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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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Beulah, b July 3, 1774; d. unm. Apr. 1, 1833; Ephraim, b. Dec. 15, 1775; m. Rebecca SADLER and Polly STOWE, res. Upton, 9 ch.: Levi, b. Nov. 11, 1777; m. Mary WARREN; res. Upton, Mass., 3 ch.; Abijah, b. May 11, 1779; m. Sarah FISKE. He was a great sing- ing master; res. Shelburne, Mass., 6 ch.; Abner, b. Nov. 14, 1782; m. Polly BATCHELOR; res. Upton, 3 ch.; Lucy, b. Sept. 3, 1791; d. Jan 20, 1819 unm. 1821. iii. EPHRAIM, b. May 13, 1756; m. Jemima WHIPPLE and Joanna SADLER. 1822. iv. AMOS, b. June 29, 1759; m. Eunice TAFT. 729. OLIVER WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. West- boro, Mass., Dec 1, 1724; m. Dorcas WARREN [NOTE]. He saw active service in the Revo- lutionary war in Capt. WOOD's company from Upton. He d. -----; res. Upton, Mass. 1823. i. EZRA, b. -----; m. -----. 1824. ii. OLIVER, b. -----; d. unm., aged 80. 1825. iii. JACOB, b. in 1770; m. Patty WHIPPLE. 732. NATHANIEL WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. July 22, 1728; m. Feb 20, 1754, Abigail MARSTOP [NOTE], of Grafton. At the time of his mar- riage he resided in Spencer. Nathaniel WHITNEY was a member of the company of training and alarm soldiers in Capt. Samuel WARREN's company in Grafton in 1757. The inventory of Nathaniel's estate, late of Grafton, was made Aug. 5, 1776. His wife, Abigail, was administratrix. Her thirds were set off Apr. 2, 1782, and she was appointed guardian for Joseph, Hannah, Catherine and Lois. He d. in G. May 1, 1776; res. Grafton, Mass. 1826. i. NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 14, 1754; m. -----. Nathaniel WHITNEY, Jr., was a member of the company of Capt. Luke DRURY, which marched from Grafton, to the alarm Apr. 19, 1775. 1827. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 10, 1757; d. Aug. 27, 1760. 1828. iii. MARY b. Mar. 19, 1759; m. 1782, Jonas SOUTHGATE, of Leicester. She d. July 18, 1782; he d. 1784. 1829. iv. LYDIA, b. Mar. 20, 1761; d. Feb. 24, 1776. 1830. v. ABIGAIL, b. Apr. 11, 1763. 1831. vi. HANNAH, b. Aug. 28, 1765. 1832. vii. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 27, 1767; m. Polly STOCKWELL. 1833. viii. KATHERINE, b. Feb. 14, 1770. She was not married in 1791, for July 16, she signed receipts for estate. 1834. ix. TIRZAH, b. Aug. 15, 1772; d. Feb. 9, 1776. 1835. x. LOIS, b. Feb. 8, 1775. 738. ELI WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), bap. May 3, 1740 [NOTE]; m. Feb 9, 1765, Elizabeth FAY, b. 1740, d. Aug. 18, 1777; m. 2d, June 12, 1779 Judith HAZELDEN of Sutton. He was born in Westboro where he always resided, and was a farmer by occupation. When the Revolutionary war broke out he was a member of the company commanded by Capt. BAKER and saw active service in the Westboro company. He was a very large man, weighing nearly 300 pounds. Was a member of the church, often held town office, and for years was justice of the peace. In his day he was one of the prominent citizens in the town. He d. Aug. 12, 1807; res. Westboro, Mass. 1836. i. ELI, b. Dec. 8, 1765; m. Henrietta F. EDWARDS. 1837. ii. ELIZABETH Fay, b. Apr. 16, 1767; m. Elihu BLAKE of Westboro. She d. Feb. 8, 1827. He died about 10 years after his wife. Ch.: Elizabeth Fay, m. Aug. 19, 1818, Rev. Zedekiah Smith BARSTOW, D.D., who died in Keene, NH.; a son Dr. BARSTOW; res. Flush- ing, L.I.; Philos; Elisha, ch., Prof. Wm. P. and Theodore; res New Haven; Eli Whitney, ch., Henry T. and Mrs. Rev. Geo. BUSHNELL; both res. in New Haven, Conn.; Maria, m. Rev. Mr. BURGESS; Josiah Whitney, John, George, Edward, Frances, m. Rev. Mr. ORCOTT. 1838. iii. BENJAMIN, b. Sept. 13, 1768; m. Sibbel BLAKE. 1839. iv. JOSIAH, b. Mar. 31, 1770. Josiah was born in Westboro, where he resided until he had nearly attained his majority, when he went to Boston. There he began life as clerk in a store. By indus- try and economy he amassed a competency, and at his death in 1839 was one of the prominent shipping merchants in that
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