Family:Whitney, William (1803-1835)
Marriage intentions were published 10 Sep 1831, Cambridge, MA, for him and, Adeline Richardson "of Brookfield". He married, 29 Sep 1831, Boston, MA, Adeline Richardson, daughter of James Clarke and Betsey (Bennett) Richardson. She was born 9 Apr 1812, Brookfield, MA, and died 15 Aug 1895, Cambridge, MA, aged 83 years 4 months. She married secondly, 4 Jun 1840, Boston, MA, John Howe Trowbridge, son of John and Sally (Howe) Trowbridge, born 9 May 1807, Cambridge, MA.
Children of William7 and Adeline (Richardson) Whitney:
i. William8 Whitney, b. ca. 1834; bp. 1 Oct 1837, Cambridge, MA, aged 3 years,; d. in the west, aged 45 years.
Who might have been the Mrs. William Whitney who was bur. 12 Aug 1838, Cambridge, MA, aged 26 years? Not Adeline (Richardson) Whitney, for certain.
252 289 John Trowbridge 38 M - Gentleman $156000 Massachusetts Adeline do 37 F - do Attended school Elinor do 8 F - do Attended school John do 6 M - do Adeline do 5 F - do Gertrude do 3 F - do William Whitney 16 M - $5000 Massachusetts Catherine Hagan 20 F - Ireland
This was son William Whitney, Jr., living with his mother, step-father, and half-siblings.
- 1860, son William not found.
- 1870, son William not found.
- 1880, son William not found. A possibility is a William Whitney in Santa Fe, NM, aged 45, a railroad conductor, married, but living alone.
- Census records.
1.^ "William [Whitney], s. Israel and Phebe, [born] Nov. 15, 1803," according to Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, Containing Boston Births From A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800, vol. 24 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1894), p. 352.
2.^ "William [Whitney] and Adeline Richardson of Brookfield, int. Sept. 10, 1831," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).