Family:Whitney, William (1795-1848)

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William7 Whitney (Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel Ruggles6 and Abigail (Frothingham) Whitney, was born 20 Oct 1795, Watertown, MA,[1] was baptized 25 Oct 1795, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 4 or 6 Jan 1848, aged 52 or 51 years, of paralysis.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 26 Aug 1826, Cambridge, MA, for him and Elizabeth H. White. [4] He married, 10 Sep 1826, Boston, MA, Elizabeth H. White,[5] daughter of Sewell and Betsey (Holden) White. She was born about 16 Sep 1805, Boston, MA, and died 12 Nov 1865, Newton, MA, aged 60 years 1 month 26 days, of dropsy.[6]

Children of William and Elizabeth H. (White) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. William S. Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1828, Cambridge, MA;[7] d. 29 Sep 1882, Boston, MA, aged 54 years 3 months, of accidental fall and skull fracture, insurance agent, res. Ashburton Place, Boston, father William, b. Watertown, mother Betsey, b. Boston;[8] m. 14 Nov 1860, St John´s Church Evangelical Lutheran, Phildelphia, PA, Anna Keleher Potts, daughter of Nathan Rhoads and Mary Ann (Cole) Potts, b. 6 Oct 1831, Philadelphia, PA, d. 5 Aug 1903, Philadelphia, PA, aged 72 years, bur. Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
ii. Alfred Henry Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1830, Cambridge, MA;[9] d. 8 Apr 1833, Cambridge, MA, aged 3 years, of scarlet fever.[10]
iii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1837, Cambridge, MA;[11] d. 15 Apr 1849, Cambridge, MA, aged 12 years, of scarlet fever, or d. 13 Apr 1849, Cambridge, MA [given name omitted, recorded at Watertown], aged 12 years, of dysentery.[12]

Census

1344 1547 Nathaniel R. Whitney 67 M - Clerk $2500 Mass. Sarah " 66 F - " Edward " 35 F - Plaster & Grind Stones " Sarah W. " 33 F - " Ann R. " 29 F - " Catharine McCord 25 F - Ireland Susan Price 10 F - Nova Scotia 1345 1548 Elizabeth H. Whitney 48 F - $2500 Mass. William S. " 22 M - Clerk "

751/1046 Hannah Tufts 64 F - Mass. Geo. F. " 29 M - Clerk " Alfred " 26 M - Civil Engineer " Sarah C. " 22 F - " Herbert Curtis 30 M - Bank Off. " S. M. Barton 26 M - Bank Off. Vermont Elizabeth H. Whitney 49 F - Mass. Cath. Reardon 23 F - Ireland

382 496 Daniel Lincoln 69 M - Farmer Mass. Eliza Lincoln 67 F - " Wm. S. Whitney 28 M - Laborer "

Boarding House 734 1191 Wilson, William H. 70 M W No Business Canada Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Wilson, Beulah H. 53 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Charles E. 27 M W (Wh.) Woollens Co. " Male citizen over 21 -----, Henry H. 26 M W Clerk in Store " Male citizen over 21 -----, Walter L. 19 M W Clerk in Store " -----, Grace L. 16 F W Attends School " Attended school -----, Richard M. 31 M W (Wh.) Shoe Findings Store " Male citizen over 21 -----, Helen R. 23 F W At Home " -----, Richard G. 1 M W At Home " -----, Margaret 68 F W At Home Canada Parents foreign born Riley, Ellen 25 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Connors, Katy 24 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Whitney, Wm. S. 35 M W Life Insurance Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Anna 28 F W At Home Penn. Parker, Maynard A. 35 M W (Wh.) Produce Dealer N. Brunswick Parents foreign born -----, Ruth 35 F W At Home Mass. -----, Authur 16 M W Attends School " Attended school Wightman, Luther A. 25 M W (Rt.) Hardware " James, Anna A. 45 F W School Teacher " Walker, Harry 20 M W Clerk in Store " Jones, Reginald H. 25 M W Book Keeper Canada Parents foreign born

B.R. WILSON 62 Self F W W MA Housekeeper MA MA Margaret WILSON 78 Sis F S W QUEBEC At Home SCOT SCOT Chas. E. WILSON 37 Son M S W MA QUEBEC MA Walter L. WILSON 29 Son M S W MA Clerk In Store QUEBEC MA E. Marion WILSON 34 Dau F S W MA At Home QUEBEC MA Grace L. WILSON 26 Dau F S W MA At Home QUEBEC MA Mattie D. WILSON 17 GDau F S W CT At School MA ENG Luther H. WIGHTMAN 35 Oth M S W MA Hd. Ware Mcht. MA MA Julia T. HEALY 16 Oth F S W MA Servant N.B. IRE Mary MALLAHAN 24 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Martha SWANTON 22 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Kate MCHUGH 17 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Morton DEXTER 33 Oth M S W NH Ass. Ed. Of Cong. MA MA Wm. S. WHITNEY 45 Oth M M W MA Live & Fire Ins. Agt. MA MA Anna K. WHITNEY 35 Oth F M W PA At Home PA PA J.R. CACICEDO 25 Oth M S W SPAIN Clerk In Store SPAIN SPAIN Albert H. HOWLAND 35 Oth M S W MA Civil Engineer MA MA James M. KENNEDY 32 Oth M S W MA Clerk In Store ME ME Francis W. FLITNER 38 Oth M M W ME Wool Dealer ME ME Susan FLITNER 35 Oth F M W ME At Home ME ME (Continued)

References

1.^  "William Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1795," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 184.

2.^  "25 Oct 1795, William, s. of Nathl R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 175.

3.^  "William [Whitney], b. in Watertown, [died] Jan 4, 1848, a. 52y. Md. Paralysis. (d. Jan. 6, 1848, a. 51y., C.R.10.)," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915). Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 33, page 10.

4.^  "William [Whitney] and Elizabeth H. White, int. Aug. 26, 1826," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 589, page 216.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 184, page 135.

7.^  "William S. [Whitney], s. of William and Elizabeth, [born] June 15, 1828," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 339, page 252.

9.^  "Alfred Henry [Whitney], s. of William and Elizabeth, [born] Aug. 11, 1830," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

10.^  "Alfred Henry [Whitney], s. of W[illia]m and Eliz[abe]th, [died] Apr. 8, 1833, a. 3y. Scarlet fever. C.R.10," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

11.^  "Mary Elizabeth [Whitney], d. of William and Elizabeth H., [born] Mar. 2, 1837," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

12.^  "Mary E. [Whitney], d. of W[illia]m, dec., [died] Apr. 15, 1849, a. 12y. Scarlet fever. C.R.10," according to Cambridge 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 40, page 282.


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