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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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50 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

his parents removed prior to relocating in Pomfret. In 1742 he withdrew from the church there and at that time was one of the "Separists". He d. -----; res. Pom- fret, Conn. 399. i. MARY, b. Jun. 25, 1731. 400. ii. ZACHARIAH, b. Oct. 27, 1732 [NOTE]; m. Sarah STANTON. 401. iii. MOSES, b. Jun. 27, 1735 [NOTE]; d. Apr. 24, 1756. 402. iv. AARON, b. Nov. 1, 1737; m. Mary PECK. 403. v. EPHRAIM [NOTE], b. Apr. 27, 1740. 404. vi. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 5, 1743; m. Mary LYON [NOTE]. 405. vii. BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 5, 1743. 406. viii. RUTH, b. Apr. 5, 1746. 407. ix. EBENEZER, b. Mar. 25, 1750; d. Mar. 11, 1756. 118. EZEKIEL WHITNEY (Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. -----; m. at Pomfret, Conn., July 18, 1728, Isabel TAYLOR; d. Apr. 15, 1731; m. 2nd time July 22, 1731, Sarah FARRAH [NOTE]. He was a farmer, was born and resided in Pomfret until after his marriage when he moved to Plainfield, where he was living as early as March, 1734. He probably moved elsewhere after 1742. In the probate court at Plainfield Hester, Lydia and Major (minor children of Ezekiel Whitney) appeal for guardian Feb. 12, 1751. Guardian appointed Feb. 12, 1751. Ezekiel WHITNEY, inventory of estate Feb. 12, 1751. Sarah WHITNEY, distribu- tion to heirs Sept. 7, 1759. He d. in 1751; res. Pomfret and Plainfield, Conn. 408. i. EZEKIEL, b. Oct. 22, 1729, Pomfret; m. Elizabeth KNIGHT, Deborah TRYAL, Desire LANDERS. 409. ii. EBENEZER, b. Oct. 22, 1729; m. -----. 410. iii. ISABELLE, b. Apr. 13, 1731 [NOTE]. 411. iv. ZERVIAH (dau), b. Mar. 15, 1732 [NOTE]. 412. v. HESTER, b. Plainfield, Mar. 6, 1734. 413. vi. LYDIA, b. May 2, 1737. 414. vii. AARON, b. Sept. 6, 1739; d. bef. 1751. 415. viii. MOSES, b. Sept. 10, 1742; d. bef. 1751. 120. THOMAS WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Stow, Mass., July 17, 1681 [NOTE]; m. in Concord July 26, 1704, Mary BAKER, of Concord. May 19, 1719, in the old proprietor's book in Stow is the following relating to division of lands: "Thomas WHITNEY joining to his half-moon meadow and Mr. Googen's land." Res. Stow, Mass. 416. i. SAMUEL, b. July 22, 1714; m. Grace -----. 417. ii. DAVID, b. Oct. 4, 1722; m. Olive SAWYER and Mrs. Sarah (WILDER) (RUGG) HILL. 418. iii. JOSEPH, b. 1716; m. Hannah (SANBORN) CHANDLER [NOTE]. 122. JOHN WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Stow, Mass., May 13, 1684; m. Mar. 2, 1709, there, Elizabeth BARNARD, b. Oct. 29, 1684; d. prob. June 1757. When the grant of the township of Bolton was made it was "ordered that Mr. John WHITNEY, a principal inhabitant of a new town, lately erected out of the town of Lancaster, in the county of Worcester, be and hereby is fully authorized and empowered to assemble the freeholders and other qualified voters there, as soon as may be, in some convenient place in said town, in order for their choosing a town clerk and all other town officers, to stand till the anniversary meeting of said town in March next." 1738. Her will is dated May 8, 1756, and was probated July 15, 1757. He d. in 1757 [NOTE]; res. Stow, Lancaster and Boston, Mass. 419. i. ELIZABETH, b. -----; m. Sept. 30, 1740, Jonathan SAWYER, Jr. [NOTE], in Harvard. 420. ii. SARAH, b. Oct. 2, 1716; m. int. Jan. 18, 1737, Abraham WHITNEY, (see). 124. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Oct 7, 1687; m. Feb. 7, 1710, Sarah BARRETT, b. Nov. 28, 1692; d. Feb. 15, 1730; m. 2nd. 1730, Abigail BRIDGE, dau. of Matthew, b. Apr. 1, 1696; d. Aug. 1, 1767, in Boston. He was one of the first of the family to settle in Boston, about 1737. His estate was appraised at £4,168. He first bought land in Marlboro, Nov. 2, 1710, 321 acres, with house and barn, of Samuel MORSE. In 1711 he was of Simon MAINARD's garrison.

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