Family:Whitney, James (1778-1813)

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James6 Whitney (James5, [prob.] James4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of James5 and Mary (Thayer) Whitney, was born 24 Jul 1778, Winchester, NH,[1] and died 1813, Ludlow, VT, intestate.

He married, about 1798, Abigail -----.

Children of James6 and Abigail (-----) Whitney:

i. James7 Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1800, Ludlow, VT.[2]
ii. Freeman Clark Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1806, Ludlow, VT.[3] Possibly the same as Clark F. Whitney (c1807-1862).
iii. Salome Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1809, Ludlow, VT;[4] bur. Garland Cem., Clarkson, NY;[5] m. (int. 1 Oct 1828, Wrentham, MA,[6] int. 20 Oct 1828, Attleborough, MA), between -- Jun and 12 Nov 1825, Attleborough, MA, Joel Houghton Slack,[7] b. 10 Mar 1803, Attleborough, MA.
iv. Maria Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1811, Ludlow, VT.[8] Possibly the same as Maria Whitney, who was b. ca. 1812; d. 2 Apr 1840, Westminster, VT; m. 31 Dec 1837, Westminster, VT, John Dorr Morse, both of Westminster.[9] He d. 2 Nov 1869, Westminster, VT, aged 58 years, and was bur. Old East Parish Cemetery, Westminster, VT.
v. Sherman Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1813, Ludlow, VT.[10]


Salome may have been living with her putative brother Freeman Clark Whitney, or Clark F. Whitney, in Attleborough.

Salome Whitney's name was misreported variously in the records. In her marriage at Attleborough, MA, she was "Sabama" Whitney, and in the intentions, "Sabama Whiting". Ih her intentions at Wrentham, MA, she was "Salama Whiting" of Attleborough. In the censuses at Clarkson, Monroe Co., NY, she was in 1850, "Seloma", 39, b. MA; in 1855, "Saloma", 46, b. MA; in 1860, "Salvina", 50, b. VT; in 1865, "S. W.", 55, b. VT. Her gravestone calls her "Salome Slack".



1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

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

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

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

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #136105817, Salome Slack.

6.^  "Salama [Whitney] of Attleborough, and Joel H. Slack, int. Oct. 1, 1828," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

7.^  "Sabama [Whiting. int], unm., of A., and Joel H. Slack of Wrentham, bet. June ___ and Nov. 12, 1825. [Oct. 20, 1828 int.]," according to Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1934).

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

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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

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