Family:Whitney, Samuel (1791-1872)

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Samuel7 Whitney (Lemuel6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Lemuel6 and Lydia (Bryant) Whitney, was born 23 May 1791, Brattleboro, VT, and died 31 Dec 1872, Woodstock, VT.

He married, 1 Jan 1821, Guilford, VT, Amelia Hyde.[1] She was born 18 Mar 1800, Guilford, VT, and died 18 May 1851, Woodstock, VT.

Samuel Whitney was born in Brattleboro, VT. He attended the district school, assisting his father on his farm when not acquiring his education. In 1820 he purchased a small place between the two villages in Brattleboro, where he resided for ten years, and where five of his children were born. He was often employed as clerk at the hotel in the east village. This was in the days of stages, and twelve or more lines went and came from the house night and day. So he often was employed in the winter, when he had less to do than in summer. His health became poor, and he thought he must find employment more in doors, and took a hotel in Proctorsville, VT, where he remained two years, moved to Hartford, VT, for one year, then to Hartland for three years. In the fall of 1835 he bought the hotel known as the "Barber House," of Woodstock, where he lived till the death of his father in the spring of 1847. He gave up the house to his son and went to Brattleboro to care for his father's estate and a sister who was blind. He sold his father's place after a little time and returned to Woodstock in the winter of 1849, buying a private house, where he lived till the time of his death in 1872. For a few years after his return to Woodstock he employed his time in farming and looking after his property. For many years he was proprietor of the Woodstock stages. He was much respected in the Community where he resided. He resided Brattleboro, Cavendish and Woodstock, VT.

Children of Samuel7 and Amelia (Hyde) Whitney:

i. George Frederick8 Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1821; m. Augusta P. Eaton.
ii. Emily Hyde Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1823; m. 24 Oct 1849, Rockingham, VT, Charles Chapman;[2] resided Woodstock, VT. He was b. 1 Apr 1818; d. 26 Sep 1882; was a druggist. Children:
a. Frank H. Chapman, b. 8 Mar 1851, Woodstock, VT.
b. Carrie A. Chapman, b. 3 Oct 1832, Woodstock, VT.
c. Lucy J. Chapman, b. 5 Aug 1856, Woodstock, VT.
d. Henry B. Chapman, b. 10 Jun 1858, Woodstock, VT.
e. Mary F. Chapman, b. 2 Mar 1860, Woodstock, VT.
iii. Susan Jane Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1825; d. unmarried; not in family in 1850.
iv. Dana Hyde Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1828; d. 23 Jul 1861, unmarried. Shot in battle at Newport News, VA.
v. Lucy Fitch Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1833; m. 10 Oct 1859, James B. Jones; b. 31 Mar 1826. He is a merchant in Woodstock, VT. Children:
a. William Field Jones, b. 23 Apr 1862.
b. Mary Wells Jones, b. 28 Jul 1864.
c. Ellen Hyde Jones, b. 10 Sep 1866.
d. Alice Whitney Jones, b. 7 Mar 1873.
vi. Charles Lemuel Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1832; m. Frances J. Gore.
vii. Samuel Benton Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1842; d. aft. 1910, then unmarried; address 125 Tremont St., Boston, MA. He is a composer and organist and was born in Woodstock, VT. Was organist of Christ Church, Montpelier, VT; St. Peter's in Albany, NY; St. Paul's in Burlington, VT; Old Church, now New Church of the Advent in Boston. Is professor in the New England Conservatory of Music and in the Boston University. Among his compositions are two full communion Services, five te deums and numerous other pieces for church service, organ music, Trio of Pf. and strings; Pf. music and songs.


  • 1830: not found.
  • 1840, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT: Samuel Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 30-39, 14 males 20-29, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 70-79, 2 females 30-39, 3 females 20-29, 2 females 15-19, and 1 female 10-14; 4 engaged in agriculture, 3 in commerce, 4 in manufacture or trades.
  • 1850, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT:

42 42 Samuel Whitney 59 M - Innkeeper $10000 Vt. Amelia " 50 F - " Grafton E. Miles 3 M - " Daniel H. Whitney 22 M - Printer Vt. Lucy F. " 20 F - " Charles L. " 18 M - Clerk " Samuel B. " 8 M - " Attended school Laura " 54 F - " Blind

524 538 Samuel Whitney 69 M - Farmer $5500 $4000 Vermont Dana " 32 M - Painter " Samuel B. " 18 M - " Attended school James Jones 30 M - Merchant $3000 $5000 " Lucy F. " 30 F - Wife " Laura Whitney 63 F - " Margarett McKeen 23 F - Servant Ireland

656 656 Whitny, Samuel 79 M W Retired Hotel Keeper $3000 $4000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Augusta 43 F W Keeping house New Hamp. Whitney, Mary A. 16 F W Vermont Attended school -----, Ellen A. 7 F W New Hamp. Attended school -----, Laura 75 F W Vermont Brown, Margarett 18 F W Domestic servt. Ireland Parents foreign born

55 165 Olcott, Annie B. Head W F Mar 1857 43 mar 25 0ch 0liv New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Lodging house keeper, Rents house Mears, Mary F. Ldgr W F Nov 1846 53 mar 9 0ch 0liv Massachusetts New York Louisiana Teacher Denny, Robert Ldgr W M Dec 1833 66 mar 47 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Wool merchant -----, Valeria Ldgr W F May 1835 65 mar 47 1ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Whitney, Samuel B. Ldgr W M Jun 1842 57 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Private Hanmore, Virginia Ldgr W F May 1866 44 sgl Virginia New York Virginia Bley advertising agt. Emerson, Guy C. Ldgr W M May 1868 32 sgl Maine Maine Maine Supt. sewer dept. agt. Thurston, Charles S. Ldgr W M Jan 1873 27 sgl Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts Lawyer Crock, Loring Ldgr W M May 1852 48 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Inspector camel goods Barrell, Walter Ldgr W M Sep 1866 33 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Physician

  • 1910, Boston Ward 10, Suffolk Co., MA: Samuel B. Whitney, lodger, white, male, 65, single, b. VT, parents both b. VT, own income.


  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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