Family:Whitney, Damaris (1737-?)

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Damaris5 Whitney (Jason4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Jason4 and Arabella (-----) Whitney,[1] was born 29 May 1737, Grafton, MA.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Mar 1773, Weston, MA, for her "of Stow" and Joseph Garfield "of Weston".[3] She married, 20 Mar 1773, Stow, MA, Joseph Garfield,[4] son of Joseph and Abigail (Fuller) Garfield, as his third wife. He was born circa 1722, Weston, MA, and died 2 Aug 1784. He had married firstly, 19 May 1748, Weston, MA, Jemima Stratton "of Waltham". Marriage banns for him and his second wife Mrs. Sarah Cooper were published 17 Feb 1763, Weston, MA.

Children of Joseph and Damaris5 (Whitney) Garfield, both born Weston, MA:

i. Cooper Garfield, b. 9 Jun 1775.
i. Damaris Garfield, b. 7 May 1780.


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

2.^  "Dammeres [Whitney] [Damaris in C.R.], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] May 29, 1737," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1906).

3.^  "Damiss [Whitney], of Stow, and Joseph Gairfield of Weston, int. Mar. 20, 1773," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 132.

4.^  "Dam[worn] [Whitney] [Damaris, T.C.]]] and Joseph G[worn]field [Garfield, T.C.], [married] Mar. 20, 1773," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

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