Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1777-1843)

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Benjamin7 Whitney (Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Silas6 and Jane (Pearson) Whitney, was born 16 Dec 1777, Rutland, VT,[1] and died 28 Oct 1843, Rutland Co., VT.

He married, 1 Feb 1801, Clarendon, VT, Mary Emmons, daughter of Solomon and Sabra (Canfield0 Emmons. She was born 17 Nov 1780, and died 6 Nov 1836, Rutland Co., VT.

Both are buried in the Marsh Cemetery, Clarendon, VT.

He was born in Clarendon, VT, where he resided for many years. Was a farmer, and was noted for jollity and good humor. One who knew him writes, "He was one of the finest gentlemen I ever knew." Resided Clarendon, VT.

Children of Benjamin7 and Mary (Emmons) Whitney:

i. Abigail8 Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1801. She was probably the Nabby Whitney who m. Jan 1824, [Clarendon], VT, Nathan Smith.[2]
ii. Mary G. Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1802; d. 1891; bur. Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY; unmarried.
iii. Laura Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1804; d. after 1860, then unmarried.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1805; "of Clarendon" m. 19 Jan 1831, Clarendon, VT, Charles Smith, M.D., of Benson.[3]
v. Solomon Eli Whitney, b. 23 Nov 1807.
vi. Samuel P. Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1809; m. Sarah A. -----.
vii. Julia E. Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1814; m. 27 Dec 1865, Rutland, VT, Waldo Olmsted.[4]
viii. Harriett C. Whitney, b. 4 Apr 1816. She may be Harriet Whitney, m. 7 Feb 1837, Rutland, VT, Charles Smith, of Troy, NY.[5]
ix. Benjamin H. Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1817.
x. Jeddediah S. Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1819.
xi. Sabra C. Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1822, Clarendon, VT.[6]
xii. George F. Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1825, Clarendon, VT.[7]

Census

344 399 Mary Whitney 44 F - Vt. Laura " 49 F - " Julia E. " 34 F - " Mary L. Smith 14 F - " Attended school Wm. A. Hotchkiss 27 M - Labourer N. York

228 418 Samuel P. Whitney 50 M - Express Messenger $175 Vermont Sarah A. Whitney 45 F - New York Mary A. Whitney 23 " - Do Edward J. Whitney 21 M - Clerk Do John Whitney 19 " - Do Do Hattie Whitney 10 F - Do Attended school Laura Whitney 54 " - Vermont Jane Hasbrouck 24 " - Servant New York

This is his daughter Laura living with her brother.

References

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

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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

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


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