Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1755-1784)

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Ephraim6 Whitney (Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Daniel5 and Dorothy (Goss) Whitney, was born 29 Sep 1755, Stow, MA,[1] and died 17 Nov 1784, Ashburnham, MA, aged 20-30 years.[2]

He "of Stow" married, 7 Dec 1780, Stow, MA, Sarah Burgess,[3] of Harvard. Intentions were published 5 May 1787, Ashburnham, MA, for her and her second husband Abraham Foster.[4]

He was in the Revolutionary was in Capt. Longley's company from Bolton. He resided Stow and Ashburnham, MA.

Children of Ephraim6 and Sarah (Burgess) Whitney:

i. Ephraim7 Whitney, b. -----; d. 13 Apr 1781, Ashburnham, MA.[5]
ii. Rachel Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1783, Ashburnham, MA;[6] bapt. 2 May 1785, Harvard, MA;[7] m. 16 Mar 1809, Ashby, MA, David Smith.[8]
iii. Dolly Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1784, Ashburnham, MA,[9] or 1785 (posthumously); bapt. 2 May 1785, Harvard, MA;[10] m. 16 Mar 1809, Ashby, MA, Benjamin Foster.[11]

References

1.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. Daniel and Dorathy, [born] Sept. 29, 1755," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], [died] Nov. 17, 1784, a. between 20 and 30 y. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

3.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Sarah Burges of Harvard, [married] Dec. 7, 1780," according to Stow Vital Records. Also, "Ephraim [Whitney] of Stow, and Sarah Burgess, in Stow, [married] Dec. 7, 1780," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Abraham Foster, int. May 5, 1787," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

5.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. of Ephraim, [died] April 13, 1781. C.R.," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

6.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. Ephraim and Sarah, at Ashburnham, [born] Apr. 10, 1783," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989), pp. 88-90.

7.^  "Rachel, d. of wid. -----, bp. May 2, 1785. C.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

8.^  "Rachel [Whitney], and David Smith, [married] May 7, 1807," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.

9.^  "Dolly [Whitney], d. Ephraim and Sarah, at Ashburnham, [born] Jan. 10, 1784," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 88-90.

10.^  "Dolly, d. of wid. -------, bp. May 2, 1785. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Dolly, and Benjamin Foster, [married] Mar. 16, 1809," according to Pingrey, op. cit., pp. 183-184.


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