Family:Whitney, James (1742-a1774)

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James5 Whitney (James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of James4 and Eleanor (Robbins) Whitney, was born 4 Nov 1742, Dunstable, MA.[1]

James married, 4 Sep 1766, Dunstable, MA, Sarah Lund,[2] both "of Dunstable, N.H.", daughter of William and Sarah (-----) Lund. She was born 4 Apr 1747, Dunstable, MA.

His father's estate was probated 1 Jul 1757, Dunstable, MA, James and Ellenor Whitney, children of Mr. James Whitney, late of Dunstable, deceased, chose their uncle Thomas Harrod as guardian. On 4 Jul 1757, Dunstable, MA, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N.H., innholder, was appointed guardian of James and Ellenor Whitney, minors over 14, children of James Whitney, late of Dunstable, deceased, and posted bond with William Angier of Cambridge as surety. On 29 Mar 1770, Dunstable, MA; a receipt was given to his guardian for his share of his father's estate; witnessed by Eleanor Powers.

Children of James5 and Sarah (Lund) Whitney, all born Dunstable, MA:

i. Sarah6 Whitney, b. 27 May 1767;[3] m. 29 Oct 1787, Dunstable, MA, Abraham Parker.[4]
ii. James Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1769;[5] m. Lydia Spaulding.
iii. Bettey Whitney, b. 30 May 1772;[6] "of Tyngsborough" m. 25 Feb 1794, Tyngsborough, MA, Joseph Lund "of Dunstable, N.H."[7]

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.

References

1.^  "James [Whitney], s. James and Ellener, [born] Nov. 4, 1742," according to Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1913).

2.^  "James [Whitney], and Sarah Lund [of Dunstable, N.H., int.], [married] Sept. 4, 1766," according to Dunstable Vital Records.

3.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. James and Sarah, [born] May 27, 1767," according to Dunstable Vital Records.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney], and Abraham Parker, [married] Oct. 29, 1787," according to Dunstable Vital Records.

5.^  "James [Whitney], s. James and Sarah, [born] Feb. 12, 1769," according to Dunstable Vital Records. Also New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

6.^  "Bettey [Whitney], d. James and Sarah, [born] May 30, 1772," according to Dunstable Vital Records. Also New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

7.^  "Betsy and Joseph Lund of Dunstable, N.H., Feb. 25, [1794]," according to Vital Records of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1913), p. 87. Also, "Betsey [Whitney], of Tyngsborough, and Joseph Land of Dunstable, N.H., at Tyngsborough, [married] Feb. 25, 1794," according to Dunstable Vital Records.


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