Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (c1747-a1800)

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Ebenezer Whitney, son of an unknown father and Susanna Robinson, was born about 1747, Woburn, MA, and died 9 Sept 1806, Belchertown, MA.[1]

He married firstly, 3 Jun 1767, Woburn, MA, Anna Simonds, parentage unknown. She was born say 1747, Woburn, MA, and died after 1779, Palmer, MA.

Intentions were published 12 Aug 1787, Palmer, MA, for him and his second wife, Eleanor Bliss.[2] He married secondly, 12 Sep 1788, Belchertown, MA, widow Eleanor (Sikes) Bliss,[3] daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Chapin) Sikes. She was born 5 Mar 1749, Springfield, MA, and died 1814, Belchertown, MA, aged 70 years. She had married firstly, 5 Feb 1775, Northampton, MA, William Bliss, son of William and Experience (White) Bliss, who was born 22 Nov 1746, Springfield, MA, and died 16 Mar 1782, Belchertown, MA.

On 5 Mar 1762, Woburn, MA, Benjamin Wyman, yeoman, of Woburn, was appointed guardian of Ebenezer Whitney, in his 16th year, son of Sarah Robinson, now Sarah Simonds, of Woburn, and posted bond, with Ephraim Wyman, tanner, of Woburn as surety. On 3 Apr 1762, Ebenezer Whitney of Woburn chose Benjamin Wyman as his guardian.[4]

Children of Ebenezer and Anna (Simonds) Whitney:

i. Molly Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1768, Medford, MA;[5] apparently d. soon.
ii. Molly Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1769, Medford, MA;[6] "of Palmer" m. 4 Aug 1789, Palmer, MA, David Watkins.[7]
iii. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 16 May 1771, Medford, MA.[8]
iv. Esther Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1772, Medford, MA.[9]
v. Samuel Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1779, Palmer, MA.[10]

Children of Ebenezer and Eleanor (Sikes)(Bliss) Whitney:

vi. Nancy Bliss Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1789, Belchertown, MA; "of Belchertown" m. 27 April 1814, Belchertown, MA, Robert Pierce Williams of Boston.
vii. Elijah Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1791, Belchertown, MA; m.(int. 28 Aug 1818), Betsey Field, "both of Belchertown".
viii. Joseph Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1793, Belchertown, MA; m. Mary Cooley.

Children of William and Eleanor (Sikes) Bliss:

i. William Bliss, b. 6 Jan 1776, Belchertown, MA; d. 1 Apr 1855, Northampton, MA; m. 9 Sep 1798, Northampton, MA, Martha Parsons.
ii. Anna Bliss, b. 5 Jan 1778, Belchertown, MA; d. 22 May 1786, Belchertown, MA.
iii. Elam Bliss, b. 6 Dec 1779, Belchertown, MA; d. 30 Mar 1848, New York, NY; unmarried.
iv. Eli Bliss, b. 11 Aug 1782, Belchertown, MA; d. 5 Dec 1805, Belchertown, MA; unmarried.



  • Belchertown VRs
  • Medford VRs
  • Palmer VRs
  • Woburn VR

1.^  Church records, 1732 - 1832 [Belchertown, Massachusetts], FHL Film #1862889 Item 1, p125: Record of Deaths: "1806 Sept 9 Ebenezer Whitney, of the numb [?] palsy, aged 61".

2.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney] and Eleanor Bliss, int. Aug. 12, 1787," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Oxford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1905).

3.^  Middlesex Co. Probate, File #24640

4.^  Church records, 1732 - 1832 [Belchertown, Massachusetts], FHL Film #1862889 Item 1, p244: Record of Marriages: "1787 Sept 16 Ebenezer Whitney of Palmer, Eleanor Bliss, widow of Wm Bliss of this town".

5.^  "Molly [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Anna, [born] Apr. 3, 1768," according to Medford Vital Records.

6.^  "Molly [Whitney], d. Ebenezer and Anna, [born] Aug. 5, 1769," according to Medford Vital Records.

7.^  "Polly [Whitney] of Palmer, and David Watkins, in Palmer, Aug. 4, 1789," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Deerfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

8.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. Ebenezer and Anna, [born] May 16, 1771," according to Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907).

9.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Ebanezer and Anne, [born] June 4, 1772," according to Medford Vital Records.

10.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Ebenezer and Anna, [born] Apr. 6, 1779," according to Palmer Vital Records.

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