Family:Whitney, Ethan (1788-1823)

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Ethan7 Whitney (Hachaliah6, Jesse5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Hachaliah6 and Abigail (Nelson) Whitney, was born 22 Apr 1788, Milford, MA,[1] and died 22 Jul 1823, Boston, MA.[2]

He married, 7 Jan 1810, Milford, MA, Betsy Mellen Green,[3] daughter of Lemuel and Sukey (Torrey) Green. She was born Mendon, 17 Dec 1792, Mendon, MA, and died 23 Aug 1871, Bellingham, MA, aged 78 years, of inflammation of bowels.[4] She married secondly, 9 Sep 1825, Milford, MA, Micah Bent.[5]

He resided Milford, MA.

Children of Ethan7 and Betsey Mellen (Green) Whitney:

i. Nelson8 Whitney, b. 5 May 1811, Milford, MA;[6] m. Ruth M. Guild.
ii. Harriet Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1813, Milford, MA;[7] d. 15 Mar 1841, Bellingham, MA, aged 26 or 27 years;[8] unmarried.
iii. Willis Whitney, b. about Apr 1815; d. 11 Sep 1817, Milford, MA, aged 2 years 4 months.[9]
iv. Dexter Whitney, b. 1817; m. Adeliza Cook.
v. Willis Whitney, b. ca. 1821; d. 20 Aug 1888, Bellingham, MA, aged 67 years, cause unknown; unmarried.[10]
vi. Ethan Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1823, Milford, MA; m. Julia Ann Louise Bosworth.

Census

98 135 Micah Bent 67 M - Boot Maker Mass. Betsy M. Bent 63 F - Mass. Willis Whitney 33 M - Boot Maker Mass. Eugine A. Bent 22 " - " " " Ferdinand A. Bent 19 " - " " " Mellen G. Bent 25 " - " " " Louisa Bent 18 F - " Herbert A. Bent 5m M - " Ann M. Pond 34 F - " Ines A. Pond 4 " - "

172 172 Willis Whitney 44 M - Massachusetts S Soldier - - 1 1 - Betsey M. Bent 72 F - Massachusetts W Housekeeper - - - - - Herbert A. Bent 10 M - Massachusetts S - - - - -

Willis WHITNEY 59 Self M S W MA No Business MA MA

References

1.^  "Ethan [Whitney], s. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [born] Apr. 22, 1788," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

2.^  "Ethan [Whitney], formerly an innkeeper in this town, [died] at Boston, aged 33 years, July 22, 1823," according to Rhode Island, Vital Records.

3.^  "Ethan [Whitney] and Betsey Mellen Green, [married] Jan. 7, 1810," according to Milford Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 239, page 263.

5.^  "Betsey M. [Whitney], Mrs., and Micah Bent, [married] Sept. 9, 1827," according to Milford Vital Records.

6.^  "Nelson [Whitney], s. of Ethan and Betsey, [born] May 5, 1811," according to Milford Vital Records.

7.^  "Harriot [Whitney], d. of Ethan and Betsey, [born] Apr. 9, 1813," according to Milford Vital Records.

8.^  "Harriette [Whitney], d. Ethan and Betsey M., [died] Mar. 15, 1811, a. 27. C.R.2. [Hariat, 1841, a. 26, P.R.1.]," according to Vital Records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society (1903), p. 220.

9.^  "Willis [Whitney], s. of Ensign Ethan and Betsey, [died] Sept. 11, 1817, a. 2y. (a. 2y. 4m. G.R.1)," according to Milford Vital Records.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 392, page 272.


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