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From: Bill Whitney <>
Subject: Rachel Whitney
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 07:22:51 -0500

I sent this several days ago and it bounced.

Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Rachel WHITNEY of Newcastle, NB


Rachel Whitney 1860-1907 was the gr.grand daughter of Ebenezer Whitney and
Huldah Mooers of New Brunswick. She was married to Harry Brown as you noted.

As far as I know, no one has been able to link Ebenezer Whitney to either
John or Henry. He was born in 1747, probably in Maine and died in 1810 in
Newcastle, New Brunswick. His wife Huldah was born in Rowley, Massachusetts
in 1751 and died in Miramichi, New Brunswick in 1815. They had 12 children -
Peter, Susannah, Moses, Ebenezer, Huldah, Jane, Daniel, Samuel, Mary,
Oliver, Sarah and Edward. Their son Samuel was born in 1784 in Miramichi,
New Brunswick and died in 1869 in Whitneyville, New Brunswick. His wife
Sarah Young was born in 1786 In Saint John, New Brunswick and died in
Miramichi, New Brunswick in 1868. They had 10 children - Sarah, Moses, James
Edward, John, William Parker, Elizabeth, Peter, Edward, David and Sarah.
John was born in 1814 in Whitneyville, New Brunswick and died in 1882. His
wife Elizabeth Bouchart was born in Neguac, New Brunswick in 1817 and died
in 1906. John and Elizabeth both probably died in Whitney, New Brunswick
where they lived. They had 9 children - Elizabeth, Samuel, Sarah, David C.,
Mary Ann, James, John, Rachel and Howard. Rachel was born in 1860 in
Whitney, New Brunswick and died in 1907 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She
married Harry Brown.

These descendants of Ebenezer have, as you can see, formed a large
percentage of the population around the Miramichi region in New Brunswick.

Ebenezer's family links to my Henry line through intermarriages but it would
be great to find his roots before New Brunswick. His wife's line goes back
into Haverhill, Massachusetts so that may hint at John roots.

Bill Whitney

On 11/28/05 11:24 AM, "Robert L. Ward" <> wrote:

> All,
> I ran onto this marriage record while searching for a different Rachel
> Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910
> Vol. 363, p. 156: Boston Marriages, 1885
> Date Name Birthplace Age Occ. Parents
> No.
> Sept 16 Charles C. BRITTEN Boston 36 Salesman Thomas
> and Mary W. 2nd
> Rachel WHITNEY New Castle, N.B. 24 John
> and Eliza 1st
> by H. W. Bolton, Boston, recorded 7 Oct 1885.
> At first I couldn't identify John and Eliza (-----) WHITNEY who lived
> in Newcastle
> (which I think must be meant), NB, in 1861. I did find this, which
> seems to be the
> same family:
> 1881 Census of Canada
> Place: Northesk, Northumberland, New Brunswick
> Family History Library Film: 1375821
> NA Film Number: C-13185
> District: 35
> Sub-district: C
> Division: 1
> Page Number: 48
> Household Number: 198
> John WHITNEY M Male English 67 New Brunswick Farmer Baptist
> Eliza WHITNEY M Female Irish 55 Ireland Baptist
> John WHITNEY Male English 24 New Brunswick Labourer Baptist
> Ratchel WHITNEY Female English 20 New Brunswick Baptist
> Howard WHITNEY Male English 8 New Brunswick Baptist
> I can identify the head of household as John WHITNEY and wife
> Elizabeth BOUCHART,
> son of Samuel and Sarah (YOUNG) WHITNEY, grandson of Ebenezer and
> Huldah (MOOERS)
> <http://www.whitneygen.org/families/unconnw/ebenezern.html#id164>;.
> Of course Ebenezer is one of the unattached ancestors.
> It seems that the daughter Rachel had a first marriage not included
> in the records
> posted there, which say that she married Harry BROWN. Indeed, I found in the
> International Genealogical Index (IGI) their marriage: Harry G.
> BROWN and Rachel
> BRITTON married 26 DEC 1889, extracted from the Index to Marriages,
> Early to 1900,
> New Hampshire. The town of marriage is not given in the IGI.
> I know nothing of any children born to Rachel.
> I hope this information is helpful to someone.
> Regards,
> Robert
> Mr. Robert L. Ward
> rlward AT whitneygen DOT org
> http://www.whitneygen.org/home.html

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