Family:Whitney, William (1817-1871)

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William8 Whitney (Luke7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Luke7 and Cynthia (Partridge) Whitney, was born 30 Aug 1817, Gardner, MA,[1] and died said 30 Sep 1871, Springfield, MA [no record found in MA VR 1841-1910, not found in census records after 1850].

He married, 28 Mar 1842, Springfield, MA, Caroline M. Pierce,[2] daughter of Lemuel and Abigail (Davis) Pierce. She was born about 7 May 1820, Bennington, VT, and died 29 Mar 1895, Longmeadow, MA, aged 74 year 10 months 22 days, of gangrene and old age.[3]

Children of William8 and Caroline M. (Pierce) Whitney, if any, unknown:

Census

1624 1773 William Whitney 32 M - Soapmaker Mass. Caroline " 29 F - Vt. Eliza " 22 F - Mass.

1281 1426 Caroline Whitney 35 F - Vt. Caroline Whitney 13 F - Mass. Gilbert Clark 30 M - Merchant " Eliza Clark 30 F - " Henry C. Buckley 37 M - Pattern Maker Con. Susan Buckley 37 F - " Mary L. Buckley 13 F - N.Y. Henry C. Buckley 10 M - Mass. William Stinchfield 22 M - Varnisher Me. Anna Clark 20 F - Con. Sarah Taylor 19 F - Mass.

The younger Caroline was his niece, daughter of William's brother Luke8 Whitney.

1974 2132 Caroline M. Whitney 40 F - - $2000 Vt. Caroline M. 17 F - Mass. Franklin Wade 22 M - Carpenter N.Y. Augustus Niles 23 M - Do Mass. Marcus Wilcox 28 M - Harness Maker N.Jersey Ann T. Clark 27 F - Milliner Ct. Harriet A. Ruel 20 F - Do N.Y. Louise C. Alley 28 F - Dressmaker Mass. Abby A. Pease 23 F - Milliner Ct. Mary L. Smith 4 F - Do

The younger Caroline was his niece, daughter of William's brother Luke8 Whitney, who later married Franklin Wade, above.

82 99 Franklin Wade 27 M - New York M Carpenter - - 1 1 - Caroline M. Wade 23 F - Massachusetts M - - - - - Nellie H. Wade 2 F - " S - - - - - Edward F. Wade 2d M - " S - - - - - Caroline M. Whitney 43 F - Vermont W - - - - -

The younger Caroline was his niece, daughter of William's brother Luke8 Whitney.

178 179 Wade, Franklin 30 M W Carpenter $2000 $400 N. York Male citizen over 21 -----, Caroline M. 25 F W Keeps House Mass. -----, Nellie H. 7 F W At home Mass. Attended school -----, Edward F. 5 M W At home Mass. Attended school -----, Caroline M. 2 F W At home Mass. Whiting, Caroline 50 F W Domestic Vermont

  • 1880, widow Caroline not found.

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. Luke and Cyntha, [born] Aug. 30, 1817," according to Gardner Vital Records.

2.^  "William [Whitney], and Caroline M. Pierce, m. 28 Mar 1842," according to International Genealogical Index, batch numbers C541431-C541434, M541431-M541433.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 454, page 727.


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