Descendants of Ebenezer Whitney of Sheffield NB Canada

Generation One

1. Ebenezer1 Whitney; b. circa 1745; m. Huldah Mooers, daughter of Peter Mooers and Mary Howes, 17 Jan 1769 in Sheffield NB, Canada; d. 15 Aug 1810 in North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; bur. 15 Aug 1810 in Wilson's Point, Newcastle NB, Canada.

Ebenezer Whitney lived at NB, Canada. Ebenezer and Huldah Mooers were married 17 January 1769 at Sheffield, on the Saint John river near Fredericton. The first reference located to Ebenezer after his marriage is to his employment in the masting industry near Maugerville in 1782.They moved to the Miramichi about 1786-87. Ebenezer petitioned the new Province of NB from Burton concerning a minor land matter on 25 May 1785, at which time he was recognized as an 'Old Settler' (pre-Loyalist). In the same year, according to a statement of his, in a petition filed in 1805, Ebenezer and his son-in-law Jeremiah Travis bought Lots 5 and 6, respectively, (later became Whitney) from the Wiliam Davidson Estate on 1 October 1796. These lots are just east of the Curtis Rd. in Whitney NB, Canada. Ebenezer and Huldah had twelve children.

Huldah Mooers. Huldah Mooers lived at NB, Canada. She was born on 24 Jun 1751 in Rowley, Essex Co. MA, USA. She died on 6 Jul 1815 in North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, at age 64.

Children of Ebenezer1 Whitney and Huldah Mooers were as follows:

Generation Two

2. Peter2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. 12 Aug 1769 in Sheffield NB, Canada; m. Margaret Haynes 13 Apr 1795 in Niagara, ON, Canada; d. after 1809 in Canada.

He of the war of 1812 Ref. Arb. Peter Whitney lived at Ontario NB, Canada. He Peter's birth is recorded in the Sheffield NB, Canada town record book, This was a part of Nova Scotia when Peter was born. Ref. W.D.H. 1796,Peter petitioned for land.

Margaret Haynes. Margaret Haynes lived at Ontario NB, Canada. She was born circa 1778.

Children of Peter2 Whitney and Margaret Haynes were as follows:

3. Susannah2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); m. Ichabod Beckwith; b. circa 1770 in NB, Canada; d. 29 Apr 1848 in NB, Canada.

Susannah Whitney lived at Strathadam NB, Canada.

Ichabod Beckwith Ichabod was a Sargent of the Loyal American Legion. 'A trooper in Col. Arnold's Regiment in the Revolutionary War' quoted in ( The Loyalists of New Brunswick-Fredericton 1955 ). He was wounded in the leg. By 1788 he was on the Miramichi until his death. His first land grant was lot 42 in the Micheau Survey, still known as Beckwith's Cove E. of Newcastle. 'He was a miller to Messrs. Fraser & Co.' and owned one-third of the saw mill tract. Ichabod Beckwith lived at Miramichi River NB, Canada. He was born circa 1762 in NB, Canada. He died in 1812 in North West Millstream NB, Canada.

Children of Susannah2 Whitney and Ichabod Beckwith all b. in Miramichi, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, were as follows:

4. Moses2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. circa 1772 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. Esther Sherwood 9 Sep 1796 in NB, Canada; d. after 1850 in Hodgdon, ME, USA.

He was also known as Sr.

Esther Sherwood was born circa 1778 in NY, USA. She died after 1860 in Hodgdon, ME, USA.

Children of Moses2 Whitney and Esther Sherwood were as follows:

5. Ebenezer2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. circa 1774 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. Charlotte Parker 27 Jun 1811 in Saint John NB, Canada; d. circa 1856 in NB, Canada.

He 1796, Ebenezer's name first occured in Northumberland. married by Rev. Dr. Byles, according to the NB Royal Gazette on 29 Jul 1811 in Saint John, Saint John Co. NB, Canada. He appeared on the census of 1851 in Parish of North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; farmer, Age 78, origin North America.

Charlotte Parker was born in 1789 in King's Clear, York Co., Canada. She appeared on the census of 1851 in Parish of North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; age 62. She died on 27 Feb 1868 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada.

Children of Ebenezer2 Whitney and Charlotte Parker were as follows:

6. Huldah2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. 7 Jul 1777 in Maugerville, Sunbury Co. NB, Canada; m. Jeremiah Travis 19 Nov 1792 in North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; d. 1857 in Little South West, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada.

She Res: Sillikers NB, Canada.

Jeremiah Travis was millwright and farmer. He was born on 22 Oct 1768 in Tomahawk, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co., NY, USA. He died on 23 Nov 1841 in Little South West, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, at age 73.

Children of Huldah2 Whitney and Jeremiah Travis all b. in North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, were as follows:

7. Jane2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. circa 1780 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. Edward Rogers circa 1795; d. 21 May 1853 in North Esk, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada.

Edward Rogers was born on 20 Sep 1772 in Simsbury, CT, USA. He died on 27 Apr 1858 in NB, Canada, at age 85.

Children of Jane2 Whitney and Edward Rogers were as follows:

8. Daniel2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); m. Mary Ann Forsyth; b. 1781 in Miramichi NB, Canada; d. before 24 Sep 1814 in NB, Canada.

He Last Res: Was settled on a lot in North Esk Parish NB given to him by brother Samuel. He petitioned for an extra land grant (#554) in 1809, stating that his head had been badly injured by a falling tree. He sold land to David Tozer 13 April 1812.

Mary Ann Forsyth was also known as Polly. Mary Ann Forsyth lived at North Esk Parish NB, Canada. She was born circa 1789 in NB, Canada. She died on 12 Jan 1884.

Children of Daniel2 Whitney and Mary Ann Forsyth were as follows:

9. Samuel2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); bur. in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Red Bank NB, Canada; b. 18 Sep 1784 in Sheffield, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. Sarah Young 19 Jun 1806 in NB, Canada; d. 12 May 1869 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, at age 84.
Samuel Whitney lived at
Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada. He Samuel received money from Miramichi Fire Relief fund, 1825. Served in King's NB, Regiment, about 1803. He lived in Miramichi between 60 and 70 years. His descendants claim that he lost a leg in the woods and was a 'peg-legged' man thereafter.

Sarah Young. Sarah Young lived at Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada. She was born on 19 Sep 1786 in St. John River NB, Canada. She was buried in 1868 in St. Stephen's Cemetery. She died on 3 Feb 1868 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, at age 81.

Children of Samuel2 Whitney and Sarah Young all b. in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada, were as follows:

10. Mary2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. circa 1786 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. George McKay circa 1804; d. 27 Nov 1856 in NB, Canada.

Mary Whitney lived at Strathadam NB, Canada.

George McKay. George McKay lived at Strathadam NB, Canada. He was born circa 1779. He died on 5 Dec 1855.

Children of Mary2 Whitney and George McKay were as follows:

12. Sarah2 Whitney (Ebenezer1); b. circa 1791 in Whitney, Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; m. David L. Tozier circa 1813 in Northumberland Co. NB, Canada; d. 17 Sep 1884 in Linneus, Aroostook Co., ME, USA.

Sarah Whitney lived at Linneus, ME, USA.

David L. Tozier. David L. Tozier lived at Linneus, ME, USA. He was born circa 1786 in CT, USA. He died on 10 Dec 1876 in Linneus, Aroostook Co., ME, USA.

Children of Sarah2 Whitney and David L. Tozier were as follows:

Generation Three

15. Sarah3 Whitney (Peter2, Ebenezer1); m. Pierre Ignace (Angus) Valliere; b. circa 1797 in Niagara ON, Canada; d. 13 Nov 1841.

Sarah Whitney lived at ON, Canada; Ontario, New Brunswick Canada. She Int. St. John's, York Mills.

Pierre Ignace (Angus) Valliere was also known as Angus. He Pierre was a ship's carpenter and farmer. He was born in 1795 in Canada. He died on 8 Jul 1839.

Children of Sarah3 Whitney and Pierre Ignace (Angus) Valliere were as follows:

18. Thomas Otway3 Whitney (Peter2, Ebenezer1); b. 1809 in ON, Canada; m. Sophia Cuver Whitney 1842; m. Matilda Ada 1854; d. 1894.

He Thomas was a laborer. *1871 CENSUS ONTARIO, CANADA: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thomas Whitney 62 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada W. Methodist Matilda 62 Next birthday born Ireland, Church of England Mary 16 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Christopher 15 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Isabella 12 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada James 8 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada.

Sophia Cuver Whitney married Peter Whitney, son of Peter Whitney and Margaret Haynes, in 1835. She was born in Canada. She Widow of Peter Whitney Jr. d. by 1842.

There were no children of Thomas Otway3 Whitney and Sophia Cuver Whitney.

Matilda Ada Name may be Olda. She was born in 1825 in Ireland. She appeared on the census of 1871; age 62, b. in Ireland, Church of England. She died in 1902. She was buried in 1902 in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Jefferson.

Children of Thomas Otway3 Whitney and Matilda Ada all b. in ON, Canada, were as follows:

19. Christopher3 Whitney (Peter2, Ebenezer1) and Elizabeth Heath were divorced; b. 1812 in ON, Canada; m. Elizabeth Heath 1835; m. Mary Ann Sampson 26 Feb 1843 in York ON, Canada; d. 4 Jan 1900.

He 1871 CENSUS SCOTT TWP: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christopher Whitney 59 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Mary Ann Whitney 48 Next birthday born England Margaret Whitney 24 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Elizabeth Whitney 22 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Johnson Whitney 18 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada James Whitney 16 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Mary Whitney 14 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Jane Whitney 12 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada Joseph Whitney 9 Next birthday born Ontario, Canada.

Elizabeth Heath died before 1843.

There were no children of Christopher3 Whitney and Elizabeth Heath.

Mary Ann Sampson was born circa 1822 in England. She appeared on the census of 1891; age 48, b. England, Church of England. She died on 3 Aug 1916 in ON, Canada.

Children of Christopher3 Whitney and Mary Ann Sampson were as follows: