Family:Whitney, Peter (1770-1843)

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Rev. Peter7 Whitney (Peter6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Peter6 and Julia (Lambert) Whitney, was born 19 Jan 1770, Northborough, MA,[1] and died 3 Apr [Pierce] or 3 Mar 1843, Quincy, MA, aged 73 years.[2]

He married 30 Apr 1800, Hingham, MA, Jane Lambert Lincoln,[3] daughter of Nathan and Martha (Fearing) Lincoln. She was born 24 Dec 1775, Hingham, MA, and died 11 Nov 1832, Quincy, MA, aged 57 years.[4]

Rev. Peter Whitney was born in Northborough. He entered Harvard College in 1787, taught school winters and graduated in 1791. Soon after he went to Hingham, where he was appointed assistant preceptor in Derby Academy 25 Jul 1791. He was elected, 21 Apr 1813, one of the trustees, and was president of the board for twenty-four years, resigning in 1837. He began preaching as early as 1793. In 1796 he preached in Hull. He was ordained pastor at Quincy, 8 Feb 1800. His death occurred in 1843, when he fell from a chair and expired. He was a member of the legislature in 1825. Many of his discourses were published. He resided Quincy, MA.

Children of Peter7 and Jane Lambert (Lincoln) Whitney:

i. Caroline Lambert8 Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1801, Quincy, MA;[5] m. (int. 21 Jul 1833, Roxbury, MA[6])("of Quincy" int. 21 Jul 1833, Quincy, MA[7]) 20 Aug 1833, Quincy, MA, Capt. Charles Hill of Salem, MA.[8]
ii. George Whitney, b. 2 Apr [Pierce] or 2 Jul 1804, Quincy, MA;[9] m. Anne G. Gray.
iii. Harriet Lincoln Whitney, b. 10 May 1808, Quincy, MA;[10] d. 16 Nov 1810, Quincy, MA, aged 2 years 6 months.[11]
iv. Mary Parsons Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1810, Quincy, MA;[12] d. 2 Apr 1889, Boston, MA, aged 78 years 5 months, of senile dementia and old age;[13] "of Quincy" m. (int. 12 Jan 1841, Quincy, MA[14]) 10 Feb 1841, Quincy, MA, "Mr." Richard Cranch Greenleaf "of Boston"[15] or of Salem [Pierce].
v. Frederick Augustus Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1812, Quincy, MA;[16] m. Elizabeth P. Matchell.
vi. Edmund Burke Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1815, Quincy, MA;[17] m. Lydia A. Boone.

Census

  • 1800, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA: Whitney, Peter, Rev., 1 male 26-44, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 10-15.
  • 1810, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA: Revd Peter Whitney, 1 male 26-45, 2 males 10-16, 5 males under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 16-26, 1 female under 10.
  • 1820, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA: Peter Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 18-25, 1 male 10-15, 3 males 0-9, 2 females 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA: Rev. Peter Whitney, 1 male 60-69, 2 males 15-19, 1 female 50-59, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 15-19.
  • 1840, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA: Peter Whitney, 1 male 70-79, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female 20-29; 2 engaged in learned professions.

References

1.^  "Peter [Whitney], s. Rev. Peter and Julia, [born] Jan. 19, 1770," according to Northborough Vital Records.

2.^  "Peter Whitney, Rev., d. 3 Mar 1843, age 74," according to Quincy vital records. Also, "Peter [Whitney], Rev., d. Mar. __, 1843, aged 73, at Quincy," according to Hingham Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 30.

3.^  "Peter [Whitney], Rev., and Jane Lincoln, [married] Ap. 30, 1800," according to Hingham Vital Records.

4.^  "Jane Whitney, wife of Rev. Peter Whitney, d. 11 Nov 1832, age 57," according to Quincy vital records.

5.^  "Caroline Lambert Whitney, dau. of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife, b. 20 Apr 1801," according to Quincy vital records.

6.^  "Caroline L. [Whitney], of Quincy, and Charles Hill, int. July 21, 1833," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

7.^  "Charles Hill, of Roxbury, and Caroline Lambert Whitney, of Quincy, int. 21 Jul 1833," according to Quincy vital records.

8.^  "Charles Hill and Caroline L. Whitney, m. 20 Aug 1833," according to Quincy vital records.

9.^  "George Whitney, son of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife, b. 2 Jul 1804," according to Quincy vital records.

10.^  "Harriet Lincoln Whitney, [dau. of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife,] b. 10 May 1808," according to Quincy vital records.

11.^  "Harriet Lincoln Whitney, dau. of Rev. Peter Whitney, d. 16 Nov 1810, aged 2 years 6 months," according to Quincy vital records.

12.^  "Mary Parsons Whitny, [dau. of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife,] b. 6 Nov 1810," according to Quincy vital records.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 108.

14.^  "Mr. Richard Cranch Greenleaf, of Boston, and Miss Mary Parsons Whitney, of Quincy, int. 13 Jan 1841," according to Quincy vital records.

15.^  "Mr. Richard C. Greenleaf, of Boston, and Miss Mary P. Whitney, of Quincy, m. 10 Feb 1841," according to Quincy vital records.

16.^  "Frederick Augustus Whitney, [son of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife,] b. 13 Sep 1812," according to Quincy vital records.

17.^  "Edmund Burke Whitney, [son of Revd. Peter Whitney and Jane his wife,] b. 26 Mar 1815," according to Quincy vital records.


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