Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1722-1797)
Ephraim6 Whitney (Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel5 and Mary (Child) Whitney, was born 2 Jul 1722, Groton, MA,, and died 8 or 21 Jul 1797, Upton, MA, in his 76th year.
Marriage intentions were published 15 Oct 1749, Upton, MA, for him and Thankful Harrington "of Westborough". He "of Upton" married, 6 Dec 1749, Westborough, MA, Thankful Harrington. She was born 1729, and died 16 July 1795, Upton, MA, in her 66th year.
He was born in Groton, moved with his parents to Weston, and later to Westboro. After his marriage he purchased a large farm in Upton on which he always resided and followed agricultural pursuits. At his decease the farm was equally divided between his two sons. He resided Upton, MA.
Children of Ephraim6 and Thankful (Harrington) Whitney:
i. Thankful7 Whitney, b. 11 Nov 1750, Upton, MA; m. (int. 26 Dec 1768, Uxbridge, MA,) 6 Apr 1769, Upton, MA, Jonathan Batchelor "of Uxbridge". They resided in Upton; farmer.
- Ch.: Thankful, m. Josiah Rockwood, resided Upton; ch., Lewis, Adams and Emily; Margery, m. Amos Bradish, resided Upton; ch., Harvey, James Jonathan, Melinda, Emmons, and Metilda; Jonathan, d. young, unmarried; Otis, m. Susannah Buck, resided Upton; ch., Lucy, Chloe, Serena, Direxza, Hannah, and one other; Hannah, m. David Hawes; ch., Calista and Darias.
ii. Beulah Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1753, Upton, MA; m. 1 May 1772, Upton, MA, Samuel Forbush. He was son of Lieut. Samuel Forbush, of Westboro, and great-great-grandson of Daniel Forbes (Forbush/Ffarabas), who came from Scotland in 1655 (See Forbes-Forbush Genealogy by Fred C. Pierce, p. 61). He was born 29 Jan 1750; died 31 Oct 1829, Upton, MA. She d. 11 May 1848; ae. 95 years.
- Ch.: Dea. Samuel, b. 30 Mar 1773; m. Lydia Gibson; resided Upton; ch., Eliza, John, Mary, Joseph, Persis G., Julia and Thomas Spencer; Beulah, b. 3 Jul 1774; d. unmarried 1 Apr 1833; Ephraim, b. 15 Dec 1775; m. Rebecca Sadler and Polly Stowe, resided Upton, 9 ch.: Levi, b. 11 Nov 1777; m. Mary Warren; resided Upton, MA, 3 ch.; Abijah, b. 11 May 1779; m. Sarah Fiske. He was a great singing master; resided Shelburne, MA, 6 ch.; Abner, b. 14 Nov 1782; m. Polly Batchelor; resided Upton, 3 ch.; Lucy, b. 3 Sep 1791; d. Jan 20, 1819 unmarried
iii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 13 May 1756, Upton, MA; m.(1) Jemima Whipple; m.(2) Joanna Sadler. iv. Amos Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1759, Upton, MA; m. Eunice Taft.
- 1790, Upton, Worcester Co., MA: Ephraim Whitney, 1 male over 16, 1 male 0-15, and 2 females.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 133-134.
1.^ "Ephriam [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] June 2, 1722, in Groton," 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 14. Also, "Ephram [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] July 2, 1722," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).
2.^ "Ephriam [Whitney], [died] July 8, 1797. [July 21, in 76th year, G.S.]," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).
7.^ "Thankfull [Whitney] of Upton, and Jonathan Bachelder, int. Dec. 26, 1768," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).