Family:Whitney, Francis Alexander (1823-1887)

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Francis Alexander8 Whitney (Ohio7, Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ohio7 and Mary (Bolton) Whitney, was born 2 Aug 1823, Ashburnham, MA,[1] and died 28 Apr 1887, Ashburnham, MA, aged 63 years. of heart and dropsy.[2]

He married firstly, 6 Jan 1852, Fitchburg, MA, Lucy Matilda Lane, daughter of Elias and Anna (Jones) Lane.[3] She was born 30 Jun 1829, Ashburnham, MA, and died 16 Aug 1861, Ashburnham, MA, aged 32 years 1 month 17 days, of chronic diarrhea.[4]

He married secondly, 9 Sep 1862, Ashburnham, MA [also Fitchburg, MA], Sarah Ingraham Watkins, adopted daughter of Jehiel and Priscilla (-----) Watkins,[5] and daughter of Henry and Sally (Watkins) Ingraham. She was born 1840, Chester, VT,[6] and died 15 Sep 1889, Ashburnham, MA, aged 49, of paralysis of throat.[7]

Francis A. Whitney is a successful and progressive farmer in Ashburnham. He was for many years a teacher in the public schools and member of the school committee; has been assessor and selectman and trustee of the Cushing academy. He occupies an advanced position among his townsmen; resided Ashburnham, MA.

Children of Francis A.8 and Lucy Matilda (Lane) Whitney:

i. Frances N.9 Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1861, Ashburnham, MA;[8] d. 18 Aug 1861, Ashburnham, MA, aged 7 months 16 days, of cholera infantum.[9]

Children of Francis A.8 and Sarah Ingraham (Watkins) Whitney:

i. Earl Ingraham9 Whitney, alias Earl Henry Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1865, Ashburnham, MA,[10] or 25 Jul 1865 [per Pierce]; m. Flora Farr.
ii. Walter Henry Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1868, Ashburnham, MA,[11] or 30 Jun 1868 [per Pierce]; d. 17 Aug 1869, aged 1 of cholera.[12]
iii. Henry I. Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1871, Ashburnham, MA [given name omitted] [7 Nov 1872 per Pierce];[13] d. 17 Jun 1881, Ashburnham, MA, aged 9 years 7 months 10 days, of diptheria.[14]
iv. Winthrop W. Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1874, Ashburnham, MA;[15] m. 4 Nov 1907, Boston, MA, Mary A. (Pate) McAfee, b. ca. 1867, St. John, NB, dau. of George and Eliza (Hill) Pate.[16] The marriage date was also recorded in Lynn, MA, as 6 Nov 1907.[17] She had m.(1) ----- McAfee, from whom she was divorced.

Census

111 146 Francis A. Whitney 30 M - Teacher Mass. Lucy M. Whitney 26 F - Mass.

388 433 Francis A. Whitney 37 M - Common School teacher $2600 $300 Massachusetts Lucy M. " 31 F - " Sarah A. Lane 49 F - Domestic " Henry A. Smith 44 M - Fable Health $900 New Hampshire Nancy M. " 34 F - Domestic Massachusetts

55 70 Francis A. Whitney 41 M W Ashburnham, Mass. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Sarah J. Whitney 24 F W Chester, Vt. M - - - - - Priscilla E. Mathews 65 F W Chester, " W - - - - -

403 493 Whitney, Francis F. 47 M W Farmer $5000 $600 " Male citizen over 21 [dittoed from "Ireland", but should be Mass.] -----, Sarah I. 30 F W Keeping house Vermont -----, Earl I. 5 M W Mass. Watkins, Priscilla 72 F W No occupation $2500 Vermont Barrel, Abbie E. 34 F W School Teacher $2500 Mass. -----, Mary A. 11 F W Attends School " Attended school

F. H. WHITNEY 56 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Sarah WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W MA Keeping House VT VT Earl E. WHITNEY 14 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Henry WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MA MA MA Winthrop WHITNEY 5 Son M S W MA MA MA

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Francis Alexander [Whitney], s. Ohio and Mary, [born] Aug. 2, 1823," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 384, page 426.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 62, page 185.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 149, page 197.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 155, pages 131 and 158.

6.^  "Sarah Ingraham [Whitney], w. Francis A., [born] -----, 1840. G.S.4," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 455.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 143, page 138.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 149, page 197.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 179, page 133.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 207, page 175.

12.^  1870 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 222, page 222.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 234, page 208.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 330, page 330.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 261, page 277.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 573, page 290.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 570, page 602.


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