Family:Whitney, James Frothingham (1813-1886)

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James Frothingham8 Whitney (Nathaniel Ruggles7, Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel Ruggles7 and Sally (Stone) Whitney,[1] was born 2 Mar 1813, Watertown, MA,[2] baptized 18 Jul 1813, Watertown, MA,[3] and died 17 Dec 1886.[4]

He married, 1847, 2nd Baptist Church, Boston, MA, Mary Henderson Eskildson, daughter of George and Mary (Willson) Eskildson. She was born 13 Jan 1821, New York, NY, and died 21 Dec 1912.

Children of James Frothingham8 and Mary Henderson (Eskildson) Whitney:

i. Emma9 Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1849, Brooklyn, NY; d. 18 Jul 1906, NY; m. 19 Jun 1872, New York, NY, Edward Richmond Betts. Children:
a. Herbert Minton Betts, b. 30 Dec 1872, Brooklyn, NY; m. 15 Dec 1898, New York, NY, Jessica Watkins.
b. Emily Betts, b. 7 Nov 1874, Brooklyn, NY; m.(1) betw. 1900 and 1910, ----- Loomis; m.(2) 15 May 1912, Brooklyn, NY, Paul Moore Strayer.
d. Roland W. Betts, b. Aug 1876, NY; d. after 1920; m. Olga L. -----.
ii. Florence Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1850, Brooklyn, NY; m. 5 Apr 1876, Brooklyn, NY, George Arthur Betts. Children:
a. Harold Eskildson Betts, b. 29 Jul 1878, Brooklyn, NY.
b. Leslie Betts.
iii. Mary Eskildson Whitney, b. 2 May 1852, Brooklyn, NY; d. 26 Oct 1907; m. John Miller Peters, b. 1846, NY. Children:
a. Ruth Peters, b. 1879, NY; m. ----- Mitchell.
b. Carolyn Whitney Peters, b. ca. 1883, NY; m. Frank D. Griswold.
c. Dorothy Peters, b. 16 May 1886, Brooklyn, NY; d. 12 Jun 1977, Englewood, NJ; m. 23 Oct 1912, Alfred Murphy.
iv. Charles Sumner Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1855, Brooklyn, NY; m.(1) Mary Gardner Brown; m.(2) Florence (Craig) Groce.
v. James Frothingham Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1858, Brooklyn, NY; m. Mary Cook.
vi. Carrie Ruggles Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1860, Brooklyn, NY; d. 24 Jun 1882, unmarried; res. Brooklyn, NY, in 1880.
vii. Freddie Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1864, Brooklyn, NY; d. 22 Sep 1865.

Census

195 585 James Whitney 36 M - Merchant Massachusetts Mary " 29 F - New York Emma " 2 F - Do Florence " 5/12 M - Do Mary Escleson 50 F - Do Ann Spratt 18 F - Irelan

322 Brick $3500 653 James F. Whitney 40 M - - Massa. 1 - 14 Merchant 1 - - - - 1 - Mary H. Whitney 35 F - Wife N. York Co. 1 - 10 - - - - - - - - Emma Whitney 7 F - Chld Kings Co. - - 7 - - - - - - - - Florence Whitney 5 F - " " - - 5 - - - - - - - - Mary Whitney 3 F - " " - - 3 - - - - - - - - Mary Erkiletson 56 F - MiL N. York Co. - 1 10 - - - - - - - - Eliza Sparat 17 F - Srvt Ireland - - 5 - - - 1 - - - - Sarah Byan 14 F - " " - - 4 - - - 1 - - - -

364 839 James Whitney 43 M - Bur Stone Yard $6000 $800 N.Y. Mary 40 F - Do Emma 12 F - Do Attended school Florence 10 F - Do Attended school Mary 8 F - Do Attended school Charles S. 4 M - Do James 2 M - Do Minnie 3/12 F - Do Mary Whitney 60 F - Do Hannah Kelley 20 F - Servant Ire. Rosey Kelley 14 F - Do Do

1234 Pacific 16 Frame $20000 16 James L. Whitney 59 M - ---- Mass. m Commission Merchant New York 1 - - 1 - Mary Whitney 50 F - Wife New York m - - 1 - - - - Flaura Whitney 25 F - Dau Kings s - - 1 - - - - Mary Whitney 22 F - Dau Kings s - - 1 - - - - Carrie Whitney 15 F - Dau Kings s - - 1 - - - - Charles Whitney 19 M - Son Kings s - - 1 - - - - James Whitney 17 M - Son Kings s - - 1 - - - - Cathrine McGratt 30 F - Srvt Ireland s - - - - 1 - - Mary Draham 28 F - Srvt Ireland s - - - - 1 - 1 Mary I. Fallen 24 F - Srvt Kings s - - 1 - - - -

James F. WHITNEY 68 Self M M W MA Commission Merchant MA MA Mary H. WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W NY Keeping House MA NY James F. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W NY Bookkeeper MA NY Carrie R. WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W NY At Home MA NY John PETERS 34 SonL M M W NY Editor NY NY Mary W. PETERS 28 Dau F M W NY At Home MA NY Ruth PETERS 1 GDau F S W NY NY NY Kate OLIVER 20 Othe F S W NY Servant ENG IRE Mary BROGAN 30 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Maggie MADDEN 27 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

Whitney, Mary MiL W F 79 living with family of daughter Emma

References

  • Birth and death dates of the children from Eskildson Family Bible (1816 and later), in possession of M. Whitney Keen.

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth and baptism records.

2.^  "James Frothingham Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, Junr., and wife Sally, b. 2 Mar 1813," 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 203.

3.^  "18 Jul 1813, James Frothingham, s. of Nath. R. Whitney, Junr, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819, (1906), volume 4, page 192.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), page 292.


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