Family:Whitney, Francis Wheeler (1778-1805)

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Francis Wheeler6 Whitney (Isaiah5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaiah5 and Mary (Wheeler) Whitney, was born 30 Nov 1778, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 19 Apr 1805, Harvard, MA, aged 26 or 27 years.[2]

He married, 30 Nov 1803, Harvard, MA, Lydia Sawyer,[3] daughter of Elias and Ruth (Hayward) Sawyer. She was born about 9 Sep 1778, Bolton, MA (calculated from age at death), and died 10 Jan 1862, Boylston, MA, widow, aged 83 years 4 months 1 day, of typhoid fever.[4] She "Mrs." "of Harvard" married secondly, 18 Oct 1806, Boylston, MA,[5] or 23 Oct 1806, Harvard, MA, Andrew Bigelow "of Boylston"[6] (1764-1834) as his second wife.

Children of Francis Wheeler6 and Lydia (Sawyer) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

  • 1810, Andrew Bigelow, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA
  • 1820, Andrew Bigelow, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA
  • 1830, Andrew Bigelow, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA
  • 1840, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, p. 104: 1 male 20-29, 1 female 60-69, and 1 female 20-29.
  • 1850, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, p. 585/293:

35 42 Newell, Parker 28 M - Farmer Vt. Sally " 33 F - Mass. Maranda L. " 2 F - " 43 John T. E. Bigelow 35 M - Farmer " Lydia " 72 F - "

  • 1860, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, p. 17/859:

126 141 Newell Parker 38 M - Farmer $2600 $861 Vt. Sarah F. " 33 F - Mass. Miranda L. " 12 F - " Attended school Lydia C. " 8/12 F - " Lydia Bigelow 82 F - "

References

1.^  "Francis Wheeler [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Nov. 30, 1778," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Francis W. [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [died] Apr. 19, 1805, a. 27 y. (a. 26 y. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Francis Wheeler [Whitney] and Lydia Sawyer, [married] Nov. 30, 1803," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 203.

5.^  "Mrs. Lydia [Whitney] of Harvard and Andrew Bigelow, [married] Oct. 18, 1806," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1900).

6.^  "Lydia [Whitney] and Andrew Bigelow of Boylston, [married] Oct. 23, 1806," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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