Family:Whitney, George (1772-1845)

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George7 Whitney (Ephraim6, David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ephraim6 and Sarah (Wood) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1772, Natick, MA,[1] and died 8 Feb 1845.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 8 Aug 1795, Medfield, MA, for him "of Plainfield" and Miriam Hunt.[3] He married, 21 Jan 1796, Plainfield, MA, Miriam Hunt.[4]

The birth of their eldest daughter Almira is recorded in both Cummington, MA and Ellington, CT. Because they were married in Plainfield, MA, very near Cummington, she was most likely born there, and her birth recorded in Ellington after they relocated there sometime between 1796 and 1799.

He resided Ellington, CT, and Scottsville, NY.

Children of George7 and Miriam (Hunt) Whitney:

i. Almira8 Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1796, Cummington, MA.[5] Her birth was also recorded in Ellington, CT.[6] She died 6 Oct 1863, Painesville, Lake Co., OH.[7] She married, about 1820, Gilbert Titus, b. 23 Apr 1793, d. 30 Jun 1862, Painesville, Lake Co., OH.[8]
ii. David Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1799, Ellington, CT;[9] m. Eliza Edgeworth.
iii. Miriam Whitney, b. 17 May 1801, Ellington, CT;[10] m. ca. 1819, Hudson, NY, Stephen Benjamin Titus.
iv. George Lowell Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1804, Ellington, CT;[11] m. Louisa Struce. Pierce has his birthdate as 24 Jan 1804.
v. William Wood Whitney, b. ca. 1809, Enfield, MA; m. Elizabeth White.
vi. Sarah V. Whitney, b. -----; m. ----- Ball.
vii. Gilbert Titus Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1816, Hudson, NY; m. Harriet Wheeler Smith.


  • 1800, Tolland, Tolland Co., CT: George Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1810: not found.
  • 1820, Hudson, Columbia Co., NY: George Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1830, Wheatland, Monroe Co., NY: George Whitney, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 10-14, and 1 female 60-69.
  • 1840: not found. Possibly living with a daughter's family.
  • 1850: not found. Gilbert & Almira Titus - missing.
  • 1860, Painesville, Lake Co., OH: Gilbert Titus. This was his daughter.


On 17 Jan 1999, Marcia Whitney Green wrote:

In Pierce's book under a listing for George Whitney it states that two of his daughters married young men named Titus. My maiden name is Whitney, and though George is not in my line, I do have his two daughters marrying Titus siblings of my Titus ancestor. A reference in another book tells me that the two Whitney girls were the daughters of George Whitney, of Natick. Indeed, one of them has a son 'George Whitney Titus.' However, the George in quesiton is NOT the son of Jason and Lois of Natick.
There is a George married in Plainfield, Hampshire Co. to Miriam Hunt. One of the Titus wives is named Miriam and the other Almera. Vital records for Cummington in Hampshire Co show an Almira, dau. of Geo/Miriam b. 3 Sept. 1796. And an IGI ext. for CT shows Mariam b. 17 May 1801 in Ellington, Tolland, CT. Another source gives her born in Natick.

On the same day, Robert Ward responded:

Your George WHITNEY was George-7 WHITNEY, son of Ephraim-6 and Sarah (WOOD) WHITNEY [David-5, Nathaniel-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1], born 22 Feb 1772, Natick, MA. His intentions of marriage with Miriam HUNT were published at Medfield, MA, 8 Aug 1795, husband called "of Plainfield". I had no data on their children, so what you give above is very helpful.
There [Barbour Collection abstracts] is found in the Ellington Vital Records, 1:20, several of their children, whom I had not yet connected with George-7 above.


1.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Ephraim and Sarah, [born] Feb. 22, 1772," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).


3.^  "George [Whitney] of Plainfield and Miriam Hunt, int. Aug. 8, 1795.", Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903.

4.^  "George [Whitney], and Mariam Hunt, m. 21 Jan 1796.", LDS IGI.

5.^  "Almira, d. George and Miriam [Meriam, o.r.], Sept. 3, 1796.", Streeter, William H., and Daphne H. Morris, Vital Records of Cummington, Massachusetts, 1762-1900, Cummington, MA: Streeter, 1979.

6.^  "Almira, d. [George & Mariam], b. 3 Sep 1796, Ellington 1:20", Card Index of the Barbour Collection.

7.^  IGI

8.^  IGI

9.^  "David, s. [George & Mariam], b. 18 Feb 1799, Ellington 1:20", Card Index of the Barbour Collection.

10.^  "Mariam, d. [George & Mariam], b. 17 May 1801, Ellington 1:20", Card Index of the Barbour Collection.

11.^  "George Lovel, s. [George & Mariam], b. 27 Jan 1804, Ellington 1:20", Card Index of the Barbour Collection.

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