Family:Whitney, William (1791-1839)

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William8 Whitney (William7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William7 and Anna (Heywood) Whitney, was born 17 Sep 1791, Gardner, MA,[1] and died 23 Aug 1839, Templeton, MA.[2]

He married firstly, 10 May 1814, Gardner, MA, Sybil Clark Greenwood,[3] daughter of Jonathan and Sibyl (Holbrook) Greenwood. She was born 7 Nov 1792, baptized 30 Dec 1792, Gardner, MA. and died 1 Dec 1817, Templeton, MA, aged 25 years.[4]

He married secondly, 10 Feb 1819, Templeton, MA, Dulcena Turner,[5] daughter of Asa and Nabby (Baldwin) Turner. She was born 11 Feb 1795, Templeton, MA, and died 10 May 1884, Winchendon, MA, aged 89 years 2 months 28 days, of tabis mesenterica.[6]

William Whitney was born in Gardner, MA, and resided with his parents on their farm until his marriage, when he went to Templeton to reside. He conducted a large farm and kept a country tavern. It was a well known resort and farmers enroute to Boston with produce made his hotel their place for spending the night. There were no railroads then nearer than Boston. The farmers from the Green Mountain State came with loads of hogs, corn and maple sugar and droves of cattle, sheep and turkeys. In those early days the hotel keeper in the town was one of the most important personages. Mr. Whitney was a genial man, always kind to the poor, frequently giving loads of wood, hay and provisions to the needy. He was a Unitarian in religious belief, a kind man in his family and much respected and beloved by all. The house in which he resided is still standing and is a lovely summer home. A large pine grove near by, and the land broken by hills and valleys, adds greatly to the scenery. He resided Gardner and Templeton, MA.

Children of William8 and Sybil Clark (Greenwood) Whitney:

i. Betsey9 Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1815, Gardner, MA;[7] d. 27 Dec 1823, Templeton, MA, aged 9 years.[8]
ii. William Whitney, b. 10 May 1817; d. 29 May 1818, Templeton, MA, aged 1 year.[9]

Children of William8 and Delsenah (Turner) Whitney:

iii. Sibbel Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1820; d. 13 Dec 1823, Templeton, MA.[10]
iv. William Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1821; m. Nabby Day.
v. Sibbel Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1823, Templeton, MA; d. 22 Sep 1860, Templeton, MA, aged 37 years 2 months, of heart disease;[11] m.(1) 31 Dec 1846, Templeton, MA, Lysander Warren Benton "of Buckland",[12] b. ca. 1827, son of Horace and Nancy (-----) Benton;[13] d. 10 Nov 1851; m.(2) 27 May 1857, Templeton, MA, Lucius Baker, b. 28 Jan 1829, Gardner, MA, d. 18 Oct 1896, Templeton, MA, son of Luther and Harriet (-----) Baker. He married secondly, 21 December 1868, Templeton, MA, Georianna W. Nash. They resided in Templeton, MA, on the farm owned by her father. He was a woodenware manufacturer. Children:
a. Luella Sibbel Benton, b. ca. 15 Sep 1847; d. 1 Jun 1849, ae. 1 year 8 months and 15 days.
b. Austin Warren Benton, b. ca. 24 Oct 1848; , d. 15 Jun 1849, ae. 7 months and 21 days.
c. Warren L. Benton, b. 7 Jul 1849; P.O. address Thompsonville, CT
d. Luella Sibbel Benton, b. 19 Feb 1850; m. 31 Dec 1868; d. 3 Feb 1878; James J. Fairbanks, b. 5 Jun 1848; address Chestnut St., Gardner, MA. Children:
1. Winifred Fairbanks, b. 8 Jan 1878, Gardner, MA.
e. Lucas Lee Baker, b. 19 May 1859 (twin), Templeton, MA; address East Templeton, MA; m. 6 Jul 1887, Holliston, MA, Winnie Belle Walker.
f. Anna Lucinda Baker, b. 19 May 1859 (twin), Templeton, MA; d. 14 Mar 1860.
h. Byron Ellis Baker, b. 3 Sep 1860, Swampscott, MA; d. 16 Sep 1881.
vi. George Washington Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1825; d. 13 Nov 1826, Templeton, MA, aged 20 months. [14]
vii. Betsey Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1830, Templeton, MA; d. 28 Feb 1909, 37 Walnut Place, Newtonville, Newton, MA, aged 78 years 10 months 13 days, of malignant growth (kidney);[15] m. 13 Sep 1847, Templeton, MA, Charles W. Weller,[16] b. 15 May 1826, son of Arden and Clarinda (-----) Weller. He served as a soldier in the civil war for one year and six months and was discharged for disability. He d., from injuries received in the war, 4 Sep 1871, after ten years of suffering. She resided High St. Winchendon, MA. Children:
a. Florella B. Weller, b. 20 Oct 1848, Templeton, MA [given name omitted]; d. 7 Jul 1872.
b. Arden Elonzo Weller, b. 8 Apr 1851, Templeton, MA; d. 20 Jul 1854, Templeton, MA.
c. Melphia Sibbel Weller, b. 1 Aug 1853, Templeton, MA; d. 21 Jul 1854, Templeton, MA.
d. Emma Melphia Weller, b. 27 Aug 1854, Templeton, MA; m. 28 Jun 1883, Palmer, MA, S. W. French; resided Bowers St., Newtonville, MA.
viii. Washington Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1832, Templeton, MA; "of Templeton" m. 26 Oct 1852, Barre, MA, Sarah A. Hobbs, of Hubbardston, b. ca. 1833, Hubbardston, MA, dau. of William and Elmira (-----) Hobbs;[17] resided Springfield, MA; P.O. box 222.

Census

129 155 Dalana Whitney 55 F - $1000 Massachusetts Washington " 17 M - Farmer " 156 Charles W. Weller 24 M - Cane Splitter Vermont Betsey " 20 F - Massachusetts Florella " 8/12 F - "

10 15 Charles W. Weller 29 M - Churn Ma. Vt. Betsey Weller 25 F - Mass. Lorena B. Weller 5 F - " Emma M. Weller 1 F - " 16 Washington Whitney 22 M - Churn Manufr. " Sarah A. Whitney 22 F - " Dulcena Whitney 60 F - " 17 Merrill Williams 36 M - Laborer " Abby F. Williams 27 F - " Josephine A. Williams 6 F - " Lucy A. Williams 2 F - "

80 105 Albert Bryant 45 M - Mechanic $2000 $300 Mass. Caroline P. " 39 F - " 106 Washington Whitney 27 M - Tub & Chum Mfg. $100 $300 " Sarah A. " 27 F - " Dulcenah " 65 F - $1800 $300 "

236 301 Whitney, Washington 37 M W Chair Manufacturer $8000 $6000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Sarah A. 37 F W Keeping House " " Dulcena 75 F W No Occupation " Meason, Ellen 26 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born McBride, Mike 16 M W Laborer Canada West Parents foreign born, Attended school

Betsey W. WELLER 50 Self F W W MA Keeps House & Dress Maker MA MA Emma M. WELLER 25 Dau F S W MA Music Teacher --- MA Dulcina WHITNEY 85 Moth F W W MA MA MA

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Anne, [born] Sept. 17, 1791," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

2.^  "William [Whitney], [died] Aug. 23, 1839, a. 48. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

3.^  "William [Whitney] Jr. and Sible Clark Greenwood, [married] May 10, 1814," according to Gardner Vital Records.

4.^  "Sibbyl [Whitney], w. William, [died] Dec. 1, 1817, a. 25. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records.

5.^  "William [Whitney] and Dulcena Turner, [married] Feb. 10, 1819," according to Templeton 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 357, page 474.

7.^  "Betsy [Whitney], d. William and Sibella Clark, [born] April 16, 1815," according to Gardner Vital Records.

8.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. William, [died] Dec. 27, 1823, a. 9. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records.

9.^  "William [Whitney], s. William, [died] May 29, 1818, a. 1. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records.

10.^  "Sybbil [Whitney], d. William and Dulcena, [died] Dec. 13, 1823. C.R.," according to Templeton 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 140, page 246.

12.^  "Sibel [Whitney] (d. William and Dulcena, a. 21) and Lisander Warren Benton of Buckland, [married] Dec. 31, 1846," according to Templeton Vital Records.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 25, page 200.

14.^  "George Washington [Whitney], s. William and Dulcena, [died] Nov. 13, 1826, a. 20 mo. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1909/74 (Death), page 114, and volume 1909/102, page 421.

16.^  "Betsey [Whitney] (d. William and Dulcena. a. 17), and Charles W. Wilder, [married] Sept. 13, 1847," according to Templeton 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 31, page 245.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 170.


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