Family:Whitney, Isaiah (c1756-1841)

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Isaiah5 Whitney (Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abraham4 and Sarah5 (Whitney) Whitney,[1] was born about 1756, Harvard, MA,[2] and died 15 Jan 1841, Harvard, MA, in his 86th year,[3] or 18 Jan 1842, Harvard, MA, aged 85 years, of old age.[4]

He married, 28 Feb 1776, Concord, MA, Mary Wheeler,[5] daughter of Francis and Mary (Hayward) Wheeler.[6] She was born 17 Mar 1756, Concord, MA,[7] and died 5 Dec 1843, Harvard, MA, in her 88th year,[8] or 7 Dec 1843, Harvard, MA, aged 88.[9]

He was administrator of his brother John's estate and was a farmer.[10]

Children of Isaiah5 and Mary (Wheeler) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Mary Hayward6 Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1777;[11] m. 5 Feb 1798, Harvard, MA, Jonathan Worster "of Henniker".[12]
ii. Francis Wheeler Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1778;[13] m. Lydia Sawyer.
iii. (child) Whitney, b. about Aug 1780; d. -- Aug 1780, Harvard, MA.[14]
iv. Isaiah Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1781;[15] m. Lydia Sawyer.
v. Rebecca Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1784;[16] m. 20 Apr 1809, Harvard, MA, Levi Houghton.[17]
vi. Ruth Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1786;[18] d. 3 Jan 1815, Harvard, MA, aged 29 years;[19] unmarried.
vii. George Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1788;[20] m. Polly Fairbank.
viii. Amos Whitney, b. 8 May 1791;[21] d. 11 Sep 1794, Harvard, MA, aged 3 years 6 months 11 days.[22]
ix. Amos Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1795;[23] d. 15 or 17 Dec 1838, Harvard, MA, aged 43 years 9 months;[24] unmarried.
x. Daniel Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1797;[25] d. 10 or 13 Nov 1834, Harvard, MA, aged 34, 37, or 38 years;[26] unmarried.

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References

1.^  His parentage is very probable, his birth falling in a gap in his parents' family, and after the death of an older brother of the same name. Furthermore, he is referred to as "Jr." in the vital records of the births of his children.

2.^  His birth date is estimated from his age at death.

3.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], [died] Jan. 15, 1841, in his 86th y. G.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917), p. 316.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1, page 117.

5.^  "Josiah (Isaiah, int.) [Whitney] Jr. and Mary Wheeler of Concord, in Concord, [married] Feb. 28, 1776," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 231. Also, "Isaiah [Whitney], of Harvard and Mary Wheeler of Concord, by Ephraim Wood, Esq., [married] 28 Feb 1776," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 241.

6.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record, together with her age at death.

7.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

8.^  "Mary [Whitney], wid. of Isaiah, [died] Dec. 5, 1843, in her 88th y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 317.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 129.

10.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 103.

11.^  "Mary Hayward [Whitney], d. of Isaiah and Mary, [born] Mar. 9, 1777," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 116.

12.^  "Mary H. (Mary Hayward, int.) [Whitney] and Jonathan Worster of Henniker, [married] Feb. 5, 1798," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 232.

13.^  "Francis Wheeler [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Nov. 30, 1778," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 113.

14.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. ch. of Isaiah Jr., [died] Aug. --, 1780. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 314.

15.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Sept. 8, 1781," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 113.

16.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Feb. 15, 1784," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 117.

17.^  "Rebecca [Whitney] and Levi Houghton, [married] Apr. 20, 1809," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 232.

18.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Apr. 17, 1786," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 117.

19.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [died] Jan. 3, 1815, a. 29 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 318.

20.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Dec. 16, 1788," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 113.

21.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr., bp. May 8, 1791. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 111.

22.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [died] Sept. 11, 1794, a. 3 y. (a. 3 y. 6 m. 11 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 315.

23.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. of Isaiah Jr. and Mary, [born] Mar. 9, 1795," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 111.

24.^  "Amos [Whitney], [died] Dec. 17, 1838, a. 45 y. (Dec. 15, 1838, a. 43 y. 9 m. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 315.

25.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. of Isaiah 2nd and Mary, [born] Apr. 12, 1797," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 112.

26.^  "Daniel [Whitney], [died] Nov. 10, 1834, a. 38 y (a. 34 y. dup.) . (Nov. 13, 1834, a. 37 y. C.R.1.)," and "David [Whitney], Nov. 10, 1834, a. 37 y. 7 m. 28 d. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 315.


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