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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. 85

1023. vii. SAMUEL, b. in 1759; m. Hannah THOMPSON. 1024. viii. BARZILLAI, b. -----; was drowned when 11 years of age. 1025. ix, WILLIAM, b. in 176- [NOTE]; m. Hannah BRIGGS [NOTE], of Buxton, Me.; res. Standish, Me. 1026. x. MARY, b. Jan. 12, 1774 [NOTE]; m. Stephen Howard HORSELY, who was b. Sept. 1, 1772. Mr. HORSELY was in the war of 1812, took part in the battle of Plattsburgh, under General MACOMB. He d. Mar. 3, 1847. She d. Oct. 25, 1850. Ch.: Mary, b. Oct. 21, 1798, in Boston; baptized in the Old South Church, by Joseph ECKLEY, D D.; mar. Jan. 7, 1816, Sewal PRINCE; d. May 22, 1875; William, b. Dec. 17, 1806; d. Jan. 7, 1808; Sally Hilton, b. Dec. 21, 1808: m. 1st, Hiram HILL, 1836; m. 2d, John W. BURKE, 1837; d. May, 1887; Beulah Britton, b. Apr. 1, 1811; m. 1826, John STOKES. 379. DANIEL WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Stow, Mass. Feb. 13, 1720; m. (int.) Nov. 9, 1744, Dorothy GOSS, of Lancaster; b. -----; d. Oct. 11 1813. He d. in 1782 [NOTE]; res. Stow, Mass. 1027. i. HANNAH, b. Harvard, Apr. 29, 1746; m. ----- WETHERBEE [NOTE]. 1028. ii. DANIEL, b. Dec. 11, 1749; m. Sarah DURANT. 1029. iii. JOHN, b. Nov. 24, 1747; m. Mary FARNSWORTH. 1030. iv. DOROTHY, b. Dec. 12, 1751; m. (int.) Sept. 10, 1774, Nathan PUTNAM, of Stow, 1031. v. SILAS, b. Jan. 13, 1754; d. May 25, 1756. 1032. vi. EPHRAIM, b. Sept. 29, 1755; m. Sarah BURGESS. 1033. Vii. SILAS, b. Feb. 26, 1758; m. Patience GOODNOW. 1034. viii. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 4, 1760; m. Apr. 10, 1782, Ebenezer PARKS [NOTE], of Lincoln. 1035. ix. KATHERINE, b. Apr. 12, 1763; m. Apr. 23, 1783, Lemuel WHEELER, of Lincoln. 1036. x. SUSANNAH, b. Oct. 11, 1766; m. Mar. 31, 1784, Stephen WESTON [NOTE], of Lincoln. 1037. xi. MARY, b. Feb. 9, 1769; m. Mar. 20, 1787, Peter CHAPIN [NOTE], of Acton. 381. RICHARD WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. in Stow, Mass., July 31, 1725; m. in Sudbury, Dec. 10, 1747, Mary PERRY, of Sudbury. Sept. 2, 1746, Richard WHITNEY of Stow and wife Hannah in consideration of the love and affection conveyed to son Richard deed land in Harvard (Vol. 26, p. 75, Worcester Co. Conveyances). Richard, yeoman, of Harvard, died in 1798. He made bequests to all except Hannah, who had probably died before that time. James WHITNEY was executor. He d. May 4, 1798; res. Harvard, Mass. 1038. i. JACOB, b. Mar. 24. 1748; m. Lois HAPGOOD and Mary PATCH. 1039. ii. RICHARD, b. Feb. 2, 1752; m. Mercy WILLARD. 1040. iii. MARY, b. July 3, 1755; m. ----- DICKINSON [NOTE]. 1041. iv. REUBEN, b. Feb. 21, 1758; m. Lucy FAIRBANK. 1042. v. JAMES, b. May 29, 1760; m. Rachel LAWTON, Lucy REED, and Susan WHITNEY. 1043. vi. HANNAH, b. Oct. 17, 1763; d. Oct. 14, 1767 [NOTE]. 1044. vii. SARAH, b. Feb. 9, 1767; m. July 7, 1785, Levi WORSTER, of Littleton, Mass. 383. GEN. JOSIAH WHITNEY (Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. in Stow. Mass., Oct. 12, 1731; m. (int.) in Stow, Sept. 9, 1751, Sarah FARR, b. Jan. 19, 1735; d. Harvard, Mass., Apr. 21, 1773; m. 2d in Harvard, Feb. 3, 1774, Sarah DWELLY, of Bridgewater; d. Whitingham, Vt., Feb. 18, 1817. The citizen of Harvard who held the highest military rank during the Revolu- tionary war was Col. Josiah WHITNEY. He was at that time the town's most noted and influential citizen and the leader of the majority in town, politics. He was born in Stow, the youngest son of Richard and Hannah (WHITCOMB) WHITNEY, his mother being a near relative of the veteran military leaders Col. Asa and Gen. John WHITCOMB. Sept. 2, 1746, his parents deeded to him land in Harvard, which he occu- pied soon after marriage. His dwelling stood nearly opposite the present almshouse until torn down in 1869, after it had served the town for forty-five years as a home for its paupers. He inherited a fondness for military affairs, and when about his majority he entered upon what later proved a most brilliant military record. In the

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