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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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94 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

Mass., company,* and also served under Capt. BARNARD in the Watertown company; subsequently he resided in Manchester, Mass. In 1789 he moved to Goffstown, N. H., where he purchased a farm of Gen. John STARK, who had previously purchased it of Abram OUTHOUT, of Albany, N. Y. It then comprised 500 acres, and the sum paid for it was £255 lawful money. Mr. WHITNEY was a baker by trade, but he never followed it after moving to Goffstown. He d. June 4, 1820; res. Manchester, Mass., and Goffstown, N. H. 1208. i. BETSEY, b. Aug. 21, 1786; m. 1810, Joseph POORE: b. Feb. 23, 1787. She d. Apr. 20, 1843; res. Goffstown Centre. N. H. He d. Dec. 18, 1863. Ch.: George, b. 1812; m. Phebe RUSSELL; Mary L., b. 1815; d. June 6, 1818; Harriett J., b. Apr., 1818; d. Nov. 13, 1843; Joseph J., b. Mar. 11, 1820; m. Lucy Whitney MARTIN; Martha Ann, b. Aug. 3, 1822; d. June 23, 1874. A gr. son is Wm. H. POORE at G. C. 1209. ii. POLLY, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. Caleb MARTIN. Ch.: Lucy W., b. -----; m. Joseph J. POORE; Caleb K., b. -----; res. Jeffrey, N. H. 1210. iii. ELNATHAN, b. Apr. 4, 1791; m. Lydia STICKNEY. 1211. iv. LYDIA, b.----- [NOTE]; m. Isaac FLANDERS. Ch.: Gideon, b. -----; res. Manchester, N. H. 469. SERGT. JACOB WHITNEY (Jonas, Eleazer, Thomas, John), b. Roxbury, Feb. 24, 1737 [NOTE]; m. Nov. 15, 1759, Rachel WHITING. During the Revolutionary war he was sergt. in that company commanded by Capt. COREY from Roxbury. He d. Jan. 14, 1803; res. West Roxbury, Mass. 1212. vi. MOSES, b. Jan. 2, 1775; m. Rebecca DUNBAR and Mrs. Mary P. KITTREDGE [NOTE]. 1213. i. PRUDENCE, b. July 25, 1760 [NOTE]; m. at Roxbury, Mass., Lewis JONES, b. 1757,: d 1830. Ch.: Hannah Jones. dec'd; m. Eliphaz CLAPP, dec'd; 3 ch., Lewis C., George C., Edwin C., all dec'd., Pru- dence Jones, dec'd; m. John FOWLE, dec'd; 6 ch.. Henry Fowle, Elizabeth Fowle, John Fowle, living; Edwin Fowle, William Fowle, William Fowle, last two dec'd; Betsey Jones died, 17 years of age. 1214. ii. REUBEN, b. Nov. 6, 1762 [NOTE]. In 1781 he enlisted in Gen. KNOX artillery, served 3 years and was discharged. He was born in Roxbury but served in the Newton Co. 1215. iii. LEMUEL, b. Apr. 29, 1765 [NOTE]. 1216. iv. JABEZ, b. Nov. 30, 1767 [NOTE]. 1217. v. HANNAH, b. Apr. 8, 1772 [NOTE]; d. July 14, 1789. 472. ENSIGN ABNER WHITNEY (Jonas, Eleazer, Thomas, John), b. Roxbury Mass., Nov. 17, 1744; m. ----- [NOTE]. He d. Jan. 6, 1826; res. Roxbury, Mass., and Wind- sor Co., Vt. He was born either in Newton or Roxbury, probably the former place. When the Revolutionary war broke out he enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. WISWELL, raised in Newton, and was at once promoted to sergeant. Later in the war he was serving as ensign (or second lieutenant). He was granted a pension Apr. 13, 1818, and at that time he was residing in Windsor Co., Vt., where he died Jan. 6, 1826, ae. 81. 1218. i. ABRAHAM, b. Apr. 25, 1779; m. Rebecca HUDSON. 1219. ii. ISAAC, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. ----- [NOTE]; and res. in Elmore, Vt. Had a son David who had sons, Isaac and James, and res. in Elmore. 1220. iii. JACOB, b. May 2, 1784; m. Lucy ADAMS. 1221. iv. ABNER, b. July 19, 1780; m. Polly WHITE. 1222. v. FANNY, b. ----- [NOTE]; m. ----- MESSENGER. 1223. vi. SALLY, b. ----- [NOTE]. 475. ISAIAH WHITNEY (Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Harvard, Nov. 28, 1735; m. there prob. in 1757 [NOTE], Persis RANDALL, b. 1746, d. July 5, 1812. Isaiah WHITNEY was born in Harvard, and died there. He resided on the farm which his father purchased in 1722, before the town was incorporated. There were in Harvard two others by the same name as his: one was called "one thumb Zaiah," because he had but one thumb, and the other "Pond Zaiah," because he lived near Bare Hill pond. He was in the Revolutionary army, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * See Jackson's History of Newton, Mass., p. 270.

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