Family:Whitney, Sidney Stearns (1815-1847)

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Sidney Stearns7 Whitney (Samuel6, Elijah5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Lucy (Handley) Whitney, was born 25 Feb 1815, Bolton, MA, and died 22 Dec 1847, Mexico.

He married, 5 Apr 1838, New Bedford, MA (also recorded in Boston, MA[1]), Mary C. Getchell, daughter of Benjamin and Polly (Blodgdon) Getchell. She was born 3 Jan 1820, North Anson, ME, and died 22 Feb 1865, Watertown, MA, widow, aged 44 years 1 month, of cancer.[2] She married secondly, 1849-1850, George Hartwell (1814-a1892), son of William and Mary (Lake) Hartwell.

Sidney S. Whitney alias Frederick Whitney served as a Private in Co. I, 1st Massachusetts Volunteers, in the Mexican War. He died 22 Dec 1847, Mexico. For this service, his former widow Mary C. Hartwell and minor children Francis A., Frederick A., and Charles D. Whitney applied for a pension, Certificate Nos. 1726 and 170, File No. 14,143. Bounty land was granted, warrant no. 60421-160-1847.[3]

Children of Sidney Stearns7 and Mary C. (Getchell) Whitney:

i. Frances A. P. Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1839, New Bedford, MA; m.(1) 17 Jan 1858, Chelsea, MA, Nahum Marshall, son of Jonathan and Mehitable (Lofkin) Marshall, b. ca. 17 Jan 1833, Claremont or Unity, NH,[4] d. 3 May 1908, Malden, MA, aged 75 years 3 months 16 days, widower.[5] Her death record has not been found. They were living in Cambridge, MA, in 1880. They have not been found in the 1900 census. According to Pierce, she m. Charles F. Retchel and resided Cliftondale, MA, but nothing to confirm this has been found, either.
ii. Frederick A. Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1841, New Bedford, MA; unmarried.
iii. Charles D.8 Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1844, New Bedford, MA [given name omitted];[6] m. Hannah S. Eaton.

Census

713 1004 George Hartwell 35 M - Baker Mass. Married in year Mary C. " 20 F - Me. Married in year Frances A. " 11 " - Mass. Attended school Frederic A. " 9 M - " Attended school Charles D. " 6 " - " Attended school

The three children should have the surname "Whitney".

670 1180 Josiah Gitchell 40 M - Machinist Me. Sarah O. " -- F - " Ella " 12 F - " Clara " 9 F - Me. Allen Blagden 21 M - Clerk " Frances A. Whitney 16 F - Mass.

Daughter Frances is living with her mother's relatives.

1977 3040 . . . [Apparently an orphanage or poor house] . . . Charles A. Whitney 12 M - Mass. Pauper Fred Whitney 13 M - " " . . .

Sons Frederick and Charles are in an orphanage.

  • 1860, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA:

1596 2035 Nahum Marshall 27 M - Provision Dealer $500 New H. F. A. " 21 F - Mass. F. F. " 1/12 F - " Mary C. Hartwell 39 F - Maine

1201 2109 Charles Robbins 66 M - Conn. M Master H. of Correction - - 1 1 - [17 apparently unrelated persons] [314 apparently unrelated persons, all insane] Frederick A. Whitney 22 M - Mass. S None - Insane - - - [20 more apparently unrelated persons, all insane] John S. L. Whitney 35 M - Me. S None - Insane - - - [85 more apparently unrelated persons, all insane]

  • 1865, son Charles not found.
  • 1870, son Frederick not found.
  • 1880, son Frederick not found.

References

1.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I01198-2.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 184, page 168.

3.^  United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 119, page 121.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 63, page 206.

6.^  "_____ [Whitney], s. Sidney, cooper, and Mary C. Getchell of N.B., [born] Apr. 6, 1844, in N.B.," according to Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1932-1941). Also, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 4, page 64.


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