Family:Whitney, William (1778-1837)

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William7 Whitney (Phinehas6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Phinehas6 and Lydia (Bowes) Whitney, was born 3 Oct 1778, Shirley, MA,[1] and died 29 Jan 1837, or 29 Jan 1839, Boston, MA, aged 58 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 12 Apr 1801, Shirley, MA, for him and Elizabeth Fisk "of Bedford".[3] He "of Sherly" married firstly, 30 Mar 1802, Bedford, MA, Elizabeth Fisk,[4] daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca (Howe) Fisk. She was born 7 Apr 1783, Lexington, MA, and died 24 Feb 1810.

He married secondly, 29 Mar 1819, Burlington, MA, Martha Simonds,[5] daughter of Jonathan and Phebe (Cummings) Simonds. She was born 6 Oct 1791, Woburn, MA, and died 23 Jan 1837, Boston, MA, aged 45 years.[6]

He resided Shirley, Winchendon and Boston, MA.

Children of William7 and Elizabeth (Fiske) Whitney:

i. William Fiske8 Whitney, b. 19 May 1803, Shirley, MA;[7] m. Frances Ann Rice.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1804, Shirley, MA.[8]
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1806 (twin), Shirley, MA.[9]
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1806 (twin), Shirley, MA.[10]
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1807, Shirley, MA.[11]
ii. George Howe Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1809, Shirley, MA; m. Elizabeth B. White.

Children of William7 and Martha (Simonds) Whitney, if any, unknown.

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References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. Rev. Phin[eha]s and Lydia, [born] Oct. 30, 1778. [dup. Oct. 31, B.R.]," according to Vital Records of Shirley, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918).

2.^  "William [Whitney], in Boston, [died] Jan. 29, 1839, a. 58y. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915). Given his birth date in 1778, and his age of 58 at death, the 1837 date seems more likely to be correct. This could be an error in reading the tombstone, or an error on the tombstone itself.

3.^  "William [Whitney] and Elizabeth Fisk of Bedford, int. Apr. 12, 1801. [m. Mar. 29, 1802, B.R.]," according to Shirley Vital Records.

4.^  "William [Whitney] of Sherly [Shirley, C.R.] and Elizabeth Fisk, [married] Mar. 30, 1802," according to Vital Records of Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

5.^  "William [Whitney] of Boston and Martha Simonds, [married] Mar. 29, 1819," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Burlington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915). Also, "William Whitney of Boston (going to Winchendon) and Martha Simonds of Burlington, at Burlington, [married] Mar. 29, 1819," according to Edward F. Johnson, Vital Records of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1873 (Woburn, MA: Andrews, Cutler and Company, 1890-1919).

6.^  "Martha [Whitney], w. of William, in Boston, [died] Jan. 23, 1837, a. 45y. G.R.3," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

7.^  "William Fisk [Whitney], s. William and Elizebeth, [born] May 19, 1803," according to Shirley Vital Records. Also "William F. [Whitney], [born] May 19, 1803. G.R.3.," according to Cambridge Vital Records.

8.^  "----- [Whitney], s. William, [born] Sept. 17, 1804, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

9.^  "----- [Whitney], twin s. and d. William, [born] Jan. 16, 1806, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

10.^  "----- [Whitney], twin s. and d. William, [born] Jan. 16, 1806, B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.

11.^  "----- [Whitney], s. William, [born] Sept. 17, 1807. B.R.," according to Shirley Vital Records.


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