Family:Whitney, Silas (1736-1813)

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Silas6 Whitney (David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of David5 and Mercy (Goodnow) Whitney, was baptized 20 Jun 1736, Hollis Street Church, Boston, MA,[1] and died 13 Mar 1813, Clarendon, VT, aged 79 years.

He "of no town, but near Lancaster" married, 15 Apr 1758, Shrewsbury, MA, Jane Pearson,[2] of Shrewsbury, MA, daughter of Bartholomew and Love (Hutchins)(Boynton) Pearson. She was born 19 Mar 1737/8, and died 5 Feb 1800, Salisbury, VT, in her 62nd year.

It seems possible that he was that Silas Whitney who married, 18 May 1801, Rutland, VT, Sarah Smith, both of Rutland.[3] Nothing further is known of her.

He was born probably in 1737. In 1758 he went to No Town (Princeton) and purchased land. He was a blacksmith and followed that trade. His wife, whom he married soon after going to No Town, was from Shrewsbury, where they were married. In 1763 he moved to Winchendon, and soon after, in Feb 1773, to Rindge, New Hampshire, from which place he was warned out of town. While residing in Winchendon he kept hotel at the center, and in 1764 was chosen church warden and surveyor of boards and shingles. Later he moved to Clarendon, Vermont. In the county of Worcester, Massachusetts, Registry of Deeds, lib.57, fol.50. There is a record of a deed of Silas Whitney and wife Jane, of Princeton, to one Jones, 2 Jul 1762. This is the land he had purchased four years before. Resided Princeton and Winchendon, MA, Rindge, NH, and Clarendon, VT.

Children of Silas6 and Jane (Pearson) Whitney:

i. Love7 Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1758, Princeton, MA;[4] bapt. 10 Jun 1759, Rutland, MA.[5]
ii. David Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1760, Princeton, MA;[6] bapt. 12 Oct 1760, Rutland, MA;[7] m.(1) Sarah Wilson; m.(2) ----- Mason.
iii. Silas Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1762, Princeton, MA;[8] bapt. 15 Aug 1762, Rutland, MA;[9] m. Esther Weeks.
iv. Oliver Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1764, Winchendon, MA;[10] m. Abigail Crampton.
v. Bartholomew Whitney, b. 30 Jun 1766, Winchendon, MA;[11] m. Lois [?Weeks?].
vi. Jane Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1768, Winchendon, MA.[12]
vii. Phebe Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1770, Winchendon, MA;[13] m. Luna Titus.
viii. Samuel Whitney, b. 1771 or 1772, Winchendon, MA.
ix. Mercy Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1773, Rindge, NH; 13 Aug 1828, Leicester, VT; m. bef. 1794, Jonathan Parker Stanley, b. 13 Nov 1772, Jaffrey, NH, d. 21 Jul 1848 Leicester, VT, son of John and Sarah (-----) Parker. Both are buried Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, VT. Children:
a. Jedediah Stanley, b. 4 Apr 1794; d. 26 Feb 1800; bur. Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, VT.
b. Abigail Stanley, b. 15 Nov 1795 Leicester, VT; d. 17 May 1892.
c. Silas Whitney Stanley, b. 27 Nov 1797 Leicester, VT; d. 9 Apr 1879 Leicester, VT; m.(2) Lucretia Hunt; m.(2) 18 Oct 1829, Hancock, VT, Electra Eastman, b. 5 Dec 1807 Rockingham, VT, d. 21 Sep 1881 Leicester, VT, dau. of Ichabod and Mabel (Wolfe) Eastman.
d. Lucius Stanley, b. 25 Jun 1799; d. 30 Aug 1800
e. Sally M. Stanley, b. 12 Jun 1801.
f. Verras B. Stanley, b. 18 May 1804; d. 23 Nov 1866 Leicester, VT; m. 25 Feb 1836, Leicester, VT, Eliza Johnson, b. 1806, MA, d. 29 Aug 1867, dau. of Silas and Abigail (Rhodes) Johnson; both bur. Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, VT.
g. Chancey Stanley, b. 20 Aug 1806; d. 12 Sep 1846.
h. Nancy Stanley, b. 3 Dec 1808.
x. Benjamin Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1777, Rutland, VT;[14] m. Mary Emmons.
xi. Solomon Whitney, b. between 1775 and 1784; m. say 1808, ----- -----.
xii. Lucy Whitney, b. -----; m. ----- Brown.

Census

Census records for sons

  • 1800, Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT: Whitney, Solo, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 2 females 16-25. This was probably his son Solomon.
  • 1800, Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT: Whitney, Samll, 1 male 26-44, 1 male under 10, 1 female 26-44, 2 female under 10. This was probably his son Samuel.
  • 1810, Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT: Solomon Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9. This was his son Solomon.
  • 1820, Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT: Solomon Whiting, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 2 females 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture. This was his son Solomon.
  • 1830, son Solomon not found.

References

1.^  "Whitney, Silas, d. David and Mercy, bp. Dec. 16, 1736," according to Hollis Street Church Records, Boston, MA.

2.^  "Silas [Whitney] ["of No town but near Lancaster" in int.] and Jane Pearson, [married] Apr. 15, 1758," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  "Love [Whitney], d. Silas and Jane, [born] Dec. 18, 1758," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902). Also, "Love [Whitney], d. Silas and Jane, born at Princetown, [born] Dec. 18, 1758," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

5.^  "Love [Whitney], d. Silas, June 10, 1759, bap. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1905).

6.^  "David [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, [born] Aug. 31, 1760," according to Princeton Vital Records. Also, "David [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, born at Princeton, [born] Aug. 31, 1760," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

7.^  "David [Whitney], s. Silas of Princeton, Oct. 12, 1760, bap. C.R.," according to Rutland Vital Records.

8.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, [born] June 12, 1762," according to Princeton Vital Records. Also, "Silas [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, born at Princetown, [born] June 12, 1762," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

9.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Silas, Aug. 15, 1762, bap. C.R.," according to Rutland Vital Records.

10.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, [born] Sept. 16, 1764," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

11.^  "Bartholomew [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, [born] June 30, 1766," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

12.^  "Jane [Whitney], d. Silas and Jane, [born] June 6, 1768," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

13.^  "Phebe [Whitney], d. Silas and Jane, [born] Feb. 1, 1770," according to Winchendon Vital Records.

14.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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