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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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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 77

26, 1757, Mary RUGGLES, d. Mar. 12, 1773; m. 2d, Mary SEAVER; 3d, ----- Sarah ----- [NOTE]. He d. Oct. 16, 1797; res. Watertown, Mass. 881. i. NATHANIEL R., b. Mar. 19, 1759; m Abigail FROTHINGHAM. 882. ii. DOROTHY, b. July 22, 1760; d. 1761 [NOTE]. 883. iii. MARY, b. Jan. 10, 1762; d. 1765 [NOTE]. 884. iv. GRACE, b. July 1763; d. Sept 1783 [NOTE]. 885. v. LUCY, bap. Oct. 25, 1767; d. prob. bef 1797; not mentioned in will. 886. vi. ANNA, bap. July 23, 1769; prob. d. bef. 1797; not mentioned in will. 887. vii. SARAH, b. Jan. 25, 1773 [NOTE]; m. Aug. 29, 1792 [NOTE], Phinehas JENNISON. He was bap. June 14, 1770; res. Newton, Mass. 889. viii. SIMON, b. Apr. 12, 1778 [NOTE]. 890. ix. RICHARD, b. Jan. 12, 1782 [NOTE]; m. Mary Elizabeth PARKER. 891. x. MARY, b -----; Mentioned in father's will. 326. DANIEL WHITNEY (Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. Dec. 7, 1735; m. Mary HARRINGTON. He served in the Revolutionary army in the company of Capt. WYMAN of Westford; res. Waltham, Mass. 892. i. MARY KIMBALL, b. Apr. 2, 1773 [NOTE]. 893. ii KATHERINE, b. Feb. 21, 1777; m. (Feb 17, 1803, Francis S. HOOKER [NOTE] of Rutland)? 894. iii. DANIEL, b. Nov. 8, 1778. 895. iv. CHARLES, b. Nov. 16, 1780; m. Sybil CHENERY [NOTE]. 896. v. ISRAEL, b. Aug. 14, 1782. 897. vi. DOROTHY, b. Aug. 4, 1784; m. May 9, 1805, Nathaniel BRIGHT, b. Mar. 4, 1777. She d. Mar. 25, 1818; Nathaniel, b. Mar. 13, 1806; d. July 17, 1828; Samuel, b. Jan. 7, 1808; m. Elizabeth BRIGHT; William, b. Dec. 29, 1810; d. Dec. 7, 1840. Jonathan Brown, b. Feb. 21, 1816; m. Maria G. HARDING; res Cambridgeport, Mass. 898. vii. GRACE, b. Jan. 6, 1789. 899. viii. ELISHA, b. July 21, 1792. 327. Capt. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Daniel, Benjamin, John, John), b. April 3, 1737; m. Jan. 26, 1759 [NOTE], Mary CLARKE of Newton; b. Apr. 14, 1741; d. July 4, 1796; m. 2d Mar. 13, 1797, Abigail WOOD, of Rutland; b. 1744; d. Oct. 5, 1838. He lived on what is now Millbury st, opposite the head of the present Cam- bridge street, was captain of the training band, was a farmer, and while plowing in the field with his team was called into service. Unhitching his team he started for Boston with others. His son, William Clarke, who was then eleven years of age, went with the men to take back the team. He said the lady of the house where they, stopped in Boston asked his father if he would have some tea his answer was "No," She said, "then I will give your little boy some." So he got some. Capt Joshua was active in drilling and furnishing men for the Revolutionary war. He was an original member of the American Political society, was one of the committee appointed by the town May 16, 1774, to report instructions to be observed by Mr. Joshua BIGELOW, the representative to the General Court. In 1778 he was captain of the Worcester Military company. Joshua WHITNEY resided in Worcester, Mass., and sold land in Paris, Me, to his two sons, Daniel and Wm. Clarke, in 1785-88. In seating the meet- ing house in 1763, Capt. Joshua WHITNEY was given pew number 12. Capt. Joshua Whitney's will, of Worcester, mentions wife Abigail; daughter, Lucy CHAPIN, wife of Thaddeus CHAPIN; gives to Mary Whitney, wife of Samuel WHITNEY; sons Daniel and Clarke; daughter, Dorothy ADAMS; gives to Calvin, son of daughter Dorothy; daughter Grace RANKS, wife of John RANKS; give to Lydia ELDER, wife of John ELDER; gives to sons Joshua and Israel. Exec. Israel WHITNEY. He d. May 7, 1809; res. Worcester, Mass. 900. i. LUCY, b. June 2, 1759 [NOTE]; m. June 24, 1780 [NOTE], Thaddeus CHAPIN; b. Apr. 10, 1758, in Uxbridge, Mass., son of Benjamin [NOTE], who moved to Worcester in 1760. He lived near the edge of Auburn on the west side of Pakachoag Hill, which was later a part of Ward. Ch.: Dr. Benjamin, b. May 20, 1781 [NOTE]; m. Comfort BANCROFT and Miss PATCH, 2 Ch.: Benjamin and Clark [NOTE]; Luther, b. Oct. 5, 1783, had a son Luther, of Ware, father of Capt. Charles S., of Wor. Jemima, b. July 12, 1785; m. Wm. COES; Catherine, b. Mar. 17, 1787; m. in Conn.; Dorothy, b. Nov. 4, 1789; m. Wm. TROW- BRIDGE, of Sheboygan, Wis.; Dea. Lewis, b. May 27, 1792; m. Achsah TROWBRIDGE, and d. Nov. 25, 1874; Leonard, b. July 19, 1801.

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