Family:Whitney, Asa (c1781-1839)

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Rev. Asa7 Whitney (John6, Nathan5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of John6 and Joanna (Hamilton) Whitney, was born about 1781, and died 14 Jun 1839, Readsboro, VT, aged 58 years.

He married, 1 Jul 1802, Readsboro, VT, Ruth Amidon,[1] daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Wood) Amidon. She was born about 1788, and died 10 Sep 1840, Readsboro, VT, aged 52 years.[2]

Children of Asa7 and Ruth (Amidon) Whitney:

i. Almina8 Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1803, Readsboro, VT.
ii. Chancy Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1807, Readsboro, VT.[3]
iii. Lorenzo D. Whitney, b. 17 May 1808, Readsboro, VT;[4] m. Lucy Jackson.
iv. Asa Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1812, Readsboro, VT; d. after 1880; m. ----- -----. He broke his leg in 1868 and a lawsuit made its way to the Vermont Supreme Court. This lawsuit describes details of his life and mentions his father and grandfather.
v. Ira Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1815, Readsboro, VT, m. Mary Ann Puffer.
vi. Julia Maria Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1818, Stamford, VT; d. 1895, Wilmington, VT; m. 26 Oct 1832, Troy, NY, James Aldrich.


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1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2. ^  "Died in Readsboro, Vt., on the 10th of Sept., 1840, Mrs. Ruth Whitney, widow of the late Rev. Asa Whitney, aged 52. She was for many years a member of the Reformed Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 10/8/1840", MARRIAGES AND DEATHS PUBLISHED IN THE FAYETTEVILLE LUMINARY AND REFORMED METHODIST INTELLIGENCER (THE METHODIST REFORMER AFTER SEPTEMBER 23, 1841), August 6, 1840 - October 13, 1842, Town of Manlius and Elsewhere.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

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