Family:Whitney, John Brooks (1820-1876)

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John Brooks7 Whitney (Jacob6, Abner5, Jonas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Lucy (Adams) Whitney, was born 19 Sep 1820, or 8 Jul 1821, New Salem, MA,[1] and died 18 Mar 1876, Milwaukee, WI, aged 56 years 6 months, of dropsy of heart.[2]

He "of Shelburne" married firstly, 15 May 1844, Shelburne Falls, MA, Lucinda Bardwell, daughter of Hubbard B. Bardwell of Pawtucket.[3] She was born in Leyden, MA, and died 14 May 1857, Shelburne, MA, aged 34 years 11 months 22 days, of consumption.[4]

He married secondly, 16 Dec 1857, Shelburne Falls, MA, Katherine A. Pratt, daughter of Josiah and C. (-----) Pratt.[5] She was born 28 Mar 1833, Charlemont, MA.

John Brooks, son of Jacob and Lucy Adams Whitney, was born at New Salem, MA; was educated at Shelburne Falls (Massachusetts) academy, and was married at Shelburne Falls to Lucinda Bardwell, by whom he had four children. Resided at same place until 1874. Was a merchant, manufacturer and builder, and held important town offices. In 1852 served as representative in the legislature. Married Katherine A. Pratt in 1857, by whom he had three children. Removed with his family to Chicago in 1874, and died at Milwaukee, WI. He died 18 Mar 1876; resided Shelburne Falls, MA, Milwaukee, WI, she resided 1757 Oakdale Ave., Chicago, IL.

He sold land in New Salem, MA, in 1844.[6]

He was a merchant, she a seamstress.

Children of John Brooks7 and Lucinda (Bardwell) Whitney:

i. Mary Eliza8 Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1845, Shelburne, MA;[7] m. 9 Aug 1864, Shelburne, MA, Henry A. Titus of Boston, MA, and Bellows Falls, VT, b. ca. 1841, Walpole, NH, son of Ebenezer and Sophronia (-----) Titus.[8]
ii. William Davis Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1846, Shelburne, MA;[9] d. 12 Jan 1848, Shelburne, MA, aged 1 year 4 months 16 days, of inflammation of the lungs.[10]
iii. Lucy Elizabeth Whitney, b. 27 May 1849, Shelburne, MA;[11] "Lizzie" m. 17 Jan 1871, Shelburne, MA, Franklin A/E. Snow, b. ca. 1850, Colrain, MA, son of Newell and Jane (-----) Snow;[12] resided Greenfield, MA.
iv. Lydia Anna Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1852, Shelburne, MA [given name omitted].[13] Teacher of piano at Vassar college, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Children of John Brooks7 and Katherine A. (Pratt) Whitney:

v. William Brooks Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1859, Shelburne, MA [given name omitted];[14] m. Louise Young, manager Des Moines Beef Company, IA; 4 ch.
vi. Julia Maria Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1861, Shelburne, MA;[15] d. 8 Jan 1866, Shelburne, MA, aged 4 years 6 months, of scarlet fever.[16]
vii. Charles Pratt Whitney, b. 14 or 16 Jul 1866, Shelburne, MA;[17] m. Grace E. Lewis.

Census

922 952 J. B. Whitney 30 M - Merchant $3000 Mass. Lucinda " 27 F - " Mary E. " 5 F - " Attended school Lucy E. " 1 F - " Lucinda Bardwell 52 F - "

39 59 J. B. Whitney 34 M - Inn Keeper Mass. Lucinda Whitney 32 F - " Mary E. Whitney 10 F - " Lizzie L. Whitney 6 F - " L. Anne Whitney 3 F - " George N. Smith 30 M - Clerk New York H. A. Allen 28 F - Vermont Morris Carpenter 26 M - Hostler Mass. Martha Upton 21 F - " Lucy Molley 17 F - Vermont Susan Hunt 28 F - " Susan Clary 20 F - Ireland Kate Doyle 20 F - " Bridgett Sweeney 20 F - "

1195 1444 J. Brooks Whitney 40 M - Grocer $6650 $3100 Mass. Kate O. " 27 F - " Mary E. " 15 F - " Attended school Lizzie L. " 11 F - " Attended school Ann L. " 8 F - " Attended school Wm. B. " 1 M - " Mary Conners 20 F - Domestic Ireland

142 224 Whitney, Brooks J. 45 M - Mass. M Manufacturer - - 1 1 - " , Kate A. 32 F - " M Housekeeper - - - - - " , Lizzie 15 F - " S Student - - - - - " , Anne L. 13 F - " S - - - - - " , Willie B. 6 M - " S - - - - - " , Julia M. 3 F - " S - - - - - O'Brien, Hannah 27 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - -

153 173 Whitney, J. B. 49 M W Canning fruit $15000 $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Kate A. 33 F W House Keeping " -----, Lizzie L. 21 F W At Home " -----, Annie L. 18 F M " Attended school -----, Willie B. 11 M W " Attended school -----, Charlie P. 3 M W "

William WHITNEY 22 Self M S W MA Farmer MA MA Charles WHITNEY 14 Bro M S W MA Plow Boy MA MA Catharine WHITNEY 47 Moth F W W MA Keeping House MA MA

Lania Adella BLISS 23 Self F S W NY Teacher MA OH Helen Cornelia HISCOCK 28 Othe F S W NY Teacher NY NH Sarah H. HUBBARD 28 Othe F S W NY Teacher CT NY Abby Moore GOODWIN 33 Othe F S W MA Teacher MA MA Susan A. MILLER 23 Othe F S W NY Teacher NY NY Fanny A. WOOD 39 Othe F S W MA Teacher MA NY Eliza M. WILEY 40 Othe F S W MA Teacher NY NH Mary A. JORDAN 25 Othe F S W OH Libiarian NY NH Helen Davis BROWN 23 Othe F S W MA Teacher MA PA Rosalie LEE 41 Othe F S W FRA Teacher FRA SUISSE Kate L. CLARK 42 Othe F S W AL Teacher MA MA Lydia Annie WHITNEY 28 Othe F S W MA Teacher MA MA Jessie CHAPIN 30 Othe F S W NY Teacher MA NY Mary D. WARD 45 Othe F S W MA Teacher RI NOVA SCOTIA Mary MAHER 19 Othe F S W NY Servant IRE IRE Katie COLLETON 18 Othe F S W NY Servant IRE IRE Jennie TRESTTY 17 Othe F S W NY Servant NY IRE Katie PARKS 30 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Mary A. HURSON 41 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Mary DOLAN 33 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE (Continued)

References

1.^  "John Brooks [Whitney], s. Jacob and Lucy, [born] July 8, 1821. C.R.," according to Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1927).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 283, page 319.

3.^  "J. B. [Whitney], unm., merchant, of S., b. New Salem, s. Jacob, of New Salem, and Lucinda Bardwell, unm., seamstress, of S., b. Leyden, d. Hubbard B. of Pawtucket, [married] May 15, 1844," according to Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1931). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 12, page 132.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 111, page 313.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 103, page 349.

6.^  "John B. [Whitney], grantor, 1844. FD," according to New Salem Vital Records.

7.^  "Mary Eliza [Whitney], d. John B., merchant, and Lucinda, at Shelburne Falls, [born] Feb. 7, 1845," according to Shelburne Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 10, page 168.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 171, page 288.

9.^  "William D. [Whitney], s. John B., merchant, and Lucinda, both of Shelburne Falls), at Shelburne Falls, [born] Aug 26, 1846," according to Shelburne Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 22, page 200.

10.^  "William D. [J. C.R. 1], s. J. B. and Lucinda [B. G.R. 5.], inflammation of lungs, bur. Shelburne Falls, d. Jan 12, 1848, a. 1 y. 4 m. 16 d.," according to Shelburne Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 32, page 143.

11.^  "Lucy Elizabeth [Whitney], d. J. B., merchant, and Lucinda B., [born] May 29, 1849," according to Shelburne Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 35, page 29.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 235, page 333.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 63, page 273.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 123, page 321.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 141, page 381.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 192, page 256.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 186, page 308.


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