Family:Whitney, Asa (c1795-1827)

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Asa6 Whitney (Jonathan5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Jonathan5 and Olive (Cady) Whitney, was born about 1795, or 19 Mar 1797, Groton, CT, and died 9 Apr 1827, Windham, Luzerne Co., PA, aged 31 years.[1]

He married, Jane -----. She apparently died after 1834.

Last Will and Testament written 12 Oct 1825 and proved May 1827. Wife, Jayne, is named; he wills that Jayne have control of all property as long as she remains widow; should she marry, the property is to be rented for benefit of all children, girls and boys; when boy comes of lawful age, he is to pay each girl $100. No children are listed by name.[2]

Wyoming County, PA Historical Society Index Card Transcription of Poor Children Lists WHITNEY, Jane (widow) 1828: Sally 9, Betsey 8, Marcia 6 1829: Sally 10, Elizabeth 8, Marsha 6 1830: Betsy Ann 9, Maria 7, Henry 5 1832: Betsy Ann 11, Marcia 9, Henrietta 7 1833: Martia 10, Hanntta 8 1834: Marsha 11, Maria 7 (all are crossed out)[3]

Children of Asa6 and Jane (-----) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. (daughter)7 Whitney, b. say 1817; apparently d. before 1828.
ii. Sally7 Whitney, b. about 1819; apparently d. between 1829 and 1830
iii. Elizabeth Ann Whitney, b. about 1820; apparently d. between 1832 and 1833
iv. Marsha Whitney, b. about 1822; living 1834.
v. Henry Whitney, b. about 1825; apparently d. between 1833 and 1834.
vi. Maria B. Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1827, PA; d. 16 Dec 1896; m. 9 Sep 1847, Jacob B. Rosencrance, of Tuscarora Twp., Bradford Co., PA.



1.^  North Flat Cemetery, North Flat, Pennsylvania.

2.^  Ancestry World Tree.

3.^  Ancestry World Tree.

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