Family:Whitney, George Washington (1833-1904)

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George Washington8 Whitney (Samuel Dorwin7, Paul6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Samuel Dorwin7 and Clarissa (Read) Whitney, was born 5 Feb 1833, Williston, VT, and died 22 Apr 1904, Westminster, MA, aged 71 years 2 months 17 days, of cerebral hemorrhage.[1]

He married, 27 Aug 1856, Williston, VT, Marion Murray, of Williston, VT. She was born 25 Aug 1837, and died 14 May 1890.

He is a farmer.

George Washington, born 5 Feb 1833, in South Williston, Vermont, the second son of his parents, is residing on the homestead farm where he has passed most of his life. He spent the winter of 1894 in California and several seasons in New Orleans during his brother's residence there. Here he attended the Louisiana university, a law school, for one year, and under President Grant held two offices as inspector and weigher of customs. He was a member of the school board in Tensas Parish and for two years assessor and collector of the same. He was a loving and dutiful son to his mother in her widowhood, and was sent to the Williston academy and to Troy Conference academy, Poultney, VT. He married Marion Murray, of Williston, whom he had known from childhood and to them was born one son, Murray D. For many years he has been justice of the peace in Williston, also an active member of the grange. In his calling his specialty is raising dairy cows. For more than thirty years he has been a member of the Universalist church. He is of fair complexion though of heavy build, like his father. He has a mental temperament combined with a kind and gentle disposition. From boyhood he showed a love for books and study, and is well known in his vicinity as a public speaker; resided Williston, VT.

Children of George Washington8 and Marion (Murray) Whitney:

i. Murray Don9 Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1857, Williston, VT;[2] m. Ella C. Miller.


133 135 Geo. Whitney 27 M - Farmer $7500 $1000 Vermont Marion " 22 F - " Murray " 2 M - " Clara " 55 F - " Frances " 16 F - " John Roland 36 M - Farm Laborer Ireland Mary Sullivan 20 F - Servant "

85 80 Whitney, George 37 M W Farmer $18000 $5000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Marian 32 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Murray 12 M W Vermont Attended school -----, Lucinda 22 F W New Hampshire Chandler, William 29 M W Commercial Agent Mass. Male citizen over 21 La Rock, Peter 20 M W Farm Laborer Canada Parents foreign born, Illiterate

George WHITNEY 47 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Marion WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W VT Keeps House VT NY Murray WHITNEY 22 Son M S W VT At Home VT VT James MOBBS 18 Oth M S W VT Farm Laborer VT VT

84 86 Whitney, George Head W M Feb 1833 67 wid Vermont Vermont Vermont Farmer, Owns free farm Loggins, Lottie Niec W F May 1867 33 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont House keeper Plo, Fred Srvt W M Dec 1880 19 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Farm laborer


  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/97 (death), page 294.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

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