Family:Whitney, Solomon (1735-a1810)

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Solomon6 Whitney (Solomon5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Solomon5 and Martha (Fletcher) Whitney, was born 5 Dec 1735, Concord, MA, and baptized 14 Dec 1735, Weston, MA,[1] and died after 1810, probably in Canterbury, NH.

He "Jr." married 14 Jan 1762, Lincoln, MA, Mary Fay,[2] daughter of Silas and Hannah (Billing) Fay. She was born 14 Feb 1740/1, Lincoln and/or Weston, MA, and died after 1810, probably in Canterbury, NH.

Children of Solomon6 and Mary (Fay) Whitney:

i. Leonard7 Whitney, bapt. 7 Aug 1763, Lincoln, MA;[3] m.(1) Cate Wheeler; m.(2) Polly Elliot.
ii. Silas Whitney, bapt. 13 Jul 1766, Lincoln, MA;[4] m.(1) Hopestill Sargent; m.(2) Sally Lovejoy.
iii. Otis Whitney, b. about 1768; m. Sarah Taylor.
iv. (possibly) Charles Whitney, b. ca. 1769, m. Polly Heywood.
v. Levi Whitney, b. ca. 1772,[5] m. Susanna Sargent.[6]
v. (possibly) John Whitney, b. 1777, Lincoln, MA; d. 6 Nov 1851, Warren, ME; m. Lydia Russell.


Charles Whitney was enumerated in the same locations as Levi Whitney in 1800 and 1810, suggesting that Charles may have been his brother. Also Charles sold Levi a lot in Hope, ME, in 1801.



1.^  "Solomon [Whitney], s. Solomon and Martha, bap. Dec. 14, 1735," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 425.

2.^  "Solomon [Whitney] [int. Jr.] and Mary Fay, [married] Jan. 14, 176[Worn] [int. 1762]. [Solomon Jr., Jan. 14, 1762, M.R ]," according to Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

3.^  "Leonard [Whitney], s. Solomon Jr. and Mary, bp. Aug. 7, 1763. C.R.1," according to Lincoln Vital Records.

4.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Solomon Jr. and w., bp. July 13, 1766. C.R.1," according to Lincoln Vital Records.

5.^  Birth year, date of death, age, location from gravestone in Rumney, NH.

6.^  A Levi Whitney and female appear on US Federal Census of 1800 in Barretstown Plantation (later Hope), ME. A Charles Whitney also appears in 1800. No Whitneys were present in the 1790 census in Barretstown Plantation, ME.

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