Family:Whitney, Richard (1785-1857)

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Richard8 Whitney (David7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of David7 and Sarah (Wilson) Whitney, was born 1785, Clarendon, VT, and died 15 May 1857, Clarendon, VT.

He married firstly, 6 Sep 1810, Clarendon, VT, Jannet McCoy.[1] She was born about 1785, and died 6 Jul 1842, Franklin, VT. She is buried in East Franklin, VT.

He married secondly, before 1850, Phebe -----. She was born about 1789, VT, and died after 1850.

He resided Clarendon, VT.

Children of Richard8 and Jannet (McCoy) Whitney:

i. David M.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1811, Clarendon, VT; m. ----- -----; d. 26 May 1889, Ashby, MA, aged 78 years, of kidney disease, lumberman.[2] He may have been the David M. Whitney who "of St. Armand, Lower Canada" m. 16 Jan 1840, Hyde Park, VT, Loana Brigham. He certainly m. 18 Apr 1868, New Hampton, NH, Amanda A. Huckins, daughter of David and Melinda (Dow) Huckins, b. 7 Aug 1835, New Hampton, NH, and d. s. p. 3 May 1884, New York, NY.[3]
ii. Monroe Whitney, b. -----.
iii. William Whitney, b. ca. 1820; d. 11 Aug 1849; buried in East Franklin, VT.
iv. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1827; d. 12 Nov 1848; buried in East Franklin, VT.


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  • 1850, son David not found.
  • 1860, widow Phebe not found.
  • 1860, son David not found.
  • 1870, son David not found.
  • 1880, son David not found.


1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2.^  "David M., widower, b. Clarendon, VT, lumberman, s. Richard and Janette, of kidney disease, May 26, 1889, a. 78y.," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 401, page 48.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Henry Winthrop Hardon, "Robert Huckins of the Dover Combination and Some of His Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 68 (1914), p. 156.

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