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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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32 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

Item, to money due for a pair of oxen.........................05 00 00 Item, to funerall charges.....................................02 00 00 Item, to money due to ye publick taxes........................01 11 03 ---------- Sum 47 12 07 Beside Docklers and other small debts yt do not yet thuoreghly known. FFRANCES BOWMAN. SAMUEL WHIEMORE. JOHN MAJON. Exhibited & sworn to by Sarah WHITNEY admitted adm. to her late husband Isaiah WHITNEY aboved deed intestate as a full inventory of his estate that she knows of Camb. 25 June 17 11-12. He d. Jan. 7, 1712 [NOTE]; res. Lexington and Cambridge, Mass. 139. i. JOHN, b. -----; d.----- [NOTE]. 140. ii.[NOTE] ISAIAH, b. June 1, 1700; m. Elizabeth WHITNEY. 141. iii. JOHN [NOTE], b. in Camb. Dec. 6, 1698. 142. iv. NATHANIEL, b. ----- [NOTE]. 143. v. ELIJAH, b. Aug. 2, 1707; m. Rebecca WINSHIP [NOTE]. 144. vi. SARAH, bap. July 22, 1708 [NOTE]; m. Aug. 2, 1720, Andrew PARKER, b. Feb. 4, 1693 [NOTE], d. Apr. 8, 1776; res. Lex. She d. Dec. 18,1774. Ch.: Sarah, b. Feb. 9, 1721; m. Jabez KENDALL; Jonas, b. Feb. 6, 1722; m. Lucy -----. He was a member of the company of Lexington Minute Men, commanded by Capt. John PARKER, that partici- pated in the battle of Lexington and "fired the shot heard round the world". "History, Roman history," says EVERETT, "does not furnish an example of bravery that outshines that of Jonas PARKER. A truer heart did not bleed as Thermopylae. He was next-door neighbor of Rev. Mr. CLARK's, and had evi- dently imbibed a double portion of his lofty spirit. PARKER was often heard to say that be the consequences what they might, and let others do as they pleased, he would never run from the enemy. He was as good as his word - better. Having loaded his musket, he placed his hat, containing his ammunition, on the ground between his feet in readiness for the second charge. At the second fire from the enemy he was wounded and sunk upon his knees, and in this condition discharged his gun. While loading it again upon his knees, and striving in the agonies of death to redeem his pledge, he was transfixed by a bayonet, and thus died on the spot where he first stood and fell." (Address by Hon. Edward EVERETT.) Amos, b. July 27, 1723; m. Anna -----; Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 22, 1725; d. young; Thomas. bap. Dec. 24, 1727; m. Jane PARROTT; Abigail, bap. July 27, 1729; Lucy, bap. Apr. 4, 1731; m. Joshua MEAD; Elizabeth, bap. June 22, 1735; Andrew, bap. Apr. 16, 1738; m. Abigail JENNISON; Keria, bap. June 1, 1740; m. Joseph WYMAN; Ebenezer, bap. Feb. 28, 1742; d. 1743; Mary, bap. Oct. 21, 1744. 145. vii. JONAS, b. Nov. 27, 1711; m. ----- ----- [NOTE]. 146. viii.[NOTE] ABRAHAM, bap. Feb. 19,1710; m. Sarah WHITNEY. 147. ix.[NOTE] MARY, bap. May 4, 1696; m. Oct. 31, 1731, Benjamin, son of Benja- min and Elizabeth (SWEETMAN) WELLINGTON, who was born June 21, 1676, and d. Nov 15, 1738. Ch.: Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1732; d. Apr. 12, 1806; Oliver, b. 1735. Mary WELLINGTON, dau. of Benj. and Mary (WHITNEY) WELLINGTON; m. 1st. Jan. 10,1751, to James LANE, of Bedford, son of James and Martha (MINOT) LANE. He was b. Mar. 4 (or 8), 1725 (or 6), and d. suddenly Jan. 4 (or 24), 1799. His widow m. 2nd. Capt. John MOORE, of Bedford, Ch.: Oliver Wellington; James, b. Mar. 10, 1754; m. June 6, 1805, Molly POLLARD; Solomon, b. Aug. 7, 1756; m. Sarah STEARNS; David, b. Mar. 11, 1758; m. 1st. Molly LANE; m. 2nd. Pheobe LANE; Isaac, b. May 13, 1766; d. May 24, 1803, without issue. Oliver Wellington LANE, son of James and Mary (WELLINGTON) LANE, b. Oct. 27, 1751. Graduated Harvard College 1772; M.A. 1779. Died in Boston Nov. 8, 1793. Mar- ried Susannah NEWMAN. He was the most famous schoolmaster

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