Family:Whitney, Joseph Merriam (1824-1888)
Dea. Joseph Merriam7 Whitney (Ebenezer6, Zachariah5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Lavinia (Burnham)(Potter) Whitney, was born 11 Jan 1824, Montague, MA, and died 5 Jan 1888, Erving, MA, aged 63 years 11 months 25 days, of pneumonia.
He "of Shutesbury" married, 17 Jun 1845, New Salem, MA, Mary A. Hunt of New Salem, daughter of Job and Gratia (Newton) Hunt. She was born 10 Jan 1828, New Salem, MA, and died 1 Feb 1892, Montague, MA (recorded Revere, MA), aged 64 years, of cancer.
He was born in Montague and when young was apprenticed to his uncle Nathan Burnham of Monson, MA, to learn the tailor's trade, where he served his time and continued to work as journeyman for a time and afterward engaging in business on his own account in different localities. In 1874 he disposed of his business and engaged in farming. In 1880 he purchased a farm in Erving, MA, near the manufacturing village of Miller's Falls, where he afterward resided until his death from pneumonia in 1888. He early in life connected himself with the Baptist church, but on moving to Erving he joined the Congregational church at Miller's Falls of which church he was an active member and deacon at his death. He was a man much esteemed in the community in which he resided. He resided Montague and Erving, MA.
Children of Joseph Merriam7 and Mary A. (Hunt) Whitney:
i. Allen M.8 Whitney, b. 24 or 31 Oct 1846, Montague, MA; d. 17 Jul 1863, South Deerfield, MA, aged 16 years 8 months, of diphtheria. ii. Alvin Emerson Whitney b. 1 Aug 1851, Montague, MA; m. Flora E. Bartlett.
256 271 Joseph Whiting 26 M - Tailor Mass. Mary A. " 22 F - " Ellen M. " 3 " - " Gratia Hunt 49 " - "
192 209 Joseph M. Whitney 31 M - Tailor Mass. Mary A. Whitney 27 F - Mass. Allan M. Whitney 8 M - Mass. Alven E. Whitney 4 M - Mass.
1387 1653 Joseph Whitney 36 M - Laborer $300 $100 Mass. Mary " 32 F - " Allen " 14 M - " Alvin " 9 M - " Lovina " 72 F - "
104 113 Joseph M. Whitney 41 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary A. Whitney 37 F - Vermont M Housewife - - - - - Alvin E. Whitney 13 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Lovina Whitney 77 F - " W Superannuated - - - - -
58 79 Whitney, Joseph M. 46 M W Tailor $750 $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Mary A. 42 F W Keeping house Mass. " Alvin E. 19 M W Tailor Mass. 80 Brown, Lorenzo J. 24 M W Dentist $200 $400 Vermont Male citizen over 21 " Jennie 25 F W Keeping house N. York " Lilla 1 F W At home Mass. 81 Bugbee, Dudley W. 26 M W Work on Farm Vermont Male citizen over 21 " Fostina 27 F W Keeping house Mass.
Joseph WHITNEY 56 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Mary A. WHITNEY 52 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Gralia HUNT 79 MotL F S W MA MA MA
- 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. 333.
2.^ "Joseph M. [Whitney], of Shutesbury, a. 21 y., tailor, s. Ebenezer and Lovina, and Mary A. Hunt, a. 17y., d. Job and Gratia, [married] June 17, 1845," according to Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1927). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 18, page 134b.
4.^ "Allen M. [Whitney], s. Joseph, farmer, and Mary, [born] Oct. 31, 1846," according to Vital Records of Montague, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 22, page 197.