Family:Whitney, David (1766-1850)

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David6 Whitney (Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Benjamin5 and Mary (Turner) Whitney,[1] was born 11 Feb 1766, Pepperell, MA,[2] and died 13 Aug 1850, Tunbridge, VT, and was buried in Whitney Hill Cemetery.

He married, 21 Nov 1793, West Randolph, VT, Susanna Huntington, daughter of William and Anne (Pride) Huntington. She was born 28 Jul 1766, Norwich, CT, and died 20 Dec 1842, Tunbridge, VT.

He resided Tunbridge, VT.

Children of David6 and Susanna (Huntington) Whitney:

i. Betsey7 Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1794, Tunbridge, VT;[3] m. John6 Whitney.
ii. David Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1795, Tunbridge, VT;[4] m. Lydia Parker.
iii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1796, Tunbridge, VT;[5] m.(1) Sibbel Parker; m.(2) Eliz (Hall) Whitney.
iv. William Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1800, Tunbridge, VT;[6] m. Eliza Hall.
v. Cyrus Whitney, b. 21 Dec 1802, Tunbridge, VT;[7] m. Betsey Curtis.
vi. Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1805, VT; m. 15 Mar 1830, Tunbridge, VT, Azro Burton Curtis;[8] resided Fort Atkinson, WI; son, David W.; resided Fort Atkinson, WI.
vii. Thomas Whitney, b. ca. 1806, VT; d. 9 Apr 1814, aged 7 years; bur. Whitney Hill Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT.
viii. Daniel Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1809; m. Julia Hall.


40 43 Cyrus Whitney 48 M - Farmer $6000 Vt. Betsey C. " 43 F - " David " 84 M - Farmer Mass. Eliza " 20 F - Vt. Olive " 18 F - " Attended school, insane Ernest " 7 M - " Attended school John Ballou 22 M - Farmer "

He is living with his son Cyrus, and granddaughters Eliza and Olive, daughters of his son William.


  • Modifications made by Karl H. Schwerin from family records

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "David [Whitney], s. Benjamin & w. [Mary], b. Feb. 11, 1766," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985), p. 115.

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

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

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

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

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

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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