Family:Whitney, Hiram (c1785-1842)

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Hiram Whitney, ([probably] Elijah, [probably] Francis, [perhaps] Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), probably the son of Elijah Whitney[1], was born 1784-1790, but probably closer to 1784 or 1785, and died 18 Jan 1842, Kentucky.

He married, 22 Aug 1805, Garrard County, Kentucky, Mary Ann Harris. She was born 1784-1790, but probably closer to 1784 or 1785, and died 23 Jan 1844.

Hiram also appears both as F. Whitney and Hiram Whitney in Christian County Court Records.

This indenture made the 13th day of May 1818 between Elijah Whitney of the county of Christian and state of Kentucky of the one part and Hiram Whitney of the county and state aforesaid of these part witness the the said Elijah Whitney for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars to him in hand paid by the said Hiram Whitney the weight whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold and do by these presents grant bargain and sell to the said Hiram Whitney a certain tract of parcel of land containing by survey seventy acres it being part of a 200 acres survey located in the name of Daniel Riggs and patented in the name of Elijah Whitney bearing date by survey March the 25th one thousand eight hundred one five lying and being in the county of Christian on the waters of Kellys Creek waters of settelhiver and counted as follows apiece beginning at a post oak marked AH beginning corner of a 400 acre survey made for Andrew Henry thence with his line west 60 paces to two small (illegible) thence North 185 paces to two post oaks thence east 60 paces to two small black oaks thence south 65 paces to a black oak David Young comes the same course continues with said Young's line 120 paces to the beginning to have the appertinences thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the Hiram Whitney his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said Elijah Whitney he doth covenant and agree with the said Hiram Whitney to warrant and forever defend the same to the said Hiram Whitney his heirs and assigns from himself his heirs and executors administrators and assigns and all persons claiming by though from under him and against the claims of any person or persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents the testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written. Elijah Whitney Witness Sam C Orr

       David Cooper

Christian County Clerks office May 25th 1818 sale from Elijah Whitney to Hiram Whitney was on this day produced to me John Clark Clerk of the County and for the county aforesaid and acknowledged by said Elijah Whitney the guarantee thereon named to be intact and deed to the purpose therein and was ordered to record the testimony whereof unto that the same together with this certificate are truly recorded in my office of said county court. I have here to set my hand. [2]

M. Clerk


This indenture made this 13th day of May 1818 between David Cooper and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Christian and state of Kentucky of the one part and Hiram Whitney of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witness that the said David Cooper and Elizabeth for and in consideration of the sum of ? hundred dollars to know in hand paid by the said Hiram Whitney the receipt wereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and do by these presents grant buy and sell thereo the F. Hiram Whitney his heirs and assigns forever both same more or less granted to the D. Cooper by the common aforesaid it to being part of a 200 acre survey located in the name of John Perkins and having date by survey the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and five situate lying and being to the county of Christian on the whereof Kellers Creek whereof the Little River and illegible beginning at a black oak Davis begins at the illegible thence down at the post oaks illegible thence down of creek with the meanders thereof S7o west 58 paces by cherry and black oak on the east bank of so creek thence south s2 to the beginning to have unto to hold the said tract of parcel of same hereby conveyed with all his singular the appertenances hereunto belonging or in otherwise appertaining to thereto Hiram Whitney his heirs and assigns forever and the said David Cooper and Elizabeth his wife do covenant and agree the of tract a parcel of land to F Whitney his heirs and assigns forever for in themselves their heirs executors administrators and assigns and all persons claiming by through from under them and from no other person or persons whatsoever in withinof into of we hereunto set our hand and seal the day and date above written. Witness: Saml Orr, Elijah Whitney, David Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper

Christian County I the undersigned justice of the peace for the said county do certify that we have examined Elizabeth Cooper said unto repart and that she freely and voluntarily relenquished her right of dower of the within apportioned tract of land to the said Hiram Whitney and requests that this same should be made a matter of record given unto our hands and seals this 20th day of May 1818. Saml Orr, F. Wadlington

Christian County Clerks Office 25th May 1818 The foregoing indenture of bargain and sale from David Cooper and wife to Hiram Whitney was on this day presented to me Jno C Clark the clerk of the county county court for the county aforesaid and acknowledged by said Cooper the grantor therein named to be his act and deed for they impose this in correct was ordered to record in testimony whereof and that the same together with the certificate of relinquishment of dower and this illegible are truly recorded in my office of said county court. I have here to do serve my hand. [3] Jno C Clark

"Jan 15, 1842 - Capt. Hiram Whitney was found dead in his bed early in the morning. - he had complained of bad heart for sometime before."[4]


In the name of God amen. November 20 1831 I Hiram Whitney of the county of Trigg and state of Kentucky being sound in mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament (to wit) First my will as follows any property real or personal be divided equally among all my children except Eliza Murray to whom I give one dollar as to the money concerns I wish the money be intestate until the legates arrive at twenty five years of age and as the legates arrive at twenty five years of age then for each due to draw his or her proportionable part whatever it may be. The balance of my effects I wish to remain with my wife during her nautral life or widowhood to remain in her possession for the use thought of the children there educations.

Given under my hand this date above written. Testor Jno Mabry, William Carren. Hiram Whitney Mark

State of Kentucky Trigg County I James E Thompson clerk of this county court for the county aforesaid do certify that the foregoing last will and testament of Hiram Whitney decd was on this day produced in the said Trigg County court and proven in open court according to law by the several oaths of John Mabry and William Carson subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered recorded where upon said last will and testament together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly amitted to record in my office. Given under my hand this 14th day or February 1842. [5] Jno Clark


Based upon the listed age ranges in the 1810-30 census records, he and his wife were both born between 1784 and 1790. Because of their marriage in 1805, they were probably born closer to 1784 or 1785.

Children of Hiram and Mary Ann (Harris) Whitney:

i. Eliza Whitney,[6] b. ca 1810, Kentucky, d. aft 1840 Kentucky
ii. Pryor Whitney, b. ca. 1813, Kentucky, d. after 1870, Kentucky.
iii. Elijah Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1814, Kentucky, d. 15 Feb 1873, Kensett, White County, Arkansas
iv. Wayman C. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, Kentucky, d. after 1860, Kentucky.
v. Hiram Whitney, b. ca 1828, Kentucky, d. aft 1848, Kentucky.

Possible children of Hiram and Mary Ann (Harris) Whitney, based upon a census reconstruction:

i. male, b. 1800-1810. Listed with the family in 1830, but not in 1810 or 1820. May have been a relative, boarder, hired worker, etc.
ii. daughter Whitney, b. 1804-1810. Probably married or dead by 1830 as she was not listed with the family in 1830.
iii. daughter Whitney, b. 1804-1810. This was probably Eliza Whitney, listed above.
iv. son Whitney, b. 1810-1815. This was probably Pryor Whitney, listed above.
v. son Whitney, b. 1815-1820.
vi. son Whitney, b. 1815-1820.
vii. son Whitney, b. 1820-1825. This was probably Wayman C. Whitney, listed above.
viii. daughter Whitney, b. 1820-1825.
ix. daughter Whitney, b. 1820-1825.
x. daughter Whitney, b. 1825-1830.

Notes

DNA testing shows that a descendant of Hiram Whitney does show descendancy from Samuel of Bermuda. Results for Kit 209694.

Census

  • 1810, Warren Co., KY: Hiram Whitney, 1 male 16-26, 1 female 16-26, 2 females under 10.
  • 1820, Trigg Co., KY: Hiram Whitney, 1 male 26-45, 8 (or 3?) males under 10, 1 female 26-45, 2 females 10-16, 1 person in agriculture.
  • 1830, Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky: Hiram Whitney, 1 male 40-50, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 15-20, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 5-10, 1 female 40-50, 2 females 5-10, 1 female under 5
  • 1840, Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky: Hiram Whitney, 1 male 50-60, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 40-50, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 5-10, 1 female slave 36-54, 3 male slaves 5-9, 12 people total, 6 in agriculture.

References

1. ^  The proximity of Elijah and Hiram Whitney suggests a familial relationship, however; to date none has been proven.

2. ^  Christian County, Kentucky Deed Book I, page 72.

3. ^  Christian County, Kentucky Deed Book I, page 74.

4. ^  The Journal of John Mabry.

5. ^  Will record of Hiram Whitney, Trigg County, Kentucky Court Will Book B pages 47, 144-147.


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