Family:Whitney, Silas (1779-1846)

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Capt. Silas7 Whitney (Silas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Silas6 and Sarah (Withington) Whitney; born 1 Oct 1779, and died 4 Sep 1846, Ashburnham, MA, aged 66 years 11 months 5 days, of dysentery.[1]

He married, 31 Dec 1801, Ashburnham, MA, Hannah Cushing.[2] She was born 9 Jun 1783, Hingham, MA, and died 5 Mar 1854, Ashburnham, MA, aged 65 years 7 months 5 days, of injury to skull, hemorrhage in brain.[3]

He was a farmer on a part of the homestead for several years, and was an officer in the militia at an early age. He was lieutenant in 1803 and styled captain after 1805. He resided in Walpole, New Hampshire, from 1810 to 1815; he then returned to Ashburnham, where he died. He resided Ashburnham, MA.

Children of Silas7 and Hannah (Cushing) Whitney:

i. Silas8 Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1803;[4] m. Olive Knight.
ii. Hannah C. Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1805;[5] d. 26 Nov 1826, Baltimore, MD.[6]
iii. David C. Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1808;[7] d. 6 Aug 1809.[8]
iv. David Cushing Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1810;[9] m.(1) Tyla Buffum Bowdish; m.(2) Harriett A. Shepstone.
v. Susan Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1812;[10] d. 3 Aug 1804 [1814?], aged 2 years, Walpole, NH.[11]
vi. Charles Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1815;[12] m. Susan Davis.
vii. Joseph Cushing Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1818;[13] m. Florence Eliza Weston.
viii. Sarah C. Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1820;[14] m. 31 Oct 1844, Ashburnham, MA, James W. Gardner, b. ca. 1821, son of Constant and Anna (-----) Gardner.[15] She d. s. p. 30 May 1865, Springfield.
ix. Milton Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1823;[16] m. Annie M. Weston.

Census

207 229 David C. Whitney 40 M - Farmer " Tyla " 35 M - " Joseph " 15 M - Farmer " Attended school Charles " 13 M - " Attended school Emma Maynard 6 F - " Attended school Hannah Whitney 67 F - "

References

1.^  "Silas, Sept. 4, 1846, a. 66y. 11m. 5d. Dysentery," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 27, page 141.

2.^  "[Ensign in int.] Silas and Hannah Cushing, Dec. 31, 1801," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 86, page 107.

4.^  "Silas, s. Silas and Hannah, April 28, 1803," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

5.^  "Hannah Cushing, d. Silas and Hannah, Sept. 15, 1805," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

6.^  "Hannah Cushing, d. Silas and Hannah, died in Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1826. [a. 21, G.S.4]," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

7.^  "David Cushing, s. Silas and Hannah, Feb. 24, 1808," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

8.^  "David Cushing, s. Silas and Hannah, died in Walpole, N.H., Aug. 6, 1809. [a.1, G.S.4]," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

9.^  "David Cushing, s. Silas and Hannah, born in Walpole, N.H., April 14, 1810," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

10.^  "Susan, d. Silas and Hannah, born in Walpole N.H., Aug. 21, 1812," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

11.^  "Susan, d. Silas and Hannah, Aug. 3, 1804. [1814 ? a. 2. In Walpole, N.H., G.S.4.]," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

12.^  "Charles, s. Silas and Hannah, born in Walpole, N.H., July 18, 1815," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

13.^  "Joseph Cushing, s. Silas and Hannah, Jan. 23, 1818," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

14.^  "Sarah, d. Silas and Hannah, June 22, 1820," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.

15.^  "Sarah C. (d. Silas and Hannah, a. 24) and James W. Gardner, Oct. 31, 1844," according to Ashburnham 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 13, page 141.

16.^  "Milton, s. Silas and Hannah, Oct. 9, 1823," according to Ashburnham Vital Records.


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