Family:Whitney, Richard Harris (1808-1867)

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Hon. Richard Harris7 Whitney, (Cyrus6, Isaiah5, Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Cyrus6 and Mary (Whitney) Whitney, was born 2 Nov 1808, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 11 Jul 1867, Adrian, MI.

He married firstly, 22 Feb 1837, Harvard, MA, Nancy Flagg7 Whitney,[2] daughter of Aaron6 and Sally (Flagg) Whitney. She was born 28 May 1814, Harvard, MA,[3] and died 6 Sep 1852.

He married secondly, 22 Mar 1854, Dover, MI, Dorcas Fisk, daughter of Jabez and Catherine (Ten Brooke) Fisk. She was born 18 Dec 1823, Veteran, NY, and died 1905. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, MI.[4]

Richard H. Whitney, son of Cyrus Whitney of Harvard, MA, was born at Harvard, MA, 1808 and died at Adrian, MI, 11 Jul 1867. He was a self made man and successful in life as to accumulating property and making and holding funds. He left an estate of $125,000 which was divided 1/3 to his second wife Dorcas Fisk Whitney and the remaining 2/3 divided among his six children. He was mayor of Adrian in 1857 and held the office of justice of the peace many years, and died at the age of 57, honored and respected by all who knew him. He resided Albany, NY, and Adrian, MI.

Children of Richard Harris7 and Nancy Flagg (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Sarah Flagg8 Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1838, Adrian, MI; m. 1 May 1861, Harvard, MA (also recorded in Wilton, NH), Andrew J. Putnam, b. ca. 1829, Wilton, NH, son of Caleb and Jane (-----) Putnam;[5] resided Wilton, NH.
Ch.: L. Samuel Harris, b. 26 Oct 1862; d. 10 Nov 1863; William A., b. 13 Feb 1864; resided Leominster, MA; Hattie L., b. 6 Dec 1865; resided W.; Mable L., b. 23 Apr 1868; resided Nashua, NH, 31 Granite St.; Augustus W., b. 26 Mar 1873.
ii. Edward Livingston Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1840; m. Eliza J. Curry.
iii. Channing Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1842; m. Nellie M. Cornell.
iv. Charles Carroll Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1844; m. Emma Lapham.
v. Aaron Augustus Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1850; m. Clintina S. Curtis.

Children of Richard H.7 and Dorcas (Fisk) Whitney:

vi. Richard Harris Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1856; unmarried; resided Adrian, MI. He has since 10 years of age been afflicted with epilepsy and unfitted for active business life although at times bright and smart and active.
vii. Henry Hart Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1858; d. 22 Sep 1860.

Census

1784 1784 Richard H. Whitney 41 M - Justice of Peace $10000 Mass. Nancy F. " 37 F - " Sarah " 12 F - Mich. Attended school Edward L. " 9 M - " Attended school Channing " 6 M - " Attended school Charles C. " 4 M - " Attended school Aaron " 5/12 M - " Amelia Sauldsbury 18 F - "

883 908 R. H. Whitney 51 M - Farmer $8000 $16000 Mass. Dorcas " 38 F - N.Y. Edward " 20 M - Mich. Attended school Channing " 17 M - " Attended school Charles E. " 14 M - " Attended school Aaron " 10 M - " Attended school Richard H. " 4 M - " Henry " 1 M - " Mary Anthony 27 F - N.Y.

70 82 Isaiah Whitney 43 M - Farmer $5000 $1000 Mass. Mary A. " 37 F - N.Y. Emily L. " 18 F - Common School Teacher Mass. Attended school Harvey M. " 15 M - N.Y. Attended school Ella C. " 10 F - Mass. Attended school Edwin H. " 8 M - " Attended school Charles B. " 6 M - " Attended school Sarah F. " 22 F - Common School Teacher Mich. 83 Dorcas W. " 36 F - $5000 $1000 Mass. Walter H. " 10 M - " Attended school Charles E. " 8 F - " Attended school John Lawrance 43 M - Farm Laborer $500 "

This was his daughter Sarah.

243 249 Whitney, Dorcas 45 F W Keeping house $17000 $17000 N.Y. " Harry 14 M W At school $6500 $6500 Mich. Attended school

Dorcas WHITNY 55 Self F W W NY Keeping House MA NY Harry WHITNY 23 Oth M S W MI At Home MA NY Cady HENIG 27 Oth F S W PA Servant WURTEMBURG WURTEMBURG

References

1.^  "Richard Harris [Whitney], s. of Cyrus and Polly, [born] Nov. 2, 1808," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Richard H. [Whitney] of Albany and Nancy Whitney, [married] Feb. 22, 1837," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Nancy Flagg [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Sally (Aaron and Susanna, C.R.1.), May 28, 1814. Twin," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #63460986, Dorcas Fisk Whitney.

5.^  "Sarah F. Whitney (b. 1838, Adrian, MI, d. of R. Harris Whitney & Nancy F. Whitney) & Andrew J. Putnam, m. 1 May 1861, [Wilton,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 146, page 167.


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