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Extracted from Josiah Howard Temple, A Genealogical Register of Framingham Families Including All Who Took up Residence in Town Before A.D. 1860, (Framingham, MA: Town of Framingham, 1887), pp. 743-745.


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WHITNEY, 1. John, ae 35; w. Elinor, a. 30; chil. John, a. 11 2; Richard, a. 9; Nathaniel, a. 8; Thomas, a. 6; Jonathan, a. 1 3, embarked at London for N. E. Apr. 1635, and sett. Wat., where he had Joshua, b. July 15, 1635; Caleb, buried July 12, 1640; Benjamin, b. June 6, 1643 4.

2. John, s. of John 1, l. Wat.; selectmanl; d. Oct. 12, 1692. He m. Ruth Reynolds. They had ten chil., the youngest of whom was Benjamin, b. June 28, 1660 5.

3. Jonathan, s. of John 1, sett. Wat., where his chil. are recorded; rem. as early as 1679 to Sherb., where he d. 1702. He m. Lydia Jones of Wat. Chil. Lydia, b. July 3, 1657, m. Moses Adams of Sherb.; Jonathan, b. Oct. 20, 1658, l. Sherb., near Chestnut brk.; rem. to Wat.; rem. to Conc.; Anna, b. Apr. 28, 1660, m. Cornelius Fisher of Wrentham; John, b. June 27, 1662 6; and seven others.

4. Benjamin, s. of John 1, sett. York, Me.; rem. to Wat. at request of his f.; sold est. to bro. Joshua, and rem. to Fram. as early as 1687, leasing of Gov. Danforth a part of the Richard Wayte farm. From proximity to their meeting-ho. he was reckoned an inhab. of Sherb. [See ante, p. 105] He may have rem. to Sherb. before 1710; d. 1723. He m.(1) Jane -----, d. in F. Nov. 14, 1690; (2) Apr. 11, 1695, Mary Poor of Marlb. Chil. Jane, b. Wat. Sept. 29, 1669, m. Jan. 4, 1694, Jona. Morse; Benjamin 7; Jonathan, l. Sherb. and Holl.; w. Susanna. Had twelve chil., among whom was Elias, b. Nov. 14, 1716 8; Joshua, b. Fram. Sept. 21, 1787; per. others.

5. Benjamin, s. of John 2, l. Wat.; m. Mar. 30, 1687, Abigail Hagar; they had six chil., the youngest of whom was Daniel, b. July 17, 1700 9.

6. John, s. of Jonathan 3, sett. in Fram.; was co-lessee with his uncle Benjamin of the land of Gov. Danforth, lying N. and E. of Washakum pond, and built one of the three houses which long stood near the Sturtevants'; selectman; d. 1734 or 5. He m.(1) Apr. 10, 1688, Mary Hapgood, dau. of Shadrack; (2) Sarah Haven, dau. of Richard, d. Apr. 23, 1718; (3) Nov. 10, 1718, Martha (How) Walker, wid. of Thomas, d. Nov. 14, 1721. Chil. Mary, b. Mar. 27, 1689, m. Feb. 1, 1709, Daniel Moore; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1690-1, m. Jona. Willard, ad d. Worc. July 4, 1720; James, b. Dec. 28, 1692 10; Lydia, b. Apr. 18, 1693, m. Feb. 4, 1714, Richard Haven; Hannah, b. Sept. 27, 1697, m. Jan. 23, 1723, Ezekiel Rice.

7. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin 4; innholder; l. Sherb. and Fram. on Mellen's Neck; constable, 1723 ad 25; tythingman, 1726; sold, 1731, to his son, "for love," 40 a. with se. ho., barn. Hew was l. in F. 1757 and 1760. He m. in Boston, Aug. 7, 1705, Esther Maverick, wid. of James. Chil. Benjamin, b. May 22, 1709 11.

8. Elias, s. of Jonathan, g. s. of Benjamin 4; owned the Joel Coolidge place, which he sold, 1764, to Thomas Bent, Jr.; per. ret. to Holl. He m. 1746, Elizabeth Mellen, dau. of James. Chil. b. Holl. Abigail, b. Mar. 19, 1747; Elias, b. June 15, 1750; Amrillen, b. June 1, 1753; and in Fram. Jonathan, b. Jan. 25, 1760, k. in the Revolutionary War.

9. Daniel, s. of Benjamin 5, l. Wat. He m. Dorothy Taintor, dau. of Simon, d. Aug. 7, 1788, a. 82. They had fourteen chil., the third of whom was Simon, b. May 30, 1727 12.

10. James, s. of John 6, l. at the Abner Mellen place, now Rev. E. Gale's; rem. to Sherb. where he was a deacon; d. Apr. 10, 1770. He m.(1) Feb. 2, 1714-5, Martha Rice, dau. of Jona.; (2) 1732, Elizabeth (Holbrook) Twitchell, widow of Joseph, d. Mar. 31, 1782, a. 85. Chil. John, b. Apr. 10 1716, m. Feb. 8, 1739, Abigail Perry of Sherb. and d. Fram. Nov., 1741; James, b. June 4, 1718 13; Mary, b. May 12, 1720; Martha, b. Nov. 9, 1721; Benjamin, b. June 13, 1723, d. y.; Micah, b. June 4, 1725, m. Lydia Mason; Benjamin, b. Oct. 23, 1727; Ezra, b. Feb. 20, 1730, m. Mercy Morse; Daniel, b. Dec. 13, 1773 [sic--1733?], m. Miriam Leland, l. Sherb., and was distinguished in civil and political affairs.


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11. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin 7; rec. deed of his f.'s place, June 17, 1731; bo't, 1741, of Simon Mellen, and 1743 of Samuel Hemenway, land lying N. of said Simon; constable, 1752; d. 1754. He m. Feb. 24, 1731-2, in Wat., Margaret Sanderson. Chil. Jonathan, ab. Sept. 25, 1734; Persis, b. Aug. 20, 1739; Amos, b. Sept. 27, 1746.

12. Simon, s. of Daniel 9, l. Wat., d. Oct. 16, 1797. He m.(1) May 26, 1757, Mary Ruggles, d. 1773; (2) Mary Seaver. Chil. Nathaniel Ruggles, b. Mar. 19, 1759 14; and 8 others.

13. James, s. of James 10, sett. Fram.; rem. 1744 to Sherb.; sett. in the W. part. He m. Mar. 18, 1742, Patience Leland. Chil. John, b. F. Mar. 10, 1742-3, m. Hannah Holbrook; Joseph, b. S. Mar. 7, 1745; Martha, b. Aug. 16, 1747; Abigail, b. Dec. 11, 1749.

14. Nathaniel R., s. of Simon 12; l. At.; in. clerk; teacher; d. Aug. 11, 1826. He m. Abigail Frothingham, dau. of James, and Abigail (Bradish), b. May 24, 1760, d. Sept. 6, 1833. Chil. Nathaniel R., b. May 27, 1782, clk. of Midd. Co. Courts; m. Sally Stone; Martha, b. Feb. 10, 1784; James Bradish, b. Mar. 23, 1786; Francis, b. June 29, 1788; Hannah, b. July 5, 1791; George Call, b. Aug. 18, 1793; William, b. Oct. 20, 1795; Simon, b. Oct. 30, 1797 15; John, b. Oct. 10, 1800.

15. Simon, s. of Nathaniel R. 14; grad. H. U. 1818; M. D. 1822; sett. Fram. 1822, where he spent his days. He attained eminence in his profession; was genial in his manners, and true in his friendships; trusted and honored as a citizen. He d. Sept. 2, 1861. He m. May 6, 1824, Mary Walker, dau. of Timothy of Chas., b. Aug. 25, 1802, d. Mar. 3, 1872. Chil. Elizabeth W., b. Apr. 8, 1825, m. Aug. 20, 1845, John W. Osgood, M. D.; Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1826, d. y.; Allston W., b. Jan. 12, 1828 16; Abby Walker, b. July 23, 1829, m. June, 1859, Colman S. Adams, Esq., and d. Mar. 24, 1879; Henry A., b. July 11, 1831, drowned, July 22, 1840; Harriet L., b. Oct. 3, 1833, d. Sept. 2, 1863; Clarence, b. Jan. 1, 1838, m. Julia A. Tillson, dau. of Josiah, and d. Boston, Mar. 6, 1881; James Bradish, b. Aug. 22, 1843; m. and l. Penn.

16. Allston W., s. of Dr. Simon 15; stud. at Fram. and Leicester academies, and as a cadet at West Point; grad. Harv. Med. Coll. 1852; in practice at So. Fram.; surg. in the 13th reg. Inf., Mass. Vols., July 16, 1861; brev. lt. col. After the was sett W. Newton, where he attained high rank in his profession; d. Nov. 11, 1881. He m. 1864, Sarah Ellen Bishop, dau. of Charles J., of Boston.

WHITNEY, Abigail, m. Mar. 29, 1743, Ebenr. Chapin of Mendon.

WHITNEY, Ebenezer, w. Johannah. Child, Anna E., b. Jan., 1851.

WHITNEY, Ephraim, and w. Mary, were adm. to Fram. ch. Sept. 6, 1767; he was k. by the accidental discharge of a gun, at Camb., Sept. 16, 1775. Chil. Persis, bap. Sept. 6, 1767; Bassom, b. Nov. 9, 1768; Martha, b. Feb. 9, 1771; John, b. July 9, 1773; Ephraim, b. Jan. 6, 1776.

WHITNEY, George W., w. Eliza A. Chil. George Ellis, b. May 17, 1857; Edward Homer, b. Aug. 27, 1858; Marcus H., b. June 17, 1860, d. y.

WHITNEY, Huldah, m. Nov. 16, 1724, Zech. Morse of Marlb.

WHITNEY, Isaac, m. Sept. 27, 1722, Elizabeth Bridges.

WHITNEY, Jason, in F., hogreeve, 1753.

WHITNEY, Jesse, shoe maker. Taxed in F. 1810; had shop where is now Garret Joyce's ho., rem. to Nashua, N. H. He m. Nov., 1818, Rebecca Newell, dau. of Thomas. Chil. Helen L., b. Oct. 4, 1819; George H., b. Feb. 24, 1821; Elizabeth W., b. Oct. 19, 1822; Mary A., b. Aug. 2, 1824.

WHITNEY, John. Taxed 1757; l. S. pt. of town; d. June 18, 1805.

WHITNEY, Lyman. Taxed in Fram. 1838-9.

WHITNEY, Mark, l. Hopk.; rem. to Fram.; adm. to F. Ch. Feb. 10, 1754; kept tavern near the Havens; rem. to Nat. and d.; will dated June 17, 1760. He


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m. Jan. 4, 1726-7, Tabitha Mellen, dau. of Thomas. Chil. Love, m. Jona. Battle of Ded.; Mary, m. ----- Cody; Thomas, bap. Hopk. 1757; Tabitha; Sarah; Esther; Mark, bap. 1746.

WHITNEY, Warren, s. of Col. Isaac of Sherb. Taxed in Fram., 1841-5; l. at Jo. Haven's.


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