Family:Whitney, Peter (1769-1845)

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Peter Whitney, (Ebenezer, [perhaps] Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), was born 12 Aug 1769, Sheffield, NB, Canada and died 4 Oct 1845, York Township, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 76. He was buried St. John's Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, Ontario, Canada.

He married, 13 Apr 1795, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, Margaret Haynes. She was born circa 1775 in the United States and died 6 Apr 1858.

Peter's birth is recorded in the Sheffield, NB, Canada town record book, This was a part of Nova Scotia when Peter was born.

In 1796, Peter petitioned for land.

Children of Peter and Margaret (Haynes) Whitney:

i. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1795, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1797, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada; m. Pierre Ignace Valliere.
iii. Huldah Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1799, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada.
iv. Mehitable Whitney, b. ca. 1807, York Co., Ontario, Canada.
v. Thomas Otway Whitney, b. ca. 1809, York Co., Ontario, Canada; m. Sophia Cuver Whitney; m. Matilda Ada.
vi. Christopher Whitney, b. 1812, Ontario, Canada; m. Elizabeth Heath; m. Mary Ann Sampson.
vii. Peter Whitney, b. 1816, Ontario, Canada. He married Sophia Cuver Whitney in 1835. He died before 1842. Sophia Cuver Whitney was born Canada. She married Thomas Otway Whitney, son of Peter Whitney and Margaret Haynes, circa 1842. She died on 8 Mar 1851 Canada.
viii. Philip Whitney, b. ca. 1820, York Twp, Ontario, Canada; m. Mary Veitch.
ix. Alexander B. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, York Township, Ontario, Canada, m. Jane Mara.


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