Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1716-a1760)

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Ephraim4 Whitney (Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Joseph3 and Rebecca (Burge) Whitney,[1] was born 11 Mar 1715/6, Sherborn, MA,[2] and died after 1759.[3] Since he doesn't appear in the 1771 tax valuation list, or the 1790 census, he probably died before 1771.

Ephraim married, 18 Dec 1744, Groton, MA, Esther Woods,[4] daughter of Thomas Woods and Lydia Bennett. She was born 19 Mar 1725, Groton, MA.

Children of Ephraim4 and Esther (Woods) Whitney, all born Pepperell, MA:

i. Esther5 Whitney, bapt. 2 Apr 1749.[5]
ii. Mary Whitney, bapt. 25 Aug 1751.[6] She and Molly Whitney may be the same person.
iii. Alice Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1753.[7]
iv. Lydia Whitney, bapt. 25 Jul 1756.[8]
v. Rebecca Whitney, bapt. 27 Jul 1760.[9] She may be the Rebecca Whitney who m. 10 Apr 1781, Groton, MA, Joseph Chamberlain,[10] son of Phinehas and Lydia (-----) Chamberlain, both "of Pepperell". The alternative candidate is Rebecca5 Whitney, daughter of Joseph4 and Rebecca (Nutting) Whitney.

Census

  • 1771 Tax List: not found.
  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. of Joseph and Rebeka, [born] Mar. 11, 1715-6," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

3.^ 

4.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Esther Woods, [married] Dec. 18, 1744," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

5.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Ephraim & Esther, bp. Apr. 2, 1749. C.R.1," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).

6.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Ephraim & Esther, bp. Aug. 25, 1751. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

7.^  "Alice [Whitney], d. Ephraim & Esther, bp. Dec. 30, 1753. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

8.^  "Lidia [Whitney], d. Ephraim & Esther, bp. July 25, 1756.C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

9.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. Ephraim & Esther, bp. July 27, 1760. C.R.1," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

10.^  "Rebeccah [Whitney] and Joseph Chamberlain, b. of Pepperell, [married] Apr. 10, 1781," according to Groton Vital Records. Also "Rebecca, and Joseph Chamberlain [Chambling. int.], at Groton, Apr. 10, 1781," according to Pepperell Vital Records.


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