Family:Whitney, William (c1790-1853)

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William Whitney, parentage unknown (but see Notes below), was born about 1790, MA, and died 6 Jun 1853, aged 62 years. He was buried in Churchill Cemetery, Sheffield, MA.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 17 Oct 1819, Sheffield, MA, for him "of Salisbury, Ct." and Rebecca Sparks.[2] He married, 2 Nov 1819, Mount Washington, MA, Rebecca Sparks, daughter of Lemuel and Sarah (Parmenter) Sparks. She was born between 1800 and 1804 (age 16-26 in 1820, 20-29 in 1830), or about 1795 (per gravestone), and died 7 Nov 1850, Salisbury, CT, aged 55 years. She was buried in Churchill Cemetery, Sheffield, MA.[3]

In 1840 he had many probably-unrelated men living in his household.

Children of William and Rebecca (Sparks) Whitney, deduced from 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses, possibly incomplete:

i. Horace Whitney, b. ca. 1820; d. 1 Mar 1844; bur. Churchill Cemetery, Sheffield, MA.[4]
ii. Sarah A. Whitney, b. ca. 1821; m. 19 May 1841, Seth P. Huntley.
iii. Orrin Whitney, b. ca. 1825, MA, or Sep 1822, CT; m.(1) Phebe -----; m.(2) Lydia -----; m.(3) Ines J. Sheldon.
iv. Harriet Whitney, b. ca. 1827, CT; d. aft. 1908; m. 23 Oct 1855, James F. Brewer; res. New Haven and Southington, CT.
v. Emmeline Whitney, b. ca. 1829, CT; living 1850. Possibly the Emeline Whitney who lived in Sheffield, MA, in 1900, age 70, unmarried.
vi. Jeremiah Whitney, b. ca. 1830, CT; his given name is variously given as Jerry, Jarvis, Jairus, Jerry, or Gerry; d. 12 Jan 1908; m.(1) bef. 1850, Mary Ann Shook; m.(2) 30 Mar 1899, Mary Westfall; res. Ancram, Columbia Co., NY, 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1900.
vii. William Smith Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1833, CT; m. Virginia M. Stillman.
viii. George Whitney, b. ca. 1836, CT; d. 1903, Columbia Co., NY; m. bef. 1857, Catherine Spencer; res. Ancram, Columbia Co., NY.
ix. Frances E. Whitney, b. ca. 1838, CT; "Fanny" d. 22 Jan 1872, Southington, CT; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT; "Fanny" m. 2 Jan 1861, Southington, CT, Franklin Barnes Hayes.

Notes

It is possible that he was identical to William7 Whitney, son of Cornelius6 and Hannah (Green) Whitney.

Census

124 205 William Whitney 57 M - Laborer Mass. Orin " 25 M - " " Harriet " 23 F - Conn. Emmeline " 21 F - " Jerry " 19 M - Forge man " William S. " 17 M - Farming " Attended school George Whitney 14 M - Conn. Attended school Frances E. " 12 F - "

474 538 James F. Brewer 28 M - Mechanic $1000 $225 Conn. Harriet 29 F - " Bertelle 3 F - " Idalett 2 F - " Fanny Whitney 22 F - "

140 146 Terry, George H. Head W M Apr 1826 74 mar 18 Massachusetts Massachusetts New York Day laborer, Owns mortgaged house -----, Martha B. Wife W F Apr 1838 62 mar 18 3ch 2liv Massachusetts Connecticut Massachusetts Whitney, Emeline Brdr W F Jul 1829 71 sgl Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #71292679, William Whitney.

2.^  "William [Whitney], of Salisbury, Ct., and Rebecca Sparks, int. 17 Oct 1819," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, "Massachusetts Vital Records, Sheffield" (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, 1987).

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #71292678, Rebecca Whitney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #71292676, Horace Whitney.


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