Family:Whitney, Ephraim (c1789-1828)

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Ephraim Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1789, and died 4 Feb 1828, Machias, ME. He was buried in the Getchell Memorial Cemetery, Marshfield, ME.

He married, 20 June 1813, Machias, ME, Polly Crocker,[1] daughter of James Wheeler and Rebecca (Berry) Crocker. She was born 20 Apr 1795, Machias, ME, and died between 1860 and 1870. She "Miss" "of Marshfield" married secondly, 11 Jun 1859, Washington Co., ME, Stephen Boynton "of Machias".[2]

They lived in Machias, ME.

Children of Ephraim and Polly (Crocker) Whitney:

i. Otis Crocker Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1814, Machias, ME;[3] m.(1) Mary Brown; m.(2) Ellen E. Hill.
ii. Emma Olive Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1816, Machias, ME;[4] m. 23 Dec 1833, Washington Co., ME, Samuel McDonald.[5]
iii. Arethusa Brigham Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1817, Machias, ME;[6] d. 17 May 1875 or 1876, Whitneyville, ME; m. 25 May 1834, Aaron E. Pennell.
iv. Ephraim Crocker Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1823, Machias, ME;[7] m. Cymbelina Dinsmore.
v. Hannah Crocker Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1823, Machias, ME.[8]

Notes

There were 4 families living in Washington Co., ME in 1790 that could have been Ephraim's parents:

Ken Whitney, in his post titled Ephraim Whitney m. Polly Crocker, surmises that Ephraim Whitney may have been a son of Naphtali and Mary (Stone) Whitney.

Census

8 9 Ephriam Whitney 29 M - Lumberman $30 Maine Cimbaline " 33 F - " Helen J. " 4 F - " Attended school Benjamin O. " 3 M - Maine Mary O. " 1 F - " Mary Whitney 55 F - $300 " John Lane 11 M - " Attended school

References

  • All data from Kenneth E. Creed Papers, manuscripts, NEHGS Library, Boston, MA; call no. Mss 110, Subgroup III, Series W., Subseries 18.

1.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Mary Crocker, both of Machias, [married] 20 June 1813," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, p. 41.

2.^  "11 June 1859, Stephen Boynton of Machias and Miss Polly Whitney of Marshfield," according to Washington Co., ME, Marriage Returns.

3.^  "Otis Crocker [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Polly, b. 27 Apr. 1814," and "Otis, s. Ephraim and Sally, b. 27 Apr. 1815," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, pp. 22 and 20.

4.^  "Emma Olive [Whitney], b. 1 July 1816," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, p. 22.

5.^  "23 December 1833, Samuel McDonald and Emma Whitney of Machias," according to Washington Co., ME, Marriage Returns.

6.^  "Arathusa Brigham [Whitney], b. 16 Nov. 1817," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, p. 23.

7.^  "Ephraim Crocker [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Polly, b. 4 Mar. 1823," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, p. 28.

8.^  "Hannah Crocker [Whitney], d. Ephraim and Polly, b. 4 Mar. 1823," according to Machias, ME, Vital Records, p. 28.


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