Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1782-1848)

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Jonathan6 Whitney (Hezekiah5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Hezekiah5 and Lucy (Pollard) Whitney, was born 20 May 1782, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 16 Nov 1848, Harvard, MA, aged 66 years, of cancer.[2]

Intentions of marriage were published 9 Oct 1816, Gardner, MA, for him and Mehetabel Davis "of Harvard".[3] He "of Gardner" married, 27 Oct 1817, Harvard, MA, Mehitable Davis,[4] daughter of William and Rebecca (Tuttle) Davis. She was born 12 Aug 1795,[5] Methuen, MA, and died 19 May 1871, Ayer, MA, aged 71 years 7 months, of apoplexy.[6] She "of Harvard" married secondly, 9 Mar 1854, Harvard, MA, Jesse Wright of Littleton.[7]

Children of Jonathan6 and Mehitable (Davis) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Lucy Pollard7 Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1821, Gardner, MA;[8] m. 31 Jan 1839, Harvard, MA, Elbridge Sufferance.[9]
ii. Jonathan Addison Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1822, Gardner, MA;[10] d. 6 Oct 1822, Gardner, MA.[11]
iii. Caleb Washburn Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1824, Gardner, MA.[12] Apparently it was he living in Tuolumne Co., CA, in 1850.
iv. Jonathan Davis Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1826, Gardner, MA;[13] no further record found.
v. Martha Mehitabel Whitney, b. ca. 1829, Harvard, MA; m. 24 Nov 1846, Groton, MA, Phinehas L. Nutting, b. ca. 1824, Groton, MA, son of Phinehas and Mary E. (-----) Nutting.[14]
vi. (child) Whitney, b. say 1831; d. 17 Jul 1831, Harvard, MA.[15] This may have been Jonathan Davis Whitney above.
vii. Andrew A. Whitney, b. ca. Aug 1840, Harvard, MA; d. 25 Dec 1870, Groton, MA, aged 30 years 4 months, of consumption;[16] unmarried.

Census

78 87 Eliza Willard 45 F - $800 Mass. Mary " 81 F - " Mehitable Whitney 50 F - " 88 Elbridge Severance 33 M - Farmer " Lucy " 28 F - " Sarah " 10 F - " Attended school Martha " 6 F - " Attended school Jane " 3 F - " Elbridge H. " 1 M - "

  • 1860: Cannot find Jesse and Mehitable (Davis)(Whitney) Wright.
  • 1870: Cannot find Jesse and Mehitable (Davis)(Whitney) Wright.

References

1.^  "Jonathan, s. of (Capt. C.R.1.) Hezekiah and Lucy, May 20, 1782," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Jonathan, s. of Hesakiah -----, Nov. 16, 1848, a. 66 y. Cancer," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 279.

3.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Mehetabel Davis of Harvard, int. Oct. 9, 1816," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

4.^  "Jonathan of Gardner, and Mehitabel Davis, [married] Oct. 27, 1817," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Mehitable [------], w. of Jonathan, [born] Aug. 12, 1795. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 239, page 91.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 80, page 226.

8.^  "Lucy Pollard [Whitney], d. Jonathan and Mehitable, [born] Jan. 27, 1821," according to Gardner Vital Records.

9.^  "Lucy P.[Whitney] and Elbridge Sufferance, Jan. 31, 1839," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Jonathan Addison [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Mehitable, [born] Feb. 10, 1822," according to Gardner Vital Records.

11.^  "Jonathan Addison [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Mehitable, [died] Oct. 6, 1822," according to Gardner Vital Records.

12.^  "Caleb Washburn [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Mehitable, [born] Nov. 29, 1824," according to Gardner Vital Records.

13.^  "Jonathan Davis [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Mehitable, [born] Feb. 8, 1826," according to Gardner Vital Records.

14.^  "Mehitabel [Martha M. int.], a. 17y., b. Harvard, d. Jonathan and Mehitabel, and Phinehas L. Nutting, unm., a. 22y., farmer, s. Phinehas and Mary E., Nov. 24, 1846," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 25, page 25.

15.^  "-----, ch. of Jonathan, [died] July 17, 1831. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 230, page 141.


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