Archive:Pioneer & Patriot Families of Bradford County PA 1800-1825
Heverly, Clement F., Pioneer & Patriot Families of Bradford County PA 1800-1825, vol. II, pages 211-212 (extracted from Tri-Counties Genealogy & History, by Joyce M. Tice).
Elisha Whitney, a native of Spencer, Mass., born 1747, served as a private in Col. Jonathan Warner's regiment on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775, and also in Capt. Joel Green's company under Col. Ebenezer Larned, serving 3 months and 3 days. He married 1782, Esther, daughter of Asa Clark, a Massachusetts school teacher. Mrs. Whitney (then Miss Clark) was present with Gen. Joseph Warren's wife when she learned the sad fate of that gallant officer at Bunker Hill. Soon after their marriage, they removed to Stockbridge, Mass. where they lived until 1810, then emigrated to the Wyoming Valley. In 1816, Mr. Whitney came to Wysox with his family and here resided until his death, July 4, 1832, aged 85 years. His wife died February 1, 1851, aged 88 years. Both are buried in the Wysox cemetery. They had ten children, all born at Stockbridge, as follows:
Rebecca died in Wysox unmarried.
Dr. Asa Clark, who was a physician of great ability, was the first resident physician of Kingston. In 1810 he was commissioned a justice of the peace for Burlington and Wysox, and in 1820 was elected register and recorder of Luzerne county. He married first a daughter of Col. Benj. Dorrance and had children, Benjamin, Mary and Nancy; married 2nd Susan Inman and had daughters, Elizabeth and Jerusha.
Elizabeth married Joseph M. Piollet (p. 96) and was the mother of Victor E., Joseph E., Frances T. (Mrs. Alexander Dewing),
Emily V. (Mrs. Thos. T. Wierman) and Elizabeth J. (Mrs. D. C. Salisbury).
Sally died Dec. 3, 1812, unmarried.
Elliott, b. 1791, came to Wysox in or before 1812 and engaged in farming and lumbering; he married, 1817, Maria Goodwin; died March 12, 1836, aged 45. Their children and marriages follow: Marshall G.,to Louise Vorpe; Elizabeth to Dr. David L. Scott; Charlotte to Rev. Abner Brush; Elliott to Celinda Stevens; Isaac N. to Mary Worden; Brunette to James B. McDonald.
Alvin, b. Dec. 31, 1793, engaged in farming and lumbering in Wysox, died Nov. 5, 1872; married 1st, Feb. 11, 1819, Mary Woodburn, married 2nd, March 10, 1850, Nancy Woodburn. Children (all by former marriage) and marriages follow: Asa Clark never married; Sarah died at 12 years; Ellen never married; Andrew Jackson to Olive A. Maynard; Mary H. never married; Charles Carroll to Margaret Vought; Allen Dorrance never married; Emily V. to Dr. Wm. Rice.
Ebenezer, b. Dec. 15, 1795, married Nov. 25, 1818 Betsey Woodburn, died April 16, 1838 in Wysox. Their children and marriages: Rebecca died at 20 unmarried; John to Helen Stowe; Bertrand to Mary Brown; Frances to Burke Bennett; Septimus died unmarried; Alvin to Hattie Furman; Amelia and Nancy died unmarried; Lucius E. to Mary Cooley.
Dr. Elisha, b. July 25, 1797, a graduate of Hamilton medical college, practiced at Wyalusing; it is said his library was the largest in the county; he married Sally, daughter of Humphrey and Hannah (Dodge) Brown; died January 10, 1847. Their children and marriages: Ellen to Daniel Coolbaugh, Wysox; James Monroe to Mrs. Edith Fawkes Woodfield of Stroud, Eng.; Darwin to Laura Bixby of Winnebago, Ill.; Sallie to Lyman Morgan, Wysox; Elisha to Cornelia Rugg, Sylvania; Esther to Harrison Lamb, Wyalusing; Mary Elizabeth to Jesse Allen, Wysox; Ebenezer to Adaline Blasdell, Montrose; Joseph Marie to Priscilla Anne Straw of Winnebago, Ill.
Esther, b. Dec. 23, 1799, married Moses, son of Napthali Woodburn; died among her children in Iowa.
Alanson, b. July 1, 1801, married Laura Towner and spent his last years at Monroeton. Their children and marriages: Electa died at 18; Franklin; Emeline to Henri Chubbuck; Clara to 1st Mr. Mingos, to 2nd Mr. Griggs.
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