Family:Whitney, Moses George (c1818-1865)

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Moses George7 Whitney ([prob.] Jabez6, Jacob5, Jonas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), probably son of Jabez6 and Sarah (Savoy) Whitney, was born 6 May 1816, Orange, MA,[1] and died 30 May 1866, Bristol, RI.[2] He was buried in the North Burial Ground, Bristol, RI.[3]

He married, 24 Sep 1846, Thompson, CT, Harriet Cordelia (Hawkins)(Dill) Salisbury,[4] daughter of Christopher and Clorenda/Clara (-----) Hawkins. She was born about 1805, Johnston, RI, and died 7 Mar 1883, Bristol, RI, aged 82 years, of dropsy.[5] She had married firstly, 3 Jul 1828, Providence, RI, George Dill. She had married secondly, before 1839, RI, ----- Salisbury.

He served in the Civil War as a Private in Co. B, 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.

Children of George and Harriet Cordelia (Hawkins) Dill:

i. George Dill, b. ca. 1830, RI.

Children of Christopher and Harriet Cordelia (Hawkins)(Dill} Salisbury:

i. Edward Salisbury, b. ca. 1839, RI.

Children of Moses George7 and Harriet Cordelia (Hawkins)(Dill)(Salisbury) Whitney:

i. Moses Warren8 Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1847, Pawtucket, MA;[6] m. Ida M. Reynolds.


The fact that his death record says he was born in Orange, MA, seems to tie him to the birth record cited above, despite the fact that his father's name is given as "Uriah". That record does call his mother "Sally". His birthdate and place, and age, are variously stated in various sources.


1850 U.S. Census, Rhode Island, Providence County, North Providence, p. 20: 959 1429 Moses G. Whitney 45 M - Shoe maker Mass. Illiterate [NOTE] Harriet 45 F - R.I. Illiterate George D. 20 M - No Business " Edward S. 11 " - " Attended school Moses W. 3 " - Mass. Clorenda Hawkins 79 F - "

792 1042 Moses G. Whitney 42 M - Labourer $500 -- Maine Harriott C. 55 F - R.I. Warren 13 M - R.I. Attended school Edward Salisbury 20 M - Labourer R.I.

235 253 Whitney, Harriet C. 62 F W Keeping House $1000 -- R. Island -----, Warren 22 M W Teamster $1000 R. Island Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 Salsbury, Edward 31 M W None $200 -- R. Island Illiterate, Male citizen over 21

Harriet C. WHITNEY 77 Self F W W RI Keeping House RI RI George DILL 50 Son M M W RI In Rubber Works NJ RI Edward SALSBURG 40 Son M S W RI At Home RI RI


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1.^  "Moses [Whitney], ch. Jabez and Sarah, [born] May 6, 1816," according to Orange Vital Records.

2.^  Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953, at

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #26247489, Moses G. Whitney.

4.^  Archive:Connecticut, Vital Records, Barbour Index, M and Archive:Thompson, Connecticut, Vital Records.

5.^  Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953, at

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 28, page 77.

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