Family:Whitney, Milton (1823-1875)

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Milton8 Whitney (Silas7, Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Silas7 and Hannah (Cushing) Whitney, was born 9 Oct 1823, Ashburnham, MA, and died 3 Sep 1875, Baltimore, MD, aged 57 years 10 months 26 days, of dyspepsia.[1]

He married, 24 Nov 1842, or 23 Nov 1846, Baltimore, MD, Ann Maria Weston, probably daughter of Asahel and Ann (Alden) Weston of Baltimore. She was born about 1828, Baltimore, MD, and died after 1880.

Milton Whitney was born in Ashburnham, and was a self-educated man. At an early age he entered a law office in Fitchburg, MA, and was admitted to the bar in 1845. After a brief practice in Fitchburg, MA, he moved to Baltimore, where he was eminently successful as an able lawyer. In 1854 he was chosen county attorney and re-elected in 1858. In 1860 he resigned, and later conducted many trials that are historic in that state. As a criminal lawyer he was not excelled. Modest and unassuming, he seldom referred to his achievements, or appeared conscious of the magnitude of his labor. He resided Baltimore, MD.

Children of Milton8 and Ann Maria (Weston) Whitney:

i. Anne Weston9 Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1848, Fitchburg, MA.[2]
ii. Alden W. Whitney, b. ca. 1853, MD; not in family in 1870; no further record found.
iii. Sarah H. Whitney, b. ca. 1857, MD.
iv. Milton Whitney, b. 1860, MD; d. 11 Nov 1927, Takoma Park, MD; m. Annie Cushing Langdon; see Archive:Milton Whitney (1860-1927).
v. Mary M. Whitney, b. ca. 1862, or May 1864, MD; d. aft. 1900, then unmarried.


885 981 Milton Whitney 26 M - Lawyer $17275 Mass. Ann M. " 22 F - Me. Annia W. " 1 F - Mass. Mary Cannon 24 F - Ireland Illiterate

150 164 Milton Whitney 37 M - Lawyer $20000 $10000 Mass. Ann M. " 32 F - Md. Annie " 11 F - Mass. Attended school Alden W. " 7 M - Md. Attended school Sarah H. " 4 F - " Kate Clark 20 F - Servant Ireland Ann " 18 F - Do " Bridget Gorman 20 F - Do "

385 493 Whitteny, Milton 47 M W Attorney at Law Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Ann M. 42 F W Keeping house Maryland -----, Annie W. 21 F W At home Massachusetts -----, Sarah H. 14 F W " Maryland -----, Milton, Jr. 9 M W At school " Attended school -----, Mary M. 8 F W " Davis, Elizabeth 16 F W Domestic Servant " McElroy, Emily 22 F W " Ireland Parents foreign born

Anna WHITNEY 50 Self F W W MD Farmer MA MA Anna W. WHITNEY 35 Dau F S W MA MA MD Sallie H. WHITNEY 29 Dau F S W MD MA MD Milten WHITNEY 19 Son M S W MD MA MD Mary W. WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W MD MA MD Andrew JACKSON 30 Oth M M B VA Servant VA VA

68 71 Gibbons, Harriet P. Head W F Sep 1832 67 wid 0ch 0liv New York New York New York Capitalist, Owns free house Whitney, Mary M. Brdr W F May 1864 36 sgl Maryland Maryland Maryland Curtin, Maggie Srvt W F Jan 1872 28 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1887 Erickson, Anna Srvt W F Sep 1875 24 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Servant, Immig. 1891


  • 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 276, page 342.

2.^  "Anne Weston [Whitney], d. Milton and Ann Maria, [born] Oct. 4, 1848," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. 8, p. 97. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 310.

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