Family:Whitney, Jason (1704-1785)

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Jason4 Whitney (Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Moses3 and Sarah (Knight) Whitney,[1] was born circa 1704 (calculated from age at death),[2] and died 19 Feb 1785, Stow, MA, in 81st year.[3]

Jason married, before 1728, Arabella [?Bowker?].[4] She was born about 1703,[5] and died on 25 Sep 1785 (or 28 Sep 1785), Stow, MA, in 82nd year.[6] She was also recorded as Arabetha.

She may be the same as Arabelah Bowker, daughter of Edman and Sarah (Parmenter) Bowker, born 6 Mar 1701[/2], Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA.[7]

Pierce says the following:[8]

Jason WHITNEY was one of the committee of four to seat the meeting house in Grafton Nov. 15, 1738. He served in the Revolutionary army in the company from Stow under Capt. WHITCOMB.

Children of Jason4 and Arabella (?Bowker?) Whitney:

i. Priscilla5 Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1728, Stow, MA, or 13 Mar 1728, Grafton, MA;[9] m. James Carter.
ii. Micah Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1730, Grafton, MA, or 8 Nov 1730, Sudbury, MA;[10] m.(1) Millicent -----; m.(2) Hannah Harwood.
iii. Bulah Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1732, Grafton, MA;[11] m. Samuel Byam.
iv. Lois Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1735, Grafton, MA;[12] m. William Taylor.
v. Damaris Whitney, b. 29 May 1737, Grafton, MA;[13] m. Joseph Garfield.
vi. Eunice Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1739, Grafton, MA;[14] bapt. 19 Aug 1739, Grafton, MA;[15] m. David Thurston.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1741, Grafton, MA (also recorded 8 Jun 1743, Stow, MA).[16]
viii. Aaron Whitney, bapt. 8 May 1743, Grafton, MA;[17] m. Hannah Wait.

Census

References

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3.^  "Jason [Whitney], h. Arabalah [dup. Arrabilah] [died] Feb. 19, 1785, in 81st y.," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

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5.^  Calculated from age at death.

6.^  "Arrabilah [Whitney], w. Jason, [died] Sept. 25, 1785, in 82d y. [Arabella, Sept. 28, G.R.1]," according to Stow Vital Records.

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8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 47.

9.^  "Precillah [Whitney], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] March 13, 1728," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: The Systematic History Fund, 1906). Also, "Pirscilla [Whitney], d. Jason and Arabela, [born] Mar. 12, 1728," according to Stow Vital Records.

10.^  "Micah [Whitney], s. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] Nov. 9, 1730," according to Grafton Vital Records. Also, "Micah [Whitney], s. Jason and Arabela, [born] Nov. 8, 1730," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

11.^  "Bulah [Whitney] (Whittney in C.R.), d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] Dec. 7, 1732," according to Grafton Vital Records.

12.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] March 2, 1735," according to Grafton Vital Records.

13.^  "Dammeres [Whitney] [Damaris in C.R.], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] May 29, 1737," according to Grafton Vital Records.

14.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] Aug. 5, 1739," according to Grafton Vital Records.

15.^  "Unice [Whitney], d. Jason and Arregella, bap. Aug. 19, 1739. C.R.," according to Grafton Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jason and Arrabellah, [born] June 8, 1741," according to Grafton Vital Records. Also, "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jason and Arabellah, [born] June 8, 1743," according to Stow Vital Records.

17.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Jason and Arabella, bap. May 8, 1743. C.R.," according to Grafton Vital Records.


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