Family:Whitney, William Knowlton (1795-1868)

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William Knowlton7 Whitney (John Smith6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of John Smith6 and Susanna (Knowlton) Whitney, was born 5 Apr 1795, Westborough, MA,[1] and died 30 Sep 1868, Athol, MA, aged 73 years 5 months, of consumption, laborer.[2]

He married firstly, 8 Jul 1813, Dana, MA, Deborah Woodward[3]. She was born 9 Apr 1787, and died 12 Sep 1841, Petersham, MA, aged 54 years.[4]

He married secondly, 3 Apr 1843, Athol, MA, Mary Ann Billings.[5] She was born about 19 Aug 1809, Hatfield, MA, and died 23 Dec 1897, Athol, MA, aged 88 years 4 months 4 days, of pneumonia.[6]

He resided Dana, MA.

Children of William Knowlton7 and Deborah (Woodward) Whitney:

i. Elbridge8 Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1814; d. 5 Jul 1818.
ii. Hannah H. Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1815; d. 23 Oct 1892, Athol, MA, aged 77 years 2 months 12 days, of old age;[7] m. 10 Oct 1841, Athol, MA, Hiram Lewis, Jr.[8]
Ch.: Cordelia A., b. 6 Sep 1844; Hiram J., b. 11 Sep 1847; Lorenzo, b. 20 Jul 1850.
iii. William Benjamin Whitney, b. 17 May 1817; d. 27 Aug 1891; m. Marilla Clement.
iv. Elbridge Whipple Whitney, b. 26 May 1819, Athol, MA;[9] m. Sophia Ann Billings.
v. Susanna K. Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1820, Athol, MA;[10] d. 28 Feb 1909, Athol, MA, aged 88 years 3 months 27 days, of La Grippe;[11] m.(1) 16 May 1840, Athol, MA, Silas Frye;[12] m.(2) Ezra DeCamp; resided Athol, MA.
vi. Barzillai J. Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1822, Athol, MA;[13] m. Eliza M. Frye.
vii. Deborah W. Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1823, Athol, MA;[14] d. 7 Jul 1852, s.p.; m. 20 Aug 1848, Athol, MA, Lyman Fox.[15]
viii. Bartholomew W. Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1825, Athol, MA;[16] m. Rhoda Long.
ix. John Flint Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1828, Athol, MA;[17] d. 25 Apr 1851, Athol, MA, aged 23 years, shoemaker.[18]
x. Mary Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1830, Athol, MA;[19] d. 6 Sep 1846, Athol, MA, aged 16 years.[20]

Children of William Knowlton7 and Mary Ann (Billings) Whitney:

xi. Sarah E. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, Athol, MA; m. 5 May 1864, Royalston, MA, Salmon N. Farrar, b. ca. 1838, Royalston, MA, son of Salmon S. and Martha (-----) Farrar.[21]
xii. Eliza M. Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1844, Athol, MA;[22] "Eliza E." d. 13 Jun 1889, Athol, MA, aged 44 years 9 months 25 days, of phthisis;[23] "Eliza E." m. 2 Oct 1875, Athol, MA [also Greenfield, MA], Walter Edward Richards, b. ca. 1845, Charlemont, MA, son of Louis and Catherine (-----) Richards.[24]
xiii. Hiram D. Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1850; d. 30 Apr 1868, Athol, MA, aged 18 years 3 months 15 days.[25]

Census

382 428 William K. Whitney 34 M - Carpenter Mass. Mary H. Whitney 40 F - " Sarah A. " 8 F - " Attended school Eliza E. " 5 F - " Attended school Hiram D. " 6/12 M - "

361 406 Hannah H. Lewis 35 F - Mass. John F. Whitney 22 M - Shoemaker "

73 80 Wm. H. Whitney 60 M - Laborer Mass. Lary A. Whitney 46 F - Mass. Mary A. Whitney 13 F - Mass. Edward Stratton 24 M - Pail Turner Mass.

59 65 Francis Ward 36 M - Farmer Mass. Harriet Ward 34 F - Mass. Daniel Ward 70 M - Farmer Mass. Lydia Ward 67 F - Mass. Dolly Graves 77 F - Mass. George Trask 18 M - Laborer Mass. Eliza D. Whitney 11 F - Mass. Hiram Whitney 5 M - Mass.

1569 1777 James Oliver 2d 28 M - Machinist $100 Mass. Charlotte D. " 31 F - " Martha J. " 2 F - " 1778 Wm. K. Whitney 65 M - Laborer $200 " Mary A. " 50 F - " Sarah C. " 18 F - Cotton Mills Laborer " Eliza E. " 16 F - " " " " Hiram D. " 10 M - " Attended school Sarah Paige 40 F - " " " " Sophronia Hinds 20 F - " " " "

140 165 Wm. K. Whitny 70 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary A. Whitny 56 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Hiram D. Whitny 15 M - Massachusetts S Scholar - - - - - Elise Whitny 20 F - Massachusetts S Scholar - - - - -

Boarding House 320 359 Hildreth, Jerome D. 43 M W Cotton Manfr. $2000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, Mary 60 F W Domestic Servant Mass. -----, Eliza 25 F W Works in Cotton Mill " ...

Walter E. RICHARDS 34 Self M M W MA Pump Maker GER NY Eliza E. RICHARDS 35 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Mary A. WHITNEY 70 MotL F W W MA Unemployed MA MA

References

1.^  "William Knowlton [Whitney], s. John Smith and Susanna, [born] Apr. 5, 1795. At Westborough," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 213, page 233.

3.^  "William Knowlton [Whitney] and Deborah Woodward, [married] July 8, 1813," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Dana, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1925).

4.^  "Deborah [Whitney], w. William K., [died] Sept. 12, 1841, a. 54y. G.S.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

5.^  "William K. [Whitney] and Mary Ann Billings, [married] April 2, 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 3, page 156.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 474, page 562.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 522.

8.^  "Hannah H. [Whitney] and Hiram Lewis Jr., [married] Oct. 10, 1841," according to Athol Vital Records.

9.^  "Elbridge W. [Whitney], s. William K. and Deborah, [born] May 26, 1819. At Dana," according to Athol Vital Records.

10.^  "Susannah K. [Whitney], d. William K. and Deborah, [born] Nov. 1, 1820," according to Athol Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1909/3 (death), page 132.

12.^  "Susanna K. [Whitney] and Silas Fry, [married] May 16, 1840," according to Athol Vital Records.

13.^  "Barzillia J. [Whitney], s. William K. and Deborah, [born] April 21, 1822," according to Athol Vital Records.

14.^  "Deborah W. [Whitney], d. William K.and Deborah, [born] Oct. 30, 1823," according to Athol Vital Records.

15.^  "Deborah [Whitney] (d. William K.) and Lyman Fox, [married] Aug 20, 1848," according to Athol Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 304.

16.^  "Bartholomew W. [Whitney], s. William K. and Deborah, [born] July 19, 1825," according to Athol Vital Records.

17.^  "John F. [Whitney], s. William K. and Deborah, [born] March 29, 1828," according to Athol Vital Records.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 59, page 97.

19.^  "Mary W. [Whitney], d. William K. and Deborah, [born] March 16, 1830," according to Athol Vital Records.

20.^  "Mary [W.] [Whitney] d. William K., [and Deborah], [died] Sept. 6, 1846, a. 16. Typhus fever," according to Athol Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 27, page 142.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 173, page 237.

22.^  "_____ [Whitney], d. William K. and Mary Ann, [born] _____ __, ____ [1844 or 1845]," according to Athol Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 11, page 163.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 458.

24.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 273, page 208, and volume 271, page 297.

25.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 213, page 233.


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