Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1704-1755)

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Jonathan4 Whitney (Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jonathan3 and Susannah (Fairbanks) Whitney, was born 7 Oct 1704, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 28 Jan 1755, Milford, MA, in his 51st year.[2].

He married, 26 Jan 1726/7, Mendon, MA, Lydia Jones,[3] daughter of Elder John and Sarah (Lobdell) Jones. She was born 17 Sep 1705, Mendon, MA, and died 4 May 1783, Milford, MA, aged 77 years.[4]

He lived at Hopkinton, Holliston, Mendon, Medway, and Milford, MA.

He was a Captain in the French and Indian War, 1748.

Administration on his estate was granted to Isaac Whitney.

Pierce says the following:[5]

He owned lands in Hopkinton, Holliston, and Mendon. He was a prominent citizen and influential member of the church, and assisted in establishing the town of Milford. He settled the estates of his father and father-in-law. After his death his estate was divided among his heirs, he dying intestate.

Children of Jonathan4 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney :

i. Susannah5 Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1727/8, Mendon, MA;[6] m.(1) Isaac Tenney; m.(2) Noah Wiswall.
ii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 18 Oct 1729, Mendon, MA;[7] d. 19 Oct 1729, Mendon, MA.[8]
iii. Lt. Jesse Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1730, Mendon, MA;[9] m.(1) Mary Cheney; m.(2) Ruth Legg; m.(3) Mrs. Abigail Rawson.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1732, Mendon, MA;[10] m. Samuel Bowker.
v. Sarah Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1735/6, Mendon, MA;[11] m. Wales Cheney.
vi. Capt. Jonathan Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1737, Mendon, MA;[12] m. Esther Parkhurst.
vii. Ruth Whitney, baptized 11 Apr 1742, Milford, MA;[13] d. before 1755.
viii. David Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1746, Milford, MA;[14] m.(1) Keziah Marshall; m.(2) Rachel Rawson.

Refereneces

  • American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent in the Male Line of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, AD 1776, Vol 9, 1894, Albany, New York, Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers.

1.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Susanah, [born] Oct. 17, 1704," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

2.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], [died] Jan 28, 1755, in his 51st y. G.R.3," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

3.^  "Jonathan [Wittney] and Lydiah Jones, [married] Jan. 26, 1726/7," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

4.^  "Lydia [Whitney], w. of Jonathan, [died] May 4, 1783, a. 77y. G.R.3," according to Milford Vital Records.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 63.

6.^  "Susan[n]ah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lidiah, [born] Feb. 12, 1727-8," according to Mendon Vital Records.

7.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] Oct. 18, 1729," according to Mendon Vital Records.

8.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Lydia, [died] Oct. 19, 1729," according to Mendon Vital Records.

9.^  "Jesse [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Lydiah, [born] Nov. 24, 1730," according to Mendon Vital Records.

10.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] Nov. 18, 1732," according to Mendon Vital Records.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] Mar. 14, 1735-6," according to Mendon Vital Records.

12.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] July 26, 1737," according to Mendon Vital Records.

13.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lidia, bp. Apr. 11, 1742. C.R." according to Milford Vital Records.

14.^  "David [Whitney], s. of Johnathan and Lydia, bp. Sept. 21, 1746. C.R." according to Milford Vital Records.


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