Family:Whitney, Zimri (1807-1879)

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Zimri7 Whitney (Isaac6, David5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaac6 and Susannah (Fletcher) Whitney, was born 2 Jul 1807, Ashby, MA,[1] and died 23 May 1879, Ashby, MA, aged 67 years 10 months 21 days, felo de se,[2] suicide by hanging.[3]

He married, 1834, Nancy Lawrence,[4] daughter of Elnathan and Mary (Tenney) Lawrence. She died 12 Apr 1880, Ashburnham, MA, aged 70 years 9 months 25 days, of erysipelas and dropsy.[5]

He resided Ashby, MA.

Children of Zimri7 and Nancy (Lawrence) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

41 45 Zimri Whitney 42 M - Farmer $700 Massachusetts Nancy " 40 F - "

188 205 Zimri Whitney 48 M - Farmer Mass. Nancy Whitney 46 F - Mass.

102 116 Zimri Whitney 58 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Nancy Whitney 56 F - Do M - - - - -

63 60 Whitney, Simri 62 M W Farmer $1000 $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -------, Nancy 61 F W Keeping House "

References

1.^  "Zimri [Whitney], d. twin, Isaac and Susanna, [born] July 2, 1807," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989), pp. 88-90.

2.^  "Zimri [Whitney], married, b. Ashby, farmer, s. Isaac and Susanna, [died] of suicide, insanity, [died] May 23, 1875, a. 67y. 10m. 21d," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 246-247.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 275, page 52.

4.^  "Simri [Whitney] and Nancy Lawrence, [married] -----, 1834 or 1835," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

5.^  "Nancy [Whitney], widow, b. Ashby, d. Elnathan and Mary Lawrence, of erysipelas and dropsy, at Ashburnham, [died] Apr. 12, 1880, a. 70y. 9m. 25d.," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 246-247. Also, 1880 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 347.


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