Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1776-a1810)

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Ephraim7 Whitney (Ephraim6, John5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Ephraim6 and Mary (Reed) Whitney,[1] was born 6 Jan 1776 (posthumously), Framingham, MA.[2] Apparently he died between 1810 and 1820, possibly in Boston, MA.

He married, 26 Mar 1798, Boston, MA, Sophia Taintor,[3] daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Hinds) Taintor. She was born 12 May 1779, Westborough, MA, and died 28 Jul 1847, Jay, Maine.

No record has been found of any children of this couple. The 1810 census suggests a daughter born 1790-1800 and one born 1800-1810. Why they seemingly were living apart is not explained.

Census

References

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

2.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. of Ephraim and Mary, [born] Jan. 6, 1776," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), p. 206.

3.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Sophia Tanter [int. reads (Joiner)], [married] Mar. 26, 1798," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 171


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