Family:Whitney, Moses (1757-1826)

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Col. Moses6 Whitney (Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Ezra5 and Mercy (Morse) Whitney, was born 7 Mar 1757, Douglas, MA,[1] and "Col." died 10 Apr 1826, Wrentham, MA, aged 70 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published (?1780), Douglas, MA, for him and Hannah Palmer "of Boxford".[3] He "of Douglas" married firstly, 31 Dec 1780, Boxford, MA, Hannah Palmer,[4] daughter of John and Mary (Crissey) Palmer. She was born 28 Feb 1757, Rowley, MA, and died 30 May 1793, Uxbridge, MA, in her 37th year.[5]

He "Capt." married secondly, 3 Apr 1796, Uxbridge, MA, "Mrs." Nancy (Mann) Tyler,[6] daughter of David and Anna (Randall) Mann. She was born 31 Mar 1767, Wrentham, MA, and died 15 Sep 1847, Wrentham, MA, aged 80 years, of dysentery.[7]

He served in the Revolutionary war, first in a Douglas company and later in the company from Uxbridge, in which he was sergeant. He resided Uxbridge and Wrentham, MA.

May 25, 1790, Moses was appointed guardian of Polly Wells Tyler, a child of second wife by her first husband.

Children of Moses6 and Hannah (Palmer) Whitney:

i. Benjamin7 Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1781, Douglas, MA;[8] m. Rachel Nye Spooner.
ii. Timothy Palmer Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1785, Douglas, MA;[9] m. Susanna Mann. His granddaughter is Mrs. L. H. Kingsbury, Dedham, MA.
iii. Anna Wyett Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1787, Uxbridge, MA;[10] d. 20 Oct 1792.
iv. John Andrews Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1789, Uxbridge, MA;[11] m. Susan King.
v. Samuel B. Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1791, Uxbridge, MA.[12]

Children of Moses6 and Nancy (Mann)(Tyler) Whitney:

vi. Nancy Wyett Whitney, b. 4 Apr 1797, Uxbridge, MA;[13] d. s. p. 1888; m. 30 Jun 1828, Wrentham, MA, Joseph Joslyn Tillinghast "of East Greenwich, R.I.",[14] as his second wife, b. 17 Feb 1778, East Greenwich, RI, son of Thomas and Mary (Hill) Tillinghast, d. 3 Mar 1862, East Greenwich, RI.
vii. Julian Ann Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1798, Uxbridge, MA;[15] died 7 Mar 1850; m. 29 Nov 1821, Wrentham, MA, Benjamin Allen Tillinghast,[16] b. 2 May 1799. He d. Troy, New York, 12 Jan 1887. He m. 2d, 10 May 1853, Harriett Cornell, b. 3 Apr 1806. Children:
a. Thomas Allen Tillinghast, b. Wrentham, MA, 9 Nov 1822; d. Troy, NY, 10 Jun 1879, aged 57; m. 6 Oct 1847, Margaret Scott Griffith, of Troy, NY, b. -----, d. 14 Apr 1890, Dorchester, MA; 5 ch.
b. Charles Whitney Tillinghast, b. 23 May 1824, East Greenwich, RI; m. 1 Dec 1852, Troy, NY, Mary B. Southwick, b. 7 Apr 1832; 2 ch.; address Troy, NY.
c. William Henry Tillinghast, b. 11 May 1826, Warwick, RI; m. Phebe Wycoff, of New York City.
d. Joseph Joslin Tillinghast, b. 30 Jan 1831, Troy, NY; m. 9 Dec 1863, Madison, IN, Mary J. Sullivan, b. 13 Aug 1834; 2 ch.; address Troy, NY.
e. Allice Ann Tillinghast, b. 3 Mar 1834, Troy, NY; d. 3 Feb 1872, Troy, NY, aged 38; m. 24 Jan 1867, Troy, NY, Pliney A. Moore, b. 1814, d. 30 May 1877, Troy, NY, aged 63; no ch.
viii. Hannah Tillinghast Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1800, Uxbridge, MA;[17] d. 26 Feb 1804, Wrentham, MA, in her 5th year.[18]
ix. Charlotte Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1801, Wrentham, MA;[19] d. 4 Mar 1802, Wrentham, MA, aged 5 months.[20]
x. Esther Mann Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1803, Wrentham, MA;[21] d. 1891, unmarried.
xi. Ellen Maria Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1808, Wrentham, MA;[22] d. 27 Dec 1864, Medford, MA, aged 56 years 9 months 28 days, of consumption;[23] m. 11 May 1835, Wrentham, Henry Jackson Wilde "of Minersville, Pa.";[24] b. Hallowell, ME, 6 Apr. He was the son of Samuel Sumner Wilde and Eunice Cobb, his wife. Samuel S. Wilde was judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts, and when Maine became a state, Judge Wilde moved his family to Newburyport, that he might still be a resident of Massachusetts. One of Mr. Wilde'S sisters married Judge Emmons, of Hallowell, and another married Hon. Caleb Cushing, of Newburyport. Two of Mr. Wilde's brothers studied law and practiced, but Mr. Wilde never followed any profession, and his life was full of changes. Like other Newburyport boys he went to sea. Rounding Cape Horn he remained in the Andes, in the silver mines for a time, returned to the United States and went into a store in Boston. Later he was married to Ellen Maria Whitney and went into the coal business in Pottsville, PA, where his daughter, Anne Doane, was born. He moved to Albia village, a part of Troy, NY, and after a few years he moved to Washington, DC. For a time he was in the office of his brother-in-law, Caleb Cushing, then for a number of years he was in the navy department. In 1847 he moved his family to Boston and made his home with his father, Judge Wilde, who was a widower, living in that city. Mr. Wilde was in the custom house, and later was naval storekeeper at Charlestown, MA. In 1855 Judge Wilde died and Mr. Wilde moved to one of the suburbs. He died when away from home in Pepperell, MA, 30 Mar 1873. Children:
a. Annes Doane Wilde, b. 8 Jul 1838; m. 9 Oct 1864, Henry W. Daniell; resided Boston, MA.
b. Ellen Maria Wilde, b. 1 Jan 1841; resided Milton, MA.
xii. Susan Whitney, b. ----; d. 1813.
xiii. Adeliza T. Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1811, Wrentham, MA;[25] d. 5 Dec 1861; m. 10 Nov 1837, Wrentham, MA, Edmond J. Felt;[26] was a farmer and manufacturing jeweler. He was b. 30 Nov 1812; d. 1 Aug 1892. Children:
a. Edmund Selwyn Felt, b. 28 Nov 1838, Wrentham, MA; d. 21 Sep 1878, Flint, MI; m. 30 Apr 1868, New York City, Mrs. Elizabeth (Robinson) Pratt; resided Flint, MI; no children.
b. James Mann Felt, b. 10 Jul 1841, Wrentham, MA; d. 21 Jul 1858.
c. David Shepard Felt, b. 13 Sep 1843, Wrentham; m. 29 Mar 1873, Troy, NY, Sarah A. Meader, dau. of Hiram and Eliza (Mann) Meader; resided in the city of Albany, NY.
d. Henry Wilde Felt, b. 10 Jun 1881; m. 5 Sep 1893, Ludlow, VT, Lily E. A. Robbins, dau. Frederick C. and Eliza (Chapman).
e. Oliver Felt, b. 1 Mar 1853, Wrentham; m. Carrie (Owen).

Census

398 544 Tillinghast, Nancy 65 F W Houskeeping $1500 $2000 Massachusetts Whitney, Esther 50 F W -- Massachusetts 545 Sands, Sallie 70 F W Houskeeping $1700 $700 Rhode Island -----, Louisa 40 F W -- Rhode Island

385 544 Tillinghast, Nancy W F 82 wid Keeps House Mass. Mass. Mass. Whitney, Esther W F 76 Sis sgl At Home Mass. Mass. Mass.

References

1.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Ezra and Maray, [born] Mar. 7, 1757," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

2.^  "Moses [Whitney], Col., [died] Apr. 10, 1826, a. 70y.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

3.^  "Moses [Whitney] and Hannah Palmer of Boxford, int. (1780 ?)," according to Douglas Vital Records.

4.^  "Moses [Whitney], of Douglas, and Hannah Palmer, [married] Dec. 31, 1780," according to Vital Records of Boxford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1905), p. 214.

5.^  "Hannah [Whitney], w. of Capt. Moses, in her 37th y., [died] May 30, 1793," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

6.^  "Moses [Whitney], Capt., and Nancy Tyler, [married] Apr. 3, 1796," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

7.^  "Nancy [Whitney], wid. (of Moses, G.R.1.), d. of David Mann, [died] Sept. 15, 1847, a. 80y. Dysentery," according to Wrentham 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 33, page 139.

8.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Moses and Hannah, [born] Nov. 22, 1781," according to Douglas Vital Records.

9.^  "Timothy Palmer [Whitney], s Moses and Hannah, [born] Jan. 4, 1785," according to Douglas Vital Records.

10.^  "Anna Wyett [Whitney], d. Moses and Hannah, [born] Apr. 18, 1787," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

11.^  "John Andrews [Whitney], s. Moses and Hannah, [born] Jan. 10, 1789," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

12.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Moses and Hannah, [born] Dec. 18, 1791," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

13.^  "Nancy Wyett [Whitney], d. Moses and Nancy, [born] Apr. 4, 1797," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

14.^  "Nancy W. [Whitney] and Joseph T. Tillinghast of East Greenwich, R,I., [married] June 30, 1828," according to Uxbridge Vital Records. Also, "Nancy [Whitney], of Wrentham, and Joseph J. Tillinghast, Esq., of East Greenwich, [married] at said Wrentham, by Rev. Mr. Fiske. June 30, 1828," according to Rhode Island, Vital Records.

15.^  "Julian Mann [Whitney], d. Moses and Nancy, [born] Jun. 25, 1798," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

16.^  "Julia Ann [Whitney] and Benjamin Allen Tillinghast, [married] Nov. 29, 1821," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

17.^  "Hannah Tillinghast [Whitney], d. Moses and Nancy, [born] Feb. 7, 1800," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

18.^  "Hannah Tillinghast [Whitney], d. Col. Moses and Nancy, [died] Feb. 26, 1804, in her 5th y.," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

19.^  "Charlotte [Whitney], d. of Moses Esq. and Nancy, [born] Oct. 4, 1801," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

20.^  "Charlotte [Whitney], d. of Moses Esq. and Nancy, [died] Mar. 4, 1802, a. 5m.," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

21.^  "Esther Mann [Whitney], d. of Col. Moses and Nancy, [born] June 20, 1803," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

22.^  "Ellen Maria [Whitney], d. of Col. Moses and Nancy, [born] Feb. 7, 1807," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 175, page 147.

24.^  "Ellen Maria [Whitney] and Henry J. Wild of Minersvile, Pa., [married] May 11, 1835," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

25.^  "Adeliza T. [Whitney], d. Moses and Nancy (Mann), [born] Nov. 27, 1811," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

26.^  "Adeliza T. [Whitney] and Edmund J. Felt, [married] Nov. 10, 1837," according to Wrentham Vital Records.


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