Family:Whitney, William G. J. (c1821-1854)

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William G. J.7 Whitney (Ephraim7, Salmon6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Ephraim7 and Mary Ann (Bird) Whitney, was born about 1821 [per 1850 census] or Dec 1827 [per age at death] [no record found in MR VRs], and died 18 Aug 1854, Boston, MA, aged 26 years 8 months, of congestion of the brain.[1]

He married, before 1850 [no record found in MR VRs], Ocean A. Spear, daughter of William and Ocean (-----) Spear. She was born about 1819, MA [no record found in MR VRs], and died 3 Dec 1873, Boston, MA, aged 54 years, of scrofulous abcesses and diarrhea.[2] She married secondly, between 1855 and 1859, Walter H.7 Whitney, q.v. Walter and William were only very distantly related.

Children of William G. J.7 and Ocean A. (Spear) Whitney:

i. Mary Ellen8 Whitney, b. ca. 1854, Boston, MA [no record found in MA VRs]; m. 31 May 1882, Milwaukee, WI, Elmer Edward Millard.

Notes

His death record calls him William E. J. Whitney, while the 1850 census calls him William G. J. Whitney.

Census

204 410 Frederick W. Morse 27 M - Baker Mass. Martha " 26 F - " Geo. Melvin " 5 M - " Attended school Emma F. " 4 F - " 411 Mary Ann Whitney 49 F - $7500 " Henry L. Bates 30 M - Merchant " Mary Ann " 24 F - " Geo. Henry " 1 M - " Wm. G. J. Whitney 29 M - Clerk " Ocean A. " 28 F - " Plinny " 19 M - Clerk " Charles " 16 M - Printer " Bridget McMillan 16 F - Ireland Alice McCabe 18 F - "

946 1404 Mary A. Whitney 49 F - Mass. Mary A. Baxter 28 F - " George H. Baxter 6 M - " Florence Baxter 3 F - " Ocean Whitney 30 F - Louisiana Mary E. Whitney 4 F - Mass. Hannah Calaghan - F - Ireland

392 693 Walter H. Whitney 41 M - Clerk Mass. Ocean " 41 F - " Mary E. " 9 " - " Attended school Benja. " 1 M - " Ocean Spear 60 F - Nurse Atlantic Ocean Walter Whitney 21 M - Clerk Mass. Horace Libby 25 " - Clerk N.H. Joanna " 26 F - Saloon Mass. Georgianna " 5 " - " Mary " 2 " - " Joseph Beaty 24 M - Tender " Harry Currier 17 " - Maine Lizzie Barrett 19 F - Saleswoman N.H.

Walter H. Whitney is the step-father of Mary E. Whitney, and Ocean is her mother.

692 1311 Ocean Whitney 45 F - Mass. W None - - - - - Mary E. " 14 " - " S - - - - - Benjamin F. " 6 M - " " - - - - - 1312 Oresemus L. Buck 40 " - Vermont M Gas Fitter - - 1 1 - Mary A. " 39 F - N.S. " - - - - - Irene M. " 8 " - R.I. S - - - - - Jessie E. " 6 " - " " - - - - - Henry D. " 4 M - " " - - - - - 1313 Margaret Hodges 64 F - Mass. W - - - - - John E. " 30 M - " " Gold Beater - - 1 1 - Charles W. " 28 " - " " Shoe Maker - - 1 1 - 1314 Peter Croley 30 " - Ireland M Laborer - - 1 1 1 Ellen " 26 F - " " - - - - - Anna " 4 " - Mass. S - - - - - Mary " 2 " - " " - - - - - 1315 James Kane 30 M - Ireland M Laborer - - 1 1 1 Catherine " 27 F - " " - - - - - Thomas " 8 M - Mass. S - - - - - Margaret " 6 F - " " - - - - - Mary " 3 " - " " - - - - - James " 1 M - " " - - - - - 1316 Louisa Madden 45 F - Ireland " Seamstress - - - - - Ellen " 28 " - " " do - - - - -

This is Walter's wife Ocean and son Benjamin, along with his step-daughter Mary Ellen.

  • 1870, daughter Mary Ellen not found.
  • 1880, daughter Mary Ellen not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 86, page 67.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 258, page 253.


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