Family:Whitney, Peter (1762-1826)

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Peter6 Whitney (Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Timothy5 and Alice (Whitney) Whitney, was born 20 Apr 1760 [Pierce], or 20 Apr 1762, Petersham, MA,[1] and died 6 Mar 1826, Chester, MA, aged 66 years, of influenza.[2]

He married Mary Blair, parentage unknown. She was born about 1765, and died 11 Mar 1826, Chester, MA, aged 60 years, of influenza.[3] She might be the Mary Blair, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Frost) Blair, born 1 Apr 1767, Williamstown, MA.

He was a tailor and resided at Chester, where he conducted his business. Was buried in Huntington.

Children of Peter6 and Mary (Blair) Whitney:

i. Solomon Blair7 Whitney, b. 1785; m. Mary Dear.
ii. Hezekiah Whitney, b. -----; resided Huntington, MA; not found in any census record.
iii. Theodore Whitney, b. ca. 1791; m. Marilla Ann Avery.
iv. George Whitney, b. ca. 1791; d. 19 Jul 1804, Chester, MA, aged 13 years.[4]
v. Laura Whitney, b. -----; m. (int. 29 Oct 1814, Chester, MA), Peter Atwood.[5]
vi. Nancy Whitney, b. Chester; m. at Salisbury, CT, Elisha Avery; was a farmer and died at Montgomery, MA.
vii. Polly Whitney, b. -----; m. (int. 21 Dec 1811, Chester, MA) Francis Harwood;[6] resided Huntington, MA.
viii. Eliza Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1804; d. 22 Mar 1871, Suffield, CT; m. (int. 3 Aug 1828, Chester, MA[7]), 19 Aug 1828, John Wells Loomis, b. 23 May 1805. He was a manufacturer of tobacco and cigars; resided Suffield, CT.
ix. George Whitney, b. 20 May 1806; m. Amanda M. Henry.


For a full discussion of his birthdate, see "The Children of Timothy and Alice Whitney: Names and Birthdates, by Willard S. Moore.



1.^  "Peter [Whitney], s. Timothy and Alice, [born] Apr. 20, 1762," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester: The Systematic History Fund, 1904), p. 54.

2.^  "Peter [Whitney], infiuenza, [died] Mar. 5, I826, a. 66. C.R.1.," according to Vital Records of Chester, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

3.^  "______ [Whitney], wid. Peter, influenza, [died] Mar. 11, 1826, a. 60. C.R.1," according to Chester Vital Records.

4.^  "George [Whitney], s. Peter and w., [died] July 19, 1804. [a. 13, C.R.1.]," according to [[

5.^  "Laura [Whitney] and Peter Atwood, int. Oct. 29, 1814," according to Chester Vital Records.

6.^  "Polly [Whitney] and Francis Harwood of Norwich, int. Dec. 21, 1811," according to Chester Vital Records.

7.^  "Eliza [Whitney] and John W. Loomis of Southwick, int. Aug. 3, 1828," according to Chester Vital Records.

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