Family:Whitney, Samuel (1784-1869)

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Samuel6 Whitney, (Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ebenezer5 and Huldah (Mooers) Whitney, was born 18 Sep 1784, Sheffield, NB, and died 12 May 1869, Whitney, NB, at age 84. He was buried in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Red Bank, NB.

He married, 19 Jun 1806, NB, Sarah Young, daughter of John and Sarah (Foss) Young. She was born 19 Sep 1786, St. John River, NB, and died 3 Feb 1868, Whitney, NB. She was buried in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Red Bank, NB.

Samuel Whitney lived at Whitney, NB. He received money from Miramichi Fire Relief fund, 1825. Served in King's New Brunswick Regiment, about 1803. He lived in Miramichi between 60 and 70 years. His descendants claim that he lost a leg in the woods and was a 'peg-legged' man thereafter.

Children of and Samuel6 and Sarah (Young) Whitney, all born Whitney, NB:

i. Sarah7 Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1807; died young.
ii. Moses Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1810; m. Charlotte Cromwell.
iii. James Edward Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1812; m. Ruth Ann Kenny
iv. John Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1814; m. Elizabeth Bouchart.
v. William Parker Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1816; Sophia McNelly.
vi. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1819; m. Malcolm McNeil.
vii. Peter Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1821; m. Jessie Sinclair.
viii. Edward Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1824; m.(1) Hannah Rogers; m.(2) Lydia Allison.
ix. David Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1826; m.(1) Magdaline Russell; m.(2) Elizabeth Sherrard.
x. Sarah Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1829; m.(1) John Russell; m.(2) John T. Atkins.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined.


  • A GEDCOM file of the descendants of Ebenezer and Huldah (Mooers) Whitney is available.

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