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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. 67

Jasper WHITNEY, writing from Thomson, Ill., states his great-grandfather's name was Joseph WHITNEY, Samuel WHITNEY's father's name was Joseph, and Silvanus HAYWARD, A. M., of Southbridge, Mass., in his history of Gilsum, N.H., says Joseph WHITNEY was the son of Palmer WHITNEY, and that Palmer was the half-brother of Samuel. From all the evidence and data I can secure, it is my opinion that Joseph WHITNEY, of Newton, after his first wife's death married again and finally became one of the first proprietors of Gilsum, N. H., and that his sons finally located there on land he had purchased. In the history of Gilsum is this record: "Joseph WHITNEY was a corporal in the seventh company in Col. Samuel ASHLEY's regiment from Gil- sum, N. H., in 1776." Later he moved to Warwick (Orange), Mass., and still later to Lima, N. Y., where he passed the remainder of his days. He was killed by the falling of a tree. He d. at Lima, N. Y.; res. Newton, Mass.; Gilsum, N. H.; Orange, Mass, and Lima, N. Y. 716. i. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 18, 1749. 717. ii. MARTHA, b. May 31, 1752. 718. iii. ANN, b. Feb. 10, 1755. 719. iv. SAMUEL, b. Aug. 7, 1758; m. Mary WHITNEY. 720. v. LOIS, b. Sept. 5, 1761. 721. vi. MARY, b. -----; m. ----- GUERNEY. 722. vii. CONTENT, b. -----; m.----- FULLER. |723. viii. PALMER, b. Oct. 6, 1777; d. in Warwick, Mass., Feb. 1, 1778 [NOTE]. 724. ix. PALMER, b. Mar. 5, 1778 [NOTE]; m. Judith BARBER. 725. x. EDWARD, b. -----. 726. xi. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 20, 1781; m. Samuel MARK: res. Wyoming Co., N. Y. 727. xii. LEMUEL, b. Aug. 15, 1784; m. Sally PRATT. 264. NATHANIEL WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Jan. 23, 1696; m. June 22, 1721 [NOTE], Mary CHILD; b. 1699; d. Dec. 3, 1776. They settled in Westboro where he and his wife were admitted to the church Jan. 21, 1728. He had owned the covenant at Concord, Oct. 15, 1727. He d. Jan. 27, 1776; res. Weston and Westboro, Mass. 728. i. EPHRAIM, b. in Groton. July, 1722 [NOTE]; m. Thankful HARRINGTON. 729. ii. OLIVER, b. Dec. 1, 1724; m. Dorcas WARREN [NOTE]. 730. iii. DAVID, bap. Nov. 8, 1726, Brookfield? [NOTE] 731. iv. MARY, b. Feb. 15, 1727 [NOTE]. 732. v. NATHANIEL, b. July 22, 1728; m. Abigail MARSTOP [NOTE]. 733. vi. ANNA, b. Mar. 8, 1730; m. May 4, 1749. David FORBUSH; b. Oct. 20, 1721 [NOTE]. He was the son of Dea. Thomas FORBUSH, Jr., of the earliest and most prominent citizens of Westboro, Mass. His grandfather, Daniel FORBUSH, or FORBES, a native of Scotland, probably of the parish of Kinellar, was undoubtedly taken prisoner by Croomwell at the battle of Dunbar, and deported with others to this country. He located in Cambridge, Mass., and finally settled in Marlboro, where he died. (see FORBES-FOR- BUSH Genealogy by Fred C. PIERCE, also history of Grafton, Mass., by Fred C. PIERCE.) David was a member of the Alarm company, commanded by Capt. Samuel WARREN. He was later in Capt. KIMBALL's company in Col. Attemas WARD's regiment of the Revolutionary army, and marched to the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. His estate was left to his son Silas. The children of David and Anna were: Anna, b. July 7, 1750; m. Oct. 28, 1779, John WARREN of Westboro; John, b. Dec. 20, 1751; d. Sept. 7, 1757; David, b. Apr. 18, 1754; m. Deliverence GOODELL, who was the sister of the mother of Robert B. THOMAS, of Farm- er's Almanac fame; res. South Royalston, Mass.; Jacob, b. Feb. 20, 1756; d. Mar. 3, 1756; Abigail, b. May 2, 1757; m. Leonard BRIGHAM; res. Shrewsbury, Mass.; Lois, b. Sept. 27, 1759 [NOTE]; m. ----- WRIGHT; res. Grafton, Mass.; Jonathan, b. Feb. 22, 1762; m. Betsey HAYDEN; res. Grafton and Deerfield, Mass.; Jemima, b. May 21, 1764; m. Sylvanus MORSE; res. Upton, Mass.; Silas, b. May 19, 1766; m. May 14, 1789. Rhodah FISK; res. Grafton, Mass.; their daughter, Nancy, b. Nov. 15, 1798, and married Nathaniel SMITH, son of Nathaniel and grandson of Rev. Ralph SMITH, Nathaniel, Sr., was graduated at Dartmouth Collage. They had

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