Family:Whitney, Moses (1772-1816)
He married, 19 Nov 1794, Shelburne, MA, Lydia Allen, daughter of Sylvanus and Martha (Stebbins) Allen. She was born 3 Feb 1777, Shelburne, MA, and died 17 Dec 1860, Penn Yan, NY.
Squire Moses Whitney was born in Shelburne, MA. Probably soon after his majority he moved to New York state and all his children were born in the town of Constantia, Oswego County. He was a school teacher, and also a dealer in live stock, in which latter business he lost a large sum. With two of his wife's brothers, he was one of the first settlers in that town. He was an enterprising man, and of acknowledged integrity, and held what offices of trust there were in the samll town. For instance, he was appointed supervisor when the board met in Rome, forty miles distant, and when on his visits to that place would do the merchandizing necessary for the inhabitants in the town. He was instrumental in procuring school teachers, and conducted church serves himself when the people were not able to employ a minister. His death was occasioned by a fall from a tree while cutting timber preparatory to building himself a new house. There were many regrets at the untimely death of Squire Whitney. He was held in high esteem by the entire community. He resided Shelburne, MA, and Constantia, NY.
Children of Moses7 and Lydia (Allen) Whitney:
i. Philena8 Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1796; d. 25 Mar 1866; m.(1) 1816, William Patterson; m.(2) 26 Sep 1847, Arcadia, NY, Anson/Thomas Beebe, b. 4 Oct 1800, Canaan, CT, d. Dec 1887, son of David and Lydia (Payne) Beebe. He had m.(1) Mary Young. Children: a. Christiana Naomi Patterson, b. 1818; d. 5 Sep 1908, Los Angeles, CA; m.(1) ----- McDougall; m.(2) 13 Feb 1851, Yorkville, IL, Calvin Chamberlain. b. Emily C. Patterson, b. 17 Sep 1819, Oswego County, NY; d. 28 Jul 1902, Hazelton, MI; m. 17 Jun 1843, Macedon, NY, Thomas K. Wilson. c. Whitney/DeWitt Patterson, b. Oct 1826, NY; d. 17 Jul 1914, Tullahoma, TN; m. 1849, Margaret J. Gorman. d. Jeannette Arabella Patterson, b. 1834 or ca. 1838, Ontario Co., NY; d. aft. 1865. e. Ambrose Patterson, b. -----. ii. Stebbins Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1799; d. 20 Apr 1810; fell from a tree. iii. Joseph Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1801; d. 31 Mar 1831; unmarried. iv. Lucius B. Whitney, b. 13 Jul 1804; d. 7 May 1823, Lockport, NY. v. James Hervey Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1808; m. L. Marie Southworth. vi. Martha Stebbins Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1811, Oswego Co., NY; d. aft. 1900. Lyman Munger and Martha Stebbins Whitney were married at Clarendon, NY, 23 Jun 1836, the the log house of the Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Mr. Cheeseman, who performed the ceremony. Lyman Munger was the son of Gaius and Abigail Button Munger, and was born in Agawam, West Springfield, MA, 22 Sep 1811. He inherited a love of liberty and hatred of oppression from his grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom served in the Revolutionary was and fought at Bunker Hill. He early became an abolitionist, assisting in the escape of fugitive slaves, and rejoiced greatly when the emancipation proclamation was issued. In temperance matters he also had a lively concern, endeavoring as far as he could to lessen the evils of the drink traffic. He followed intelligently by the intellectual movements of his time, and by the consistency of his life won and held the esteem of his fellow townsmen in the communities where he lived. Mrs. Munger, also was of New England parentage, and her ancestors, certain of whom settled at Deerfield, MA, prior to Philip's war, took an active and honorable part in the early history of Massachusetts, and suffered much at the hands of the Indians in the hostilities of 1675 and 1704. Martha Whitney's independence of character and domestic virtues make her a worthy descendant of her Puritan ancestors, among whom there could not have been a more notable housewife or more devoted mother. A son and daughter were born to Mr. and Mrs. Munger in Bergen, NY, and with these, they moved in 1839, to Penn Yan, Yates County, NY, where six other children were born. One of these, a daughter, died in infancy. Three of the four daughters attended Oberlin college. The two older sons served in the civil war, the other brother, eleven years of age, being too young to serve. In 1866 Mr. and Mrs. Munger moved to Galva, IL, and here in 1886, was celebrated their golden wedding, seven married children with their families coming to honor the occasion. In 1891, they moved to Denver, CO, the home of their oldest daughter, Mrs. John R. Hanna, with whom they now reside. In 1893, not deterred by her fourscore years and over, Mrs. Munger went to the polls and cast her first ballot, assisting to elect her daughter (Mrs. Hanna) as a member of the school board, the first woman to hold this office in Denver. That this aged couple are now (1895) in excellent health, at the age of eighty-three, shows a physical endowment which has been to them and their children a valuable possession. Gentle, kindhearted, and true, their lives have been a benediction to those who have come under their influence, and with Christian faith they calmly await the transition to a higher and better life; resided 500 14th St., Denver. Children: a. Ione Theresa Munger, b. 21 Aug 1837, Bergen, NY; d. aft. 1900; m. 1 Jun 1861, Yates Co., NY, John R. Hanna. b. George Merrick Munger, b. 17 Jan 1839, Bergen, NY; m. 2 May 1865, Cincinnati, OH, Susan B. Owens; resided Eureka, KS; 3ch. c. Agnes Almeda Munger, b. 9 Aug 1841, Penn Yan, NY; m. 29 Jan 1867, Galva, IL, Oliver Perry Stoddard; resided Galva, IL. d. Orett Lyman Munger, b. 7 Jul 1843, Penn Yan, NY; d. 19 Sep 1925, Chicago, IL; m.(1) 28 Jan 1868, Galva, IL, Marcia J. Booth, b. 4 Feb 1843; d. 26 Oct 1882, leaving 3 ch., one having d.; m.(2) 8 Aug 1889, Chicago, IL, Julia S. Latimer, 2 ch.; resided Chicago, IL e. Florence Ida Munger, b. 28 Aug 1847, Penn Yan, NY; d. 11 Apr 1849. f. Pliny Fisk Munger, b. 8 Jul 1850, Penn Yan, NY; m. 10 Jun 1874, Avon, NY, Belle A. Torrance, s. p.; resided Chicago, IL. g. Florence Elize Munger, b. 17 Sep 1852, Penn Yan, NY; m. 26 Sep 1871, Galva, IL, William F. Wiley; resided Sioux City, IA, 3 ch. h. Harriett Allen Munger, b. 6 Nov 1856, Penn Yan, NY; m. 8 Oct 1879, Chicago, IL, Charles N/M. Cox; resided Grand Junction, CO; 2 ch. vii. Thirza A. Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1814; d. 17 Feb 1894; m. Albert Elmore. Children: a. Julia D. Elmore, b. 15 Apr 1839. b. Merritt W. Elmore, b. 23 Nov 1841; m. and resided Santa Rosa, CA. c. (child) Elmore, b. -----.
- 1800, Shelburne, Hampshire Co., MA: Moses Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female 0-9.
- 1810, No Twp Listed, Oneida Co., NY: M. Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 3 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 10-15.
- 1820, widow Lydia not found.
- 1830, widow Lydia not found.
- 1840, widow Lydia not found.
- 1850, Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA:
Hotel 981 1011 Joseph Merrill 45 M - Hotell $6000 Mass. Martha A. 40 F - " Attended school Joseph O. 9 M - " Francis B. 2 M - " 1012 Philetus Childs 64 M - Labourer Mass. Clarissa 56 F - " 1013 E. A. Goodnow 45 M - Merchant " Catherine 35 F - " Samuel Morse 32 M - Dentist " N. W. Skinner 22 M - Mechanic " Jason Stratton 22 M - Labourer " George Smith 25 M - " " William Christy 24 M - Livry Stable Keeper " Tyler Thompson 22 M - Labourer " Cyntha Woodard 23 F - " Ann Bardwell 20 F - " Lucinda Merrill 74 F - " Lydia Whitney 72 F - "
 Frame $2500 248 Lyman Munger 43 M - Fath Mass. 1 - 15 Painter 1 - - - - 1 - Martha Munger 43 F - Moth Oswego 1 - 15 - - - - - - - - Ione Munger 17 F - Dau Genesee - - 15 - - - - - - - - George Munger 16 M - Son Genesee - - 15 - - - - - - - - Agness Munger 13 F - Dau Penn Yan - - 13 - - - - - - - - Orett Munger 11 M - Son Penn Yan - - 11 - - - - - - - - Pleny P. Munger 4 M - Son Penn Yan - - 4 - - - - - - - - Florance Munger 2 F - Dau Penn Yan - - 2 - - - - - - - - William Newman 17 M - Appr Ontario - - 1 Painter - - - - - - - Lydia Whitney 78 F - Moth Mass. - 1 15 - - - - - - - -
502 492 Lyman Monger 48 M - Druggist $5000 Massachusetts Martha S. " 48 F - New York Jone " 22 F - School Teacher " Agnes A. " 18 F - " Attended school Ornett L. " 16 M - Clerk " Attended school Plinney F. " 9 M - " Attended school Horan E. " 7 F - " Attended school Hamibel " 3 F - " George A. Bram 24 M - Clerk New York Lydia A. Whitney 83 F - Massachusetts
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 334-337.
1.^ "Moses [Whitney], and Lydia Allen, both of S., [Married] Nov. 19, 1795," according to Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1931).