Family:Whitney, Daniel (1710-1779)

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Daniel4 Whitney (Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Jonathan3 and Sarah (Hapgood) Whitney,[1] was born 12 Sep 1710, Concord, MA,[2] and died 18 Oct 1779, Boylston, MA, aged 69 years 16 days.[3]

He married, 8 Mar 1738/9, Shrewsbury, MA, Thankful Allen,[4] daughter of Elnathan and Mercy (Rice) Allen.[5] She was born 1 Dec 1713, Sudbury, MA,[6] and died 8 Aug 1801, Boylston, MA, aged 88 years.[7]

He lived in 1734 at Concord, MA.

Pierce says the following:[8]

He was born in Sudbury, but married his wife in Shrewsbury. He resided on the Bannister farm in the north precinct. Was highway surveyor in 1760.

Children of Daniel4 and Thankful (Allen) Whitney, all born Shrewsbury, MA:

i. Levi5 Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1739;[9] m.(1) Rebecca Clark; m.(2) Lydia Randall.
ii. Timothy Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1743;[10] m. Katherine Davenport.
iii. Daniel Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1746;[11] m. Katy Stone.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1749;[12] m. Nathan Bannister.

References

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

2.^ 

3.^  "Daniel [Whitney], [died] Oct. 18, 1779," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1900). Also, his gravestone give his age as 69 years 16 days.

4.^  "Daniel [Whitney] and Thankfull Allin, [married] March 8, 1738-9," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

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

6.^ 

7.^  "Thankful [Whitney], wid. Daniel, [died] Aug. 8, 1801, a. 88y.," according to Boylston Vital Records. Also, her gravestone agrees.

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 55.

9.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Daniel and Thankful, [born] Dec. 5, 1739," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

10.^  "Timothy [Whitney], d. Daniel and Thankful, [born] Oct. 25, 1743," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

11.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. Daniel and Thankful, [born] Sept. 4, 1746," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

12.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Daniel and Thankfull, [born] Sept. 9, 1749," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.


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