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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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72 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

practice his profession, that of a physician, he m. the wid. of Dr. DEXTER [NOTE]. After her death, Dec. 25, 1774 [NOTE], he married as above. He had two children by his first wife, and by his second, Anna, b. May 26, 1780 [NOTE]; Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1779; Fanny, b. Mar. 19, 1781. He was a man of influence, was clerk, selectman and justice of the peace; was a member of the committee of corre- spondence in 1778. 281. LIEUT. SAMUEL WHITNEY (William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. May 23, 1719; m. Oct. 20, 1741, Abigail FLETCHER. He was a leading man in the settlement of Westminster, and was frequently elected to office. He went from Weston soon after his marriage, probably in 1742. His place of residence in Westminster in 1859 was owned by Mr. HARTWELL. The old cellar is still visible. Samuel was frequently elected selectman and during the Revolutionary war was a lieutenant. The History of Westminster says: "He located on the lot No. 51, near the No. Common, where Leander HARTWELL now lives. The house he built stood a few rods south of the site of the present one. He was a prominent, capable, and much esteemed resident of the township, one of the executive committee of the propriety and selectman three years after incorporation. He also held a commission as lieutenant in the militia of the province. He was a man of wealth and influence, having a large landed estate, which enabled him to give each of his sons a farm, it is said, before or at his decease." The inventory of his estate was made to probate court by his widow, Abigail, in April, 1783. He d. Jan. 1, 1782; res. Weston and Westminster, Mass. 791. i. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 27, 1742; prob. d. young [NOTE]. 792. ii. MARY, b. May 29, 1744; m. Elijah GIBSON [NOTE] and Edward SCOTT, of Westminster. 793. iii. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 11, 1746; m. Thankful WILDER. 794. iv. ABNER, b. May 18, 1748; m. Elizabeth GLAZIER and Levina (GLAZIER) WARD. 795. v. ACHSAH, b. Sept 30, 1750; d. May 14, 1772. 796. vi. SILAS, b. Oct. 20, 1752; m. Sarah WITHINGTON. 797. vii. MARTHA, b. Nov. 26, 1755; d. young [NOTE]. 798. viii. ELISHA, b. July 2, 1757; m. Eunice SEAVER. 799. ix. ALPHEUS, b. Feb. 25, 1759; m. Esther HARTWELL; History of West- minster says. s.p. 800. x. PHINEHAS, b. Jan. 16, 1761; m. Elizabeth RAND. 801. xi. HANANIAH, b. Dec. 18, 1762; m. Azubah KEYES. 802. xii. MARTHA, b. Sept 18, 1764; m. Benjamin SEAVER and Isaac SEAVER [NOTE]. 803. xiii. SUSANNA, b. Feb. 9, 1767; d. young. 284. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Samuel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Stratford, Conn., Dec. 13, 1727; m. Mar. 26, 1751, Hannah JUDSON, who d. smallpox Dec. 23, 1760; m. 2d Martha ----- [NOTE]. He was appointed administrator of his father's estate Feb. 21, 1754. The town gave him liberty to erect a store house of about 20 feet in length and 18 broad under the bank of the Mill river, near the upper ship yard, at the RAM pasture, the place to be fixed by Thomas HILL and James SMEDLY, a committee for that purpose, at said WHITNEY's cost. It is said he was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and that he died in the early part of the war, being one of several who were killed by being poisoned. He may have been a prisoner in New York at the time of his death; res. Newton, Conn. 804. i. JAMES, b. Aug. 10, 1753; m. Eunice JOHNSON and Mrs. Rhoda PEET. 805. ii. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 9, 1757; m. Huldah STILSON. 806. iii. JOHN, b. Mar. 16, 1767. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and is said to have been captured in Algiers. 807. iv. HANNAH, b. Mar. 1, 1769; m. ----- WRIGHT [NOTE]; res. Huntington, Conn. 808. v. SARAH, b. in 1771; d. unm.; said to have been the most beautiful girl in Huntington, Conn. 809. vi. ISAAC, b. in 1773; m. Susannah BRYAN. 286. ISAAC WHITNEY (John, Joseph, John, John), b. Sept 2, 1710, in Weston; m. Feb. 3, 1729, Elizabeth GALE; bap. May 25, 1712; res. Weston, Mass. 810. i. ELIZABETH, bap. July 19, 1741 [NOTE].

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