Family:Whitney, William Stearns (1814-1848)

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William Stearns8 Whitney (Nathan7, Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Nathan7 and Martha (Stearns) Whitney, was born 19 Oct 1814 (twin), Lincoln, MA,[1] and died 13 Aug 1848, Lincoln, MA, aged 33 years 10 months, of consumption; farmer;[2] or 14 Aug 1848, Concord, MA, aged 34 years, of consumption,[3] or 13 Aug 1848, Lincoln, MA, aged 33 years 10 months, of consumption.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 27 Mar 1837, Lincoln, MA, for him and Sarah Wheeler "of Concord".[5] He "of Lincoln" married, 13 Apr 1837, Concord, MA, Sarah Wheeler "of Concord", by Rev. Barzillai Frost,[6] daughter of Jotham and Azubah (Whitcomb) Wheeler. She was born 15 Dec 1819, Lincoln, MA, and died 18 Jun 1883, Concord, MA. She married secondly, 10 Apr 1851, Concord, MA, Aaron A. Kelsey, b. ca. 1816, Shirley, MA, son of Daniel and Sarah (-----) Kelsey, as his second wife.[7] He died 15 Aug 1855, Concord, MA.

He resided Concord, MA.

Children of William Stearns8 and Sarah (Wheeler) Whitney:

i. Sarah Louise9 Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1838, Concord, MA;[8] m. 20 Jan 1861, Concord, MA, William Kelley, Jr., b. 13 Jul 1838, Boston, son of William and Jane (Merrill) Kelly;[9] resided Gotha, Orange County, FL. He was a retired master mariner; at present a fruit grower in Florida. Children:
a. Helen Whitney Kelley, b. 19 Dec 1863.
b. Emma Wheeler Kelley, b. 26 Mar 1866.
ii. Caroline Azubah Whitney, b. 18 Oct 1840, Concord, MA;[10] m. 13 Apr 1862, Concord, MA, Henry Lyman Whitcomb, b. 8 Dec 1835, Nelson, NH, son of Dexter and Rebecca (Griffin) Whitcomb;[11] resided Concord, MA; merchant.
iii. Ellen Frances Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1843; d. after 1880; unmarried; resided Concord.

Census

56 58 Sarah Whitney 31 F - Mass. " L. " 12 F - " Caroline E. " 9 F - " Attended school Elen F. " 7 F - " Attended school Zuba Wheeler 59 F - "

265 283 Aaron A. Kelsey 39 M - Shoe Maker Mass. Sarah W. Kelsey 36 F - " Sarah L. Whitney 17 F - " Caroline A. Whitney 14 F - " Ellen F. Whitney 12 F - "

173 182 B. F. Wheeler 47 M - Farmer $900 Mass. Mary E. " 30 F - " Frank K. " 6 M - " Attended school Mary A. " 4 F - " Attended school Azubah " 70 F - " 183 Sarah R. Kelsey 41 F - Tailoress " Sarah L. Whitney 21 F - Gold Worker " Ann A. " 19 F - " Ellen F. " 17 F - " Attended school Minnia C. " 13 F - Canada Attended school

Sarah KELSEY 61 Self F W W MA Keep House MA MA Fanny WHITNEY 37 Dau F S W MA Librarian MA MA

102 111 Whitney, Ellen F. Head W F Mar 1843 57 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house Kelley, Sarah L. Sist W F Jul 1838 61 mar 39 2ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Helen W. Niec W F Dec 1863 36 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Librarian -----, Emma W. Niec W F Mar 1866 34 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Clerk (state ward)

References

1.^  "William S. [Whitney], [twin] s. Nathan and Marthy, [born] Oct. 19, 1814," according to Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

2.^  "William J. [Whitney], d. 14 Aug 1848, a. 34y.," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 412.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 169.

4.^  "William S. [Whitney], farmer, s. Nathan and Martha, consumption, Aug. 13, 1848, a. 33y. 10m.," according to Lincoln Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 183.

5.^  "William S. [Whitney] and Sarah Wheeler of Concord, int. Mar. 27, 1837," according to Lincoln Vital Records.

6.^  "William S. [Whitney], of Lincoln and Sarah Wheeler of Concord, married in Concord by Rev. Barzillai Frost, 13 Apr 1837," according to Concord Vital Records, p. 382.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 73.

8.^  "Sarah Louisa [Whitney], d. of William and his wife Sarah, b. 6 Jul 1838," according to Concord Vital Records, p. 321.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 145, page 73.

10.^  "Caroline Azubah [Whitney], d. of William and his wife Sarah, b. 18 Oct 1840," according to Concord Vital Records, p. 321.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 154, page 125.


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