Family:Whitney, George Fenn (1820-1893)

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George Fenn8 Whitney (George7, Silas6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of George7 and Pamela Fellowes (Fenn) Whitney, was born 29 Feb 1820, Stockbridge, MA, and died 14 Oct 1893, Stockbridge, MA, aged 73 years 8 months, of senility.[1] He was buried in Stockbridge, MA.

He married, 23 Apr 1845, Stockbridge, MA, Mary E. Lynch, of Bridgeport, CT, daughter of Deacon Reuben and Sarah (Hosford) Lynch.[2] She was born 22 Sep 1825, Stockbridge, MA, and died 21 Oct 1908, Stockbridge, MA, aged 83 years 1 month, of old age and hepatic carcinoma.[3] She was buried in Stockbridge, MA.

He was born on the old place in Stockbridge. At the early age of six his father died and he resided with his uncle William until his marriage in 1845. He has been a very quiet home body, temperate, industrious and highly esteemed. His death was quite sudden. He was a member of the Congregational church for thirty-five years. He resided Stockbridge, MA.

Children of George Fenn8 and Mary E. (Lynch) Whitney:

i. Anna L.9 Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1846, Stockbridge, MA;[4] "Anna A." d. 18 Sep 1854, Stockbridge, MA, aged 8 years, of dysentery.[5]
ii. Mary Ives Whitney, b. 6 or 13 Apr 1848, Stockbridge, MA;[6] m. 14 Oct 1873, Stockbridge, MA, Henry C. Byington, b. 16 Feb 1837, Stockbridge, MA, son of Spencer and Emeline (-----) Byington;[7] resided Stockbridge; a farmer. Children:
a. Lucy Mamre Byington, b. 7 Aug 1875.
b. Grace Whitney Byington, b. 18 Feb 1878.
c. Alice Byington, b. 2 Nov 1880.
iii. William F. Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1850, Stockbridge, MA;[8] d. 18 Sep 1854, Stockbridge, MA, aged 4 years, of dysentery.[9]
iii. Sarah Hosford Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1854; m. 21 or 23 Apr 1879, Stockbridge, MA, Byron Stedman, of Castleton, NY, b. 13 Nov 1851, Lee, MA, son of Robert and Alvira (-----) Stedman;[10] resided Hudson, NY; a druggist. Children:
a. Grace Stedman, b. 5 Apr 1881.
b. Mabel Stedman, b. 7 Mar 1884.
c. Edith Stedman, b. 23 Apr 1886.
d. Louise Stedman, b. 30 Mar 1890.
iv. William Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1857, Stockbridge, MA;[11] d. 20 May 1862, Stockbridge, MA, aged 4 years, of scarlet fever.[12]
iv. Pamela Fenn Whitney, b. 1 May 1861, Stockbridge, MA;[13] resided Stockbridge in 1880.
v. George Herbert Whitney, b. 18 or 19 Aug 1863, Stockbridge, MA;[14] m. Martha McGiffert.
vi. Charles William Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1865, Stockbridge, MA;[15] m. Minnie E. Hayes.

Census

253 276 George F. Whitney 30 M - Farmer $2800 Mass. Mary E. " 24 F - do Ann A. " 4 F - do Mary J. " 2 F - do Cornelia F. Whitney 55 F - Conn.

227 232 George F. Whitney 35 M - Farmer Mass. Mary E. Whitney 30 F - do Mary J. Whitney 7 F - do Sarah L. Whitney 1 F - do Charles Rathbun 14 M - do

459 433 George F. Whitney 40 M - Farmer $5520 $1161 Mass. Mary " 34 F - House Keeper " Mary O. " 12 F - " Attended school Sarah N. " 6 F - " Attended school William " 2 M - " Pamelia " 66 F - Conn.

163 175 George F. Whitney 45 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary Whitney 39 F - " M House Keeper - - - - - Mary J. Whitney 17 F - " S Ast. House Keeper - - - - - Sarah H. Whitney 11 F - " - - - - - Pamela Whitney 4 F - " - - - - - Herbert Whitney 1 M - " - - - - - Pamela Whitney 72 F - Connecticut W - - - - -

266 265 Whitney, George L. 44 M W Farmer $5000 $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary L. 44 F W Keeping house " -----, Pamela L. 76 F W No occupation Connecticut -----, Mary I. 22 F W Teacher Mass. -----, Sarah H. 16 F W Attends school " Attended school -----, Willie L. 9 M W Attends school " Attended school -----, Herbert 7 M W Attends school " Attended school -----, Charles 4 M W At home " Jones, Edwin 19 M B Farm Laborer Connecticut

Probably daughter Pamela should be in this family. Willie L. should be 12, and Pamela F. should be 9. Possibly two adjacent lines got conflated when the copy was made.

Geo. F. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W MA Farmer MA CT Mary E. WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Pamelia F. WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W MA At Home MA MA Herbert G. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W MA Works On Farm MA MA Chas. W. WHITNEY 14 Son M S W MA At School MA MA

23 26 Whitney, Mary E. Head W F Sep 1825 74 wid 8ch 5liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free farm -----, Pemelia F. Dau W F May 1861 39 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 436, page 117.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 12, page 33.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/91 (death), page 421.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 16, page 51.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 84, page 47.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 34, page 87.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 253, page 71.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 42, page 53.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 84, page 47.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 307, page 66.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 105, page 92.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 156, page 67.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 141, page 85.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 159, page 64.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 177, page 70.


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