Family:Whitney, Ezra (1763-1847)

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Major Ezra7 Whitney (Oliver6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Oliver6 and Dorcas (Forbush) Whitney, was born 29 Mar 1763, Upton, MA,[1] and died 10 Mar 1847, Upton, MA, aged 84 years.[2]

He married firstly, 29 Apr 1784, Upton, MA, Mary Forbush,[3] daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Parker) Forbush. She was born 11 Aug 1760, Upton, MA, and died before 1801.

Marriage intentions were published 20 Mar 1801, Upton, MA, for him and Miss _____ _____.[4] He "of Upton" married secondly, 1 Jun 1801, Holliston, MA, Olive Bullard,[5] daughter of Isaac and Beulah (Leland) Bullard. She was born 10 Jul 1761, Holliston, MA, and died 19 May 1846, Upton, MA, aged 84 years.[6]

His will was presented for probate 9 Sep 1846, and allowed May, 1847. Jono. Bradish was executor. He was second major in a Worcester regiment during the Revolutionary war. He resided Upton, MA.

Children of Ezra7 and Mary (Forbush) Whitney:

i. Hepsibeth8 Whitney, b. ca. 1784; m. 5 Apr 1809, Upton, MA, Josiah Stearns;[7] resided Holden, MA. She died Oct. 11, 1836, Holden, MA, aged 52 years. Children:
a. Luther Stearns, b. -----.
b. Harriett Stearns, b. -----; m. ----- Brown.
ii. Polly Whitney, b. ca. Dec 1785; d. 26 Jul 1874, Upton, MA, aged 87 years 7 months, of old age, unmarried, housekeeper.
iii. Dorcas Whitney, b. ca. Mar 1788; d. 1 Oct 1860, Upton, MA, aged 72 years 7 months, of old age, unmarried, housekeeper.[8] She made her will Jan. 10, 1851. It was probated 3 Sep 1861. Polly, her sister, was mentioned. Aaron Partridge was executor.

Ezra7 and Olive (Bullard) Whitney had no known children.

Census

103 145 Aaron Partridge 42 M - Farmer $2100 Mass. Hannah Partridge 44 F - Mass. Joseph A. Partridge 20 M - Bootmaker Mass. Lucretia Partridge 19 F - Mass. Hannah J. Partridge 17 F - Mass. Attended school Sylvia J. Partridge 15 F - Mass. Attended school Waldo Partridge 5 M - Mass. Attended school Polly Whitney 63 F - $2100 Mass. Dorcus Whitney 61 F - Mass.

140 167 Polly Whitney 68 F - Mass. Dorcus Whitney 67 F - "

910 1307 Aaron Partridge 54 M - Farmer $1700 $300 Mass. Hannah " 58 F - " Polly Whitney 73 F - " Dorcas " 72 F - " Weldon Forbush 10 M - " Attended school

124 166 Aaron Partridge 59 M W Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Hannah Partridge 63 F " " " Housekeeper - - - - - Peter Matthews 16 M " " S Farmer - - - - - Polly Whitney 78 F " " " Housekeeper - - - - -

275 366 Partridge, Aaron 64 M W Farmer $1800 $1495 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah 68 F W Keeping house Mass. Whitney, Polly 83 F W No Occupation Mass. Donnovan, John 13 M W No Occupation Mass. Parents foreign born, Attended school

References

1.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. Oliver and Darcus, [born] March 29, 1763," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Ezra [Whitney], [died] Mar. 10, 1847, a. 84," according to Upton Vital Records.

3.^  "Eara [Whitney] [Ezra in int.] and Mary Forbush, [married] April 29, 1784," according to Upton Vital Records.

4.^  "Ezra [Whitney] and Miss _____ ______, int. March 20, 1801," according to Upton Vital Records.

5.^  "Ezra [Whitney] of Upton, and Olive Bullard, [married] June 1, 1801," according to Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

6.^  "Olive B. [Whitney], w. Ezra, [died] May 19, 1846, a. 84," according to Upton Vital Records.

7.^  "Hipsabeth [Whitney] and Josiah Stearns, [married] April 5, 1809," 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 140, page 247.


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