Archive Talk:The Descendants of John Whitney, page 49

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p. 49, #110: The order of the children is not as given by Pierce. My suggested order is Simon, Betsey, Jonathan, Phinehas, Caleb, Oliver, Alice, Hezekiah, Ruhamah, and Sarah.

p. 49, #387: I have seen no evidence for the existence of the first wife Lydia -----.

p. 49, #388: Simon5 WHITNEY married firstly Olive WETHERBE of Stow, and thirdly Mary -----.

p. 49, #389: Jonathan5 WHITNEY was born about 1724, if his age at death is accurate.

p. 49, #390: Betsey5 WHITNEY probably was born about 1722, given her marriage date and the dates of birth of her siblings. She and Phineas WETHERBEE had five children recorded in Stow and Harvard, MA.

p. 49, #111: Joshua4 WHITNEY was born between 16 Mar 1705/6 and 15 Mar 1706/7, if his age at death is correct; and between 1 Mar 1707/8 and 28 Feb 1708/9, if the age on his guardianship bond is correct. Of course these are contradictory. He married four wives:

  1. about 1733, Zerviah -----, who was, according to the LDS Ancestral File (a dubious source, but other sources neither confirm nor contradict this identification), Zerviah ROBBINS, born 4 Feb 1707/8, Concord, MA, daughter of Ebenezer and Margaret (BARRETT) ROBBINS;
  2. 19 Apr 1762, Stow, MA, Azubah (BURT) FARNSWORTH, born 13 May 1711, Harvard, MA, daughter of John and Rebecca (GRANT) BURT, and widow of Phineas FARNSWORTH;\
  3. (intentions 25 Jan 1764), Harvard, MA, Rebecca (WINSHIP) WHITNEY, born 7 Dec 1717, Lexington, MA, daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca (PIERCE) WINSHIP, and widow of Dea. Elijah4 WHITNEY, #143 on page 54]]; died 3 Dec 1769, Stow, MA, in 51st year; and
  4. after 1769, Mary -----, who died 27 Feb 1788, Boxborough, MA, aged 89 or 94 years.

The last two children are out of order.

p. 49, #395: Sarah5 WHITNEY and Simon MAYNOR of Sudbury published their intentions of marriage 18 Jan 1754, Stow, MA, according to Stow vital records. They had three children.

p. 49, #396: Mary5 WHITNEY and Silas FARR published their intentions of marriage 21 Jun 1762, Stow, MA, according to Stow vital records. They had a daughter born in Stow.

p. 49, #397: Caleb5 WHITNEY and Katherine MAXWELL published their intentions of marriage 1 Dec 1770, Stow, Middlesex, MA. He married (secondly?), 18 Dec 1777, Bradford, MA, Sarah TRASK. They had nine children born in Bradford and Haverhill, MA. They resided in Pembroke and Concord, NH, where Caleb died in Oct 1822, aged 73 years.

p. 49, #398: Joshua5 WHITNEY married Marcy PIERCE.

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