Family:Whitney, Daniel James (1840-1924)

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Daniel James8 Whitney (James7, James6, Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of James7 and Lavina (Lee) Whitney, was born 9 Jun 1840, Craftsbury, VT, and died 17 Jul 1924, Farnumsville, MA.

He married firstly, 10 May 1865, North Woodstock, CT, Nancy Child, daughter of Elisha and Lucia Dresser8 (Whitney) Child. She was born 6 Apr 1841, Woodstock, CT, and died 25 Dec 1868, Woodstock, CT, aged 27 years.[1]

He "of Sutton" married secondly, 11 Oct 1870, Douglas, MA, Miranda White "of Douglas", daughter of Ephraim and Betty Brown (Hovey) White.[2] She was born 21 Jun 1850, Blackstone or Millville, MA, and died after 1900.

In Jun 1863, at Bristol Co., RI (part of Providence), Daniel J. Whitney registered for the draft, age 23, single, b. VT, laborer, residing Steamer No. 1 Fulton.[3]

He ran an overland express from Farnumsville to Worcester, MA; Resided Farnumsville, MA.

Children of Daniel James8 and Nancy (Child) Whitney:

i. Nancy L.9 Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1867, Sutton, MA;[4] m. 15 Mar 1888, Grafton, MA (also recorded Worcester, MA), Everett B. Clark, b. ca. 1862, Grafton, MA, son of Loren S. and Mary E. (-----) Clark;[5] resided Webster, MA. Children:
a. Maud Atkins Clark, b. 17 Jun 1890.
b. Nelson Whitney Clark, b. 27 Jun 1892.

Children of Daniel James8 and Miranda (White) Whitney:

ii. Daniel Elwyn Hovey9 Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1887, Grafton, MA.[6]

Census

1217 480 Elisha Child 48 M - Farmer $2000 $700 N.Y. Lucia B. Child 41 F - Conn. Nancy Child 19 F - Do Abby Child 17 F - Do Ruth K. Child 11 F - Do Attended school Henrietta A. Child 3 F - Do Nabby Whitney 78 F - Do Daniel J. Whitney 19 M - Farmer Do

Nabby was his great aunt, and Lucia his first cousin; Nancy Child was his first cousin once removed and also his first wife.

464 563 Michael Gafney 33 M - Ireland M Farmer - - 1 1 - Abby Gafney 33 F - Irealnd M Housekeeper - - - - - Hannah Gafney 12 F - Roxbury, Mass. - - - - - - John Gafney 10 M - Roxbury, Mass. - - - - - - Thomas Gafney 8 M - Roxbury, Mass. - - - - - - Lawrence Gafney 4 M - Roxbury, Mass. - - - - - - 564 Daniel J. Whitney 25 M - Vermont M Farmer - - 1 1 - Nancy Whitney 24 F - Woodstock, Conn. M Housekeeper - - - - -

313 359 Child, Elisha 57 M W Farmer $2500 $975 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucia D. 51 F W Keeping house Conn. -----, Ruth K. 21 F W At home Conn. -----, Henrietta A. 13 F W At home Conn. Attended school Whitney, Nancy L. 1 F W At home Mass. -----, Nabby 88 F W At home Conn. Wakefield, Adotus 79 F W At home $500 Conn.

D. J. WHITNEY 40 Self M M W VT Express Driver VT VT Marrinda WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Nancy L. WHITNEY 11 Oth F S W MA At School MA MA

270 317 Whitney, Daniel J. Head W M Jun 1840 60 mar 30 Vermont Vermont Vermont Expressman, Owns mortgaged house -----, Mirandy Wife W F Jun 1850 49 mar 30 1ch 1liv Massachusetts Rhode Island Massachusetts -----, Daniel Elwyn Son W M Nov 1887 12 sgl Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts At school

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Daniel [Whitney], his w. [ ], d. 25 Dec 1868, ae 27, Woodstock Private Records, Brown Diary, p. 128," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock Private Records, Brown Diary, p. 128.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 233.

3.^  U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, from Ancestry.com.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 207, page 274.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 390, pages 355 and 453.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 378, page 339.


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