Family:Whitney, George Frederick (1832-1908)

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George Frederick7 Whitney (Stephen6, Alexander5, Eleazer4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Stephen6 and Sarah (Bailey) Whitney, was born 12 Aug 1832, Claremont, NH,[1] and died 6 May 1908, Newport, NH.

He married firstly, 25 Apr 1854, Newport, NH, Anna E. Durgan.[2] She was born Sep 1828, and died 22 Dec 1874.

He married secondly, 7 Oct 1875, Newport, NH, Mary Jane (Sargent) Comstock,[3] daughter of Pierce and Hannah (Kimball) Sargent. She was born about 1833, and died before 1880. She had married firstly, 26 Mar 1854, Bradford, NH, George Comstock, of Newport, NH, who died 1 Feb 1871, Newport, NH.

He married thirdly, 20 Oct 1880, Harvard, MA, Eva H. Burt, daughter of George E. and Harriett S. (Hildreth) Burt.[4] She was born Sep 1843, or Jul 1842,[5] Concord, MA, and died 4 Oct 1900, Newport, NH.[6]

He resided Newport, NH.

Children of George Frederick7 and Anna E. (Durgan) Whitney:

i. Clara Maria8 Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1855; m. 25 Mar 1879, Charles W. Spencer; resided Harvard, MA. Children:
a. Carl Whitney Spencer, b. 8 Feb 1888; d. 13 Jul 1890.
ii. Mary Lillie Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1856; d. aft. 1900; unmarried; a teacher in the Cookeman Institute at Jacksonville, FL.


There was another, slightly younger, George F. Whitney living in Newport, NH, at the same time. They were third cousins once removed.


1281 229 Geo. F. Whitney 28 M - Farmer $2000 $500 N.H. Ann E. " 30 F - Vt. Clara M. " 5 F - N.H. Mary E. " 3 F - " Sally D. Brown 56 F - Vt.

433 484 Whitney, George F. 37 M W Carpenter $3500 $1000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ann E. 37 F W Keeping house Vermont -----, Clara M. 15 F W Without Occupation N.H. Attended school -----, Lillie M. 13 F W At home N.H. Attended school Perry, Sarah 84 F W Without Occupation N.H. 485 Kempton, Silas 67 M W Boot & Shoe Merchant $3000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy 60 F W Keeping house N.H. 486 Tenney, Arthur D. 24 M W Carpenter $500 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hattie E. 25 F W Keeping house N.H.

Geo. F. WHITNEY 47 Self M W W NH Teamster NH NH Lillie M. WHITNEY 22 Dau F S W NH School Teacher NH VT Susan G. REED 63 Oth F W W VT Housekeeper NH NH

62 81 Whitney, George F. Head W M Aug 1832 67 mar 20 New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Farm laborer, Rents free farm -----, Eva H. Wife W F Jul 1842 57 mar 20 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Lillie M. Dau W F Oct 1856 43 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire Vermont Teacher Gocha, Eliza Srvt W F May 1868 32 sgl Vermont Canada Fr. Canada Fr. House-keeper


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

2.^  "George F. Whitney (b. Claremont, NH) & Ann E. Durgin, m. 25 Apr 1854, [Newport,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

3.^  "George F. Whitney (b. 1832, Claremont, NH, s. of Stephen Whitney & Sarah Whitney) & Mary Jane Comstock, m. 7 Oct 1875, Newport, Sullivan Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 317, page 263.

5.^  "Eva H. Burt [-----] Whitney, w. of George F., [born] July --, 1842. G.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

6.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Death Index.

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