Family:Whitney, Elias (1750-1828)

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Elias5 Whitney Jr. (Elias4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Elias4 and Elizabeth (Mellan) Whitney, was born 15 Jun 1750, Holliston, MA,[1] baptized 1 Jul 1750, Milford, MA,[2] and died 22 May 1828, Milford, MA, in his 78th year.[3]

Elias married, 10 or 16 Apr 1772, Hingham, MA, Lucy Barnes "of Hingham",[4] daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Beal) Barnes. She was born 7 May 1751, Hingham, MA, and died 15 Oct 1818, Milford, MA, aged 67 years.[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

He settled finally on the paternal homestead. He was the worthy head of a worthy family. He was so strictly conscientious that when the pension law had passed, favoring with pensions the surviving Revolutionary soldiers, and his papers were all made out making perfectly valid his claim, on hearing them read over and finding that he had got to swear that he was a needy applicant, he positively refused to make oath or to have his pension on such terms, declaring that he was not thus needy, but had lived and could live without the pension. He was told that others much richer than himself made no scruples of swearing that they needed the proferred pension; but, though in really moderate circumstances, he persistently stuck to his scruples. He made his will Jan 16, 1825. It was probated July 1, 1828. He served in the Revolutionary army, in Capt. JENNISON's company from Mendon, Mass.

Children of Elias5 and Lucy (Barnes) Whitney:

i. Abigail6 Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1773, Mendon, MA;[7] d. 8 Dec 1830; m. 22 Nov 1798, Mendon, MA, Bernard Boyden, both "of Milford",[8] b. 21 May 1775, Wrentham, MA.
ii. Mellen Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1774, Mendon, MA;[9] m. Jane Richardson.
iii. Rebecca Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1776, Mendon, MA;[10] d. 25 Nov 1827, Milford, MA; m. 22 Jun 1797, Milford, MA, Amos Hayward,[11] son of John and Margaret (-----) Hayward, b. 2 Oct 1769, Milford, MA, d. 1 Sep 1829, Milford, MA, aged 59 years. He had married firstly, 5 Jul 1792, Milford, MA, Lucy Hayward.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1779, Milford, MA; d. 15 Feb 1804, Milford, MA,[12] or 29 Jun 1806, Becket, MA "of Milford" m. 6 Sep 1798, Holliston or Milford, MA, Abijah Clark[13] "of Holliston", b. 1 Sep 1776, Becket, MA.
v. Jonathan Whitney, b. 9 May 1781, Jaffrey, NH; m. Lovine Combs.
vi. Laban Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1783, Jaffrey, NH; m. Olive Greene.
vii. Lucy Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1786, Jaffrey, NH; d. 31 Jan 1893, Barre, VT; "of Milford" m. (int. 21 Mar 1803, Milford, MA,[14] and 26 Mar 1803, Mendon, MA[15]) John Wood, "of Mendon", b. 1 Jan 1781, Boston, MA; d. 24 Mar 1857, Boston, MA.
viii. Hannah Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1788, Sterling, MA; d. 11 Sep 1805, Milford, MA, aged 17 years.[16]
ix. Betsey Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1788, Sterling, MA; d. 31 May 1811.[17]
x. Anna Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1792, Sterling, MA; d. 27 Apr 1854, Milford, MA; m.(1) 16 Dec 1812, Milford, MA, Charles Barnes "of Hingham",[18] b. 20 Aug 1787, Hingham, MA, d. Feb 1818; m.(2) 21 Jan 1829, Milford, MA, Alexander Cheney, son of Wales and Sarah (Whitney) Cheney, b. 8 Aug 1780, Milford, MA, d. 2 Nov 1843, as his third wife.
xi. Elias Whitney, 3rd , b. 4 Feb 1795, Milford, MA; d. 4 Jun 1797, Milford, MA.[19]

Census

References

1.^  "Elias [Whitney], s. Elias and Elisabeth, [born] June 15, 1750," according to Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

2.^  "Elias [Whitney], s. of Elias and ______, bp. July 1, 1750. C.R.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

3.^  "Elias [Whitney], [died] May 22, 1828 (in his 78th y. G.R.3)," according to Milford Vital Records.

4.^  "Elias [Whitney] Jr. and Lucy Barnes of Hingham, in Hingham, [married] Apr. 10, 1772," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920). Also, "Elias [Whitney], and Lucy Barnes, [married] Ap. 16, 1772," according to Hingham Vital Records.

5.^  "Lucy [Whitney], w. of Elias, [died] Oct. 15, 1818, a. 67y.," according to Milford Vital Records.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 123-124.

7.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. of Elias Jr. and Lucy, [born] Mar. 6, 1773," according to Mendon Vital Records.

8.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Barnard Boyden, both of Milford, [married] Nov. 22, 1798," according to Mendon Vital Records. Also, "Abigail [Whitney] and Bernard Boyden, [married] Nov. 22, 1798," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

9.^  "Mellen [Whitney], s. of Elias Jr. and Lucy, [born] Dec. 9, 1774," according to Mendon Vital Records.

10.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. of Elias Jr. and Lucy, [born] Dec. 14, 1776," according to Mendon Vital Records.

11.^  "Rebecca [Whitney] and Amos Hayward, June 22, 1797," according to Milford Vital Records.

12.^  "Lydia [Whitney], gr.d. of Elias Jr., [died] Feb. 15, 1804," according to Milford Vital Records.

13.^  "Lydia [Whitney] and Abijah Clark of Holliston, Sept. 6, 1798," according to Milford Vital Records. Also "Lydia [Whitney] of Milford, and Abijah Clark, [married] Sept. 6, 1798," according to Holliston Vital Records.

14.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and John Wood of Mendon, int. Mar. 21, 1803," according to Milford Vital Records.

15.^  "Lucy [Whitney] of Milford, and John Wood, int. Mar. 26, 1803," according to Mendon Vital Records.

16.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Elias Jr. and Lucy, [died] Sept. 11, 1805. (a. 17y. G.R.3)," according to Milford Vital Records.

17.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. of Elias and Lucy, [died] May 31, 1811 (in her 23d y. G.R.3) (a. 24 y. Consumption. C.R.)," according to Milford Vital Records.

18.^  "Anna [Whitney] and Charles Barns of Hingham, [married] Dec. 16, 1812," according to Milford Vital Records.

19.^  "Elias [Whitney] 3d, s. of Elias Jr. and Lucy, [died] June 4, 1797," according to Milford Vital Records.


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