(Capt.) Jonathan Whitney

Male 1737 - 1792  (55 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Whitney  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix (Capt.) 
    Born 26 Jul 1737  Milford (Mendon), Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1792  "Old Castle", Ontario Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I908  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father II Jonathan Whitney,   b. 17 Oct 1704,   d. 1755  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Lydia Jones,   b. 15 Sep 1705,   d. 4 Mar 1783  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1726/27  [1
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Parkhurst,   b. 22 Jun 1741, Milford (Mendon), Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1812, Milo, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1760  Milford (Mendon), Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Asa Whitney
     2. Nathan Whitney,   b. 18 Oct 1761, Conway, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1838  (Age 76 years)
     3. Abigail Whitney,   b. 12 Mar 1764,   d. 16 Aug 1832  (Age 68 years)
     4. Joel Whitney,   b. 13 Nov 1766, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1825  (Age 58 years)
     5. Esther Whitney,   b. 16 Dec 1769,   d. 16 Aug 1848  (Age 78 years)
     6. Experience Whitney,   b. 6 Jun 1772,   d. 5 Feb 1826  (Age 53 years)
     7. Jonas Whitney,   b. 12 May 1775,   d. 27 Sep 1823  (Age 48 years)
     8. Ruth Whitney,   b. 18 Feb 1778
    +9. Ami Whitney,   b. 18 Jan 1781, Conway, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1867, Flint Creek, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. (General) Parkhurst Whitney,   b. 15 Sep 1784,   d. 26 Apr 1862  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Jonathan Whitney was born in Mendon, in that part subsequently Milford, Mass., and soon after his marriage in 1761, moved to Conway, where he resided until 1782. With his son, Joel, he went in 1789 to Ontario Co., N.Y., cut a stock of hay on
      the "Old Castle" farm near Geneva and put in four or five acres of wheat, put up a log house 18 feet square and roofed it up with bark, and returned home to Conway in the fall. In 1791 with his family he moved to the "Old Castle" farm with ox
      teams and were some seventeen days on the road.
      Jonathan was in the Revolutionary War and was at the seige of Ticonderoga. The trees around the fort had been felled to allow the guns to be used. One tree, however, remained upright, against which another had fallen in a slanting direction. He
      climbed into the crotch of the upright tree and fired into the fort, a party under the tree loading guns and handing them up to him. It was some time before he was discovered and driven away by the garrison."
      He began his miltary career during the Lexington Alarm on 22 April 1775 as a Sergeant. In May of 1776 he was a 1st Lieutenant. In June of 1780 he was made a Captain of the 7th Co., 5th Regt. of the Hampshire County, Massachusetts militia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S364] Whitney: The Descendants of John Whitney who came from London, England to Watertown, Mass. in 1635, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (EF#29, SN#31, 26 Feb 1977).

    2. [S2] DAR Lineage Book, Vol 76, 1925, 75429.

    3. [S62] Muster rolls from Massachusetts Archives, (EF#185, SN#341, 13 Apr 1978).