Family:Whitney, Leonard (1763-a1840)

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Leonard7 Whitney (Solomon6, Solomon5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Solomon6 and Mary (Fay) Whitney, was baptized 7 Aug 1763, Lincoln, MA,[1] and died after 1824.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 15 Dec 1785, Lincoln, MA, for him and his first wife Cate Wheeler "of Concord",[3] daughter of Jeremiah and Esther (Russell) Wheeler. She was born 14 Jan 1762, Concord, MA.

He married secondly, 3 Oct 1805, Concord, NH, Polly Elliot,[4] daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Goodwin) Elliot. She was born about 1765-1769, Concord, NH.

Children of Leonard7 and Cate (Wheeler) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Mary8 Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1787; m. 25 Dec 1805, Canterbury, NH, Henry Beck, Jr.[5]
ii. Jeremiah Whitney, b. say 1790; m. Mary A. Wiggin.
iii. Silas Whitney, b. say 1790; m. Susannah Lovering.
iv. Sally Whitney; m. Nathaniel Wiggin. Possibly the same as Sarah Whitney, m. 26 Mar 1816, NH, Thomas Wiggin.[6]

Children of Leonard7 and Polly (Elliot) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

v. Joseph8 Whitney, b. ca. 1809; m. Hannah R. Snell or Hussey.
vi. Catherine Whitney; m. 15 Dec 1830, Canterbury, NH, William Harrison Foster.[7]
vii. Leavitt C. Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1812, Canterbury, NH; m. Nancy S. Sargent.
viii. Dorcas F. Whitney, b. 1818; m. 9 Oct 1838, NH, Joshua Parker.[8]
ix. Samuel Elliott Whitney, b. Apr 1823; m. Sarah F. West.

Children of Leonard7 Whitney, based on a reconstruction of the census records (1790, 1800, & 1810), order uncertain:

i. (son) Whitney, b. 1775-1790, probably d. bef. 1800 as he was not listed with the family in 1800.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 1784-1790. Listed with the family in 1790, 1800, 1810. Possibly the same as Silas Whitney of Canterbury, NH, in 1820 (see below).
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1784-1790. Listed with the family in 1790, 1800, 1810.
iv. (son) Whitney, b. 1790-1800. Listed with the family in 1800, but not in 1810, so may have died. If he was b. ca. 1800, he could be the same as the son listed in 1810, b. 1800-1810.
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1790-1800. Listed with the family in 1800, but not in 1810, so may have died. If she was b. ca. 1800, she could be the same as the daughter, b. 1800-1810 as listed in 1810.
vi. (son) Whitney, b. 1794-1800. Listed with the family in 1800, 1810.
vii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1794-1800. Listed with the family in 1800, 1810. Possibly the same as Betsey Whitney, m. 31 Dec 1818, Canterbury, NH, Samuel Sewell.[9]
viii. (son) Whitney, b. 1800-1810. Listed with the family in 1810. If he was b. ca. 1800, he could be the same as the son listed in 1800, b. 1790-1800.
ix. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1800-1810. Listed with the family in 1810. If she was b. ca. 1800, she could be the same as the daughter, b. 1790-1800 as listed in 1800. Possibly the same as Almira Whitney, b. ca. 1806, who m. William Morse.

Census

Reference

1.^  "Leonard [Whitney], s. Solomon Jr. and Mary, bp. Aug. 7, 1763. C.R.1," according to Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

2.^  Probate records of his last will. Merrimack, Probate Records Vol 1, 1823-1828.

3.^  "Leonard [Whitney] and Cate Wheeler of Concord, int. Dec. 15, 1785," according to Lincoln Vital Records.

4.^  "Leonard Whitney & Polly Elliot, m. 3 Oct 1805, Concord, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

5.^  "Polly Whitney & Henry Beck, m. 25 Dec 1805, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Sarah Whitney & Thomas Wiggin, m. 26 Mar 1816, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

7.^  "Catherine Whitney & William Harrison Foster, m. 15 Dec 1830, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

8.^  "Dorcas F. Whitney & Joshua Parker, m. 9 Oct 1838, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

9.^  "Betsey Whitney & Samuel Sewell, m. 31 Dec 1818, Canterbury, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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