Family:Whitney, John J. (c1826-1875)
John J.9 Whitney (John Dudley8, Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of John Dudley8 and Elizabeth (Doughty) Whitney, was born about 1826, Roxbury, MA, or Portland, ME, and died 30 Nov 1875, Waltham, MA, of pneumonia. His age at death is listed as 52 years, 6 months which would make his birth about May 1823. This date, however, is prior to his parents marriage.
He married firstly, before 1845, ----- -----. Nothing is known of her, except she must have died before 1859.
He married secondly, 28 Jul 1859, Westford, MA, Mary Elizabeth (Hatch) Freeborn, daughter of Jethro and Catherine (----) Hatch. She was born about Aug 1823, Wiscasset, ME and died 14 Nov 1894, Waltham, MA, of senile change. She married first John Freeborn, b. St. John's, New Brunswick. They had three known children, James H., b. ca. 1845, John Theodore, b. ca. 1848, and Mary F., b. 8 Feb 1853, Watertown, MA.
Children of John J.9 and ----- (-----) Whitney, if any, unknown.
Children of John J.9 and Mary (Hatch) (Freeborn) Whitney:
i. Ella E.10 Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1860, Watertown, MA; d. 2 Oct 1882, Waltham, MA, aged 22 years 6 days, of pericarditis; m. 22 Apr 1879, Waltham, MA, George F. Pratt, son of Asa and Susan (---) Pratt. ii. Martin Samuel Leonard Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1869, Waltham, MA [recorded at Marlborough, MA], d. 28 Feb 1887, Waltham, MA; single
505 620 John Whtney 34 M - Fisherman Mass. Mary E. 36 F - Maine James H. 15 M - Mass. Attended school John T. 12 M - " Mary F. 7 F - "
These children were Mary's by her first husband, John Freeborn, and are here recorded with their step-father's surname.
335 448 Barney Cullen 54 M - Ireland M U.S. Arsenal - - - - - Ann Cullen 52 F - Ireland M - - 1 1 1 Michael Cullen 19 M - Massachusetts S Soldier - - - - - Margaret Cullen 17 F - Massachusetts S Cotton Factory - - - - - Bernard Cullen 14 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Mary Cullen 13 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - James Cullen 11 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Agnes Cullen 10 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - 449 John Whitney 40 M - Massachusetts M Soldier - - 1 1 - Mary E Whitney 40 F - Maine M - - - - - Theran Freeborn 17 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Mary F Freeborn 15 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Ellen Whitney 4 F - Massachusetts S - - - - -
The oldest two children were Mary's by her first husband, John Freeborn, and are here recorded with their step-father's surname.
52 67 Whitney, John E. 44 M W Laborer Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 48 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Ella E. 10 F W At Home Mass. -----, Martin 3 M W At Home Mass. Freeborn, Theodore 21 M W Laborer Mass. Male citizen over 21
Mary WHITNEY 60 Self F W W ME Goes Out Washing ME ME Theadore FREEBORN 35 Son M S W MA At Home ME ME Leonard WHITNEY 12 Son M S W MA At Home ME ME
4.^ John Freeborn household, 1850 U.S. census, Middlesex County, MA, population schedule, town of Watertown, dwelling 126, family 159; National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M542, 1009 rolls. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealocical Society, 2004; volume 73, page 173.