Family:Whitney, Peter (1769-1845)

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Peter6 Whitney (Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ebenezer5 and Huldah (Mooers) Whitney, was born 12 Aug 1769, Maugerville, NB, and died 4 Oct 1845, York Township, York Co., ON, aged 76 years. He was buried St. John's Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, ON.

He married, 13 Apr 1795, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Margaret Haynes, daughter of Joseph Haines, Sr., a United Empire Loyalist. She was born about 1775 in the United States and died 6 Apr 1858.

Peter's birth is recorded in the Sheffield, NB, town record book. This was a part of Nova Scotia when Peter was born.

In 1796, Peter petitioned for land.

Children of Peter6 and Margaret (Haynes) Whitney:

i. Ebenezer7 Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1795, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; no further record found.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1797, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; d. 13 Nov 1841; m. Pierre Ignace Valliere.
iii. Huldah Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1799, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; no further record found.
iv. Mehitable Whitney, b. ca. 1807, York Co., ON; m. William Henry Heath.
v. Thomas Otway Whitney, b. ca. 1809, York Co., ON; m.(1) Sophia Cuver; m.(2) Matilda Ada.
vi. Christopher Whitney, b. 1812, ON; m.(1) Elizabeth Heath; m.(2) Mary Ann Sampson.
vii. (allegedly) Peter Whitney, b. 1816, ON. He married Sophia Cuver Whitney in 1835. He died before 1842. Sophia Cuver Whitney was born Canada. She m.(2) ca. 1842, Thomas Otway Whitney.
viii. Philip Whitney, b. ca. 1820, York Twp, ON; m. Mary Veitch.
ix. Alexander B. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, York Township, ON, m. Jane Mara.


No proof of the existence of the alleged son Peter has been found.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined.


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