Family:Whitney, Elias (1811-1888)
Elias7 Whitney (Jonathan6, Elias5, Elias4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jonathan6 and Levina (Coombs) Whitney, was born 7 Feb 1811, Milford, MA, and died 28 or 27 Sep 1888, Milford, MA, aged 76 years 7 months 21 days, of apoplexy.
Marriage intentions were published 9 Feb 1833, Milford, MA, for him and Zelona L. Carpenter "of Killingly, Conn." He "of Milford, Mass." married firstly, 17 Mar 1833, Killingly, CT, Zelona Semira Carpenter, "of Killingly", daughter of John and Susan (-----) Carpenter. She was born 5 Sep 1811, North Killingly, CT, and died 8 Sep 1876, Milford, MA, aged 65 years 3 months, of apoplexy.
Elias Whitney purchased the farm near the junction of Beaver and Mt. Pleasant Sts., Milford, now owned by the present Elias, Jun 12, 1764. That Elias was then said to be of Framingham; and he bought said farm of James Heyward, a grandson of "Great Meadow" Jonathan Heyward. The farm has remained in the possession of the first Elias Whitney's descendants ever since, being one of the few that have remained so long in the same lineage. Elias Whitney is a much-trusted man in town affairs, especially in the oversight of the poor. He has been the leading overseer of the poor for some 231 years, and for more than a year has had charge of the asylum. He has also held various other responsible positions. He was buried by Montgomery lodge A.F.& A.M., 30 Sep 1888, with Masonic honors. He joined Montgomery lodge A.F. & A.M., Aug 1860, and held several offices in same. He resided Milford, MA.
Children of Elias7 and Zelona Semira (Carpenter) Whitney:
- 1840, Milford, Worcester Co., MA: Elias Whiting, 2 males 20-29, 1 male 0-4, and 2 females 20-29; 1 engaged in agriculture, 1 in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Milford, Worcester Co., MA:
415 567 Elias Whitney 38 M - Boot Maker $1800 Mass. Zelona L. " 39 F - Conn. Charles C. Whitney 13 M - Mass. Attended school Mary J. Hampson 17 F - "
1004 1466 Elias Whitney 43 M - Boot Manufacturer Mass. Tyeloma Whitney 43 F - Vt. Charles E. Whitney 19 M - Boot Maker Mass. Thomas Rich 19 M - Boot Maker Ireland John Horan 19 M - Boot Maker Canada Bernard Horan 16 M - Boot Maker Canada Philip O. Sparrows 17 M - Boot Maker Mass. Mary Curtis 19 F - Ireland Harriet Hading 16 F - Mass.
1163 1863 Elias Whitney 47 M - Farmer $4000 $1300 Mass. Silona 47 F - Conn. Charles E. 23 M - Farmer Mass. Mary E. 20 F - Vermont Samuel S. Sherman 24 M - Boot Bottomer Conn. Michael Carlan 25 M - " " Ireland Mary 27 F - " Jane 2 F - Mass. Kate McKeever 11 F - Ireland
1042 1581 Elias Whitney 52 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Zelina L. Whitney 48 F - Connecticut M House Keeper - - - - - 1582 Aaron W. Pond 52 M - Mass. M Boot Cutter - - 1 1 - Sally A. Pond 43 F - " M House Keeper - - - - - Horace D. Pond 5 M - " - - - - - -
1039 1718 Whitney, Elias 58 M W Blacksmith $6000 $2000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Zelona 58 F W Keeping house Connecticut -----, Charles 33 M W Upper leather click $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 30 F W No occupation Vermont -----, Horace E. 8 M W Attending school Mass. Attended school -----, Alice E. 7 F W Attending school " Attended school -----, Julia E. 3 F W Vermont -----, Mary E. 3/12 F W " Born in Feb Toomey, Catharine 20 F W Domestic servant Connecticut Parents foreign born
Elias WHITNEY 68 Self M M W MA Superintendant Milford Poor House NH MA Fanny P. WHITNEY 64 Oth F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Electa KIMBALL 80 Oth F W W MA Housekeeper MA MA Edward DESPEAUX 64 Oth M W W MA Worked In Boot Shop MA MA Lydia KIBBURN 81 Oth F W W MA Housekeeper MA MA Marten BRAMION 93 Oth M W W IREL Laborer IREL IREL Charles C. AUSTIN 58 Oth M S W MA Bootmaker MA MA Michael CAY 63 Oth M W W IREL Laborer IREL IREL James BOLAND 68 Oth M M W IREL Laborer IREL IREL Patrick MAHON 78 Oth M M W IREL Bootmaker IREL IREL Hannah MAHON 68 Oth F M W IREL Housekeeper IREL IREL Abner F. POND 70 Oth M W W MA Butcher MA MA Nelson CHAMBERLIN 81 Oth M W W MA Boot Maker MA MA George BRUCE 15 Oth M S W MA Farm Laborer MA MA Thomas CRAVEN 76 Oth M M W IREL Boot Maker IREL IREL Margaret CRAVEN 66 Oth F M W IREL Keeping House IREL IREL James CARY 71 Oth M W W IREL Keeping House IREL IREL Martin O'CONNELL 73 Oth M M W IREL Laborer IREL IREL Mary O'CONNELL 40 Oth F M W IREL Servant IREL IREL Patrick MCQUADE 57 Oth M W W IREL Laborer IREL IREL (Continued)
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 418.
1.^ "Elias [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Levina, [born] Feb. 7, 1811," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).