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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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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 151

proceeded to ye Choice of a Constable in ye Room of Josiah PEIRCE Excused, and Benj WHITNEY was chosen (and Sworn 10th March 1762), Benj WHITNEY Surveyor of high ways and Collector of high way taxes -- appointed in 1770 and 1775. At a Town meeting Held at the meeting House, in Worcester on Thurs. the Eighteenth Day of october a D. 1764 after Legal Warning Eight o Clock fore noon -- voted ye following sums be Granted for ye following purposes -- vizt -- To Benj WHITNEY for Wm BRENERS Pole Tax -- 1.37. Benj WHITNEY served as Juror in the Inferior Court of Common pleas and Court of General sessions of the peace in 1776. He d. July 30, 1823; res. Worcester, Mass. 2020. i. AMOS, b. -----; m. Polly KINGSBURY and Betsey PARKER. 829. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Benjamin, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. at Wor- cester, Mass., in 1741 [NOTE]; m. at Worcester Nov. 24, 1762, Mary WHITE, of Newton; d. prob. in Templeton; m. 2d Oct. 11, 1812, at Westminster, Mass., Hannah WETHERBEE, wid. of Ephraim, b. 1749; d. Dec., 1832. According to the History of Westminster Samuel went from Worcester. He made his will and it was probated Dec. 9, 1834, and allowed Nov. 17, 1835. In it he mentions his wife Hannah, her daughter Hannah WETHERBEE, son Moses, daughter Patty BOWKER and daughter Molly WEST. Mr. SPAULDING was executor. He d. June 29, 1832; res. Worcester, Templeton, and Westminster, Mass. 2021. i. MOSES, b. -----; m. Martha ----- [NOTE]. 2022. ii. PATTY, b. -----; m. Aug. 17, 1791, Jonathan BOWKER, both of Petersham. 2023. iii. MOLLY, b. -----; m. ----- WEST. 2024. iv. ABIJAH, b. -----; d. unm. in Templeton in 1796; his will is dated Apr. 2. 834. EZEKIAL WHITNEY (Ezekiel, John, Benjamin, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., Apr. 13, 1768; m. Lydia -----; m. 2d ----- ----- [NOTE]. He d. Dec. 1830; res. Roxbury and Watertown, Mass. 2025. i. FRANK, bap. June 2, 1793. 2026. ii. LEONARD, bap. June 2, 1793. 2027. iii. ABIGAIL, bap. Sept. 14, 1794. 2028. iv. OTIS, bap. Aug. 12, 1798 [NOTE]. 2029. v. GEO. W., b. Aug. 26, 1812 [NOTE]; m. Elizabeth COOK. 2030. vi. CROMWELL, b. ----- [NOTE]. 2031. vii. ALVARES, b. ----- [NOTE]. 2032. viii. JEREMIAH, b. -----. 2033. ix. JAMES, b. ----- [NOTE]. 2034. x. NAHUM P., b. ----- [NOTE]. 2035. xi. LYDIA, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. ----- HYDE. 2036. xii. WALTER H., b. 1819 [NOTE]; m. Lydia E. DOYLE. 839. STEPHEN WHITNEY (Stephen, John, Benjamin, John, John), b. Jan. 25, 1771; m. in Leominster, Sally DEXTER, of Marlboro, b. Oct. 14, 1778. She m. 2d Capt. Calvin HALE, and d. Mar. 28, 1846. She had two ch. by her second marriage, Chas. B. and Maria S. He was born in Lunenburg, but at the time of his decease had for 4 years been a resident of Westminster, where he was associated in business in a country store with Joseph Whitman. He also kept tavern, and the two, store and tavern, were con- nected. He d. Sept. 16, 1811; res. Lunenburg and Westminster, Mass. 2037. i. WILLIAM D., b. July 20, 1803; m. Harriet HAWKS. 2038. ii. ELIZA DEXTER, b. June 19, 1805; m. in Leominster, Mass., Mar. 28, 1824, Augustus PIERCE, b. Dec. 29, 1795; d. Apr. 27, 1830. She d. Jan. 20, 1857. Ch.: Theodore W. PIERCE, b. Nov. 6, 1824; m. Oct. 26, 1847, Laura A. PEASLEY, East Weare, N. H.; res. at 58 Amherst St., Nashua, N. H.; Fidelia PIERCE, b. Aug. 19, 1826; m. in Rox- bury, Mass., John H. HAWES; d. June 19, 1877. She d. July 19, 1878. 2039. iii. SALLY, b. Feb. 10, 1807; res. 420 Washington St., Dorchester, Mass. 2040. iv. SUSAN, b. Aug. 20, 1809; m. Apr. 19, 1829, Emerson HILLS, b. Mar. 7, 1804; d. Feb. 3, 1879; res. Leominster, Mass. Ch.: Junette, b. June 4, 1881; m. Oct. 12, 1853, ----- YEARS; res. Lemo. 2041. v. EMILY STEVENS, b. Jan. 20, 1812; d. 1812.

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