Family:Whitney, Ezra (1730-1804)

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Ezra5 Whitney (James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Dea. James4 and Martha (Rice) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1729/30, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 24 Sep 1804, Woodstock, CT, in 75th year.[2]

Ezra married firstly, 14 Feb 1754, Sherborn, MA Mercy Morse,[3] daughter of Obadiah and Mercy (Walker) Morse. She was born 2 Mar 1735, Sherborn, MA,[4] and died 23 Sep 1794, Uxbridge, MA, in her 59th year.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 8 Nov 1795, Uxbridge, MA, for him and Ruth (Reed) Knapp "of Douglas".[6] He "Esq." "of Uxbridge" married secondly, 28 or 29 Nov 1795, Douglas, MA, Ruth (Reed) Knapp,[7] daughter of John and Dorothy (Pinneo) Reed. She was born 20 Nov 1747, Taunton, MA,[8] and died 11 Oct 1811, Douglas, MA, aged 64 years.[9] She had married firstly, before 1795, Capt. Job Knapp.[10]

Pierce says the following:[11]

He was in the Revolutionary war, in the company from Douglass, commanded by Capt. WALLIS.

Children of Ezra5 and Mercy (Morse) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth6 Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1754, Sherborn, MA;[12] m. 3 Dec 1772, Douglas, MA, Caleb Hill,[13] son of Caleb and Hannah (Adams) Hill.
ii. Moses Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1757, Douglas, MA;[14] m.(1) Hannah Palmer; m.(2) Nancy Tyler.
iii. Ezra Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1759, Douglas, MA;[15] m. Betsey Marshall.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1760, Douglas, MA;[16] m. Azubah Hill.
v. James Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1764, Mendon, MA;[17] m.(1) Ruth Knapp; m.(2) Mary Robinson; m.(3) Clarissa Gould.
vi. Marcy Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1768, Douglas, MA;[18] m. "of Douglas" (int. 10 Jun 1792, Uxbridge, MA[19]) 10 Jan 1793, Douglas, MA, Samuel Reed, Jr., "of Uxbridge".[20]
vii. John Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1769, Douglas, MA;[21] possibly d. Feb 1824, Georgetown, KY. He was insane. He graduated 1797 A.B. from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
viii. Mary Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1773, Douglas, MA;[22] d. before 12 Jun 1776.
ix. Mary Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1776, Douglas, MA.[23] She was probably the Molly Whitney who m. 4 Oct 1796, Wrentham, MA, Luther Follet "of Cumberland" [RI].[24]
x. Micah Whitney, b. 26 May 1778, Douglas, MA;[25] d. 12 Feb 1795, Uxbridge, MA.[26]

Ezra5 and Ruth (Reed)(Knapp) Whitney had no children.

Census

References

1.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [born] Feb. 22, 1729-30," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "Ezra [Whitney], d. 24 Sep 1804, in the 75th year of his age," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock 2-D:29.

3.^  "Ezra [Whitney] and Mercy Morse, [married] Feb. 14, 1754," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

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5.^  "Mercy [Whitney], w. of Ezra, in her 59th y., [died] Sep. 23, 1794," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

6.^  "Ezra [Whitney] Esq. and Ruth Knop of Douglas, int. Nov. 8, 1795," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

7.^  "Ezra [Whitney] Esq. of Uxbridge and Ruth Knap, [married] Nov. 29, 1795," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

8.^  "Ruth [Whitney], w. Ezra, [born] (1747) G.S.3," according to Douglas Vital Records.

9.^  "Ruth [Whitney], w. Ezra Esq., [died] Oct. 11, 1811, a. 64. G.S.3," according to Douglas Vital Records.

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11.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 107.

12.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. of Ezra and Mercy, [born] June 29, 1754," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

13.^  "Elisibeth [Whitney] and Caleb Hill Jr., [married] Dec. 3, 1772," according to Douglas Vital Records.

14.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Ezra and Maray, [born] Mar. 7, 1757," according to Douglas Vital Records.

15.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. Ezra and Marey, [born] Aug. 29, 1759," according to Douglas Vital Records.

16.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Ezra and Marey, [born] Oct. 12, 1760," according to Douglas Vital Records.

17.^  "James [Whitney], s. of Ezra and Marcy, [born] Dec. 15, 1764," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

18.^  "Marey [Whitney], d. Ezra and Marey, [born] Jan. 27, 1768," according to Douglas Vital Records.

19.^  "Marcy [Whitney] of Douglas, and Samuel Read Jr., int. Jun. 10, 1792," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

20.^  "Mercy [Whitney] and Samuel Reed Jr. of Uxbridge, [married] Jan. 10, 1793," according to Douglas Vital Records.

21.^  "John [Whitney], s. Ezra and Mary, [born] Nov. 26, 1769," according to Douglas Vital Records.

22.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Ezra and Mary, [born] Jun. 12, 1773," according to Douglas Vital Records.

23.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Ezra and Marey, [born] Jun. 12, 1776," according to Douglas Vital Records.

24.^  "Molly [Whitney] and Luther Follet of Cumberland, [married] Oct. 4, 1796," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

25.^  "Micah [Whitney], s. Ezra and Marey, [born] May 26, 1778," according to Douglas Vital Records.

26.^  "Micah [Whitney], s. Ezra Esq., [died] Feb. 12, 1795," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.


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