Family:Whitney, Artemas Henry (1833-1914)
Artemas Henry8 Whitney (George Washington7, John Smith6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of George Washington7 and Prudence (Stone) Whitney, was born 29 Jul 1833, Dana, MA, and died 13 Feb 1914, Athol, MA.
He married 13 Sep 1858, Belchertown MA, Jerusha Sellon Percival, both of Amherst, daughter of Ansel and Sylvia Woodbury (Sellon) Percival. She was born 23 Sep 1831, Amherst, MA, and died 6 Dec 1904, Athol, MA, aged 73 years 2 months 13 days, of asthma and consumption.
Artemas served with Co. K, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from 25 Oct to 1 Nov 1862 when he was discharged as disabled with a ventral hernia.
He was a carpenter and lived in Amherst, Greenwich, Dana and Athol. He died of Chronic Valvular Heart Disease.
Children of Artemas Henry8 and Jerusha Sellon (Percival) Whitney:
i. Cora Prudence9 Whitney, b. 11 Jul 1859, Amherst, MA; m.(1) 21 May 1876, Petersham (and Dana), MA, Samuel E. Smith, b. ca. 1848, Athol, MA, son of Lafayette and Amelia (-----) Smith; m.(2) 10 Oct 1889, Athol, MA [also Lowell, MA], Philip S. Maxwell, b. ca. 1861, Milford, NH, son of G. E. and R. A. (-----) Maxwell. ii. George M. Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1861, Amherst, MA; d. 30 Jul 1912. iii. William G. Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1864, Amherst, MA, d. 11 Mar 1901, Athol, MA, aged 36 years 9 months, of internal hemorrhage, kicked by a horse. iv. Lilla E. Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1865, Amherst, MA, d. 21 Feb 1953, Athol, MA. v. Harry A. Whitney, b. 1870, Amherst, MA; d. 23 Jul 1896, Athol, MA, aged 25 years 11 months 18 days, of shock and intestinal perforation due to accidental injury; m. 8 Apr 1893, Winchester, NH, Bernice A. Brown.
Jerusha Sellon Percival's ancestry includes "Mayflower" passengers:
- William Brewster, m. Mary -----
- Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
- Sarah Prence, m. Jeremiah Howes
- Elizabeth Howes, m. Jeremiah Bacon
- Elizabeth Bacon, m. James Percival
- Ebenezer Percival, m. Lucy Knowlton
- Stephen Percival, m. Content Morse [see below]
- Edward Doty, m. Faith Clark
- John Doty, m. Elizabeth Cooke [see below]
- Elizabeth Doty, m. Joshua Morse
- Gershom Morse, m. Elizabeth Swift
- Content Morse, m. Stephen Percival [see above]
- Ansel Percival, m. Sylvia Woodbury Sellon
- Jerusah Sellon Percival, m. Artemas Henry Whitney
- Francis Cooke, m. Hester Mahieu
- Jacob Cooke, m. Damaris Hopkins [see below]
- Elizabeth Cooke, m. John Doty [see above]
- Stephen Hopkins, m. Elizabeth Fisher
- Damaris Hopkins, m. Jacob Cooke [see above]
242 311 Warren Wright 37 M - Stone Cutter Mass. Lavina Wright 35 F - Mass. Hartwell W. Wright 7 M - Mass. Edward Dwyer 27 M - Shoe Maker Ireland William Goodall 22 M - Mason Mass. Michael McNarney 22 M - Palm Leaf Splitter Ireland Abby Phillips 45 F - Mass. Esther Eaton 45 F - Mass. Mary Eaton 18 F - Vermont Sarah Rice 16 F - Vermont Phebe Rice 18 F - Vermont Olive Boaman 25 F - Mass. Elnora Murnane 19 F - Ireland C. Blood 16 F - Mass. Margaret Sweeney 18 F - Ireland Caroline Ripley 16 F - Vermont Bridget Howland 21 F - Ireland Artemas H. Whitney 21 M - Palm Leaf Splitter Mass.
222 272 Artemas H. Whitney 26 M - Laborer Mass. Jerusha C. " 28 F - " Eva M. " 7 F - " Attended school Cora P. " 1 F - "
111 125 Artemas Whitney 31 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Jerusha S. Whitney 34 F - Massachusetts M - - - - - Cora P. Whitney 5 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - George M. Whitney 3 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Willie G. Whitney 8m M - Massachusetts S - - - - -
241 267 McLaughlin, Bridget 70 F W Keeping House $300 $100 Ireland Parents foreign born Whitney, Artemas H. 35 M W Carpenter Mass. Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 -----, Jerusha S. 37 F W Keeping House " -----, Cora P. 11 F W At School " Attended school -----, George N. 9 M W At School " Attended school -----, William G. 7 M W At School " Attended school -----, Lillie E. 3 F W "
Adam H. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W MA Laborer MA ... Jerusha S. WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA ... George H. WHITNEY 18 Son M S W MA Laborer MA ... William G. WHITNEY 15 Son M S W MA Laborer MA ... Lillia E. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MA At School MA ... Harry A. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W MA At School MA ...
325 410 Whitney, Artimas Head W M Jul 1833 66 mar 41 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Rents house -----, Julia Wife W F Sep 1833 66 mar 41 4ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Geo. M. Son W M Aug 1860 39 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Teamster
"Julia" should be Jerusha.--RLW
- Hampshire County Vital Records
- Dana Vital Records held at Quabbins
- Athol Vital Records+
- Civil War Pension applications in the National Archives.
- Census records.
3.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, pages 198 and 241.
4.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 399, page 321, and volume 398, page 172.
8.^ "Harry A. Whitney (b. 1870, Amherst, MA, s. of Artemas H. Whitney & Lucy Percivill) & Bernice A. Brown, m. 8 Apr 1893, Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.