Family:Whitney, William G. (1811-a1870)

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William G.7 Whitney (James6, Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of James6 and Clarissa (Gould) Whitney, was born 12 May 1811, CT, and died after 1870.

He married firstly, Marita Draper.[1]

He married secondly, 15 Apr 1844, Uxbridge, MA, Martha Williams, daughter of Chester and Sarah (Draper) Williams.[2] She was born 14 Jan 1801, Uxbridge, MA, and died 8 Apr 1871, Woodstock, CT, aged 68 years.[3]

He supposedly died without issue.

Children of William G.7 and Marita (Draper) Whitney:

i. Abby M.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1842, MA; d. after 1860.
ii. George Clinton Whitney, b. Jun 1844, Wooksocket, RI; m. Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" Richardson.

Children of William G.7 and Martha (Williams) Whitney, if any, unknown.


Ballou is the only reference for the "Marita Draper" name. No record of her has been found. She may be identical to Martha Williams, whose mother was a Draper. The parentage of Abby if found might shed light on this issue.


237 268 William G. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $2000 Conn. Martha " 48 F - Mass. Abby M. " 8 F - " Attended school George P. " 6 M - " Attended school Francis Hawkins 22 M - Laborer Ireland

1166 428 Wm. G. Whitney 49 M - Miller $3000 $500 Conn. Martha Whitney 58 F - Mass. Abby M. Whitney 18 F - Do George C. Whitney 16 M - Farmer Do Attended school

532 602 Whitney, Wm. G. 59 M W Farmer $3000 $863 Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 68 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Geo. C. 25 M W Farm Laborer $300 Rhode Island Male citizen over 21 Clarke, Delpha 52 F W Domestic Servant $300 Mass.

  • 1880: not found.


  • Census records.

1.^  Ballou, Adin, History of the town of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement to 1881, Part II, Biographico-Genealogical Register (Boston: Franklin Press, Rand, Avery, & Co., 1882), p. 1119.

2.^  "William G. [Whitney] of Woodstock, Conn., s. James and Mary, a. 32 y., and Martha Williams, d. Chester, a. 42 y., [married] Apr. 15, 1844," according to Uxbridge 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 13, page 188.

3.^  "William [Whitney], his w. [       ], d. 8 Apr 1871 AE 68," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock Private Record, Brown Diary, p. 133.

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