Family:Whitney, John (1754-a1820)

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John6 Whitney (Nathan5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Abigail (Marstass) Whitney,[1] was born 6 Sep 1754, Spencer, MA,[2] and died after 1820.[3]

He married 2 Feb 1775, Brookfield, MA, Joanna Hamilton,[4] daughter of John and Joanna (Wolcott) Hamilton.[5] She was born 1 Mar 1757, Brookfield, MA,[6] and died after 1797.[7]

She was a Mayflower descendant in the following line:

  1. William White, m. Susanna -----
  2. Resolved White, m. Judith Vassall
  3. Elizabeth White, m. Obadiah Wheeler
  4. Samuel Wheeler, m. Joanna Walcott
  5. Mary Wheeler, m. John Hamilton
  6. John Hamilton, m. Joanna Wolcott
  7. Joanna Hamilton, m. John6 Whitney

Children of John6 and Joanna (Hamilton) Whitney:

i. (prob.) Chauncey7 Whitney, b. ca. 1778, VT; m. Sarah -----.
ii. Asa Whitney, b. ca. 1781; m. Ruth Amidon.
iii. (prob.) John Whitney, b. say 1783; m. Lois Amidon.
iv. Warren Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1785, Readsboro, VT;[8] m. Polly Matteson.
v. Ira Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1787, Readsboro, VT;[9] m. Betsey -----.
vi. Joanna Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1790, Readsboro, VT;[10] no further record
vii. Cyrus Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1793, Readsboro, VT;[11] d. 16 May 1797, Readsboro, VT, unmarried.
viii. Emely Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1797, Readsboro, VT;[12] no further record.

Notes

He was NOT the father of a son Caleb, who was actually Caleb Whiting of Readsboro, VT, and not a Whitney at all.

Census

References

1.^  Birth

2.^  "John [Whitney], s. Nathan and Abigail, [born] Sept. 6, 1754," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Systematic History Fund, 1909).

3.^  1820 census.

4.^  "John [Whitney] and Anna [Joanna?] Hamilton, [married] Feb. 2, 1775," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909). See also Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

5.^  Brookfield Vital Records.

6.^  Brookfield Vital Records.

7.^  Birth of her youngest child.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

10.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

11.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

12.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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