Family:Whitney, William (s1780-1813)

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William Whitney, parentage unknown, was born say 1780, in Pepperell, MA [according to son William's death record] and died 4 Mar 1813, Groton, MA.[1]

He married 5 Sep 1803, Groton, MA, Anna Lakin.[2] She was probably the Nancy Lakin, daughter of Robinson and Hepzibath (Lakin) Lakin, who was born 1 Apr 1786, Groton, MA, and died after 1870. She "Mrs." married secondly, 4 May 1817, Pepperell, MA, Peter Williams,[3] son of Richard and Sarah (Gilson) Williams. He was born 30 April 1773, Pepperell, MA, and died 19 May 1852, Hooksett, NH, aged 79 years, of dropsy, farmer.

On 19 Mar 1813, Groton, Anna Whitney, widow of William, requests that Luther Lakin of Shirley be appointed administrator of her husband's estate.

His death date is given as 4 Mar 1813.

On 20 Mar 1813, bond was posted by Luther Lakin of Shirley, with Stephen Barrett of Shirley, tanner, and Jonas Livermore of Shirley, cordwainer, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of William Whitney, late of Groton.

Inv. taken 25 Mar 1813 by Abel Tarbell, Samuel Dodge, and Zechariah Fitch, Jr. The estate was insolvent.[4]

Children of William and Anna (Lakin) Whitney:

i. (son) Whitney, b. ca. Sep 1804, Pepperell, MA; d. 8 Dec 1804, Pepperell, MA, aged 3 months.[5]
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. Jan 1806 (twin), Pepperell, MA; d. 28 Jan 1806, Pepperell, MA.[6]
iii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. Jan 1806 (twin), Pepperell, MA; d. 30 Jan 1806, Pepperell, MA.[7]
iv. William Galen Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1807, Pepperell, MA;[8] m. Nancy Frye.
v. Milo Lakin Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1810, Pepperell, MA;[9] m.(1) Mary W. Trumbull; m.(2) Betsey Collins.
vi. Leander Robinson Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1812, Pepperell, MA;[10] d. 2 May 1830, Pepperell, MA, aged 18 years, of consumption, "at Peter Williams".[11]

Children of Peter and Anna (Lakin)(Whitney) Williams:

i. Luther Lakin Williams, b. 2 Jul 1820, Pepperell, MA; m. Susan -----; res. Warner and Weare, NH.
ii. Ann Maria Williams, b. 14 Dec 1823, Pepperell, MA; d. 1 Nov 1836, Pepperell, MA.
iii. Edward Prescott Williams, b. 23 Nov 1825, Pepperell, MA; d. 17 Oct 1895, Goffstown, NH; m. 1 Oct 1856, Manchester, NH, Sarah A. Abbott
iv. Charles Robinson Williams, b. 24 May 1830, Pepperell, MA; d. 10 Aug 1833, Pepperell, MA.

Census

  • 1810, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: William Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 0-9, and 1 female 16-25.
  • 1820, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: Peter Williams, 1 male 45+, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 0-9, and 1 female 26-44; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: Peter Williams, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female 5-9.
  • 1840, Pepperell, Middlesex Co., MA: Peter Williams, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, and 1 female 50-59; 3 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Hooksett, Merrimack Co., NH, p. 24:

159 164 Peter Williams 77 M - Farmer Mass. Anna " 64 F - " Edward P. " 25 M - Farmer $600 "

  • 1860, Hooksett, Merrimack Co., NY, p. 39/639:

337 316 Edward P. Williams 34 M - Farmer $800 $125 Mass. Sarah A. " 35 F - New Hampshire Charles E. " 1 M - " " Anna " 74 F - " "

  • 1870, Hooksett, Merrimack Co., NH, p. 14:

123 122 Williams, Edward P. 44 M W Farmer $1000 $300 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah A. 45 F W Keeping house New Hampshire -----, Charles E. 11 M W Attending school New Hampshire Attended school -----, Luther H. 8 M W Attending school New Hampshire Attended school -----, Arthur E. 5 M W Attending school New Hampshire Attended school -----, Anna 84 F W Without occupation Massachusetts

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], h. Anna [Lakin], [died] Mar. 4, 1813," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985). Also, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Files, #24765.

2.^  "William [Whitney] and Anna Laken [Lakin. C.R.1.], [married] Sept. 5, 1803.," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

3.^  "Anna [Whitney],[Mrs. int.], and Peter Williams, [married] May 4, 1817," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

4.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Files, #24765.

5.^  "_____ [Whitney], inf. s. William jr. & w., [died] Dec. 8, 1804, a. 3m. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

6.^  "_____ [Whitney], inf. twin d. William & w., [died] Jan. 28, 1806. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

7.^  "_____ [Whitney], inf. twin s. William & w., [died] Jan. 30, 1806. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

8.^  "William Galen [Whitney], s. William & Anna, b. Sept. 16, 1807," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

9.^  "Milo Lakin [Whitney], s. William & Anna, b. Jan. 6, 1810," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

10.^  "Leander Robinson [Whitney], s. William & Anna, b. Mar. 22, 1812," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

11.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. at Peter Williams, consumption, [died] May 2, 1830, a. 18y. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.


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