Family:Whitney, Aaron (1746-1790)

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Aaron6 Whitney (Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Aaron5 and Alice (Baker) Whitney, was born 5 Sep 1746 Petersham, MA, or Littleton, MA,[1] and died 29 Apr 1790, Northfield, MA.

Marriage intentions were published 7 May 1772, Petersham, MA, for him "of Northfield" and Hannah Stearns.[2] He married firstly, 23 Sep 1772, Hannah Stearns, daughter of Rev. David and Ruth (Hubbard) Stearns. She was born 14 Nov 1748, Lunenburg, MA, and died 1 Feb 1784, Northfield, MA, aged 35 years.

He married secondly, 23 Sep 1784, Winchester, NH, Hannah Willard,[3] daughter of Josiah and Hannah (Hubbard) Willard. She was born 14 Oct 1754, Winchester, NH, and died 28 Sep 1812. Marriage intentions were published 1 Mar 1794, Northampton, MA, for her "Mrs." "of Winchester" and Asahel Pomeroy "of Northampton".[4] She married secondly, 16 Mar 1794, Winchester, NH, Asahel Pomeroy[5] of Northampton, MA.

He was the fourth son of Rev. Aaron Whitney, of Petersham, MA. His first wife was daughter of Rev. David Stearns, of Lunenburg, MA. After his death his widow married 16 Mar 1794, Asahel Pomeroy, of Northampton, MA, by whom she had one child, Hannah, born 31 Jan 1795, who married Robert Edwards. Aaron was a merchant in Northfield, MA. He resided Northfield, MA.

Children of Aaron6 and Hannah (Stearns) Whitney:

i. Aaron Stearns Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1773, Northfield, MA;[6] His uncle, Abel was assigned his guardian 16 May 1791;[7] d. 6 Aug 1796, Charleston, SC.
ii. Sally Baker Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1775, Northfield, MA;[8] d. 15 Jul 1825; "of Keene, N.H." m. (int. 9 Dec 1798) 25 Dec 1798, Keene, NH, "Lieut." Erastus Barnard "of Deerfield";[9] resided Canandaigua, NY.
Ch.: Maria Augusta, b. Nov 1800; Sally, b. Sep 1803; Erastus Stearns, b. May, 1805; d. 1834, New Orleans, LA; Charles Backus, b. Apr 1807; Selah Ebenezer, b. Jul 1809; Ann Elizabeth, b. Sep 1812; David, b. Jun 1815; Manning Goodwin, b. Apr 1818.
iii. Hannah Stearns Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1777, Northfield, MA;[10] m. 3 Nov 1798, or 30 Nov 1800, Walpole, NH, Oliver Sparhawk,[11] Esq., of Walpole. He was b. 16 Jul 1771, Walpole; d. 6 Jul 1824; gr. Dartmouth College, 1793, a lawyer and for many years clerk of the court. He m.(1) his cousin, Hannah Stearns Whitney, who d. 25 Aug 1818; m.(2) his cousin, 5 Sep 1819, Naomi Sparhawk.
Ch.: Marietta, b. 12 Aug 1801; d. unmarried 4 Dec 1840; Thomas O., b. 16 --- 1803; a druggist; resided Greenfield; Julianna, b. 4 Sep 1804; m. Calvin Carter; resided Lapeer County, MI; Hannah S., b. 22 Jul 1806; resided Greenfield; unmarried; William, b. 12 May 1808; d. 24 Jun 1834; Lucius H., b. 11 Oct 1810; d. Jun 1813; Sarah Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1812; m. Thomas S. Speed; resided Bardstown, KY; she d. 1843; 3 ch.; Rebecca S., b. 20 Oct 1814; d. 14 Oct 1833; Sophia Ann, b. 4 Dec 1816; d. Elba, MI, 13 Oct 1844.
iv. William Henry7 Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1779, Northfield, MA;[12] m. Clarissa Wolcott.
v. Nahum Hubbard Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1781, Northfield, MA;[13] His uncle, Abel was assigned his guardian 13 Aug 1795;[14] resided Vermont; unmarried
vi. David Stearns Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1783, Northfield, MA;[15] d. 20 Nov 1785.

Children of Aaron6 and Hannah (Willard) Whitney:

vii. Susanna Willard Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1785, Northfield, MA;[16] d. 17 Jan 1786, Northfield, MA.
viii. Susanna W. Whitney, bapt. 14 Dec 1786; m. 2 Oct 1806, Northampton, MA, Theodore Lyman;[17] 10 ch.; see Lyman Gen.
ix. David Stearns Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1788, Northfield, MA;[18] m. Hannah H. Partridge.

Notes

Children vii and viii above may be identical. The birth of the second Susanna is not in Northfield vital records, nor have I found a reliable record of the death of the first. The two Susannas are left this way because Temple and Sheldon's A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts give them thus.

Census

  • 1790: not found. Neither he nor his widow have been found.

References

1.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Allice, [born] Sept. 5, 1746," according to Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, Printed by Order of the Town. First Installment: Births and Deaths from the Earliest Records in the Town Books, Begun in 1715 (Littleton, MA: Town of Littleton, 1900), p. 48. Also, "Aaron [Whitney], s. Rev. Aaron and Alice, [born] Sept. 5, 1746," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Aaron [Whitney] of Northfield and Mrs. Hannah Stearns, int. May 7, 1772," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

3.^  "Aaron Whitney & Hannah Willard, m. 23 Sep 1784, Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  "Hannah [Whitney], Mrs., of Winchester, and Asahel Pomeroy of Northampton, int. 1 Mar 1794," according to Northampton, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

5.^  "Hannah Whitney & Asakel Pomroy, m. 16 Mar 1794, Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Aaron Stearns [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 27 Aug 1773," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

7.^  Probate Records, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Vol 17, 1791 – 1792, LDS film #879192, p66, "Abel Whitney Esqr of Westfield in the County of Hampshire is nominated & allowed to be guardian unto Aaron Sterns Whitney a minor aged nineteen years Son & Heir of Aaron Whitney Esqr late of Northfield ..".

8.^  "Sally Baker [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 28 Feb 1775," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

9.^  "Sally Baker [Whitney] of Keene, and Erastus Barnard of Deerfield, [married] Dec. 25, 1798 by Rev. Aaron Hall, in Keene N.H.," according to Keene, New Hampshire, Vital Records. Also "Sally Baker Whitney & Erastus Barnard, m. 25 Dec 1798, Keene, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

10.^  "Hannah Stearns [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 24 Mar 1777," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

11.^  "Hannah Whitney & Oliver Sparhawk, m. 30 Nov 1800, Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

12.^  "William Henry [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 22 Jan 1779," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

13.^  "Nahum Hubbard [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 15 Aug 1781," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #C502411.

14.^  Probate Records, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Vol 18, 1791 – 1792, LDS film #879192, p155, "Abel Whitney is nominated allowed and appointed to be guardian unto Hubbard Whitney Child & Heir of Aaron Whitney late of Northfield ..".

15.^  "David Stearns [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 24 Dec 1783," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

16.^  "Susanna Willard [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 17 Sep 1785," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.

17.^  "Susan W. [Whitney], and Theodore Lyman, m. 2 Oct 1806," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # M502572.

18.^  "David Stearns [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Hannah, b. 22 Aug 1788," according to L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # C502411.


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