Family:Whitney, Isaiah (1735-1818)

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Isaiah5 Whitney (Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaiah4 and Elizabeth5 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 28 Nov 1735, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 23 Feb 1817, Harvard, MA, aged 83 years,[2] or 1818, aged 82 years, of typhus.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 27 Sep 1756, Stow, MA, for him and Persis Randall.[4] She was born circa 1735, and died 5 Jul 1812, Harvard, MA, aged 76 years.[5]

He resided on the farm which his father purchased in 1722, before the town was incorporated. There were in Harvard two others by the same name as his: one was called "one thumb Zaiah," because he had but one thumb, and the other "Pond Zaiah," because he lived near Bare Hill pond. He was in the Revolutionary army, in the company from Harvard, commanded by Capt. Davis. On the rolls in the State House at Boston he is reported dead. His gravestone gives his age as 83. His will having been probated 19 May 1818, mentions son Jonah; gives to two grandchildren, Lois Turner, wife of James, and Amos Whitney, children of my said son Jonah, sons Isaiah and Cyrus, dau. Dorcas, wife Ezra Barker. Cyrus Whitney, exec. 19 May 1818. He resided Harvard and Stow, Massachusetts.

Children of Isaiah5 and Persis (Randall) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Jonah6 Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1758;[6] m.(1) Lois Hill; m.(2) Jane Stone.
ii. John Whitney, bapt. 30 Mar 1760;[7] m. Hannah Atherton.
iii. Dorcas Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1760; died 28 Jun 1832, Lunenburg, MA;[8] m. 18 Jun 1784, Harvard, MA, Ezra Baker, "of Stoddard", NH;[9] they resided in Littleton, MA.
They had 7 ch.: Susannah, Susannah, James, James, Rebecca (b. 22 Sep 1793, Littleton, MA, m. 1 Sep 1813, Littleton, MA, Reuben Hoar of Littleton; parents of Dorcas Whitney Hoar, b. 9 Nov 1822, Littleton, m. Isaac7 Whitney), William, and Lydia.
iv. Isaiah Whitney, bapt. 25 Oct 1762; [10] d. 5 Nov 1762, Harvard, MA.[11]
v. Isaiah Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1764;[12] m. Dorcas Whitman.
vi. Amos Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1768;[13] m. Rhoda Cutter.
vii. Cyrus Whitney, b. 17 Aug 1771;[14] m.(1) Asenath Harris; m.(2) Mary/Polly Whitney.

Census

References

1.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Elizabeth, [born] Nov. 28, 1735," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], [died] Feb. 23, 1817, a. 83 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Isaiah [Whitney] Sr., Feb. 23, 1818, a. 82 y. Typhus fever. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Isaiah [Whitney] of Bolton, and Piercies Randle, int. Sept. 27, 1756," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

5.^  "Percis [Whitney], w. of Isaiah, [died] July 5, 1812, a. 76 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Jonah [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Persis, [born] June 19, 1758," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "John [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Percis, bp. Mar. 30, 1760. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Dorcas [Whitney], d. of Isaiah and Peirses, [born] Apr. 20, 1760," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Dorcas [Whitney] and Ezra Baker of Stoddard, [married] June 18, 1784," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], s. of Isaiah, bp. Oct. 25, 1762. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], inf. ch. of Isaiah, [died] Nov. 5, 1762. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Isaiah [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Peirses, [born] Dec. 13, 1764," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Peirses, [born] Dec. 27, 1768," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Cyrus [Whitney], s. of Isaiah and Persis, [born] Aug. 17, 1771," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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