Family:Whitney, William Whitcomb (1807-1878)

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William Whitcomb8 Whitney (Josiah7, Jacob6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Josiah7 and Rhoda (Jewell) Whitney, was born 10 Oct 1807, Harvard, MA,[1] was baptized 3 Jan 1808, Bolton, MA,[2] and died 25 Nov 1878, Rutland, MA, aged 71 years 1 month 15 days, of heart disease and dropsy, farmer, married.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 29 Mar 1829, Bolton, MA, for him and Susanna Smith "of Harvard".[4] He "of Bolton" married, 15 Apr 1829, Harvard, MA, Susanna Smith,[5] daughter of Calvin and Ruth (Maynard) Smith. She was born 25 Apr 1809, Marlborough, MA,[6] and died 19 Nov 1891, Bolton, MA, aged 82 years 6 months 25 days, of heart failure.[7]

Children of William Whitcomb8 and Susanna (Smith) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. (son)9 Whitney, b. 1829-1830; deduced from 1830 census record; apparently d. before 1840; probably the child of William Whitney, b. ca. Oct 1829, and d. 5 Sep 1830, Lancaster, MA, aged 11 months, of dysentery.[8]
ii. Susanna Elizabeth Whitney, b. ca. 14 Mar 1832, Bolton, MA; bapt. 25 Feb 1838, Bolton, MA;[9] d. 2 Sep 1855, Rutland, MA, aged 23 years 5 months 18 days, of consumption.[10]
iii. Caroline Wetherbee Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1843, Rutland, MA;[11] d. 9 Sep 1849, Rutland, MA, aged 7 years 21 days [sic], of dysentery.[12]
iv. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1844, Rutland, MA;[13] d. 11 Sep 1849, Rutland, MA, aged 4 years 9 months 1 day [sic], of dysentery.[14]

Census

31 38 William W. Whitney 42 M - Farmer $700 Mass. Susannah Whitney 41 F - " Susannah E. Whitney 18 F - "

8 8 William W. Whitney 47 M - Farmer Mass. Susannah Whitney 45 F - " Susannah E. Whitney 23 F - "

209 209 W. W. Whitney 52 M - Farmer $1000 $700 Mass. Susannah " 51 F - "

51 60 William W. Whitney 57 M W Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Susannah Whitney 55 F " " " Housekeeper - - - - -

1 1 W. W. Whitney 61 M W Farmer $2500 $705 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Susanna " 60 F W House keeper "

140 156 Whitney, Susanna, Mrs. W F 71 wid Keeping house Mass. Mass. Mass.

References

1.^  "William Whitcomb [Whitney], s. of Josiah and Rhoda, [born] Oct. 10, 1807," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "William Whitcomb [Whitney], s. Jonah and Rhoda, bap. Jan. 3, 1808. C.R.1," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 303, page 372.

4.^  "William W. [Whitney] and Susannah Smith of Harvard, int. March 29, 1829," according to Bolton Vital Records.

5.^  "William W. [Whitney] of Bolton, and Susanna Smith, Apr. 15, 1829," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Susannah [Smith], d. Calvin and Ruth H., [born] April 25, 1809," according to Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Worcester, MA: 1908).

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 420, page 601.

8.^  "______ [Whitney], ch. of William, dysentery, [died] Sept. 5, 1830, 11m.. C.R.1.2," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 364.

9.^  "Susanna Elizabeth [Whitney], d. William W., bp. Feb. 25, 1838. C.R.1," according to Bolton Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 95, page 149.

11.^  "Caroline Wetherbee [Whitney], d. ____, [born] June 18, 1843, bap. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849' (1905).

12.^  "Caroline W. [Whitney], d. William W. and Susannah, [died] Sept. 9, 1849, a. 7 y. 21 d. Dysentery," according to Rutland 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 41, page 319.

13.^  "Mary Ann [Whitney], d. William W. and Susannah, [born] Dec. 10, 1844," according to Rutland 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 211.

14.^  "Mary M. [Whitney], d. William W. and Susannah, [died] Sept. 11, 1849, a. 4 y. 9 m. 1 d. Dysentery," according to Rutland 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 41, page 319.


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