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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. 69

who was born Mar. 26, 1786, and died Jan. 13, 1879. Ch.: Sally, b. Apr. 30, 1817, d. Aug. 1840; unm.; Diodorus, b. Nov. 10, 1818, d. Nov. 13, 1890; m. Amelia WASTE, of Whitingham, Vt. Had six children, three are now living: George SAWYER, Whitingham, Vt; Carrie, now Mrs. Fred. WHITNEY, East Templeton, Mass., and Fred SAWYER, East Templeton, Mass. Sally and Nathaniel SAWYER's third child is Betsey Pierce, b. Oct. 21, 1823; m. Nov. 11, 1851, George SAWYER, of Templeton, Mass., who was b. July 28, 1818, was killed Oct. 14, 1863. They had three children: Flora Belle, b. Nov. 27, 1853; m. Nov. 26, 1879, Schuyler W. MELENDY, Hubbard, b. Apr. 2, 1882, d. May 21, 1888; res. West Gardner, Mass.; Sally Emma, b. May 26, 1857; George Scott, b. May 9, 1863; res. East Templeton, Mass. 750. vi. MARTHA, b. May 14, 1754; m. May 10, 1774, William DAVIS, of Rindge, N. H. They went from Lincoln in 1773 to Rindge, N. H. He was in the Rev. war, and was at the battle of Benning- ton. Ch.: Susannah, b. May 7, 1775 [NOTE]; Martha, b. Oct. 24, 1777; Lucy, b. Dec. 27, 1778; Lydia, b. June 2, 1781; m. Feb. 22, 1808, Stephen DAVIS, of Enosburg, Vt.; Bathsheba, b. Oct. 2, 1783; d. Sept. 2, 1787; Solomon, b. May 15, 1785; Israel, b. Jan. 17, 1788; Bathsheba, b. May 13, 1793; Timothy, b. Mar. 23, 1795. 273. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), bap. June 17, 1711; m. Apr. 8, 1735, Elizabeth HASTINGS, of Watertown, b. 1716 [NOTE]; d. Oct. 23, 1800 [NOTE], in Marl- boro, Vt. Samuel WHITNEY resided in Weston, and in 1743 removed to Shrewsbury, where they were admitted to the church in 1761. He died in Shrewsbury. His will is dated May 2, 1788, yeoman; mentions wife Elizabeth, and children Samuel, Na- thaniel, Jonas, Eliphalet, Lucy, Lydia, Susanna, Elizabeth MIXER, Sally LYON. Asaph SHERMAN was admr. He d. Aug. 2, 1788; res. Weston and Shrewsbury, Mass. 751. i. ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 30. 1735; d. young [NOTE]. 752. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 26, 1738; m. Apr. 24, 1754, Joseph MIXER, Jr., son of Major Joseph; res. Shrewsbury, Mass; rem. to Athol and d. there. Ch.: Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1754; d. 1756; Joseph, b. Feb. 22, 1756; Samuel, b. Jan. 13, 1758; Moses, b. Sept. 10, 1760; Daniel, b. Aug. 25, 1763; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1766. 753. iii. SAMUEL, b. Sept. 23, 1739; m. Phebe HARINGTON. 754. iv. LYDIA, bap. Mar. 22, 1740 [NOTE]; d. Oct. 3, 1745. 755. v. NATHANIEL, bap. Dec. 5, 1742; d. Nov. 19, 1744. 756. vi. LUCY, b. Aug. 27, 1744; m. July 14, 1762, Asaph SHERMAN, of Graf- ton. (See history Grafton, by Fred C. PIERCE.) He was a promi- nent citizen of the town; was First Lieut. in Capt. Lake DRURY's company that marched to the Lexington alarm and served during the Rev. war. He was b. Mar. 6, 1741; res. Grafton. Ch: [NOTE] Jonathan, b. July 18, 1763; Mary, b. Dec. 1, 1764; Lucy, b. Oct. 25, 1766; Betty, b. Dec. 11, 1768; Susannah, b. Nov. 22, 1770; Candice, b. Nov. 18, 1772. 757. vii. LYDIA, b. June 1, 1746; m. Nov. 3, 1767, William BRITTON, of Rutland. 758. viii. SUSANNA, b. Feb. 26, 1748; m. Oct. 4, 1768, John BELLOWS, Jr., of Shrewsbury, formerly of Southboro. They settled on the Samuel WHITNEY farm. She d. Feb. 1, 1805, and he d. Mar. 6, 1826. Ch.: Martha, m. Nathan NEWTON, 1792; Chloe, m. Pelatiah ALLEN, of Holden; Lucy, m. Oliver TORREY, of Killingly, Conn.; Anna, m. Dr. Jacob KITTRIDGE, of Spencer; Moses, Lyscom, John, b. Feb. 21, 1785. 759. ix. NATHANIEL, b. May 30, 1749; m. Mary HOUGHTON. 760. x. JONAS, b. June 14, 1751; m. Tamar HOUGHTON. 761. xi. SARAH, b. July 15, 1753; m. in Shrewsbury, 1777 [NOTE], John Fisher LYON, of Grafton. He resided in Grafton, then in Shrewsbury, and finally moved to Harvard, where he died. Ch. b. Shrews.; Lydia, b. Apr. 9, 1778; John, b. Oct. 17, 1780. 762. xii. ELIPHALET, bap. May 4, 1757; m. Aug. 12, 1776, Lois HOUGHTON, of Lancaster; res. Shrewsbury, Mass., and Marlboro, Vt. 763. xiii. MARTHA, bap. Aug. 5, 1759; d. bef. 1788; not men. in will.

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