Family:Whitney, Jacob (1737-1803)

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Sgt. Jacob5 Whitney (Jonas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Jonas4 and Sarah (Perry) Whitney, was born 24 Jul 1737, Roxbury, MA,[1] and died 14 Jan 1803, Roxbury, MA, aged 66 years.[2]

He married, 15 Nov 1759, Roxbury, Massachusetts, Rachel Whiting, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Lyon) Whiting.[3] She was born 19 Apr 1737, Roxbury, MA, and died 12 Aug 1812, Milton, MA, aged 75 years.[4]

During the Revolutionary War he was sergt. in that company commanded by Capt. Corey from Roxbury. Res. West Roxbury, Mass.[5]

Children of Sgt. Jacob5 and Rachel (Whiting) Whitney, all born Roxbury, MA:

i. Prudence6 Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1760; bapt. 17 Aug 1760;[6] m. 29 Dec 1790, Roxbury, MA, Lewis Jones.[7]
ii. Reuben Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1762. In 1781 he enlisted in Gen. Knox artillery, served 3 years and was discharged. He was born in Roxbury but served in the Newton Co.
iii. Lemuel Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1765; bapt. 19 May 1765, Roxbury, MA;[8] m. Grace (Morse) Esty.
iv. Jabez Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1767; bapt. 20 Dec 1767, Roxbury, MA;[9] m.(1) Elizabeth -----; m.(2) Sarah Savoy.
v. Hannah Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1772; bapt. 31 May 1772, Roxbury, MA;[10] d. 14 Jul 1789, Roxbury, MA, aged 18 years.[11]
vi. Moses Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1775; m.(1) Rebecca Dunbar; m.(2) "Mrs." Mary P. (-----) Kitteredge.

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References

1.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] July 24, 1737," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

2.^  "Jacob [Whitney], [died] Jan. 14, 1803, a. 66 y. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

3.^  "Jacob [Whitney], and Rachel Whiting, [married] Nov. 15 [16. C.R.2.], 1759," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

4.^  "Mrs. (Rachel) [Whitney], [died] Aug. 12, 1812, a. 75y.," according to Milton Records. Birth, Marriages and Deaths, 1662-1843, Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged (Boston, MA: Mudge, 1900).

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 94.

6.^  "Prudence [Whitney], d. Jacob and Rachel, bp. Aug. 17, 1760. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

7.^  "Prudence [Whitney] [Whiting. C.R.2.], and Lewis Jones, Dec. 29, 1790," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

8.^  "Lemuel [Whitney], s. Jacob and Rachel, bp. May 19, 1765. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

9.^  "Jabez [Whitney], s. Jonas and Rachel, bp. Dec. 20, 1767, C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records. This is apparently an error for Jabez, s. Jacob and Rachel.

10.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Jacob and Rachel, bp. May 31, 1772. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.


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