Family:Whitney, William Lambert (1844-1922)

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William Lambert9 Whitney, Jr. (William Lambert8, Abel7, Peter6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of William Lambert8 and Rebecca Richardson (Bracken) Whitney, was born 1 Feb 1844, Cambridge, MA,[1] and died 29 Oct 1922, Newton, MA.

He married, 12 Nov 1872, Montpelier, VT, Alpha Matilda Nutt,[2] daughter of Henry and Asenath (Wheeler) Nutt. She was born 27 Jul 1848, Montpelier, VT, and died 28 May 1935, Newton, MA.

He was nearly fitted for college when in Aug 1862, he left school and enlisted for nine months in Company E, 44th Massachusetts Infantry; served the term out in North Carolina, returning home in Jun 1863. His parents refusing to allow him to re-enlist, he engaged with a wholesale dry goods house in Boston until they gave their consent to his accepting a commission as 2d lieutenant in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry, a colored regiment, commanded by Colonel Robert G. Shaw. Commission was dated 3 Dec 1864. He went to South Carolina, joined the regiment and served with them until the regiment was discharged, 20 Aug 1865, at Charleston; was acting adjutant for several months and afterwards promoted to 1st lieutenant. He went into the hardware business in Boston in 1865, soon after coming home; at the end of two years sold out, and in Feb 1868, went into the china and glassware business in Council Bluffs, IA, where he remained till Aug 1881, when he sold out and went to Newton, where he is now living; resided Newton, MA, 74 Waban Park.

Children of William Lambert9 and Alpha Matilda (Nutt) Whitney:

i. Alpha10 Whitney, b. ca. 1871, IA.
ii. Lambert Nutt Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1873, IA.
iii. George Brackett Whitney, b. 12 May 1875, IA.
iv. William Richardson Whitney, b. 1 May 1877, IA; d. 16 Feb 1878, IA.
iv. Philip Richardson Whitney, b. 31 Dec 1878, Council Bluffs, IA; "of Philadelphia, Pa." m. 16 Apr 1906, Brookline, MA, Helen Reed Jones, b. ca. 1879, Brookline, MA, dau. of Jerome Jones.[3]


84 84 Chamberlain, W. R. 60 M W Minister Newhampshire Male citizen over 21 M. 45 F W Keeping house Massachusetts Whitney, W. L. Jr. 26 M W Queensware Mert. $2000 $8000 " Male citizen over 21 Coldon, Hannah 17 F W Domestic Servant Sweden Parents foreign born

William L. WHITNEY 36 Self M M W MA Insurance Dealer MA MA Hattie WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Alpa WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W IA MA VT Lambert M. WHITNEY 6 Son M S W IA MA VT Geo. B. WHITNEY 5 Son M S W IA MA VT Phillip R. WHITNEY 1 Son M S W IA MA VT Henry EISEMAN 30 Oth M S W BAVARIA Clothing Merchant BAV BAV

Probably "Hattie" should be "Mattie".

193 204 Whitney, William L. Head W M Feb 1844 56 mar 27 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Asst. treas. bank, Owns mortgaged house -----, Alpa M. Wife W F Jul 1848 51 mar 27 4ch 3liv Vermont Vermont Vermont -----, Phillip R. Son W M Dec 1878 21 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa Student Garvay, Kate Srvt W F Sep 1875 24 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1892


  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 5, page 20.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 564, page 14.

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