Family:Whitney, Aaron (1772-1845)

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Aaron6 Whitney (Levi5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Levi5 and Rebecca (Clark) Whitney, was born 13 Sep 1772, Townsend, MA, [1] and died 16 Feb 1845, or 16 Feb 1847, Calais, ME, aged 74-1/2 years.[2]

He married firstly, 16 Mar 1797, Phebe Dunklee. She was born 20 Dec 1778, and died 31 Jan 1800.

He "of Amherst" married secondly, 2 Feb 1801, Dunstable, MA, Olive Lund "of Dunstable, N.H."[3] She was born Aug 1779, and died Jan 1867.

He was a blacksmith by trade, and in 1812 was the postmaster at Amherst. His shop was burned in 1815, and in 1819 he moved to Calais. He was a prominent citizen in Amherst for some time. He resided Nashua, NH, and Amherst, MA, and Calais, ME.

Children of Aaron6 and Phebe (Dunklee) Whitney:

i. Levi7 Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1798, Amherst, NH;[4] m. Jane Whitney.
ii. Luke Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1800 (twin), Amherst, NH;[5] m.(1) Cynthia Smith King; m.(2) Mary Thankful Smith.
iii. Mark Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1800 (twin), Amherst, NH;[6] d. 22 Feb 1807, Amherst, NH.

Children of Aaron6 and Olive (Lund) Whitney:

iv. Aaron7 Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1801, Amherst, NH;[7] m. Rebecca Perkins.
v. Olive Whitney, b. 15 May 1805, Amherst, NH;[8] resided Westbrook, ME.
vi. James Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1808; m. Julia A. Dorr.

Census

  • 1800, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., NH: Aaron "Whiting", 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 3 males 0-9, and 1 female 26-44.
  • 1810, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., NH: Aaron "Whiting", 1 male over 45, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1820, Milford, Hillsborough Co., NH: Aaron Whitney, 1 male over 45, 3 males 18-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 female over 45, and 1 female 10-15; 5 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1830: not found. Aaron may have been living with his son Luke in Biddeford, ME.
  • 1840, Saco, York Co., ME: Aaron Whitney, 1 male 60-69 and 1 female 70-79; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1850: not found.
  • 1860: not found.

References

1.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Sep. 13, 1772," according to Henry C. Hallowell, ed., Vital Records of Townsend Massachusetts: Town Records to 1850 with Marriage Intentions to 1873 and Cemetery Inscriptions (Boston, Mass.: N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, 1992), p. 239.

2.^  "Aaron, Feb. 16, 1847, ae 74 1/2 y.," according to Howland, Sharon D., Vital Records of Calais to the Year 1892'' (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1999, 2000, 2001), p. 175.

3.^  "Aron [Whitney], of Amherst, and Olive Lund of Dunstable, N.H., [married] Feb. 2, 1801," according to Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1913).

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

6.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.


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