Family:Whitney, Asaph (1759-b1803)

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Asaph6 Whitney (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Tabitha (Bennett) Whitney, was born 29 Apr 1759, Stow, MA.

Marriage intentions were published 1 Oct 1786, Conway, MA, for him "Asa" "of Conway" and Lucretia Murphy "of Williamsburg".[1] It seems likely that it was the same couple "Asa" and Christian McMurphy who were married 5 Dec 1786, Williamsburg, MA.[2] "Lucretia Whitney", widow, died 3 Aug 1803, Conway, aged 42 years, of consumption,[3] and hence was born about 1761.

Asa Whitney was a scholar, 1779-1790, of Elisha Niles, in Conway, Mass.[4]

Asa/Asaph6 and Lucretia/Christian (Murphy/McMurphy) Whitney had no known children.


  • 1790: not found. There was an Asa White in Williamsburg, MA, with 1 male over 16, 2 males 0-15, and 4 females, but this doesn't seem to fit the profile of a young, newly-married couple.


  • Stow Vital Records
  • Williamsburg Vital Records

1.^  "Asa [Whitney] of C. and Lucretia Murphy of Williamsburg, int. Oct. 1, 1786," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

2.^  "Asa [Whitney], and Christian McMurphy, [married] 5 Dec 1786," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, "Massachusetts Vital Records, Williamsburg 1771-1899" (Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987), volume 2, page 347.

3.^  "Lucretia [Whitney], wid. consumption, [died] Aug. 3, 1803, a. 42," according to Conway Vital Records.

4.^  "Asa [Whitney], scholar, 1779-1790, of Elisha Niles, in Conway, Mass.," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Diary of Elisha Niles, Colchester and East Hampton, p. 5.

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