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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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90 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

1111. iv. IRENE, b. June 26, 1778 [NOTE]; d. Sept. 29, 1779. 1112. v. ISAAC, b. Feb. 27, 1772; d. Sept. 26, 1777. 1113. vi. OLIVE, b. Dec. 14, 1777; m. Rufus SCOTT. 402. AARON WHITNEY (Zachariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 1, 1737; m. there, Feb. 1, 1759, Mary PECK; res. Pomfret, Conn. 1114. i. MOSES, b. Sept. 30, 1762. 404. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Zachariah, Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 5, 1743; m. there, June 15, 1780, Mary LYON; res. Pomfret, Conn. [NOTE] 1115. i. JOSEPH, b. Mar. 9, 1781. 1116. ii. ARMINDA, b. June 29, 1783 [NOTE]. 1117. iii. JONATHAN, b. May 20, 1785. 1118. iv. REBECCAH, b. July 12, 1790. 408. EZEKIEL WHITNEY (Ezekiel, Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 22, 1729; m. at Plainfield, Mar. 7, 1757, Elizabeth KNIGHT; m. 2d Feb., 1770, Deborah TRYAL; m. 3d Sept. 3, 1772, Desire LANDERS. He d. Feb., 1814; res. Plain- field, Conn. 1119. i. EZEKIEL, b. May 15, 1758; m. Phebe HOYT. 1120. ii. LUCY, b. Dec. 31, 1761; d. Oct. 10, 1767. 1121. iii. ASA, b. Oct. 8, 1763. 1122. iv. EBENEZER, b. Mar. 20, 1767. 1123. v. RISKCUM, b. July 28, 1769; d. Jan. 16, 1771. 409. EBENEZER WHITNEY (Ezekiel, Ebenezer, Richard, John), b. Pomfret, Conn., Oct. 22, 1729; m. ----- -----. After his marriage he located in Worcester, Mass., where he afterward resided. Being in Boston he was empressed on a British ship. For seven years he had no communication with his family, nor did he set his foot on land. Wfien he escaped it was with broken health and to find his wife mar- ried again; he left her undisturbed, went to his father's(?) and died in eighteen months. He had two children. 1123a. i. EBENEZER, b. in 1759; m. Martha GATES. 1124a. ii. DAU, b. -----; d. young. 416. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Stow, July 22, 1714; m. Grace -----. He d. Oct., 1748; for on 31st of that month his will was pro- bated; res. Stow, Mass. 1124. i. JEMIMA, b. Dec. 10, 1745 [NOTE]. 417. DAVID WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Stow, Mass., Oct. 4, 1722; m. in Harvard, Aug. 25, 1747, Olive SAWYER, b. Lancaster, 1726; d. ----- [NOTE]; m. (int. Oct. 25) Nov. 25, 1755, in Lancaster, Mrs. Sarah (WILDER) (RUGG) HILL [NOTE], of Lancaster; d. Oct. 16, 1800. He was a prominent resident in Harvard; was a farmer and member of the church. In seating the meeting-house he was given the fifth seat. When the Revo- lutionary war broke out he was a member of the Harvard Minute men, commanded by Capt. DAVIS, and marched to Cambridge on the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, in Col. WHITCOMB'S regiment. In July, 1777, he was in Capt. Hezekiah WHITNEY's company and Col. Josiah WHITNEY's regiment. Mr. Enoch HILL and Mrs. Sarah RUGG were married in Lancaster, Oct. 24, 1752. They had one child, Anna, b. May 25, 1753, posthumous, for the father, Enoch, died Dec. 11, 1752. Aug. 3, 1761, accord- ing to the Worcester probate records, David and Sarah WHITNEY, of Harvard, late widow of said deceased Enoch HILL, "Do hereby resign our rights to Anna HILL only child of said deceased by said Sarah." He d. in 1790 [NOTE]; res. Harvard, Mass. 1125. i. ENOCH, b. Sept. 25, 1756; m. Hannah ----- [NOTE]. 1126. ii. ISAAC, b. Nov. 27, 1761; m. Susanna FLETCHER. 418. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. in Stow, Mass., 1716; m. in Harvard, Mass., Aug. 7, 1744, Hannah (SANBORN) CHANDLER [NOTE], b. in 1727 [NOTE]; d. Apr. 2, 1788. He was born in Stow, Mass., where his ancestors had been among the earliest settlers. His marriage was solemnized in Harvard, in which town her parents resided, and is one of the first to be found on the record of marriages. Soon after his marriage he moved to a farm in Hampshire county and in the will of a relative he is referred to as "Joseph WHITNEY, of Roadstown, Hampshire Co." In Feb., 1780, he resided north of Deerfield river in the northwest part of Shelburne. He was a

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