Family:Whitney, Israel (1741-1774)

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Israel5 Whitney (Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Daniel4 and Dorothy (Tainter) Whitney, was born 6 Aug 1741, Watertown, MA,[1] was baptized 16 Aug 1741, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 11 Sep 1774, Watertown, MA, in his 34th year.[3].

He "of Watertown" married, 10 Dec 1765, Cambridge, MA, Jemima Robbins,[4] daughter of Eliphalet and Jemima (Norcross) Robbins. She was born 30 Mar 1747, Cambridge, MA, and died Jul 1814, Dedham, MA. Marriage intentions were published 3 Aug 1776, Dedham, MA, for her "of Watertown" and her second husband, Abner Ellis "of Dedham".[5] She married thirdly, 11 Oct or 12 Dec 1783, Dedham, MA, Nathaniel Kingsbury, son of Benjamin and Jedidah (Cooke) Kingsbury, born 6 Feb 1749, Walpole, MA.

On 10 Jun 1767, Watertown, MA, Israel and Jemima Whitney were admitted to full communion.[6]

On 20 Dec 1774, Watertown, MA, administration on the estate of Israel Whitney, late of Watertown, was granted to Jemima Whitney, widow, of Watertown, with Jeremiah Norcross, husbandman, of Watertown, and Eliphalet Robbins, gentleman, of Cambridge, sureties. On 30 Jan 1775, Watertown, MA, his inventory was taken by Phineas Stearns, David Barnard, and Josiah Norcross, totaling £226-5s-2d. On 8 Dec 1791, Watertown, MA, an administration account was recorded, approved by Mary Whitney, David Fairbanks, Jemima Fairbanks, and Samuel Fisk, guardian. On 28 Sep 1792, Watertown, MA, the inventory of his real estate was taken by Stephen Dana, Abner Sanderson, Phinehas Stearns, approved by Simon Whitney, Daniel Whitney, and Nathaniel Kingsbury, guardian of heirs of Israel Whitney.

Pierce says the following:[7]

In 1791 in the Suffolk County Court [Nathaniel] Kingsbury was appointed guardian of Israel and Dorothy.

Children of Israel5 and Jemima (Robbins) Whitney, all born Watertown, MA:

i. Anna6 Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1767; d. 1 Jun 1767, Watertown, MA.[8]
ii. Jemima Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1768;[9] bapt. 17 Jul 1768, Watertown, MA;[10] m. 23 Feb 1786, Dedham, MA, David Fairbanks,[11] son of David and Anna (Wight) Fairbanks; on 21 Aug 1776, Watertown, MA, Eliphalet Robins, gentleman, of Cambridge, was appointed guardian of Jemima and Mary, minors under 14, children of Israel Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased, and posted bond with Deacon Samuel Fisk of Watertown as surety.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1769;[12] bapt. 25 Feb 1770, Watertown, MA;[13] on 21 Aug 1776, Watertown, MA, Eliphalet Robins, gentleman, of Cambridge, was appointed guardian of Jemima and Mary, minors under 14, children of Israel Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased, and posted bond with Deacon Samuel Fisk of Watertown as surety. On 24 Dec 1790, "Molly" Whitney, single person, was warned out of Dedham.[14] She was unmarried 16 Mar 1799. She "of Dedham" m. (int. 4 May 1805, Medfield, MA[15]) 25 Jun 1805, Dedham, MA, Eli Smith "of Walpole" "of Medfield", as his second wife.[16]
iv. Dorothy Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1771;[17] bapt. 17 Nov 1771, Watertown, MA;[18] on 21 Aug 1776, Watertown, MA, Deacon Samuel Fisk of Watertown was appointed guardian of Dorothy and Israel Whitney, minors under 14, children of Israel Whitney, decd., of Watertown, and posted bond with Capt. Eliphalet Robins of Cambridge, surety. On 24 Dec 1790, "Dolly" Whitney, single person, was warned out of Dedham.[19] She was unmarried 15 Mar 1791. She was probably the "Dolly" Whitney who m. 21 Oct 1799, Rutland, VT, Israel Webster,[20] b. 18 Jul 1772, Rindge, NH, son of Joshua and Mary (-----) Webster. She d. Apr 1811, and Israel Webster m.(2) 2 Nov 1812, Elizabeth Woodward.[21]
Ch.: Asa Webster, b. 2 Dec 1802; Polly Webster, b. 24 Apr 1804; Hial Webster, b. 29 Apr 1808; Hyram Webster, b. 19 Feb 1806; and Dolly Webster, b. 19 Oct 1810.
v. Israel Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1774;[22] bapt. 13 Mar 1774, Watertown, MA;[23] m. Mary Fuller.

Census

  • 1790, Dedham, Suffolk Co., MA: Natl. Kingsbury, 2 males over 16, 4 males 0-15, and 4 females.
  • 1800, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA: Nathaniel Kingsbury, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, and 1 female 26-44.
  • 1810, Nathaniel Kingsbury not found.

References

1.^  "Israel Whitney, s. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1741," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 116.

2.^  "16 Aug 1741, Israel, s. of Daniel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 146.

3.^  "Israel Whitney, d. 11 Sep 1774 in 34th yr.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

4.^  "Israel [Whitney] (of Watertown, int.) and Jemimah Robbins, [married] Dec. 10, 1765," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

5.^  "Jemime [Whitney], of Watertown, and Abner Ellis of Dedham, int. Aug. 3, 1776," according to Don Gleason Hill, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).

6.^  "10 Jun 1767, Israel and Jemima Whitney, adm. full comm.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 185.

7.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 78.

8.^  "Anna Whitney, d. Israel & Jemima Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1767, d. same day," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

9.^  "Jemima Whitney, d. Israel & Jemima Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1768," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

10.^  "17 Jul 1768, Jemima, d. of Israel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 165.

11.^  "Jemima [Whitney], and [Mr., int.] David Fairbanks, b. of Dedham, int. Dec. 2, 1785 [VR], m. Feb. 23, 1786, by Rev. Thomas Thacher," according to Dedham Vital Records.

12.^  "Mary Whitney, d. Israel & Jemima Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1769," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

13.^  "25 Feb 1770, Mary, d. of Israel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 166.

14.^  "Molly [Whitney]: Dec. 24, 1790, the Selectmen issue a warrant 'to warn and give notice unto Molly Whitney, single person, who has lately come into this Town with the purpose of abiding therein, not having obtained the Town's consent thereto, that she depart ... within fifteen days...'," according to Dedham Vital Records.

15.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Dedham and Eli Smith, int. May 4, 1805," according to Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

16.^  "Mary [Whitney], of Dedham, and [Mr., int.] Eli Smith, of Walpole [Medfield, int.], int. May 16, 1805, m. June 25, 1805, by Rev. Thomas Thacher," according to Dedham Vital Records.

17.^  "Dorothy Whitney, d. Israel & Jemima Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1771," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

18.^  "17 Nov 1771, Dorothy, d. of Israel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 168.

19.^  "Dolly [Whitney]: Dec. 24, 1790, the Selectmen issue a warrant 'to warn and give notice unto Dolly Whitney, single person, who has lately come into this Town with the purpose of abiding therein, not having obtained the Town's consent thereto, that she depart ... within fifteen days...'," according to Dedham Vital Records.

20.^  "Dolly Whitney, m. 21 Oct 1799, Israel Webster, Rutland, VT," according to Archive:Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

21.^  Find A Grave Memorial #38523938, Israel Webster.

22.^  "Israel Whitney, s. Israel & Jemima Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1774," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 160.

23.^  "13 Mar 1774, Israel, s. of Israel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 107.


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