Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (1759-1836)

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Sergt. Ebenezer6 Whitney (Ebenezer5, Ezekiel4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Ebenezer5 and ----- (-----) Whitney, born 1759, Worcester, MA, and died 17 Jun 1836, Worcester, MA, aged 76 years.[1]

He married, about 1781, Worcester, MA, Martha Gates, daughter of John and Violetta (Rice) Gates. She was born 30 Apr 1759, Worcester, MA, and died 18 Sep 1847, Worcester, MA, aged 87 years, of old age.[2]

He was in the Revolutionary war for six and one-half years, first serving in a Worcester company. He resided Worcester, MA.

Children of Ebenezer6 and Martha (Gates) Whitney:

i. Polly7 Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1782, Worcester, MA;[3] d. 6 Sep 1864, Worcester, MA, aged 81 years 5 months, of old age; unmarried.[4]
ii. Betsey Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1784, Worcester, MA;[5] d. 4 Nov 1865, Worcester, MA, aged 81 years, of typhoid fever; unmarried.[6]
iii. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 23 May 1788, Worcester, MA;[7] m. Annis Kingsbury.
iv. Martha Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1793, Worcester, MA.[8]
v. Prudence Ann Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1795, Worcester, MA;[9] m. 27 Feb 1812, Worcester, MA, William Hovey.[10]
vi. Ann Whitney, b. -----. All died in Worcester, MA.

Census

15 21 Polly Whitney 60 F - $2500 Ms.

238 338 Polley Whitney 69 F - Mass. Betsey " 67 F - "

544 762 Polly Whitney 78 F - $8000 - Mass. Betsy " 76 F - "

3 4 Betsey Whitney 79 F - Mass. S - - - - - 5 Adaline Merrill 52 F - N.H. S - - - - - George C. Merrill 32 M - Mass. S Machinist - - 1 1 - Mary Grimes 88 F - Mass. W - - - - -

References

1.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], [died] June 17, 1836, a. 76," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Births 1714-1848; Marriages 1747-1848; Deaths, 1826-1848), Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, vol. 12 (1894).

2.^  "Martha [Whitney], w. Ebenezer, and d. John and Violetta Gates, [died] Sep. 18, 1847, a. 87," according to Worcester Vital Records. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 33, page 227.

3.^  "Polly [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Martha, [born] Apr. 10, 1782," according to Worcester Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 334.

5.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Martha, [born] June 6, 1784," according to Worcester Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 185, page 299.

7.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. Ebenezer and Martha, [born] May 23, 1788," according to Worcester Vital Records.

8.^  "Martha [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Martha, [born] Mar. 5, 1793," according to Worcester Vital Records.

9.^  "Prudence [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Martha, [born] Jan. 15, 1795," according to Worcester Vital Records.

10.^  "Prudence-A., and William Hovey, Feb. 27, 1812," according to Worcester Vital Records.


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