Ebenezer Whitney

17 March 1780–3 February 1823 (Age 42)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Whitney was born on 17 March 1780, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Whitney, was 45 and his mother, Abigail Cutler, was 44. He married Bathsheba Tinkin Heston on 27 August 1807, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 February 1823, in Glassboro, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Swedesboro, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States.

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Ebenezer Whitney
Bathsheba Tinkin Heston
Marriage: 27 August 1807
Samuel Whitney
Mary Whitney
Abigail Cutler Whitney
Thomas Heston Whitney I
Harriet Heston Whitney
Eben Wharton Whitney
Samuel Austin Whitney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 August 1807New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 1
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1787 · New Jersey Plan
    Age 7
    "Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 14
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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.

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    Sources (18)

    • Even Whitney in entry for Myles Synnott, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
    • Eben Whitney in entry for Mrs Bathsheba Tonkin Whitney, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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