Archive Talk:The Descendants of John Whitney, page 36

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p. 36, #54: William3 Whitney died 4 May 1754, Lebanon, Conn., in the 77th year of his age.

p. 36, #175: The later history of Lydia4 WHITNEY is not known. One Lydia WHITNEY married Samuel TAYLOR of Templeton, 9 Apr 1741, Littleton, MA, according to Littleton vital records. This bride was Lydia5 WHITNEY [Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1], #340 on page 46, as is proved by the will of her father Moses4 WHITNEY of Littleton, which mentions his daughter Lydia TAYLOR (Middlesex County Probate Records, File #24722).

p. 36, #176: Joshua4 WHITNEY married Anna BLODGETT, not Amy. It was his first cousin Joshua4 WHITNEY [David3, Joshua2, John1], #189 on page 59, who married Amy BLODGETT. This remarkable conjunction of similar names is a source of much confusion.

p. 36, #177: John4 WHITNEY married Elizabeth ADAMS.

p. 36, #179: Caleb4 WHITNEY married Margaret TRACY.

p. 36, #55: There is no proof that the maiden name of Sarah, wife of Cornelius3 WHITNEY, was SHEPHERD, and there seems not to be a Sarah SHEPHERD available to be his wife in any of the families of that surname in New England. Cornelius3 WHITNEY married secondly, 7 Nov 1751, Brooklyn, CT, widow Zerviah (CHURCH) CLEVELAND. She had been born as Rebecca, 31 Dec 1672, Watertown, MA, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (SHATTUCK) CHURCH, and had married firstly, 1 Jan 1721/2, Canterbury, CT, Edward CLEVELAND, as his second wife.

p. 36, #181: Abigail4 WHITNEY married 25 Apr 1739, Putnam, CT, John ROBBINS, and had ten children born in Killingly, CT.

p. 36, #182: Matthias4 WHITNEY married Alice ROBBINS, according to Eleanor Robbins Sprague and Andrew West Robbins, "Untangling The Evidence For Two Early Massachusetts Robbins Families George of Chelmsford (1657) and Robert of Concord (1671)," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CLI (1997), pages 395-396.

p. 36, #183: Mary4 WHITNEY married Nathan McKEE, 19 Nov 1740, Putnam, CT. No record of children for this couple has been found.

p. 36, #184: Joshua4 WHITNEY married Joanna -----.

p. 36, #55: There was an additional child not given by Pierce: Susannah4 WHITNEY, born 12 May 1734, Groton, MA, baptized 12 May 1734, Shirley, MA, according to Shirley vital records. Nothing further is known of her.

p. 36, #56: David3 WHITNEY's marriage is recorded in Groton vital records, so it is unlikely it occurred in Plainfield, CT.

p. 36, #187: Esther4 WHITNEY married about 1734, John KINGSBURY, and had seven children born in Canaan, CT.

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