Family:Whitney, Silas (1771-a1855)

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Silas6 Whitney (Joshua5, Joshua4, Joshua3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Joshua5 and Jemima (Clark) Whitney,[1] was born 20 Mar 1771, Medway, MA,[2] died after 1855, and is buried Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, NY.

He married firstly, 16 Mar 1791, Medway, MA Tryphena Lane,[3] daughter of Zephaniah and Hannah (Pond) Lane. She was born 1 May 1766, Wrentham, MA, and died 22 Jan 1836, and is buried Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, New York.[4]

He married secondly, Huldah (Tilden) Pease, daughter of Thomas Turner and Martha (Stillman) Tilden. She was born 10 Mar 1775, Sandisfield, MA, and died 4 Oct 1846, Rochester, New York.[5] She had married firstly, 21 Apr 1793, Sandisfield, MA, Henry Pease (c1771-1827), of Sandisfield, MA, and Livonia, NY.[6]

He married thirdly, after 1845, Electa (Hawks) DeForest, daughter of Eleazer and Anna (Stebbins) Hawks. She was born 10 Apr 1790, Conway, MA, and died 1855, Geneseo, NY. She had married firstly, Alonzo DeForest (1781-1845), as his second wife. She resided with Silas in Geneseo in 1850.[7]

In 1795, Silas came to Ontario County, NY from Medway, MA. In 1796 he was in Ontario County at Pittstown (now Honeoye), and later in Bristol, NY. He came to Geneseo, NY.[8]

In 1855, Silas was 85 yrs old and lived in son Simeon's home.[9]

Children of Silas6 and Tryphena (Lane) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. Elias7 Whitney, stillborn 2 Jun 1791, Medway, MA.[10]
ii. Jemima Clark Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1792, Medway, MA;[11] bp. 28 Oct 1792, Medway, MA;[12] d. 25 Oct 1843; Chagrin Falls, OH; m.(1) 19 Jan 1809, Ontario Co., NY, Samuel Byington Warren; m.(2) 3 May 1820, Robert Barrows.
iii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1794-1804. Enumerated with the family on the 1820 census.[13] Possibly the Henry Whitney of Canandaiqua, NY, in 1830 census, with a wife, a son, and three daughters.
iv. Simeon L. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1802;[14] m.(1) Mary Temperance Alexander; m.(2) Sarah M. -----.
v. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1804-1810. Enumerated with the family on the 1820 census.[15]
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1804-1810. Enumerated with the family on the 1820 census.[16]

Census

325 335 Silas Whitney 77 M - Carpenter $500 Mass. Electa Whitney 60 F - "

47 Frame $400 47 Silas Whitney 85 M - Fath Massachusetts - 1 - Carpenter 1 - - - - - - Simeon L. Whitney 49 M - - Ontairio 1 - - Carpenter 1 - - - - 1 - Temperence Whitney 48 F - Wife Onnida - - - - - - - - - - - George S. Whitney 24 M - Chld " - - - Papermaker - - - - - - - Charles H. Whitney 13 M - Chld " - - - - - - - - - - - Julia Whitney 14 F - Chld Wyoming - - - - - - - - - - - James S. Whitney 6 M - Chld " - - - - - - - - - - -

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Joshua and Jemima, [born] Mar. 20, 1771," according to Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

3.^  "Silas [Whitney] and Tryphena Lane, [married] Mar. 16, 1791," according to Medway Vital Records.

Pease, Frederick S., "The Pease Family" , NEHGR, vol. III, (1849), pp 390-398.

4.^  Information from Douglas Whitney

5.^  Information from Douglas Whitney

6.^  Pease, Frederick S., "The Pease Family" , NEHGR, vol. III, (1849), pp 390-398.

7.^  Information from Douglas Whitney

8.^  Information from Douglas Whitney

9 ^  Information from Douglas Whitney

10.^  "Elias [Whitney], s. Silas and Tryphena, stillborn June 2, 1791," according to Medway Vital Records.

11.^  "Jemima Whiting, d. Silas and Tryphena, [born] Sept. 21, 1792," according to Medway Vital Records.

12.^  "Jemima [Whitney], ch. Silas and Tryphena, bp. Oct. 28, 1792. C.R.2.," according to Medway Vital Records.

13.^  1820 U.S. Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY

14.^  Information from Douglas Whitney

15.^  1820 U.S. Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY

16.^  1820 U.S. Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY


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