Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (1762-1855)

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Ebenezer6 Whitney (Zachariah5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Zachariah5 and Sarah (Stanton) Whitney, was born 28 May 1762, Mansfield, CT,[1] and died 31 Mar 1855, Montague, MA, aged 92 years 10 months, of old age.[2]

He married firstly, 18 Dec 1786, Montague, MA, Rachel Perne Rawson, of Uxbridge.[3] She was born 3 Apr 1764, Mendon, MA, and died 15 Nov 1819, Montague, MA, in her 56th year.[4]

He married secondly, 21 Feb 1821, Montague, MA, Lavinia (Burnham) Potter,[5] daughter of Moses and Abigail (Bacon) Burnham. She was born 25 Jan 1788, Montague, MA, and died 30 Nov 1866 [but "Lovina" and 31 Nov 1866 per death record], Montague, MA, aged 78 years 10 months, of old age and general debility.[6] She had married firstly, 21 Sep 1807, Montague, MA, James Potter, born 15 Jan 1786, Williamsburg, MA, and died 13 Feb 1815, Montague, MA.

He was enumerated in 1798 in Montague in the U.S. Direct Tax.[7]

He was born in Mansfield, CT, in 1762, on a farm, where he resided until three years of age when he moved with his parents to Montague, MA, where he lived until his majority, on attaining which he went to Worcester and enlisted as a private in the Continental army in the company commanded by Captain Joshua Pierce in Colonel Bigelow's regiment, in which he served from 14 Sep 1777, until 31 Dec 1779. In 1780, according to the army books, he was a private in Colonel Bigelow's regiment. In 1786, after the war was over, he was married in Uxbridge and returned to Montague, where he ever after resided, except for a short when he lived in Conway, MA. He received a pension from the government which began 9 Apr 1818; at that time it was stated he was of the Massachusetts continental line. He followed agricultural pursuits all his life after the war. He was given a pension by the government 6 May 1818, when 70 years of age. He resided Conway and Montague, MA.

Children of Ebenezer6 and Rachel Perne (Rawson) Whitney:

i. Isaac Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1788, Montague, MA;[8] m. Laura Montague.
ii. Otis Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1790, Montague, MA;[9] m. Thirza Glazier.
iii. Appollus Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1791, Montague, MA;[10] m. Charlotte Hamilton.
iv. Emory Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1794, Montague, MA;[11] m. Rosanna Selleck.
v. Sophia Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1796, Montague, MA;[12] d. 19 Mar 1850; m. 28 Nov 1844, Strafford, VT, Ira Benjamin.[13]
vi. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1799, Montague, MA;[14] m. Dianna Hildreth.
vii. Asa R.7 Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1803, Montague, MA;[15] d. 9 Dec 1870, Montague, MA, aged 67 years 10 months 9 days, of consumption; unmarried.[16]

Children of Ebenezer6 and Lavinia Burnham (Potter) Whitney:

viii. Joseph M. Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1824; m. Mary Hunt.

Census

179 190 Ebenezer Whitney 89 M - None Conn. Lovina " 62 F - Mass. Asa " 44 M - Laborer "

173 189 Abner Chandler 62 M - Joiner Mass. Ruby Chandler 59 F - Mass. Caroline M. Chandler 29 F - Mass. Harret M. Chandler 15 F - Mass. 190 Asa R. Whitney 52 M - Laborer Mass.

1387 1653 Joseph Whitney 36 M - Laborer $300 $100 Mass. Mary " 32 F - " Allen " 14 M - " Alvin " 9 M - " Lovina " 72 F - "

1427 1694 Louisa D. Chenery 42 F - $2000 $3500 Mass. Hattie S. " 14 F - " Attended school Elisabeth Partridge 26 F - Domestic Mass. Asa R. Whitney 47 M - Laborer "

104 113 Joseph M. Whitney 41 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary A. Whitney 37 F - Vermont M Housewife - - - - - Alvin E. Whitney 13 M - Massachusetts S - - - - - Lovina Whitney 77 F - " W Superannuated - - - - -

  • 1870, son Asa not found.

References

1.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Sarah, b. 28 May 1762," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Mansfield D:194.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 93, page 203.

3.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], of M., and Rachael Parne Rawson of Uxbridge, [married] Dec. 28, 1786," according to Vital Records of Montague, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934). Also, "Ebenezer [Whitney] of Montague, and Rachel Paine Rawson, [married] Dec. 28, 1776," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916). This is an error for 1786.

4.^  "Rachel Parne [Whitney], w. Ebenezer, [died] Dec. 15, 1819, in her 56th y. G.R.4," according to Montague Vital Records.

5.^  "Ebeneazer [Whitney], and Mrs. Lovina Potter, both of M., [married] Feb. 21, 1821. [Mar. 21. C.R.]," according to Montague 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 192, page 250.

7.^  "Ebenezer, occupant and reputed owner, 1798. [U.S.] D[irect] T[ax]," according to Montague Vital Records

8.^  "Isaac [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Jan. 22, 1788," according to Montague Vital Records.

9.^  "Otis [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Feb. 1, 1790," according to Montague Vital Records.

10.^  "Apollos [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parny, [born] Dec. 2, 1791," according to Montague Vital Records.

11.^  "Emery [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Oct. 6, 1794," according to Montague Vital Records.

12.^  "Sophia [Whitney], d. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Dec. 13, 1796," according to Montague Vital Records.

13.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

14.^  "Eben[eze]r [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Jan. 29, 1799," according to Montague Vital Records.

15.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r and Parney, [born] Jan. 31, 1803," according to Montague Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 229, page 293.


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