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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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38 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

ter. In 1730 he deeded his interest in the land to the first minister, Rev James STONE. He was selectman in Holliston 1724-25-26-27-28-32-36-37. He made his will Feb 2, 1753, provided judiciously for his family, and appointed his wife Susanna, with his eldest son Jonathan, co-executors. It was proved in Mid- dlesex Co. Feb 11, 1754. He owned some meadow lands in what is now Milford. He d. Jan 1753 [NOTE]; res. Sherborn, Holliston, and Milford, Mass. 213. i. SUSANNA, b. Jan 20, 1702 [NOTE]; m. Gershom EAMES, of Holliston. Ch: [NOTE] Martha and Patience. 214. ii. JONATHAN, b. Oct 17, 1704; m. Lydia JONES. 215. iii. KEZIAH, b. July 11, 1706 [NOTE]; m. 1730, Elder Abraham JONES, July 2, 1708; d. Feb 25, 1792. She d. June 29, 1791; res. Milford. Ch.: [NOTE] Susanna. b. Feb 8, 1732; d. Nov 1, 1736: Jona- than, b. Nov 13, 1733; d. Nov 6, 1736: Keziah, b. Nov 23, 1737; d. 1744: Sarah, b. Dec 16, 1739; d. 1744: Hannah, b. Nov 8, 1741; d. 1744; John, b. Mar 23, 1744; m. Abigail CHENEY; Abra- ham, b. May 3, 1746; m. Olive BATES: Solomon, b. Apr 3, 1748; d. young. The father was deacon of the Cong. ch. in 1743; elder 1754. He was a solid and influential man. 216. iv. DOROTHY, b. Aug 28, 1708; m. May 9, 1734, Ebenezer HUNT, b. 1707; res. Holliston. Ch.: Ebenezer, b. Apr 15, 1735; m. Deliverance NEWTON; res. Paxton: Thomas, b. Aug 23, 1737; d. Mar 5, 1744. 217. v. MARY, b. May 28, 1710; m Joseph JONES, b. Dec 27, 1709; d. Apr 3, 1796. She d. July 9, 1788. He was a large land- holder; res. Mil. Ch.: Susanna, b Nov 10, 1733 [NOTE]; Hanna, b. July 3, 1736; d. young: Joseph, b. Sept 29, 1737; m. Ruth NELSON: Mary, b. Oct 16, 1740; m. James SUMNER, Esq.: Lydia, b. Apr 2, 1744; Jonathan, b. Aug 11, 1746 [NOTE]; m. Mary BALL; David, b. July 10, 1749; d. young; Timothy, b. Apr 25, 1751; m. Ann SCAMMELL. 218. vi. LYDIA, b. Mar 3, 1712; m. Isaac HILL. 219. vii. ELIAS, b. Nov 14, 1716; m. Elizabeth MELLEN and Elizabeth BOYDEN. 220. viii. MEHITABLE, b. Dec 27, 1719 [NOTE]; m. David CUTLER; res. Mil. She d. bef. 1768. Ch.: Jonathan, b. June 23, 1747; Abigail, b. Oct 11, 1749; Susanna, b. July 11, 1752; Nathan, b. Feb 22, 1755; m. Ruth NELSON; David, b. Aug 22, 1757; m. Esther EVANS; Mehitable, b. May 8, 1762; m. Nathaniel FLAGG. 221. ix. GEORGE, b. Aug 12, 1721; m Sarah COSSENS. 222. x. JESSE, b. Feb 8, 1713; prob. d. bef. 1754 [NOTE]; not named in will. 223. xi. HANNAH [NOTE], b. Feb 11, 1714; same as Jesse. 68. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Benjamin, John), b. -----; m. in Boston, Aug 7, 1705, Mrs. Esther MAVERICK, wid. of James; for an account of him see Sumner's History of East Boston, 1858. Benjamin and Esther WHITNEY sell land to Bro. Jonathan, 1718, abd in 1729 convey estate in Boston formerly James M. to James, Jr., and Martha, wife of Thomas BELLOWS, of Southboro. Benj. was an innholder in Framingham and drew land in Douglass in 1715. On Suffolk Deeds, vol. 33, p. 15, Hester, wife of Benj. WHITNEY, certifies to birth of her two children by former husband, James MAVERICK at Winnissimet. Martha, b. April 17, 1698: James b. Oct 2, 1699. Corroborated by Phebe BRENTNAL, aged 45, and Sarah EUSTACE, aged 52, June 18, 1718. He d. -----; res. Framingham and Sherborn, Mass. 224. i. BENJAMIN, b. May 22, 1709; m. Margaret SANDERSON. 69. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Benjamin, John), b. Sept 21, 1687; m. Hannah ROCKWOOD, of Medfield, b. 1696; d. bef. 1738: m. Phebe -----. After his death she m. Caleb PARTRIDGE, of Medway. He d. bef. 1734; res. Oxford, Mendon, and Uxbridge, Mass. [NOTE] He was a cordwainer by trade. Was one of the thirty original proprietors of Oxford, Mass., which land he purchased if the Nipumck Indians in 1713 and resided on lot No. 27, in that town, on the Sutton road. In 1715 he disposed of his porperty and moved to Mendon, Mass., per Suffolk Deeds 27, p. 174, and History of Oxford. His first three children were born in M. He resided in that part of Mendon which was subsequently in 1727 incorporated as Uxbridge, Mass. The inventory of his estate, per Worcester probate records, was made Dec 1, 1730. Josiah TAFT was admr.

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