Family:Whitney, John (1756-1819)

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John6 Whitney (Zachariah5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Zachariah5 and Sarah (Boynton) Whitney, was born 16 Apr 1756, Lunenburg, MA,[1] and died 23 Jul 1819, Lunenburg, MA, aged 63 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 18 Dec 1775, Leominster, MA, for him "of Luningburgh" and Priscilla Battles.[3] Marriage intentions were published 7 Dec 1775, Lunenburg, MA, for him "of Lunenburg" and Priscilla Battles "of Leominster".[4] He married 28 Jan 1776, Lunenburg, MA, Priscilla Battles.[5] She was born 1755, and died 23 Aug 1832, Lunenburg, MA, or 12 Aug 1832, Lunenburg, MA, aged 78 years.[6]

His son John was appointed executor of his will 6 Jul 1819. He resided Lunenburg, MA.

Children of John6 and Priscilla (Battles) Whitney:

i. Zimri7 Whitney, b. 14 May 1775; m. Susanna Sanderson.
ii. Zachariah Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1777; m. Abigail Snow.
iii. John Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1788; m.(1) Sophia Faulkner; m.(2) Mrs. Fanny (Howe) Blodgett.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 25 May 1791; "of Lunenburg" m. {int. 20 Jul 1829, Lunenburg, MA)[7] 2 Sep 1829, Peter Howe "of Rindge, N.H."[8]

Census

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] Apr. 16, 1756," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 1, page 245.

2.^  "John [Whitney], [died] Jan. 23, 1819 [a. 63 y., g.s.]. 'Mr. John Whitney of this Town was instantly killed in Townsend, his loaded wagon passing over his neck. Aged about 68. Mr. Peirce, the Methodist, attended the funeral'," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 314.

3.^  "John [Whitney] of Luningburgh and Priscilla Battles, int. Dec. 18, 1775," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).

4.^  "John [Whitney], of Lunenburg, and Priscilla Battles of Leominster, int. Dec. 7, 1775," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 58.

5.^  "John [Whitney], and Priscilla Battles, [married] Jan. 28, 1776, by Rev. Zabdiel Adams," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 193.

6.^  "_____, wid. Zimri, Aug. 12, 1832, a. 78 y.," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 314. [NOTE: This should read "wid., mother of Zimri"--RLW]

7.^  "Sarah [Whitney], of Lunenburg, and Peter How, of Rindge, N.H., int. Jul. 20, 1829," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 52.

8.^  "Sally [Whitney], of Lunenburg, and Mr. Peter How, of Rindge, N.H., [married] Sep. 2, 1829, by Rev. A. B. Kinsman," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 142.


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