John Whitney

21 January 1784–27 September 1852 (Age 68)
Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Whitney was born on 21 January 1784, in Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Oliver Whitney, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Chase, was 30. He married Mary Spalding on 9 May 1813, in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 September 1852, in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

John Whitney
1784–1852
Mary Spalding
1796–1880
Marriage: 9 May 1813
Mary Whitney
1814–1893
Granville M. Whitney
1816–1848
John Henry Whitney
1817–1897
Adaline Eliza Whitney
1824–1901
James S. Whitney
1827–1895
Jeptha Denison Whitney
1830–1852
Amanda M. Whitney
1834–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1813Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution
    Age 4
    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
    1803
    Age 19
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Whitney in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island, piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Witney
    Widney

    Sources (27)

    • John Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John in entry for James S. Whitney, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • John Whitney in entry for Adaline Eliza Whitney, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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