Family:Whitney, Moses (c1777-1834)

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Moses6 Whitney (Daniel5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Daniel5 and Martha (Burt) Whitney, was born about 1777, Warwick, NY, and died 1834, White Water, IN. The fact that he was not mentioned in his fathers will dated 25 Apr 1780 suggests a birth date after that.

He married, about 1800-1803, Big Flats, NY, Phebe Schoonover, daughter of Benjamin Schoonover. She was born about 1785, NY, and died after 1850.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a farmer; married about 1800 to 1803, in her father's house at Big Flats, N. Y., Phebe Schoonover, dau. of Benjamin Schoonover. They moved to Indiana, about 1814 or 1815; and he died at White Water, Ind., in 1834. He was a member of the Baptist Church."

Was "a native of Tioga county, New York"; had 14 children.[1]

Listed in the 1822 Highland Twp Franklin Co IN and 1837 (died 1834 so must have been a son) Twp 8, Range 2 Franklin Co., IN. Other Whitneys later listed are:

David Whitney 1836 Whitwater Twp Franklin Co IN and 1845 Highland Twp Franklin Co IN
Benj. (minor) Whitney 1836 Whitewater Twp Franklin Co IN
Jonathan Whitney 1836 Whitewater Twp., Franklin Co IN
Joseph Whitney 1837 Twp 8 Range 2 Franklin Co IN
Asa Whitney 1845 Brookville Twp Twp 12, Range 13 Franklin Co IN
Jeremiah Whitney 1845 Brookville Twp Twp 12, Range 13 Franklin Co IN[2]

Moses Whitney was made guardian of Joseph Schoonover, Jacob Schoonover,and George Schoonover, children of Jeremiah Schoonover Decd 29 Sep 1829. Also made guardian of Jane Schoonover child of Benjamin Schoonover 9 Jan 1827.[3]

Children of Moses6 and Phebe (Schoonover) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. Jeremiah7 Whitney, b. ca. 1802, NY, m. Clarissa Tyler.
ii. Judah Whitney. This may have been the same child as Judith, below.
iii. Judith Whitney, b. say 1804; d. 1870; m. 19 Jan 1822, Franklin Co., IN, Silas Doty, b. 1797, NY.
iv. Martha Whitney, b. ca. 1805, Big Flats, NY, d. Mar 1846, Pierson Township, Vigo, IN, m. 15 Jan 1827, Franklin Co., IN, Abraham Hiler, b. 5 Apr 1807, d. aft. 1850. Children:[4]
a. Moses Hiler, b. 5 Oct 1827; d. 15 Feb 1919.
b. Lizzie Hiler, b. 1829.
c. Phebe Thirsa Hiler, b. 1830; d. 1904.
d. Peter Hiler, b. 1833.
e. Judith Hiler, b. 10 May 1834, d.18 Jan 1924.
f. Abraham Hiler, b. 9 Feb 1836; d. 22 Jan 1923.
g. David S. Hyler, b. 2 Feb 1840; d. 30 Jan 1926.
h. Margaret Anna Hiler, b. 1841.
i. Aaron Garfield Hiler, b. 20 Sep 1844; d. 19 Sep 1902.
j. Martha Jane Hiler, b. Mar 1846.
v. Joseph Schoonover Whitney, b. ca. 1811, NY, m. Olive Tyler.
vi. Lydia Whitney, m. 22 Oct 1837, Samuel Bennett.
vii. David Whitney, b. ca. 1814, NY, a twin; m. Rachel Harris.
viii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1814, NY, a twin; m.(1) Nancy Price; m.(2) Phebe -----.
ix. Benjamin F. Whitney, 19 Sep 1815, IN; m. Rebecca Jane Jones.
x. Phebe Whitney, b. ca. 1817, IN, m. 1 Mar 1837, Brookville, IN, Peter Hiler, Jr., b. 26 Aug 1812.[5] Children:
a. Silas Hiler, b. ca. 1838.
b. Elizabeth Hiler, b. ca. 1839.
c. Sarah Hiler, b. ca. 1841.
d. Debora Hiler, b. ca. 1845.
e. Clarissa Hiler, b. ca. 1849.
xi. Moses Whitney, b. 1820, IN, m. Emza Ann Maria Foster.
xii. Aaron Whitney, b. say 1823; not found in 1850 Census.
xiii. Mary Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1825; d. 1902; m. 23 Jun 1842, Franklin Co., IN, William Hudson, b. 30 Dec 1820, Howden, Yorkshire, England. Children:
a. Phoebe Louisa Hudson, b. 24 Dec 1846, Franklin Co., IN.

Notes

The following list shows a reconstruction of all children in the house in the 1810-1840 census records. Some may have been workers, and it is known that Moses became guardian for several Schoonover children just before 1830.

(son) Whitney, b. ca. 1795-1800, died or moved out by 1830 (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1800-1810, died or moved out by 1820 - Jeremiah (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1805-1810, died or moved out by 1830 - Joseph (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1805-1810, died or moved out by 1830 - Martha (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1805-1810, died or moved out by 1830 (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1810-1815, died or moved out by 1840 - David? (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1810-1815, died or moved out by 1840 - Jonathan (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1810-1815, died or moved out by 1840 (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1815-1820, died or moved out by 1840 (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1815-1820, died or moved out by 1840 - Phebe (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1820-1825, died or moved out by 1850 - Moses (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1825-1830 - Mary

Census

46 46 Phebe Whitney 65 F - $700 N.Y. Martha Keiler 6 F - Ia.

This was his widow Phebe, and their granddaughter Martha Heiler.

References

1. ^  Carlin-Stephens database on WorldConnect, citing BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF WAYNE, FAYETTE, UNION AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES, INDIANA (1899).

2. ^  Terry Family Ancestors and relatives database on WorldConnect.

3. ^  ibid.

4. ^  http://www.altlaw.com/edball/html/d0098/i16579.htm

5. ^  http://www.altlaw.com/edball/html/d0098/i16579.htm, citing Brookville, Indiana Marriage Book 4 (1833-1840), Page 54


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