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Shattuck, Lemuel, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, the progenitor of the families in America that have borne his name; including an introduction, and an appendix containing collateral information, (Boston, MA: Dutton and Wentworth, 1855).


[p. 70, footnote]

    "John Whitney, the ancestor of Ruth Shattuck, in April, 1635, when 35 years old, embarked at Ipswich, Eng, for New England, in the ship Elizabeth and Ann, with wife Elinor, aged 30; sons John, ae. 11; Richard, ae. 9; Nathaniel, ae. 8; Thomas, ae. 6; and Jonathan, ae. 1 year. He was admiitted a freeman, March 3, 1636; was selectman of Watertown several years, between 1638 and 1655; and town clerk, in 1655. His wife, Elinor, d. May 11, 1659. He m. 2. Sept. 29, 1659, Judith Clement. He d. a widower, June 1, 1673, re. 74. His will is dated April 3rd previous. He had, beside the sons already mentioned, Joshua, Caleb, and Benjamin, b. in Watertown. The descendants of this family are very numerous in New England, and throughout the United States. [See Bond's Family Memorials.]
    "John Whitney, Jr. was admitted a freeman, May 26, 1647, then aged 23; was selectman, in Watertown, 1673, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, and 79. He m. Ruth, dau. of Robert Reynolds, of Boston. He d. in Wat., Oct 12, 1692. Had 10 children; 1. John, b. Sept 17, 1642; 2. Ruth b. April 15, 1645, m. John Shattuck; 3. Nathaniel, b. Feb 1, 1647; 4. Samuel, b. July 28, 1648; 5. Mary, b. April 29, 1650; 6. Joseph, b. Jan 15, 1652; 7. Sarah, b. March 17, 1654; 8. Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1656; 9. Hannah; 10. Benjamin, b. June 28, 1660. The will of Robert Reynolds, dated April 20, 1658, mentions his dau. Ruth Whitney, his dau. Sarah Mason, and son Robert."

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