Family:Whitney, Moses (1782-1856)

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Capt. Moses7 Whitney (Isaac6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Isaac6 and Lucy (Mead) Whitney, was born 14 Feb 1782, recorded both at Stow[1] and Harvard, MA, and died 1 Oct 1856, Stow, MA, aged 74 years 7 months 16 days, of old age.[2]

He married, 17 Apr 1806, Stow, MA, Lucy Gates,[3] daughter of Samuel and Mary (Rand) Gates. She was born 28 Mar 1787, and died 5 Nov 1875, Stow, MA.[4]

Moses Whitney was born in Harvard, MA, and at the time of his marriage, when twenty-four years of age, removed to Stow. He was a farmer, but took an active interest in all town matters. He was captain of a company of troopers, or home guards, for several years; for two years was representative in the legislature, and for several years was justice of the peace. He resided Stow, MA.

Children of Moses7 and Lucy (Gates) Whitney:

i. Mary Gates8 Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1807, Stow, MA;[5] m. James Fordyce7 Whitney, q.v.
ii. Lucia Mead Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1810, Stow, MA;[6] m. 26 Oct 1841, Stow, MA, Hon. Edwin7 Whitney, of Stow,[7] s. p. He d. 6 Mar 1883, Stow; resided No. 789 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI.

Census

18 18 Moses Whitney 68 M - Farmer $10000 Mass. Lucy " 64 F - "

178 178 Moses Whitney 73 M - Farmer Mass. Lucy Whitney 67 F - Mass.

319 312 Lucy Whitney 73 F - $7500 $1200 Mass. Edwin " 48 M - Farmer $6000 "

1 1 Edwin Whitney 52 M - Massachusetts M Lawyer - - 1 1 - Lucia M. Whitney 54 F - " M - - - - - Lucy Whitney 77 F - " W - - - - - Mary E. Whitney 20 F - New York S - - - - -

215 266 Whitney, Edwin 58 M W Farmer $10000 $10000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucia M. 59 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Lucy 84 F W No Occupation Mass. Rodgers, Joseph S. 12 M W Work on Farm Mass. Attended school

References

1.^  "Moses [Whitney] , s. Isaac and Lucy, bp. Apr. 7, [17]82. C.R. [b. Feb. 14, P.R.30]," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 103, page 113.

3.^  "Moses [Whitney] and Lucy Gates, [married] Apr. 17, 1806," according to Stow Vital Records.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 275, page 196.

5.^  "Mary Gates [Whitney], d. Moses and Lucy, [born] Aug. 31, 1807," according to Stow Vital Records.

6.^  "Lushea Mead [Whitney], d. Moses and Lucy, [born] Oct. 6, 1810. [Lucia Mead Whitney, C.R.] [Lucia Mead Whitney, P.R.29]," according to Stow Vital Records.

7.^  "Lucia M. [Whitney] and Edwin Whitney of New York City, [married] Oct. 25, 1841. [Lucia, d. Moses Esq. C.R.] [Luscia Mead Whitney, Oct. 26, P.R.30]," according to Stow Vital Records.


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