Family:Whitney, Elijah (1791-1855)

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Elijah8 Whitney (Amos7, Ephraim6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Amos7 and Eunice (Taft) Whitney, was born 5 Mar 1791, Upton, MA,[1] and died 8 Jun 1855, Upton, MA, aged 64 years 3 months 2 days, of erysipelas, farmer.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 5 Oct 1821, Harvard, MA, for him "of Upton" and Sarah Reed.[3] Marriage intentions were published 28 Oct 1821, Upton, MA, for him and Sarah Reed "of Harvard".[4] He married, 12 Apr 1822, Stow, MA, Sarah Reed, daughter of Jonathan and Lois (Conant) Reed. She was born about 7 Jun 1790, Harvard, MA, and died 16 May 1844, Upton, MA, aged 53 years 11 months 9 days, of dropsy.[5]

He resided Upton, MA.

Children of Elijah8 and Sarah (Reed) Whitney:

i. Levi9 Whitney, b. -- May 1827, Upton, MA;[6] m. Violetta J. Gilman.
ii. Harriett9 Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1832, Upton, MA;[7] d. 27 Sep 1908, Upton, MA, aged 77 years 20 days, of surgical shock;[8] bur. Lakeview Cemetery, Upton, MA; m. 18 Dec 1853, Providence, RI, Emory Whitney King, son of Samuel and Sabra8 (Whitney) King.

Census

119 166 Elijah Whitney 59 M - Farmer $2000 Mass. Lois Pierce 49 F - Mass. Muriel Pierce 19 F - Mass. Harriet Whitney 19 F - Mass. Augustus Willard 23 M - Shoemaker Mass. Benjamin Pettis 28 M - Laborer Mass.

193 231 Elizah Whitney 64 M - Farmer Mass. Levi Whitney 28 M - " " Lowis Pierce 53 F - "

References

1.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. Amos and Eunice, [born] Mar. 5, 1791," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 95, page 161.

3.^  "Elijah [Whitney] of Upton, and Sarah Reed, int. Oct. 5, 1821," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

4.^  "Elijah [Whitney] and Sarah Read of Harvard, int. Oct. 28, 1821," according to Upton Vital Records.

5.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. Elijah, [died] May 16, 1844, a. 53y. 11m. 9d.," according to Upton Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 15, page 158.

6.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Elijah and Sarah Reed, [born] May __, 1827," according to Upton Vital Records.

7.^  "Harriet [Whitney], d. Elijah and Sarah Reed, [born] Sept. 7, 1832," according to Upton Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/96 (Death), page 178.


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