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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 131

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ruth forty dollars to be paid within 2 years after the decease of me and my wife provided the said Worcester shall have paid all the rents as above stated. Item. I give and devise to my daughter Hannah all the rest and residue of my estate and effects wheresoever found, to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever, my daughters Temperance and Ruth having received to the value of about four hundred & fifty dollars each. Lastly, I do appoint my daughter Hannah my sole executrix, hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me made. Dated Jan. 1, 1828 Thaddeus WHITNEY Signed, sealed, published and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses. Abyal DRAPER Timy. WHITNEY Robert NELSON Be it remembered that I Thaddeus WHITNEY do make the following addition or alteration to the foregoing will, that is I do appoint Elyat F. WOODWARD of the same Newton the sole executor of my said will and testament instead of my daughter Hannah, hereby revoking so much thereof as constituted and appointed her the sole executrix. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th of July, 1829 Thads. WHITNEY Signed, sealed, published and declared to be an addition to his last will in the presence of us who at his request and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Abyal DRAPER Abyal U. DRAPER Amanda DRAPER 1780. i. TEMPERANCE, b. Sept. 2, 1774; m. 1795, Jno. COOK, Jr. Ch.: Nancy, b. Sept. 25, 1795; m. ----- DAVIS; Asa, b. June 3, 1797; m. Ros- anna -----; Louisa, m. ----- JACKSON. 1781. ii. HANNAH, b. Apr. 9, 1779; m. David WARDWELL, s.p. 1782. iii. THADDEUS, b. Sept. 1, 1788. Mar. 2, 1821, he bought of Israel L. WORCESTER pew 54 in the meeting house of the First Baptist church, of which Rev. Jonathan HOMES was pastor, for the sum of $19; the deed of which is now is possession of Geo. A. WORCESTER, of Milford, N.H. D. unm. 1823. 1783. iv. RUTH, b. in 1776; m. Israel Liberty WORCESTER. 707. TIMOTHY WHITNEY (Moses, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Feb. 12, 1747; m. in 1773, Mary HYDE; d. in 1828. He served in the Revolutionary army in a New- ton company with his three brothers. He d. in 1821; res. Newton, Mass. 1784. i. STEPHEN, b. 1774; m. Ruth WHITTEMORE. 1785. ii. TIMOTHY, b. 1776; m. 1824, Peggy (Margaret) THAYER. 1786. iii. POLLY, b. 1778. 1787. iv. PEGGY, b. 1780; m. Elijah WHITNEY. 1788. v. ANNA, b. 1782. 1789. vi. ELISHA, b. 1784; d. young. 715. JOHN WHITNEY (Moses, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Aug. 8, 1762; m. Aug 1785, Polly POPE, of Dedham. He d. Aug. 28, 1816, Newton, Mass. 1790. i. MOSES, b. -----. 1791. ii. ASA, b. -----. 1791 1/2. iii. And 2 Daus. 719. HON. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Joseph, Timothy, John, John, John), b. Massa- chusetts, Aug. 5, 1758; m. at Worcester, June 24, 1778, Mary WHITNEY, dau. of Capt. Joshua, b. June 19, 1761; d. Apr. 27, 1835. Samuel WHITNEY was born in Massachusetts, Aug. 5, 1758. He moved to Wor- cester shortly before the Revolutionary war. April 19, 1775, he enlisted in the com- pany commanded by Capt. Benjamin FLAGG, which marched to the Lexington alarm. In 1779 he was drafted for nine months as a private in the company com-

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