Family:Whitney, Ezra (1781-1863)

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Ezra7 Whitney (John6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Holbrook) Whitney, was born 8 Aug 1781, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died said 1863, but not found in 1860 census.

Marriage intentions were published 26 Oct 1807, Weston, MA, for him "Jr." and Sarah F. Slack.[2] Marriage intentions were published 29 Oct 1807, Brookline, for him "Jun." and Sarah F. Slack "of Weston".[3] He "Jr." "of Boston" married firstly, 13 Dec 1807, Weston, MA, Sarah Fuller Slack,[4] daughter of John and Mary (Fuller) Slack. She was born about 1779, and died 28 Jan 1843. Sarah F. Whitney, wife of Ezra, was baptized 26 Apr 1812, Weston, MA [adult], and at the same time was admitted to the church.[5]

He married secondly, between 1843 and 1850, Mary N. Allen. She was born about 1792, NH, and died after 1860.

He resided Boston MA, and Meddybemps, ME.

Children of Ezra7 and Sarah Fuller (Slack) Whitney:

i. Ezra Slack8 Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1808; m. Lydia A. Dutcher.
ii. Charles H. Whitney, b. 1810; d. 1812.
iii. Sarah Elizabeth Whitney, b. 1814; bapt. 16 Oct 1814, Weston, MA;[6] d. 1827.
iv. Mary M. Whitney, b. 1817; d. 1819.
v. John S. Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1819; m. Mary E. Gellusseora.
vi. Calvin E. Whitney, b. 1821, ME; d. 1822, ME.
vii. (child) Whitney, b. 1827, ME; d. 1827, ME.
viii. Mary M. Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1829, Eastport, ME; m. 8 Jun 1852, or 3 Jun 1851, Sherborn, MA, William Clarke, b. ca. 1823, Sherborn, MA, son of Alpheus and Nancy (-----) Clark;page 137 resided Flint, MI. He is a druggist, and was born 10 Jun 1846.
a. Alpheus Whitney Clarke, b. -----; m. May 1878, Jessie Wisner, Flint, MI; First National Bank, Detroit, MI.
b. Weld Noble Clarke, b. -----; m. Apr 1884, Philadelphia, PA, Nina Hazelton; res. 1515 Brown St..
c. Annie Lavin Clarke, b. -----, res. Philadelphia, PA; m. F. A. Platt, 19 Jan 1883; P.O. address, 703 Harrison St., Flint, MI
d. Edith Mary Clarke, b. -----; res. Flint, MI.
ix. Oliver A. Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1829, ME; m. Julia A. Condor.
x. Hannah H. Whitney, b. 1831, ME; m. G. H. Hazelton; res. 11 So. Delaware Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. He d. 24 Dec 1893, s. p.
xi. James W. Whitney, b. 1834, ME.

Children of Ezra7 and Mary N. (Allen) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

32 32 Ezra Whitney 69 M W Farmer $500 Mass. Mary N. 58 F - N.H. Mary M. 21 " - Maine Oliver A. 21 M - " Hannah H. 18 F - " James W. Whitney 16 M W Maine Phineas Emerson 36 " - Mechanic " Mary A. 23 F - " Charles F. 4 M - " Edwin 2 " - " Mary J. 7/12 F - "

450 436 William Clark 37 M - Druggist $7000 $2500 Mass. Mary W. " 30 F - Maine Alphena W. " 8 M - Mich. Attended school Weld N. " 4 " - " Attended school Mary N. Whitney 66 F - N.H.

This was his widow Mary living with his daughter Mary.

542 520 Wm. Seymour 39 M - Farmer $400 $150 England Ann M. " 28 F - N.B. George " 14 M - Maine Attended school Charles " 12 M - " Attended school Sarah " 9 F - " Attended school Anna " 10/12 F - " James Whitney 24 M - Farmer $300 -- "

This was his son James.

202 195 Clarke, William 48 M W Druggist $12000 $9000 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 40 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Alpheus W. 18 M W At School Michigan Attended school -----, Will M. 14 M W At School Michigan Attended school -----, Anna M. 9 F W At School Michigan Attended school -----, Edith M. 4 F W Michigan Whitney, Mary A. 75 F W Keeping house New Hampshire

This was his widow Mary living with his daughter Mary.

14 14 Whitney, Oliver A. 41 M W Farmer $2800 -- Maine -----, Julia 41 F W Keeps h. New York -----, Ezra 10 M W Mich. -----, Arthur 9 M W " -----, Mary 78 F W New York

Mary might be Oliver's step-mother, but she was born in NH, not NY. If it was, she was enumerated twice.

  • 1870, son James not found.
  • 1880, widow Mary and son James not found.

References

1.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. of John and Hannah, [born] Aug. 8, 1781," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "Ezra [Whitney], Jr. of Boston and Sarah Fuller Slack, int. Oct. 26, 1807," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 184.

3.^  "Ezra [Whitney] Jun. and Sarah F. Slack of Weston, [married] Oct. 29, 1807. In Brookline," Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 497. This must be intentions, not an actual marriage record.

4.^  "Ezra [Whitney], Jr. of Boston and Sarah Fuller Slack, [married] Dec. 13, 1807, by Rev. Samuel Kendal," according to Weston Vital Records, page 189.

5.^  "Sarah F. [Whitney], w. Ezra, bap. Apr. 26, 1812," according to Weston Vital Records, page 522. Also, "Sarah Fuller [Whitney], w. Ezra, c.m. Apr. 26, 1812," according to Weston Vital Records, page 515.

6.^  "Sarah Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Ezra and Sarah F., bap. Oct. 16, 1814," according to Weston Vital Records, page 522.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 137.


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