Family:Whitney, Ira (c1761-1839)

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Ira6 Whitney (Nathan5, Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Tabitha (Bennett) Whitney, was born about 1761, and died 6 Mar 1839, either NY or PA.

Marriage intentions were published 23 Nov 1789, Conway, MA, for him "of Conway" and Jane Bird "of Williamsburg".[1] He "of Consway" married firstly, 26 Nov 1789, Williamsburg, MA, Jane Bird.[2] She died 11 Nov 1797, Conway, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 22 Jun 1798, Conway, MA, for him and his second wife Rebekah Hartwell, both "of Conway".[4]

Between 1779 and 1790, Ira Whitney was a scholar of Elisha Niles, in Conway, Mass.[5]

Children of Ira6 and Jane (Bird) Whitney:

i. Jenny7 Whitney, bapt. 5 Sep 1790, Conway, MA.[6]
ii. Eunice Whitney, bapt. 18 Sep 1791, Conway, MA.[7]
iii. Hannah Whitney, bapt. 16 Jun 1793, Conway, MA.[8]
iv. Deorce Whitney, bapt. 17 May 1795, Conway, MA.[9]

Children of Ira6 and Rebekah (Hartwell) Whitney:

v. Enos7 Whitney, bapt. 8 Jul 1798, Conway, MA;[10] m. Diantha Hill.
vi. Joel Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1799, Conway, MA; m. Sarah Mead.
vii. Nathan Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1803, Conway, MA; m. Susan Davis.
viii. Tabitha Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1807, Conway, MA; d. 3 Mar 1886, Port Jervis, NY; m. 13 Dec 1831, Leonard Homer.
ix. Ira Whitney, b. 6 May 1812, Onondaga Co., NY; d. in infancy.
x. Lucy Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1813, Onondaga Co., NY; d. 26 Jun 1850, Warren Co., PA; m. 10 Sep 1836, John Wales.



1.^  "Ira [Whitney] of C. and Jane Bird of Williamsburg, int. Nov. 23, 1789," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

2.^  "Ira [Whitney], of Conway, and Jane Burd, [married] 26 Nov 1789, by Rev. Joseph Strong," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, "Massachusetts Vital Records, Williamsburg 1771-1899" (Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987), volume 2, page 348.

3.^  "_____ [Whitney], w. Ira, Nov. 11, 1797," according to Conway Vital Records.

4.^  "Ira [Whitney] and Rebekah Hartwell, both of C., int. June 22, 1798," according to Conway Vital Records.

5.^  "Ira, 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.

6.^  "Jenny [Whitney], d. Ira, bp. Sept. 5, 1790, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

7.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Ire, bp. Sept. 18, 1791, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

8.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Ira, bp. June 16, 1793, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

9.^  "Deorce [sic] [Whitney], d. _____, bp. May 17, 1795, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

10.^  "Enos [Whitney], s. Ira, bp. July 8, 1798, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

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