Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (c1745-1810)

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Ebenezer Whitney's Locations

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Ebenezer5 Whitney, (Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel4 and Lydia (Spooner) Whitney, was born circa 1745, died 15 Aug 1810, North Esk, Northumberland County, NB, Canada, and was buried 15 Aug 1810, Wilson's Point, Newcastle, NB, Canada. FindAGrave Memorial 178334171.

He married, 17 Jan 1769, Sheffield, NB, Canada, Huldah Mooers, daughter of Peter and Mary (Howes) Mooers. She was born 24 Jun 1751, Rowley, Essex Co., MA, and died 6 Jul 1815, North Esk, Northumberland County, NB, Canada. FindAGrave Memorial 180451267.

Ebenezer Whitney lived at NB, Canada. He and Huldah Mooers were married 17 Jan 1769 at Sheffield, on the Saint John river near Fredericton. The first reference located to Ebenezer after his marriage is to his employment in the masting industry near Maugerville in 1782. They moved to Miramichi about 1786-87. Ebenezer petitioned the new Province of N.B. from Burton concerning a minor land matter on 25 May 1785, at which time he was recognized as an 'Old Settler' (pre-Loyalist). In the same year, according to a statement of his, in a petition filed in 1805, Ebenezer and his son-in-law Jeremiah Travis bought Lots 5 and 6, respectively, (later became Whitney) from the Wiliam Davidson Estate on 1 Oct 1796. These lots are just east of the Curtis Rd. in Whitney, NB, Canada.

As proof of his parentage, Sharon Agar reports that a deed in Sunbury Co., NB, documents the sale of 50 acres of land from Ebenezer Whitney to Nehemiah Beckwith, in which Ebenezer states that the land was originally deeded to him "from my father, Samuel Whitney" [Sunbury Co. Deeds, vol. B4 (1786-1791), pp. 526-527]:[1]

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Children of Ebenezer5 and Huldah (Mooers) Whitney:

i. Peter6 Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1769, Sheffield, NB, Canada; m. Margaret Haynes.
ii. Susannah Whitney, b. circa 1770 in NB, Canada; m. Ichabod Beckwith.
iii. Moses Whitney, b. circa 1772, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. Esther Sherwood.
iv. Ebenezer Whitney, b. circa 1774, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. Charlotte Parker.
v. Huldah Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1777, Maugerville, Sunbury Co., NB, Canada; m. Jeremiah Travis.
vi. Jane Whitney, b. circa 1780, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. Edward Rogers.
vii. Daniel Whitney, b. 1781, Miramichi, NB, Canada; m. Mary Ann Forsyth.
viii. Samuel Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1784, Sheffield, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. Sarah Young.
ix. Mary Whitney, b. circa 1786, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. George McKay.
x. Oliver Whitney; b. circa 1789, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada.
xi. Sarah Whitney, b. circa 1791, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; m. David L. Tozier.
xii. Edward Whitney; b. circa 1794, Whitney, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada; d. Apr 1820.


Recent DNA results from two of Ebenezer's descendants has shown that he was almost certainly a descendant of the immigrant John Whitney.


1.^ New Brunswick, Canada, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1993 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: New Brunswick, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1941. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

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