Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1747-1832)

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Ephraim6 Whitney (David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of David5 and Mehitable (Parker) Whitney, was baptized 29 May 1747, Natick, MA,[1] and died 26 Jun 1832, Natick, MA.[2]

He married, 11 Jun 1771, Natick, MA, Sarah Wood.[3] She died 24 May 1821, Natick, MA, aged 75 years.[4]

He was in the Revolutionary war; was a minute-man in Mann's company, of Colonel Ballard regiment at the Bunker Hill "alarm." Later he was in Capt. Morse's company, and still later in Capt. Gardner's company, of Colonel Brook's regiment at White Plains, and the campaign in New York. He resided Natick, MA.

Children of Ephraim6 and Sarah (Wood) Whitney:

i. George7 Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1772, Natick, MA;[5] m. Miriam Hunt.
ii. Mehitable Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1773, Natick, MA;[6] m. John Hunting; resided Haverstraw, NY.
iii. David Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1776, Natick, MA;[7] m. Lois Clapp.
iv. Ephraim Whitney, b. 8 May 1778, Medway, MA;[8] m. Anna Bacon.
v. Sarah Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1783, Natick, MA.[9] Proably she was the Sally Whitney who m. (int. 10 Jan 1807, Watertown, MA[10]) 19 Apr 1807, Watertown, MA, John Hunting.[11]
vi. Bela Whitney, b. -----; d. 14 Dec 1794, Natick, MA.[12]

Census

References

1.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. of David and Mehetable, [born] Mar. 25, 1747," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

2.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], [died] June 26, 1832, a. 85y. (a. 88y. Old age, C.R.)," according to Natick Vital Records.

3.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Sarah Wood, [married] July 11, 1771," according to Natick Vital Records.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. of Ephraim, May 24, 1821, a. 75y. G.R.3," according to Natick Vital Records.

5.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Ephraim and Sarah, [born] Feb. 22, 1772," according to Natick Vital Records.

6.^  "Meheteble [Whitney], d. of Ephraim and Sarah, [born] Aug. 22, 1773," according to Natick Vital Records.

7.^  "David [Whitney], s. of Ephraim and Sarah, [born] Feb. 13, 1776," according to Natick Vital Records.

8.^  "Ephrain [Whitney], s. Ephrain and Sarah, [born] May 8, 1778," according to Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

9.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Ephraim and Sarah, [born] Dec. 24, 1783," according to Natick Vital Records.

10.^  "John Hunting and Sally Whitney, b. of Watertown, int. 10 Jan 1807," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 233.

11.^  "John Hunting and Sally Whitney, b. of Watertown, m. 19 Apr 1807," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 198. Notice that John Hunting was one of the sureties on the guardian bond of her nephew Horatio, son of her brother David Whitney, in 1815.

12.^  "Bela [Whitney], s. of Ephraim and Sarah, [died] Dec. 14, 1794," according to Natick Vital Records.


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