Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1770-1852)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

Capt. Benjamin6 Whitney (Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Jonas5 and Sarah (Whittemore) Whitney, was born 28 Apr 1770, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 27 Jun 1852, Marlborough, NH

He married, 19 Jun 1794, Westminster, MA, Nancy Fuller.[2] She was born 14 Feb 1767, Newton, MA, and died 20 Sep 1855.

He was a noted school teacher in his younger days, was prominent in town affairs and captain of the local military company. Was selectman for several years. and was town clerk for several years. Though not a professor of religion he was an upright and moral man, a good citizen and kind neighbor. He resided Marlborough, NH.

Children of Benjamin6 and Nancy (Fuller) Whitney:

i. Benjamin7 Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1795, Marlborough, NH;[3] d. infancy.
ii. Nancy Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1796, Marlborough, NH;[4] m. 2 Jun 1819, Plaistow, NH, Solomon Sawtell,[5] of Rindge, NH. She d. 17 Apr 1864. He was b. 6 Apr 1786; d. 13 Dec 1861; was a shoemaker. Children:
a. Benjamin Whitney Sawtell, b. -----; m. 6 Nov 1844, Rebecca Ann Jessop; res. 20 Bartlett St., Charlestown, MA. Children:
1. Benjamin Whitney Sawtell Jr., b. 5 Aug 1845, d. 19 Aug 1856.
2. Harriet Elizabeth Sawtell, b. 18 Aug 1847, d. 28 Jan 1867.
3. Rebecca Addielade Sawtell, b. 26 Aug 1849; m. 27 Sep 1883, Charles W. Marsh, res. Fells Station, Melrose, MA.
4. (child) Sawtell, b. -----; d. in infancy.
5. (child) Sawtell, b. -----; d. in infancy.
6. Ida Whitney Sawtell, b. 5 Nov 1867; m. 4 Jul 1889, Charles S. Chapman, res. 20 Bartlett St., Charlestown, MA; one child, Mildred Viola Chapman, b. 4 Apr 1890.
7. Herbert Russell Sawtell, b. 16 Sep 1869, res. 20 Bartlett St., Charlestown, MA.
b. John L. Sawtell, b. Mansfield, MA.
c. Jane L. Sawtell, b. -----; m. ----- Richardson; res. 51 Arlington St. Fitchburg, MA
d. Amaziah Sawtell, b. -----; res. 292 Randolph St., Detroit, MI.
e. Edwin Sawtell, b. -----; res. 695 N. Main St., Brockton, MA
iii. Ruhamah Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1798, Marlborough, NH;[6] d. 12 Oct 1836, Hollis, NH; bur. Church Yard Cemetery, Hollis, NH; m. 28 Mar 1826, Marlborough, NH, Jeremiah R/H. Needham,[7] of Hollis, NH, 2 sons.
iv. Sarah Whittmore Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1799, Marlborough, NH;[8] d. 23 Jun 1887, Milford, NH; m. 14 or 15 May 1829, Marlborough, NH, Joel Barker,[9] son of Joel and Sarah (Foster) Barker, of Milford, NH, b. 14 Nov 1794; d. 10 Feb 1879. She d. there.
v. Lydia Whitney, b. 15 May 1800, Marlborough, NH;[10] d. 7 Mar 1872, Jaffrey, NH; m. 6 Dec 1836, Marlborough, NH, Abner Bailey,[11] of Jaffrey, NH.
vi. Benjamin Whitney, b. 25 May 1802, Marlborough, NH;[12] m. Elmira Stimpson.
vii. Sophronia Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1803, Marlborough, NH;[13] m. 22 Jan 1829, Marlborough, NH, Moses Parmenter;[14] resided Pepperell, MA and she d. there. He was b. 19 Aug 1803, d. 11 Nov 1863. He was a cabinet maker. Children:
a. Eliza Maria Parmenter, b. 28 Feb 1830, Nashua, NH; m. 15 Sep 1853, James Hobart; res. East Pepperell, MA. Children:
1. James Francis Hobart, b. 14 Jul 1854, East Pepperell; m. Nov 1878, ----- -----; res. Hartford, CT, "The Linden," room 47.
2. Hattie Hobart, b. 18 Jul 1861, East Pepperell, MA; m. 15 Oct 1880, E. Pepperell, MA ----- Libby; res. E. Pepperell, MA.
b. Charles Whitney Parmenter, b. 10 Jan 1832, East Wilton, NH; d. Nashua, NH; m. Hannah Elizabeth Davis.
1. Eva Maude Parmenter, b. ca. 1859, Nashua, NH; m. 10 Oct 1883, Nashua, NH, John F. Harvey; res. 36 Otterson St., Nashua, NH.
viii. Jonas Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1805, Marlborough, NH;[15] m. Charlotte Forman.
ix. Lucy Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1807, Marlborough, NH;[16] d. 11 Nov 1807.
x. Syrena Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1808, Marlborough, NH;[17] d. 9 Jul 1851, Ashburnham, MA; m. 7 May 1846, Louis McIntire, of Ashburnham, MA.
xi. Harriett Whitney, b. 22 May 1812, Marlborough, NH;[18] m. 15 Sep 1835, Marlborough, NH, James Hobart;[19] resided Pepperell, MA.

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH: Benjn Whitney, 1 male 26-45, 1 male 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 16-26, 4 females under 10. Note: There were two Benjamin Whitneys with very similar family structures in the 1800 census of Marlborough. Since the official enumeration date was 4 Aug 1800, daughter Lydia would have been born, and the family would have had 4 daughters under 10. This fact was used to identify which Benjamin in the enumeration was this family.
  • 1810, Marlboro, Cheshire Co., NH: Whitney, Benja, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 4 females 10-15, and 2 females 0-9.
  • 1820, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH: Benjamin Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 3 females 16-25, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH: Benjamin Whitney, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 60-69, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 15-19.
  • 1840, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH: Benjamin Whitney, 1 male 70-79 and 1 female 70-70; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH:

41 44 Benjamin Whitney 80 M - None $600 Mass. Nancy " 83 F - "

References

1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Apr. 28, 1770," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Benjamin [Whitney] and Nancy Fuller, [married] June 19, 1794," according to Westminster Vital Records.

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

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

5.^  "Nancy Whitney (b. Marlborough, NH) & Solomon Sawtelle, m. 2 Jun 1819, Plaistow, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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

7.^  "Ruhamah Whitney & Jeremiah H. Needham, m. 28 Mar 1826, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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

9.^  "Sarah W. Whitney (b. Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH) & Joel Barker, m. 14 May 1829, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index. Also, "Joel [Barker], b. Nov. 14, 1794; d. Feb. 10, 1879. Was a cooper and farmer, living in the south part of the town on a farm now owned by John Mitchell. Married May 15, 1829, Sarah W. Whitney of Marlborough. She d. June 23, 1887," according to Ramsdell, George Allen, The History of Milford [New Hampshire]; Family Registers, by William P. Colburn (Concord, NH: The Rumford Press, 1901), p. 576.

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

11.^  "Lydia Whitney (b. Marlborough) & Abner Bailey, m. 6 Dec 1836, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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

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

14.^  "Sophrona Whitney (b. Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH) & Moses Parmenter, m. 22 Jan 1829, [Marlborough,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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

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

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

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

19.^  "Harriet Whitney (b. Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH) & James Hobert, m. 15 Sep 1835, [Marlborough,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2014, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools