Family:Whitney, William (1792-1859)

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William7 Whitney (Ezra6, Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Ezra6 and Betsey (Marshall) Whitney, was born about 9 Dec 1792, Boston, MA, was baptized 16 Dec 1792, Boston, MA,[1] and died 23 Sep 1859, Boston, MA, aged 66 years 9 months 14 days, of disease of heart, male, married, merchant, resided Boston, son of Ezra and Elizabeth.[2] He was buried in Lot 79, Cypress Avenue, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

He married, 29 Oct 1817, Northampton, MA, Sarah Butler,[3] daughter of William and Huldah (Brown) Butler. She was born about 25 Aug 1797, Northampton, MA, and died 15 Aug 1880, Northampton, MA, aged 82 years 11 months 20 days, of inanition.[4]

He was a merchant, and resided in Boston, MA.

Children of William7 and Sarah (Butler) Whitney, probably incomplete. The censuses indicates two sons older than Joseph and at least four daughters:

i. (prob.) William8 Whitney, b. ca. 1819, MA; m. Sarah Ann Scott.
ii. Frederick Whitney, b. ca. 1821, Boston, MA; d. 4 Sep 1848, Northampton, MA, aged 27 years; merchant;[5] bur. Lot 79, Cypress Ave., Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.[6]
iii. Joseph S. Whitney, b. ca. 1827; m. Anna B. Wood.
iv. Harriet C. Whitney, b. ca. 1829; d. 4 Aug 1848, aged 19 years;[7] bur. Lot 79, Cypress Ave., Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

Census

233 488 Wm. Whitney 55 M - Mercht. $16300 Mass. Sarah " 52 F - " Joseph S. " 23 M - Clerk " Elis. Whitney 84 F - Mass. Harriet " 59 F - " Cath. Shea 22 F - Ireld. Lasah Hawley 26 F - "

Living with him were his mother Elizabeth and sister Harriet.

742 1397 William Whitney 62 M - Mass. Sarah " 58 F - " Annet Strong 64 F - " Elizabeth Whitney 89 F - " Bridget Shue 20 F - Ireland Bridget Kief 24 F - "

548 823 Joseph Whitney 25 M - $3000 Mass. Anne " 24 F - " Fredk. " 3 M - " Sarah " 68 F - " Catherine " 28 F - Domestic Ire.

3274 4768 Joseph S. Whitney 37 M - Mass. M Insurance Agt. - - 1 1 - Ann B. " 33 F - " " - - - - - Frederick " 8 M - " S - - - - - Sarah " 67 F - " W None - - - - - Maria Thynne 33 " - Ire. S Servant - - - - - Mary Hayes 30 " - " " " - - - - -

91 112 Hungerford, Mary W F 76 wid Keeping house Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Caroline W F 40 Dau sgl At Home Mass. Mass. Mass. Whitney, Sarah W F 83 Sis wid Mass. Mass. Mass. Benjamin, Jane W F 65 Sis wid Mass. Mass. Mass. Ryan, Bridget W F 24 Svt sgl House work Ireland Ireland Ireland 113 Ray, Myron W M 46 mar Machinist N.H. N.H. N.H. ---, Emeline W F 42 Wife mar Dress Maker N.H. N.H. N.H. ---, George W M 23 Son sgl Clerk clothing Mass. Mass. Mass. ---, Ella W F 20 Dau sgl At Home Mass. Mass. Mass.

References

1.^  "Whitney, William, s. Ezra, bp. Dec. 16, 1792," according to Hollis Street Church Records, Boston, MA.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 131, page 62, and 1860 Mortality Schedule.

3.^  "William [Whitney], and Sarah Butler, m. 29 Oct 1817," according to Northampton, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 320, page 19.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 108.

6.^  "Frederick [Whitney], [died] Sept. 4, 1848, a. 27y. G.R.3," according to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

7.^  "Harriet C. [Whitney], [died] Aug. 4, 1848, a. 19y. G.R.3," according to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vital Records.


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