Family:Whitney, William Gaines (c1835-1882)

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William Gaines9 Whitney (William Wallace8, Joshua7, Joshua6, Thomas5, William4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William Wallace8 and Myra (Clark) Whitney, was born about 1835, New Orleans, LA, and died 1882, probably in Washington, DC.

He married firstly, but nothing is known of his first wife.

He married secondly, 13 Feb 1869, Ashfield, MA, Hattie Luana Hall, daughter of Alvin and Rhoda (Thwing) Hall.[1] She was born 24 Dec 1842, Ashfield, MA,[2] and died after 1900.

In 1871 his occupation was "Gentleman".

He was murdered by his brother-in-law, James Y. Christmas, in 1882.

Children of William G.9 and Harriet L. (Hall) Whitney:

i. Myra C.10 Whitney, b. Dec 1869 (twin), NY.
ii. William W. Whitney, b. Dec 1869 (twin), NY.
iii. Alvin Hall Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1871, Deerfield, MA;[3] d. 15 Sep 1871, Deerfield, MA, aged 1 day, of cause unknown.[4]
iv. Zuline Whitney, b. Oct 1872, NY; m. ca. 1893, Milo C. Summers.

Notes

Pierce, apparently incorrectly, calls him James G. Whitney.

James Yancey Christmas was his brother-in-law by virtue of marrying, 9 Oct 1863, Warren Co., NC, "Rhoda G. Whitney". James and Rhoda appear in the 1870 census in Warrenton, NC (under surname Christman), she aged 30, born in LA. If this age is accurate, she was too young to be a full sister. Possibly she was actually Rhoda Gaines, putatively William's half-sister, and daughter of Edmund Pendleton and Myra (Clark)(Whitney) Gaines. Rhoda named a son William Whitney Christmas, presumably after her older half-brother.

Census

102 108 Hall, Alvin 62 M W Farmer $8500 $7000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Rhoda 57 F W House Keeping " Whitney, Wm. G. 34 M W No occupation Louisiana Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet L. 28 F W House Keeping Mass. -----, Myra C. 5/12 F M New York Born in Dec -----, Millicent W. 5/12 M W " Born in Dec Frythe, Margaret 24 F W Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

Of course Millicent (or Millie) should be William (or Willie).

Randolph GETCHELL 38 Self M M W ME Clk. Census Off. ME ME Florence GETCHELL 24 Oth F M W PA At Home AL MO William G. WHITNEY 45 Oth M M W LA Curled Hair Manufacturer NY PA Hattie L. WHITNEY 37 Oth F M W MA At Home MA MA William W. WHITNEY 10 Oth M S W NY Attending School LA MA Myra C. WHITNEY 10 Oth F S W NY Attending School LA MA Zuline WHITNEY 7 Oth F S W NY Attending School LA MA James Y. CHRISTMAS 50 Oth M W W NC Curled Hair Manufacturer NC NC William W. CHRISTMAS 14 Oth M S W NC Attending School NC PA Rhoda B. CHRISTMAS 13 Oth F S W NC Attending School NC PA James M. CHRISTMAS 8 Oth M S W DC Attending School NC PA Myra C. GAINES 73 Oth F W W LA At Home LA LA Jennie GAUTIE 67 Oth F S W FRA Servant FRA FRA Hannah TURNER 20 Oth F S MU NC Servant NC NC Byron G. DANIELS 48 Oth M M W NY Lawyer NY NY Kate C. DANIELS 39 Oth F M W MA At Home MA MA Jessie DANIELS 10 Oth F S W MA Attending School NY MA Gordon DANIELS 6 Oth M S W VA Attending School NY MA Kate DANIELS 3 Oth F S W DC NY MA Lizzie JOHNSON 40 Oth F W B VA Servant VA VA (Continued)

139 151 Whitney, William W. Head W M Dec 1869 30 sgl New York Louisiana Massachusetts Farmer, Owns free farm Quin, Minnie Srvt W F Feb 1872 28 sgl Massachusetts Ireland New York House Keeper Guilford, Fred S. Brdr W M May 1869 30 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farm Laborer Osea, Anthony Brdr W M Mar 1862 47 wid New York France France Farm Laborer

1900, , p. 6A/221: 88 96 Summers, Milo C. Head W M Aug 1862 37 mar 7 Illinois Illinois New Hampshire Clerk (war), Owns free house -----, Zulime W. Wife W F Oct 1872 27 mar 7 3ch 3liv New York Louisiana Massachusetts -----, Myra Dau W F Sep 1893 6 sgl Dist. of Col. Illinois New York At school -----, Zulime Dau W F May 1895 5 sgl Dist. of Col. Illinois New York At school -----, Milo W. Son W M Jun 1899 11m sgl Dist. of Col. Illinois New York Whitney, Hattie S. MiL W F Dec 1843 56 wid 4ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

References

  • Census records
  • Pierce

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 217, page 290.

2.^  "Hattie Luana [Hall], ch. Alvan and w., [born] Dec. 24, 1842," according to Vital Records of Ashfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1942), p. 54.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 232, page 315.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 238, page 282.


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