Family:Whitney, James (1764-1822)

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James6 Whitney (Ezra5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Ezra5 and Mercy (Morse) Whitney, was born 15 Dec 1764, Mendon, MA,[1] and died 1822, Craftsbury, VT.

He married firstly, 18 Oct 1787, Douglas, MA, Ruth Knapp,[2] daughter of Job and Ruth (Reed) Knapp. She was born about 1766, Douglas, MA,[3] and died 25 May 1793, Douglas, MA, aged 27 years.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 27 Oct 1793, Douglas, MA, for him and Mary Robinson "of Dudley".[5] He "of Douglas" married secondly, 24 Nov 1793, Dudley, MA, Mary Robinson,[6] of Oxford, MA, daughter of Silas and Susannah (Moore) Robinson. She was born 8 Oct 1771, Dudley, MA, and died 18 Jan 1805, Woodstock, CT.

He married thirdly, 24 Feb 1805, Woodstock, CT, "Mrs." Clarissa Gould,[7] daughter of Bezaleel and Bathsheba (Robinson) Gould. She was born 31 Oct 1783, Douglas, MA; died 13 Oct 1852, Craftsbury, VT, aged 69 years.

He resided East Woodstock, CT, Oxford, MA, and Craftsbury, VT.

Children of James6 and Ruth (Knapp) Whitney:

i. Job7 Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1788; m. Abigail Buckman.
ii. Ezra Whitney, b. Jan 1790; m. Lucy Waters.

Children of James6 and Mary (Robinson) Whitney:

iii. Mercy7 Whitney, b. ca. 1794, CT; d. 31 Jan 1869, Woodstock, CT, aged 72 years; m.(1) 4 Jan 1835, Woodstock, CT, Perley Lyon;[8] m.(2) 26/27 Dec 1842, Woodstock, CT, Asa Buckbee, of Woodstock, CT; s. p.
iv. Newell Whitney, b. 1796; m.(1) Anna Leonard; m.(2) Clarissa Clark; m.(3) Lucretia F. (Massey) Tillotson.
v. Henrietta Whitney, b. 17 May 1797; m. 19 Feb 1823, Uxbridge, MA, Ephraim Baylies,[9] of Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
vi. James Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1800; m.(1) Prudence Allard; m.(2) Lavina Lee.
vii. Mary Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1801; m. 4 Feb 1827, Josiah Allen; resided Craftsbury, VT; a son Job; resided Craftsbury.
viii. Micah Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1803; m.(1) Diantha Walker; m.(2) Elizabeth Chandler.

Children of James6 and Clarissa (Gould) Whitney:

ix. Schuyler Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1806; m. Sally Linchfield.
x. Bezaleel Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1808, QC, VT, or CT; m. Abigail Collins.
xi. Ruth K. Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1809; "Ruth R." d. 11 Jun 1894, Worcester, MA, aged 84 years 8 months, of hepatitis and old age;[10] m.(1) 24 Apr 1838, Uxbridge, MA, Alanson Howard "of New York";[11] b. 1803; d. 28 Sep 1849; and m.(2) 26 Nov 1863, East Woodstock, CT, George Towne. He was b. 18 Feb 1795; d. 30 Sep 1879. She resided 9 Henshaw Street, Worcester, MA. Children:
a. Josephine E. Howard, b. 30 Mar 1839; resided Thompson, CT.
b. Charles A. Howard, b. 8 May 1840; resided Wilsonville, CT.
c. Timothy F. Howard, b. 28 Jul 1843; resided Worcester, MA.
d. Sarah C. Howard, b. 25 Jan 1849; d. 9 May 1872.
xii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1809; d. young.
xiii. William G. Whitney, b. 12 May 1811, CT; m.(1) Marita Draper; m.(2) Martha Williams.
xiv. Daniel Whitney, b. 2 Oct 1812; m. Ruth Watson.
xv. Samuel B. Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1814, CT; m.(1) Sophia Walker; m.(2) Martha (Draper) Potter.
xvi. Clarissa Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1816; d. 1837, unmarried
xvii. Elizabeth H. Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1818; m.(1) 20 Mar 1839, Craftsbury, VT, Ziba Harriman,[12] of Greensboro, VT; m.(2) 1869 Burrill Hoyt.
xviii. Pliny C. Whitney, b. 30 Jul 1819, VT; m. Nancy Lincoln.
xix. Otis Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1821; m.(1) Joanna W. Howard; m.(2) Medosa Albee.
xx. Fiddia Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1823; d. 21 Mar 1824.


394 394 Newell Whitney 54 M - Farmer $1800 Ct. Albert N. 20 M - Vt. James 18 M - " " Attended school Clarissa 55 F - N.H. Susan Batchelder 12 F - Vt. Attended school

This seems to be his widow Clarissa, living with her stepson Newell.


1.^  "James [Whitney], s. of Ezra and Marcy, [born] Dec. 15, 1764," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

2.^  "James [Whitney] and Ruth Knap, [married] Oct. 18, 1787," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

3.^  "Ruth [Whitney], w. James, [born] (1766) G.S.3," according to Douglas Vital Records.

4.^  "Ruth [Whitney], w. James, [died] May 25, 1793, a. 27. G.S.3," according to Douglas Vital Records.

5.^  "James [Whitney] and Mary Robbinson of Dudley, int. Oct. 27, 1793," according to Douglas Vital Records.

6.^  "James [Whitney] of Douglas and Mary Robinson, [married] Nov. 24, 1793," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Dudley, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1908).

7.^  "James [Whitney], m. Mrs. Clarissa GOULD, b. of Woodstock, 24 Feb 1805, by John FOX, J.P.," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock 2-M:105.

8.^  "Marcy [Whitney], m. Perley LYON, b. of Woodstock, 4 Jan 1835, by Rev. Orson COWLES," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock 2-M:174, Brown Diary p. 63.

9.^  "Henrietta [Whitney] and Ephraim Baylies, [married] Feb. 19, 1823," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 447, page 782.

11.^  "Ruth K. [Whitney] and Alanson Howard of New York City, [married] Apr. 24, 1838," according to Uxbridge Vital Records.

12.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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