Family:Whitney, Zachariah (1732-1808)

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Zachariah5 Whitney (Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Zachariah4 and Ruth (Taylor) Whitney, was born 2 or 27 Oct 1732, Pomfret, CT,[1] and died 26 Sep 1808, Montague, MA, aged 76 years.[2]

Zachariah married, before 28 May 1762, Sarah Stanton. daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Staples) Stanton. She was born about 1738 and died 3 Aug 1809, MA.

He appeared on the census of 1790, Montague, MA.

Pierce says the following:[3]

Zachariah WHITNEY was born in Conn. where he resided until 1765. While residing in Mansfield, Windham Co., Conn., he purchased of persons in Pomfret, Conn., at various times, as per deeds in possession of his great-grandson, Alvin E. WHITNEY, of Beachmont, Revere, Mass., lands in the district of Montague, in the township of Sunderland, Mass., as it was then. Later it was incorporated as a separate township. He was a farmer and one of the pioneers of that part of western Mass.

Children of Zachariah5 and Sarah (Stanton) Whitney:

i. Ebenezer6 Whitney, b. 28 May 1762, Mansfield, CT;[4] m.(1) Rachel Perne Rawson; m.(2) Mrs. Lovina Potter.
ii. Zachariah Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1764, Mansfield, CT;[5] m. Elizabeth Seward.
iii. Abigail Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1766, Montague, MA;[6] d. 8 Nov 1796; m. (int. 20 Sep 1792, Montague, MA) Noah Barnes, "both of Montague".[7]
iv. Irene Whitney, b. 13 Jun [after 1766], Montague, MA;[8] d. 29 Sep 1779. The Montague VR says 13 June, and after 1766, the date of her sister's birth. May be 1767, but more likely 1768, with the usual two year difference (i.e., more likely 21 months than 9).
v. Isaac Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1772; d. 26 Sep 1777.
vi. Olive Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1777, Montague, MA; m. 30 Jul 1797, Montague, MA, Rufus Scott.[9]



1.^  "Zachariah [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 2 Oct 1732," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

2.^  "Zehariah [Whitney], [died] Sept. 26, 1808, a. 76y. C.R.," according to Vital Records of Montague, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934).

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 89.

4.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Sarah, b. 28 May 1762," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Mansfield D:194.

5.^  "Zachariah [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Sarah, b. 11 Aug 1764," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Mansfield D:194.

6.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Zachariah and Sarah, [born] Sept. 13, 1766," according to Montague Vital Records.

7.^  "Abigail [Whitney], and Noah Barns, both of M., int. Sept. 20, 1792," according to Montague Vital Records.

8.^  "Irene [Whitney], d. Zachariah and Sarah, [born] June 13 [after 1766]," according to Montague Vital Records.

9.^  "Olive [Whitney], and Rufus Scott, both of M., [married] July 30, 1797," according to Montague Vital Records.

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