Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1781-1818)

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Benjamin7 Whitney (Moses6, Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Moses6 and Nancy (Mann)(Tyler) Whitney, was born 22 May 1781, Douglas, MA,[1] and died 23 May 1818.

He married, 1806, Hudson, NY, Rachel Nye Spooner, daughter of William and Remember (Freeman) Spooner. She was born about 12 May 1782, Fairhaven, MA, and died 4 Mar 1852, Ashland, MA, aged 69 years 9 months 22 days, of lung fever.[2]

He resided Dorchester, MA.

Children of Benjamin7 and Rachel Nye (Spooner) Whitney:

i. John Andros8 Whitney, b. 23 Nov 1811; bapt. 11 Jul 1819, Dorchester, MA;[3] m. Eliza Wellington.
ii. Lydia Ann Wyatt Whitney, b. ca. 7 Aug 1807, Hudson, NY; bapt. 11 Jul 1819, Dorchester, MA;[4] d. 17 Apr 1897, Ashland, MA, aged 89 years 8 months 10 days, of old age;[5] said by Pierce to have m. ----- Wyatt, but death record calls her single; listed with surname "Whitney" in 1880; resided Framingham, MA; P.O. Box 257.
iii. Benjamin Franklin Whitney, b. ca. 4 Jul 1818, Dorchester, MA; bapt. 11 Jul 1819, Dorchester, MA;[6] m. Nancy C. Manchester.

Notes

Rebecca Nye Spooner was a descendant of "Mayflower" passenger William Brewster as follows:

  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Rebecca Prence, m. Edmund Freeman
  4. Edmund Freeman, m. Sarah Skiffe
  5. Benjamin Freeman, m. Patience Nye
  6. Josiah Freeman, m. Bethiah Hall
  7. Remember Freeman, m. William Spooner
  8. Rebecca Nye Spooner, m. Benjamin Whitney

Census

87 104 John A. Whitney 38 M - Power loom Harness maker $2000 Mass. Eliza W. " 45 F - " Francis M. " 10 " - " Attended school Theodore W. " 7 M - " Attended school Rachael M. " 68 F - " Ann Taylor 50 " - Ireland Mercy V. Adams 25 " - Mass. Julia M. Wellington 21 " - Vt. Augusta Robbins 22 " - Mass. Saml. C. Baker 21 M - Bootmaker "

112 102 Sophia M. Long 76 F - Marlboro, Mass. W Housekeeper - - - - - Catherine Casey 40 F - Ireland S Servant - - - - - Lydia A. W. Whitney 50 F - Massachusetts S Teacher - - - - -

John A. WHITNEY 68 Self M M W MA Auctioneer & Trader MA MA Eliza W. WHITNEY 75 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Edith F. WHITNEY 12 GDau F S W MA At School MA MA John A. WHITNEY 11 GSon M S W MA At School MA MA Lydia W. WHITNEY 72 Sis F S W NY MA MA

This was his daughter Lydia.

References

1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Moses and Hannah, [born] Nov. 22, 1781," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 67, page 50.

3.^  "John Andrews, s. Benjamin and Rachel, [?bap.] July 11, 1819," according to Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825, vol. 21 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1891), p. 310.

4.^  "Lydia Ann Wyatt, d. Benjamin and Rachel, [?bap.] July 11, 1819," according to Dorchester Vital Records, p. 310.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 473, page 198.

6.^  "Benjamin Franklin, s. Benjamin and Rachel, [?bap.] July 11, 1819," according to Dorchester Vital Records.


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