Family:Whitney, William Foster (1820-1888)

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William Foster8 Whitney (William7, Peter6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of William7 and Zilpah (Eager) Whitney, was born 17 Aug 1820, Northborough, MA,[1] and died 20 Oct 1888, Quincy, MA, aged 68 years 2 months, of pneumonia.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 7 Jan 1846, Quincy, MA, for him and Abigail Briesler, "both of Quincy."[3] He married, 3 Feb 1846, Quincy, MA, Abigail Briesler, daughter of John and Sarah (Copeland) Briesler.[4] She was baptized 19 Dec 1824, Quincy, MA, and died after 1880.

They lived in Brooklyn, NY, where he died and his family still reside.[5]

Children of William Foster8 and Abbie (Briesler) Whitney:

i. Abbie Foster9 Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1859, Quincy, MA;[6] m. 26 Oct 1882, Quincy, MA, William Robert Polson, of Brooklyn, NY.[7]

Census

567 676 John Briesler 56 M - Merchant $7000 Mass. Sarah Briesler 52 F - Do Sarah Nash 30 F - Do John W. Nash 7 M - Do Attended school Sarah A. Nash 6 F - Do Attended school Mary Briesler 18 F - Do 677 William F. Whitney 30 M - Merchant $250 Do Abigail Whitney 25 F - Do Adams Whitney 22 M - Clerk Do

555 784 John Briesler 61 M - Merchant Mass. Sarah " 57 F - " Sarah Nash 35 F - Widow " John W. " 12 M - " Sarah A. " 11 F - " 785 William F. Whitney 35 M - Merchant " Abigail Whitney 31 F - " Adam S. Whitney 29 M - Clerk "

180 220 John Briesler M 66 - Grocer $7000 $9000 Mass. Sarah " F 62 - " Sarah Nash F 39 - " John W. " M 17 - Clerk " Sarah A. " F 15 - " Attended school 221 Wm. F. Whitney M 39 - Grocer $2500 " Abigail " F 37 - " Abby Foster " F 6/12 - " Adams Whitney 34 M - Clerk $700 Mass. Anna Conner 16 F - Servant "

125 155 John Briesler 71 M - Quincy, Mass. M Grocer - - 1 1 - Sally " 68 F - " " " - - - - - 156 " Nash 46 " - " " W - - - - - John W. " 22 M - " " S Clerk - - 1 1 - Sarah A. " 20 F - " " " - - - - - 157 William F. Whitney 44 M - Northboro, " M Grocer - - 1 1 - Abagail Whitney 40 F - Quincy, " " - - - - - Abagail F. Whitney 5 F - Quincy, Mass. S - - - - -

374 482 Whitney, William F. 49 M W (ret.) Grocer $7000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Abigail 46 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Abby F. 10 F W Attends School Mass. Attended school 483 Briesler, John 77 M W (ret.) Grocer $9000 $10000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Briesler, Sarah 72 F W Keeping House Mass. Nash, Sarah 50 F W At Home Mass. -----, Sarah A. 24 F W At Home Mass.

Wm. F. WHITNEY 59 Self M M W MA. Retail Grocer MA. MA. Abby WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W MA. MA. MA. Abby F. WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W MA. MA. MA. Anne OBRIEN 22 Oth F S W IRE. Servant IRE. IRE.

References

1.^  "William-Foster [Whitney], s. William and Zilpah, [born] Aug. 17, 1820," according to Northborough Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 392, page 315.

3.^  "Mr. William F. Whitney and Miss Abigail Briesler, both of Quincy, int. 7 Jan 1846," according to Quincy vital records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 25, page 105. Also, "William F. Whitney, 26, merchant, b. Quincy, son of William and Cilpah Whitney, and Abigail Briesler, 23, dau. of John and Sarah Briesler, m. 3 Feb 1847," according to Quincy vital records.

5.^  Genealogy of the descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, p. 424.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 124, page 253.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 335, page 313.


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