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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)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.


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56 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

496. ii. TIMOTHY, b. Oct. 25, 1743; m. Catherine DAVENPORT. 497. iii. DANIEL, b. Sept. 4, 1746; m. Catherine STONE. 498. iv. SARAH, b. Sept. 9, 1749; m. Dec. 17, 1769, Nathan BANNISTER, of Brookfield and Shrewsbury. He was the s. of Joseph, of Brook- field, and res. in the s.w. part of the now Boylston, on the farm that was previously her father, WHITNEY's, where he d. Aug., 1825, ae. 78. His wife d. June 1817; ae.68. Ch.: Joseph, b. Oct. 18, 1770; m. Elizabeth STONE, and d. in N.J.; Thankful, b. Mar. 28, 1773; m. Thos. HARLOW; Nathan, b. Jan. 7, 1775 m. Sarah CHAMPNEY; rem. to Southboro; Daniel, b. Feb 13, 1777; m. Anna DRURY; rem. to Gardner; Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1778; m. Annah HARLOW; Seth, b. Nov. 3, 1780; m. Mary HASTINGS; John, b. Sept. 23, 1783; m. Lucy HOWE; Luke, b. Mar. 18, 1786; d. 1802; Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1788; m. Nathan R. TILTON; Emery, b. Sept. 29, 1791; m. Lucy DRURY and Melinda DRURY. 160. Dea. James WHITNEY (John, Jonathan, John), b. in Framingham [NOTE], Dec. 28, 1692; m. Feb. 2, 1715, Martha RICE, b. Sudbury, abt. 1692; m. 2d, 1732 [NOTE], Mrs. Elizabeth (HOLBROOK) TWITCHELL, wid. of Joseph, Jr., of Sherborn, b. July 22, 1696; d. Mar. 31, 1782. He was admitted to the church Sept. 22, 1717. They were dis- missed to the Sherborn church Mar. 28, 1728, where he was chosen deacon and died. He d. Apr. 10, 1770; res. Framingham and Sherborn, Mass. 499. i. JOHN, b. Apr. 10, 1716;n. Feb. 8,1738, Abigail PERRY, of Sher- born. He d. in Fram. in 1741; his will is dated Oct. 31, s.p. He was a yeoman. 500. ii. JAMES, b. June 4, 1718; m. Patience LELAND. 501. iii. MARY [NOTE], b. May 12, 1720. 502. iv. MARTHA [NOTE], b. Nov. 9, 1721. 503. v. BENJAMIN, b. Jan. 13, 1723; d. young [NOTE]. 504. vi. MICAH, b. June 4, 1725; m. Lydia MASON. 505. vii. BENJAMIN, b. Oct. 23, 1727; m. [NOTE] Esther LELAND. 506. viii. EZRA, b. Feb. 22, 1730; m. Agnes ROSS, Elizabeth -----, and Mercy MORSE [NOTE]. 507. ix. DANIEL, b. Dec. 13, 1733; m. Miriam LELAND. 165. JOSIAH WHITNEY (Josiah, Jonathan, John), b. 1698 [NOTE]; m. in Weston, Feb. 28, 1725, Elizabeth GRANT of Concord; d. in Conn.; m. 2d, 1737, Mehitable FULLER. She d. and he m. 3d, Feb., 1759, Lydia BALLARD [NOTE]. Josiah WHITNEY was born in Groton, and resided in the southwest part of Chelmsford. This town was at one time next to Groton. In 1713 he resided in that part of Chelmsford which was annexed to Littleton [NOTE]. At the death of his father, in 1718, he petitioned the probate court to have his uncle John, of Wrentham, formerly of Sherborn, fuller, appointed his guardian. In 1727 he was one of the original mem- bers of the church in Westford, having been a member of the first church in Chelms- ford. In 1719 he moved to Willington, Conn. where he afterward resided. He pur- chased his farm in the latter place of John ARNOLD, of Mansfield Conn., for £155 N. E. currency. At this time he was called "Josiah WHITTNIE, of Cherfford (Chelms- ford), in the Co. of Middlesex, in the province of the Massachusetts Bay." The deed was dated June 27, 1729. He was living in Bolton, Conn., late in life.[NOTE] Mehitable FULLER was the daughter of Thomas, and was b. at Needham, Mass., Apr. 20, 1720. Tohmas, the father, was b. at Dedham, Feb. 28, 1689; m. Mar. 26, 1719, Mehitable Herring, b. Oct. 18, 1797; d. at Willington, Conn., Oct. 17, 1754. He was a weaver and resided at Needham until 1732 when he sold, Apr. 18, of that year, his homestead of "forty acres of land near Natick upon a plain called Natick Plain," and removed to Willington, Conn., where his brother, Rev. Daniel, was settled over the Congregational church. He purchased a large estate at Willington, a part of which was set off from Ashford. In his will, probated at Hartford, he mentions sons, David and Solomon, and daughters, Mehitable WHITNEY, Esther and Sarah. Probably Sarah was the widow of his son Thomas. The following from the church records of Needham are of interest:[NOTE] "Mar. 26, 1732. Daniel and Thomas, sons, and Mehitobel and Esther, daus. of Thomas FULLER and Mehitobel, his wife, our sister baptized. June 4, 1732 Sister Mehitoble FULLER was dismissed and recommended unto the Church of Christ in Wilmington in Conn."[NOTE] He d. June 26, 1783; res. Chelmsford, Littleton, Westford and Wrentham Mass., and Wilington and Bolton, Conn.[NOTE]

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