Family:Whitney, Frederick Augustus (1812-1880)
Rev. Frederick Augustus8 Whitney (Peter7, Peter6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Peter7 and Jane Lambert (Lincoln) Whitney, was born 13 Sep 1812, Quincy, MA, and died 21 Oct 1880, Allston, MA [Pierce] or 21 Oct 1880, Boston, MA, aged 68 years 1 month 8 days, of disease of brain.
He married, 11 Jan 1853, Brighton, MA, Elizabeth Perkins Matchett, daughter of William Perkins and Joanna (Stetson) Matchett. She was born 18 Dec 1809, Boston, MA, and died 19 Oct 1892, Boston, MA, aged 82 years 10 months 7 days, of enlarged heart, mitral murmur, and ganglion of leg.
Rev. Frederick Augustus Whitney was born in Quincy, 13 Sep 1812. He was graduated at Harvard college in 1833, being the fourth generation in a direct line graduating at Harvard. He continued his studies at the Cambridge divinity school, graduating in 1838. He was ordained pastor at First Church, Brighton, 21 Feb 1844, and continue in charge of that parish until 1858, since which time (until his death in 1881), he was engaged in literary and historical work. He was engaged in the preparation of a history of Brighton at the time of his demise, and a portion of this work is embodied in Drake's History of Middlesex Country. His interest in education was evinced for several years as a member of the school board of Brighton, and as a trustee of the Holton public library (now a branch of the Boston public library), at that place, where may be found many published reports, memoirs and addresses from his pen. He was widely known and respected in the Unitarian denomination to which he belonged. Besides there, and various sermons, addresses, and contributions to current literature, he published "Historical Sketch of the Old Church at Quincy," (Albany, 1864) and "Biography of James Holton," founder of the Holton library, Brighton (Boston, 1865). He was also the author of various hymns, some of which are collected in Rev. Alfred P. Putnam's "Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith" (Boston, 1875). He resided Allston, MA, 12 Gardner St. s.p.
Rev. Frederick Augustus8 and Elizabeth Perkins (Matchett) Whitney had no children.
- 1840: not found.
- 1850, Brighton, Middlesex Co., MA:
186 223 Joseph Warren 75 M - None Mass. Sally " 72 F - " Sarah " 37 F - " Frederick A. Whitney 37 M - Minister " Winney Blake 18 F - Ireland
169 251 Betsey Hardy 61 F - New Hampshire Susan Tuttle E. 10 F - Massachusetts Doras Tuttle 9 F - Massachusetts Catherine Bruster 50 F - Massachusetts Sarah F. Day 31 F - Massachusetts Elizabeth Felton 27 F - Massachusetts 252 Frederick A. Whitney Rev. 42 M - Clergyman Unitarian Massachusetts Elizabeth P. Whitney 45 F - Massachusetts Catherine Walch 25 F - Ireland
865 1046 Fredrick A. Whitney 47 M - Cong Clergyman - $20000 Mass. Elizabeth P. 47 F - " Horatio Matchett 43 M - Merchant - $15000 " Julia C. 19 F - " Cornelia F. 21 F - $10000 Ohio Ann J. Walch 28 F - Servant $1000 Ireland
379 552 Frederick A. Whitney 52 M - Massachusetts M Clergyman, U. - - 1 1 - Elizabeth P. Whitney 55 F - " M - - - - - Comelia F. Matchett 27 F - Ohio S - - - - - Ann Walch 30 F - Ireland S - - - - - Edward R. Maynard 41 M - Massachusetts S Laborer - - 1 1 -
509 605 Whitney, Frederick A. 57 M W Clergyman (Unitarian) $9000 $4500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 59 F W Keeping House " Welch, Ann 39 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born
Frederick WHITNEY 67 Self M M W MA MA MA Elizabeth WHITNEY 70 Wife F M W MA MA MA Anastasia WALSH 49 Oth F S W IRELAND IRELAND IRELAND
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 482.