Family:Whitney, Silas (1766-1850)

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Silas7 Whitney (Solomon6, Solomon5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Solomon6 and Mary (Fay) Whitney, was born 13 Jul 1766, Lincoln, MA,[1] died 1 Sep 1850.

He married, first, 1798, Hopestill Sargent,[2] daughter of Jacob and Mary (Pattee) Sargent.

He married, perhaps as his second wife, 10 or 11 Jun 1815, or 10 Jun 1817, NH, Sally Lovejoy.[3] She was born about 1784, MA, and died after 1855.

He served in the Revolution.

Silas, NH Line, Sally, W8311, BLW #38336-160-55, sol was b in 1766 at Concord MA & he lived at New Ipswich MA when he enl & after the Rev he moved to Concord NH & in about 1792 he moved to Thornton in Grafton Co NH where he lived when he appl 6 Sep 1832, sol m Sally Lovejoy 10 or 11 Jun 1815 & sol d 1 Sep 1850 & his wid appl 7 Mar 1854 at Thornton NH aged 72 however when she appl for BLW on 3 Nov 1855 she again gave her age as 72 & a Levi B. Lovejoy & William Merrill were witnesses to her BLW application but no kinship was given, sol's bro Otis Whitney made aff'dt in 1832 at Campton in Grafton Co NH & stated he had lived at Lincoln MA in 1784 with his parents when his bro enl.[4]

Children of Silas7 and Hopestill (Sargent) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. (son)8 Whitney, b. ca. 1794-1800. He was perhaps Silas Whitney, b. ca. 1799, m. ca. 1819, Thornton, NH, Sarah Chandler.
ii. John Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1800, Thornton, NH, m. Maria Shed.
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1794-1800.
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1800-1810.
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. ca. 1800-1810. This may have been the Mahala Whitney, b. Jan 1806, Thornton, NH, d. 8 July 1892, who m. 7 Nov 1822, Thornton, NH, Ezra Carter Foss.[5]

Children of Silas7 Whitney and one of his wifes (order uncertain):

vi. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1810-1815.
vii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1810-1815.

Children of Silas7 and Sally (Lovejoy) Whitney (order uncertain):

viii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1815-1820.
ix. Sarah Whitney, b. ca. 1822; m. William Merrill.
x. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1825-1830. He may be the same as Alvin Whitney (c1828-1900) of Haverhill, NH, and St. Johnsbury, VT, who was born in Thornton, NH.


152 152 Wm. Merrill 30 M - Farmer $2200 N.H. Sarah E. " 28 F - " Martha J. " 2 " - " Sarah Whitney 66 " - Mass. Silas " 86 M - None N.H. Joseph Carnum 35 M - Farmer N.H. Austin Whitney 12 " - " Attended school Mary Trott 6 F - " Attended school Sarah " 4 F - " Attended school


A possible son or nephew is Jacob S. Whitney, who appears in the 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses of Thornton, NH.


1.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Solomon Jr. and w., bp. July 13, 1766. C.R.1," according to Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

2.^  IGI

3.^  "Silas Whitney & Sally Lovejoy, m. 10 Jun 1817, [Henniker,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. III (Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1992).

5.^  "Mahala Whitney & Carter Foss, m. 7 Nov 1822, Thornton, Grafton Co., NH," according to Archive:New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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