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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. 71

one child living, Asahel, at W.; Asahel, b. Dec. 15, 1802; res. W.; m. Sept 9, 1833, Hannah S. CARTER; was a merchant in Boston; d.s.p. Dec. 29, 1833; Zenas, b. July 28, 1807; d. Feb. 24, 1810; Ebenezer, b. Mar. 24, 1805; m. Sept 6, 1837, Susan D. GROUT; res. New York, Iowa, and d. Mar. 2, 1876; a dau., Mrs. W.B. BURTON, res New York, Iowa; Zenas H., b. Oct. 19, 1811; m. Harriet L. PUTNAM and Jane E. PIERCE. He d. Dec. 16, 1892. Sons: Abel P., care Sprague, Warner & Co.; Dea. A. O. PRENTICE, Chicago, and Herbert J., Stillwater, Iowa. 773. x. SIBBILLAH, b. 1754.[NOTE] 276. DAVID WHITNEY (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Watertown, Mass., in 1716; m. in Needham, Nov. 17, 1743, Mehitable PARKER. She m. Oct. 27, 1757, Josiah WARE (his third wife), b. Mar. 21, 1707; d. 1798 in Needham. He was born in Watertown, Mass.; was left fatherless at the age of 17, at which time a guar- dian was appointed for him (Middlesex Probate, 1731, No. 17631). He resided nearly all his life in Needham, but died in Natick, Mass. David WHITNEY, who married Mehitable PARKER, that son of Nathaniel and Mercy (ROBINSON) of Weston, whom Wm. L. WHITNEY names as in his 15th year in 1731 (No. 243, p. 26). A glance at Bond, p. 965, No 107, shows that Nathaniel, eldest son of Nathaniel and Mercy *, named his third son for this youngest brother David; while David, who was not much older than his nephews, and possibly lived among them after his father's death in 1730, out of five children of his own, transmitted the names of his nephews, Ephraim and Oliver, and of his mother, Mercy. Mehitable, the mother, died bef. 1764, for Apr. 19 of that year Josiah married for fourth wife, Sibel ROBINSON; no ch. He d. Apr. 19, 1754; res. Needham and Natick, Mass. 774. i. OLIVER, b. Apr. 15, Needham; bap. June 9, 1744; m. Hannah CHASE. 775. ii. MARY [NOTE], b. Nov. 5, bap. Natick, Nov. 24, 1745. 776. iii. EPHRAIM, bap. May 29, 1747; m. Sarah WOOD. 777. iv. JOHN, b. June 5, 1749 [NOTE]. 778. v. MERCY [NOTE], b. Jan. 8, 1751. 779. vi. MEHITABLE [NOTE], b. Aug. 3, 1758; m. May 10, 1780, Abraham WHITNEY, Jr., of Stow. She d. 1835. 780. vii. WILLIAM, b. 1760; d. young. [NOTE] 277. WILLIAM WHITNEY (William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Jan. 11, 1707; m. in Sudbury Sept 10, 1735, Hannah HARRINGTON; d. Apr. 30, 1740; m. 2d Mar. 30, 1742, Mrs. Mary (CHADWICK) PIERCE, b. Oct. 6, 1713 [NOTE]; d. Feb. 23, 1756; m. 3d Aug. 12, 1756, Margaret SPRING [NOTE]; m. 4th June 14, 1763, Mrs. Sarah DAVIS [NOTE], of Brookline, res. Weston, Mass. 781. i. WILLIAM, b. Apr. 10, 1736; m. Mary MANSFIELD. 782. ii. HANNAH, b. Feb. 16, 1737; m. Apr. 25, 1757, Henry SPRING, of Weston. He was son of Henry, b. April 6, 1733 [NOTE]. 783. iii. PHINEHAS, b. Apr. 23, 1740; m. Miriam WILLARD, Lydia BOWES and Mrs. Jane GARFIELD. 784. iv. MARY, bap. Dec. 17, 1742; d. young [NOTE]. 785. v. MARY, b. Dec. 11, 1744 [NOTE]; m. May 29, 1777, Amos FISKE [NOTE], of Walth- man. He was born Apr. 25, 1754; was a soldier in the Rev. war; had four children, three daughters and one son: Polly, b. Aug, 1778; m. Mar. 29, 1801, Samuel HARRINGTON, of Watertown; the other two daughters m. STEARNS and FLETCHER; the son, Amos FISKE, Jr., died at Cinn.; Polly FISKE HARRINGTON m. 1807 Jere- miah WISWELL, of Newton; had one child by S. HARRINGTON and four by J. WISWELL; a granddaughter is Mrs. C.K. THOMAS, 118 Princeton St., East Boston, Mass. 786. vi. SARAH, b. Sept 6, 1736 [NOTE]; m. Gen. Amasa DAVIS of Boston; b. Aug. 17, 1744 [NOTE]; d. Jan. 30, 1825. 787. vii. NATHANIEL, b. May 1, 1748; d. Oct. 10, 1751. 788. viii. JOEL, b. Dec. 22, 1749; d. Feb., 1750 [NOTE]. 789. ix. SUSANNA, b. Dec. 23, 1751; m. May 14, 1778, Israel MEAD, of Med- ford; b. Dec. 27, 1751. 790. x. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 30, 1753; m. May 14, 1778 [NOTE], Samuel CUSTIS, of Marlboro. He was from Roxbury, and moving to Marlboro to *BOND says "Mary," which Temple and Wm. L.W. correct to Mercy.

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