Family:Whitney, Eleazer (1662-1738)

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Eleazer3 Whitney (Thomas2, John1), son of Thomas2 and Mary (Kedell) Whitney,[1] was born 7 Apr 1662, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 10 Jun 1738, Waltham, MA.[3]

He married 11 Aug 1687, Watertown, MA, Dorothy Ross, daughter of James and Mary (Goodenow) Ross.[4] She was born 20 Jul 1667, Sudbury, MA,[5] and died 22 Dec 1731, Watertown, MA.[6]

They lived in Sudbury, Concord, Watertown, and Waltham, MA.

On 12 Mar 1702/3, Thomas Sanderson sold to Jonathan Smith and John Bemis 35 acres of land in Watertown, bounded west by heirs of Richard Saltonstall, north by Joseph Peirce and Eleazer Whitney, south by Stephen and Jonathan Coolidge, and east by John Morse.[7]

"A testamentary deed is recorded Sept. 30, 1728. He was a wheelwright and res. in Sudbury in 1692. His children were baptized in the Second church in Watertown by Rev. Angier."[8]

Children of Eleazer3 and Dorothy (Ross) Whitney:

i. Sarah4 Whitney, b. 29 May 1688, Sudbury, MA;[9] m. Jonathan Ball.
ii. Eleazer Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1690, Sudbury, MA;[10] d. 12 Feb 1697/8, Watertown, MA.[11]
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1692, Concord, MA;[12], bapt. 28 Jan 1699/1700, Watertown, MA;[13] m. Abraham Chamberlain.
iv. Thomas Whitney, b. ca. 1694;[14], bapt. 28 Jan 1699/1700, Watertown, MA;[15] m.(1) Hannah Smith; m.(2) Susanna -----.
v. James Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1697, Watertown, MA;[16]; bapt. 28 Jan 1699/1700, Watertown, MA;[17] m. Mercy Flagg.
vi. Dorothy Whitney, b. 24 Apr 1700, Watertown, MA;[18] bapt. 16 June, 1700, Watertown, MA;[19] nothing further known.
vii. Eleazer Whitney, bapt. 15 Apr 1702, Watertown, MA;[20] m. Mary Grow.
viii. Elnathan Whitney, b. 5 May 1705, Watertown, MA;[21] m. Sarah Perry.
ix. Jonas Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1708, Watertown, MA;[22] m. Sarah Perry.

Some references are confused about these children, some having as many as three sons named James. This seems to have started with Henry Austin Whitney[23], and was perpetuated by Bond[24], Savage[25], W. L. Whitney[26], and Pierce[27].

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth and marriage records.

2.^  "Elieasor & Elnathan, ss. Thomas & Mary Whettny, b. 7 2mo 1662," 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), p. 24.

3.^  "Eleazor [Whitney], [died] June 10, 1738," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904), p. 296.

4.^  "11 Aug 1687, Eliezer Whitney (s. of Thomas Whitney, of Watertown), now living in Sudbury, and Dorothy Rosse (d. of James Rosse of Sudbury), married with parents consent," Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819, (1906), vol. 4, p. 97.

5.^  Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

6.^  "Dorothy Whitney, w. of Eleazer, dec. 22 Jun 1731," 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), vol. 2, p. 92.

7.^  Page Sanderson, "Edward Sanderson of Watertown, Mass.," NEHGR, Volume 127 (1973), p. 185.

8.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

9.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Eleazer and Dorothy, [born] May 29, [16]88," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), p. 151.

10.^  "Eleazer [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Dorothy, [born] Mar. 5, 1690," according to Sudbury Vital Records, p. 151.

11.^  "Eliazer Whitney, s. Eliazer & Dorith Whitny, d. 12 Feb 1697/8," according to Watertown Records, vol. 2, p. 10.

12.^  "Mary [Whittney], d. of Eliazer and Dorothy his wife, b. 30 Aug 1692," according to Concord, Town of, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 37.

13.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

14.^  Birth date calculated from age at death.

15.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

16.^  "James Whittny, s. Eliazer & Dority Whitny, b. 20 Nov 1697," according to Watertown Records, vol. 2, p. 10.

17.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

18.^  "Dority Whitny, d. Eliazer & Dority Whittny, b. 24 Apr 1700," according to Watertown Records, vol. 2, p. 17.

19.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

20.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

21.^  "Elnathan Whitney, s. Eliezer & Dorythi Whitney, b. 5 May 1705," according to Watertown Records, vol. 2, p. 29.

22.^  "Jonas Whitney, s. Eliazer & Dority Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1708," according to Watertown Records, vol. 2, p. 36.

23.^  Henry Austin Whitney, "The Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, of Watertown, Mass.," NEHGR, vol. XI (1857), pp. 119-120.

24.^  Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), pp. 645-646.

25.^  James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: 1860-1862; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1965), vol. IV, pp. 528-529.

26.^  William L. Whitney, Some of the Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, Who Settle in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635. (Pottsville, PA: M. E. Miller, Steam-Power Printer, 1890), p. 19-20.

27.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 31.


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