Family:Whitney, William Ayers (1790-1872)

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William Ayers8 Whitney (Moses7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Moses7 and Bernice (Locke) Whitney; born 20 Jan 1790, Marlboro, VT,[1] and died 2 Aug 1872. He was buried in the Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA.[2]

He married, 28 Sep 1813, Rowe, MA, Cynthia Merrill, of Rowe, daughter of David K. and Delina Juliet (Allen) Merrill. She was born 18 Mar 1786, Rowe, MA, and died 12 or 13 Mar 1853, Shelburne, MA, aged 66 years 11 months 24 days, of disease of the liver.[3] Sje was buried in the Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA.[4]

Children of William Ayers8 and Cynthia (Merrill) Whitney:

i. David Merrill9 Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1814, Rowe, MA; m. Emily Eddy.
ii. Sylvester Nash Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1815, Rowe, MA; m. Flavilla Alden.
iii. Ebenezer Merrill Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1817, Jackson, PA; m. Sarah Jane Hunt.
iv. Edwin Dexter Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1819; d. young.
v. Chloey Taylor Whitney, b. 24 Aug 1820; m. 16 Jun 1841, Dwight Haynes Hicks; b. 13 Jan 1818. Children:
a. Frederick Dwight Hicks, b. 11 Aug 1846, Rowe, MA; unmarried; res. Waltham, MA.
b. Emma Breckridge Hicks, b. 14 Jun 1848, Rowe, MA; m. 14 Jun 1868, Charlestown, MA, George Frederick Wellington (still living).
c. Frank Ashton Hicks, b. 20 Apr 1856, Rowe, MA; unmarried; still living.
vi. Edwin Dexter Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1822, PA; m(1) Mary C. Ranney; m.(2) Anna B. Shaw.
vii. Orra Ophelia Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1824, Butler Co., PA; d. 16 Apr 1912, Shelburne, MA; bur. Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA;[5] m. bef. 1847, Alfred A. Bowen; resided Shelburne Falls, MA.

Census

45 46 William A. Whitney 60 M - Labourer $450 Vt. Cynthia M. " 63 F - Mass.

10 17 Eliza L. Townsley 62 F - Maine Charles L. Townsley 27 M - Cutler " 18 Hezekiah Barnes 39 M - Machinist Vermont Lavinnia Barnes 30 F - " 19 David M. Whitney 41 M - Hostler " Emily Whitney 44 F - Mass. Wm A. Whitney 66 M - Vermont

1082 1309 John Hamleton 32 M - Table Cutler $150 Vermont Sarah " 23 F - Mass. Nellie Hamleton 2 F - Mass. 1310 David M. Whitney 46 M - Table Cutler $300 Vermont Emily " 48 F - " Mary " 3 F - Mass. Wm. A. " 70 M - Farmer $1500 $300 Vermont

183 206 Whitney, Sylvester M. 54 M W Commercial Agent $3000 $1000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Flavilla A. 49 F W House Keeping Mass. -----, Charlie S. 5 M W " -----, Wm. A. 80 M W At Home Vermont Male citizen over 21

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #77840486, William Ayers Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 75, page 194.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #77840403, Cynthia Merrill Whitney.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #73695610, Orra Ophelia Whitney Bowen.


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