Austin Whitney

27 February 1819–1 November 1851 (Age 32)
Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Austin

When Austin Whitney was born on 27 February 1819, in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Seth Whitney, was 26 and his mother, Sally Wood, was 23. He married Maria H Allen on 4 December 1843, in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 1 November 1851, in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Austin Whitney
Maria H Allen
Marriage: 4 December 1843
Austin Whitney
Ellen Maria Whitney

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    Maria H Allen


4 December 1843
Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Austin Whitney


    Ellen Maria Whitney


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World Events (6)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Austin Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Austin in entry for Austin Whitney, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Austin Whitney in entry for Addison Foster and Abby S. Whitney, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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