Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1756-1827)

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Ephraim7 Whitney (Ephraim6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ephraim6 and Thankful (Harrington) Whitney; born 13 May 1756, Upton, MA,[1] and died 1 Oct 1827, Upton, MA, aged 71 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 25 Jul 1778, Upton, MA, for him "Jr." and Jemima Whipple "of Grafton".[3] He "Jr." "of Upton" married firstly, 1 Oct 1778, Grafton, MA, Jemima Whipple.[4] She was born 1753, Grafton, MA, and died 6 Jan 1795, Upton, MA, in her 42nd year.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 25 Apr 1795, Upton, MA, for him "Jr." and "Mrs." Joanna Sadler.[6] He married secondly, 4 Jun 1795, Upton, MA, Joanna Sadler. She died 2 May 1839, Upton, MA, aged 76 years.[7]

He was born in Upton, MA, worked on his father's farm, and at his death came into possession of one-half of it. He served as a soldier in the Upton Company, commanded by Capt. Woods, in the Revolutionary war. Was an honorable and genial man. He was much given to story telling, especially of the war, of which he had a great memory. He resided Upton, MA.

Children of Ephraim7 and Jemima (Whipple) Whitney:

i. Joel8 Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1779, Upton, MA;[8] d. 27 Jun 1803, Upton, MA, aged 23 years;[9] unmarried.
ii. Daniel Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1781, Upton, MA;[10] d. 2 or 21 Mar 1796, Upton, MA, aged 13 years.[11]
iii. Lydia Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1783, Upton, MA;[12] d. 16 Oct 1862; m. 20 Mar 1805, Upton, MA, John Rockwood.[13] Children:
a. Emily Rockwood, b. b. 17 May 1805; d. 3 Nov 1840; m. 25 Dec 1826, Elijah Forbush, who married 2d, Olive Adams; resided Upton, MA.
b. Deborah Rockwood, b. 1807; m. John Pickett.
c. Gregory S. Rockwood, b. 1811; m. Silence Brown.
iv. Moses Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1786, Upton, MA;[14] m. Susannah Hall.
v. Sophia Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1789, Upton, MA;[15] d. 27 Jan 1859; m. (int. 16 May 1816, Milford, MA[16]) 17 Jun 1816, Upton, MA, Elias Warfield.[17] Children:
a. Addison Ballard, b. 1816; m. H. A. Rockwood.
b. Sophia Ballard, b. 1820; m. Elijah Ballard.
c. Elias Ballard, b. 1823.
d. Ruby Ballard, b. 1826.
e. Whipple Ballard, b. 1828.
vi. Chloe Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1791, Upton, MA;[18] d. 2 Nov 1867, Upton, MA, aged 76 years 0 months 19 days, of pleuro pneumonia; unmarried.[19]
vii. Jemima Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1795, Upton, MA;[20] d. 14 Aug 1848; "of Upton" m. (int. 5 Mar 1841, Medway, MA[21]) 29 Mar 1841, Upton, MA, Francis Hapgood.[22] She was his second wife and d. s. p.; by his first wife, Dorcas Willis, he had Gilbert, Salome, Hannah, Jonathan, Sarah, Samuel, Martha, Robert, Olive Mason and Francis.

Census

76 102 Chloe Whitney 58 F - Mass. 103 Dulcenaw Rice 56 F - Mass. Amanda M. Rice 22 F - Rhode Island Emily T. Rice 20 F - Rhode Island John Wetherby 35 M - Tailor Mass. Amelia Wetherby 25 F - Connt.

128 151 Chloe Whitney 65 F - Mass.

886 1277 Dulcena Rice 65 F - Mass. Amanda M. " 32 F - Milliner R.I. Emily T. " 30 F - " 1278 Chloe Whitney 58 F - Seamstress Mass.

169 221 Chloe Whitney 70 F W Massachusetts S House Keeper - - - - -

References

1.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Thankful, [born] May 13, 1756," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Ephriam [Whitney], [died] Oct. 1, 1827, a. 71," according to Upton Vital Records.

3.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] Jr. and Jemima Whipple of Grafton, int. July 25, 1778," according to Upton Vital Records.

4.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] Jr. of Upton and Jamima Whipple, [married] Oct. 1, 1778," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: The Systematic History Fund, 1906).

5.^  "Jemima [Whitney], w. Ephriam Jr., [died] Jan. 6, 1795, 'in the 42d year of her age,' ," according to Upton Vital Records.

6.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] Jr. and Mrs. Joanna Sadler, int. Apr. 25, 1795," according to Upton Vital Records.

7.^  "Joanna [Whitney], w. Ephriam, [died] May 2, 1839, a. 76," according to Upton Vital Records.

8.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Sept. 11, 1779," according to Upton Vital Records.

9.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Ephriam and Jemima, [died] June 27, 1803. [a. 23, G.S.]," according to Upton Vital Records.

10.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Sept. 11, 1781," according to Upton Vital Records.

11.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. Ephriam Jr. and Jemima, [died] Mar. 2, 1796. [March 21, a. 13, G.S.]," according to Upton Vital Records.

12.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Dec. 10, 1783," according to Upton Vital Records.

13.^  "Lydia [Whitney] and John Rockwood, [married] March 20, 1805," according to Upton Vital Records.

14.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Aug. 31, 1786," according to Upton Vital Records.

15.^  "Sophia [Whitney], d. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Aug. 25, 1789," according to Upton Vital Records. Also, "Sophia [Whitney], [born] Aug. ___, 1789. P.R.35," according to Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

16.^  "Sophia [Whitney] of Upton, and Elias Warfield, int. May 16, 1816," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

17.^  "Sophia [Whitney] and Elias Warfield of Milford, [married] June 17, 1816," according to Upton Vital Records.

18.^  "Chloe [Whitney], d. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Oct. 14, 1791," according to Upton Vital Records.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 204, page 278.

20.^  "Jemima [Whitney], d. Ephrain Jr. and Jemima, [born] Jan. 6. 1795," according to Upton Vital Records.

21.^  "Jemima [Whitney] of Upton and Frances Hapgood, int. Mar. 5, 1841," according to Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

22.^  "Jemima [Whitney] and Francis Hapgood of Medway, [married] Mar. 29, 1841," according to Upton Vital Records.


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