Family:Whitney, Samuel (1745-1842)

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Samuel6 Whitney (Samuel5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Samuel5 and Grace (-----) Whitney, was born 10 Sep 1745, Stow, MA, surely the Samuel Whitney who died 12 Apr 1842, Lancaster, MA, aged 95 years. He was buried in Shirley Shaker Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.[1]

He married, date and place unknown, Lucy -----. She was born about 1752-1755, Grafton, MA, and died 29 Feb 1852, Shirley, MA, aged 97 years, of lung fever.[2] She was buried in the Shirley Shaker Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.[3]

They joined the Shaker Community in Shirley and Lancaster, MA, where both were living when they died.

The 1790 census indicates that he apparently had a wife, a son, and two daughters.

Children of Samuel6 and Lucy (-----) Whitney:

i. Phebe7 Whitney, b. bef. 1790; left the Shaker community in 1815.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. bef. 1790.
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. bef. 1790.

Notes

One unidentified Samuel Whitney supposedly married, 1 Dec 1772, Lunenburg, MA, Ruth Goodridge, daughter of Joshua and Lydia (Stearns) Goodridge, born 13 Sep 1751, Lunenburg, MA. Whether this is the above Samuel6 Whitney is unknown.

Census

194 210 Jonas Nutting 48 M - Head Trustee $36400 Mass. Leander Parsons 33 M - Carpenter " Shaker Community 195 -- Daniel Willared 48 M - Gardener " Edward B. Bolton 47 M - Farmer " John Osmant 48 M - Broom Maker " Abram Whitney 64 M - Farmer " ... Lucy Whitney 97 F - " ... Francis Whitney 34 F - " ...

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #127278610, Samuel Whitney.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 67, page 142.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #126744591, Lucy Whitney.


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