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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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30 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

101. i. SARAH, b. July 2, 1687. 102. ii. MOSES, b. in 1690; m. Elizabeth ----- and Sarah GARY [NOTE]. 103. iii. ABRAHAM, b. May 29, 1692; m. Mary STONE and Elizabeth ----- [NOTE]. 104. iv. JONAS, b. Feb. 1, 1699; m. Dorcas WOOD and Margaret STRATTON. 105. v. JASON, b. in 1704; m. Arabella -----. 106. vi. LEMUEL, "youngest son," b. Aug. 1, 1714 [NOTE]; m. Sibel -----. 107. vii. JOHN, b. -----; m. Rebecca WHITNEY [NOTE]. 108. viii. EPHRAIM, b. -----; d. May 4, 1723. 26. RICHARD WHITNEY (Richard, John), b. Watertown, Mass., Jan. 13, 1660; m. Elizabeth SAWTELL, b. Feb. 3, 1668; d. Nov. 24, 1723; dau. of Jonathan of Groton. He had land granted him in Stow, Oct. 24, 1682. Bond says in his History of Watertown that Elizabeth SAWTELL was b. Feb. 3, 1668; m. Aug 13, 1691, Joseph MORSE; he d. Jan. 24, 1709, and she m. 2d, feb. 10, 1713, Benjamin NURSE, Sr, of Framingham. In the library of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, at 18 Somerset street, Boston, there is a copy of Henry Austin WHITNEY's work relative to the descendants of John and Elinor WHITNEY, presented to the society by him, containing annotations made in his own hand. Among others, one to the effect that Richard WHITNEY, of Stow, married Elizabeth SAWTELL, daughter of Jonathan SAWTELL, of Groton. He cites as authority a certain conveyance recorded in volume 13, page 197 of Middlesex Conveyances, Oct. 8, 1698. His will dated Dec. 22, 1723 [NOTE], mentions son Richard executor, son Jonathan executor, son Family:Whitney, Joshua (c1707-1787)|Joshua]], daughters Hanna FARR, Elizabeth WETHERBY, Sarah, Ruhanna and Hepzibah. He d. Dec. 15, 1723 [NOTE], res. Stow, Mass. 109. i. RICHARD, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. Hannah WHITCOMB and Hannah AYRES [NOTE]. 110. ii. JONATHAN, b. Feb. 26, 1699; m. Alice WILLARD. 111. iii. JOSHUA, b. in 1706; m. [NOTE].Zerviah ----- 112. iv. HANNAH, b. -----; m. Samuel FARR. 113. v. ELIZABETH, b. -----; m. Dec. 29, 1722, John WETHERBY. 114. vi. SARAH, b. in 1703; m. 1723 [NOTE], Capt. Hezekiah HAPGOOD. They res. in Stow, Mass. He was a prominent citizen; tythingman in 1726, selectman 1741-2 and 53. Was captain in the French and Indian wars. Ch.: Ephraim, b. 1725 [NOTE]; Jonathan, colonel, m. Ruth WOLCOTT and Mrs. Sarah WHITNEY, whom he m. Oct. 5, 1785 [NOTE]; Capt. Hezekiah's will was proved July 19, 1768. 115. vii. RUHAMA, b. in 1705 [NOTE]. 116. viii. HEPZIBAH, b. in 1710; m. Oct. 12, 1732, Seth SAWYER, of Lan- caster. He was bap. in Lancaster, Oct. 31, 1708; son of Caleb; m. first Jan. 11, 1726-7, Dinah FARRAR. She d. Oct. 25, 1727, ae. 23. He then m. Hepzibah, of Harvard; was united by Rev. John Prentice. 28. EBENEZER WHITNEY (Richard, John), b. Concord [NOTE], Mass., June 30, 1672, m. Anna -----. She m. after his death at Pomfret, Conn., John CUMINS, and d. May 13, 1738. He d. Aug. 5, 1727. Res. Stow, Mass. and Pomfret, Conn. 117. i. ZACHARIAH, b. -----; m. Ruth TAYLOR. 118. ii. EZEKIEL, b. -----; m. Isabell TAYLOR and Sarah FARRAH [NOTE]. 119. iii. [NOTE] ESTHER, b. -----; m. Jan 18, 1726, William BIGGINTON, res. Pom- fret, Conn. She d. Oct. 19, 1727. 29. THOMAS WHITNEY (Thomas, John), b. Watertown, Aug. 24, 1656; m. Jan. 29, 1679, Elizabeth LAWRENCE, b. Feb. 30, 1659 [NOTE]; d. in Bolton Feb. 8, 1741. He resided in Watertown, Stow and Lancaster, in that part incorporated later as Bolton. He bought 11 1/2 acres in Cambridge of A. ROWSE, Mar. 10, 1679. Witness Geo. LAURENCE, his father-in-law. In Feb. 1681, Geo. and Elizabeth LAURENCE gave to son and dau., Thomas and Elizabeth WHITNEY, land by deed, Feb 24, 1682, he bought 60 acres at Pompaschitticut, now Stow, where his first five children were born, as by the county returns in the clerk's office in E. Cambridge. In 1719 he bought for L300, 32 acres in Lancaster. Feb. 26, 1721, he deeded one half this purchase, with buildings (the homestead) to his son John, of "Stow and now designed to remove to Lancaster," partly by gift and partly by sale, and in this document mentions all his children, except Thomas, to whom he had made a gift of 21 acres in Stow Nov. 6, 1711, and Benjamin, who had also probably received a gift from his father. He was

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