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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. 43

Ruth, b. Dec. 19, 1742; MOSES, b. June 29, 1745; d. June, 1746; Patience, b. Apr. 4, 1747; m. Mar. 19, 1742 [NOTE], Samuel SMITH. 272. viii. SOLOMON, bap. June 17, 1711; m. Martha FLETCHER. 273. ix. SAMUEL, bap. June 17, 1711; m. Elizabeth HASTINGS. 274. x. EBENEZER, bap. Apr. 25, 1714. He was a doctor; res. Worcester, Mass. Died Jan. 23, 1743. His brother, Israel of Oxford, was admr. of his estate. Inventory dated May, 1745. [NOTE] 275. xi. JOSHUA, b. Mar. 25, 1714; m. Mehitable WILSON. 276. xii. DAVID, b. in 1716; m. Mehitable PARKER. 80. WILLIAM WHITNEY (Nathaniel, John, John), b. May 6, 1683; m. May 17 1706, Martha PIERCE, b. Dec. 24, 1681. He d. Jan. 24, 1720 [NOTE]; res. Weston, Mass. 277. i. WILLIAM, b. Jan. 11, 1707; m. Hannah HARRINGTON, Mrs. Mary PIERCE, Margaret SPRING [NOTE], and Mrs. Sarah DAVIS. 278. ii. JUDITH [NOTE], b. Nov. 15, 1708. 279. iii. [NOTE], b. Oct. 6, 1712. 280. iv. MARTHA, b. Apr. 4, 1716; m. in Sudbury, Feb. 26, 1734, Timothy MOSSMAN [NOTE] of S.; res. Ashburnham. He was b. in Sudbury, in 1710. His father, Timothy, Sr., was one of the original proprie- tors of Dorchester, Canada, Ashburnham, Mass., and Timothy, Jr., was an early settler there. In 1743 he built a house of entertainment there and received £80 of the £100 attempted to be raised "and if there be peace with France within twelve months that the aforesaid MOSSMAN to have the sum of £40 old tenor." He was driven away from the town by fear of the Indians, and his house stood a short distance south of the common. The following is a copy of his petition in the 46th vol. Mass. state archives: The petition of Timothy MOSSMAN, which humbly craves leave to show that your petitioner lived in Dorchester, Canada, and was drove off by the Indians from that town, and thereby I lossed my House Moveables and Improvements, and being impover- ished sold my land there. I was put in possession of the pottash farm by virtue of a Lease from Capt. PLAISTEED, where I did much labour in fencing improveing and makeing roads to the value of two hundred pounds where also I met with great sickness in my person & family and was further reduced by the loss of the possession of the province land as it became profita- ble. Therefore I pray your Excellency and Honours from your own goodness and humanity to compassionate my distress'd cir- cumstances and forgive me the debt I owe the Province and give me a small tract or tracts of province land that may be found to lye betwixt Westminster and Leominster that is use- less to the govern't or the sum of 200L or equivolente in land, and as in duty bound shall ever pray. TIMOTHY MOSSMAN. In answer to this petition of Mr. MOSSMAN the General Court ordered June 12, 1764, "that the sum of twelve pounds, being a debt due from the petitioner to the province, be remitted to him in full answer to his petition." In 1760 he resided in Princeton and was living on the pot- ash farm in that town. Afterward he resided in Westminster and d. Sept. 5, 1801, ae 92. 281. v. SAMUEL, b. May 23, 1719; m. Abigail FLETCHER. 81. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Nathaniel, John, John), bap. Weston, Mass., July 17, 1687; m. at Stratford, Conn., Jan. 18, 1721, Anne LABOREE. Samuel was the son of Nathaniel WHITNEY of Weston, for in the administrator's account of his (the father's) estate he refers to him as "son of Stratford." Stephen Whitney PHOENIX, in his extensive genealogy of Henry WHITNEY, of Connecticut, and his descendants, is in error in giving the descendants of Samuel and claiming that he

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