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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. 181

1041. REUBEN WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Har- vard, 21, 1758; m. Lucy FAIRBANK; b. Mar. 24, 1764. He was born in Harvard and worked on his father's farm. When but eighteen years of age he enlisted in the Revolutionary army in the company of Capt. SARGENT of Princeton, and regiment commanded by Col. STEARNS of Lunenburg. This was assigned to a special brigade which was raised to repulse the advance of Sir Henry CLINTON in Rhode Island. He was selectman in 1801, 1804 and 1805; res. Harvard, Mass. 2496. i. LUCY, b. Jan. 24, 1782. 2497. ii. REUBEN, b. Aug. 11, 1783; m. Milley POLLARD. 2498. iii. MERCY FAIRBANK, b. July 25, 1786. 2499. iv. ZIMRI, b. May 29, 1795. 1042. JAMES WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Harvard May 29, 1760; m. May 27, 1783, Rachel LAWTON, b. Dec. 7, 1760; d. Apr. 14, 1803; m. 2d, Oct. 20, 1803, Lucy REED; m. 3d, Dec. 8, 1811, Susan WHITNEY, b. in 1785; d. Sept. 19, 1848. He was selectman in 1808-9. James WHITNEY's widow's dower, late of Harvard, asks for her dower; name of wife Susan, Mar. 13, 1817. James WHITNEY's real estate, late of Harvard; Richard WHITNEY, Jr. asks for a settlement Feb. 9, 1819. Richard WHITNEY, Jr., Amos BATCHELLER, Rachel BATCHELLER, John WHITNEY, Isaac WHITNEY, guar. for Lucy WHITNEY JEFFERSON, Mary and Hiram sign, saying they are satisfied, Feb. 27, 1819. He d. Feb., 1817; res. Harvard, Mass. 2500. i. RICHARD, b. Mar. 30, 1784; m. Sally TURNER. 2501. ii. JEREMIAH LAWTON, b. Aug. 13, 1788. He was a clockmaker and res. in Shirley. His estate was settled in 1815. Richard, Jr., of Harvard, was admr. At the auction sale of his effects his brother John bought his watch. 2502. iii. RACHEL, b. July 21, 1791; m. Dec. 15, 1812, Amos BATCHELOR, of Boxboro. 2503. iv. JOHN, b. July 20, 1796. 2504. v. LUCY, b. July 23, 1804. 2505. vi. JEFFERSON, b. Apr. 26, 1806. 2505 1/2. vii. MARY, b. Dec. 17, 1809. 2506. viii. HIRAM, b. Mar. 11, 1815; m. Martha Ann WHITNEY 1045. JOSIAH WHITNEY (Josiah, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Mass., Feb. 25, 1753; m. in Harvard, Jan. 10, 1776, Anna SCOLLAY, bap. Apr. 18, 1756; d. Nelson, N. H., Mar. 8, 1824. Josiah WHITNEY, son of Gen. Josiah WHITNEY, was born in Harvard, Mass., where he resided until shortly after the Revolutionary war, when he moved to Nelson, N. H., where he ever after resided and conducted an extensive farm. "Josiah WHITNEY, Jr., was a private in the Minute Men from Harvard, Mass., at the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. Also private in Capt. Manassah SAWYER'S company, Col. DIKE'S regi- ment, Massachusetts Militia, 1776, at Dorchester Heights." He. d. Jan. 2, 1827; res. Harvard, Mass., and Nelson, N. H. 2507. i. NANCY, b. Apr. 12, 1777; m. Nathaniel BREED, of Nelson. He d. Oct. 10, 1837, at Alstead, N. H. She d. Mar. 23, 1859. Ch.: Whitney, b. Apr. 27, 1810; m. Oct. 26, 1837; Persis B. HATCH, res. Alstead Center, N. H. 2508. ii. SALLY, b. June 26, 1778; m. June 15, 1802, Capt. Pius Upton BURNAP. She d. Feb. 26, 1846. He was b. in Reading, Mass., Feb. 5, 1775; d. Aug. 11, 1827; res. Nelson, N. H. Ch.: John, b. Apr. 4, 1803; d. May 13, 1803; Upton, b. June 20, 1804; m. Harriet Batchelder, and d. Aug. 13, 1854; Josiah, b. Aug. 26, 1805; m. Miranda ADAMS; d. 1892; Eli, b. Feb. 15, 1807; d. Jan. 22, 1837; Polly, b. Sept. 20, 1808; d. May 1, 1811; Nancy, b. May 13, 1810; m. Sept. 30, 1828, Asa TAFT; and d. Feb. 22, 1887; a dau., Nancy Marietta TAFT, res. Keene, N. H.; Mary, b. June 26, 1812; m. Mar. 5, 1840, Reuel NIMS, and d. Mar. 24, 1869; Lura, b. Apr. 3, 1814; m. Nov. 14, 1837, Maynard WILSON; James, b. Sept. 6, 1816; m. Oct. 17, 1840, Mary GILMAN; George, b. July 15, 1818; m. Susan M. SHERWIN, Mary F. REYNOLDS and Charlotte Harris ATWOOD; Laura, b. Oct. 13, 1819; d. Aug. 28, 1822; Lorin, b. Oct. 13, 1819; d. Sept. 11, 1822.

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