Martha Ann Whitney

2 May 1811–10 January 1840 (Age 28)
Fishkill,NY

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Whitney was born on 2 May 1811, her father, Elias Whitney, was 40 and her mother, Judith Wood, was 37. She died on 10 January 1840, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Whitney
1770–1860
Judith Wood
1774–1863
Elizabeth Whitney
1792–1861
Phebe Whitney
1795–1814
Hannah Rowlin Whitney
1797–
ISAAC Lounsbury Whitney
1800–1885
Jacob Hasbrook Whitney
1802–
PETER Barry Whitney
1804–
Martha Ann Whitney
1811–1840
JOHN Wiley Whitney
1814–1877
Francis Rowland Whitney
1816–1902

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World Events (7)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 9

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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 (2)

  • Mary Ann Whitney, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Martha A. Whiteney, "Find A Grave Index"

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