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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. 25

Groton, Apr. 22, 1715, at a church meeting. WHEREAS, Deacon WHITNEY is old, and desirous of the choice of another to officiate in his place, and whereas dea. John FARNSWORTH is desirous of a new choice, unless he were more unanimously confirmed, the church did thereupon unanimously elect, or make choice of Simon STONE and Thomas TARBELE, to officiate as deacons in the church of Groton. Joshuay WHITNY have payd for his land which he did purchis of the Town Comity in the yer 1683, the and inst sum of twellve shillins for twelve ackrs of land. I say payd for acording too ordr for the us of the Town. By JONATHAN MORS, Clerk He d. Aug. 7, 1719*. Res. Watertown, Groton and Watertown, Mass. 51. i. JOSHUA, b. June 14, 1666; m. Mary -----, and Sarah FELLOWS [NOTE]. 52. ii. SARAH, b. Oct. 10, 1668; m. July 11, 1704, Nathaniel JEWELL, [NOTE] son of Nathaniel and Mary (SMEDLEY) of Groton, b. Nov. 10, 1678, d. 1730. Ch: Sarah, b July 24, 1711; Abigail, b Nov. 3, 1718; res. Plainfield, Conn. She m. 2d ----- TAYLOR, for in her brother Joshua's will, in 1753, she is called Sarah TAYLOR. 53. iii. MARY, b. July 1, 1675; m. Ephraim PEIRCE, b. Oct. 15, 1673, d. Feb. 27, 1740. She d. Dec. 29, 1749. Ephraim was one of the first settlers in Lunenburg. He was one of the first selectmen in 1728. [Hist. and Gen. PEIRCE family, by Fred C. PIERCE.] Ch: Mary, b. Aug. 9, 1696; m. Mar 17, 1719, Josiah FARNSWORTH; Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1698; m. Dec. 24, 1723, Thomas FARWELL; Ephraim, b. Nov. 12, 1700; m. Esther SHEDD and Mrs. Huldah WEATHERBEE; Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1702; m. Oct. 27, 1720, Jonathan PARKER; David, b. May 23, 1704; m. Elizabeth BOWERS; Jonathan, b. Apr. 15, 1706; d. Sept. 23, 1723; Simon, b. Oct. 15, 1707; m. Susannah PARKER; Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1710; m. Ezra FARNSWORTH; Lydia, b. Nov. 20, 1713; d. Sept. 24, 1723. 54. iv. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 23, 1678; m. Lydia PERHAM and Margaret MIRICK. 55. v. CORNELIUS, b. -----; m. Sarah SHEPHERD [NOTE]. 56. vi. DAVID, b. in 1682; m. Elizabeth WARREN. 57. vii. MARTHA, b. -----; m. Feb. 1, 1708, Isaac WILLIAMS, Jr., of Newton, b. Nov. 1, 1686. Ch.: Abigail, b. Oct. 4, 1710; m. Joshia FULLER; Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1711; m. 1735, Deborah SPRING, b. Feb. 27, 1713; Martha, b. Mar. 18, 1714; m. Nathaniel SPRING, b. Aug. 26, 1715; Mary, b. June 14, 1717; m. Joseph MILLER; Phebe, b. Oct. 9, 1723; Hannah, b. oct. 9, 1723; m. John ROGERS; Isaac, b. July 15, 1725; m. Sarah STRATTON and Elizabeth CHENEY; Elizabeth, m. Joshia REED. 58. viii. ELIZABETH, b. -----; m. Apr. 17, 1707, Ebenezer FARNSWORTH, res. Groton, Mass. He was in King George's war in 1746; was son of Matthias and Sarah FARNSWORTH. Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1708; Matthias, b. Sept. 20, 1709; Ebenezer, b. Dec. 11, 1711; d. Oct. 11, 1723; William, b. Aug. 4, 1714; Abigail, b. Sept. 2, 1718; m. May 1, 1740, David BLOOD; she d. Nov. 7, 1783 [NOTE]; Kezia, b. Apr. 17, 1723; Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1725; Lydia, b. Dec. 20, 1729; Farnsworth died before 1733 [NOTE], for at this time she was called Elizabeth HARMON in her brother Joshua's will. 59. ix. ABIGAIL, b. 1673; m. John HUTCHINS, of Groton. They res. Groton. Ch.: John, b. Oct. 13, 1693; Joshua, b. Nov. 5, 1696; m. July 12, 1722, Mary [NOTE] SHED; Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1698; Eliza- beth, b. Sept. 6, 1700; Benjamin, b. Aug. 17, 1705. 60. x. ALICE, b. -----; m. Nathaniel WOODS [NOTE], of Groton. He was b. in Groton, the son of Samuel and Alice WOODS, Mar. 27, 1667-8. She d. bef. July 3, 1721 [NOTE], for he then m. Sarah BROWN, of Stow, who d. Mar. 3, 1724. He m. 3d sept. 14, 1725, Mrs. Mary DERBY- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *The following inscription is copied from his tombstone, in the old burying ground in Groton. [Death's Head] Here Lyes the Body of Mr Joshua WHITNEY Aged 85 years Died August 7th 1719

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