Family:Whitney, Asa E. (1818-1902)
He married, 19 Oct or Dec 1850, Stockbridge, VT, Sarah Chamberlain, daughter of Silvanus and Sarah (-----) Chamberlain. She was born 20 Oct 1818, Stockbridge, VT, and died 8 Dec 1892, Rochester, VT.
He resided Rochester, VT.
Child of Asa E.8 and Sarah (Chamberlain) Whitney:
i. (adopted) James Bert Packard Whitney, b. Jul 1856, Stockbridge, VT; m. Laura Mirta Brown.
According to Pierce, he died without issue. The census records show the son James B. Whitney. It seems possible that he was the James Packard living in the family in 1860, and then was adopted.
Denise Cross wrote, on 28 Dec 2013:
- "I have found James B. Packard Whitney's parents: James A. and Mary Ann (Kenniston) Packard. James B. was likely born in Stockbridge after his father abandoned his mother in 1856. Mary Ann and 2 of her children (James took the rest with him to Massachusetts) were supported by the town of Stockbridge in the late 1850's. Her divorce decree in 1863 only lists one son. I assume it is because James B. had been placed with the Whitneys in 1859-60."
94 103 Oliver Whitney 66 M - Farmer Mass. Rebecca " 59 F - " Asa E. " 32 M - " $1500 Vt. Fidelia " 27 F - " Sarah Chandler 32 F - " Edson A. Chamberlain 14 M - " Attended school Martin Dunster 52 M - Artisan Mass.
272 261 Ara Whitney 42 M - Farmer $2000 $500 Vt. Sarah " 41 F - " Randilla Green 16 F - " James Packard 4 M - "
94 95 Whitney, Asa E. 52 M W Farmer $3000 $800 Vermont Male citizen over 21 " Sarah 51 F W Keeping house " " James B. 14 M W Works on Farm " Attended school
Asa E. WHITNEY 62 Self M M W VT MA MA Sarah C. WHITNEY 61 Wife F M W VT Keeping House NH VT James B. WHITNEY 23 Son M S W VT Works On Farm VT VT
107 109 Shepard, George H. Head W M Nov 1847 52 mar 30 New York New York New York Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Mary A. Wife W F Mar 1854 46 mar 30 3ch 3liv New York New York New York -----, Bessie M. Dau W F Sep 1889 10 sgl New Hampshire New York New York At school Whitney, Ara M. Brdr W M Jan 1818 82 wid Vermont New Hampshire New Hampshire
- Census records.
- 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. 330.