Family:Whitney, William Benjamin (1817-1891)

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William Benjamin8 Whitney (William Knowlton7, John Smith6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of William Knowlton7 and Deborah (Woodward) Whitney, was born 17 May 1817, Dana or Petersham, MA, and died 27 Aug 1891,[1] Athol, MA, aged 74 year 10 days, of apoplexy.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 12 Jul 1841, Dana, MA, for him "of Petersham" and Lorinda M. Clements.[3] He married, 12 Jul 1841, Petersham, MA, Marilla Lorinda Clement,[4] daughter of Josiah C. and Mahala (Worden) Clement. She was born about 5 Jun 1821, Dana, MA, and died 21 Feb 1897, aged 75 years 8 months 16 days, Athol, MA, of Bright's disease.[5]

Children of William Benjamin8 and Marilla Lorinda (Clement) Whitney:

i. Josiah C.9 Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1843, Athol, MA;[6] m. 15 Dec 1900, Athol, MA, Elizabeth (Sambells) Brower, b. ca. 1857, NB, dau. of William and Annie (-----) Sambells;[7] unmarried in 1910.
ii. William B. Whitney, b. ca. 15 Jul 1845, MA; d. 11 Jul 1862, Petersham, MA, aged 16 years 11 months 26 days, of bowel complaint.[8]
iii. George Franklin Whitney, b. 29 May 1847, Petersham, MA;[9] not in family in 1860.
iv. John F. Whitney, b. 23 or 30 Apr 1850, Petersham, MA;[10] d. 19 Sep 1854, Petersham, MA, aged 4 years 5 months, of canker rash.[11]
v. Thomas Westland Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1852, Petersham, MA;[12] d. 26 Mar 1910, Petersham, MA, aged 57 years 8 months 26 days, struck by R. R. train on B. & M. R. R.; unmarried; "Westland T.", d. 26 Mar 1910, Athol, MA, 57 years 8 months 26 days, struck by R. R. train on B. & M. R. R.[13]
vi. Reuben Alonzo Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1855, Petersham, MA;[14] "Reuben M." d. 19 Jan 1863, Petersham, MA, aged 7 years 6 months, of scarlet fever.[15]
vii. Marilla L. Whitney, b. 18 Oct 1857, Petersham, MA;[16] m. 3 Nov 1880, Athol or Fitchburg, MA, George A. Spooner, b. ca. 1858, New Salem, MA, son of George J. and Harriet E. (-----) Spooner, or Freeborn and Mary (-----) Spooner;[17] m.(2) 30 May 1903, Lowell, MA [also recorded at Athol, MA], James A. Simpson, b. ca. 1860, Manchester, NH, son of James and Marion (Young) Simpson.[18] Illegitimate child of Charles Meacham and Marilla L. Whitney:
a. Artie Francis10 Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1875, Petersham, MA.[19]
viii. Hiram Lewis Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1860, Petersham, MA.[20]

Census

138 166 William B. Whitney 32 M - Labourer Massachusetts Marilla L. " 26 F - " Josiah C. " 6 M - " William B. " 4 M - " George F. " 3 M - " John F. " 1/12 M - "

27 34 William B. Whitney 38 M - Laborer Mass. Maritta L. Whitney 33 F - Mass. Josiah C. Whitney 12 M - Mass. William B. Whitney 10 M - Mass. George F. Whitney 7 M - Mass. Westland T. Whitney 3 M - Mass. Reuben A. Whitney 2m M - Mass. Josiah Clements 61 M - Cordwainer Mass.

1126 1283 William B. Whitney 43 M - Laborer $500 Mass. Marilla L. " 36 F - " William B. " jr. 14 M - " Attended school Westland T. " 8 M - " Attended school Reuben A. " 5 M - " Marilla L. " 2 F - " 1284 Ellis P. Amsden 43 M - Farm Laborer $300 " Clarissa V. " 39 F - " Louisa A. " 20 F - Palm Lay Weaver " Merrick H. " 13 M - " Attended school Frank A. " 9 M - " Attended school Flora L. " 7 F - " Attended school Albert A. " 4 M - "

192 200 Whitney, William B. 52 M W Day Laborer Mass. Male citizen over 21 -------, Merilla L. 48 F W Keeping house " -------, Josiah 27 M W Day Laborer $800 -- " -------, Westland 18 M W At home " -------, Merilla L. 12 F W Attending School Mass. Attended school

249 275 Whitney, William B. W M 63 mar Laborer Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, Marilla L. W F 59 Wife mar Keeping House Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, Josiah C. W M 36 Son sgl Farm Laborer Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, T. Westland W M 27 Son sgl Works in Hotel Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, Marilla L. W F 22 Dau sgl Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, George E. W M 4 Grs sgl Massachusetts Mass. Mass.

391 493 Vorce, Sumner L. Head W M Jan 1858 42 mar 16 New York New York New York Teamster, Rents house -----, Florence Wife W F Nov 1864 33 mar 16 2ch 2liv New York New York New York -----, Sidney Son W M Aug 1897 2 sgl Massachusetts New York New York -----, Lillian Dau W F May 1885 15 sgl New York New York New York Housework 494 Welsh, Bert Head W M Feb 1876 24 mar 1 New York New York New York Teamster, Rents house -----, Marian Wife W F May 1882 18 mar 1 0ch 0liv New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Sablair, Walter Brdr W M Sep 1879 26 sgl New York Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Teamster Tracey, Geo. Brdr W M May 1878 22 sgl New York New York New York Teamster Ormsbell, Martin Brdr W M Feb 1879 21 sgl New York New York New York Teamster Barrett, David Brdr W M Feb 1875 25 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Blacksmith, Immig. 1893, Al. 495 Whitney, Wesillard Head W M Jun 1851 48 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Sash & blind maker, Rents house -----, Josiah C. Head W M Jul 1841 58 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Sash & blind maker 496 Stiles, Ella H. Room W F Nov 1867 32 mar 16 2ch 2liv Florida Spain Spain Shoe stitcher

"Wesillard" should be Westland.--RLW

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 344.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 487.

3.^  "William B. [Whitney] of Petersham and Lorinda M. Clements, int. July 12, 1841," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Dana, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1925).

4.^  "William B. [Whitney], and Marilla L. Clement of Dana, [married] July 12, 1841," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 474, page 557.

6.^  "Josiah C. [Whitney], s. William B. and Marilla L., [born] July 14, 1843," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 181.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 502, page 212.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 265.

9.^  "George Franklin [Whitney], s. William B. and Marilla L., [born] May 29, 1847," according to Petersham Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; Whitney, George Franklin, birth, 1847, volume 29, page 236.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 44, page 183.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 86, page 159.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 65, page 199.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/3, page 171.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 92, page 205.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 167, page 264.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 107, page 244.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 318, pages 223 and 253.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 538, page 240, and volume 537, page 440.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 270, page 347.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 134, page 239.


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