Family:Whitney, Silas (1762-a1791)

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Silas7 Whitney, Jr. (Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Silas6 and Jane (Pearson) Whitney, was born 12 Jun 1762, Princeton, MA,[1] baptized 15 Aug 1762, Rutland, MA, and died Saint Armand, Quebec.

He married, before 1789, Esther Weeks. She may be the Esther Weeks born 25 August 1771, Woodbury, CT, daughter of John and Thankful (Slade) Weeks.

He may have been the Silas Whitney, Jr., who was a petitioner in 1788, Chittenden Co., VT.

He bought of Col. Thomas Sawyer the mill rights at the village in Salisbury, VT.

He resided Saint Armand, Quebec.

Children of Silas7 and Esther (Weeks) Whitney, born Salisbury, VT:[2]

i. Nancy8 Whitney, b. 22 Feb or 22 Jun 1789; d. 29 Sep 1789, Salisbury, VT.
ii. Jerusha Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1790.
iii. Silas P. Whitney, b. 22 May 1792. He may be the Silas Whitney "of Bridgewater" who m. 25 Feb 1818, Sharon, VT, Sarah How.
iv. John C. Whitney, b. 8 or 18 March 1794. He may be the John Whitney "of St. Armand" who m. 27 Nov 1819, Highgate, VT, Ellen Hunter, both of St. Armands, Lower Canada.[3]
iv. Esther Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1796.

Census

References

1.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, [born] June 12, 1762," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1902). Also, "Silas [Whitney], s. Silas and Jane, born at Princetown, June 12, 1762," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  Vital records of Salisbury, Addison County, Vermont, book 1, page 31. Also, Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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