Family:Whitney, Alvah (1808-1871)

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Alvah8 Whitney (Zimri7, John6, Zachariah5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Zimri7 and Susanna (Sanderson) Whitney, was born 27 Jun 1808[1], and died 29 Sep 1870, Cambridge, MA, aged 62 years 3 months, drowned.[2]

He married, 26 Apr 1838, Boston, MA, Caroline Geyer,[3] daughter of Martin and Eunice (-----) Geyer. She was born 26 Dec 1811,[4] Friendship, ME, and died 8 Jul 1889, Cambridge, MA, aged 77 years 6 months, of cancer.[5]

He was a soap maker. He resided Boston and Cambridge, MA.

Children of Alvah8 and Caroline (Geyer) Whitney:

i. Eunice Ann9 Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1840, Cambridge, MA; m. 24 Apr 1865, Cambridge, MA, Edward Melvill, b. 25 Aug 1830, son of Manuell Huertes and Margaret (-----) Melville, [6] d. 23 Mar 1893; she resided 3 Creighton St., N. Cambridge, MA. Children:
a. Carrie May Melville, b. 24 Oct 1866; d. 29 Aug 1873.
b. Lizzie Searles Melville, b. 5 Sep 1871; m. 15 Jun 1892, Walter Eugene Bowen; lives at 3 Creighton St., No. Cambridge, MA.
c. Isabel Calef Melville, b. 28 Mar 1877; unmarried and resided 3 Creighton St., No. Cambridge, MA.
ii. Emma Frances Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1850, Cambridge, MA;[7] resided with Eunice; m. 27 Nov 1902, Cambridge, MA [also recorded at Nahant, MA], Charles Edwin Gove, b. ca. 1839, Lynn, MA, son of Worthen and Emeline (Spencer) Gove.[8]

Census

1512 1753 Oliver B. Durrell 29 M - Soap Boiler Me. Betsey G. " 23 F - " Oliver B. " 3 M - Mass. 1754 Alvah Whitney 41 M - Soap Boiler N.H. Caroline " 38 F - Me. Eunice A. " 10 F - Mass. Emma F. " 3/12 F - "

277 504 Alvah Whitney 47 M - Soap Maker Mass. Caroline " 44 F - Maine Eunice A. " 15 F - Mass. Emma F. " 5 F - " Dorothy Glasgow 28 F - Nova Scotia

313 506 Alva Whitney 52 M - Soapmaker $200 Mass. Caroline " 48 F - Maine E. Ann " 20 F - Gilder Mass. E. Frances " 10 F - " Charles Beaver 38 M - Carver Germany John H. Cook 40 M - Pedler - $100 New Hamp. Mary " 40 F - " " Wm. " 19 M - Carpenter " "

277 529 Alvah Whitney 57 M - Mass. M Soap Cutter - - 1 1 - Caroline " 53 F - Mass. M - - - - - Emma " 15 F - Mass. S - - - - - Charles Bieber 45 M - Germany S Carver - - 1 1 1

408 588 Whitney, Alvah 62 M W Watchman Glass Factory $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Caroline 58 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Emma 20 F W Glass burnisher Mass. Thompson, James 40 M W Glass cutter England Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Langley, Olive E. 44 F W At Home $2500 -- New Hampshire -----, George L. 18 M W App. Machinist " -----, Lawrence T. 13 M W At School " Attended school

Edward MELVILLE 50 Self M M W CHILI Cook Restaurant ENG CHILI Eunice MELVILLE 40 Wife F M W MA Keeping House N.H. ME Lizzie S. MELVILLE 8 Dau F S W MA Attends School CHILI MA Isabel C. MELVILLE 3 Dau F S W MA CHILI MA Caroline WHITNEY 68 MotL F W W ME MA MA Emma F. WHITNEY 30 SisL F S W MA N.H. ME

1 26 Bowen, Walter E. Head W M Jun 1862 37 mar 7 New Hampshire Connecticut New Hampshire -----, Lizzie Wife W F Sep 1871 28 mar 7 4ch 3liv Massachusetts Chile Massachusetts At school -----, Louise Dau W F Oct 1894 5 sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire Massachusetts -----, Melville Dau W F Oct 1896 3 sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire Massachusetts -----, Florence Dau W F Aug 1898 1 sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Melville, Eunice A. MiL W F Feb 1840 60 wid 3ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine House keeper Whitney, Emma Brdr W F Mar 1850 50 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Public singer Melville, Isabelle SiL W F Mar 1877 23 sgl Massachusetts Chile Massachusetts House servant

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Alvah [Whitney], [born] _____, 1808. GR 5," according to Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1905-1906).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 230, page 111.

3.^  Boston Vital Records.

4.^  "Caroline [Whitney], w. Alvah, [born] ______, 1811, GR 5," according to Lynn Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 401, page 74.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 181, page 51.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 43, page 46.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 525, page 358, volume 524, page 541.


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