_Raymond Frank COLLARD _ _Albert COLLARD _| | |_Marie CURWICK _________ | |--Candy COLLARD | | ________________________ |_Amy YATES ______| |________________________
__ __| | |__ | |--Mary DAUL | | __ |__| |__
_________________ _Chester DILLION ___| | |_________________ | |--William DILLION | | _Robert FREEMAN _ |_Mary Jane FREEMAN _| |_Ellen MCSHERRY _
_Lambert Louis DUCAT __ _Auguste DUCAT __________| | |_Marie Josephe DEPREZ _ | |--Mary DUCAT | | _______________________ |_Victoria HOTTA\WOUTERS _| |_______________________
_Benjamin IVES __ _David IVES ______| | |_Hannah MOSS ____ | |--Mereb IVES | | _Abel GILLETT ___ |_Eunice GILLETTE _| |_Abigail ENSIGN _
__ __| | |__ | |--Nick SCHULTZ | | __ |__| |__
__ __| | |__ | |--Bill VANCE | | __ |__| |__
_John WHITNEY _ _Samuel WHITNEY _| | |_Lettice FORD _ | |--Ebenezer WHITNEY | | _______________ |_Lydia SPOONER __| |_______________
Ebenezer and Huldah Mooers were married 17 Jan 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 to work as a millwright for William Davidson. Ebenezer petitioned the new Province of New Brunswick 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 William Davidson Estate on 01 Oct 1796.
These lots are just east of the Curtis Rd. in Whitney, N.B., Canada.
Ebenezer and Huldah had twelve children.
The theory is that Ebenezer, born 1745, was the sixth child of Samuel Whitney Sr. who had petioned the Hon. Spencer Phips, Lt. Governor and Commander and Chief (in Boston) for help when his son, Samuel Jr., was captured by the Indians. Samuel Sr.
wrote that he had 8 children, although only 5 are known thus far. There is a question as to whether the original memorial said 8 or 6 or 5 children. References thus far are published copies in type. Someone needs to find the original document to try
and see how many children it actually says. Thus, Ebenezer's father MIGHT be Samuel Whitney Sr. .. or it might not be.
Ebenezer fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill June 1775. He could have gone to Boston sympathizing with the colonists and fought the one engagement and after the Continental Army was defeated there, returned home. OR he could have been a Loyalist and
fought with the British until the British gave up on Boston and sailed with hundreds of Loyalist refugees (3/17/1776) to Halivax and then returned home.
Whitney, Canada was apparently named after the Ebenezer Whitney family. By the 1861 census, there were 7 Whitney families comprising 51 persons living within a distance of 1.5 miles. The village, formerly known as Whitney Settlement is now commonly
Ebenezer was appointed Surveyor of Lumber and an Assessor of Rates for the North West District (later North Esk Pariish), Northumberland Co., in 1790 when first local officers were named.
When asking N.B. government for land in 1809, Ebenezer stated in Abstract of Petition #520, Northumberland Co., that he was a native of Ireland.
His headstone is one of about 17 belonging to the Church of Scotland
(Presbyterian). It reads, "Here lies the body of Ebenezer Whitney Senr who
departed this life 15th August, 1810 aged 65 years."