Family:Whitney, Elijah (1755-a1820)

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Elijah5 Whitney (Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Elijah4 and Mercy (Heald) Whitney,[1] was born 8 Jul 1755, Harvard, MA,[2] "son of widow Rebekah," nearly five months after his father's death, and died after 1820, and possibly after 1830 (when his son was called "Jr.").[3]

He married, 25 Jan 1773, Bolton, MA, Lydia McElwain.[4] She was born about 1755.

He and Lydia McElwain lived at Guilford, VT.

In 1791, he and his family were enumerated in Westminster, just 9 miles north of Putney.

Children of Elijah5, Jr., and Lydia (McElwain) Whitney:

i. Elias6 Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1774, Putney, VT;[5] d. 1779, Guilford, VT.
ii. Elijah Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1776, Putney, VT;[6] m. Hannah Woods.
iii. Abel Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1778, Putney, VT;[7] m. Phebe Hopkins.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1779, Putney, VT;[8] "of Westminster" m. (int. 2 Apr 1797, Putney, VT), John Nichols.[9]
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1775-1784; from 1800 census.
vi. (son) Whitney, b. 1784-1790; from 1800 census.
vii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1784-1790; d. aft. 1800; from 1800 and 1810 census.
viii. (prob.) Levi Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1795, Putney, VT; m. Nancy Martin.
ix. (poss.) Lucy Whitney, b. ca. 1798; d. Feb 1861, Brookfield, VT; m. 21 Jan 1817, Williamstown, VT, Morton Reed, both of Williamstown.[10]
x. (son) Whitney, b. 1790-1800; from 1800 census.
xi. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1790-1800; from 1800 census.
xii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1800-1810; from 1810 census.

Census

References

1.^  Source of parentage

2.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. of wid. Rebekah, [born] July 8, 1755," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  Source of death

4.^  "Elijah [Whetney] Jr. and Lydia Mcalwain, [married] Jan. 25, 1773," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910). See also Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

5.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

6.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

7.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

9.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

10.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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