Family:Whitney, Augustus (c1825-1885)
Augustus Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1825, MA, and died 2 May 1885, Haverhill, NH, where he is buried.
He married 24 Dec 1849, Wentworth, NH, Lura/Laura Currier, daughter of John and Martha (Converse) Currier. She was born 2 Aug 1829, VT, and died 9 Apr 1889, Bath, NH.
Augustus Whitney came to Haverhill as register of deeds about 1855. Afterwards he was mail route agent for eight years between Springfield, Mass., and Newport, VT. Mr. Whitney was a professional vocal music teacher, and was one of the best drill masters in the art. He was a man of intelligence, and catholic in his views. He married Miss Currier of Wentworth. A daughter lives in Winnepeg, Manitoba and devotes herself to music.
He was a Justice in 1864, Haverhill, NH.
Augustus registered for the draft in the Civil War:
- Name: Augustus Whitney
- Residence: Haverhill, New Hampshire
- Class: 2
- Congressional District: 3rd
- Age on 1 July 1863: 38
- Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
- Race: White
- Place of Birth: Massachusetts.
The original page says that Augustus was born in Massachusetts and that his left hand was gone. It was dated June 1863; he was aged 38 at that time. He was listed as a music teacher.
U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 Record for Augustus Whitney: New Hampshire, Annual Lists, 1865, Collection District 3, Division 7, p. 27. Augustus Whitney, Haverhill, Pianoforte, rate $4, total $4.
U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 Record for Augustus Whitney: New Hampshire, Annual Lists, 1866, Collection District 3, Division 16, p. 15. Augustus Whitney, Haverhill, Pianoforte, rate $4, total $4.
On Augustus's wife Lura Currier I found: The Lowell Offering; Series 1, No. 2 (May 1841), p. 33-64 P. 61-62: "Translations from the French" by L. [Lura Currier (m. Augustus Whitney)] and M. [Maria/Marcia Currier (m. Ferdinand C. Keyser) or Lucy Larcom (n.m.)].
Children of Augustus and Laura (Currier) Whitney:
i. Mary Ella Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1850, Newport, NH; d. after 1870, then unmarried. ii. (poss.) (child) Whitney, b. say 1854; not in family in 1860. iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1856, Haverhill, NH (given name omitted); d. 27 Sep 1856, Haverhill, NH. iv. Henri A. Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1858, Haverhill, NH (given name omitted); d. after 1930, then unmarried. v. John C. Whitney, b. 18 or 28 Oct or 27 Feb 1863, Haverhill, NH (given name omitted); d. 29 Aug 1913, Bath, NH; m. 15 Nov 1888, Bath, NH, Blanche G. Clark, daughter of Josiah Clark, b. ca. 1863, Bath, NH.
233 266 Augustus Whitney 25 M - Carpenter Mass. Lura " 25 F - N.H.
223 39 Augustus Whitney 36 M - Farmer $2000 $500 Mass. Lura " 36 F - N.H. Mary Ella " 9 F - " Attended school Henri A. " 1 M - "
63 66 Whitney, Augustus 45 M W Farmer $2500 $500 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Lura 44 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, Mary Ella 19 F W Instrumental Music Teacher N.H. Attended school -----, Henri A. 11 M W Attending School N.H. Attended school -----, John C. 7 M W Attending School N.H. Attended school
Augustus WHITNEY 54 Self M M W MASS Farmer MASS MASS Lura C WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W N. H. Keeping House N. H. VERMONT Henri A WHITNEY 21 Son M S W N. H. At Home N. H. N. H. John C WHITNEY 17 Son M S W N. H. At Home N. H. N. H.
Whitney, Henri A. Head W M
- 1910, Hanover, Grafton Co., NH: Henri A. Whitney.
- 1920, Lebanon, Grafton Co., NH: Henri A. Whitney.
- 1930, Hanover, Grafton Co., NH: Henri A. Whitney.
- Census records.
- Currier Family Records of U.S.A and Canada, 1984, page I:361.
1.((note|1}} Bittinger, Rev. J. Q., "History of Haverhill, New Hampshire," page 142. See also The Whitney Whistler, volume 5, number 2.