Family:Whitney, John (c1749-1824)

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John Whitney, parentage not proven (but see Notes below), was born about 1749, and died 20 Feb 1824, Fitzwilliam, NH, aged 75 years. He was buried in the Old Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, NH.

Marriage intentions were published 24 May 1781, Westborough, MA, for him and Sarah Twitchell.[1] He married 21 Jun 1781, Upton, MA, Sarah Twitchell, "both of Westborough",[2] daughter of Thomas and Susanna (Steadman) Twitchell. She was born 25 Jan 1748, Holliston, MA, and died 4 Aug 1847, Fitzwilliam, NH, aged 99 years.

"John, MA Line, Sarah, W16161, sol appl 1 Jul 1818 at Fitzwilliam in Cheshire Co NH aged 69, sol enl at Worcester MA, sol m Sarah Twitchel 21 Jun 1781 both were of Westborough in Worcester Co MA however wid stated she & sol were m at Upton MA, sol d 20 Feb 1824 at Fitzwilliam NH & his wid appl there 9 Aug 1838 aged 90, a son David Whitney aged 51 made aff'dt 6 Aug 1838 at Fitzwilliam NH."[3]

Children of John and Sarah (Twitchell) Whitney:

i. Annes Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1781, Fitzwilliam, NH;[4] d. 22 Sep 1868, Fitzwilliam, NH; "Antice" "of Fitzwilliam" m. (int. 28 Feb 1802, Royalston, MA[5]) 23 Mar 1802, Fitzwilliam, NH, Samuel Carrel/Carrell/Carriel.[6]
ii. Mehetabel Whitney, "Hitty" b. 18 Nov 1783, Fitzwilliam, NH;[7] d. 26 Nov 1861, Fitzwilliam, NH; m. 12 May 1818, Fitzwilliam, NH, John Cobleigh.[8]
iii. David Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1789, Fitzwilliam, NH;[9] m. Ruth Carrol.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1790, Fitzwilliam, NH;[10] d. after 1850, when living in Newfane, VT; "Sally" m. 7 Apr 1814, Fitzwilliam, NH, Stephen Bowker.[11]
v. Eli Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1793, Fitzwilliam, NH;[12] d. 15 Oct 1800, Fitzwilliam, NH.

Notes

John6 Whitney, son of David5 and Mehitable (Parker) Whitney, was born 1 Jun 1749, Natick, MA. No further record of him has been found. Notice that the above John Whitney of Fitzwilliam named his oldest son David and his second daughter Mehetabel, the names of his putative parents. The ages agree, and onomastics support the identification.

Census

References

1.^  "John [Whitney] and Sarah Twitchell, int. May 24, 1781," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

2.^  "John [Whitney] and Sarah Twichel, both of Westborough, [married] June 21, 1781," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

3.^  Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. III (Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1992).

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  "Antice [Whitney] of Fitzwilliam and Samuel Carrel, int. Feb. 28, 1802," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1906).

6.^  "Annis Whitney & Samuel Carrell, m. 23 Mar 1802, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  "Mehitabel Whitney & John Cobleigh, m. 12 May 1818, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

9.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

10.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

11.^  "Sally Whittney & Stephen Bowker, m. 7 Apr 1814, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

12.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.


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