Family:Whitney, Richard (1800-1869)

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Richard7 Whitney (Timothy6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Timothy6 and Lois (Baker) Whitney, was born 2 Aug 1800, Lanesborough, MA,[1] and died 24 Mar 1869, Pittsfield, MA [recorded in Lanesborough, MA], aged 69 years, of kidney.[2]

He married, Oct 1826, Waterville, NY, or 30 Sep 1826, Sangerfield, Madison Co., NY, Clarissa Tower,[3] daughter of Justus and Dilla/Delia (Demond) Tower. She was born 2 Mar 1802, Paris, NY, and died 8 Sep 1887, Pittsfield, MA, aged 85 years 6 months 8 days, of heart disease.[4]

He was born in Lanesborough, MA, where his father was one of the most prominent citizens, and where he always resided. He was a merchant, postmaster, and register of deeds for Berkshire County all his life. He was a small man, bald, with black eyes, very amiable and never had an enemy, and was much respected and beloved. He was a member of the Congregational church, and sung in the choir all his life. He resided Lanesborough and Pittsfield, MA.

Children of Richard7 and Clarissa (Tower) Whitney:

i. Charles Baker8 Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1827, Lanesborough, MA;[5] m.(1) Laura L. Sherman; m.(2) Abbie Glover Pope.
ii. Silas Franklin Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1830, Lanesborough, MA;[6]; d. 20 Nov 1853, Lanesborough, MA, aged 23 years, of typhus fever;[7].
iii. Eliza Ann Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1835, Lanesborough, MA;[8] d. 22 Jun 1908, House of Mercy, Pittsfield, MA, aged 72 years 8 months 18 days, of dilitation of heart;[9] bur. Pittsfield Cemetery; m. 28 May 1862, Lanesborough, MA, Almon H. Harrison, b. ca. 1835, Williamstown, MA, son of John and Cordelia (Hickox) Harrison;[10] resided Pittsfield, MA. He was b. 4 Dec 1834. Is a merchant. Children:
a. Mary W. Harrison, b. 12 Apr 1865.
b. Frank W. Harrison, b. 7 Feb 1869.
iv. Henry Tower Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1841, Lanesborough, MA;[11]; d. 31 Dec 1853, Lanesborough, MA, aged 12 years, of typhus fever.[12]

Census

38 43 Richard Whitney 49 M - P. M. & Regr. $1600 Ms. Clarissa T. " 48 F - N.Y. Chas. B. " 22 M - Clerk Ms. Silas T. " 19 M - Farmer " Ann E. " 14 F - " Attended school Henry T. " 8 M - " Attended school

41 47 Richard Whitney 55 M - Register Deeds Mass. Clarissa T. " 53 F - N.Y. Eliza A. " 19 F - Mass. Almond Morrison 18 M - Clerk Mich.

106 108 Richard Whitney 59 M - Register of Deeds $2500 $300 Mass. Clarissa Whitney 58 F - N.Y. Eliza " 24 F - Mass.

65 77 Richard Whitney 64 M - Mass. M Reg. of Deeds - - 1 1 - Clarissa Whitney 63 F - New York M Wife - - - - - Almon H. Harrison 30 M - Mass. M Farmer - - - - - Eliza W. Harrison 29 F - Mass. M Wife - - - - - Mary W. Harrison 4m F - Mass. - - - - - -

1032 1334 Harrison, Almon H. 35 M W Grocer & Dry Goods $3000 $200 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza 34 F W Keeping house " -----, Mary 5 F W At home " -----, Frank W. 1 M W At home " Whitney, Clarissa 68 F W No occupation $4000 New York

Abner HARRISON 45 Self M M W MA Grocer MA MA Elisa W. HARRISON 44 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Mary W. HARRISON 15 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA Frank W. HARRISON 11 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Clarissa WHITNEY 78 Moth F W W NY At Home NY MA

References

1.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, b. 2 Aug 1800," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

2.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. of Timothy and Lois, d. 23 Mar 1869," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, 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 220, page 39.

3.^  "Richard [Whitney], and Clairissa Tower, mar. 30 Sep 1826," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 382, page 64.

5.^  "Charles Baker [Whitney], s. of Richard and Clarissa, b. 6 Oct 1827," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

6.^  "Silas Franklin [Whitney], s. of Richard and Clarissa, b. 29 Sep 1830," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.vital records]].

7.^  "Franklin [Whitney], s. of Richard and Clarissa W., aged 23 years, of typhus fever, d. 20 Nov 1853," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

8.^  "Eliza (of Lanesborough, 23, b. Lanesborough, Mass., dau. of Richard and Clarissa), and Almon H. Harrison (of Lanesborough, 27, clerk, b. Williamstown, Mass., son of John and Cordelia H. (Hicox) Harrison), mar. 22 or 28 May 1862," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, 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 1908/79 (death), page 354.

10.^  "Ann Eliza [Whitney], d. of Richard and Clarissa, b. 4 Oct 1835," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.153, page 36.

11.^  "Henry Tower [Whitney], s. of Richard and Clarissa, b. 24 Jul 1841," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, vital records.

12.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. of Richard and Clarissa W., d. 31 Dec 1853, aged 12 years, of typhus fever," according to Lanesborough, Massachusetts, 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 75, page 31, and volume 84, page 29.


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