Family:Whitney, Jonas (1756-1803)

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Jonas6 Whitney (Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonas5 and Zebudah (Davis) Whitney,[1] was born 3 May 1756, Harvard, MA,[2] and died 26 Nov 1803, Harvard, MA.[3]

He married (int. 2 Jul 1780), Harvard, MA, Relief6 Whitney,[4] daughter of Jonathan5 and Sarah (Holt) Whitney.[5] She was born 13 Nov 1758, Harvard, MA,[6] and died 17 Apr 1818, Harvard, MA, aged 59 years.[7]

He was a member of the company commanded by Capt. David Moore, from Bolton, in the Revolutionary war, and participated in the reoccupation of Rhode Island, 25 Oct 1779. On his return home the following year, 1780, he was elected one of the town comittee on correspondence and safety. In 1786 he was elected selectman. With four others he built the first acqueduct in Harvard, in Nov 1796, laying wood pipes to carry water to his residence from a spring near by. Jonas Whitney's widow's dower: She is appointed and authorized on oath to appraise all the real estate whereof Jonas Whitney, late of Harvard, deceased, left and to set off to the widow, Relief Whitney, her thirds, 4 Feb 1804. He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Jonas6 and Relief6 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. (child)7 Whitney, b. -----; d. 4 Aug 1780, Harvard, MA.[8]
ii. Zebudah Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1782, Harvard, MA;[9] d. 3 Jan 1810, Harvard, MA, aged 27 years;[10] m. Nathan Scott. Children:
a. (child) Scott, b. 29 Jun 1808, Harvard, MA; d. 29 Jun 1808, Harvard, MA, aged 3 hours.
b. Jonas Whitney Scott, b. 9 Nov 1809, Harvard, MA.
iii. Jonas Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1784, Harvard, MA;[11] d. 23 Sep 1807, Norfolk, VA.[12]
iv. Nabby Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1786, Harvard, MA;[13] d. unmarried.
v. Rachel Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1788, Harvard, MA;[14] m. 14 Feb 1814, Boston, MA, Solomon Russell.[15]
vi. Sally Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1789, Harvard, MA;[16] m. John Ellis [per Pierce], but probably the Sarah H. Whitney who m. 18 Oct 1829, Boston, MA, Elisha Ellis,[17] (as his 2nd wife) and d. 30 Aug 1837, Boston, MA, aged 43 years.
vii. Levi Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1793, Harvard, MA;[18] or 23 Aug 1795;[19] m. Mary -----.
viii. Emely Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1797, Harvard, MA; bapt. 12 Jul 1812, Harvard, MA.[20]
ix. Relief Whitney, b. 4 Nov 1799, Harvard, MA;[21] d. 25 Feb 1870; m. 31 Oct 1826, Boston, MA, Gillam/Gillum Barnes,[22] b. Mar. 5, 1800; he d. 11 Mar 1884. Children:
a. Francis Gillum Barnes, b. 5 Aug 1829; m. 1 Mar 1854, Lydia J. Coombs; d. 31 May 1888.
b. George Henry Barnes, b. 8 Jul 1831; m. 31 Oct 1855, Georgiannia Hartwell; P. O. address, Brighton, MA
c. Luther Edward Barnes, b. 2 Feb 1834; m. 10 Jan 1861, H. Louisa Hale; d. 21 Nov 1869
d. Theodore Loring Barnes, b. 5 Jul 1836; d. 4 Apr 1864.
e. Mary Metcalf Barnes, b. 25 Mar 1839; m. 28 Jun 1866, Horace Blaney, P. O. address, Georgetown, FL
f. Levi Whitney Barnes, b. 4 Feb 1841; m. 25 Dec 1863, Laura E. Cook; d. 5 Sep 1869.
x. Sophronia Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1802, Harvard, MA;[23] d. 23 Nov 1824, Boston, MA, aged 22 years; m. John Ellis [per Pierce], but 19 May 1822, Boston, MA, Elisha Ellis[24] (as his first wife).

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References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. of Jonas, Jr. and Zabudah, [born] Mar. 3, 1756," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917), p. 114.

3.^  "Jonas [Whitney], [died] Nov. 26, 1803, a. 47 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 316

4.^  "Jonas [Whitney] Jr. and Relief Whitney, int. July 2, 1780," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 231.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  "Relief [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Sarah, [born] Nov. 13, 1758," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 117.

7.^  "Relief [Whitney], wid., [died] Apr. 17, 1818, a. 59 y. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records, p. 318.

8.^  "----- [Whitney], inf. ch. of Jonas Jr., [died] Aug. 4, 1780. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Zebudah [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Feb. 28, 1782," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Zebuda [Scott], w. of Nathan, [died] Jan. 3, 1810, a. 27 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. of Jonas and Relief, [born] June 10, 1784," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. of Jonas and Relief, in Norfolk, Va., [died] Sept. 25, 1807, a. 23 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "Nabbe [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Mar. 25, 1786," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Apr. 17, 1788," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  Boston Vital Records.

16.^  "Salley [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Oct. 26, 1789," according to Harvard Vital Records.

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

18.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Aug. 23, 1793," according to Harvard Vital Records.

19.^  "Levi [Whitney], [born] Aug. 23, 1795. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

20.^  "Emely [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Jan. 23, 1797. (Emily, d. of wid. Relief, bp. July 12, 1812. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

21.^  "Relief [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Nov. 4, 1799. (Relief, d. of wid. Relief, bp. July 12, 1812. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

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

23.^  "Sophronia [Whitney], d. of Jonas and Relief, [born] Sept. 3, 1802. (Sophronia, d. of wid. Relief, bp. Oct. 11, 1812. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

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


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