Family:Whitney, Caleb (1749-1822)

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Rev. Caleb5 Whitney (Joshua4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Dea. Joshua4 and Zerviah (-----) Whitney, was born 23 May 1749, Stow, MA,[1] and died Oct 1822, Concord, NH, aged 73 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 1 Dec 1770, Stow, MA, for him and Katharine Maxwell.[3] She was born circa 1750, possibly Stow, MA.

He married secondly, 18 Dec 1777, Bradford, MA, Sarah Trask,[4] both "of Bradford", daughter of Samuel and Sarah (-----) Trask.[5] She was born 20 Mar 1757, Bradford, MA,[6] and died 28 Feb 1810, Concord, NH, aged 66 years [sic: actually 52--RLW].[7]

"Soldiers Who Lived and Died in Concord, Were From Other Towns in the Rev.: Caleb Whitney, from Stow, Mass. died Oct. 1822, age 73, was a gunsmith in the Army. He married Sarah Trask of Bedford, Mass., where he settled and raised a family of five children. They moved to Haverhill, Mass. where they had four more children. From there they went to Pembroke, NH, where they lived ten years. Their last move was to Concord, NH, where he followed the trade of blacksmith. He was the father of John, Betsey and Hannah Whitney, and others." He lived before 1775 at Stow, MA. He and Sarah Trask lived between 1777 and 1787 at Bradford, MA. He and Sarah Trask lived after 1787 at Haverhill, MA. He appeared on the census of 1790 at Haverhill, MA. He and Sarah Trask lived between 1797 and 1807 at Pembroke, NH. He and Sarah Trask lived after 1807 at Concord, NH. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Concord, NH. He applied for a pension for service in the Continental Line, Massachusetts, File #S-43323; in 1820 soldier was aged 70 and stated he lived with his son (not named); soldier had enlisted at Marblehead, MA.

On 16 Apr 1818 he lived at Concord, NH. He was on the Revolutionary War Pension List in 1820, NH.

There were no children of Caleb5 and Katharine (Maxwell) Whitney.

Children of Caleb5 and Sarah (Trask) Whitney:

i. Polly6 Whitney, b. 21 May 1778, Bradford, MA;[8] d. 1 Dec 1850, Hollis, NH; bur. Church Yard Cemetery, Hollis, NH; m. 23 Mar 1797, NH, Thomas Cummings.[9]
ii. Sally Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1780, Bradford, MA;[10] d. 29 Jul 1806, Concord, NH.[11]
iii. Daniel Whitney, b. 15 May 1782, Bradford, MA;[12] probably the Daniel Whitney who m. Susanna Carlton.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1784, Bradford, MA;[13] m. Abigail [possibly Goss].
v. Anna Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1786, Bradford, MA.[14] She may be the Nancy Whitney who m. Dec 1819, Concord, NH, Ebenezer Woolson.[15]
vi. James Whitney, b. ca. 1788, Haverhill, MA; d. 26 Feb 1815, Concord, NH, aged 26 years.[16]
vii. Hannah Whitney, b. ca. 1790, Haverhill, MA; d. after 1860; unmarried.
viii. Betsey Whitney, b. ca. 1792, Haverhill, MA; d. between 1850 and 1860; unmarried.
ix. John Whitney, b. say 1795, Haverhill, MA.

Census

739 757 Betsey Whitney 60 F - $800 Mass. Hannah " 58 F - "

680 665 Eliza McClary 66 F - $1400 N.H. Harriet 64 F - Do Hannah Whitney 69 F - $1000 $1200 Mass. Mary Wingate 54 F - N.H.

References

1.^  "Cabel [Whitney], s. Joshua and Zerria, [born] May 23, 1749," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). This is an apparent error for "Caleb" in the printed VRs.

2.^  Coddington, John Insley, "Deaths at Concord, N. H., 1792-1836," NEHGR, vol. XCII (1938), p. 286.

3.^  "Caleb [Whitney] and Katharine Maxwell, int. Dec. 1, 1770," according to Stow Vital Records.

4.^  "Caleb [Whitney] and Sarah Trask, [married] Dec. 18, 1777," according to Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1909).

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7.^  Coddington, John Insley, "Deaths at Concord, N. H., 1792-1836," NEHGR, vol. XCII (1938), p. 283.

8.^  "Polly [Whitney], d. Caleb and Sarah, [born] May 21, 1778," according to Bradford Vital Records.

9.^  "Polly Whitney & Thomas Cummings, m. 23 Mar 1797, [Pembroke,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

10.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. Caleb and Sarah, [born] Apr. 2, 1780," according to Bradford Vital Records.

11.^  Coddington, John Insley, "Deaths at Concord, N. H., 1792-1836," NEHGR, vol. XCII (1938), p. 276.

12.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. Caleb and Sarah, [born] May 18, 1782," according to Bradford Vital Records.

12.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Caleb and Sarah, [born] Apr. 27, 1784," according to Bradford Vital Records.

14.^  "Anna [Whitney], d. Caleb and Sarah, [born] Feb. 13, 1786," according to Bradford Vital Records.

15.^  "Nancy Whitney & Ebenezer Woolson, m. Dec 1819, Concord, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

16.^  Coddington, John Insley, "Deaths at Concord, N. H., 1792-1836," NEHGR, vol. XCII (1938), p. 280.


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