Family:Whitney, Zebulon (1747-1833)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

Zebulon5 Whitney (Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Abel4 and Mary (Cane) Whitney, was born 27 Nov 1747, York, ME,[1] and died 11 Sep 1833, Gorham, ME.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 9 May 1774, Cape Elizabeth, ME, for him "Mr." "of Gorham" and "Miss" Joanna Stone "of Cape Elizabeth".[3] Marriage intentions were published 14 May 1774, Gorham, ME, for him and Joanna Stone "of Cape Elizabeth".[4] He "of Gorham" married, 10 Nov 1774, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Joanna Stone.[5] She was born circa 1755, and died 10 Dec 1824, probably Gorham, ME. She was also known as Hannah Stone.

Pierce says the following:[6]

He served in the Revolutionary war in the Massachusetts state troops, and Apr. 4, 1835, was granted a pension while living in Cumberland Co., Me.

From the Military Pension Record of Zebulon Whitney, National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.:

He was a private in the company commanded by Captain Parker in Col. Wade's Regiment of the Massachusetts State troops. He enlisted in said company in the month of June, 1778, and was marched to Rhode Island, and was in the service for the term of six months, being the term for which he enlisted. He was then discharged and returned to his home in Gorham, where he has ever since resided. The company in which he enlisted was in the latter part of his term commanded by Captain Lemont.
I was born in York in this State, and my birth is recorded at said York. I resided in Gorham at the time I enlisted and have remained in said Gorham ever since the Revolutionary War. I did not receive a written discharge.

Further:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Secretary's Office, May 18, 1833
I hearby certify, That, from an examination of the Books and Documents, relating to Military Services in the War of the Revolution, which remain in this Department, it appears that Zebulon Whitney's name is borne on a Roll having served under Captain Benjamin Lemont in Colonel Nathaniel Wade's Regiment from June 25, 1778, and was allowed six months, nineteen days (including time for travel) for service done in Rhode Island.

Both Zebulon and Hannah are buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.

Children of Zebulon5 and Joanna (Stone) Whitney, all born Gorham, ME:

i. Abigail6 Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1776;[7] d. 11 Jul 1850, Gorham, ME; m. ("of Gorahm" int. 15 Feb 1796, Standish, ME[8]) 10 Mar 1796, Gorham, ME, Caleb Shaw "of Standish",[9] son of Ebenezer and Sarah Shaw of Pearsontown, b. 9 Jan 1774, Pearsontown (Standish), ME, d. 10 May 1845, Gorham, ME. They are both buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
ii. Happy Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1778;[10] d. 20 Jul 1852, Gorham, ME; m. 6 Jun 1802, Gorham, ME, Enoch Hamblen,[11] son of Timothy and Anna (Harding) Hamblen, b. 7 Jun 1773, Gorham, ME; d. 28 Nov 1843, Gorham, ME. They are both buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
iii. Martha Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1781;[12] d. 14 Apr 1865, Gorham, ME. She was also known as Mattie Whitney. She is buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
iv. Rufus Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1784;[13] d. 24 Feb 1817, Gorham, ME. He is buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
v. Eli Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1786;[14] m. Damaris Stone.
vi. Eunice Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1789;[15] m. Peter6 Whitney, q.v.
vii. Hannah Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1792;[16] d. 28 Aug 1833, Gorham, ME. She is buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
viii. Tabitha Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1795;[17] d. 15 Aug 1860, Gorham, ME. She is buried in the North Street Cemetery, Gorham, ME.
ix. Elmira Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1798;[18] "Almira" m. George Whitmore;[19] but "Miss Almyra" m. (int. 10 Nov 1825, Unity, ME), "Col." Simon Whitmore,[20] son of Daniel and Anna (Hill) Whitmore, b. 12 Aug 1789, Gorham, ME; he had m.(1) 28 Jun 1818, Sidney, ME, Rosetta Thomas. Children:
a. Rosetta Whitmore.
b. Martha Ann Whitmore.
c. Rosetta Whitmore.
d. Almira Whitmore.
e. Julia Ann Whitmore.
f. Hill Whitmore.
g. George Whitmore.
h. Eunice Anna Whitmore.
i. Rufus W. Whitmore.
j. Mary Jane Whitmore.

Census

350 370 Martha Whitney 68 F - " Abigal Shaw 75 F - "

323 342 Eli Whitney 24 M - Farmer $1600 Maine Eunice " 60 F - " Hannah " 28 F - " Peter H. " 2 M - " Charles Gilkey 16 M - Labourer " Tabitha Whitney 54 F - "

542 593 Thomas Magrath 59 M - Carpet Weaver Maine Mary " 52 F - " Lizzy " 25 F - " Sarah " 20 F - " Nellie " 8 F - " Attended school 594 Benjamin F. Libby 36 M - House Joiner " Levina " 38 F - " Montville " 10 M - " Attended school William L. " 7 M - " Attended school 595 Tabitha Whitney 63 F - $400 "

  • 1860, daughter Martha not found.

References

1.^  "Zebulon Whitney born Novr. 27. 1747," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).

2.^  Source

3.^  "Mr. Zebulon Whitney of Gorham and Miss Hannah Stone of Cape Elizabeth, intention entered 9 May 1774," according to Diehm, Anne, comp., Joseph Crook Anderson II and Marlene A. Groves, eds., Vital records of Cape Elizabeth, Maine Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 63 (Rockland, Me.: Picton Press, c2009).

4.^  "[Nov.] 10, [1774.] Zebulon Whitney and Hannah Stone, he of Gorham," according to Charles Burleigh, Esq., "Marriages in Falmouth (Cape Elizabeth), Solemnized by Rev. Ephraim Clark, Pastor 2d Parish," Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 3 (Portland, Me.: S.M. Watson, 1886), p. 107.

5.^  "Zebulon [Whitney], with Hannah Stone, of Cape Elizabeth, [intentions] May 14, 1774," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 121.

7.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Jan. 23, 1776," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

8.^  "Abigail [Whitney], of Gorham, and Caleb Shaw of Standish [intentions] filed 15 Feb 1796," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Caleb Shaw, [married] Mar. 10, 1796," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

10.^  "Happy [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Aug. 11, 1778," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

11.^  "Happy [Whitney] and Enoch Hamblen, [married] June 6, 1802," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

12.^  "Matte [Whitney], ch. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Feb. 14, 1781," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

13.^  "Rufus [Whitney], s. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Apr. 5, 1784," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

14.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Aug. 16, 1786," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

15.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Aug. 30, 1789," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

16.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Apr. 21, 1792," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

17.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] Aug. 30, 1795," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

18.^  "Elmira [Whitney], d. Zebulon and Joanna, [born] July 14, 1798," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

19.^  Lewis, Katharine B., McLellan, Hugh Davis, comp. & ed. by The History of Gorham, Maine, (Portland, ME: Smith & Sale, Printers, 1903); reprint (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992), p. 833.

20.^  "Almyra [Whitney], Miss [Whitmore in cert.], and Col. Simon Whitmore, int. 10 Nov 1825, cert. 24 Nov 1826," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital Records of Unity, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1995).


Copyright © 1999, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, Robert L. Ward, Kenneth L. Whitney, and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools