Family:Whitney, John (1760-1849)

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John6 Whitney (Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Ephraim5 and Marcy (Winslow) Whitney, was born 1 Jul 1760, Petersham, MA,[1] and died 13 Oct 1849, Dummerston, VT.

He married, 8 Nov 1787, Petersham, MA, Hannah Bigelow,[2] daughter of Daniel and Mary (Bond) Bigelow. She was born 4 Mar 1760, Worcester, MA, and died 8 Aug 1828.

He was born in Petersham, MA, and moved to Newfane on a farm. Later he moved to West Dummerston, where he followed farming and ever after resided. He resided Newfane and Dover, VT, Colrain, MA, and West Dummerston, VT.

Children of John6 and Hannah (Bigelow) Whitney:

i. Augustus7 Whitney, b. 20 May 1788, Petersham, MA;[3] m.(1) Abigail Spooner; m.(2) Susan Spooner.
ii. Arad Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1789, Colrain, MA;[4] m. Elmira H. -----.
iii. Levi Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1791, Dover, VT;[5] d. unmarried at Dummerston, Apr 1861. His brother John's widow and two sons were living with him in 1850 and 1860.
iv. Rufus Whitney, b. 18 or 28 Aug 1793, Dover, VT;[6] m. Lois Miller.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1796, Dover, VT;[7] d. unmarried 14 Oct 1826.
vi. Hannah Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1798, Dover, VT;[8] d. unmarried 23 Dec 1842.
vii. John Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1800, Wardsboro, VT;[9] m. Sarah C. Wilson.
viii. Daniel Bigelow Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1802, Newfane, VT;[10] m. Lucretia Fletcher.
ix. Ephraim Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1805, Dummerston, VT;[11] m. Mary Ann Dennison.
x. Sarah Whitney, b. say 1807; no further record found.
xi. Richard Whitney, b. say 1810; no further record found.

Census

Notice that he was enumerated twice, once in 1790 in Colrain, MA, and again in 1791 in Wardsboro, VT. He must have moved from one to the other in the interim.

493 578 Levi Whitney 58 M - $1000 Vt. Sarah C. Whitney 37 F - $900 " George F. " 9 M - " Attended school Wm. L. G. " 7 M - " Attended school

108 112 Levi Whitney 68 M - Farmer $1600 $550 Vt. Insane Sarah " 47 F - " George T. " 19 M - " Attended school William L. " 17 M - " Attended school

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. Ephriam and Macey, [born] July 1, 1760," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "John [Whitney] and Hannah Bigelow, [marrried] Nov. 8, 1787," according to Petersham Vital Records.

3.^  "Augustus [Whitney], s. John and Hannah, [born] May 20, 1788," according to Petersham Vital Records.

4.^  "Arad [Whitney], s. John and Hannah, [born] Apr. 20, 1789," according to Vital Records of Colrain, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934).

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

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

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

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.


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