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Fred F. Whitney, Whitney Genealogy: The Descendants of John Whitney who came from Whitney-on-the-Wye, England, to Pepperell, Mass., to Tunbridge, Vermont. Twelve Generations, 1553-1977 (Rutland, VT: The author, 1977).


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Whitney's in America
FIRST GENERATION

Five Whitney brothers came to America in 1635, with their parents, John and Elinor. They settled in Watertown, Mass., and the sixth brother, Joshua, was born July 5, 1635, in Watertown, soon after their arrival. It was Jonathan, who was little more than a year old, whose line we are about to follow.

JOHN W. b. England, 1589; d. June 1, 1673, Watertown, Mass. m. (1st) Elinor, b. Eng. 1584, d. 1659, m. (2nd) 1659, Judith Clement

Nine ch:

Mary, b. England, May 23, 1619; d. young
John, b. Eng., 1620; m. Ruth Reynolds
Richard, b. Eng., 1626; m. Martha Coldam
Nathaniel, b. Eng., 1627; n.f.k.
Thomas, b. Eng., 1629; m. Mary Kedall (Kettle)
Jonathan, b. Eng., 1634; m. Lydia Jones
Joshua, b. Watertown, July 5, 1635; m. Lydia _____, Mary _____, and Abigail Tarball
Caleb, b. Watertown, July 12, 1640; d. July 17, 1640
Benjamin, b. Watertown, June 6, 1643; m. Jane ____ and Mary Poor
SECOND GENERATION

JONATHAN B. England, 1634; d. 1702, Sherborn, Mass. m. Oct. 30, 1656, Watertown, Lydia Jones

Eleven ch:

Lydia, b. July 13, 1657; m. Apr. 15, 1681, Moses Adams (1654-1724)
Jonathan, b. Oct. 20, 1658; m. Sarah Hapgood
Anna, b. Apr. 28, 1660; d. Mar. 6, 1701 m. Feb. 8, 1660, Cornelius Fisher of

Wrentham

John, b. June 27, 1662 m. Mary Hapgood, Sarah Haven, and Mrs. Martha (Howe) Walker
Josiah, b. May 19, 1664; m. Abigail and Mary
Elinor, b. Oct. 12, 1666; d. Nov. 23, 1678
James, b. Nov. 25, 1668; d. Nov. 30, 1690
Isaac, b. Jan. 12, 1670; d. Dec. 2, 1690
Joseph, b. March 10, 1672; m. Rebecca Barge
Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1675; m. in 1702
Benjamin, b. Jan. 6, 1678; m. Oct. 24, 1700, Mercy Travis
THIRD GENERATION

JOSEPH WHITNEY (Jonathan, John) b. March 10, 1672, Watertown, Mass.; d. __; m. May 26, 1706, Rebecca Barge of Charlestown

Six ch:

Jonas, b. June 7, 1708
Joseph, b. 1710, m. Abigail Nutting
Sylvanus, b. 1712
James, b. 1714; m. Ellenor _____
Ephraim, b. 1716
Abigail, b. 1707

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FOURTH GENERATION

JOSEPH WHITNEY (Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. 1710, Chelmsford, Mass.; d. Nov. 12, 1786 m. Dec. 6, 1737 in Groton, Mass. to Abigail Nutting (1717-?)

Nine children:

Abigail, b. Aug. 16, 1740; m. Dec. 12, 1759, Zaccheus Farnsworth, of Pepperell
Benjamin, b. Oct. 27, 1741; m. Mary Turner, Rebecca Fitch, Olive Farnsworth, Anna Woods
Lydia, b. Aug. 10, 1743; m. Sept. 21, 1766, Stephen Pierce
Maria, b. May 30, 1746
Sybil, b. Dec. 25, 1748; m. Groton, Aug. 14, 1771, Stephen Lund of New Ipswich
Rebecca, b. Mar. 6, 1750
Joseph, b. June 26, 1753; d. Jan. 28, 1754
*Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1755; m. Mary Woods
James, b. Dec. 6, 1757; d. Aug. 18, 1799, res. Ludlow, Vt.
FIFTH GENERATION

LIEUT. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Pepperell, Mass., Oct. 27, 1741; d. Sept., 1821. Because Lieutenant Benjamin was married four times and fathered seventeen children, we depart from the standard form to clarify this information.

First wife: m. Aug. 12, 1761, Mary Turner (1741-1778) They had nine children:

Mary, b. Mar. 4, 1763; d. Aug. 28, 1778
Benjamin, b. May 5, 1764. Served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 17.
Married; res. Tunbridge, Vt.; Genessee, N.Y., and Boston, Michigan.
*David, b. Feb. 11, 1766; d. 1850; m. Susanna Huntington, Randolph, Vt.
Abigail, b. May 8, 1768; d. Aug. 28, 1778
*Abel, b. March 15, 1770; d. July 19, 1845, m. Phoebe Scott
Martha, b. Jan. 19, 1772; d. Aug. 28, 1778
Abijah, b. Nov. 29, 1774; d. Sept. 3, 1778
Anna, b. Nov. 5, 1775; d. Aug. 25, 1778
Thomas, b. July 23, 1777; d. Aug. 29, 1778

After losing his wife and six children in the summer of 1778, Benjamin was left with three sons: Benjamin, David, and Abel.

Second wife: Rebecca Fitch (1759-1793); probably married, 1779, as birth of first child recorded 1780.

*Thomas, b. July 15, 1780; d. 1862, Tunbridge, m. (1st) Betsy Willis, (2nd) Anne York
*Abijah, b. Aug. 22, 1781; d. 1856, Pepperell; m. Lydia Tarbell
Joseph, b. April 18, 1784; d. Aug. 18, 1805, Tunbridge, blacksmith
Aaron, b. Feb. 22, 1786; d. Feb. 22, 1860; m. Betsy Parker
Polly, b. Jan. 25, 1788; d. ____ m. Leonard Lakin, a pilot in Boston Harbor
Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1792; d. Oct. 22, 1794

Third wife: Olive Farnsworth (1775-1809) m. March 5, 1794, Pepperll, Mass. Although Olive was young, and they were married for 15 years, no children were born. By this time Benjamin, David, and Abel were all living in Tunbridge.

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FIFTH GENERATION

Fourth wife: Anna Woods (? - 1866) m. probably 1810

Two children

*Franklin, b. Nov. 30, 1810; d. Jan. 5, 1880 m. in 1842, Catherine Kemp (1821-1881)
George, b. Mar. 24, 1813; died young

Lieutenant Benjamin must have taken his fourth wife, Anna, on a "honeymoon trip" to Tunbridge to help his son Aaron build a log cabin. At least, it is recorded that Franklin was born in Tunbridge, and three years later, George was born back in Pepperell, Mass. It seems that the trip from Pepperell to Tunbridge would have been rather difficult in those days, and yet they managed to travel back to Pepperell with a babe in arms, and have yet another one! Lt. Benjamin died 8 years after the birth of his seventeenth child, in Pepperell, at the age of eighty.

FIFTH - Related Families

JOSEPH WHITNEY (Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Oct. 20, 1755, Pepperell, Mass.; d. 1810, Acworth, N.H.; m. Mary Woods (1764-1841)

Eleven Ch:

Polly, b. Sept. 5, 1781; d. Jan. 24, 1873; m. Sept. 12, 1804, Phineas Parker, Moved to Vt.
Emma, b. Aug. 16, 1785; d. Aug. 28, 1834; m. Mar. 25, 1806, Elijah Dickerman, Chelsea (1783-1861)
Joseph, b. ?; (died young)
*Joseph D., b. Apr. 4, 1791; m. Susanna Drury
*Isaac W., b. __; m. Polly Blood
John, b. May 4, 1795; m. Polly Lewis
Leonard, b. June 4, 1797; m. Philanda Blood
Rebecca, b. Apr. 3, 1799; d. Jan. 21, 1892; m. Theron Thayer and Asa T. Grames
David, b. Acworth, N.H.; m. Lydia C. Chase
Edmund, b.?
Alvah, b.?
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Letter from Governor Clinton
New-York, July 25th, 1750.
SIR, I have taken the sense of his Majesty's council on your Excellency's letter of the 22d ult. respecting the extent of the western boundary of our government, who think it highly expedient I should lay before his Majesty a representation of the matter on the part of this province; and as you propose to do the like on the part of New-Hampshire, they are of opinion it will be for the mutual advantage of both governments, if we exchange copies of each others representation on this head. If you approve of this, I will send you a copy of mine accordingly.__I am, &c. Notwithstanding the interfering claim of the province of New-York, governor Wentworth proceeded to make further grants, west of Connecticut River; as will appear by the following list of grants made up to the year 1764, inclusive, viz:'* Names of Townships Date of the Grants: Tunbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 3, 1761

One of the Grantees for the Township of Tunbridge was a William Whitney of Whitney Hill. No further records have yet been found. He probably was William Whitney born Weston, Mass, 1736. Refer to page 140.

NEW BRIGHTON

About 1820 there was a little village they called "New Brighton" located about a half-mile up above where the A-frame now stands (1977).

My father, Abijah, said there were about 13 families living there. Some of them could have been surveyors and moved on to other territory.

A brick school house was built around 1820 up above the Whitney Hill Cemetery on the knoll. The next school was built where it now stands.

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SIXTH GENERATION

AARON WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Feb. 22, 1786; Pepperell, Mass.; d. Feb. 22, 1860; res. Tunbridge, Vt.; m. June 17, 1814, Betsy Parker, b. Jan. 13, 1796; d. Jan. 18, 1867

Nine children:

Aaron P., b. Oct. 2, 1815; m. Phyrilla Durkee
Sibble E., b. Sept. 28, 1817; d. Mar. 4, 1893; m. Nov. 5, 1837, Nathaniel Hall. Ch: Norman, res. Chicago (on Board of Trade)
Rebecca, b. Oct. 7, 1820; d. __; m. Nov. 15, 1847, Nathaniel King; res. Tunbridge
Henrietta, b. Dec. 11, 1822; d. __; m. June 24, 1844, Charles W. Bliss, b. Sept. 16, 1814. Three ch: Willis Whitney, b. July 28, 1845; d. Mar. 22, 1888, m. Oct. 18, 1867. William Henry, b. Oct. 5, 1847; m. Sept. 9, 1873 in Middlebury
Daniel Webster, b. Feb. 18, 1852; m. June 17, 1891 in Bethel
*Wm. F., b. May 8, 1825; m. Jane Sprague
Abijah, b. Feb. 6, 1829; d. Oct. 13, 1837
*Carlos, b. May 5, 1831; m. Helen Corwin
Sarah A., b. May 14, 1833; d. June 9, 1859, Chelsea; m. Oct. 24, 1854, James Lewis; res. Worcester, Mass. Ch: Flora E., b. Oct. 6, 1855; d. Mar. 21, 1859
Hariett Ellen, b. ?; d. June 18, 1859
Ellen, b. Dec. 14, 1837; d. July 4, 1914; m. Mar. 13, 1865, Elizur F. Howe (1837-1896). Ch: Anne R., b. Dec. 10, 1867; Wm. Whitney, b. Aug. 19, 1872; SadieA., b. Dec. 15, 1875; Elmer E., b. Oct. 22, 1882

Soon after Aaron's marriage, he moved to Tunbridge. Returned to Pepperell and Aaron Parker was born there. Aaron, with Lt. Benjamin, returned to Tunbridge in 1810; Benjamin's seventh son was born in Tunbridge. That year Aaron and Benjamin built a log cabin. Aaron rented the cabin to his older brother, Thomas, until he returned in 18 16. Then he lived in the cabin until he made brick and built a house in 1824, which is still standing on Whitney Hill.

SIXTH - Related Families

DAVID WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 11, 1766; d. 1850, res. Tunbridge; m. at West Randolph, Vt., Nov. 21, 1793, Susanna Huntington (1766-?)

Seven children:

*Benjamin, b. Feb. 18, 1796; m. Sibbel Parker and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Whitney
*David, b. Dec. 15, 1795; m. Lydia Parker
*Daniel, b. Oct. 28, 1809; m. Julia Hall
Ann, b. ?; m. Tunbridge, Mar. 15, 1830 to Azro Burton Curtis; res. Fort Atkinson, Wis.; son: David W., res. F.A.
Betsy, b. ?; m. Mar. 7, 1839, John Whitney of Chelsea; they had a daughter who married Comfort Barnes.
*Cyrus, b. Dec. 21, 1802; m. Betsy Curtis
*William, b. Feb. 10, 1800; m. Elizabeth Hall

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SIXTH - Related Families

ABEL WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Pepperell, Mass., Mar. 15, 1770; d. July 19, 1845, res. Tunbridge; m. in 1794, Phebe Scott (? - 1839)

They lived on the Albert Whitney Farm, Tunbridge, Vt.

Ten children:

*Lewis, b. Jan. 6, 1800; m. Emeline Nutting
Henry, b. Apr. 3, 1808; m. _____, d. Sept. 1892, res. So. Royalton. Son: Horace, Res. 9 Peiham St., Boston, Mass.
*George, b. Sept. 1, 1812; m. Arathusa Gates. They had five sons: Albert, Milo F., John, Lewis, Orlando.
*Abel, b. Feb. 9, 1804; m. Mary Hall
*Joseph, b. Jan. 27, 1806; m. Caroline Pierce; res. Tunbridge, down brook from schoolhouse.
Sally, b. Dec. 27, 1801; m. March 28, 1832 to Darius 5 Durkee (? - 1883), res. North Tunbridge; she d. 1883. Ch: Simeon, Caroline Nancy, b. March 24, 1810; m. Jan. 24, 1833 to Roswell Durkee (b. Oct. 20, 1808, d. Nov. 18, 1890; Ch: John, b. Jan. 2, 1834 (physician); m. Mary J. Belknap; Horace, b. Jan. 17, 1837; m. Luttera P. Smith; Abby C., b. Aug. 27, 1840; m. Ezekiel Drew; res. Barre, Vt.; George, b. Oct. 5, 1843; m. Alice E. Noyes; res. Tunbridge; Charles, b. Oct. 7, 1845; res. Tunbridge
Harriet, b. Aug. 6, 1797; m. Aug. 12, 1828 to Moses Ordway. Ch: George, res. East Granville, Vt.; John, b. ?; d. 1864 in govt. hospital at Louisville, Ky. (was in First Wisconsin Cav.); Henrietta, b. ?; m. Daniel Hunt, res. N. Tunbridge; Hariet, b.?
John, b. Sept. 28, 1793; m.
William, b. Oct. 29, 1795; m. and d. s.p.

THOMAS WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Pepperell, Mass., July 15, 1780; d. 1862, buried on Dickerman Hill, res. North Tunbridge. m. (1st) _____, Betsy Willis, b. July 20, 1784; d. Feb. 5, 1826. m. (2nd) April 13, 1827, Annie York, Brookfield, Vt.

Ten ch:

*Charles Fitch, b. Dec. 12, 1806; m. Louisa Kemp
Olive Hall, b. Jan. 21, 1810; d. Mar. 9, 1875. m. Oct. 21, 1838, Nathan G. Smith (1803-1873). Ch: Nathan Franklin, b. April 26, 1843; d. May 6, 1864 - Killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.; Betsy Anna, b. July 20, 1845, m. Elihu Tuller, 1864; Olive Maria, b. Oct. 12, 1847; m. Charles Smith, 1866; Thomas Whitney, b. Nov. 11, 1849; m. Emma Blake, 1872
*David, b. Mar. 11, 1812; m. Maria Smith
*York, b. Sept. 14, 1834; m. Marietta Whitney
Harriett, b. Nov. 15, 1818
*John, b. Dec. 18, 1821; m. Lorinda Bragman and Eunice Martin
Thomas, b. Feb. 20, 1824; m. ?; d. June 29, 1862; son, Willis, res. No. Tunbridge

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SIXTH - Related Families
Lewis, b. Nov. 28, 1828; d. Jan. 3, 1844
Betsy, b. Sept. 6, 1830; d. June 9, 1885 (never married)
Charlotte D., b. July 24, 1832; d. July 4, 1882; m. June 30, 1852, Elhanan W. Farwell, Brookfield. Res. East Randolph, Vt.

ABIJAH WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Pepperell, Mass., Aug. 22, 1781; d. Mar. 30, 1856, res. Pepperell; m. May 28, 1818, Lydia Tarbell (1792-1864) Occ: Carpenter

Four ch:

Eliza, b. Jan. 5, 1820; d. Dec. 12, 1860, Wells River, Vt.; m. Nov. 28, 1843, Simon Durant
Henrietta, b. Feb. 10, 1823; d. Apr. 10, 1858, Groton, Mass.; m. June 3, 1847, Sumner Graves
Mary Ann, b. May 30, 1833; d. Mar. 24, 1883, Marlboro, Vt.; m. Apr. 16, 1856, Phinehas P. Fletcher.
*Joseph, b. June 25, 1827; d. __; m. Mary P. Baker

FRANKLIN WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Nov. 30, 1810, Tunbridge; d. Jan. 5, 1880; res. Tunbridge; m. April 7, 1842, Catherine Kemp, b. Feb. 22, 1821; d. Jan. 26, 1881

Three ch:

Martha Jane, b. Sept. 14, 1842; d. Aug. 6, 1860; m. Dennis Giles
Marietta, b. Mar. 4, 1847; m. York Whitney
*George Franklin, b. Sept. 16, 1851; m. Hattie Corwin

JOSEPH DIX WHITNEY (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Apr. 4, 1791, Francistown, N.H.; d. Oct. 5, 1877; m. Apr. 4, 1811, Susanna Drury, Alstead, N.H. (1790-1847) Farmer. Res. East Brookfield.

Six ch:

Susannah W., b. Oct. 21, 1811; d. Feb. 5, 1870; m. May lO, 1849, _____
Pamelia, b. Dec. 3, 1816; d. Feb. 23, 1861; m. Apr. 3, 1843, _____
Rebecca, b. Dec. 3, 1818; d. Mar. 14, 1888; m. Jan. 3, 1839, Charles Parker, b. Sept. 24, 1810, son of Phineas and Polly (Whitney) Parker; res. East Randolph, Vt. Ch: Williard W., b. July 30, 1840; m. Oct. 10, 1873, res. Chelsea; Samuel D., b. May 8, 1843; d. Apr. 3, 1865; Augusta S., b. Feb. 12, 1849; d. Dec. 25, 1884; m. Dec. 21, 1869, Edgar J. Rich; Mary J., b. Dec. 24, 1850; m. Mar. 16, 1871, David Dickerman, res. Chelsea; Eliza M., b. Mar. 31, 1853; m. Dec. 23, 1881, Fred H. Tuttle, Tunbridge; Charles, b. Sept. 18, 1855; Ella M., b. July 17, 1858; d. June 1, 1879
Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 25, 1822; d. July 27, 1864; m. Feb. 14, 1843
Eliza M., b. June 13, 1825; d. Feb. 9, 1851; m. June 9, 1850 _____

Leonora, b. Apr. 28, 1828; m. Jan. 5, 1861, Gardner Parker (1824-1889) Chelsea

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SIXTH - Related Families

ISAAC WHITNEY (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Mar. 31, 1793; d. Jan. 6, 1786; res. Chelsea, Vt.; Occ. Blacksmith; m. Polly Blood, b. Mar. 1, 1790; d. Nov. 28, 1843

Eight children:

Mary Jane, b. June 29, 1813; d. Dec. 1, 1870; m. Aaron P. Godfrey, b. 1807, d. 1870; res. Chelsea. Three daughters born in Chelsea.
Lucy, b. Aug. 10, 1815; d. June 18, 1884; m. about 1840, James Flanders; Three ch: Perry, Cynthia, Charles
Sally, b. Nov. 6, 1817; m. Nov. 14, 1837, Simon French, res. Mass.; Six ch: Simon, Jennette, Sarah Jane, George W., Mary M., also Mrs. Wm. Noyes.
Dianna, b. July 15, 1820; d. Dec. 26, 1851; m. 1842, Guilford Dudley George b 1819, d. 1874; Two ch: Mary Jeanette, Dianna
Arvila, b. Jan. 30, 1823; d. Feb. 3, 1876; m. Aug. 9, 1846, James F. Woodward; Two ch: Charles F. and Minnerville W.; Minnerville m. Geo. A. Whitney, res. Wakefield, Mass.
Andrew Jackson, b. Jan. 29, 1828; m. Arvila Bohoman, Mrs. Rosina Ramsdell, and Adelia M. Dewey
Aravesta Janet, b. Sept. 19, 1834; d. Mar. 16, 1844
Alvah W., b. Dec. 16, 1832; m. Mahala M. Jones and Maria E. Lewis

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SEVENTH GENERATION

AARON PARKER WHITNEY (Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Oct. 2, 1815, Pepperell, Mass.; d. Sept. 1, 1879; m. March 3, 1840, Phyrilla Durkee, b. Mar. 3, 1820; d. Feb. 17, 1908

Eleven ch:

*Leander, b. Jan. 3, 1841; d. Mar. 13, 1919; res. Bayard, Ia. and No. Tunbridge; m. Mar. 18, 1883 at Lebanon, N.H.; vet. Civil War
*Orson, b. Jan. 4, 1843; d. 1915; m. (1st) Emily Hanson, d. Feb. 1, 1876; m. (2nd) Laura F. Jones, d. Sept. 11, 1929
Henrietta, b. Mar. 11, 1844; d. Nov. 1937; m. Feb. 9, 1865, Geo. W. Dewey, b. Mar. 25, 1843; res. Bayard, Ia., farmer and stock dealer. Eight ch: Iris, b. April 22, 1868; Rodolphus, b. Feb. 6, 1870; Cora, b. Dec. 1, 1871; George W., b. May 24, 1873; Mary Isabel, b. Mar. 22, 1875; Charles H., b. May 15, 1877; Daisy, b. May 1, 1879; Infant son, b. Apr. 11, 1885; d. Apr. 19, Bayard
Ruth, b. Dec. 22, 1845; d. Apr. 11, 1887; m. Mar. 13, 1871, Wm. B. Porter, Hartford, Vt. Ch: Arthur, d. infancy; Clara S., b. Oct. 20, 1872; d. 1951; m. Fred Strong, res. Bellows Falls; Hebert, res. Washington
Betsy Ann (Ann), b. July 18, 1847; d. May 11, 1933; m. July 12, 1864, Lyman Austin Burbank, b. Dec. 20, 1839; d. Mar. 13, 1910; Thirteen ch: Oren Abijah, b. May 14, 1865; Mary Anna, b. Oct. 27, 1866; d. Aug. 16, 1940; m. Oct. 1, 1901 Hermon K. Sherburne; Bessie, b. Mar. 21, 1868; d. Sept. 8, 1868; Norman Cloud, b. Aug. 14, 1869; res. Cal.; Cyrus D., b. 1871; AbbieL., b. 1872; William E.; Fred Lyman, b. June 18, 1874; d. May 6, 1875; JohnW., b. 1875, d. 1960; Henry W., b. 1879 (Underhill, Vt.); Parker W. (Waterbury); Phyrilla (Rilla) Blanchard (1884-1967); Edward H. 1888-1966
Abbie H., b. Apr. 17, 1849; d. Nov. 10, 1889; m. Feb. 23, 1868, F. H. Markes, Bethel,; Vt., d. 1891
*Aaron, b. Apr. 16, 1851; d. Feb. 20, 1920; m. Nellie Hatch
Eliza J., b. Nov. 3, 1852; d. June 4, 1939; m. Oct. 25, 1892, C. W. Porter, d. Dec. 26,; 1901
Isabel, b. Jan. 2, 1855; d. July 24, 1941; m. Mar. 9, 1876, Arthur J. Hanson, d. Mar.; 26, 1912
Abijah P., b. May 22, 1857; d. Dec. 16, 1952; m. Clara M. Farnham
*Horace G., b. Dec. 14, 1858; d. Dec. 15, 1943; m. Jennie Cox

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AARON PARKER'S FAMILY
1913 Tunbridge10.jpg

From L.-R.
Eliza, Henrietta [wife of Aaron], Belle, Horace, Mae [2nd wife of Horace], Abijab & wife Clara [Seated] Ann, Ceo. Dewey & wife Henrietta, Orson, Laura [Orson's 2nd wife]


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Abijah Parker Whitney

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A typical Whitney gathering
at Shady Rill

Circa 1924

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SEVENTH - Related Families

BENJAMIN WHITNEY (David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Feb. 18, 1796, Tunbridge; d. Oct. 1, 1866, res. Tunbridge. m. (1st) Sibbel Parker m. (2nd) Oct. 15, 1837, Mrs. Eliza (Hall) Whitney (1806-1 888) Benjamin had seven children.

DAVID WHITNEY (David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Dec. 18, 1795, Tunbridge; d. Nov. 26, 1878, res. Tunbridge. m. Sept. 10, 1819, Lydia Parker, b. June 21, 1798; d. Aug. 21, 1876.

Two ch: Alma, b. June 3, 1831; m. Dec. 10, 1861, Arvill P. Salter; ch: Herbert A. and Wilber N. Susan, b. 1819; d. Nov. 7, 1865; m. Sept. 9, 1855, Lorenzo D. Moxley; dau. Alice A.,; Lester, b. 1847, believed to be son of Susan. He lived with grandfather David.

DANIEL WHITNEY (David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Oct. 28, 1809, Tunbridge, Vt.; d. July 25, 1873; res. Brookfield, Vt.; m. Feb. 24, 1834, Julia Hall; b. Mar. 27, 1816, d. Mar. 11, 1873. They had ~even children. Daniel, David, & Walter settled in Iowa. Cyrus in E. Brookfield. N.F.K.

CYRUS WHITNEY (David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Dec. 21, 1802, Tunbridge, Vt.; m. May 20, 1833, Betsy Curtis; res. Jefferson, Wisc.

WILLIAM WHITNEY (David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt., Feb. 10, 1800; m. Elizabeth Hall. (Eliz. Hall Whitney m. 2nd) Oct. 15, 1837 Benjamin Whitney (brother-in-law) (They had four children)

LEWIS WHITNEY (Abel, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Tunbridge, Vt., Jan. 6, 1800; d. Apr. 14, 1873, res. Tunbridge, Vt.; m. Aug. 6,; m. O.S. Cornish; res. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Ch: Frank Scott, b. Nov. 19, 1859, res. Pepperell, Mass.

GEORGE WHITNEY (Abel, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Sept. 1, 1812, Tunbridge, Vt.; d. 1865, res. Tunbridge, Vt.; m. Arethusa Gates.

Six ch:

Albert, b. Mar. 21, 1840; m. Ann Hackett
Milo Farnham, b. Apr. 22, 1841; unmarried; res. Chicago, ill. Milo was gripmanon; Cable Street car line. Drove up Whitney Hill in 1908 or 1910 in a new car.
John Scott, b. April 10, 1842; m. Apr. 17, 1867, Helen Hoyt, b. Apr. 26, 1847;; Chestnut Street, N.H. res. (Nashua)
Orlando, b. Apr. 12, 1843
Lewis, b. Apr. 9, 1844; m. and res. Valley Falls, R.I.
Lestester, b. June 21, 1845; d. July 8, 1845

ABEL WHITNEY (Abel, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Feb. 9, 1804, Tunbridge, Vt.; m. Mary Hall, Mar. 28, 1831; res. Tunbridge, Vt.

Three ch:

_____, b. _____, m. o.s. Cornish; res. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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SEVENTH - Related Families
Mary Jane, b. Apr. 1, 1832; m. Geog. Curtis; res. Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Nathaniel H., b. Apr. 15, 1835

JOSEPH WHITNEY (Abel, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Tunbridge, Vt. Jan. 27, 1806; m. Caroline Pierce. He d. Oct. 25, 1883, res. Tunbridge, Vt.; res. down brook from school house.

Abel, b. July 9, 1847; d. Civil War
Ransom, b. June 24, 1844; res. Cavendish, Vt.
James Pierce, b. _____; m. Rosa Goodale.

CHARLES FITCH WHITNEY (Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Dec. 12, 1806, Pepperell, Mass.; d. Apr. 30, 1887, res. Morrisville, Vt.; Farmer; m. Oct. 24, 1833, Louisa Kemp, b. 1816, d. May 23, 1850

Five ch:

Martin M., b. June 26, 1873, m. Lucy Church
Abijah F., b. Feb. 28, 1840; m. Rosette L. Smith
Chas. Wallace, b. Oct. 1844; d. July 3, 1863 in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.
Anna Betsy, b. 1847; m. 1867 F. D. Owen, d. Apr. 1891. Her dau. Laila res. 92 Grant; St., Burlington, Vt.
Smith, b. Oct. 1842; d. _____

DAVID WHITNEY (Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Mar. 11, 1812; d. Feb. 23, 1884; res. Chelsea, Vt. and Wisc. m. Aug. 16, 1840,; Maria Smith, b. Nov. 25, 1819. In 1851 he moved wife and five children near Fort; Atkinson, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin. Two more children born in Wisconsin.

YORK WHITNEY (Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Sept. 14, 1834, North Tunbridge; d. Jan. 29, 1916; Farmer, No. Tunbridge; m.; Williamstown, Mar. 31, 1868, Marietta Whitney, dau. of Franklin, b. Mar. 4, 1847,; d. June 21, 1876.

Three ch:

Nina M., b. May 26, 1869; unm.; d. Apr. 24, 1931
*Marcus Henry (known as Mark), b. Mar. 20, 1871; m. Feb. 27, 1911, Lena D. Rhodes;; d. 1957; Mark d. Oct. 3, 1935
Harley, b. June 17, 1873; unm.; d. 1937

JOHN WHITNEY (Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Dec. 18, 1821, Tunbridge, Vt.; d. Mar. 19, 1855; m. Apr. 2, 1850, Lorinda; Bragman, Washington, Vt., b. Oct. 8, 1831. m. (2nd) Eunice Martin, b. June 9,; 1828, Williamstown, Vt., Sept. 27, 1855. Teamster in business between Barre and; Montpelier, Vt., res. Williamston, Vt.;

Seven ch:

Willis W., b. Mar. 29, 1851; m. Adelia R. Beaman and Lucy M. Allen
Hannah A., b. Mar. 12, 1852; d. Mar. 22, 1853
Charles A. b. May 17, 1854; m. Alice Brown
Fred H., b. Aug. 18, 1856; m. Lizzie B. Webster
Effie Ann, b. Feb. 26, 1859
Edwin M., b. Mar. 24, 1862
Elwin T., b. Mar. 24, 1862

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SEVENTH - Related Families

JOSEPH WHITNEY (Abijah, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. June 25, 1827, Pepperell, Mass.; d. of heart disease, Nov. 14, 1892. res. Pep-; perell, Mass. and Wells River, Vt.; m. in P. Nov. 20, 1856, Mary P. Baker, b. Mar.; 6, 1826, Tunbridge, Vt. He was born on the old Whitney Farm in Pepperell, Mass,; deeded by Joseph Whitney of Chelmsford to his son Joseph of Pepperell, Mass.; 1740. A well to do farmer.

Three ch:

Joseph Abijah, b. June 20, 1858
Marie Louise, b. Apr. 30, 1862
Arthur Leslie, b. Nov. 11, 1869

WM. F. WHITNEY (Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. May 8, 1825, Whitney Hill; d. Oct. 21, 1893; res. Nashua, N.H. He was a farmer; m. Mar. 1, 1854, Jane Sprague, b. Dec. 1, 1835.

Six ch:

Clara J., b. Mar. 7, 1855; d. Feb. 11, 1859
Nellie M., b. Aug. 17, 1857; m. Sept. 1878 R. H. Dearborn, res. 63 Walnut Street.; Five ch:; Sarah J., b. Oct. 28, 1879; ClaraB., b. May 16, 1881; Infant, b. March 25, 1884; d. Mar. 29, 1884; Lurana Dearborn, b. Apr. 28, 1885; Helen Abby, b. Aug. 28, 1894
Byron W., b. Nov. 10, 1860; m. Lydia Tucker
Edward T., b. Nov. 10, 1864; m. Clara Jinkins
Nelson C., b. Sept. 6, 1868; m. Sadie Clark
Bessie Ellen, b. Nov. 3, 1875; m. Sept. 16, 1894, Herbert Arthur Jewett,; res. Nashua, N.H.

CARLOS WHITNEY (Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Whitney Hill, Tunbridge, Vt., May 5, 1831; d. Nov. 8, 1884, West Fairlee, Vt.; m. Dec. 28, 1857, Helen M. Corwin, b. July 18, 1837. Moved to West Fairlee,; engaged in provision business.

Three ch:

Harlie Aaron, b. May 5, 1859, Whitney Hill, moved with father to West Fairlee, later; to Boston; m. Jan. 11, 1881
Elmer Frank, b. Whitney Hill, July 10, 1865; d. Apr. 9, 1881
Carrie A., b. Sept. 16, 1862, Whitney Hill, moved to West Fairlee with folks; Montpelier Seminary, Boston Music School; d. 1906; buried No. Tunbridge; res. of; Derry, N.H. and Boston, Mass. (Known as Caroline also)

GEORGE FRANKLIN WHITNEY (Franklin, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Sept. 16, 1851, Tunbridge; d. Aug. 16, 1889, res. Tunbridge; m. Mar. 1, 1882,; Hattie Corwin

ch: Ernest, b. Aug. 4, 1883

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EIGHTH GENERATION

ABIJAH PARKER WHITNEY (Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. May 22, 1857, No. Tunbridge; d. Dec. 16, 1952, res. Tun.; m. June 30, 1885,; Clara M. Farnham, b. Sept. 11, 1862; d. Dec. 19, 1944.

Nine Ch:

Marion S., b. May 16, 1886; d. June 15, 1961; m. Dec. 10, 1910, James K. Howe,; b. Dec. 14, 1875; d. Dec. 26, 1971. Nine Ch: Charlie, John, Abbie, Mary, Mark, Ida, Ellen,; Hazel, Luke
Elsie E., b. Jan. 16, 1888; m. Oct. 27, 1912, John W. Rogers, b. Aug. 17, 1874; d. 1946; Two ch: Lilla and Evelyn
Abbie M., b. Dec. 26, 1889; m. Dec. 26, 1917, Will Chatfield, b. May 24, 1883, d. Feb. 28,; 1949. Two ch: Carl and Paul
*Archie Paul, b. Oct. 23, 1891; m. Evelyn Louise Clark
Laura Emily, b. July 1, 1895; m. (1st) Aug. 9, 1919, Arthur Merrill, b. Apr. 11, 1883;; d. Jan. 1958; m. (2nd) June 28, 1959, Edwin F. Jewell, b. June 26, 1885;; d. May 17, 1970
Ralph Mason, b. Jan. 27, 1897; d. June 9, 1922
Fred Farnham, b. Nov. 15, 1898; m. Viva Alice Dodge
James Benjamin, b. Aug. 9, 1902; m. Helen Peterson; d. July 9, 1979
Royal Aaron, b. Jan. 14, 1907; m. Mary Goodrich
EIGHTH - Related Families

ORSON WHITNEY (Aarbn P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Jan. 4, 1843, No. Tunbridge; d. July 24, 1915. m. (1st) Nov. 8, 1869, Corinth,; Emily M. Hanson, b. Feb. 22, 1843, d. Jan. 14, 1875; m. (2nd) Feb. 1, 1876 at So.; Royalton, Laura F. Jones, b. May 13, 1851, d. Sept. 11, 1929

Ch: Warren S., b. Feb. 19, 1877; d. Sept. 19, 1906

AARON WHITNEY (Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Apr. 16, 1851, No. Tunbridge; d. Nov. 24, 1924, res. Tunbridge; m. May 10, 1886,; Annette (Nettie) Hatch, Strafford, b. Aug. 10, 1867; d. Feb. 20, 1922

ch:

*Harry Sabin, b. Apr. 29, 1887; m. Aug. 28, 1916, Hilda Merrill
*Carl Hatch, b. Dec. 29, 1890; d. March 21, 1922, unm.

HORACE GREELY WHITNEY (Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Dec. 14, 1858, No. Tunbridge; d. Dec. 15, 1943; m. (1st) Nov. 26, 1883, Jennie; Cox, b. 1862, d. 1941; m. (2nd) Mae Rogers

Four ch: (1st. m.)

Arlie Mae, b. 1885, Vershire; d. Royalton, 1902
*Guy Harrison, b. 1888, Tunbridge; m. Ethel Noyes, d. 1967
*Ray Daniel, b. 1890, Tunbridge; m. Jennie Weidman, d. 1929
*Earl Harold, b. 1899, Royalton; m. Cleora Knight

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EIGHTH - Related Families

MARK HENRY WHITNEY (York, Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Mar. 20, 1871, Tunbridge; d. Oct. 3, 1945; m. Feb. 27, 1911, Lena D. Rhodes,; b. Apr. 17, 1876; d. Jan. 1957

Two ch:

Merrill Rhodes, b. June 13, 1914; m. Katherine 5 Ryder
Marcia Lillian, b. Mar. 23, 1919; m. Aug. 20, Wendell H. Lyman, b. Apr. 26, 1922.; Two ch: Jean C., b. July 9, 1947, m. Sept. 19, 1970, Donald Z. Gilman, b. Oct. 31,; 1946; Phyllis M., b. Sept. 10, 1949, m. Sept. 15, 1971, Paul A. Williamson,; b. Nov. 27, 1946
NINTH GENERATION

ARCHIE PAUL WHITNEY (Abijah P., Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Oct. 23, 1891, Tunbridge; d. Nov. 6, 1963, res. Redfield, Iowa. Vet. WW I; m. Mar. 11, 1919, Evelyn Louise Clark, b. June 24, 1893

Three ch:

Hazel Viola, b. Dec. 9, 1919, unm., teacher, ret.
Dora Clara, b. July 7, 1922; m. Feb. 11, 1956, James J. Weidman, b. Jan. 26, 1931; Six ch: Jeffery James, b. Dec. 24, 1956;; Gregory Paul, b. Nov. 20, 1957; d. Sept. 6, 1976; Susan Monica, b. Oct. 4, 1959; Sandra Marie, b. Jan. 4, 1961; Mitchell Alan, b. July 16, 1962; Anne Whitney, b. Aug. 29, 1963
*Arnold Phillip, b. Feb. 17, 1925

RALPH MASON WHITNEY (Abijah P., Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Jan. 27, 1897; d. June 9, 1922

FRED FARNHAM WHITNEY (Abijah P., Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Nov. 15, 1898 Tunbridge; m. June 28, 1924, Viva A. Dodge, b. So. Royalton,; July 30, 1905

Four ch:

Dorothy Viva, b. Apr. 5, 1925, Randolph, Vt.; m. Apr. 8, 1950, K. Stanley Yamashita, b. May; 17, 1924; U.S. Army career, res. Cal. Three ch:; Karen Lea, b. Dec. 20, 1951, Rutland; m. Jan. 1, 1978, Teruo (Ted) Kitada, res. San Francisco.; Mari Lynn, b. Nov. 15, 1952, Rutland; m. Sept. 5, 1976, Capt. Richard G. deMoya, (West Point) Ch: Brian Richard, b. April 23, 1978; Andrew Whitney, b. July 9, 1980; Dana Jean, b. Dec. 24, 1956, Aberdeen, Md.; m. Apr. 29, 1977, Sgt. Michael Schirmers,; divorced Sept. 1979
Stanley Melvin, b. Apr. 19, 1928; m. Joan Lewis
Norma Clara, b. Oct. 23, 1930, Tunbridge; d. Mar. 22, 1931
Rodney Frederick, b. Mar. 10, 1936; m. (1st) Joanne Reed; m. (2nd) Cecile Branchaud; m. (3rd) Sharon Thayer

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NINTH GENERATION

JAMES BENJAMIN (Abijah P., Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); (Ben), b. Aug. 9, 1902, Tunbridge; m. June 25, 1927, Helen Peterson, b. July 15, 1906, res. W. Lebanon, N.H.; d. July 9, 1979, buried Riverview Cemeterv. South Rovalton Vt

ROYAL AARON WHITNEY (Abijah P., Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); (Roy), b. Jan. 14, 1907, Tunbridge, Vt.; m. June 18, 1932, Richmond, Vt., Mary; Goodrich, b. July 12, 1905. Vet WW II, Physician, White River Jct., Vt.,; res. W. Lebanon, N.H.

Two ch:

*Phillip Goodrich, b. July 17, 1933; m. Doreen Downs
Sally Ann, b. July 27, 1940; m. Sept. 1973, Dennis Kletzing, b. Sept. 6, 1944; twins, b. Nov. 12, 1975: Paul Herbert & Jennifer Lynn. Now living in Florida
NINTH - Related Families

HARRY SABIN WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Apr. 29, 1887; d. Aug. 1, 1966. Farmer on the Spring Rd.; m. August 28, 1916, Hilda Jane Merrill, Hartland, Vt., b. Feb. 17, 1894; In the year 1977, Hilda still resides in Tunbridge. At the age of 83, she has a total of 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She has been a faithful worker for Jehovah's Witnesses for many years.

Nine ch:

Annette Emma, Oct. 1917, (stillborn)
*Ernest Newell, b. Aug. 5, 1918; m. Dorothy Pingree
*Forrest Sabin, b. Nov. 27, 1920; d. July 13, 1931
*Carlyle Hatch, b. Jan. 3, 1923; m. Marjory Ann Maxfield
*Ralph Merrill, b. Feb. 16, 1925; m. Edith May Ellis
*Warren Brown, b. Jan. 17, 1927; m. Edna Moses; m. Sylvia Hodgdon
tw: Madalene Annette, b. Apr. 3, 1928; d. Jan. 29, 1929
Margaret Emma, b. Apr. 3, 1928; m. Harold Chester Moody, b. Mar. 9, 1923,; res. Tenn. Five ch: Katherine Lee, b. Jan. 1, 1953; m. Aug. 26, 1972, Kipton; Wilkins.; Paul Douglas, b. Dec. 19, 1954; m. June 3, 1975, Levita Ann Adams,; ch: Nicole Renee; John Andrew, b. Sept. 8, 1958; m. Oct. 2, 1976, Beverly Melton, ch: Jonathan; Neal, b. July 13, 1977; Eric Steven, b. Jan. 24, 1964; Forrest Elwin, b. Dec. 22, 1970
*Nelson Harry, b. May 26, 1930; m. Rose Russell

CARL HATCH WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Tunbridge, Dec. 29, 1890; d. March 21, 1922 unm.


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NINTH - Related Families

LESTER F. WHITNEY (unknown, David, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Tunbridge, Vt. 1847; d. 1910, buried in Hunt Cemetery, Tunbridge. m. Hattie; Swan, b. 1854, d. 1920

ch:

Orin C., b. 1879, m. Dora Boles, b. 1897, d. 1971; d. 1947; buried in Hunt cemetery
Vernie, b. 1882; m. Clarence Woodard, b. ____; d. Dec. 25, 1972
Nettie, b. 1887; m. Ernest Blake; d. 1927, buried in Hunt Cemetery, Tunbridge
Clifton, b. 1893, d. 1968. Veteran World War I. Buried in Hunt Cemetery.

Lester's mother might have been Susan, daughter of David, b. Tunbridge, 1795. Susan, b. 1819, m. 1885 Lorenzo Moxley. She died 1865, leaving a child, Alice.

I believe Lester grew up with his grandfather David and raised his family on the same place having been in the family name 180 years. Sold after Orin's wife died 1971 to Mr. and Mrs. David Brown.

GUY HARRISON WHITNEY (Horace, Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. 1888, Tunbridge; d. 1966, Lowell; m. 1911, Ethel Noyes, Lowell, Mass.

No children

RAY DANIEL WHITNEY (Horace, Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. 1890, Tunbridge; d. 1929. WW I vet. m. 1918, Jennie Weidman, b. Feb. 9,; 1900

d. 1931; Four ch:

Ruth, b. 1919; m. Elbert Scifres, Roswell, N.M.; WW 11 vet. 2 dau.: Gale, b. 1947;; Linda, b. 1949
*Harold, b. Royalton, 1922; m. Leona Assby, d. 1975; m. Nellie Householder Woodland; Washington
Edith, b. Royalton, 1924; Res. Tyngsboro, Mass. unm.
Ethel Mae, b. Royalton, 1925; m. Edward Keyes, res. Tyngsboro, Mass. WW 11 vet. Two ch:; Edward Jr., b. 1948; Cheryl Mae, b. 1945, m. Alexander Brougham, Jr.; Ch: Alexander; Brougham 3rd, Scott Edward, Steven William

EARL HAROLD WHITNEY (Horace, Aaron P., Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. Royalton, 1899, res. Royalton; WW I vet.; m. 1918, Cleora Knight, b. 1903

Three ch:

Mabel, b. 1918, Royalton; m. John Knight, 1944; res. Mantua, Ohio, one ch: John Bradford,; b. 1947, d. 1979, m. 1975 Jacqueline Sladsky; ch: Schawn Kristopher, b. 1977 - Union; Lake, Mi.
Barbara Jean, b. 1928, Royalton; m. 1952, Norman Lewis, res. Derby Line, Vt., two ch:; Timothy, b. 1953; Cindy, b. 1955
*Paul Knight, b. 1930, m. Marion Benson

MERRILL RHODES WHITNEY (Mark Henry, York, Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John); b. June 13, 1914, Chelsea, Vt.; m. June 12, 1938, Katherine S. Ryder, b. Dec. 9,; 1913; d. Jan. 17, 1974

Four ch:

Susan L., b. Sept. 10, 1939
K. Lucille, b. Dec. 13, 1941
Sally Jean, b. Aug. 9, 1944; m. Aug. 25, 1963, Donald E. Sanford, b. Mar. 6, 1942; Three children.
*Merrill L., b. Apr. 4, 1949

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Random Listings

We have had so many inquiries about unrelated Whitney families in Tunbridge that we are including the following from the Pierce Genealogy in no particular order.

JAMES M. WHITNEY (Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Jonathan, John); Jonathan was born in Tunbridge in 1820; James b. Bethel in 1849 resided in Tunbridge and held town office; Sons Phil, b. in 1878 and Ned in; 1884, Tunbridge. (pp. 558 - Pierce)

ZABAD WHITNEY, (Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan, John); b. Tunbridge 1797, m. a Royalton girl, was a farmer and residence listed as Royalton and Tunbridge, buried in Bethel.

Ch:

Eunice, married a Cady and lived in Northfield and Quechee
Ophelia Louisa, m. Page and lived in Rutland
Don went to California
Ansel m. a Crandall
Nancy Maria m. Smith Griffith and lived in Sharon (pp. 371 - Pierce)

ZEBINA WHITNEY (Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan, John); b. in Tunbridge in 1799, moved to Bethel and East Bethel when he was 19 years old. Returning to Tunbridge he resided for 32 years on the farm where he was born. Later he lived in Royalton. He was a member of the Vermont Legislature and a Justice of the Peace. Four children died in infancy and there is no record of Charles and Lucas. (pp. 371 - Pierce)

In the first U.S. Census (1790) there was only one Whitney listed in Tunbridge: Peter Whitney with 3 small boys, 5 girls and a wife.

According to PIERCE:

PETER WHITNEY (Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan, John) b. Willington, Conn. April 10, 1738, m. at Tolland, Conn. Apr. 21, 1768 Mercy Case, b. Aug. 15, 1745; d. Apr. 19, 1819.; Moved to Tunbridge, Vermont in Orange County after his 11 children were born. That would mean he moved in 1784. 9 children living at home in 1790. He is again listed as the head of a family in the 1800 Census with 3 children still living at home. One of his daughters Anna, m. Oliver Preston and died in 1858 in South Royalton. (pp. 107 in Pierce)

The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire says that WHITNEY is the 61st commonest name in the New England states.

Census figures show 90 Whitney head's of family in Orange County in 1810.

Thomas's son JOHN had 3 sons: Willis Wilber born in Tunbridge and Charles b May 19, l854 and Fred H. Aug. 18, 1856, both in Williamstown.

Other Whitney's born in Tunbridge in those early years: CHARLES CARROLL WHITNEY (Zebina, Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt. July 30, 1836, m. Mar. 2, 1862 to Hattie Perham of Bethel. He was a 1st. Lieut. of Co. E. 2nd. Regt. Vt. Volunteers and residence listed as Tunbridge and East Bethel.

Willis Ward b. January 16, 1863, m. Emma Sanborn, sons Charle sand George also. (pp. 557-Pierce)

LUCIUS CORNELIUS (Zebina, Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt. 1833; m. Oct. 28, 1855, Sara M. Wright, res. Tunbhdge and E. Bethel.

Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 17, 1857. (pp. 558 - Pierce)

DANIEL FRANK WHITNEY (Daniel, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt. May 16, 1846; m. June 2, 1874, at Dayton, Iowa, Maggie Diana Edwards, b. Dec. 2, 1851, res. Sumner, Ia.

Ch. born between 1876 and 1890: Juliae., Wallace G., Lottie E., Maryr., Emma r., Daniel L., Minta M., Maggie L. and Ina 5 (pp. 559 - Pierce)

MARTIN M. WHITNEY (Charles F., Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, June 26, 1837; m. Jan. 1, 1866, Lucy Church, b. May 8, 1840. He is a carpenter; res. Barton, Vt. He had 4 daughters, Nellie, Carrie, Laila and Flora. (pp. 559 - Pierce)

AZRO B. WHITNEY (Benjamin, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt.


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Mar. 11, 1840; m. Nov. 1, 1865, Emma A. Hackett; b. Aug. 4, 1845; res. Jessup, Ia.

Six children: Myron Edson, b. 1867 and Cora A., b. 1869 residing in Ia. Also, Aurie, Mark, Don and Nellie. (pp. 558 - Pierce)

WILLIAM WHITNEY (Benjamin, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt. Sept. 3, 1837; m. Apr. 3, 1867 in Jefferson, Wis. Marietta Curtis; b. Jan. 23, 1843; res. Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Five children: William C., Frank F., Mary F., Clara C. and David C. (pp. 558 - Pierce).

MARK C. WHITNEY (Benjamin, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Vt. Apr. 23, 1851; m. in Lowell, Mass., Sept. 28, 1874, Rachel P. Carrigan; b. Aug. 4, 1855; res. Lowell, Mass., Barclay, Ia., and Volga, So. Dak.

Five children: Benjamin C., b. 1876, Bertha May, Fay Bean, Edith Jane, Rachel Adell.

(pp.558 - Pierce)

WILLIS WILBER WHITNEY (John, Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John) b. Tunbridge, Mar. 29, 1851; m. Lucy Allen; Ella Mae, b. Mar. 5, 1887. (pp. 561 - Pierce)

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Harry & Hilda Whitney 1924 Ernest, Calyle, Forrest

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