Family:Whitney, Aaron (1740-1817)

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Aaron5 Whitney (Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonas4 and Dorcas (Wood) Whitney,[1] was born was born 2 Jun 1740, Harvard, MA,[2] and died 13 Apr 1817, Harvard, MA, aged 77 years "Revolutionary soldier".[3]

Aaron married, 16 Dec 1765, Harvard, MA, Anna Lawrence,[4] daughter of Benjamin and Jane (Russell) Lawrence.[5] She was born 19 Jul 1742, Harvard, MA,[6] was baptized 26 Sep 1742, Westborough, MA,[7] and died 16 Jul 1773, Harvard, MA, aged 30 years 11 months 27 days.[8]

Aaron married, 21 Apr 1774, Harvard, MA, Sally Pollard,[9] daughter of Walter and Dorothy (Danforth) Pollard.[10] She was born 18 Jan 1747, Bedford, MA,[11] and died 10 Apr 1820, Harvard, MA, aged 73 years.[12]

Harvard VR's add information "Revolutionary Soldier" (G.R.1) to the death entry.

Pierce says the following:[13]

During the Revolutionary war he was in the company commanded by Capt. BURT in Col. WHITCOMB's regiment. Aaron WHITNEY's will of Harvard, yeoman; wife, Sarah; son, Moses; son, Aaron; son, Abel: dau., Anna DANFORTH, wife of Benj. DANFORTH; dau., Sarah DAVIS, wife of Eleazer DAVIS. Aaron WHITNEY, son, exec., May 20, 1817.

Children of Aaron5 and Anna (Lawrence) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Anna6 Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1766;[14] m. 21 Jun 1803, Harvard, MA, Benjamin Danforth,[15] son of Benjamin and Sarah (Parker) Danforth.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 23 May 1769;[16] m. 10 Apr 1787, Harvard, MA, Eleazer Davis.[17]
iii. Moses Whitney, b. 3 May 1772;[18] d. 25 Apr 1773, Harvard, MA, aged 11 months 21 days.[19]

Children of Aaron5 and Sally (Pollard) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

iv. Moses6 Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1775;[20] m. Patty Baker.
v. Aaron Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1777;[21] m.(1) Sally Flagg; m.(2) Susannah (Hartwell) Fletcher.
vi. Susan Whitney, b. ca. 1785;[22] m. 8 Dec 1811, Harvard, MA, James6 Whitney, q.v.
vii. Abel Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1786; bapt. 28 May 1786, Harvard, MA;[23] m. Abigail Holman Townsend.

Census

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. of Jonas and Margaret, [born] June 2, 1740," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Aaron [Whitney], [died] Apr. 13, 1817, a. 77 y. Revolutionary solider. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Aaron [Whitney] and Anna Lawrence, [married] Dec. 18, 1765. (Dec. 16, 1765. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  Harvard Vital Records

7.^  Westborough Vital Records

8.^  "Annah [Whitney], w. of (Aaron, G.R.1.), [died] July 16, 1773. (a. 30 y. 11 m. 27 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Aaron [Whitney] and Sally Pollard, [married] Apr. 21, 1774," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also see Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

10.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

11.^  Bedford Vital Records

12.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. of Aaron, [died] Apr. 10, 1820, a. 73 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 83.

14.^  "Anna [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Anna, [born] Nov. 18, 1766," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Anna [Whitney] and Benjamin Danforth, [married] June 21, 1803," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Aaron and Anna, [born] May 23, 1769," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Eleazer Davis, [married] Apr. 10, 1787," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. of A[a]ron and Anna, [born] May 3, 1772," according to Harvard Vital Records.

19.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. (only s. G.R.1.) of Aaron and Annah, [died] Apr. 25, 1773. (a. 11 m. 21 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

20.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Sarah, [born] Oct. 5, 1775," according to Harvard Vital Records.

21.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Sarah, [born] Nov. 7, 1777," according to Harvard Vital Records.

22.^  Her birth date and parentage are from her death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 279.

23.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of A[a]ron, bp. May 28, 1786. C.R.1. (Abel Esq., b. Feb. 17, 1786. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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