Family:Whitney, Eleazer (1702-1758)

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Eleazer4 Whitney (Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Eleazer3 and Dorothy (Ross) Whitney, was born 5 Apr 1702, Watertown, MA, was baptized 15 Apr 1702, Watertown, MA,[1] and died 14 Sep 1758, Westborough, MA.[2]

Eleazer married, 9 Nov 1743, Westborough, MA, Mary Grow,[3] daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Forbush) Grow. She was born Aug 1726, Sutton, MA, and died 4 Sep 1761, Westborough, MA.[4]

He was a town charge in 1737/8 at Watertown, MA. [This seems to be a confusion with his father.]

Pierce says the following:[5]

Eleazer was born in Watertown, and resided in that part of Marlboro subsequently incorporated as Westboro. The inventory of his estate was made Dec. 11, 1760. The estate was settled, according to Worcester Probate Records, Oct. 24, 1767.

Children of Eleazer4 and Mary (Grow) Whitney, all born Westborough, MA:

i. Mary5 Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1744;[6] m. John Harrington.
ii. Samuel Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1746;[7] m. Lavinia Bigelow.
iii. Deborah Whitney, b. 30 Jul 1749;[8] d. 10 Sep 1750, Westborough, MA.[9]
iv. Alexander Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1751;[10] m. Lois Carroll.
v. Joshua Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1754;[11] m. Betty Wood.
vi. Hannah Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1757;[12] m. ----- Warren.

References

1.^  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.

2.^  "Eleazer [Whitney], [died] Sept. 14, 1758," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

3.^  "Eleazer [Whitney] and Mary Grow, [married] Nov. 9, 1743," according to Westborough Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. Eleazer, [died] Sept. 4, 1761," according to Westborough Vital Records.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 53.

6.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Eleazer and Mary, [born] Sept. 18, 1744," according to Westborough Vital Records.

7.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Mary, [born] Dec. 2, 1746," according to Westborough Vital Records.

8.^  "Deborah [Whitney], d. Eleazer and Mary, [born] July 30, 1749," according to Westborough Vital Records.

9.^  "Deborah [Whitney], d. Eleazer and Mary, [died] Sept. 10, 1750," according to Westborough Vital Records.

10.^  "Alexander [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Mary, [born] July 2, 1751," according to Westborough Vital Records.

11.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Mary, [born] April 26, 1754," according to Westborough Vital Records.

12.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Eleazer and Mary, [born] June 1, 1757," according to Westborough Vital Records.


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