Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1723-1790)

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Benjamin5 Whitney (Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Daniel4 and Dorothy (Tainter) Whitney, was born 12 Apr 1723, Watertown, MA,[1] and died before 8 Sep 1790.[2]

Benjamin married before 15 Sep 1745, Watertown, MA Deliverance -----. She was born circa 1724 at probably Watertown, MA. See Notes below.

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

i. Henry6 Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1745/6, Watertown, MA;[3] bapt. 12 Jan 1745/6, Watertown, MA;[4] m. Hannah Tombs.
ii. Lydia Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1745 [probably should be 1747], Watertown, MA;[5] bapt. 18 Oct 1747, Watertown, MA;[6] m. 16 Apr 1766, Shrewsbury, MA, Josiah Boyden "both of Worcester".[7]
iii. Sarah Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1749, Watertown, MA;[8] bapt. 10 Sep 1749, Watertown, MA.[9]
iv. Benjamin Whitney, bapt. 2 Feb 1751/2, Watertown, MA;[10] m. ----- -----.
v. Grace Whitney, bapt. 28 Nov 1757, Watertown, MA, in private.[11]
vi. Deliverance Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1757, Watertown, MA;[12] bapt. 4 Dec 1757, Watertown, MA;[13] m. 22 May 1781, Dummerston, VT, Jabez Butler.[14]
vii. Esther Whitney, b. 1759, Dummerston, VT.
viii. Sally Whitney, b. 1761, Dummerston, VT [probably the same as iii above].
ix. Polly Whitney, b. 1763, Dummerston, VT; m. 10 Jan 1796, Dummerston, VT, Horsley Hayward.[15]

Notes

The wife may be Deliverance Cutting, born 20 Dec 1724, Watertown, MA, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Flagg) Cutting, based on age, geographical proximity, and given name (but no proof has yet been found).

References

1.^  "Benjamin Whitney, s. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1723," 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 73. Also, "Benjamin Whitney, s. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1723," 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 116.

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3.^  "Henry Whitney, s. Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1745/6," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 121.

4.^  "12 Jan 1745/6, Henry, s. of Benja Whitney, Jr., bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 149.

5.^  "Lydia Whitney, d. Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1745," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 127. This seems to be an error for 1745 in the printed volume.

6.^  "18 Oct 1747, Lydia, d. of Benja Whitney, Junr, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 150.

7.^  "Lydia [Whitney] and Josiah Boyden, both of Worcester, [married] Apr. 16, 1766," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904). Also, "Lydia [Whitney], and Josiah Boyden, [married] Apr. 16, 1766. In Shrewsbury," 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).

8.^  "Sarah Whitney, d. Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1749," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 127.

9.^  "10 Sep 1749, Sarah, d. of Benja Whitney, Junr, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 152.

10.^  "2 Feb 1751/2, Benjamin, s. of Benja Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 154.

11.^  "28 Nov 1757, Grace, d. of Benja Whitney, bapt. in private," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 158.

12.^  "Deliverance Whitney, d. Benjamin & Deliverance Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1757," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 179.

13.^  "4 Dec 1757, Deliverance, d. of Benja Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 158.

14.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

15.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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