Family:Whitney, Stephen (1757-a1810)

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Stephen6 Whitney (Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Josiah5 and Sarah (Farr) Whitney, was born 1 May 1757, Harvard, MA,[1] and died after 1810, Lynn, MA.

He married firstly, 6 Feb 1783, Persis Locke, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ayers) Locke. She was born 1757, Shutesbury, MA, and died 22 Jun 1806, Deerfield, MA, aged 49 years.[2]

He, of Hadley, married secondly, 24 Mar 1809, Sterling, MA, Cathy Brown of Sterling, MA.[3]

He was born in Harvard, and resided in Roxbury, NH. He served in the Revolutionary war, and participated in the battle of Bennington, in 1777; was in the company from Harvard, commanded by Capt. Hezekiah Whitney. From 1798 to 1808, he kept an inn at Bloody Brook, in Deerfield, Massachusetts, near the site of the Indian massacre of 1675. In 1809 he resided in Sterling. He resided Shutesbury, Deerfield and Lynn, MA.

Children of Stephen6 and Persis (Locke) Whitney:

i. Polly7 Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1783; m. 26 Sep 1802, Deerfield, MA, Benjamin Marsh,[4] of Deerfield.
ii. Stephen Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1785; d. 20 Jul 1786.
iii. Betsey Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1787; m. 1808, Abraham Sanderson, Jr., b. 2 Aug 1781; d. 1821; m.(2) Lucius Graham; b. -----; d. -----; m. 3d Ebenezer Saxton; b. -----; d. -----. She d. 1840. Children:
a. Perises Sanderson, b. 30 Oct 1809; d. Sep 1838; m. Ansel C. Delano.
b. Clarissa Sanderson, b. 31 May 1812; m. Henry Church; resided Ohio.
c. Tryphena Sanderson, b. 2 Nov 1814; d. s. p. 1850; m. Alson Cole.
d. Dwight Whitney Sanderson, b. 1 Mar 1817; m. 1850, Harriett N. Grover; resided Sunderland, MA.
e. Tryphosa Elvira Sanderson, b. 10 Feb 1820; m. Ephraim H. Curtiss; resided Newton, MA.
f. Lucius Graham, b. 7 Mar 1824; m. Minerva Kingsbury; 3 ch.; resided Conway, MA.
iv. Cynthia Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1790; m. 1 Jan 1814, Lynn, MA, Jonathan Currier, Jr., of Concord, NH.[5] Children:
a. William Jackson Currier, b. 21 Feb 1815; graduated Andover and Amherst, M. D.; m. Susan B. Spalding.
b. Charles W. Currier, b. 9 Mar 1817; studied medicine and went to Texas.
c. Simon Pender Currier, b. 19 Aug 1822; m. Elizabeth Wakeman; resided Milwaukee, WI.
v. Clarissa Whitney, b. 27 May 1793; d. 15 Mar 1811, Lynn, MA, aged 18 years, of consumption;[6] unmarried.
vi. Susan Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1795, Deerfield, MA;[7] m. 8 Aug 1816, Lynn, MA, Richard Richards.[8] He d. 19 Dec 1851; resided Lynn, MA. Children:
a. Lydia M. Richards, b. 29 Apr 1817; m. 1832, Albert T. Goodwin; resided Lynn, MA.
b. Joseph W. Richards, b. 25 May 1820; d. 22 Jan 1821.
c. Bridget H. Richards, b. 26 Apr 1825; m. 1839, Amos W. Fisher.
vii. Stephen Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1797, Deerfield, MA;[9] d. 24 Aug 1803, Deerfield, MA, aged 6 years 18 days.[10]
viii. Elvira Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1804; "Alvira" m. 4 Jul 1825, Lynn, MA, William Watts, of Lynn.[11]

Children of Stephen6 and Cathy (Brown) Whitney:

ix. Persis7 Whitney, b. ca. 2 Jan 1810, Sterling, MA; d. 11 Apr 1873, Marlborough, MA, aged 63 years 3 months 9 days, of typhoid fever;[12] m. ----- Bemis.



1.^  "Stephen [Whitney], s. of Josiah and Sarah, [born] May 1, 1757," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Persis [Whitney], w. of Stephen, [died] June 22, 1806, a. 49y. G.R.8," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Deerfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

3.^  "Stephen [Whitney] of Hadley, and Cathy Brown of S., [married] March 24, 1809," according to Sterling Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Benjamin Marsh, [married] Sept. 26, 1802," according to Deerfield Vital Records.

5.^  "Sinthy [Whittney], and Jonathan Currier [Jr. CR 5] of Concord, [married] Jan. 1, 1814," according to Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1905-1906).

6.^  "Clarissa [Whitney], consumption, [died] Mar. 15, 1811, a. 18 y.," according to Lynn Vital Records.

7.^  "Suky [Whitney], d. of Stephen and Persis, [born] June 11, 1795," according to Deerfield Vital Records.

8.^  "Susen [Whittney], and Richard Richards, Aug. 8, 1816," according to Lynn Vital Records.

9.^  "Stephen [Whitney], s. of Stephen and Persis, [born] Aug. 6, 1797," according to Deerfield Vital Records.

10.^  "Stephen [Whitney], s. of Stephen and Persis, [died] Aug. 24, 1805, a. 6y. 18d. G.R.8. (1803 C.R.1)," according to Deerfield Vital Records.

11.^  "Alvira [Whitney], and William Watts, [married] July 4, 1825," according to Lynn Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 257, page 206.

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