Family:Whitney, Horatio (1798-1854)

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Horatio8 Whitney (David7, Ephraim6, David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of David7 and Lois (Clapp) Whitney, was born 13 Nov 1798, Boston, MA,[1] and died 31 Apr 1854 [sic], Fall River, MA, aged 55, of heart disease.[2]

On 1 Jun 1815, Enoch Wiswall, Esq., of Watertown, was appointed guardian of Horatio Whitney, son of David Whitney, late of Needham, Norfolk Co., and posted bond with John Hunting and Joseph Peirce, both of Watertown, as sureties.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 5 May 1821, Watertown, MA, for him and Betsey Greenwood.[4] He "of Watertown" married, 4 Jun 1821, Sherborn, MA, Betsey Greenwood,[5] daughter of Reuben and Catherine (Fuller) Greenwood. She was born 12 Dec 1796, Sherborn, MA, and died 27 May 1847, Fall River, MA, aged 50 years 5 months, of a fit.[6]

Children of Horatio8 and Betsey (Greenwood) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth9 Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1823, Needham, MA;[7] m. 23 May 1847, Fall River, MA, Elisha White of Wareham, b. ca. 1819, son of Reuben and Beulah (-----) White.[8]
ii. Horatio Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1825, Needham, MA;[9] m. Betsey Atherton.
iii. Catherine G. Whitney, b. ca. 1828; d. 27 Oct 1907, Taunton, MA; m. 28 Feb 1847, Fall River, MA, Charles H. Edwards, b. ca. 1813, son of Joseph G. and Mary (-----) Edwards.[10]
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1833, Fall River, MA;[11] m. 20 Nov 1856, Fall River, MA, George W. Backus, b. ca. 1826, Barnstable, MA, son of Heman and Mehitable (-----) Backus.[12]
v. Harriet Ellen Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1836, Fall River, MA;[13] d. 30 Mar 1896, Plymouth, MA, aged 59 years 11 months 28 days, of valvular disease of the heart;[14] m. Charles W. Johnson.
vi. Ira Greenwood Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1838, New Bedford, MA; m. Elizabeth Mary Day.
vii. May Whitney or Mary J. Whitney, b. ca. 1841, Providence, RI; d. 19 Jan 1897, New Bedford, MA, aged 55 years 5 months, of apoplexy;[15] m.(1) 9 Oct 1859, New Bedford, MA, Joseph N. Landers, b. ca. 1831, Falmouth, MA, son of Joseph and Mary (-----) Landers;[16] m.(2) 23 Nov 1884, New Bedford, MA, Orville W. Cranston, b. ca. 1836, New Bedford, MA, son of William W. and Lydia G. (-----) Cranston.[17]

Census Records

1269 2195 Horatio Whitney 50 M - Watchman Mass. Betsy " 29 F - " Sarah " 17 F - " Ellen " 14 F - " Attended school Ira " 11 M - " Attended school May 9 F - Rhode Island Attended school Otis H. 2 M - Mass. Susan A. 3/12 F - " 2196 Peter Mathewson 60 M - None Ireland Rebecca J. " 24 F - Mass. Charlot H. " 22 F - " Abraham D. " 19 M - Weaver " Anna 17 F - "

355 614 Ira Greenwood 50 M - Broker Mass. Hannah Greenwood 51 F - " Mary J. Whitney 14 F - R.I.

Mary/May is living with her mother's brother and family.

References

1.^  "Horatio [Whitney], s. of Lowes Clap, in Boston, [born] Nov. 13, 1798," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 84, page 65.

3.^  Middlesex County Probate Records, File #24656.

4.^  "Horatio Whitney of Watertown and Elizabeth Greenwood of Sherborn, int. 5 May 1821," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 242.

5.^  "Horatio [Whitney] of Watertown and Betsey Greenwood, [married] June 4, 1821," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 32, page 46.

7.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Horatio and Betsy, [born] June 28, 1823," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished.

8.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I007937. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 30, page 48.

9.^  "Horatio [Whitney], s. Horatio and Betsy, [born] June 12, 1825," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished.

10.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I007937. Also "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 24, page 56.

11.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I023772.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 99, page 87.

13.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I023772.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 668.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 472, page 288.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 126, page 101.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 352, page 156.


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