Family:Whitney, William (1823-1864)

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William7 Whitney (Charles6, Samuel5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Charles6 and Sally Forrester (Stanton)(Harding) Whitney, was born 7 Feb 1823, St. John, NB, and died 18 Nov 1863, at sea, off Cape Hatteras. He was buried at sea.

He married, 4 Jul 1844, Boston, MA, Mary Mitchell,[1] daughter of John and Jane (Davey) Mitchell. She was born 5 Oct 1821, Plymouth, Devonshire, England, was baptized 3 Dec 1821, Devonport Morice, Devonshire, England, and died 21 Jun 1914, Bellefontaine, MO. She married secondly, 11 Jul 1868, Boston, MA, Solomon W. Houston, son of Robert and Elizabeth (-----) Houston, born about 1821, Bergen Point, NY, a trader, as his second wife.[2] He died 8 Sep 1878, Wendell, MA, of asphyxia. Thereafter she resumed the name of Whitney.

Phoenix says the following:

"William Whitney, b. in St. John, N.B., 7 Feb. 1823; married 4 July 1844, in Boston, Mass., Mary Mitchell. He died in 1864."

Children of William7 and Mary (Mitchell) Whitney:

i. William John7 Whitney, b. Apr 1845, St. John, NB; m. Rosa Jennings.
ii. Mary Jeanette Whitney, b. 11 May 1847, St. John, NB; d. 29 Sep 1924, St. Louis, MO; m.(1) Robert Renwick; m.(2) 15 Aug 1883, St. Louis, MO, James Rollins Phillips; was living with her mother, at 11 Lindall, Place, Boston, MA, in 1874.
iii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1849, St. John, NB; m. Mary J. Canning.
iv. James Frederick Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1850, St. John, NB; d. 21 Apr 1919, Cambridge, MO, or Cambridge, MA; was living at 75 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, in 1874. Not found in U.S. census records.
v. Henry Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1852, St. John, NB; m.(1) Mary L. Fowler; m.(2) Sarah Jane Currie; m.(3) Margaret Rebecca McManus.
vi. Charles Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1855, St. John, NB; d. 1 Apr 1924, Westerly, RI; m. 30 Aug 1909, Stonington, CT, Minnie Jordan; was living at 2 Commonwealth Avenue, or 82 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA, in 1872.
vii. George Edward Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1859, Halifax, NS; d. 3 Jul 1934, Buffalo, NY; son of "William H. & Anna", m.(1) 23 Jul 1881, Providence, RI, Cordelia Aloysius Flynn,[3] d. 10 Dec 1906, Boston, MA, dau. of Francis and Bridget (O'Malley) Flynn;[4] m.(2) 16 Jan 1926, Plainfield, NJ, Laura Augusta Brown Armstrong; was living at 75 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, in 1874; in 1884 was a photographer at 16 Melrose St.; in 1886 was a printer at 108 G St. Children:
a. Geraldine8 Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1884, Boston, MA;[5] d. 23 Jul 1884, Boston, MA, aged 9 days, of premature birth.[6]
b. George Wendell Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1886, Boston, MA.[7]

Notes

No record of William and Mary's marriage has been found in Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

By 1880, Mary (Mitchell)(Whitney) Houston had gone back to using the Whitney surname.

Census

Mary WHITNEY 45 Self F W W ENG Dress Maker ENG ENG George E. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W N.S. Photographer ENG ENG

65 131 Whitney, Benjamin Head W M Nov 1855 44 m12 Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) 1870, 30 yrs, nat., plumber, rents house -----, Mary Wife W F May 1860 40 mar 12 0ch 0liv Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) -----, Mary Moth W F May 1827 73 8ch 1liv England England England Immig. 1840 Kimbel, Eugene Srvt B M Mar 1862 38 wid Georgia Georgia Georgia Servant Perry, Dora Srvt B F Jun 1865 34 sgl Missouri Mississippi Missouri Kook, illiterate Forster, Stud Srvt B M Apr 1883 17 sgl Alabama Illinois Illinois Driver Ellis, Robert Ldgr W M Aug 1865 34 sgl Illinois Missouri --- Carpenter

  • 1910, 3102 North Market Street, St. Louis Ward 19, St. Louis (independent city), MO:

104 153 Whitney, Benjamin Head M W 56 sgl Canada Eng Canada Eng Canada Eng immigrated 1876, nat., Plumber in Plumbing shop, rents house Whitney, Mary Moth F W 90 wid 9ch 8lv England England England immigrated 1830 None 154 Coyne, Micheal J. Head M W 38 m1 13 Missouri Ireland Ireland Iron worker, Boiler shop, rents house Coyne, Ethel Wife F W 30 m1 13 0ch 0lv Missouri Missouri Illinois None

References

1.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I01198-2.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 210, page 84.

3.^  Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/20, page 609.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 351, page 30.

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 182.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 369, page 84.


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