Family:Whitney, John Emerson (1822-1907)

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John Emerson8 Whitney (John7, John6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of John7 and Lydia (Allen) Whitney, was born 13 Sep 1822, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 30 Nov 1907, Grafton, MA, aged 85 years 3 months 17 days, of cerebral hemorrhage.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 15 Jun 1844, Princeton, MA, for him "of Westminster" and Cleora Allen.[3] He married firstly, 23 Sep 1844, Westminster, MA, Cleora Allen,[4] daughter of Abner and Lucy (Brooks) Allen of Princeton. She was born 2 Oct 1816 (per Pierce) or 20 Oct 1816 (per vital records), Princeton, MA, and died 23 May 1883, Grafton, MA, aged 66 years 7 months 3 days, of Bright's disease of kidneys.[5]

He married secondly, 24 Dec 1884, Grafton, MA, Mary B. (Fisher) Ballou, daughter of Herman and Bathsheba (Cobleigh) Fisher.[6] She was born 24 Mar 1842, Fitzwilliam, NH, and died after 1900.

He resided Grafton, MA.

Heywood says the following:[7]

"Whitney, John Emerson8, s. of John7 and Lydia, m. Sept. 23, 1844, Cleora. dau. of Abner Allen of Pn. He res. on the place bequeathed to him by his f. a few years, then went to N. H., and subsequently to Grafton, where he still remains. 'A strong advocate of what is right in morals and religion.'"

Children of John Emerson8 and Cleora (Allen) Whitney:

i. Caroline Jennison9 Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1845, Westminster, MA;[8] m. 11 Aug 1863, Sumner J. Reed;[9] resided Fitzwilliam, NH.
ii. Ellen Lydia Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1846, Westminster, MA;[10] m. 1 Jan 1869 or 1 Jan 1868, Keene, NH, Charles L. Clark;[11] resided Fitzwilliam, NH.
iii. John Allen Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1849, Westminster, MA;[12] m. Susan E. Hibbard.
iv. Charles Sumner Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1853, Westminster, MA;[13] m. Etta Jones.
v. Frank Stearns Whitney, b. 7 May 1857, prob. Jaffrey, NH; d. 16 Dec 1858, prob. Jaffrey, NH.

Census

93 120 John E. Whitney 27 M - Farmer $2600 Massachusetts Chleora " 33 F - " Harriet " 18 F - " Attended school Edward " 15 M - " Attended school George C. " 7 M - " Attended school Caroline J. " 5 F - " Attended school Ellen L. " 3 F - " Attended school John A. " 1 M - "

68 91 Whitney, John E. 32 M - Farmer Mass. " , Cleora 38 F - " " , Caroline 10 F - " " , Ellen 8 F - " " , John A. 6 M - " " , Charles S. 2 M - "

261 229 John E. Whitney 37 M - Farmer $100 Mass. Clarra A. " 43 F - " Caroline " 14 F - " Attended school Ellen L. " 13 F - " Attended school John A. " 11 M - " Attended school Charles S. " 7 M - " Attended school Wilber F. Horten 19 M - F. Laborer N.H. Attended school

John E. WHITNEY 57 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Cleora WHITNEY 62 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA

392 446 Whitney, John H. Head W M Sep 1822 77 mar 15 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Mary B. Wife W F Mar 1842 58 mar 15 0ch 0liv New Hampshire Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Susan M. DiL W F May 1852 48 wid 4ch 4liv Maine Maine Maine -----, John F. GSon W M Feb 1882 18 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farm laborer -----, Orren GSon W M Jun 1886 13 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts School Kenney, John A. Srvt W M May 1881 19 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Farm laborer, Immig. 1899, Al.

References

1.^  "John Emerson [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Sept. 13, 1822," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1907/46, page 360.

3.^  "John-E. [Whitney] of Westminster and Cleora Allen, int. June 15, 1844," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902).

4.^  "John E. [Whitney] (farmer, s. John and Lydia, a. 21) and Cleora Allen, [married] Sept. 23, 1844," according to Westminster Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 406.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 354, page 295.

7.^  William Heywood Sweetser, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), page 926.

8.^  "Caroline J. [Whitney], d. Emerson and Chleora, [born] June 2, 1845," according to Westminster 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 17, page 262.

9.^  "Carrie J. Whitney (b. 1845, d. of John E. Whitney) & Sumner J. Reed, m. 11 Aug 1863, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

10.^  "Ellen Lydia [Whitney], d. John E. and Cleora, [born] Oct. 26, 1846," according to Westminster 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 29, page 258.

11.^  "Ellen L. Whitney (b. 1847, d. of John C. Whitney & Cleora A.) & Charles L. Clark, m. 1 Jan 1868, Keene, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index. Also "Ellen S. Whitney (b. 1847, Westminster, MA, d. of John B. Whitney & Clara A.) & Charles S. Clark, m. 1 Jan 1868, Keene, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

12.^  "John Allen [Whitney], s. John E. and Cleora, [born] Apr. 11, 1849," according to Westminster 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 36, page 399.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 238.


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