Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1712-a1771)

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Benjamin5 Whitney (Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Benjamin4 and Elizabeth (Fiske) Whitney,[1] was born 14 Sep 1712, Watertown, MA,[2] died unknown.

Benjamin married before 12 Jul 1733, Watertown, MA, Rebecca -----, parentage unknown. She was born say 1712, probably Watertown, MA.

On 4 Apr 1731, Benja Whitney was admitted to full communion.[3]

There is confusion between three Benjamin Whitneys. One died in 1713, this one married Rebecca ----- and had children born 1733-1750, and one married Deliverance ----- and had children born 1745-1763.

Children of Benjamin5 and Rebecca (-----) Whitney:

i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1733, Watertown, MA;[4] bapt. 22 Jul 1733, Watertown, MA;[5] m. Jonathan Sawin, q.v.
ii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1735, Watertown, MA;[6] bapt. 29 Aug 1736, Watertown, MA;[7] m. Sarah White.
iii. Rebecca Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1738/9, Watertown, MA;[8] bapt. 11 Feb 1738/9, Watertown, MA.[9]
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1742, Watertown, MA;[10] bapt. 25 Apr 1742, Watertown, MA[11]; m.(1) Mary White; m.(2) Mrs. Hannah Wetherbee.
v. Josiah Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1746, Watertown, MA;[12] bapt. 15 Jun 1746, Watertown, MA.[13]
vi. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1750, Worcester, MA.[14]

Census

References

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

2.^  "Benjamin Whitney, s. Benjamin & Elizabeth Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1712," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 50. Also, "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Benjamin and Elizabeth, [born] Sep. 14, 1712. In Watertown.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Births 1714-1848; Marriages 1747-1848; Deaths, 1826-1848), Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity, vol. 12 (1894).

3.^  "4 Apr 1731, Benja 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.^  "Mary Whitney, d. Benja. & Rebeccah Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1733," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 106.

5.^  "22 Jul 1733, Mary, d. of Benja Whitney, Junr, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 140.

6.^  "Benja. Whitney, s. Benja. & Rebeccah Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1735," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 106.

7.^  "29 Aug 1736, Benjamin, s. of Benjamin Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 142.

8.^  "Rebecca Whitney, d. Benjn. & Rebecca Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1738/9," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 121.

9.^  "11 Feb 1738/9, Rebecca, d. of Benjn Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 144.

10.^  "Samuel Whitney, d. Benjn. & Rebecca Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1742," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 121.

11.^  "25 Apr 1742, Samuel, s. of Benja Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 147.

12.^  "Josiah Whitney, s. Benjn. & Rebecca Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1746," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 121.

13.^  "15 Jun 1746, Josiah, s. of Benja Whitney Junr, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 150.

14.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Benjamin and Rebecca, [born] June 10, 1750," according to Worcester Vital Records.


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