Family:Whitney, Samuel Butterick (1814-1867)

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Samuel Butterick8 Whitney (Abijah7, Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Abijah7 and Anne (Lawrence) Whitney, was born 17 Oct 1814, Weston, MA, and died 13 May 1867, Waltham, MA, aged 52 years 6 months, of fever, merchant.[1]

He married, 5 Jun 1845, Waltham, MA, Mary Watson Crehore,[2] daughter of Elisha and Mary Watson (Stearns) Crehore. She was born 22 Aug 1823, Waltham, MA, and died after 1880.

He was born in Weston where he always resided; was in the real estate business. His ancestors bought a farm in Weston in 1699, which continued in the family till after the death of Henry Whitney in 1873. He has the deed of this land sold to Joseph Whitney in 1699. Also other deeds - land to John Whitney, of Watertown, in 1706; Benjamin Whitney and Elizabeth Whitney, land to John Whitney, in 1713; John W. to Joseph W., in 1749; William Whitney and Sarah W. to Joseph Whitney, in 1772; Abijah and Rebecca Whitney to Abijah Whitney, 1828; resided Weston, MA.

Children of Samuel Butterick8 and Mary Watson (Crehore) Whitney:

i. Elisha Crehore9 Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1846, Waltham, MA;[3] lost at sea, May 1866.
ii. Mary Watson Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1847, Waltham, MA;[4] d. 20 Jan 1921, Waltham, MA, of pneumonia; unmarried. Prof. of astronomy at Vassar college, Poughkeepsie, NY. Among the first women to gain celebrity as astronomers was Maria Mitchell, of Nantucket, MA. She was born there in 1818 and in 1865 she became professor of astronomy at Vassar college. In 1881 Miss Mary W. Whitney was called to be her assistant and, on the resignation of Miss Mitchell, she was given the professorship of astronomy and the directorship of the Vassar observatory. Miss Whitney graduated from the institution in 1868, having studied under Miss Mitchell, with whom she observed the solar eclipse of 1869. In 1872 she assisted her in determining the latitude of the Vassar observatory, after which she attended lectures by Professor Pierce at Harvard, and, going to Europe in 1874, continued her studies in astronomy and mathematics at the University of Zurich. For more details, see her biographies at Encyclopedia.com and Wikipedia.org.
iii. Anne Maria Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1849, Waltham, MA;[5] "Anna Maria" d. 28 or 31 Mar 1852, Waltham, MA, aged 2 years 5 months, of fits.[6]
iv. Adaline Stearns Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1852, Waltham, MA;[7] a physician, 124 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA; d. 13 Feb 1896, Boston, MA, aged 44 years, of interstitial nephritis; physician, resided 42 Newbury Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.[8]
v. Charles A. Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1855, Waltham, MA;[9] m. Leila Porter.
vi. Thomas Lawrence Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1857, Waltham, MA;[10] drowned 26 Jun 1873, Waltham, MA, aged 15 years 10 months 26 days.[11]

Census

413 567 Sam B. Whitny 35 M - $20000 Mass. Lucy " 24 F - " Elisha C. Whitney 4 M - Mass. Mary W. " 2 F - " Ann M. " 7/12 F - " Mary W. Creor 51 F - $22000 " Hannah Sulivan 22 F - Ireland Illiterate

192 284 Samuel B. Whitney 40 M - Trader Mass. Mary W. " 32 F - " Elisha C. " 9 M - " Mary W. " 8 F - " Ada S. " 3 F - " Mary Laughlin 21 F - Ireland Mary W. Crehore 57 F - Mass.

1150 1238 Saml. B. Whitney 44 M - Trader $22000 $1500 Mass. Mary W. " 36 F - " Elisha C. " 14 M - " Attended school Mary W. " 12 F - " Attended school Adeline L. " 8 F - " Attended school Chas. A. Whitney 4 M - " Thomas L. " 2 M - " Mary M. Crehore 61 F - $3500 $3500 " Mary L. Daggett 22 F B Domestic N.Y.

679 848 Samuel B. Whitney 49 M - Massachusetts M Banker - - 1 1 - Mary W. Whitney 41 F - Massachusetts M - - - - - Elisha C. Whitney 19 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Mary W. Whitney 17 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Adeline S. Whitney 13 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Charles A. Whitney 9 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Thomas L. Whitney 7 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Ann Kelly 19 F - Ireland S Servant 1 - - - -

503 652 Whitney, Mary W. 47 F W Keeping House Mass. " Mary W. 22 F W School Teacher " " Adaline S. 18 F W At School " Attended school " Charles A. 15 M W At School " Attended school " Thomas L. 13 M W At School " Attended school Tate, Elizabeth 19 F W Domestic Servant " Parents foreign born

161 252 Whitney, Mary W. W F 57 wid Keeping house Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Mary W. W F 32 Dau sgl Sch. Teacher Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Adiline S. W F 27 Dau sgl Doctor Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Charles A. W M 24 Son sgl Machinist Mass. Mass. Mass. Young, Margeret W F 25 Srvt sgl Servant Ireland Ireland Ireland 253 -----, Adeline W. W F 77 wid Keeping house Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Mary C. W F 40 Dau sgl School Teacher Mass. Mass. Mass.

86 104 Whitney, Mary W. Head W F Sep 1847 52 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Professor-Astronomy, Rents house Furness, Carolyn E. Frnd W F Jun 1869 30 sgl Ohio Vermont New York Teacher Mack, Margaret E. Hekp W F Apr 1869 31 sgl New York Ireland Ireland Housekeeper

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 200.

2.^  "Samuel B. [Whitney], 30, s. Abijah of Weston, and Mary W. Crehore, [married] June 5, 1845," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 19, page 68.

3.^  "Elisha Crehore [Whitney], s. Samuel B. and Mary W., [born] Mar. 12, 1846," according to Waltham Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary W. [Whitney], d. Samuel B. and Mary W., [born] Sept. 10, 1847," according to Waltham 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 86.

5.^  "Anna Maria [Whitney], d. Sam[ue]l B. and Mary W., [born] Oct. 25, 1849," according to Waltham Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 35, page 283.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 152.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 465, page 59.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 91, page 169.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 106, page 226.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 257, page 268.


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