Family:Whitney, Gideon (1729-1752)

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Gideon4 Whitney (Isaac3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac3 and Elizabeth (Bridges) Whitney, was born 29 Nov 1729, Hopkinton, MA,[1] and died 24 Jul 1752, Hopkinton, MA.[2]

Marriage intentions for him "of Hopkinton" and Hannah Norcross "of Weston" were published 25 Jan 1750/1, Weston, MA.[3] He "of Hopkinton" married, 14 Mar 1750/1, Sudbury, MA, Hannah Norcross "of Weston",[4] daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Shepard) Norcross. She was born 11 May 1733, Weston, MA. Marriage intentions for her and Joseph Hayden were published 26 May 1754, Hopkinton, MA. She married secondly, 24 Apr 1755, Hopkinton, MA, Joseph Hayden.[5]

On 17 Aug 1752, Hopkinton, MA, administration of the estate of Gideon Whitney, late of Hopkinton, decd., granted to Hannah Whitney, widow, and Thomas Bigsby, yeoman, both of Hopkinton, with John Clark of Hopkinton, yeoman, and Joseph Norcross of Weston, sureties.

On 7 Sep 1752, Hopkinton, MA, his inventory was taken by John Wood, Timothy Townsend, and Thomas Pierce.

On 22 Jan 1753, Hopkinton, MA, his inventory was exhibited by Mr. Thomas Bixby, administrator.

Pierce says the following:[6]

His estate was settled in 1752-3. He owed his cousins Jason and Mark WHITNEY and sister Judith.

Child of Gideon4 and Hannah (Norcross) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth5 Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1751, Hopkinton, MA.[7]

References

1.^  "Gidion [Whitney], s. Isaac and Elizabeth, [born] Nov. 29, 1729. [Gideon Whittney, C.R.1]," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Gideon [Whitney], [died] July 24, 1752," according to Hopkinton Vital Records.

3.^  "Gideon [Whitney], of Hopkinton, and Hannah Norcross of Weston, int. Jan. 25, 1750," 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 73.

4.^  "Gideon [Whiting] [int. Gedion Whitney] and Hannah Norcross [int. Norcros] of Weston [int. Westown], [married] Mar. 14, 1750-1, in Sudbury," according to Hopkinton Vital Records. Also, "Gideon [Whitney], of Hopkinton, and Hannah Norcross of Weston, Mar. 14, 1750/1, in Sudbury, by Ebenezer Roby, J.P.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 264.

5.^  "Hannah [Whitney] and Joseph Hayden, [married] ___ 24 [int May 26, 1754], [17]55. [Heyden, Apr. 24, 1755, C.R.1]," according to Hopkinton Vital Records.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 66.

7.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Gideon and Hannah, [born] Dec. 30, 1751," according to Hopkinton Vital Records.


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