Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1772-1827)

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Benjamin7 Whitney (Lemuel6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Lemuel6 and Thankful (Griffeth) Whitney, was born 20 Jul 1772, Spencer, MA,[1] and died 20 Mar 1827, Wadhams Mills, NY.

He married, Essex, NY, say 1796, Betsey Bragg. She was born about 1774, MA, and died 22 May 1857, Essex, NY.

Benjamin Whitney moved from Springfield to the town of Essex, NY, about 1810 and engaged in farming. He resided Springfield, VT, and Wadhams Mills, New York.

Children of Benjamin7 and Betsey (Bragg) Whitney:

i. Alexander8 Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1798, Springfield, VT;[2] m. Sophronia Streeter.
ii. Phinehas Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1800, Springfield, VT; d. 28 Nov 1866.
iii. Lucius Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1804, Springfield, VT; m.(1) Thankful French; m.(2) Minerva Smith.
iv. Betsey Whitney, b. say 1806; d. after 1820.
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1809; d. after 1820.
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1811; d. after 1820.
vii. Benjamin Franklin Whitney, b. ca. 1813, NY; m.(1) Lovina Hodgkin; m.(2) Mary (Viall) Sayre.
viii. Philena Whitney, b. ca. 1814, NY; d. 12 Apr 1870; unmarried.
ix. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1817; d. after 1820.

Census

1173 1215 Franklin Whitney 37 M - Farmer $2000 [N.Y.] Lavina 30 F - [N.Y.] Betsey 76 F - Mass. Harriet Phelps 13 F - N.Y. Attended school Nelson Downey 13 M - [N.Y.] Attended school Newton Hays 23 M - Laborer [N.Y.] Naaman Wheeler 23 M - [N.Y.]

1175 1217 Phineas Whitney 48 M - Farmer $3500 [Vt.]

199 Frame $500 199 Alexander Whitney 56 M - - State of Vt. 1 - 47 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Sophronia Whitney 51 F - Wife Essex Co. 1 - 27 - - - - - - - - Orlando Whitney 29 M - Chld " " - - 29 - 1- - - - - - Adeline Whitney 19 F - " " " - - 19 - - - - - - - - Elizabeth Morrison 22 F - " " " 1 - 22 - - - - - - - - Philena Whitney 15 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Adeline Whitney 12 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Philena Whitney 45 F - Sist " " - - 45 - - - - - - - - 200 Frame $600 200 Phineas Whitney 53 M - Brot State of Vt. - - 47 - 1 - - - - 1 - George Cleaveland 30 M - Srvt Canada - - 6 - - 1 - - - - -

Line 25 203 Lucius Whitney 49 M - - State of Vt. 1 - 45 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Minerva Whitney 45 F - Wife " " 1 - 45 - - - - - - - - Louisa J. Whitney 20 F - Chld Essex Co. - - 20 - - - - - - - - Maria Whitney 19 F - " " " - - 19 Dress Maker - - - - - - - Mary Whitney 13 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Luna Whitney 11 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Eunice Whitney 10 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Homer Whitney 8 M - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Hiram Whitney 6 M - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Elizabeth Whitney 82 F - Moth State of Vt. - 1 45 - - - - - - - -

Phineas Whitny 50 M - Farmer $10000 $1300 Vt. Orlando " 33 M - " N.Y. Sophrona " 57 F - " Adaline " 24 F - " Philena " 46 F - " [sic] Marsha Perry 16 F - " Daniel Finnet 16 M - Farm Laborer " Ezra Smith 22 M - " " Orren Bennet 45 M - " "

References

1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Lemuel and Thankful, [born] July 20, 1772," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Systematic History Fund, 1909).

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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