Family:Whitney, Levi (1739-1809)

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Levi5 Whitney (Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Daniel4 and Thankful (Allen) Whitney, was born 5 Dec 1739, Shrewsbury, MA,[1] and died 1809.[2]

He married, 19 Dec 1764, Rebecca Clark, daughter of Dea. Samuel Clark. She was born circa 1737 (calculated from age at death), and died 11 Apr 1779, Townsend, MA, in her 43rd year.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 16 Oct 1780, Shrewsbury, MA for him and Lydia Rice "of Townsend".[4] He married Lydia (Randall) Price. She was born 1742, Lunenburg, MA, and died 1816. She had married firstly, before 1780, Townsend, MA, Maj. Henry Price.

Pierce says the following:[5]

His second wife was the widow of Major Henry PRICE, the first deputy grand master of Masons in America. During the Revolutionary war Levi was an officer in the commissary department with the rank of lieutenant. He was a man of much mechanical ingenuity and a manufacturer of agricultural tools. His children were all born in Townsend.

Children of Levi5 and Rebecca (Clark) Whitney, all born Townsend, MA:

i. Amos6 Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1766;[6] m. Anna Brown.
ii. Asa Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1767;[7] m. Mary Wallis.
iii. Sarah Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1768;[8] d. 1 Feb 1861, North Reading, MA, aged 91 years 1 month 15 days, of old age;page 166 "Sally" m. 3 May 1792, Reading, MA, Eleazer Flint[9] "of Reading", son of Eleazer and Abigail (Hartshorn) Flint.
iv. Sebbel Whitney, b. 27 Aug or Oct 1770;[10] d. 22 Sep 1847, Big Bend, WI; m. 13 Nov 1794, New Ipswich, NH, Cyrus Smith "of New Ipswich, N.H.", son of Capt. Abijah and Abigail (Wheelock) Smith.
v. Aaron Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1772;[11] m.(1) Phebe Duncklee; m.(2) Olive Lund.
vi. Sewel Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1774;[12] d. Lansingburgh, NY; "drowned by being accidentally knocked from the deck of a sloop."

Child of Levi5 and Lydia (Randall)(Price) Whitney:

i. Rebeckah6 Whitney, b. 29 Jul 1781, Townsend, MA;[13] m. 18 Sep 1799, Benjamin Wallace "of Townsend".



1.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Daniel and Thankful, [born] Dec. 5, 1739," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).


3.^  "Rebeckah [Whitney], w. Lt. Levi, [died] Apr. 11, 1779, in her 43y.," according to Henry C. Hallowell, ed., Vital Records of Townsend Massachusetts: Town Records to 1850 with Marriage Intentions to 1873 and Cemetery Inscriptions (Boston, Mass.: N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, 1992).

4.^  "Levi [Whitney] and Lydia Rice of Townsend, int. Oct. 16, 1780," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 105.

6.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Feb. 11, 1766," according to Townsend Vital Records.

7.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. July 1, 1767," according to Townsend Vital Records.

8.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Dec. 18, 1768," according to Townsend Vital Records.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 148, page 166.

10.^  "Sally [Whitney] and Elezer Flint, Jr., [married] May 3, 1792," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1912), p. 477.

11.^  "Sebbel [Whitney], d. Levy and Rebecah, b. Oct. 27, 1770," according to Townsend Vital Records.

12.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Sep. 13, 1772," according to Townsend Vital Records.

13.^  "Sewel [Whitney], s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. June 16, 1774," according to Townsend Vital Records.

14.^  "Rebeckah [Whitney], d. Levy and Lydia, b. July 29, 1781," according to Townsend Vital Records.

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