Family:Whitney, William W. (1785-1866)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

William W.7 Whitney (Enoch6, David5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Enoch6 and Hannah (Davis) Whitney, was born 27 Feb 1785, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 21 Dec 1866, Windham, NH.

Marriage intentions were published 26 Oct 1804, Concord, MA, for him "of Harvard" and Betsey Farnsworth "of Concord".[2] He married, 5 Dec 1804, Harvard, MA, Betsey Farnsworth, of Concord,[3] daughter of Edmund and Jane (Conn) Farnsworth, and granddaughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Nichols) Farnsworth. She was born 20 Mar 1784, and died 30 Apr 1847, Lowell, MA, aged 62 years 1 month, of typhoid fever.[4]

Apparently there was a divorce, because he, of Andover, MA, married secondly, 24 Nov 1825, Nottingham West, NH, Sarah Smith, of Nottingham West.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 31 Oct 1838, Andover, MA, for him and his third wife, Susanna Pace.[6] He married thirdly, 6 Aug 1839, Dracut, MA, Susanna "Perce" "of Andover".[7] She was born about 1809, MA, and died after 1860. Probably she was the Susan Jennings Pace, daughter of David and Nancy, who was born 8 Jun 1809, Andover, MA.

He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of William W.7 and Betsey (Farnsworth) Whitney:

i. Almira8 Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1806, Harvard, MA;[8] "Elmira" d. 28 Jan 1873, Ashby, MA, aged 66 years 6 months 8 days, of dysentery;[9] m. 17 May 1827, Lexington, MA, Leonard Thorning.[10] He was b. 8 Aug 1799; d. 15 Sep 1881. Children:
a. Cyrus Henry Thorning, b. 23 Feb 1828; m. three times and d. 24 Mar 1887.
b. William Leonard Thorning, b. 31 Jan 1830; d. 26 Oct 1832.
c. John Francis Thorning, b. 13 May 1832; resided 372 Gorham St., Lowell, MA.
d. Augustus Wyman Thorning, b. 3 Feb 1835; d. 15 May 1889.
e. Sarah Thorning, b. 4 Jul 1837; d. 6 Dec 1838.
f. George Washington Thorning, b. 19 Feb 1840; resided Ashby, MA.
g. Harriett Thorning, b. 29 May 1842; d. 17 Aug 1846.
ii. Henry S. Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1808; m. Susan Whitney.
iii. Joel L. Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1811, Windham, NH; m.(1) Arathusa Sawtell; m.(2) Lucy A. Smith.
iv. Nancy Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1813; m. -----.
v. Betsey Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1817; d. 18 Jan 1892; m. 2 Jun 1847, Lowell, MA, Justin Simonds, b. ca. 1821, son of James S. Simonds.[11]
vi. Harriett M. Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1822; d. 23 Nov 1879; m. 2 Jun 1847, Lowell, MA, Warren Bigelow Spencer, b. ca. 1818, son of S. Spencer.[12] Children:
a. Charles Warren Spencer, b. 25 May 1848.
b. Harriet Amanda Spencer, b. 11 Jan 1851.
c. Julia Matilda Spencer, b. 1853.
d. George Thomas Spencer, b. 17 Oct 1855; d. 23 Sep 1921; m. 10 Mar 1885, Mary Susan Jones.
e. Frank Spencer, b. 20 Feb 1858; 23 Mar 1935; m. 1 May 1884, Ella Bertha Hamilton.
f. Henry William Spencer, b. 12 Jul 1860.
g. Mary Adeline Spencer, b. 27 May 1863; m. 1897, Charles Langille.
h. Burton Albert Spencer, b. 13 Sep 1866; d. 1 Mar 1947, Canton, OH; m. 23 Jun 1897, Brooklyn, NY, Edith Margaret Hamilton.
vii. Mercy Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1824; "Mercie" d. 1 Sep 1894, NH; "Mary" m. 9 Dec 1845, Lowell, MA, Darius Eastman, b. ca. 1825, Center Harbor, NH, son of Ezekiel & Abigail (Copp) Eastman;[13] resided 175 Hanover St., Manchester, NH. There apparently was a divorce, since Darius Eastman m.(2) 16 Jul 1866, Brooklyn, NY, Annie M. Holland, and lived in Brooklyn, NY.

Children of William W.7 and Sarah (Smith) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of William W.7 and Susanna (Pace) Whitney:

viii. Mary E.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1840, NH.
ix. Susan Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1842, Windham, NH;[14] d. 29 May 1909, Groton, MA, aged 67 years 2 months 14 days, of meningitis; unmarried.[15]
x. Sarah J. Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1847, Windham, NH;[16] d. 31 Dec 1910, Groton, MA, aged 86 years 8 months 4 days, of cancer of stomach;[17] m. 4 Feb 1868, Derry, NH, George Gilmore.[18] They were divorced before 1880, since he was married to Abbie Butterfield in that census. She apparently married secondly one ----- Merrel, from whom she was also divorced, per her death record, but who he might be is unknown.

Census

2 2 William Whitney 64 M - Farmer Mass. Susan " 41 F - " Mary E. " 10 " - N.H. Attended school Susan " 8 " - " Attended school Sarah J. " 3 " - "

475 516 William Whitney 74 M - Stone Mason $50 Mass. Susan " 49 F - Shoebinder " Sarah J. " 13 F - N.H. Attended school

63 72 Greenleaf C. Bartlett 38 M - Attorney at Law $3000 $3000 New Hampshire Charlotte J. " 33 F - " Frederick D. " 5 M - " Attended school Greenleaf H. " 3 M - " Charles " 1 M - " Susan Whitney 18 F - Servant "

106 131 Orenzo T. Emerson 55 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Julia A. Emerson 48 F - New Hampshire M Housewife - - - - - Rufus Emerson 9 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Susan Whitney 23 F - New Hampshire S Domestic - - - - - Warren Clough 17 M - New Hampshire S Farmer's boy - - - - -

72 81 Amos Haseltine Jr. 35 M - Massachusetts M Shoe Manuf. - - 1 1 - Wealthy J. Haseltine 34 F - Massachusetts M Housewife - - - - - Edwin N. Haseltine 7 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Mary E. Haseltine 4 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Moses F. Haseltine 1 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Amos Haseltine 63 M - New Hampshire W Farmer - - 1 1 - Sarah J. Whitney 18 F - New Hampshire S Domestic - - - - -

  • 1870, widow Susan not found.

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. of Enoch and Hannah, [born] Feb. 27, 1785," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "William [Whitney], of Harvard and Betsy Farnsworth of Concord, int. 26 Oct 1804. [p. 387]," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895).

3.^  "William [Whitney] and Betsy Farnsworth of Concord, [married] Dec. 5, 1804," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Betsey [Whitney], m., domestic, b. Littleton, d. Edm[un]d and Jane Farnsworth, typhoid fever, [died] Apr. 30, 1847, a. 62y. 1m. [a. 63y. GR-4.]," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). 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 48.

5.^  "William Whitney, of Andover, MA, & Sarah Smith, of Nottingham West, m. 24 Nov 1825, Nottingham West, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "William [Whitney], and Susanna Pace, int. Oct. 31, 1838," according to Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912).

7.^  "William [Whitney] and Susannah Perce of Andover, [married] Aug. 6, 1839," according to Vital Records of Dracut, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907).

8.^  "Almira [Whitney], d. of William and Betsy, [born] July 20, 1806," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 79.

10.^  "Elmira [Whitney], m. Leonard Thorning, May 17, 1827," according to Lexington, Massachusetts. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston, MA: Wright and Potter, 1898).

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 31, page 35. Also, "Betsey [Whitney], unm., of L., a. 27y., d. W[illia]m, and Justin W. Simonds, unm., of L., a. 26y., teamster, s. James, [married] June 2, 1847," according to Lowell Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 31, page 35.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 19, page 43. Also, "Mary [Mercy. int.] [Whitney], unm., of L., a. 21y., operative, d. David and Betsey, and Dariub Eastman, unm., of L., a. 20y., operative, s. Ezekiel and Abigail, [married] Dec. 9, 1845," according to Lowell Vital Records. "David" is an error for "William".

14.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1909/45 (death), page 25.

16.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/47 (death), page 201.

18.^  "Sarah Whitney (b. 1848, Windham, Rockingham Co., NH, d. of William Whitney & Susan Pace) & George Gilmore, m. 4 Feb 1868, Derry, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


Copyright © 2006-2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools