Family:Whitney, Esther (1742-a1783)

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Esther4 Whitney (Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of (Mark3 and Tabitha (Mellen) Whitney, was born 3 Oct 1742, Hopkinton, MA.[1]

She "of Natick" married, 30 Aug 1764 at Natick, MA, James Watkins "of Hopkinton",[2] son of Andrew and Thankful (Cook) Watkins. He was baptized 14 Oct 1744, Hopkinton, MA.

She and James Watkins lived at Milford, MA.

Children of James and Esther4 (Whitney) Watkins:

i. Gilbert N. Watkins, b. say 1765, Natick, MA; m. Sarah Watkins.
ii. Andrew Watkins, b. 8 Sep 1766, Natick, MA; m. Abigail Stanley.
iii. Jason Watkins, b. 1768, Peru, MA; m. Polly Ide.
iv. Esther Watkins, b. circa 1772, Peru, MA; m. Reuben Slayton.
v. Lucina Watkins, b. circa 1774, Peru, MA; m. Asahel Tyler.
vi. Patty Watkins, b. circa 1778, Partridgefield, MA; m. Fisher Whitney; m. Elias Lee.
vii. Hannah Watkins, b. circa 1779, Peru, MA; d. 25 Jan 1819, Washington, MA.
viii. James Watkins, b. 1781, Peru, MA; d. 10 Oct 1845.
ix. Experience Watkins, b. circa 1783, Peru, MA; m. Fisher Metcalf.


1.^  [Birth] "1742, Oct 3, Whitney Esther " (dau) " (of) Mark & Tabitha." [Births in Hopkintown, Mass.] Copied from the Records by Rev. Elias Nason of Medford, Mass.] (New England Historic Geneaolgical Register), New England Historic Genealogical Society;, Vol.14 p.160. (Boston, MA: Apr 1860)

2.^  "Esther [Whitney] and James Wodkins (Watkins, M.R.) of Hopkinton, [married] Aug. 30, 1764," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

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