Family:Whitney, Paul (1793-1868)

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Paul7 Whitney (Hezekiah6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Hezekiah6 and Mehitable (Haven) Whitney, was born 18 Jan 1793, Otis, MA,[1] and died 5 Feb 1868, Groveland, IL.

Marriage intentions were published 14 Mar 1813, Otis, MA, for him "of Otis" and "Miss" Rebecca D. Freeman "of Tolland".[2] He married firstly, 26 Mar 1812, Tolland, MA, Rebecca Desire Freeman, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Sparrow) Freeman. She was born 8 Nov 1795, Cape Cod, and died 7 Sep 1847, Sandisfield, MA.

He married secondly, 5 Oct 1848, Mrs. Harriett (Wheeler) Roberts, daughter of Stephen and Abigail (-----) Wheeler. She was born about 1807, CT, or Mt. Washington, MA, and died 19 May 1879, New Marlborough, MA, aged 70, of dropsy (also recorded at Sandisfield, MA).[3] She had married firstly, [?possibly William?] Roberts of Mt. Washington, MA.

He was a farmer and conducted an iron foundry and blast furnace. From 1814 to 1844 he resided at Salisbury, CT, after which he moved to Sandisfield, MA, where his wife died and where he married again. In 1861 he went to live with his son Isaac, and died at his home in Groveland, IL.

Paul Whitney was drafted during the war of 1812, and went as far as Lenox with others who were drafted from his native town. He, with a few others, was lodged at the house of a widow, poor but energetic. Next morning, seeing her cutting wood to cook breakfast for the prospective soldiers, he took the ax from her and in splitting the fuel was so lamed by the ax glancing one side and cutting off two toes from his left foot, that he was obliged to return home. Before the wound was healed the war ended. He resided Otis, MA, Salisbury, CT, and Sandisfield, MA.

Children of Paul7and Rebecca Desire (Freeman) Whitney:

i. Thankful Freeman8 Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1813; d. 15 Jul 1870, near Hartford, CT; m. 22 Nov 1841, Salisbury, CT, Benajah Camp.[4] Children:
a. Harriett Eliza Camp, b. -----; m. George T. Chipman; resided Collinsville, CT.
b. Ann Amelia Camp, b. -----; m. Deloss W. Teed; resided Somers, NY.
c. Herman Lorenzo Camp, b. -----; was, during the late war, drummer in the 162d Regiment New York State volunteers for one year. Only 13 years old, a prey to long illness in winter and constitutionally a coward, he left his home, which had been with his aunt, Mrs. Hallock, for six years, and unknown to any one he went alone in a dark night and on foot to Peekskill, NY, thirteen miles distant. There worked his passage on a freight boat to New York city; induced a policeman to enlist him, giving him for the service part of his bounty money. The most careful search failed to give any clue to him. His frequently expressed wish to drum in the army and tottooing the milk pails pointed to his probable position. When his regiment had left New York and was at Alexandria, VA, waiting to join Banks' expedition, Herman wrote, begging pardon and asking to obtain his release from the army. Mrs. Hallock went at once to Alexandria, and found that the last remnant of Herman's regiment had left four hours before her arrival. A personal interview with Gen. Hallock, her husband's relative, and with Mr. Stanton, then Secretary of War, failed to free the child. At last a letter to Gen. N. P. Banks giving the prominent facts in Herman's case, reached the general's hands, and in one day less than a year the drummer boy came home, having been in two battles, one at Port Hudson, the other on Red River. Herman's restless spirit took him in a few years on a whaling voyage. He sailed in the barque "Roman," from New Bedford, MA, in the last of August 1868. In September of that year he went in a small boat with the captain to one of the Canary Isles. The captain, one man and Herman all died within three days after of African fever. Herman was buried at sea off the coast of Africa.
ii. William Frederick Whitney, b. 16 May 1815; d. 20 Feb 1820.
iii. Isaac Sparrow Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1816, Otis, MA; d. 5 Feb 1898, Groveland, IL; m. 19 Mar 1859, Groveland, IL, Belle Allen.
iv. Joseph Lorenzo Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1819; m. Elizabeth Moulton Swift.
v. Mary Selina Whitney, b. 11 Nov 1820; d. 27 Oct 1827.
vi. Eliza Ann Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1822; m. 5 Sep 1854, Albany, NY, Edmund Hallock, b. 21 Apr 1815; resided, s. p., Somers, NY. Before her marriage she studied at America seminary two years, taught in Wesleyan seminary, at Newark, NJ, two years, and at Louisa, VA, and Somers, NY.
vii. Sally Desire Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1824; unmarried; resided Somers, NY.
viii. Amelia Selina Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1828; d. 21 Jul 1861, Sandisfield, MA; m. ca. 1847, Hosea Moore.
ix. Susan Carolina Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1830; m. New York city, Rodney Sidney Garrett; resided Collinsville.
x. William Edwin Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1833; d. 28 Aug 1868, Somers, NY.
xi. Edward Walcott Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1835; d. 6 Aug 1856, Otis.

Children of Paul7 and Harriett (Wheeler)(Roberts) Whitney:

xii. Franklin Edward Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1850, NA; unmarried, resided New Haven, CT; a steam and gas fitter.

Notes

Rebecca Desire Freeman was a Mayflower descendant in four ways as follows:

  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----; Mayflower passenger
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. William Freeman, m. Lydia Sparrow
  5. William Freeman, m. Mercy Pepper
  6. Solomon Freeman, m. Desire Doane
  7. William Freeman, m. Elizabeth Sparrow
  8. Rebecca Desire Freeman, m. Paul7 Whitney


  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----; Mayflower passenger
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Hannah Prence, m. Jonathan Sparrow
  4. Richard Sparrow, m. Mercy Cobb
  5. Richard Sparrow, m. Hannah Shaw
  6. Isaac Sparrow, m. Rebecca Knowles
  7. Elizabeth Sparrow, m. William Freeman
  8. Rebecca Desire Freeman, m. Paul7 Whitney


  1. Stephen Hopkins, m. Mary -----; Mayflower passenger
  2. Constanta Hopkins, m. Nicholas Snow
  3. Mary Snow, m. Thomas Paine
  4. John Paine, m. Bennett Freeman
  5. Sarah Paine, m. Joshua Knowles
  6. Rebecca Knowles, m. Isaac Sparrow
  7. Elizabeth Sparrow, m. William Freeman
  8. Rebecca Desire Freeman, m. Paul7 Whitney


  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----; Mayflower passenger
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. Bennett Freeman, m. John Paine
  5. Sarah Paine, m. Joshua Knowles
  6. Rebecca Knowles, m. Isaac Sparrow
  7. Elizabeth Sparrow, m. William Freeman
  8. Rebecca Desire Freeman, m. Paul7 Whitney

Census

261 290 Paul Whitney 56 M - Farmer $800 Con. Harriet Whitney 43 F - Con. Frances Whitney 1 F - Mass.

23 28 Whitney Paul 62 M - Laborer Mass. Whitney Harriet 48 F - Conn. Whitney William 20 M - Laborer Mass. Whitney Franklin 5 M - "

767 1702 Powell Whitney 67 M - Farmer Mass. Harriet " 36 F - Housekeeper " Franklin " 10 M - "

Edmund HALLOCK 65 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Eliza HALLOCK 57 Wife F M W CT Keeping House MA MA Herman T. TEED 9 GSon M S W CT MA MA Ralph TEED 8 GSon M S W CT MA MA Hosea HALLOCK 17 Son M S W CT Farmer MA IRE Catherine HALLOCK 14 Dau F S W CT MA IRE Andreas BOCKLE 24 Othe M S W GER Farm Laborer GER GER Sarah D. WHITNEY 54 Sis F S W MA Teacher MA MA

References

1.^  "Paul [Whitney], s. Hezekiah and Mehetabel, [born] Jan. 18, 1793 (Mehitabel, C.R.2)," according to Vital Records of Otis, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1941).

2.^  "Paul [Whitney] of O. and Miss Rebecca D. Freeman of Tolland, int. Mar. 14, 1813," according to Otis Vital Records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 310, pages 43 and 57.

4.^  "Thankfull [Whitney], m. Benajah CAMP, b. of Salisbury, 22 Nov 1841, by J. SHAW," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 3:161.


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