Family:Whitney, James (1692-1770)

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Dea. James4 Whitney (John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of John3 and Mary (Hapgood) Whitney, was born 28 Dec 1692, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 10 Apr 1770, Sherborn, MA, in 78th year.[2]

He married firstly, 2 Feb 1714/5, Framingham, MA Martha Rice,[3] daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Rice. She was born circa 1692, Sudbury, MA, and died 1 Jul 1731, Sherborn, MA.[4] As a descendant of Edmund Rice she can be found on this excellent website with its source citations: http://edmund-rice.org/ERA5gens/p59.htm#i2233.

He married secondly, 27 Apr 1732, Natick, MA, Elizabeth (Holbrook) Twitchell "of Sherborn",[5] daughter of John and Silence (Wood) Holbrook. She was born 22 Jul 1696, Sherborn, MA, and died 31 Mar 1782, Sherborn, MA, in 86th year.[6] She married firstly, 27 Mar 1718, Sherborn, MA, Joseph Twitchell.

History and Genealogy of the Towns of Sherborn & Holliston, Mass. by Abner Morse (Boston, 1856) p. 258 "Inherited land abt 1767, the homestead at Edward West's plain."

Bond from John Whitney of Framingham to son James Whitney, 1 Jul 1726, Framingham, MA.

He and Martha (Rice) Whitney were dismissed to the Sherborn church.

Pierce says the following:[7]

He was admitted to the church Sept. 22, 1717. They were dismissed to the Sherborn church Mar. 28, 1728, where he was chosen deacon and died.

Children of Dea. James4 and Martha (Rice) Whitney:

i. John5 Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1716, Framingham, MA;[8] m. Abigail Perry.
ii. James Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1718, Framingham, MA;[9] m. Patience Leland.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 12 May 1720, Sherborn, MA;[10] d. 24 May 1720, Sherborn, MA.[11]
iv. Martha Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1721, Sherborn, MA;[12] d. 17 Dec 1721, Sherborn, MA.[13]
v. Benjamin Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1723, Sherborn, MA;[14] d. 12 Oct 1723, Sherborn, MA.[15]
Rev. Abner Morse's History and Genealogy of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston, Mass. (Boston, 1856): "died young."
vi. Dea. Micah Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1725, Sherborn, MA;[16] m. Lydia Mason.
vii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1727, Sherborn, MA;[17] m.(1) Esther Leland; m.(2) Mary Fairbanks.
viii. Ezra Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1729/30, Sherborn, MA;[18] m.(1) Mercy Morse; m.(2) Ruth Reed.

Children of Dea. James4 and Elizabeth (Holbrook)(Twitchell) Whitney:

ix. Daniel5 Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1733, Sherborn, MA;[19] bapt. 10 Dec 1733, Sherborn, MA;[20] m. Miriam Leland.

References

1.^  "James [Whitney], s. of John and Mary, [born] Dec. 28, 1692," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "James [Whitney], Dea., [died] Apr. 10, 1770, (in his 78th y., G.R.1)," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

3.^  "James [Whitney] and Martha Rice, [married] Feb. 2, 1714-5," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

4.^  "Martha [Whitney], w. of James, [died] July 1, 1731," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

5.^  "James [Whitney] and Elizabeth Twitchel of Sherborn, [married] Apr. 27, 1732," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

6.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], wid. of (Dea. James, G.R.1), [died] Mar. 31, 1782, (in her 86th y., G.R.1)," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

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. 56.

8.^  "John [Whettny], s. of Jeams and Martha, [born] Apr. 10, 1716," according to Framingham Vital Records.

9.^  "Jeams [Whettny], s. of Jeams and Martha, [born] June 4, 1718," according to Framingham Vital Records.

10.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of James and Martha, [born] May 12, 1720," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

11.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of James and Martha, [died] May 24, 1720," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

12.^  "Martha [Whitney], d. of James and Martha, [born] Nov. 9, 1721," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

13.^  "Martha [Whitney], d. of James and Martha, [died] Dec. 17, 1721," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

14.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [born] June 13, 1723," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

15.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [died] Oct. 12, 1723," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

16.^  "Micah [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [born] June 4, 1725," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

17.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [born] Oct 23, 1727," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

18.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. of James and Martha, [born] Feb. 22, 1729-30," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

19.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. of James and Elizebeth, [born] Dec. 13, 1733," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

20.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. of James, bp. at Sherborn, Dec. 10, 1733. C.R.," according to Natick Vital Records.


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