Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1768-1842)

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Benjamin7 Whitney (Eli6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Eli6 and Elizabeth (Fay) Whitney, was born 13 Sep 1768, Westborough, MA,[1] and died 28 Dec 1842, Westborough, MA, aged 74 years, of bilious fever.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Mar 1804, Westborough, MA, for him and Sibbel Blake "of Franklin".[3] He ("Whiting") "of Westborough" married, 17 Apr 1804, Franklin, MA, Sibbel Blake "of Franklin",[4] daughter of Solomon and Sibil (Richardson) Blake. She was born 18 Apr 1770, Wrentham, MA, and died 29 Sep 1827, Westborough, MA.[5]

He resided Westborough, MA.

Children of Benjamin7 and Sibbel (Blake) Whitney:

i. George Harlow8 Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1805, Westborough, MA;[6] m. Eveline Tyler.
ii. Caroline Susanna Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1806, Westborough, MA;[7] d. 27 Oct 1837, Westborough, MA.[8]
iii. Sibbel Blake Whitney, b. 7 Jan 1809, Westborough, MA;[9] d. s. p. after 1855, when living in Dalton, MA.
iv. Eli Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1812, Westborough, MA;[10] m. 5 Mar 1847, Keene, NH, Sarah Jane Dickinson. He d. there and his widow and daughter Louise, reside there now.
v. Benjamin Foster Whitney, b. 30 Sep 1816, Westborough, MA;[11] d. s. p.


24 32 Eli Whitney 42 M - Farmer Westborough, Mass. Sarah J. Whitney 30 F - H. Keen, N. H. Jane Elizabeth Whitney 2 F - Pittsfield, Mass. Sybil B. Whitney 45 F - Westborough, Mass.

838 828 Eli Whitney 49 M - Farmer $1000 $1000 Mass. Sarah J. 35 F - New Hampshire Jane E. 7 F - Mass. Attended school Civil B. 51 F - "

"Civil" was actually "Sybil".

188 188 Witney, Eli 59 M W Farmer $5000 $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah 43 F W Keeping house New Hamshire -----, Lizzie 17 F W Mass. -----, Lince 61 F W Mass.

"Lince" was actually "Sybil".

Sarah J. WHITNEY 55 Self F W W NH Keeping House MA VT Jane E. WHITNEY 25 Dau F S W MA Paints Pictures MA NH Sibyl B. WHITNEY 72 SisL F S W MA Boarder MA MA


1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Eli and Elizabeth, [born] Sept. 13, 1768," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

2.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], [died] Dec. 28, 1842, a. 74. [The last of the Eli Whitney family.]," according to Westborough Vital Records. Also, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 289.

3.^  "Benjamin [Whitney] and Sibbel Blake of Franklin, int. March 20, 1804," according to Westborough Vital Records.

4.^  Orestes T. Doe, ed., The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Franklin from 1778 to 1872 (Franklin, MA: The Franklin Sentinel, 1898), p. 95.

5.^  "Mrs. Sybil [Whitney], w. Benjamin, [died] Sept. 29, 1827," according to Westborough Vital Records.

6.^  "George Harlow [Whitney], s. Benjamin and Sybil, [born] March 11, 1805," according to Westborough Vital Records.

7.^  "Caroline Susanna [Whitney], d. Benjamin and Sybil, [born] Dec. 17, 1806," according to Westborough Vital Records.

8.^  "Caroline Susan [Whitney], [died] Oct. 27, 1837," according to Westborough Vital Records.

9.^  "Sybil Blake [Whitney], d. Benjamin and Sybil, [born] Jan. 7, 1809," according to Westborough Vital Records.

10.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. Benjamin and Sybil, [born] July 10, 1812," according to Westborough Vital Records.

11.^  "Benjamin Foster [Whitney], s. Benjamin and Sybil, [born] Sept. 30, 1816," according to Westborough Vital Records.

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