Family:Whitney, Jonas (1708-1792)

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Jonas4 Whitney (Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Eleazer3 and Dorothy (Ross) Whitney, was born 1 Jun 1708, Watertown, MA,[1] (sometimes reported as "James" although "Jonas" is correct), baptized 1 Jun 1708, Watertown, MA, and died 23 Dec 1792, Harvard, MA, aged 84 years.[2]

He married firstly, 8 May 1735, Roxbury, MA, Sarah Perry,[3] daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Hanchett) Perry. She was born 16 Feb 1718, Roxbury, MA, baptized 4 May 1718, Roxbury, MA, and "probably" died 24 Dec 1778, Newton, MA.

Intentions of marriage were published 8 Apr 1786, Harvard, MA, for him and Lydia Wetherbee "of Boxborough".[4] He "Jonah" "of Harvard" married secondly, 11 May 1786, Boxborough, MA, Lydia Witherbee.[5] It seems likely she was a widow, but nothing further is known of her.

He owned the covenant "aged about 15."

Sarah Whitney, wife of Jonas, was admitted to the church, 29 May 1771, Dedham, MA.[6]

Children of Jonas4 and Sarah (Perry) Whitney:

i. Isaac5 Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1736, Roxbury, MA;[7] m. Abigail Pond.
ii. Sgt. Jacob Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1737, Roxbury, MA;[8] m. Rachel Whiting.
iii. Jonas Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1739, Roxbury, MA;[9] bapt. 2 Dec 1739, Dedham, MA.[10]
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1741/42, Roxbury, MA;[11] bapt. 28 Feb 1741/2, Dedham, MA;[12] d. before 1754.
v. Ens. Abner Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1744, Roxbury, MA;[13] m.(1) Esther Jackson; m.(2) Elizabeth -----.
vi. Desire Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1749, Roxbury, MA;[14] m. Edward Ward.
vii. Amos Whitney, bapt. 1 Dec 1751, Roxbury, MA.[15]
viii. Sarah Whitney, bapt. 10 Nov 1754, Roxbury, MA;[16] m. Nehemiah Ward.

Jonas4 and Lydia (Witherbee) Whitney had no children.

Census

References

1.^  "Jonas Whitney, s. Eliazer & Dority Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1708," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 36.

2.^  "Jonas [Whitney], [died] Dec. 23, 1792, a. 84 y.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Jonas [Whitney], and Sarah Perry, [married] May 8, 1735," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

4.^  "Jonah [Whitney] and Lydia Wetherbee of Boxborough, int. Apr. 8, 1786," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Jonah [Whitney] of Harvard, and Lydia Witherbee, [married] May 11, 1786. C.R.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Boxborough, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915), p. 59.

6.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. Jonas, adm. May 29, 1771," according to Don Gleason Hill, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).

7.^  "Isaac [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Apr. 11, 1736," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

8.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] July 24, 1737," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

9.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Nov. 28, 1739," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

10.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, bp. Dec. 2, 1739," according to Dedham Vital Records.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Feb. 26, 1741-2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

12.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jonas and Sarah, bp. Feb. 28, 1741/2," according to Dedham Vital Records.

13.^  "Abner [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Nov. 17, 1744," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

14.^  "Desire [Whitney], d. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Oct. 31, 1749," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

15.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. Jonas, bp. Dec. 1, 1751. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jonas, bp. Nov. 10, 1754. C.R.2," according to Roxbury Vital Records.


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