Family:Whitney, Lemuel (1764-1847)

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Judge Lemuel6 Whitney (Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Ephraim5 and Marcy (Winslow) Whitney, was born 18 Oct 1764, Petersham, MA,[1] and died 17 Apr 1847, Brattleboro, VT.

He married firstly, 6 Sep 1787, Petersham, MA, Lydia Bryant.[2] She was born about Apr 1767, and died 27 May 1800, West Springfield, MA, aged 33 years 1 month.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 19 Feb 1802, Conway, MA, for him "Esq." "of Brattleborough, Vt." and his second wife Ruth Banister "of Conway",[4] daughter of John and Sarah (Adams) Banister. She was born 4 Feb 1779, Brookfield, MA, and died apparently before 1813.

He married thirdly, May 1813, Newfane, VT, Sophia Root, of Brattleboro, VT.[5] She was born 20 Dec 1759, and died 6 Jul 1842, Brattleboro, VT, aged 53 years. She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT.[6]

Hon. Lemuel Whitney was born in Petersham, MA. He moved to Vermont in 1785, and first resided in Newfane, where he was sheriff of the county and one of the prominent men in that part of the state. By trade he was a silversmith. In 1790 he moved to Brattleboro, and at once took a leading part in the affairs of that place. For ten years he was representative; from 1801 to 1824 clerk of the Supreme Court; 1801 to 1820 clerk of the county; 1817 to 1828 judge of probate; 1790 to 1847 justice of the peace. He was retentive in memory, frank, free and fearless in the expression of his sentiments. He resided Petersham, MA, and Brattleboro, VT.

Children of Lemuel6 and Lydia (Bryant) Whitney:

i. Susan7 Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1787, Petersham, MA;[7] m. 5 Dec 1811, Brattleboro, VT, Grindal B. Ellis,[8] and left 3 children.
ii. Harry Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1789, Petersham, MA.[9]
iii. Samuel Whitney, b. 23 May 1791, Brattleboro, VT;[10] m. Amelia Hyde.
iv. George Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1793, Brattleboro, VT.[11]
v. Laura Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1795, Brattleboro, VT;[12] d. 1875, Woodstock, VT, unmarried. She was blind.
vi. Lemuel Whitney, b. -----.

Children of Lemuel6 and Ruth (Banister) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

42 42 Samuel Whitney 59 M - Innkeeper $10000 Vt. Amelia " 50 F - " Grafton E. Miles 3 M - " Daniel H. Whitney 22 M - Printer Vt. Lucy F. " 20 F - " Charles L. " 18 M - Clerk " Samuel B. " 8 M - " Attended school Laura " 54 F - " Blind

524 538 Samuel Whitney 69 M - Farmer $5500 $4000 Vermont Dana " 32 M - Painter " Samuel B. " 18 M - " Attended school James Jones 30 M - Merchant $3000 $5000 " Lucy F. " 30 F - Wife " Laura Whitney 63 F - " Margarett McKeen 23 F - Servant Ireland

656 656 Whitny, Samuel 79 M W Retired Hotel Keeper $3000 $4000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Augusta 45 F W Keeping house New Hamp. Whitney, Mary A. 16 F W Vermont Attended school -----, Ellen A. 7 F W New Hamp. Attended school -----, Laura 75 F W Vermont Bacon, Margarett 18 F W Domestic Servt. Ireland Parents foreign born

  • 1870, Harry, Lemuel, and George not found.

References

1.^  "Lemuel [Whitney], s. Dr. Ephriam and Marcey, [born] Oct. 18, 1764," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

2.^  "Lemuel [Whitney] and Lydia Bryant, [married] Sept. 6, 1787," according to Petersham Vital Records.

3.^  "Lydia [Whitney], w. Lemuel Esq. of Brattleboro, Vt., [died] May 27, 1800. a. 33 y. 1m.," according to Vital Records of West Springfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1944-1945).

4.^  "Lemuel [Whitney] Esq. of Brattleborough, Vt., and Ruth Banister of C., int. Feb. 19, 1802," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #124901399, Sophia Root Whitney.

7.^  "Sukey [Whitney], d. Lemuel and Lydia, [born] Nov. 22, 1787," according to Petersham Vital Records.

8.^  "Harry [Whitney], s. Lemuel and Lydia, [born] Sept. 2, 1789," according to Petersham Vital Records.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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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