Family:Whitney, William (1764-1846)

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Hon. William7 Whitney (William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William6 and Mary (Mansfield) Whitney, was born 26 Jun 1764, Weston, MA,[1] was baptized 29 Jul 1764, Weston, MA,[2] and died 18 Jan 1846, Gardner, MA, aged 81 years 6 months 28 Days, of palsy.[3]

Intentions of marriage were published 18 Sep 1790, Gardner, MA, for him "Jr.", "of Winchendon" and Anna Heywood.[4] He married, 13 Jan 1791, Winchendon, MA, Anna Heywood "of Gardner",[5] daughter of Seth and Martha (Temple) Heywood. She was born 28 Jan 1770, Gardner, MA, and died 21 Jan 1846, Gardner, MA, aged 75 years 11 months 23 days, of palsy.[6]

Hon. William Whitney, was born in Winchendon, MA. In 1765, he early moved to Gardner, where he was a leading and influential citizen. He owned a large farm. For eleven years he was one of the board of selectmen, for twenty-five years assessor, and for three terms representative in the legislature. For many years he was justice of the peace. He resided Winchendon and Gardner, MA. Both buried at the same time.

Children of William7 and Anna (Heywood) Whitney, all born Gardner, MA:

i. William8 Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1791;[7] m.(1) Sybil Clark Greenwood; m.(2) Dulcena Turner.
ii. Seth Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1792;[8] m.(1) Sally Wood; m.(2) Chloe Lincoln.
iii. Joseph Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1794;[9] m. Anna "Nancy" Putnam.
iv. Althima Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1796, Gardner, MA;[10] "Althina" d. 9 Nov 1862, Gardner, MA, aged 66 years 7 months 6 days, of pneumonia and hepatitis;[11] m. 23 Apr 1816, Gardner, MA, Richard Baker;[12] resided Gardner, MA. Children:
a. William Baker, b. 22 Jan 1817.
b. Lucy Baker, b. 3 Mar 1818; d. 26 Dec 1834.
c. Mary Baker, b. 22 Apr 1819.
d. Walter Baker, b. 5 Nov 1821; d. 14 Oct 1843.
e. Betsey Baker, b. 14 Oct 1823.
f. Francis L. Baker, b. 30 Jan 1827.
g. Richard B. Baker, b. 25 Jul 1830; resided So. Gardner, MA.
h. Calvin H. Baker, b. 10 Apr 1832; resided West Gardner, MA.
i. Lucy Ann Baker, b. 12 Nov 1834.
j. Angeline Baker, b. 22 Nov 1838.
v. Anna Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1797;[13] m. (int. 28 Jan 1838, Phillipston, MA) Charles Bruce of Phillipston,[14] and d.s.p.
vi. Hollis Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1801;[15] d.s.p.
vii. Amasa Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1805 (twin);[16] m.(1) Dolly Scollay; m.(2) Lucy Coolidge.
viii. Lucy Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1805 (twin);[17] bapt. 20 Oct 1805, Gardner, MA;[18] m. (int. 4 Oct 1824, Westminster, MA[19]) 12 Oct 1824, Gardner, MA, Oliver Esty.[20] Mrs. Lucy Giles and Emma A. Esty, Westminster, MA, daughters of Lucy.
ix. Stephine Whitney, birth not recorded, bapt. 20 Oct 1805, Gardner, MA.[21]

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References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Mary, [born] June 26, 1764," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 112.

2.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Mary, a. 1m., bap. July 29, 1764," according to Weston Vital Records, page 480.

3.^  "William [Whitney] (farmer, married), s. William and _____, [died] Jan. 18, 1846, a. 81y. 6m. 28d. Palsy. Born in Weston," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 21, page 136.

4.^  "William [Whitney] Jr. of Winchendon and Anna Heywood, int. Sept. 18, 1790," according to Gardner Vital Records.

5.^  "William [Whitney] and Anna Heywood of Gardner, [married] Jan. 13, 1791," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

6.^  "Anna [Whitney], wid. William Whitney, [died] Jan. 21, 1846, a. 75y. 11m. 23d. Palsy. Born in Sterling," according to Gardner 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 21, page 136.

7.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Anne, [born] Sept. 17, 1791," according to Gardner Vital Records.

8.^  "Seth [Whitney], s. William and Anne, [born] Dec. 8, 1792," according to Gardner Vital Records.

9.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. William and Anne, [born] Feb. 28, 1794," according to Gardner Vital Records.

10.^  "Alathina [Whitney], d. William and Anne, [born] April 3, 1796," according to Gardner Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 221.

12.^  "Althina [Whitney] and Richard Baker, [married] April 23, 1816," according to Gardner Vital Records.

13.^  "Anne [Whitney], d. William and Anne, [born] Oct. 23, 1797," according to Gardner Vital Records.

14.^  "Anne [Whitney] of Gardner and Charles Bruce, int. Jan. 28, 1838," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Phillipston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

15.^  "Hollis [Whitney], s. William and Anne, [born] Aug. 11, 1801," according to Gardner Vital Records.

16.^  "Amasa [Whitney], twin s. William and Anne, [born] June 19, 1805," according to Gardner Vital Records.

17.^  "Lusy [Whitney], twin d. William and Anne, [born] June 19, 1805," according to Gardner Vital Records.

18.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. William and Anna, bap. Oct. 20 1805. C.R.," according to Gardner Vital Records.

19.^  "Lucy [Whitney] of Gardner and Oliver Estey, int. Oct. 4, 1824," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

20.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and Oliver Esty of Westminster, [married] Oct. 12, 1824," according to Gardner Vital Records.

21.^  "Stephine [Whitney], d. William and Anna, bap. Oct. 20, 1805. C.R.," according to Gardner Vital Records.


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