Isaac Whitney

22 January 1788–12 May 1850 (Age 62)
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Whitney was born on 22 January 1788, in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Whitney, was 25 and his mother, Rachel Paine Rawson, was 23. He married Laura Montague on 16 July 1818. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1788. He died on 12 May 1850, in Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Troy, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Isaac Whitney
Laura Montague
Marriage: 16 July 1818
William Montague Whitney
Laura E. Whitney
Russell R. Whitney
Henry Milton Whitney
Luther Whitney
Harriet Whitney
Lucinda Whitney

Spouse and Children

16 July 1818


    William Montague Whitney


    Laura E. Whitney


    Russell R. Whitney




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World Events (7)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Whitney, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Isaac Whitney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Isaac, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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