Family:Whitney, William M. (1817-1879)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

William M. Whitney (William), son of William and Martha (Millett) Whitney, was born about 1818 [but calculated from age at death, 16 Mar 1819, also on gravestone], Gloucester, MA, was baptized 6 Sep 1817, Gloucester, MA,[1] and died 27 Aug 1879, Chelsea, MA. aged 60 years 5 months 11 days, of cancer.[2] He was buried in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, ME.[3]

He married firstly, 31 Mar 1844, Boston, MA, Abigail R. Morse,[4] daughter of Elihu and Betsey (Houghton) Morse. She was born 24 Aug 1824, Brookfield, VT,[5] and died 21 Nov 1846, Milford, MA, aged 22 years 2 months 27 days, of general debility.[6]

He, of Boston, MA, married secondly, 22 Feb 1849, Brookfield, VT, Lucy Jane Morse, of Brookfield, VT,[7] daughter of Elijah and Olive (Herrick) Morse. She was born 24 Nov 1828, Brookfield, VT,[8] and died 22 Feb 1861, Brookfield, VT, aged 32 years.[9] She was a first cousin of his first wife.

He, of Brookfield, VT, married thirdly, 4 Jul 1861, Brookfield, VT, Malvina F. S. Arnold, of Brookfield, VT, daughter of Sprague and Sally (Carley) Arnold.[10] She was born about 1832, Brookfield, VT, and died 14 Apr 1862, Brookfield, VT, aged 30 years. She was buried in Brookfield Center Cemetery, Brookfield, VT.[11]

He, of Brookfield, married fourthly, 23 Oct 1862, Mary A. Latham, of Northfield, daughter of James and Polly (Robinson) Latham.[12] She was born 1832, Northfield, VT, and died before 1870.

He married fifthly, between 1862 and 1870, Margaret E. Gilchrist, daughter of James and Abbie G. (Bean) Gilchrist. She was born 10 or 12 Jun 1843, Belfast, ME,[13] and died 10 Oct 1893, Belfast, ME[14]. She was buried in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, ME.[15] She married secondly, 31 Jul 1882, Boston or Chelsea, MA, Charles H. Hubbard.[16]

They lived in Boston and Milford, MA, Brookfield, VT, and Chelsea, MA.

Children of William M. and Abigail R. (Morse) Whitney, probably incomplete:

i. Abby A. Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1845, Boston, MA;[17] d. aft. 1860.
ii. Orraett Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1847, Milford, MA;[18] "Orraetta" m. 27 Mar 1866, Worcester, MA, Perry Bullard, b. ca. 1844, MA, son of Valentine R. and Achsah (-----) Bullard.[19] "Orra F." in 1850 census. See Notes below.

Children of William M. and Lucy Jane (Morse) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

iii. Lucy J. Whitney, b. ca. 6 Feb 1851, Brookfield, VT; d. 2 Jul 1872, Boston, MA, aged 21 years 4 months 26 days, of peritonitis;[20] m. 1 Jul 1871, Boston or Natick, MA, Henry C. Hirsch, b. ca. 1850, Germany, son of Frederick N. and Christiana (-----) Hirsch.[21]
iv. William Prescott Whitney, b. ca. Nov 1856, Brookfield, VT; m. Edith Annie Tower.
iv. Mary P. Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1861 Brookfield, VT;[22] not in family in 1870.

William M. and Malvina F. S. (Arnold) Whitney had no known children.

William M. and Mary A. (Latham) Whitney had no known children.

William M. and Margaret E. (Gilchrist) Whitney had no known children.

Notes

The death of Abigail R. Whitney on 21 Nov 1846 is just less than a year before the recorded birth of child Orraett, above. It seems very likely that there was an error in the birth year of the child, and that Abigail R. was the wife and mother in this family group, who died from the after-effects of childbirth.

Census

50 50 Thomas H. Adams 33 M - Farmer $2000 Vt. Mahitable C. " 24 F - " Erving H. " 2 M - " Adna M. " 5/12 F - " William Whitney 24 M - Laborer " George White 16 " - " " Attended school Marion Linfield 16 F - " Attended school

479 644 Jonathan Onion 46 M - Boot Maker R.I. Betsey " 46 F - " Ellen M. " 14 F - Mass. Attended school Emely " 9 F - " Attended school Orra F. Whitney 3 M - " Greenleaf Hudson 24 M - " " Maine Henry " 19 M - " " " Alforus Shumway 27 M - " " Mass. William Wyman 19 M - " " "

896 1327 Jonathan Onion 51 M - Boot Maker Mass. Betsey Onion 51 F - Mass. Stephen Onion 28 M - Boot Maker Mass. Rhebeca Onion 28 F - Mass. Ellen M. Onion 19 F - Mass. Emily Onion 14 F - Mass. Orraett Whitney 8 F - Mass.

1077 1147 Henry Edson 48 M - Farmer $2500 $500 Vermont Clarissa " 45 F - " Ellen " 13 F - " Attended school Lucy " 10 F - " Attended school 1148 William Whitney 42 M - Farmer $1000 Mass. Lucy " 31 F - Vermont Abby M. " 15 F - " Attended school Lucy " 8 F - " Attended school William " 3 M - "

105 136 Jonathan Onion 60 M - Mass. M Fish dealer - - 1 1 - Betsy J. Onion 61 F - Rhode Island M - - - - - Orra E. Whitney 19 F - Mass. S House Keeper - - - - -

272 439 Lock Orick 28 M W Painter Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... 440 McPhail, James 29 M W Carpenter B. N. America Parents foreign born ... 441 Bradbury, G. F. 37 M W Brick Mason $100 Maine Male citizen over 21 ... 442 Tinkham, James 35 M W Express Man $500 Maine Male citizen over 21 ... 443 Gurney, Ichabod 60 M W Shoe Maker $5000 $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 ... 444 Ginda, Jos. 30 M W Mason $400 Nova Scotia Parents foreign born ... 445 Whitney, Wm. 50 M W Rail Road Clerk $600 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret 26 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Lucy 18 F W Machine Girl Vermont -----, Willie 13 M W At Home Vermont 446 Baxter, John 27 M W Gig Sawyer $400 Vermont Male citizen over 21 ...

  • 1880: not found.
  • 1910, Lexington, Middlesex Co., MA.
  • 1920, Worcester Ward 2, Worcester Co., MA.

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. W[illia]m 'parents both deceased' bap. Sept. 6, 1817. C.R.6," according to Gloucester 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 312, page 296.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #123054288, William M. Whitney.

4.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I01198-2.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

6.^  "Abigail R. [Whitney], b. in Brookfield, VT., w. of W[illia]m, d. of Elihu and Betsey Morse, [died] Nov. 21, 1846, a. 22y. 2m. 27d.," according to Milford 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 170.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

10.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

11.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

12.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

13.^  Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, at FamilySearch.org.

14.^  Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, at FamilySearch.org.

15.^  Find A Grave memorial #118495645, Margaret E. Hubbard.

16.^  Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 336, page 243.

17.^  "Abby A. [Whitney], d. of William and Abigail, in Boston, [born] Jan. 5, 1845," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

18.^  "Orraett [Whitney], d. of William and Abigail, [born] Nov. 10, 1847," according to Milford 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 29, page 225 ["Barraett"].

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 295.

20.^  Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 249, page 120.

21.^  Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 237, page 195, and volume 236, page 255.

22.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org; also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


Copyright © 2008, 2011, 2013-2017, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools