Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1768-1847)

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Jonathan6 Whitney (Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Caleb5 and Annes (Church) Whitney,[1] was born 2 Sep 1768, Shutesbury, MA,[2] baptized 3 Nov 1769, Harvard, MA,[3] and died 18 Feb 1847, Sterling, MA.

Marriage intentions were published 24 Aug 1793, Gardner, MA, for him "of Sterling" and Lucy Wheeler.[4] He "of Sterling" married, 7 Nov 1793, Westminster, MA, Lucy Wheeler, "of Gardner",[5] daughter of Josiah and Lucy (Graves) Wheeler. She was born 31 Jun 1771, Gardner, MA, and died 2 Jan 1856, Sterling, MA, aged 84 years 7 months, of paralysis.[6]

He made his will Apr 13, 1835, and it was probated 1 may 1847. He resided Sterling, MA.

Children of Jonathan6 and Lucy (Wheeler) Whitney:

i. Lucy7 Whitney, b. 11 May 1794, Sterling, MA;[7] d. 10 or 11 Apr 1871, Sterling, MA, aged 76 years 11 months, of disease of heart;[8] m. 2 Dec 1813, Sterling, MA, Calvin Wheeler,[9] b. 4 Aug 1788; d. 2 Jan 1869. Children:
a. Mary Hapgood Wheeler, b. 22 Apr 1814; d. 14 Aug 1842.
b. Jonathan Whitney Wheeler, b. 7 Nov 1816; d. 22 Jul 1889; m. 15 Aug 1850, ----- -----.
c. Levi Wheeler, b. 22 May 1819; d. 12 Nov 1883; m. Apr 1844, ----- -----.
d. Betsey Wheeler, b. 4 Nov 1821; d. 31 Aug 1825.
e. Lucy Wheeler, b. 30 Oct 1826; d. 18 May 1837.
f. Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 3 Jan 1830; m. 5 Feb 1851, D. F. Messinger; resided 29 Myrtle St., Worcester, MA.
g. Lydia Ann Wheeler, b. 31 Oct 1831; d. 10 May 1837.
h. George Gay Wheeler, b. 7 Oct 1835; d. 14 Oct 1844.
i. Charles Wheeler, b. 1 Jul 1838; resided Lake Forest, IL.
ii. Levi Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1795, Sterling, MA;[10] d. 9 Feb 1796, Sterling, MA.[11]
iii. Priscilla Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1797, Sterling, MA;[12] m. 11 Sep 1817, Sterling, MA, Leonard Mason,[13] b. 25 Jan 1789; d. 7 Feb 1853. She d. 5 Apr 1879. Children:
a. Mary Mason, b. 28 Dec 1817; m. 17 May 1837, Amos E. Kendall; resided E. Princeton, MA.
b. Betsey M. Mason, b. 26 Jan 1820; d. 31 Oct 1853; m. May 1843, Lysander B. Barnes.
c. Joel W. Mason, b. 30 Oct 1821, East Princeton, MA; d. 5 Jul 1894; m. 5 May 1847, Mary E. Thomas. At his death he was senior member of the firm of J. W. Mason & Company, chair and furniture manufacturers in New York City and at Hunter. His character was firm and commanding, but with a keen sense of the humorous - at all times ready to see and appreciate a joke, and always ready with a pleasantry. He looked on the bright side of life, was never discouraged, but bravely met and overcame all obstacles. Meanness of any description excited his contempt, and honesty and integrity were his constant precept and practice. He was born to command, and was only satisfied when command was devolved upon him. It may be recollected by some that while Hon. Chester A. Arthur was President of the United States he visited Hunter as the guest of Colonel Mason. He held many positions of honor at various times
d. Fanny Mason, b. 30 Sep 1823; m. 23 Nov 1842, Peter M. Keyes; resided E. Princeton.
e. Silas Mason, b. 6 Apr 1826; m.(1) Clementina Ballou; m.(2) Maria Wheeler; resided Heartwellville, VT.
f. Jonathan W. Mason, b. 20 Jul 1827; d. 26 Aug 1827.
g. Jonas B. Mason, b. 15 Jul 1828; d. 30 Jul 1832.
h. Marshall Mason, b. 25 May 1830; m.(1) 15 Mar 1854, Lucena M. Janes; m.(2) 8 Apr 1863, Elizabeth P. Safford; resided Saint Albans, VT
i. Louisa E. Mason, b. 31 Jan 1832; d. 23 Mar 1832
j. Hezekiah W. Mason, b. 12 Jun 1833; m. 7 May 1854, Phoebe A. Hunt; resided Baldwinville, MA.
iv. Betsey Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1798, Sterling, MA;[14] d. 21 Mar 1876, Templeton, MA, aged 77 years 4 months 5 days, of tuberculosis and pneumonia;[15] m. (int. 4 May 1820, Templeton, MA[16]) 7 Jun 1820, Sterling, MA, Joshua Church "of Templeton;[17] resided Templeton, MA.
v. Caleb Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1800, Sterling, MA;[18] m. Abigail R. Sargent.
vi. Jonathan Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1802, Sterling, MA;[19] m.(1) Lucy Spaulding; m.(2) Lorena French.
vii. Joel Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1806, Sterling, MA;[20] m. Seraph B. Sawyer.
viii. Hezekiah Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1807, Sterling, MA;[21] d. 3 Feb 1876, Fitchburg, MA, aged 68 years 7 months 18 days, of heart disease;[22] m. 21 Feb 1866, Templeton, MA, Eliza Inglis Mann,[23] b. 22 Dec 1808, Templeton, MA, d. 1 Apr 1890, Fitchburg, MA, aged 81 years 3 months 10 days, of a scald, dau. of Lemuel and Lucy (Howe) Mann.[24] He d.s.p. 3 Feb 1876, Fitchburg, MA.
ix. Joseph Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1810, Sterling, MA;[25] m. Emma Wilder.

Census

180 183 Jos. Whitney 49 M - Farmer $2600 Mass. Emma K. " 36 F - " Mary F. H. " 13 F - " Attended school John H. " 12 M - " Attended school Lucy Whitney 79 F - " Charles P. Nelson 23 M - Farmer "

193 221 Joseph Whitney 44 M - Farmer Mass. Emma Whitney 41 F - " Lucy Whitney 84 F - " John Whitney 17 M - Farmer " Mary F. Howard 18 F - " Dexter Brown 26 M - Boot Maker "

1353 1769 Whitney, Hezikiah 59 M W Painter $2000 $600 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza I. 57 F F Keeping House Mass. Mann, Lucy 85 F W No Occupation Mass.

References

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

2.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. Caleb and Annis, b. 2 Sep 1768," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, "Massachusetts Vital Records, Shutesbury" (Oxford, MA, Holbrook Research Institute, 1987).

3.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Caleb, bp. Nov. 3, 1769. C.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

4.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] of Sterling and Lucy Wheeler, int. Aug. 24, 1793," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

5.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] of Sterling and Lucy Wheeler of Gardner, [married] Nov. 7, 1793," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915). Also, "Jonathan [Whitney] of S. and Lucy Wheeler of Gardner, [married] Nov. 7, 1793, in Westminster, by Abner Holden, J.P.," according to Frances Pratt Tapley, comp., Vital Records of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling, MA: Historical Commission, 1976).

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 104, page 203.

7.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] May 11, 1794," according to Sterling Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 240, page 305.

9.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and Calvin Wheeler, both of S., [married] Dec. 2, 1813, by Reuben Holcomb, Min. of S.," according to Sterling Vital Records.

10.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Dec. 3, 1795," according to Sterling Vital Records.

11.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Lucy, [died] Feb. 9, 1796," according to Sterling Vital Records.

12.^  "Prissey [Whitney], d. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Feb. 9, 1797," according to Sterling Vital Records.

13.^  "Priscilla [Whitney] and Leonard Mason, both of S., [married] Sept. 11, 1817," according to Sterling Vital Records.

14.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Nov. 16, 1798," according to Sterling Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 285, page 415.

16.^  "Betsey of Sterling and Joshua Church, int. May 4, 1820," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

17.^  "Betsey [Whitney] of S. and Joshua Church of Templeton, [married] June 7, 1820," according to Sterling Vital Records.

18.^  "Caleb [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Dec. 28, 1800," according to Sterling Vital Records.

19.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] July 23, 1802," according to Sterling Vital Records.

20.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] June 2, 1806," according to Sterling Vital Records.

21.^  "Hezekiah [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] June 16, 1807," according to Sterling Vital Records.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 285, page 342.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 268.

24.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 411, page 481.

25.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] Nov. 22, 1810," according to Sterling Vital Records.


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