Family:Whitney, John (1716-1741)

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John5 Whitney (James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Dea. James4 and Martha (Rice) Whitney,[1] born 10 Apr 1716, Framingham, Massachusetts,[2] and died between 31 Oct 1741 and 7 Dec 1741, Framingham, Massachusetts.[3]

He "of Framingham" married 8 Feb 1738/9, Sherborn, Massachusetts, Abigail Perry,[4] daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Adams) Perry.[5] She was born 5 May 1715, Sherborn, Massachusetts,[6] and died 8 Nov 1756, Mendon, Massachusetts.[7] She married secondly, 29 Mar 1743, Framingham, Massachusetts, Ebenezer Chapin (1714-1805) "of Mendon" as his first wife.[8]

He left a will dated 31 Oct 1741: John Whitney of Framingham; wife Abigail, all moveable estate except wearing apparel, Cart and Wheles; brother James, Cart & Wheles; brethren James, Micah, Benajmin, Ezra, and Daniel, wearing apparel; wife Abigail, executrix; witnesses Edward Learned and Wm. Greenwood. On 7 Dec 1741 at Framingham, Massachusetts, his will was proved. On 7 Dec 1741 at Framingham, Massachusetts, widow Abigail Whitney of Framingham posted executrix's bond, with Edward Learned, husbandman, and William Greenwood, weaver, both of Sherborn, as sureties.[9]

John5 and Abigail (Perry) Whitney had no children:

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record and his will.

2.^  "John [Whettny], s. of Jeams and Martha, [born] Apr. 10, 1716," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), p. 205.

3.^  His death date range is from the dating and proving of his will.

4.^  "John [Whitney] of Framingham and Abigail Perry, [married] Feb. 8, 1738-9," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911). Also "John [Whitney] and Abigail Perry of Sherborn, [married] Feb. 8, 1738-9, In Sherborn," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  "Abigail [Perry], d. of Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] May 5, 1715," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

7.^  "Abigail [Chapin], w. of Ebenezer, [died] Nov. 8, 1766," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920). This is probably an error for "1756", since Ebenezer Chapin and his third wife Mary (Vose) had children born starting in 1759.

8.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Ebenezer Chapin of Mendon, [married] Mar. 29, 1743," according to Framingham Vital Records, p. 397.

9.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, file #24,683.


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