Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1685-1736)

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Benjamin4 Whitney (Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Joseph3 and Martha (Beach) Whitney, was born 30 or 31 Jan 1684/5, Watertown, MA[1], and died between 14 Jun 1736 and 19 Oct 1736, Watertown, MA.

Although not married to her, he had a child with Sarah Phillips. She was baptized 4 Aug 1689, Watertown, MA. She married, circa 1718, Watertown, MA, John Barnard.

Benjamin married, 1 Mar 1709/10, Watertown, MA, Elizabeth Fiske "both of Watertown",[2] daughter of John and Abigail (Parks) Fiske. She was born 20 Jan 1685/6, Watertown, MA.

On 7 Dec 1702, Watertown, MA, guardian bond was posted by Isaac Beach of Newton, husbandman, with Joseph Whitney and John Whitney of Watertown, sureties, as guardian of Benjamin Whitney, aged 17 years and up, son of Joseph Whitney, late of Watertown, decd.; he had chosen his uncle, Isaac Beach as guardian.

On 18 Nov 1733, Watertown, MA, Elizabeth Whitney was admitted to full communion.[3]

He left a will on 14 Jun 1736 at Watertown, MA. Barry, History of Framingham, p. 436, says his will was probated in 1736, and that he left Benjamin, Samuel, Joseph and Elizabeth.

Will of Benj. Whitney of Watertown, 14 Jun 1736

  • wife Elizabeth,
  • son Benjamin Whitney,
  • son Samuel Whitney,
  • dau. Elizabeth Whitney, single woman,
  • son Joseph Whitney, also executor.

Witn: John Whitney, John Taynter, John Cooleidg. Will of Benjamin Whitney of Watertown; wife Elizabeth; son Benjamin Whitney; son Samuel Whitney; daughter Elizabeth Whitney, single woman; son Joseph Whitney, executor; witnesses John Whitney, John Taynter, John Cooleidg.

19 Oct 1736, will of Benj. Whitney late of Watertown lodged. Joseph Whitney cited the widow and all heirs.

8 Nov 1736, Joseph Whitney appointed executor, and posted bond, with John Whitney and John Taynter, sureties, all of Watertown.[4]

Child of Benjamin4 Whitney and Sarah Phillips:

i. Susanna5 Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1705, Watertown, MA; d. 28 Nov 1705, Watertown, MA.[5]

Children of Benjamin4 and Elizabeth (Fiske) Whitney, all born Watertown, MA:

i. Joseph5 Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1710;[6] m.(1) Mary Child; m.(2) Elizabeth Goddard.
ii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1712;[7] m. Rebecca -----.
iii. Samuel Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1715;[8] m.(1) Mary Clark; m.(2) Lydia Prentice.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1718/19;[9] m.(1) William McCune; m.(2) ----- Child.

References

1.^  "Benjamin Whetny, s. Jofeph & Martha, b. last of Jan 1684, volume 1, page 56.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages(Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894), volume 1, page 56.

2.^  "Benjamin Whitney & Elizabeth Fiske, b. of Watertown, m. 1 Mar 1709/10," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 44.

3.^  "18 Nov 1733, Elizabeth Whitney, adm. full comm.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 181.

4.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, #24606.

5.^  "Sufanna Whitney, reputed dau. of Benjamin Whitney & Sarah Phillips, b. 28 Sep 1705, d. 28 Nov 1705," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 2, page 31.

6.^  "Joseph Whitney, s. Benjamin & Elizabeth Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1710," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 2, page 42.

7.^  "Benjamin Whitney, s. Benjamin & Elizabeth Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1712," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 2, page 50.

8.^  "Samuel Whitney, s. Benjamin & Elizabeth, b. 22 Nov 1715," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 2, page 57.

9.^  "Elizabeth Whitney, d. Benjamin & Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1718/9," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 2, page 64.


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