. Hayden, b. 14 Jul 1852.
c. Minnie B. Hayden, b. 2 Nov 1868.

Census

6 6 William Whitney 65 M - Farmer $3500 Massachusetts Mercy " 59 F - " Newton Hayden 22 M - Farmer " Sarah A. " 19 F - " Mercy E. " 3/12 F - "

12 16 Newton Hayden 27 M - Chair Maker Mass. Sarah A. Hayden 24 F - Mass. Ella M. Hayden 5 F - Mass. William T. Hayden 3 M - Mass. Mercy Whitney 64 F - Mass.

246 268 Newton Hayden 31 M - Merchang $1500 $2000 Massachusetts Sarah " 29 F - " Ella Hayden 10 F - Massachusetts Attended school Willie " 8 M - " Attended school Mercy Whitney 68 F - "

Newton HAYDEN 52 Self M M W MA Works Chair Shop MA MA Sarah HAYDEN 49 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Minnie HAYDEN 11 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA Mercy WHITNEY 89 MotL F W W MA MA MA

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 68, page 91.

2.^  "William [Whitney] and Lucy Brook, [married] May 24, 1808," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

3.^  "Lucy [Whitney], w. William, [died] Dec. 30, 1829. [Dec. 4, a. 44, G.S.1]," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

4.^  "William [Whitney] and Mary Bemis of Royalston, int. April 30, 1830," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

5.^  "William [Whitney] of Ashburnham and Mrs. Mercy Bemis, int. May 18, 1830," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1906).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 411, page 487.

7.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Lucy, [born] July 22, 1809," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

8.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. William and Lucy, [born] May 26, 1811," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

9.^  "George [Whitney], s. William and Lucy, [born] April 6, 1814," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

10.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. William and Lucy, [born] Dec. 27, 1818," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/2, page 397.

12.^  "Catherine [Whitney], d. William and Lucy, [born] Feb. 3, 1820," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

13.^  "Mary C. [Whitney] of Ashburnham and William Brown, [marriage intentions] July 27, 1841," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 193.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 201, page 205.

15.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney], d. William and Mercy, his second w., [born] April 30, 1831," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 302.


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