Family:Whitney, Ransom (1849-1903)

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Ransom8 Whitney (Joseph7, Abel6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Caroline (Pierce) Whitney, was born 24 Jun 1849 (but Pierce says 24 Jun 1844), Tunbridge, VT,[1] and died 23 Dec 1903, Haverhill, MA, aged 54 years, of suicide by hanging.[2]

He married firstly, 1 Feb 1870, Lebanon, NH, Sarah B. (Johnston) Clark,[3] daughter of John and Sarah B. Johnston. She was born about 1843, Sunapee, NH, and died after 1880. She had married firstly, ----- Clark, of whom nothing is known.

He married secondly, 8 Apr 1893, Rockingham, VT, Frances L. (Williams) Havens, daughter of Abijah and Emma (Stearns) Williams. She was born about 1855, Claremont, NH, and died after 1900. They were divorced about 1899. She had married firstly, after 1870, ----- Havens, of whom nothing is known.

He married thirdly, 25 Sep 1903, Providence, RI, Caroline Louise (Jones) Patch, dau. of Isaac and Harriet Newhall (Marrow) Jones.[4] She was born Apr 1858, Manchester, ME. She had married firstly, 29 May 1882, Winthrop, ME, George F. Patch. She married thirdly, 2 Feb 1905, Haverhill, MA, Albert Richardson;[5] they were divorced. She "Carrie L." married fourthly, 3 Aug 1907, Stoneham, MA, George H. Smith, b. ca. 1852, Ludlow, VT, son of Arza and Catharine (Eaton) Smith.[6]

He resided Tunbridge and Cavendish, VT, Lebanon, Pittsfield, and Claremont, NH, and Mansfield and Haverhill, MA.

Whitney, Ransom, age 18, cred. to Tunbridge, VT
Service: enl 8/27/64, m/i 8/27/64, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, tr to 2d VT INF, Co. C, 1/20/65
born: 06/24/1849, Tunbridge, VT; died unknown; buried: Unknown.[7]

He collected a pension for the above service.

Children of Ransom8 and Sarah B. (Johnston)(Clark) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Ransom8 and Frances L. (Williams)(Havens) Whitney, if any, unknown. She had had one child, who died before 1900, but by which husband is not known.

Children of Ransom8 and Caroline (Jones)(Patch) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

218 314 Sanborn, Sarah B. 61 F W Keeping house $2000 $100 N.H. Clark, Sarah B. 28 F W Tailoress N.H. 315 Merrill, Martin E. 29 M W Works on Agricultural Implements $150 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah B. 25 F W Keeping house N.H. -----, Burton E. 2 M W N.H. Colburn, Truman 33 M W Painter Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 29 F W Boarding New York Whitney, Ransome 24 M W Works in Agricultural Shop Vermont Male citizen over 21

Ransom WHITNEY 31 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Sarah P. WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Lucy E. GOODELL 21 Oth F S W VT Boarder VT VT

U.S. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH, p. 3[12]: 196 209 Ranson Whitney Private C 2 VT Inf 22 Aug 1864 19 Jun 1865 9m 17d Claremont, NH

57 59 [?C?]ole, Serena A. Head W F Oct 1849 50 wid 2ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns mortgaged house Whitney, Ransom Head W M Jan 1849 51 mar 1 Vermont Vermont Vermont Farm laborer

6 6 Wright, John B. Head W M Oct 1844 55 div New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Farmer, Rents farm Whitney, Frances L. Srvt W F Dec 1854 45 div 6 1ch 0liv New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Dampener

  • 1910, Everett Ward 6, Middlesex Co., MA: George H. Smith, 59; wife Carrie J. Smith, 52, b. ME; stepson Leander Patch, 22, b. ME.
  • 1920, Boston Ward 22, Suffolk Co., MA: George H. Smith, 65, b. ME; wife Caroline J. Smith, 61, b. ME.

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/25, page 515.

3.^  "Ransom Whitney (b. 1848, Tunbridge, VT, s. of Joseph Whitney & C. Whitney) & Sarah B. Clark, m. 1 Feb 1870, Lebanon, Grafton Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 536, page 256.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 554, page 405.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 571, page 729.

7.^  Vermont in the Civil War.


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