Family:Whitney, William W. (1807-1847)

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William W.7 Whitney (Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Abijah6 and Anna (Whittemore) Whitney,[1] was born 29 Oct 1807, Weston, MA, baptized 1 Nov 1807, Weston, MA,[2], and died 27 or 29 Oct 1847, Shirley, MA, aged 38 years, baggage master, b. Weston, breaking of bridge on railroad.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 21 Feb 1829, Waltham, MA, for him and Ruth Crossman.[4] He "of Waltham" married, 1 Mar 1829, Boylston, MA, Ruth Crossman,[5] daughter of Abishai and Ruth (Wheeler) Crossman.[6] She was born 17 Sep 1803, Boylston, MA,[7] and died 10 Jun 1851, Clinton, MA, aged 47 years 8 months 13 days, of inflammation.[8]

Children of William W.7 and Ruth (Crossman) Whitney:

i. Cynthia Rebecca8 Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1830, Boylston, MA;[9] m. 15 Feb 1857, Lancaster, MA, Lysander G. Mason, of Clinton, b. ca. 1830, Hardwick, MA, son of Elisha T. and Abby (-----) Mason.[10]
ii. William H. Whitney, b. ca. 1836, living 1850.

Census

187 205 Ruth Whitney 46 F - $200 Mass. Cynthia R. " 19 F - " William H. " 14 M - "

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record, his designation as "of Waltham" in his marriage record, and his age at death.

2.^  "William [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. Nov. 1, 1807," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), p. 520.

3.^  "William [Whitney], m., baggage master, b. Weston, breaking of bridge on railroad, [died] Oct. 27, 1847, a. 38. [Oct. 29, G.R.2]," according to Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 33, page 82.

4.^  "William [Whitney] and Ruth Crossman, int. Feb. 21, 1829," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

5.^  "William [Whitney] of Waltham and Ruth Crossman, [married] Mar. 1, 1829," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1900).

6.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record and her age on the 1850 census.

7.^  "Ruth [Crossman] daughter of Abishai and Ruth, [born] Sept. 17 1803," according to Boylston Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 59, page 117.

9.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. William and Ruth, [born] Oct. 8, 1830," according to Boylston Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 56, page 210.

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