Family:Whiting, Caleb (1756-1809)

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Caleb5 Whiting (Caleb4, Josiah3, Samuel2, Nathaniel1), son of Caleb4 and Hannah (Fairbanks) Whiting, was born 7 Nov 1756, Douglas, MA, and died 2 Apr 1809, Readsboro, VT.

This family is sometimes recorded as Whitney, not Whiting.

He "Jr." married 6 Apr 1780, Douglas, MA, Lucy Ross, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Thornton) Ross of Glocester, RI. She was born Mar 1754, Glocester, RI, died after 1820.

Children of Caleb5 and Lucy (Ross) Whiting:

i. Polly6 Whiting, b. 1778, Whitingham, VT; d. 8 Oct 1809, Readsboro, VT; m. 17 Mar 1798, Readsboro, VT, Artemus Fairbanks.[1]
ii. Lucy Whiting.
iii. Caleb Whiting, b. 5 Apr 1784, CT; d. 22 Oct 1845, Virgil, NY; m.(1) 20 Dec 1802, Rowe, MA, Hannah Cass, d. 30 Aug 1809; m.(2) 5 Jan 1810, Readsboro, VT, Phebe Crumb,[2] daughter of Billington and Phebe (-----) Crumb. She was born 2 Jun 1784, Westerly, RI. Children of Caleb6 and Hannah (Cass) Whiting:
a. Nancy7 Whiting, b. 11 Jan 1804, Readsboro, VT.[3]
b. Rockey Whiting, b. 3 Jan 1806, Readsboro, VT.[4]
c. Truman Whiting, b. 15 Aug 1807, Readsboro, VT;[5] d. 14 Mar 1809, Readsboro, VT.
d. Caleb Whiting, b. 28 Aug 1809, Readsboro, VT;[6] d. after 1880; m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Ann Barney.

Children of Caleb6 and Phebe (Crumb) Whiting:

e. Truman7 Whiting, b. 24 Aug 1810, Readsboro, VT;[7] d. 1889; m. Eliza H. Raynor.
f. Billington Crum Whiting, b. 19 Dec 1812, Bennington, VT; d. 6 Jul 1881, Los Angeles, CA; m. 25 Aug 1846, Seneca Co., NY, Susan Helen Colegrove.
g. Hannah Whiting, b. 19 Oct 1814; d. 3 Oct 1892, Plover, WI.
h. Lucy Ann Whiting, b. 12 Apr 1816, Springfield, NY; m. John S. Gee.
i. Danforth Whiting, b. 27 Jun 1817; d. 7 Apr 1884, CA; m. 1839, Evaline McCrea.
j. (son) Whiting, b. ca. 1820
k. (son) Whiting, b. ca. 1822
l. (son) Whiting, b. ca. 1824
m. Phebe Augusta Whiting, b. 30 Oct 1825, Virgil, NY; d. 31 Aug 1877, Seneca, WI; m. 1845, Ketchumville, NY, Lucius Thatcher Clark.
iv. Danforth Whiting, b. 1790, Canada; d. 1850; m. Rebecca Sherman.
v. Daniel P. Whiting, b. 6 Mar 1799, Readsboro, VT;[8] d. 29 Jul 1849, Waupun, WI; m. 1823, Aurilla Phelps.


The 1800 Census of Readsboro shows, on the same page (number 146), Caleb Whiting (over 45), then 15 intervening households, then John Whitney.

The 1810 Census of Readsboro shows, on the same page (number 111), John Whitney, then 12 intervening households, then Lucy Whiting (over 45), Caleb Whiting (16-25), and Danforth Whiting (16-25), all adjacent. This lends credence to the theory that these three were Whitings, and related to one another, and not necessarily related to the Whitneys.

The 1820 Census of Readsboro shows John Whitney, John Whitney Jr., Asa Whitney, Danforth Whitting, and Widow Lucy Whitting.

By 1830 the Census of Readsboro shows only Asa Whitney, and no Whitings.

My conclusion is that probably all of these people were Whitings, not Whitneys, and not related to John Whitney of Readsboro.


1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

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