Family:Whitney, Eli (1783-1866)

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Eli7 Whitney (Jacob6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Lois (Hapgood) Whitney, was born 17 May 1783, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 12 Mar 1866, Wayland, MA, shoemaker, widower, aged 83 years 10 months, of old age.[2]

He married 6 Mar 1808, Lexington, MA, Sally Locke, both "of Lexington",[3] daughter of Jonas and Sarah (Russell) Locke. She was baptized 9 Apr 1786, Lexington, MA, and died 29 Sep 1848, Lexington, MA, aged 62 years,[4] of apoplexy.

Children of Eli7 and Sally (Locke) Whitney:

i. Eli Martin8 Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1808, Harvard, MA;[5] m.(1) Sally -----; m.(2) Mary James Mills; m.(3) Catherine (Richards) -----.
ii. William Locke Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1811, Albany, NY;[6] d. Jan 1833, Lexington, MA, aged 21 years.[7]
iii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1814, Charlestown, MA;[8] d. 20 Aug 1896, Wakefield, MA, aged 82 years 19 days, of old age;[9] m. 26 Oct 1834, Lexington, MA, Henry Phelps.[10]
iv. (child) Whitney, b. ca. 1817; d. 2 May 1821, Lexington, MA, aged 4 years.[11]
v. Edmund W. Whitney, b. ca. Jan 1820, Lexington, MA; d. 23 Jul 1866, South Reading, MA, aged 46 years 6 months, of rheumatism and dropsy of the heart; shoemaker; unmarried.[12]
vi. Mary L. Whitney, b. ca. 11 Sep 1823, Lexington, MA; d. 15 Jun 1857, Boston, MA, aged 33 years 9 months 4 days, of dropsy;[13] m. 13 Apr 1852, Boston, MA, Conrad Schaffer, b. ca. 1832, Germany, son of John H. Schaffer.[14]
viii. Caira R. Whitney, b. ca. 1826, Lexington, MA; of Boston, m. 14 Oct 1849, Roxbury, MA, Calvin Barrows, of Lexington, b. 23 Mar 1820, Lebanon, NH, son of Samuel Storrs and Belinda Lake (Lull) Barrows.[15]
vii. Simri Whitney, b. ca. 1829, Lexington, MA; d. February 2, 1900, Chelsea, MA, aged 70 years, 8 months, 5 days of heart disease; teamster; unmarried.[16] He was a Civil War Veteran, Co. G, 11th Mass. Inf., buried in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, MA.[17]

Census

511 591 George W. Wells 38 M - Trader N. Hamshire Sarah G. " 32 F - Mass. George W. " Jr. 13 M - " Attended school Edward P. " 8 M - " Attended school Mary A. " 5 F - " Attended school Sarah E. " 2 F - " Edmond Whitney 30 M - Trader " William McLellen 26 M - School Teacher N. Scotia Mary Doherty 21 F - Ireland Illiterate

123 149 Phineas Gleason 50 M - Farmer Wayland, Mass. Dolly Gleason 43 F - W. Boylston, " Caroline B. Gleason 13 F - Wayland, " Isaac B. Gleason 11 M - Wayland, " Abel H. Gleason 9 M - Wayland, " Eldora Gleason 4 F - Wayland, " Eli Whitney 68 M - Laborer Harvard, "

50 71 Otis Swain 51 M - Cordwainer Mass. Mary Swain 50 F - Mass. Samuel Otis Swain 26 M - Shoe Clicker Mass. 72 Henry Phelps 49 M - Cordwainer Mass. Sarah A. Phelps 41 F - Mass. Mary E. Phelps 3 F - Mass. Edmund W. Whitney 30 M - Cordwainer Mass.

27 32 Phineas Gleason 57 M - Farmer $2500 $220 Mass. Dora " 48 F - " Abel H. " 14 M - " Attended school Ella D. " 9 F - " Attended school Eli Whitney 75 M - Shoemaker "

878 1098 Otis Swain 45 M - Shoe Cutter $3500 $500 Mass. Mary Swain 55 F - Housewife Mass. 1099 Samuel O. Swain 32 M - Overseer $200 $500 Mass. Elizabeth Swain 32 F - Housewife Mass. 1100 Henry Phelps 53 M - Cordwainer $50 Mass. Sarah Phelps 46 F - Housewife Mass. Ellen Phelps 8 F - Mass. Attended school Edmund W. Whitney 39 M - Cordwainer Mass.

30 37 Phineas Gleason 62 M - Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Dolly C. Gleason 52 F - " M - - - - - Isaac B. Gleason 21 M - " S Machinist - - 1 1 - Abel H. Gleason 19 M - " S Farmer - - - - - Eli Whitney 82 M - " W Shoemaker - - - - -

257 339 Otis Swain 60 M - Massachusetts M Shoe Cutter - - 1 1 - Mary Swain 59 F - " " - - - - - Samuel C. Swain 37 M - " " Overseer - - 1 1 - Elizabeth Swain 35 F - " " - - - - - 340 Henry Phelps 55 M - Massachusetts " Cordwainer - - 1 1 - Sarah W. Phelps 50 F - " " - - - - - Mary E. Phelps 10 F - " S - - - - - Edmund E. W. Whitney 45 M - " " - - - - -

References

1.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Mercy, [born] May 7, 1783," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 193, page 215.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 442.

4.^  "Eli [Whitney], m. Sally Locke, both of Lexington, Mar. 6, 1808," according to Lexington, Massachusetts. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston, MA: Wright and Potter, 1898).

5.^  "Sally [Whitney], wf. of Eli, 62y., Sept. 29, 1848," according to Lexington Vital Records. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 182.

6.^  "Eliza Martin [Whitney], d. of Eli and Sally, b. 2 Dec 1808, in Harvard," according to Charlestown Vital Records.

7.^  "William Locke [Whitney], s. of Eli and Sally, b. 25 Jun 1811, in Albany, NY," according to Charlestown Vital Records.

8.^  "His s. [Whitney], 21y., [died] Jan., 1833," according to Lexington Vital Records.

9.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney], d. of Eli and Sally, b. 1 Aug 1814," according to Charlestown Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 415.

11.^  "Sarah A. [Whitney], m. Henry Phelps, Oct. 26, 1834," according to Lexington Vital Records.

12.^  "His ch. [Whitney], 4y., [died] May 2, 1821," according to Lexington Vital Records.

13.^  Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 193, page 195.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 507, page 640.

16.^  "Caira R. [Whitney] [of Boston. C.R.3.], a. 23 y., d. Eli and Sally, and Calvin Barrows [Burrows. C.R.3.] of Lexington, a. 29 y., s. Samuel S. and Belinda, [married] Oct. 14, 1849," according to Roxbury Vital Records. Also, Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 160.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 160.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 46.


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