Family:Whitney, Hannah (s1670-b1713)

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Hannah3 Whitney (Joshua2, John1), son of Joshua2 and Mary (-----)(Buckminster) Whitney,[1] was born say 1670, Groton, MA,[2] and died before 7 Apr 1713, probably Groton, MA, when she was called deceased in her father's will.[3]

She married say 1693, probably Groton, MA, Thomas Woods,[4] as his second wife, son of Samuel and Alice (Rushton) Woods[5] He was born 9 Mar 1663, Groton, MA,[6] and died 28 Aug 1738, Groton, MA.[7]

Thomas Woods had married firstly, about 1685, Elizabeth -----,[8] who died 21 Apr 1688, Groton, MA.[9]

Thomas Woods married thirdly, Hannah -----,[10] who was living in 1721.[11]

Thomas Woods married fourthly, 30 Apr 1723, Groton, MA, Abigail (Nutting) Chamberlain,[12] daughter of John and Mary (Lakin) Nutting, and widow of Thomas Chamberlain of Groton.[13] She was born about 1680,[14] and died before Oct 1740.[15]

On 17 Apr 1713, the will of her father called her "eldest daughter, wife of Thomas Woods, having received her portion;" also she is not among "my five daughters now living."[16]

In 1735 he was "bereft of reason."[17]

Child of Thomas and Elizabeth (-----) Woods:

i. John Woods, b. ca. 1686, d. 1 May 1688, Groton, MA.[18]

Children of Thomas and Hannah3 (Whitney) Woods:

ii. Abigail Woods, b. say 1695, Groton, MA;[19] m. John Chamberlain.
iii. Esther Woods, b. 26 Jul 1697, Groton, MA;[20] d. 31 Jul 1704, Groton, MA.[21]
iv. Josiah Woods, b. 15 Sep 1701, Groton, MA;[22] m. Mary Inlow.
v. Elizabeth Woods, b. 9 Nov 1702, Groton, MA;[23] m. Daniel Farmer.
vi. Thomas Woods, b. 25 Nov 1705, Groton, MA;[24] unmarried.
vii. Amos Woods, b. ca. 1709, Groton, MA;[25] m. Hannah Nutting.

Thomas and Hannah (-----) Woods had no children.

Thomas and Abigail (Nutting)(Chamberlain) Woods had no children.

References

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her father's will, which mentions "eldest daughter, wife of Thomas Woods, having received her portion."

2.^  Her birth is a guess based on the marriage of her parents, the birth dates of her siblings, and her mother's death date.

3.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,703.

4.^  Her marriage is proven by her father's will.

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

6.^  "Thomas [Woods], s. Samuel, [born] Mar. 9, 1663," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

7.^  Henry Ernest Woods, "The Woods Family of Groton, Mass.," NEHGR, vol. LXIV (1910), p. 35.

8.^  The marriage is proven by her death record.

9.^  "Elizabeth [Woods], w. Thomas, [died] Apr. 21, 1688," according to Groton Vital Records.

10.^  Woods, loc. cit.

11.^  Ibid.

12.^  "Thomas [Woods] and Abigall Chamberlin [Chamberlain, wid. CR1], [married] Apr. 30, 1723," according to Groton Vital Records.

13.^  Woods, loc. cit.; also Homer W. Brainard, Genealogy of First Four Generations of John Nutting of Groton 1620-1650-1676.

14.^  Brainard, op. cit.

15.^  Woods, loc. cit.

16.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,703.

17.^  Ibid.

18.^  "John [Woods], s. Thomas, May 1, 1688," according to Groton Vital Records.

19.^  Woods, loc. cit.

20.^  "Ester [Woods], dau Thomas and Hannah, [born] July 26, 1697," according to Groton Vital Records.

21.^  "Estar [Woods], dau Thomas, [died] July 31, 1704," according to Groton Vital Records.

22.^  "Josiah [Woods], s. Thomas and Hannah, [born] Sept. 15, 1701," according to Groton Vital Records.

23.^  "Elizabeth [Woods], dau Thomas and Hannah, [born] Nov. 9, 1702," according to Groton Vital Records.

24.^  "Thomas [Woods], s. Thomas and Hana, [born] Nov. 25, 1705," according to Groton Vital Records.

25.^  Woods, loc. cit.


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