Family:Whitney, John (1782-1826)

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John7 Whitney (Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Silas6 and Patience (Goodenow) Whitney, was born 22 Nov 1782, Stow, MA,[1] and died 23 Jun 1826, Cambridge, MA, aged 43 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 31 May 1804 "in Brookline", Boston, MA, for him and Susannah Viles "of Waltham."[3] He "of Boston" married, 1 Jul 1804, Waltham, MA, Susannah Viles,[4] daughter of Jonas and Susanna (Hastings) Viles. She was born 9 Dec 1784, Waltham, MA, and died 30 Nov 1844, Boston, MA, and was buried Jan 1845, Cambridge, MA, aged 63 years.[5]

He was steward at Harvard college for 20 years. He resided Cambridge, MA.

Children of John7 and Susannah (Viles) Whitney:

i. Sophia8 Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1805; d. bef. 1809.
ii. John Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1807; m. Mary B. Holt.
iii. Sophia Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1809, Boston, MA; d. 16 Dec 1893, Wayland, MA, aged 84 years 4 months 6 days, of influenza;page 444 m. (int. 15 Mar 1831, Wayland, MA[6]) 17 May 1831, Cambridge, MA, Edward Mellen "Esq." "of East Sudbury".[7]
iv. Susan Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1811; d. 10 Sep 1839, Mobile, AL; m. 29 Mar 1835, Cambridge, MA, Philip A. Smith.[8]
v. George Henry Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1812; m. Priscilla Gallup.
vi. Dolly Whitney, b. 31 May 1814; d. 10 Jul 1814.
vii. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1815, Boston, MA; d. 2 Dec 1893, Wayland, MA, aged 78 years 4 months, of scrofula;[9] unmarried; resided Wayland, MA.
viii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1819; d. 7 Aug 1822, Cambridge, MA, aged 3 years.[10]

Census

147 175 Mary F. Whitney 35 F - Mass.

95 117 Leonard Wood 53 M - Gentleman S. Brookfield, Mass. Malvina F. Wood 48 F - Leicester, " Charles J. Wood 26 M - Painter Leicester, " Helen M. Wood 14 F - Wayland, " 118 Mary J. Whitney 45? F - Boston

194 236 Edward Mellen 57 M - Lawyer $14000 $5000 Mass. Sophia W. " 51 F - " Sophia W. " 23 F - " Anna " 15 F - " Joshua " 20 M - Student " Mary J. Whitney 44 F - "

2 3 Otis Loker 62 M - Mass. M Teamster - - 1 1 - Betsey Loker 63 F - Maine M - - - - - Lizzie M. Loker 19 F - Mass. S - - - - - Frank P. Loker 9 M - Texas S - - - - - Albert Allen 57 M - Maine S - - 1 1 - 4 Mary Jane Whitney 49 F - Massachusetts S - - - - -

127 152 Loker, Otis 67 M W Teamster $2000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Betsey 68 F W Keeping house Maine Bullard, Adelisa 41 F W At home Mass. -----, Edward 17 M W Works in Shoe Factory " -----, Lizzie 12 F W At School " Attended school -----, Catherine 9 F W " " " Attended school 153 Whitny, May J. 60 F W Keeping house "

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. Silas and Pashance [Patience C.R.], [born] Nov. 22, 1782," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "John [Whitney], [died] June 23, 1826, a. 43y.," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

3.^  "John [Whitney] and Susan Niles of Waltham, May 31, 1804. In Brookline," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 484. This would seem to be intentions, rather than an actual marriage.

4.^  "John [Whitney] of Boston, and Susanna [int. Sukey] Viles, [marrried] July 1, 1804," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

5.^  "Susan [Whitney], wid. of _____, from Boston, bur. [Jan. 1845], a. 63y.," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

6.^  "Sophia [Whitney] [of] Cambridge, and Edward Mellen Esq., int. Mar. 15, 1831," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

7.^  "Sophia [Whitney] and Edward Mellen (Esq. of East Sudbury, int.), [married] May 17, 1831," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

8.^  "Susan [Whitney] and Philip A. Smith, [married] Mar. 29, 1835," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 437, page 444.

10.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], [died] Aug. 7, 1822, a. 3y. C.R.1," according to Cambridge Vital Records.


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