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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)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.


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150 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

legacies to his grandsons, Joseph H. and Josiah B. WHITNEY, and Levina EATON, widow of John EATON, of Ashby; children of his son Zachariah W., decease, dau. Lydia HASTINGS, wife of Naaman HASTINGS; gr. dau., Betsey STEVENS; daus., Betsey MARSHALL, Sally WATKINS, Hannah BILLINGS. John TURNER was executor. He d. Apr. 1828; res. Lunenburg, Mass. 1999. i. ZACHARIAH, b. -----; m. ----- -----. 2000. ii. BETSEY, b. -----; m. ----- MARSHALL. 2001. iii. SALLY, b. -----; m. ----- WATKINS. 2002. iv. HANNAH, b. -----; m. ----- BILLINGS 2003. v. LYDIA, b. Apr. 14, 1786; m. Sept. 1, 1809, Naaman HASTINGS; b. Nov. 20, 1787; d. Oct. 4, 1864. She d. Dec. 23, 1845; res. Lu- nenburg, Mass. Ch.; Hannah W., b. Apr. 1, 1810; m. Joseph MARSHALL, d. Jan. or Feb. 1 1885; Lydia, b. June 12, 1811; m. John RAMSDELL; res. Shirley Center, Mass; a dau. is Mrs. Emily P. HOATING; res. Lunenburg, Mass.; Betsey, b. Feb. 25, 1813; d. Apr. 1, 1871; Thomas, b. Jan. 14, 1815; d. July 29, 1840; Naaman, b. Mar. 4, 1819; d. Mar. 17, 1865; Sarah. W., b. Dec. 8, 1819; d. Aug. 14, 1821; Charles, b. Aug. 14, 1822; m. Abigail PROCTOR; William, b. July 28, 1824; d. Nov. 9, 1849; Henry J., b. Apr. 10, 1830; m. Eliza W. JEWETT, d. May 16, 1893. 816. JOHN WHITNEY (Zachariah, John, Joseph, John, John), b. Apr. 16, 1756; m. in 1775, Priscilla BATTLES, b. 1755; d. at Lunenburg Aug. 23, 1832. His son John was appointed exec. of his will July 6, 1819. He d. July 23, 1819; res. Lunenburg, Mass. 2004. i. ZACHARIAH, b. Feb. 10, 1777; m. Abigail SNOW. 2005. ii. ZIMRI, b. May 14, 1775; m. Susanna SANDERSON. 2006. iii. JOHN, b. July 2, 1788; m. Sophia FAULKNER and Mrs. Fanny (HOWE) BLODGETT. 2007. iv. SARAH, b. May 25, 1791; m. Sept. 2, 1829, Peter HOWE. 823. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Joseph, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Mar. 13, 1738; m. July 3, 1760, Elizabeth GODDARD [NOTE]. He served in the Weston Co. in the Revolu- tionary war. Administration was granted on his estate Nov. 4, 1784, to his widow Elizabeth. [NOTE] He d. 1784; res. Watertown, Mass. [NOTE] 2008. i. JONATHAN, b. -----. 2009. ii. JOSEPH, b. -----. 2010. iii. DAVID, b. -----. 2011. iv. ELIZABETH, b. -----. 825. JONATHAN WHITNEY (Joseph, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Apr. 12, 1743; m. Oct. 10, 1765, Susanna NORCROSS; bap. July 27, 1746. During the Revolu- tionary war he was in the Watertown company; res. Watertown, Mass. 2012. i. SUSANNA, b. May 23, 1766. 2013. ii. MARY, b. Jan. 10, 1768. 2014. iii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 15, 1769; m. Lucy PARKS. 2015. iv. JOSEPH, b. June 16, 1774. 2016. v. SAMUEL, b. May 6, 1776. 826. ABIJAH WHITNEY (Joseph, Benjamin [NOTE], Joseph, John, John), b. Sept. 6, 1744; m. June 12, 1783, Lydia STEARNS; b. 1759; d. 1786; m. 2d Rebecca -----. His estate was settled Apr. 14, 1829. He was in the Revolutionary war, in the company from Weston; and later from Lincoln, in the regiment commanded by Col. DRAKE. He d. 1829; res. Waltham and Weston, Mass. 2017. i. MARTHA, b. -----; unm. in 1820. 2018. ii. ABIJAH, b. in 1784; m. Anne LAWRENCE. 2019. iii. NATHAN, b. in 1786; m. Martha STEARNS. 828. BENJAMIN WHITNEY JR. (Benjamin, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. in 1737; m. Jan. 29, 1765, Sarah WHITE, of Newton. Benjamin WHITNEY, Jr., of Worcester, was a farmer. His will was probated Sept. 2, 1823, and his widow, Sarah, was executrix. The only child mentioned in the will was his son, Amos. He held office in Worcester, often being elected at the annual town meetings. In 1789 he was elected on the school committee, and in 1790 sur- veyor of boards and shingles. Apr. 19, 1775, he enlisted in Capt. Benj. FLAGG's com- pany, on the Lexington alarm. The Selectmen of Worcester haveing Laid before the Town (Worc.) a List of Persons liable by Law and which they Judged able and Quali- fied to serve on Petit Jurors in 1760 the name of Benj WHITNEY occurs. The Town

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