Family:Whitney, John (1789-1854)

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John7 Whitney (Daniel6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Daniel6 and Sarah (Durant) Whitney, was born 28 May 1789, Stow, MA,[1] and died 2 or 22 Feb 1854, Stow, MA, aged 67 years 8 months 24 days, of scrofula.[2]

He apparently married firstly, 6 Mar 1817, Billerica, MA, Sarah Parker, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Durant) Parker.[3] She was born 14 Sep 1796, Billerica, MA, and died 9 Jul 1817, West Cambridge, MA.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 8 May 1819, Stow, MA, for him and Harriot Tower. He married, 13 Jun 1819, Stow, MA, Harriett Tower,[5] daughter of Augustus and Mary (Jones) Tower. She was born 28 Sep 1799, and died 16 Mar 1873, Stow, MA, aged 73 years. She married secondly, 18 Jun 1857, Stow, MA, Peter Fletcher, b. 22 Feb 1800, Stow or Phillipston, MA, son of Peter and Lucy (-----) Fletcher.[6]

John Whitney was a shoemaker. Immediately after his first marriage he settled in West Cambridge, MA, near what was then Tufts Tavern. Soon after the death of his first wife he returned to Billerica, and was living there in 1853.

He resided Stow, MA, s. p.

John7 and Sarah (Parker) Whitney had no children.

John7 and Harriet (Tower) Whitney had no children.

Census

157 181 John Whitney 61 M - Farmer $2500 Mass. Harriot " 50 F - " Nancy Tower 15 F - " Attended school John Blackburn 14 M - " Attended school Polly Tower 54 F - "

26 26 Harriet Whitney 55 F - Mass. Henry Whitney 32 M - Farmer Mass. Mary Tower 59 F - Mass. Nancie B. Tower 20 F - Mass. S. Augustus Rockwell 17 M - Farmer Mass.

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. Lt. Daniel and Sarah, [born] May 28, 1789," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 85, page 124.

3.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. John, [died] July 9, 1817, a. 21y. G.R.1 [Old South Cemetery]," according to Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908), p. 403. Also "Sarah [Whitney], w. John, [died] July 9, 1817," according to Vital Records of Arlington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 ( Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

4.^  John1 Durant of Billerica, Mass. and His Descendants 1659 to 1906: Compiled from Town Records and by Correspondence by the Rev. William8 Durant, D. D., a Descendant in 8th generation from George1 Durant who settled at Middletown, Conn., 1663; Probably from Cornwall England. No vital record of the marriage has been found.

5.^  "John [Whitney] and Harriot Tower, int. May 8, 1819.[Heriott, m. June 13, C.R.]," according to Stow Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 109, page 197.


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