Family:Whitney, Jeremiah (s1720-1781)

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Jeremiah Whitney (perhaps Jeremiah4, Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), perhaps son of Jeremiah4 Whitney and an unknown wife,[1] was born say 1720[2] though this is by no means well understood, and died 1781.[3]

He married (second?) Susannah -----, widow of James Christian.[4]

"At the trial, the demandants adduced evidence to prove that the land in controversy was granted to Jeremiah Whitney by patent dated June 22, 1780 : that Jeremiah Whitney, the patentee, died in the year 1781: that his brother Josiah Whitney was his heir at law, to whom the said land thereupon descended: that Josiah Whitney sold and conveyed the land, by deed dated March 4, 1783, to Susanna Whitney, who died in 1785: that Susanna Whitney, by her will dated April 7, 1784, devised the land to her son George Christian, but he dying before the testatrix, the devise lapsed, and the land descended to John H. Christian her eldest son and heir at law..."[5]

"Memorandum of an agreement made and concluded on this fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty three Between Josiah Whitney of Dupelin County State of North Carolina Heir at law to Jeremiah Whitney deceased of the County of Buckingham State of Virginia of the one part and Susanna Whitney widow and relict of the said Jeremiah Whitney decd. of the other part..."[6]

If Jeremiah Whitney had any children, they were apparently all deceased by the time of his death as his brother Josiah Whitney was listed as his heir at law.[7]

References

1.^  Why we think he was son of Jeremiah Sr.

2.^  This is just an estimate.

3.^  Thomas Johnson Michie, et. al., Virginia Reports: Jefferson - 33 Grattan, 1730-1880 (n. p.:The Michie Co., 1902), p. 681-2.

4.^  Early Buckingham Virginia Legal Papers 1765-1806 and Thomas Johnson Michie, et. al., Virginia Reports: Jefferson - 33 Grattan, 1730-1880 (n. p.:The Michie Co., 1902), p. 681-2.

5.^  Thomas Johnson Michie, et. al., Virginia Reports: Jefferson - 33 Grattan, 1730-1880 (n. p.:The Michie Co., 1902), p. 681-2.

6.^  Early Buckingham Virginia Legal Papers 1765-1806.

7.^  Thomas Johnson Michie, et. al., Virginia Reports: Jefferson - 33 Grattan, 1730-1880 (n. p.:The Michie Co., 1902), p. 681-2.


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