Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1745-1834)

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Jonathan5 Whitney (James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of James4 and Eleanor (Robbins) Whitney, was born 15 Aug 1745, Dunstable, MA,[1] and died 1834.[2]

He "of Jaffrey, N.H." married, 7 May 1772, Fitzwilliam, NH, Abigail Hemminway, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Adams) Hemminway. She was born 26 Apr 1749, Framingham, MA.

His father's estate was probated 4 Jul 1757, Dunstable, MA, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N.H., innholder, was appointed guardian of John, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Lucy, all minors under 14, children of James Whitney, late of Dunstable, deceased, and posted bond with William Angier of Cambridge as surety; estate was probated 23 Oct 1760 at Dunstable, MA; petition of John and Jonathan Whitney, choosing Thomas Harwood of Dunstable as their guardian. On 5 Mar 1764, Dunstable, MA, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N.H., innholder, was appointed guardian of John and Jonathan Whitney, over 14, sons of James Whitney late of Dunstable, deceased, and posted bond with William Angier of Cambridge, gentleman, as surety.

He lived between 1772 and 1805, Fitzwilliam, NH. He lived between 1805 and 1834, Hartland, VT.

Pierce says the following:[3]

Jonathan WHITNEY, in company with his brother John, purchased a farm in 1780 at Fitzwilliam, N. H. About 1810 he disposed of his interest to one SANFORD, and moved to Hartland, Vt.

Children of Jonathan5 and Abigail (Hemminway) Whitney, all born Fitzwilliam, NH:

i. James6 Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1772, Henniker, NH.[4]
ii. Joseph Whitney, b. 17 Jan or 7 Jun or 17 Jun 1774, Henniker, NH;[5] m. Sophia Oliver.
iii. Francis Whitney, b. 17 Jun or 17 Sep 1776, Henniker, NH;[6] m. ----- -----.
iv. Benjamin Whitney, b. 6 Apr or Aug 1781, Henniker, NH;[7] d. 8 Jul 1803, Dedham, MA, of Fitzwilliam [N.H.], "blowing rocks on turnpike."[8]
v. Abagail Whitney, b. between 1779 and 1780.
vi. Jonathan Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1783, Henniker, NH;[9] m. Miranda Marvin.
vii. Charles Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1786, Henniker, NH;[10] m.(1) Abigail Smith; m.(2) Samantha -----.
viii. Calvin Whitney, b. 25 May 1788, Henniker, NH;[11] Polly Williams.

Census

  • 1790, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH: Jonathan Whitney, 1 male over 16, 6 males 0-15, and 1 female.
  • 1800, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH: Jona Whitney, 1 male over 45, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 10-15, and 1 female over 45.
  • 1810, Hartland, Windsor Co., VT: Jona Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, and 1 female over 45.
  • 1820: not found., perhaps living with son Calvin.
  • 1810, son James not found. There is a candidate for James in NY.
  • 1820, son James not found. There are several candidates in NY.
  • 1830: not found.
  • 1830, sons James and Francis and grandson Charles not found.

References

1.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. twin, James and Ellener, [born] Aug. 15, 1745," according to Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1913).

2.^ 

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 110.

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

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

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

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

8.^  "_____ [Whitney], of Fitzwilliam [N.H.], d. July 8, 1803, 'blowing rocks on turnpike'," according to Don Gleason Hill, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).

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

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

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


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