Family:Whitney, Samuel (1742-1834)

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Samuel6 Whitney (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Benjamin5 and Rebecca (-----) Whitney, was born 7 Apr 1742, Watertown, MA,[1] was baptized 25 Apr 1742, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 29 Jun 1834, Westminster, MA, aged 91 years 2 months.[3]

He married firstly, 24 Nov 1762, Worcester, MA, Mary White, of Newton, MA.[4] She died probably in Templeton, MA.

Intentions of marriage were published 12 May 1804, Templeton, MA, for him and Sarah Smith "of Barre".[5] He married secondly, Barre, MA, "Mrs." Sarah Smith.[6] She died 14 Dec 1807, Templeton, MA.[7] She may have been Sarah (Jennison) Smith, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Mead) Jennison, and widow of Nathaniel Smith of Barre (c1723-1792), born 21 Apr 1737, Weston, MA.

Intentions of marriage were published 1 Oct 1812, Templeton, MA, for him and Hannah Wetherbee "of Westminster".[8] Marriage intentions were published 27 Oct 1812, Westminster, MA, for him "of Templeton" and "Mrs." Hannah Wetherby.[9] He married thirdly, 11 Oct 1812, Westminster, MA, Hannah (Woodward) Wetherbee, daughter of John and Mary (Spaulding) Woodward, and widow of Ephraim Wetherbee. She was born 17 Apr 1749, Westminster, MA, and died 12 Dec 1832, Westminster, MA, aged 83 years.[10]

According to the History of Westminster Samuel went from Worcester. He made his will and it was probated 9 Dec 1834, and allowed 17 Nov 1835. In it he mentions his wife Hannah, her daughter Hannah Wetherbee, son Moses, daughter Patty Bowker and daughter Molly West. Mr. Spaulding was executor. He resided Worcester, Templeton, and Westminster, Massachusetts.

Children of Samuel6 and Mary (White) Whitney:

i. Moses7 Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1763, Worcester, MA;[11] presumably died soon.
ii. Moses Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1764, Worcester, MA;[12] d. 26 Aug 1837, Templeton, MA, aged 73 years.[13]
iii. Martha "Patty" Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1765 or 29 Dec 1765, Worcester, MA;[14] m. 17 Aug 1791, Petersham, MA, Jotham Bowker, both of Petersham, MA.[15]
iv. Abijah Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1769, Worcester, MA;[16] d. 1796, Templeton, MA, unmarried; his will is dated 2 Apr 1796.
v. Molly Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1772, Worcester, MA;[17] m. (int. 28 Sep 1795, Petersham, MA[18]), 20 Apr 1795, Templeton, MA, John West, both "of Petersham".[19]

Samuel6 and Sarah (Smith) Whitney had no children.

Samuel6 and Hannah (Woodward)(Wetherbee) Whitney had no children.

Census

References

1.^  "Samuel Whitney, s. Benjn. & Rebecca Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1742," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, Massachusetts: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 121.

2.^  "25 Apr 1742, Samuel, s. of Benja Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 147.

3.^  "Samuel [Whitney] (formerly of Worcester), [died] June 29, 1834, a. 91y. 2m.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

4.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Mary White of Newton, [married] Nov. 24, 1762," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Births 1714-1848; Marriages 1747-1848; Deaths, 1826-1848), Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, vol. 12 (1894).

5.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Sarah Smith of Barre, int. May 12, 1804," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907), p. 164.

6.^  "Samuel [Whitney] of Templeton and Sarah Smith, [married] June 6, 1804," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Barre, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903), p. 216.

7.^  "----- [Whitney], w. Samuel, [died] Dec. 14, 1807. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records, p. 211.

8.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Hannah Wetherbee of Westminster, int. Oct. 1, 1812," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

9.^  "Samuel [Whitney] of Templeton and Mrs. Hannah Wetherby, int. Oct. 27, 1812," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

10.^  "Hannah [Whitney], w. Samuel, [died] Dec. 12, 1832, a. 83," according to Westminster Vital Records.

11.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Samuel and Mary, [born] Aug. 22, 1763," according to Worcester Vital Records.

12.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Samuel and Mary, [born] Jul. 2, 1764," according to Worcester Vital Records.

13.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Samuel, Aug 26, 1837 [a. 73, C.R.]," according to Templeton Vital Records.

14.^  "Martha [Whitney], d. Samuel and Mary, [born] Nov. 18, 1765," and "Patty [Whitney], d. Samuel and Mary, [born] Dec. 29, 1765," according to Worcester Vital Records.

15.^  "Patty [Whitney] and Jotham Bowker, [married] Aug. 7, 1791," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

16.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Samuel and Mary, [born] Jul. 1, 1769," according to Worcester Vital Records.

17.^  "Molly [Whitney], d. Samuel and Molly, [born] Apr. 14, 1772," according to Worcester Vital Records.

18.^  "Polly [Whitney] and John West, int. Mar. 28, 1795," according to Petersham Vital Records.

19.^  "Polly [Whitney] and John West, both of Petersham, [married] April 20, 1795," according to Templeton Vital Records.


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