Family:Whitney, James (1811-1860)

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James7 Whitney (Abel6, Elijah5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abel6 and Phebe (Hopkins) Whitney, was born 12 Jan 1811, Williamstown, VT,[1] and died 25 Jul 1860, Williamstown, VT, aged 49 years 7 months 13 days.[2] He was buried in Williamstown Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT.[3].

He married firstly, before 1841, Jerusha H. Smith, daughter of Josiah and Hannah (Morse) Smith. She was born about 1822, VT, and died 27 Aug 1875, Bristol, VT, aged 54 years.[4] She is buried with two sons in Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT.[5]

He was a blacksmith.

Children of James7 and Jerusha H. (Smith) Whitney:

i. James H.8 Whitney, b. about 21 Jul 1842, VT; d. 2 Sep 1842, Bristol, VT, aged 2 months 11 days; bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT.[6]
ii. Wilbur Whitney, b. ca. 1843, VT; m. Augusta F. "Gertie" Stilson.
iii. Charles B. Whitney, b. ca. 9 Jun 1846, Bristol, VT; m. Harriet A. Chadwick.
iv. James Whitney, b. ca. Nov 1849, VT; d. 3 Sep 1851, Bristol, VT, aged 21 months; bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT.[7]

Notes

James appears in the 1870 census with his wife Jerusha, despite having died in 1860. No explanation is apparent for this discrepancy. His death record explicitly names his parents Abel and Phebe Whitney.

Census

14 14 James Whitney 31 M - Chair Maker $1000 Vermont Jurusha Whitney 28 F - Vermont Wilber Whitney 7 M - Vermont Attended school Charles Whitney 4 M - Vermont Attended school James Whitney Jr. 7/12 M - Vermont Abel Church 17 M - Painter Vermont

1339 237 James Whiting 42 M - Manufacturer $5000 $1500 Vt. Jerusha " 40 F - " Wilber " 18 M - " Attended school Charles " 14 M - " Attended school Margaretta Pomeroy 15 F - Servant Canada Henry Bowers 24 M - Painter Vt. John McVar 23 M - Mechanic "

190 203 Whitney, James 51 M W Chair Manfacturer $4000 $1000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Jerusha 50 F W Keeping House Vermont Whitney, Wilber 26 M W Chair Maker Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Gertrude 18 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Charles 24 M W Painter Vermont Male citizen over 21

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #112763799, James M. Whitney.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #99761465, Jerusha H. Smith Whitney.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #99761528, James H. Whitney.

7.^  Find A Grave memorial #99761602, James Whitney.


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