Family:Whitney, Susanna (1766-1844)

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Susanna5 Whitney (Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Jason4 and Elizabeth (Beal) Whitney, was born 9 Dec 1766, Natick, MA,[1] and died 27 Feb 1844, Calais, VT.[2]

She married, 1 May 1788, Needham, MA, William Alden "of Needham",[3] son of Henry and Thankful (Parker) Alden. He was born 1 Jul 1761 or 1762, Needham, MA, and died 27 Sep 1842, Calais, VT.

Pierce says the following:[4]

SUSANNA [WHITNEY], b. Dec. 9, 1766; m. May 1, 1788, William ALDEN; removed to Troy, N.Y. He was b. in Needham, July 1, 1761, d. Calais, Vt., Sept. 27, 1842. She d. there Feb. 27, 1844. Ch.: I. Isaac, born Needham, Mar. 19, 1789, d. in Lewis, Essex Co., N.Y., Aug. 17, 1860; m. 1st, Maria STONE, dau. of Moses and Olive (WARD) STONE, of Newton; m. 2d, Hannah SNOW, dau. of Jonathan SNOW and Lydia (HAMMETT) SNOW, and had Edwin Augustus, Joseph JACKSON, Olive Maria and Ruby HAMMETT, Emily DOANE, Charles L., Avis Ellen and Alonzo Isaac. II. William, West Newton, b. 1797, d. 1860; m. Ann FULLER and Elizabeth BACON. III. Asa, b. Sept. 25, 1794; m. Avis HAMMET SNOW. IV. George, b. 1797, m. Clarinda MCINTYRE. V. Elizabeth, b. 1802; m. Isaac KENNAN. VI. Hannah WHITNEY, b. 1806; m. Washington TASKE, Hyde Park, Mass; descendants: Mrs. Lucien L. SHEDDON, Plattsburg, N.Y.; Mr. J.J. ALDEN, Troy, N.Y., Mr. Harry M. ALDEN, Troy, N.Y.; Mr. Charles L. ALDEN, 17 First St., Troy, N.Y.; Gen. Alonzo ALDEN, Troy, N.Y.: Mrs. Joseph M. BASSETT, Worcester, Mass. Wm ALDEN served in Revolutionary militia twice and contributed money. His son Isaac was a soldier in War of 1812. Isaac ALDEN, by wife Maria STONE, had 1, Edwin Augustus ALDEN, m. Mary HAYWOOD, parents of Mrs. Lucien L. SHEDDON, Plattsburg, N.Y., wife of Judge SHEDDON; 2, Joseph Jackson ALDEN, m. Sarah MARSHALL, and besides daughters had Harry MARSHALL ALDEN, Edward M. ALDEN, Troy, N.Y.; 3, Olive Maria ALDEN m. John Jay KNOX. By Hannah SNOW had, 4, Ruby HAMMET, m. David SYKES; 5, Charles L. ALDEN, m. Mary LANGFORD TAYLOR, and had Antoinette SPENCER ALDEN, Mary CURRAN ALDEN, John GALE ALDEN, d. y., Chloe SWEETING ALDEN, d. y., John GALE ALDEN 2D, Langford TAYLOR ALDEN, and Charles SNOW ALDEN; 6, Emily Doane ALDEN, m. Shueball Moses COLE. Gen. Alonzo ALDEN m. Charlotte DANEHY, and had Joseph D. ALDEN, Frederick ALDEN, Marion ALDEN, d.y. and Avis Ellen ALDEN, m. George PRESCOTT. I have the signatures of Mark, Benj., Sr., Benj., Jr., WHITNEY.

Children of William and Susanna5 (Whitney) Alden, all born Needham, MA:

i. Isaac Alden, b. 19 Mar 1789; d. 17 Aug 1860, Lewis, NY; "of Needham" [int. "of Brookline"] m. 14 Nov 1813 Newton, MA, Maria Stone.
ii. William Alden, b. 22 Aug 1792; d. 1861, West Newton, MA; "of Newton" m. (int. 15 Feb 1824, Natick, MA) Eliza Bacon.
iii. Asa Alden, b. 25 Sep 1794; m. 29 Oct 1822, Montpelier, VT, Avis Hammett Snow.
iv. George Alden, b. 30 May 1797; d. 26 Nov 1846; m. Clarinda McIntyre.
v. Elizabeth W. Alden, b. 9 Jul 1802; m. Isaac Kennan.
vi. Hannah Whitney Alden, b. 13 Sep 1806; d. 16 Nov 1885, Ashland, MA; m. 14 Jan 1834, Eden, VT, Washington Fiske.
She and Washington Fiske appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashland, MA:
Washington FISKE Self M Male W 76 NH Farmer NH NH
Hannah W. FISKE Wife M Female W 73 MA Keeping House MA MA
Josephine L. FISKE Dau S Female W 29 VT Clerk In Bakery NH MA
Louis H. NIGHTINGALE Other S Male W 30 MA Farm Laborer MA MA


1.^  "Susanah [Whitney], d. of Jason and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. 9, 1766," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).


3.^  "Susannah [Whitney] and William Alden of Needham, [married] May 1, 1788, in Needham," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905). Also, "Susanna [Whiting], of East Sudbury, and William Alden, [married] May 1, 1788," according to Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849.

4.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 65.

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