Family:Whitney, Thaddeus L. (c1821-1899)

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Thaddeus L.8 Whitney (Rufus7, Abel6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Rufus7 and Sally (Holden) Whitney, was born about 1821, (possibly Athens,) VT, and died 11 May 1899, Landis, NJ, aged 78 years.[1]

He married, 3 Feb 1846, Worcester, MA, Elizabeth Sophia Knight, daughter of Erastus and Lucy (Smith) Knight.[2] She was born 21 Oct 1821, Chesterfield, MA, and died after 1870, and possibly after 1880, when her husband reported himself married and not widowed.

He is listed in city directories:

  • 1887, Whitney, Thaddeus L., mason and builder, Elmer St. between seventh and eighth., Cumberland, NJ.[3]
  • 1889, Whitney, Thaddeus L., mason, 729 Elmer St., Cumberland, NJ.[4]
  • 1891, Whitney, Thaddeus L., mason, boards 729 Elmer St., Cumberland, NJ.[5]
  • 1893, Whitney, Thaddeus L., bricklayer, 729 Elmer St., Cumberland, NJ.[6] There was also a George Whitney, 634 Elmer St., Cumberland, NJ.
  • 1893, Whitney, Thaddeus L., bricklayer, Vineland, NJ.[7]
  • 1895, Whitney, Thaddeus L., bricklayer, Vineland, NJ.[8]
  • 1897, Whitney, Thaddeus O., mason, house 729 Elmer St., Cumberland, NJ.[9]
  • 1897, Whitney, Thaddeus O., bricklayer, Vineland, NJ.[10]

Children of Thaddeus L.8 and Elizabeth Sophia (Knights) Whitney:

i. Ellen Elizabeth9 Whitney, b. 20 Aug 1847, Worcester, MA;[11] also known as "Nellie".
ii. Sarah M. Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1849 [given name omitted], Worcester, MA;[12] m. 25 Sep 1871, Landis, NJ, Fred C. Myns.[13]
iii. Henry Lorenzo Whitney, b. ca. 1851, VT; m. Margaret Mayborn.
iv. Carrie M. Whitney, b. ca. 1859, KS.

Notes

A great-great-grandson on Ancestry.com says his middle name was Lorenzo.

Elizabeth Sophia Knight was also a Whitney descendant:

  1. John1 Whitney, m.(1) Elinor -----
  2. Joshua2 Whitney, m.(2) Abigail Tarbell
  3. Abigail3 Whitney, m. John Hutchins
  4. John Hutchins, m.(1) Jerusha Bushnell
  5. Elizabeth Hutchins, m.(1) Jonathan Knight
  6. Joshua Knight, m. Esther Wright
  7. Erastus Knight, m. Lucy Smith
  8. Elizabeth Sophia Knight

Census

132 132 Thaddeus L. Whitney 29 M - Mason $1000 Vt. Elizabeth S. " 35 F - Mass. Ellen E. " 3 F - Vt. Sarah M. " 1 F - " Eunice A. " 13 F - "

Eunice is unidentified.

564 472 Whitney, Thaddeus 49 M W Brick & Stone Mason $3000 $500 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 48 F W Keeping House Massachusetts -----, Nellie E. 22 F W At Home Massachusetts -----, Sarah M. 21 F W At Home Massachusetts -----, Henry L. 19 M W At Home Vermont -----, Carrie M. 11 F W At Home Kansas Attended school

T. L. WHITNEY 59 Self M M W VT Brick-Stone-Plastering Mason VT VT

Mrs. E. S. WHITNEY 55 Self F M W MA Keeping House MA MA

  • 1885, Landis, Cumberland Co., NJ, p. 7:

52 Thadeus L. Whitney M 20-60 Hannah V. Finch F 20-60 Anna E. Finch F 5-20 George M. Rose M 20-60

  • 1895, Vineland, Cumberland Co., NJ:

691 745 Hannah B. Finch F 20-60 Annie E. Finch F 5-20 Thadeus L. Whitney M 60+ Barson B. Bacon M 20-60

References

  • Census records.

1.^  New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988, at FamilySearch.org.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 19, page 210. Also "Thaddeus-L. [Whitney], and Elizabeth-S. Knights, [married] Feb. 3, 1846," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Births 1714-1848; Marriages 1747-1848; Deaths, 1826-1848), Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, vol. 12 (1894).

3.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

4.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

5.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

6.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

7.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

8.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

9.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

10.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 269a. Also "Ellen-Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Thaddeus-L. and Elizabeth-S., [born] Aug. 20, 1847," according to Worcester Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 412.

13.^  New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985, at Ancestry.com.


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