Family:Whitney, William (1823-1864)
William7 Whitney (Charles6, Samuel5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Charles6 and Sally Forrester (Stanton)(Harding) Whitney, was born 7 Feb 1823, St. John, NB, and died 18 Nov 1863, at sea, off Cape Hatteras. He was buried at sea.
He married, 4 Jul 1844, Boston, MA, Mary Mitchell, daughter of John and Jane (Davey) Mitchell. She was born 5 Oct 1821, Plymouth, Devonshire, England, was baptized 3 Dec 1821, Devonport Morice, Devonshire, England, and died 21 Jun 1914, Bellefontaine, MO. She married secondly, 11 Jul 1868, Boston, MA, Solomon W. Houston, son of Robert and Elizabeth (-----) Houston, born about 1821, Bergen Point, NY, a trader, as his second wife. He died 8 Sep 1878, Wendell, MA, of asphyxia. Thereafter she resumed the name of Whitney.
Phoenix says the following:
- "William Whitney, b. in St. John, N.B., 7 Feb. 1823; married 4 July 1844, in Boston, Mass., Mary Mitchell. He died in 1864."
Children of William7 and Mary (Mitchell) Whitney:
i. William John7 Whitney, b. Apr 1845, St. John, NB; m. Rosa Jennings. ii. Mary Jeanette Whitney, b. 11 May 1847, St. John, NB; d. 29 Sep 1924, St. Louis, MO; m.(1) Robert Renwick; m.(2) 15 Aug 1883, St. Louis, MO, James Rollins Phillips; was living with her mother, at 11 Lindall, Place, Boston, MA, in 1874. iii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1849, St. John, NB; m. Mary J. Canning. iv. James Frederick Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1850, St. John, NB; d. 21 Apr 1919, Cambridge, MO, or Cambridge, MA; was living at 75 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, in 1874. Not found in U.S. census records. v. Henry Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1852, St. John, NB; m.(1) Mary L. Fowler; m.(2) Sarah Jane Currie; m.(3) Margaret Rebecca McManus. vi. Charles Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1855, St. John, NB; d. 1 Apr 1924, Westerly, RI; m. 30 Aug 1909, Stonington, CT, Minnie Jordan; was living at 2 Commonwealth Avenue, or 82 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA, in 1872. vii. George Edward Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1859, Halifax, NS; d. 3 Jul 1934, Buffalo, NY; son of "William H. & Anna", m.(1) 23 Jul 1881, Providence, RI, Cordelia Aloysius Flynn, d. 10 Dec 1906, Boston, MA, dau. of Francis and Bridget (O'Malley) Flynn; m.(2) 16 Jan 1926, Plainfield, NJ, Laura Augusta Brown Armstrong; was living at 75 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, in 1874; in 1884 was a photographer at 16 Melrose St.; in 1886 was a printer at 108 G St. Children:
No record of William and Mary's marriage has been found in Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.
By 1880, Mary (Mitchell)(Whitney) Houston had gone back to using the Whitney surname.
- 1870: not found.
- 1880, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA:
Mary WHITNEY 45 Self F W W ENG Dress Maker ENG ENG George E. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W N.S. Photographer ENG ENG
- 1880, daughter Mary and sons James and Charles not found.
- 1900, 1611 Wash Street, St. Louis Ward 15, St. Louis (independent city), MO:
65 131 Whitney, Benjamin Head W M Nov 1855 44 m12 Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) 1870, 30 yrs, nat., plumber, rents house -----, Mary Wife W F May 1860 40 mar 12 0ch 0liv Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) Canada (Eng) -----, Mary Moth W F May 1827 73 8ch 1liv England England England Immig. 1840 Kimbel, Eugene Srvt B M Mar 1862 38 wid Georgia Georgia Georgia Servant Perry, Dora Srvt B F Jun 1865 34 sgl Missouri Mississippi Missouri Kook, illiterate Forster, Stud Srvt B M Apr 1883 17 sgl Alabama Illinois Illinois Driver Ellis, Robert Ldgr W M Aug 1865 34 sgl Illinois Missouri --- Carpenter
- 1910, 3102 North Market Street, St. Louis Ward 19, St. Louis (independent city), MO:
104 153 Whitney, Benjamin Head M W 56 sgl Canada Eng Canada Eng Canada Eng immigrated 1876, nat., Plumber in Plumbing shop, rents house Whitney, Mary Moth F W 90 wid 9ch 8lv England England England immigrated 1830 None 154 Coyne, Micheal J. Head M W 38 m1 13 Missouri Ireland Ireland Iron worker, Boiler shop, rents house Coyne, Ethel Wife F W 30 m1 13 0ch 0lv Missouri Missouri Illinois None
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 421 and pp. 1062-1063.