Family:Whitney, Jason (1729-1807)

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Jason4 Whitney (Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Mark3 and Tabitha (Mellen) Whitney, was born 31 Aug 1729, Hopkinton, MA,[1] and died 23 Jun 1807, Natick, MA, aged 60 years.[2]

He "of Natick" married firstly, 3 Mar 1757, Sudbury, MA, Elizabeth Beal "of Sudbury",[3] daughter of Joseph and Love (Curtis) Beals. Elizabeth Beal was born say 1735 and died 22 May 1772, Natick, MA.[4]

Jason Whitney married secondly, 17 Mar 1773, Needham, MA, Lois (Fisher) Pratt "of Needham",[5] daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (Chubb) Fisher.[6] She was born 7 Feb 1744/45, Needham, MA,[7] and died 21 Nov 1805, Natick, MA.[8] She had married, 31 Dec 1761, Needham, MA, Ephraim Pratt.[9]

Pierce says the following:[10]

Jason WHITNEY was born in Natick, Mass., where he always resided. On the death of his father, in 1760, he acquired the bulk of his property. He was a prominent citizen in the town.
From James MCMANUS, town clerk at Natick, Mass., is received the following, relating to offices held by Jason WHITNEY:
1772, surveyor of highways; 1773, fence viewer; 1774, fence viewer and hog reeve; 1775, fence viewer; 1777, selectman, field driver and fence viewer; 1780, selectman; 1781, selectman and fence viewer.
From selectman's order or cash book: "On account of money paid in support of the present war with Great Britain and by whom paid to men who enlisted into the army and of those who do a term or any part of a term in the year 1776."
July 20, 1776, Jason WHITNEY, one-fourth of a term to Canada, £3 6s. 8d.
Jason WHITNEY was in the French and Indian wars, and received a wound that caused lameness. Notwithstanding this lameness he served repeatedly during the Revolutionary war. His services are recorded on the rolls at the State House, Boston, also on the town treasurer's book and town files of Natick:
"Jason WHITNEY was in Capt. David MORSE's Muster Roll, in French War, 1755 to 1763."
"His name on Capt. Joseph MORSE's Muster Roll. Col. Samuel BULLARD's Regt. Lexington Alarm."
"On Capt. Hezekiah BROADS' Roll, PATTERSON's Regiment, Canada Expedition, June 7, 1776.
"Paid 1/4 of a term, for a man to go three months to New York in Capt. GARDNER's Co., Col. Eleazur BROOK's Regiment."
"Went on the Forty Days' Alarm to Rhode Island with teams & Baggage." (Went twice.)
"Credited to FISKE's Co., PERRY's Regiment. Served also in LELAND's Co., same Regiment. Assisted in taking Solomon PARK PARKER out of Prison, while on this Service."
"He also loaned the town £162-8-8 in 1781, 'Old Emifion Bills' for war purposes. In 1782 he loaned 2-8-0 silver money 'Spanish Milled dollars' & paid the same to Amos MORSE for Isaac DUNTON's bounty, for three years, for going into the service."
"Was one of the selectman & on Committee to hire soldiers 1780-81-81."
From Massachusetts rolls:
"Pay Roll for the Troops under the command of Lieut. Jeremiah COLBURN. In Brigadier General WADSWORTH's Department. Detached at Cambridge, 1781.
"Jason WHITNEY from Jan. 27 to March 10."
The foregoing is Jason WHITNEY's Revolutionary roll and French and Indian war roll. His son-in-law, Wm. Alden, though very young, served twice on militia service and contributed money, and his grandson, Isaac ALDEN, served in the war of 1812.
" Jason Whitney, a great-grandson of this progenitor of the American branch, was the great-greatgrandfather of George L. Whitney of this review, and served in Captain Samuel Bullard's command in the Lexington alarm incidental to the war of the Revolution. Authentic data also show that Jason Whitney was a gallant soldier in the French and Indian wars, and that he received a wound that made him permanently lame."[11]

Children of Jason4 and Elizabeth (Beal) Whitney, all born Natick, MA:

i. Rachel5 Whitney, bapt. 20 Mar 1759, Natick, MA;[12] d. Apr 1759, Natick, MA.[13]
ii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1760, Natick, MA;[14] d. 12 Jan 1850, Wayland, MA, aged 89 years, of dropsy.[15]
iii. Abigail Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1761, Natick, MA;[16] m. William Dunton.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1763, Natick, MA;[17] d. before 15 May 1782.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1765, Natick, MA;[18] m. Richard Bacon.
vi. Susanna Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1766, Natick, MA;[19] m. William Alden.
vii. Jason Whitney, bapt. 31 Jul 1768, Natick, MA;[20] d. before 20 Oct 1780.
viii. Isaac Whitney, b. 17 Aug 1770, Natick, MA;[21] m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Susanna (Dornback) Hall, as her second husband.
ix. Joshua Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1772, Natick, MA;[22] d. 8 May 1772, Natick, MA.[23]

Children of Jason4 and Lois (Fisher)(Pratt) Whitney, all born Natick, MA:

i. Lois Whitney5, b. 17 Oct 1773, Natick, MA;[24] m. 29 Jun 1791, Natick, MA, Thomas Cummings, Jr., "of Newton";[25] "of Natick" m. 29 Jun 1791, Natick, MA, Thomas Cummings, Jr.[26]
ii. Fisher Whitney, b. 3 Jan 1775, Natick, MA;[27] m. Patty Watkins.
iii. Hannah Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1776, Natick, MA;[28] m. Eli Rogers.
iv. Capt. George Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1778;[29] m.(1) Esther Morse; m.(2) Azubah (Elder) Hastings.
v. Jason Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1780, Natick, MA;[30] m.(1) Hannah Goodenow; m.(2) Margaret Green.
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. 15 May 1782, Natick, MA;[31] m.(1) John Trull; m.(2) Henry Loker.
vii. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1784, Natick, MA;[32] m.(1) Mary Brown; m.(2) Joanna Law.
viii. Rhoda Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1786, Natick, MA;[33] d. 1864; m. (int. 4 Jun 1809, Watertown, MA[34]) 2 Jul 1809, Watertown, MA, John Russell.[35]

Census

References

1.^  "Jason [Whitney], s. Mark and Tabitha, [born] Aug. 31, 1729," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), pp. 200-201.

2.^  "Jason [Whitney], [died] June 23, 1807. (a. 60y. Old age, C.R.)," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

3.^  "Jason [Whitney] and Elizabeth Beal of Sudbury, [married] Mar. 3, 1757. In Sudbury," according to Natick Vital Records. Also see Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

4.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], w. of Jason, [died] May 22, 1772," according to Natick Vital Records.

5.^  "Jason [Whitney], of Natick, and Louise [Lois, CR] Pratt, [married] Mar. 17, 1773," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished. Also "Jason [Whitney] and Louis Pratt (Lois, int.) of Needham, [married] Mar. 17, 1773. In Needham," according to Natick Vital Records.

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8.^  "Lois [Whitney], w. of Jason, [died] Nov. 21, 1805," according to Natick Vital Records.

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10.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), pp. 64-65.

11.^  Charles Moore, History of Michigan (New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing co., 1915), Volume II, pp. 836-838.

12.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Jason, bp. Mar. 20, 1759. C.R.," according to Natick Vital Records.

13.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Jason, [died] Apr. __, 1759. C.R.," according to Natick Vital Records.

14.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. of Jason and Eliz[abeth], [born] Feb. 23, 1760," according to Natick Vital Records.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 49, page 100.

16.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. of Jason and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. 13, 1761," according to Natick Vital Records.

17.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Jason and Eliz[abeth], [born] Apr. 29, 1763," according to Natick Vital Records.

18.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Jason and Elizabeth, [born] Mar. 24, 1765," according to Natick Vital Records.

19.^  "Susanah [Whitney], d. of Jason and Elizabeth, [born] Dec. 9, 1766," according to Natick Vital Records.

20.^  "Jason [Whitney], s. of Jason, bp. July 31, 1768. C.R.," according to Natick Vital Records.

21.^  "Isaac [Whitney], s. Jason and Elisabeth, [born] Aug. 17, 1770," according to Natick Vital Records.

22.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Jason and Elizabeth, [born] Apr. 12, 1772," according to Natick Vital Records.

23.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Jason and Elizabeth, [died] May 8, 1772," according to Natick Vital Records.

24.^  "Loise [Whitney], d. of Jason and Lois, [born] Oct. 17, 1773," according to Natick Vital Records.

25.^  "Lois [Whitney] and Thomas Cummins Jr. of Newton, [married] June 29, 1791," according to Natick Vital Records.

26.^  "Lois [Whitney] [of] Natick, and Thomas Cummings Jr., [married] June 29, 1791, in Natick," according to Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

27.^  "Fisher [Whitney], s. of Jason and Lois, [born] Jan. 3, 1775," according to Natick Vital Records.

28.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d, of Jason and Lois, [born] Aug. 6, 1776," according to Natick Vital Records.

29.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Jason and Lois, [born] Mar. 22, 1778," according to Natick Vital Records.

30.^  "Jason [Whitney], s. of Jason and Lois, [born] Oct. 20, 1780," according to Natick Vital Records.

31.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Jason and Lowis, [born] May 15, 1782," according to Natick Vital Records.

32.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. of Jason and Lois, [born] Mar. 2, 1784," according to Natick Vital Records.

33.^  "Rhoda [Whitney], d. of Jason and Lois, [born] Feb. 28, 1786," according to Natick Vital Records.

34.^  "John Russell and Rhoda Whitney, b. of Watertown, int. 4 Jun 1809," 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 235.

35.^  "John Russell and Rhoda Whitney, b. of Watertown, m. 2 Jul 1809," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 200.


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