Family:Whitney, Jacob (1749-1825)

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Jacob6 Whitney (Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard5 and Mary (Perry) Whitney, was born 24 Mar 1748/9, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 11 Jul 1825, Winchendon, MA, aged 76 years.[2]

He married firstly, 25 May 1772, Harvard, MA, Lois Hapgood,[3] daughter of Shadrach and Elisabeth (Keep) Hapgood. She was born 13 Apr 1754, Harvard, MA, and died 24 May 1793, Harvard, MA, aged 39 years, of consumption.[4]

He married secondly, 29 Jun 1794, Littleton, MA, Mary Patch of Littleton,[5] daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (?Witt?) Patch. She was born 2 Jun 1751, Littleton, MA, and died 27 Dec 1833.

He was in the company of Capt. Jonathan Davis in Colonel Asa Whitcomb's regiment 6 Oct 1775, in the Revolutionary army. Part of the companies in this regiment were ordered to reinforce Colonel Prescott in the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17. He made his will 8 Nov 1815. It was probated 18 Oct 1825. Son Elias was executor. He resided Harvard and Winchendon, MA.

Children of Jacob6 and Lois (Hapgood) Whitney:

i. Hannah7 Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1772, Harvard, MA;[6] m. 14 Jan 1796, Rindge, NH, Benjamin Carpenter.[7]
ii. Mercy Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1774, Harvard, MA;[8] m. 19 Mar 1799, Winchendon, MA, William Keyes "of New Marlborough".[9]
iii. Jacob Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1776, Harvard, MA;[10] m.(1) Mercy Fairbank7 Whitney; m.(2) Hannah6 Whitney; m.(3) Elizabeth Gates.
iv. Lois Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1779, Harvard, MA;[11] d. 6 Apr 1853; m. 13 Dec 1802, Daniel Ward,[12] b. 21 June 1871; d. 8 Mar 1856; was a farmer. Children:
a. Daniel Ward, b. 10 Sep 1805; d. 27 Jan 1864.
b. Josiah Wilder Ward, b. 18 May 1807; d. 18 Jun 1831.
c. Caroline Ward, b. 5 Nov 1809; d. 26 Aug 1812.
d. Calvin Thomson Ward, b. 24 Nov 1812; d. 19 Jun 1867.
e. Emery Whitney Ward, b. 4 Oct 1815; d. 6 Apr 1833.
f. Charles Kendall Ward, b. 7 Jul 1819; present address 358 Lincoln Ave., Denver, CO.
g. Adaline Nancy Ward, b. 11 Dec 1822; d. 30 Aug 1856.
v. Silas Whitney, b. say 1781; d. 7 Apr 1790, Harvard, MA.[13]
vi. Eli Whitney, b. 17 May 1783, Harvard, MA;[14] d. 12 Mar 1866, Wayland, MA; m. 6 Mar 1808, Lexington, MA, Sally Locke.
vii. Nancy Whitney, b. 7 or 8 Aug 1785, Harvard, MA;[15] m. 20 Sep 1809, Marlborough, NH, Levi Ward.[16] A son is John Ward; resided Pavilion Center, NY.
viii. Emory Whitney, b. 1 Oct 1791, Harvard, MA;[17] m.(1) Lydia Locke; m.(2) Thankful G. Morey.

Children of Jacob6 and Mary (Patch) Whitney:

ix. Sarah Whitney, b. 27 Oct 1794, Winchendon, MA;[18] d. 26 Jul 1797, Winchendon, MA, aged 2 years 9 months.[19]
x. Elias Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1797, Winchendon, MA;[20] m. 18 Jan 1822, Winchendon, MA, Fannie Demary/Fanny Demery.

Adopted daughter of Jacob6 and Mary (Patch) Whitney:

xi. Charlotte7 Whitney, bapt. 4 Nov 1804, Winchendon, MA.[21]

Emery W. Whitney, of Sturges, MI, and Mrs. Seneca Whitney Upton, of Keene, NH, are descendants of Jacob Whitney.

Census

References

1.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] Mar. 24, 1748-9," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Jacob [Whitney], [died] July 11, 1825, a. 76," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

3.^  "Jacob [Whitney] and Lois Hapgood, [married] May 25, 1772," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Lois [Whitney], [died] May 24, 1793, a. 39 y. Md. Consumption. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Jacob [Whitney] and Mary Patch of Littleton, in Littleton, [married] June 29, 1794," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Dec. 14, 1772," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "Hannah Whitney & Benjamin Carpenter, m. 14 Jan 1796, Rindge, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

8.^  "Mercy [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Feb. 20, 1774," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Mercy [Whitney] and William Keyes [of New Marlborough], [married] Mar. 19, 1799," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

10.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Oct. 16, 1776," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Aug. 1, 1779," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Lois Whitney & Daniel Ward, m. 23 Dec 1803, [Marlborough,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

13.^  "----- [Whitney], ch. of Jacob, [died] Apr. 7, 1790. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Mercy, [born] May 7, 1783," according to Harvard Vital Records. This is apparently erroneous, the mother of this child being Lois, not Mercy.

15.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. of Jacob and Mercy, [born] Aug. 7, 1785," according to Harvard Vital Records. This is apparently erroneous, the mother of this child being Lois, not Mercy.

16.^  "Nancy Whitney & Levi Ward, m. 18 May 1809, [Marlborough,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

17.^  "Emery [Whitney], s. of Jacob and Lois, [born] Oct. 1, 1791," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jacob and Mary, [born] Oct. 27, 1794," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

19.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jacob and Mary, [died] July 26, 1797. [a. 2y. 9m.]," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

20.^  "Elias [Whitney], s. Jacob and Mary, [born] June 16, 1797," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

21.^  "Charlotte [Whitney], adopted d. Jacob and _____, bap. Nov. 4, 1804. C.R.," according to Winchendon Vital Records.


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