Family:Whitney, Charles H. (1819-a1889)

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Charles H.8 Whitney (Josiah7, Josiah6, Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Josiah7 and Sarah (Emes) Whitney, was born 18 Nov 1819, Nelson, NH.[1]

He married, 3 Jan 1843, Nelson, NH, Lucy C. Nims.[2] She was born 5 Feb 1820.

Charles H. Whitney was born in Nelson, NH, where he lived more than fifty years, then moved to Keene, NH, where he has resided ever since. When he resided in Nelson his main business was the manufacture of boots and shoes, together with town and other legal business. Since he came to Keene he has been in the insurance business and doing other writing, such as deeds, wills, etc. He was first commissioned as justice of the peace for Cheshire county in 1848; afterward was made justice of the peace and quorum throughout the state, and now holds that office. In 1853 was elected town clerk of Nelson, which office he held for twenty years in succession, or until he moved to Keene. While in Nelson held various offices of trust in town business, selectman, auditor, collector, etc., and was elected to represent the town in general court four years, viz., 1855-6 and in 1869-70. In 1874 he was elected county commissioner for Cheshire county for three years' term; was two years a member and clerk of council city of Keene, and in 1889 was chosen delegate from Ward 2 in Keene to the constitutional convention to amend the state constitution. Has been a member of Congregational church over fifty-three years and officer therein; resided Keene, New Hampshire.

Children of Charles H.8 and Lucy C. (Nims) Whitney:

i. Charles Rockwell9 Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1846, Nelson, NH;[3] m.(1) Mattie A. Page; m.(2) Elizabeth L. Hanna.
ii. Ellen Rosette Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1854, Nelson, NH;[4] d. 5 Mar 1855.

Probable foster and/or adopted child:

i. Marie Jennie Good Whitney, b. Jul 1855, Marlboro, VT, dau. of Victor and Mary (Beaulieu) Good; m. 3 Sep 1872, Nelson, NH. Andrew J. Beal.[5]

Census

880 952 Charles H. Whitney 30 M - Shoemaker $500 N.H. Lucy C. " 30 F - " Charles R. " 3 M - "

443 447 Charles H. Whitney 40 M - Shoe Maker $100 $500 N.H. Lucy C. " 40 F - House Keeper " Charles R. " 13 M - " Attended school Mary J. Good 6 F - " Attended school Pauper

15 14 Whitney, Charles H. 50 M W Repairer of boots & shoes & Justice of Peace $1000 $200 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy C. 50 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, Charles R. 23 M W Traveling Agent N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Jennie M. 14 F W Teaching School N.H.

Charles H. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W NH Retired NH NH Lucy C. WHITNEY 60 Wife F M W NH House Keeper NH NH

References

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  "Charles H. Whitney & Lucy C. Nims, m. 3 Jan 1843, Nelson, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

3.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  "M. Jennie Good Whitney (b. 1855, Marlboro, Windham, VT, d. of Victor Good & Mary) & Andrew J. Beal, m. 3 Sep 1872, Nelson, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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