Family:Whitney, Samuel (1746-1812)

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Samuel6 Whitney (Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Samuel5 and Abigail (Fletcher)Whitney, was born 11 Feb 1746, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 7 or 8 Jun 1812, Westminster, MA, aged 66 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 1 Jun 1784, Westminster, MA, for him and "Mrs." Thankful Wilder.[3] He married, prob. 30 Jun 1784, Westminster, MA, Thankful Wilder, daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Keyes) Wilder. She was baptized 12 Oct 1746, Shrewsbury, MA.

After he died, she moved to Oswego, NY, and resided with her son Moses. He resided Westminster, MA.

Children of Samuel6 and Thankful (Wilder) Whitney:

i. Smyrna7 Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1786, Westminster, MA;[4] m. Ruth Whitney.
ii. Pliny Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1787, Westminster, MA;[5] m. Caroline Dean.
iii. Moses Whitney, b. 19 May 1789, Westminster, MA;[6] m. Mary Paige.
iv. Salome Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1792, Westminster, MA;[7] d. 25 Jun 1880, Fitchburg, MA, aged 88 years 5 months 15 days, of old age;[8] m. {"of Westminster" int. 26 Dec 1818, Fitchburg, MA[9]) 4 Feb 1819, Westminster, MA, Samuel Hale, "of Fitchburg", MA,[10] b. 20 Oct 1792. He was a farmer, member of the Calvanistic Congregational church and afterward of the Rollstone Congregational church; a Republican. He d. 1 Feb 1880. Children:
a. John Moses Hale, b. 21 Nov 1819; resided 169 Cambridge street, Brooklyn, NY.
b. Samuel Whitney Hale, b. 2 Apr 1822; m. and d. 16 Oct 1890. Ex-Gov. Samuel Whitney Hale was born in Fitchburg, MA. His grandfather, Moses Hale, came to Fitchburg from old Newbury, and was a farmer by occupation. Samuel Hale was also a farmer. He was a director of the Citizens' Bank of Keene and of the Wachusett Bank in Fitchburg, MA. His benefactions have been numerous and generous. While he was very reticent concerning such matters, it is well known that he had been instrumental in educating a Congregational clergyman, a missionary, a physician, and a young lady, the latter at Holyoke seminary, in addition to which he gave at one time $12,000 toward building a Congregational church in Keene. On the 12th day of September, after a most exciting and hotly contested canvass, he received the Republican nomination as candidate for governor. His election followed, and as governor he continued until 1885. Children:
1. William Samuel Hale, b. 17 May 1854, Dublin, NH. Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, and for a time studied at Yale College, but did not graduate. Engaged in manufacturing furniture with his father at Keene, NH; m. 10 Oct 1883, Emma Wheeler Frost, b. 18 Apr 1856, 2d dau. of Hon. Rufus S. Frost, of Chelsea, MA; resided at Keene, NH; engaged in manufacturing. Children:
A. Margaret Hale, b. 11 May 1887, Keene, NH.
B. Josephine Hale, b. 21 Oct 1889, Keene, NH.
C. Samuel Whitney Hale, b. 12 Apr 1891, Keene, NH.
2. Mary Louise Hale, b. 26 Aug 1855, Dublin, NH. Educated at Abbot Academy, Andover, MA. Lived with her parents in Keene, NH, until her marriage, 20 Oct 1884, to Rev. William DeLoss Love, Jr. He was b. 29 Nov 1851, New Haven, CT, being the second son of Rev. William DeLoss Love, D.D. He was educated at Milwaukee Academy, Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, in the class of 1873. After teaching two years at Leicester Academy, Leicester, MA, and the Broadway Grammar School, Norwich, CT, he entered Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, MA, and graduated in the class of 1878. He m. Jul 1878, Ada Minerva Warren, of Leicester, MA, who d. without issue 31 May 1881. He was ordained at Lancaster, MA, 18 Sep 1878, and dismissed from that pastorate in Jul 1881. After a year spent in travel, he served for a time the Second Congregational Church in Keene, NH; engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was the private secretary of Gov. Hale during his term in office. After his marriage to the daughter of Gov. Hale, he resumed the practice of his profession, and was installed as pastor of the Pearl Street Congregational Church, in Hartford, CT, 6 May 1885, where he has since resided. He was the first chaplain of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, of which he was one of the original members; is an interested member of the Connecticut Historical Society and its corresponding secretary, and a member of the American Antequarian Society. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Hamilton College in 1894, and the same year was appointed a member of the Board of Park Commissioners of Hartford. Children:
A. Mary Emelia Love, b. 13 May 1886, d. 20 May 1886.
B. Marie Hale Love, b. 9 Jul 1887, d. 21 Jul 1889.
C. Ethel Hay Love, b. 26 Mar 1889.
D. Emma Rilda Love, b. 9 Feb 1891.
E. William DeLoss Love, b. 22 Nov 1892.
c. Henry Augustus Hale, b. 13 May 1825 [see [[Family:Whitney, William Henry (1798-1868) Elizabeth A.7 Whitney]]]; address, 304 Pearl street, New York City
d. Mary Elizabeth Hale, b. 2 May 1828; d. 30 Jun 1879; lived with her parents at Fitchburg; unmarried.



1.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Samuel and Abigail, [born] Feb. 11, 1746," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

2.^  "Samuel [Whitney], h. Thankful, [died] June 8 [7, G.S.1.], 1812, a. 66," according to Westminster Vital Records.

3.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Mrs. Thankfull Wilder, int. June 1, 1784," according to Westminster Vital Records.

4.^  "Smerney [Whitney], s. Samuel and Thankful, [born] Mar. 5, 1786," according to Westminster Vital Records.

5.^  "Pleane [Whitney], s. Samuel and Thankful, [born] Nov. 13, 1787," according to Westminster Vital Records.

6.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Samuel and Thankful, [born] May 19, 1789," according to Westminster Vital Records.

7.^  "Saloma [Whitney], d. Samuel and Thankful, [born] Jan. 10, 1792," according to Westminster Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 372.

9.^  "Salomona [Whitney] of Westminster and Samuel Hale, [marriage intentions] Dec. 26, 1818," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1898-1913), vol. III, p. 133.

10.^  "Saloma [Whitney] and Lieut. Samuel Hale of Fitchburg, [married] Feb. 4, 1819," according to Westminster Vital Records.

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