Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1737-1802)

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Jonathan5 Whitney (Zaccheus4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Zaccheus4 and Mary (Wheeler) Whitney, was born 12 Jan 1736/7, Bedford, MA,[1] and died 20 Nov 1802, Lancaster, MA, aged 66 years, of apoplexy.[2][3][4]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Aug 1765, Lancaster, MA, for him and Mary Wyman; "both of Lancaster". He married, 3 Oct 1765, Lancaster, MA, Mary Wyman, "both of Lancaster",[5] daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Sawyer) Wyman. She was born 16 May 1744, Lancaster, MA, and died 12 Jan 1778, Lancaster, MA, in her 34th year.[6][7]

Marriage intentions were published 19 Jun 1779, Lancaster, MA, for him and Lucy Smith, both "of Lancaster".[8] He married, 30 Jun 1779, Lancaster, MA, Lucy (Kendall) Smith, both "of Lancaster",[9] daughter of Josiah and Tabitha (Wyman) Kendall. She was born 3 Nov 1743, Sterling, MA, and died 11 Oct 1817, Lancaster, MA, "relict of late Jonathan Whitney", aged 74 years, of old age.[10][11][12] She had married firstly, 8 Jul 1762, Lancaster, MA, Stephen Smith. He was born 19 Jun 1739, Windham, CT, son of Stephen and Mary (Preston) Smith.

Jonathan & Lucy are both buried at Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.

On 18 Dec 1768, Lancaster, MA, his first wife was admitted to the church.[13] On 5 Apr 1778, Lancaster, MA, he was admitted to the church.[14] On 24 Dec 1780, Lancaster, MA, his second wife was admitted to the church.[15]

DAR Ancestor #: A125147; NSSAR Ancestor # P-319131

Pierce says the following:[16]

He served during the Revolutionary war in a company from Lancaster.
Apr. 23, 1818, Jonas WHITNEY asks for a settlement of the estate of Jonathan. In March, 1820, the following heirs are satisfied with the division and sign receipts: Jona WHITNEY, Jonas WHITNEY, Zacheas WHITNEY, Ephraim WHITNEY, Horatio G. BUTTRICK, guar. to Caroline BUTTRICK, Wm. BALLOU, Elizabeth BALLOU, Reuben WHEELER, Sally WHEELER, Eli STEARNS and Mary STEARNS. Lucy WHITNEY's will of Lancaster gives to children of her deceased son Moses SMITH, son Richard SMITH, dau. Lucy ALLEN, dau. Sally WHEELER, gives to Caroline BUTTRICK, granddaughter, son Eprhaim WHITNEY, whom she appointed exec. His gravestone in the Lancaster Middle Cemetery reads:
Sacred
to the memory of
Mr. Jonathan WHITNEY
who departed this life
November 20th 1802
aged 66 years
Possessing the integrity and goodness of the upright man; his memory will be embalmed in the affections of all who knew his worth; and while virtue itself shall be revered, his virtues shall be had in remembrance of the virtuous and the good.

American Revolutionary War Patriotic Service is documented in the Massachusetts Society of Sons Of The American Revolution, Historical Memoranda with Lists of Members and their Revolutionary Ancestors (Boston, 1897), page 467, which recites:

JONATHAN WHITNEY, Lancaster ... 1736-1802
Private, Captain Joseph White's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, at the Lexington Alarm. [Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives]

Children of Jonathan5 and Mary (Wyman) Whitney, all born Lancaster, MA:

i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1767;[17] d. 24 May 1828 at Lancaster, MA;[18] m. (int. 9 Feb 1786, Lancaster, MA) 9 Mar 1786, Lancaster, MA, Eli Stearns, both "of Lancaster".[19]
ii. (child) Whitney, b. Apr 1768; d. 24 Apr 1768, Lancaster, MA.[20]
iii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1769;[21] record says "1766", but I believe it is erroneous; bapt. 19 Feb 1769, Lancaster, MA;[22] m. (int. 4 Jan 1787, Lancaster, MA) 19 Mar 1787, Lancaster, MA, William Ballard, both "of Lancaster".[23]
iv. Jonathan Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1771;[24] bapt. 31 Mar 1771, Lancaster, MA, [25]; m. Esther Green Stetson.
v. Jonas Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1772;[26] bapt. 30 Aug 1772, Lancaster, MA;[27] m. Mary Hawkes.
vi. Zaccheus Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1774;[28] bapt. 13 Mar 1774, Lancaster, MA;[29] m.(1) Fanny Tucker; m.(2) Fanny Allen.
vii. Eunice Whitney, bapt. 3 Dec 1775;[30] d. 2 Nov 1777, Lancaster, MA.[31]

Children of Jonathan5 and Lucy (Smith) Whitney, all born Lancaster, MA:

viii. Lucy6 Whitney, bapt. 24 Dec 1780, Lancaster, MA.[32]
ix. Ephraim Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1780;[33] m. Mary (Loring) Nurse.
x. Sally Whitney, bapt. 7 Apr 1782;[34] d. 17 Jul 1785, Lancaster, MA.[35]
xi. Nancy Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1784;[36] m. Horace Gates Buttrick.
xii. Sally Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1786;[37] bapt. 22 Oct 1786, Lancaster, MA;[38] m. (int. 16 Nov 1807, Lancaster, MA[39]) 17 Dec 1807, Lancaster, MA, Reuben Wheeler "both of Lancaster".[40]

Census

References

1.^  "Jonathan [Whetne], s. Zacheus and Mary, [born] Jan. 12, 1736-7," according to Vital Records of Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

2.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], [died] Nov. 20, 1802, a. 66y. T.R.2," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 194.

3.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], Mr., [died] Nov. 20, 1802, a. 66y., Apoplexy. C.R.1.2," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 354.

4.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], Mr., [died] Nov. 20, 1802, a. 66y. G.R.3," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 445. Also, Find A Grave memorial #55754853, Jonathan Whitney.

5.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Mary Wyman, b. of Lancaster, [married] Oct. 3, 1765. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 100.

6.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. of Jonathan, [died] Jan. 12, 1778. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 327.

7.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. of Mr. Jonathan, [died] 12 Jan 1778, in 34th y. G.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 399.

8.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Lucy Smith both of Lancaster, int. June 19, 1779. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 139.

9.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Lucy Smith, b. of Lancaster, [married] June 30, 1779. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 129.

10.^  "Lucy [Whitney], wid. Jonathan Whitney, [died] Oct. 11, 1817. T.R.2," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 194.

11.^  "Lucy [Whitney], Mrs., [died] Oct. 11, 1817, a. 74y., old age. C.R.1.2," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 359.

12.^  "Lucy [Whitney], Mrs., wid. Mr. Jona., [died] Oct. 11, 1817, a. 74y. G.R.3," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 445. Also, Find A Grave memorial #55754854, Lucy Kendall Whitney.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], rec. full comm. Dec. 18, 1768. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 321.

14.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], rec. full comm. Apr. 5, 1778. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 322.

15.^  "Lucy [Whitney], rec. full comm. Dec. 24, 1780. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 322.

16.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 104.

17.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] Jan. 14, 1767. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

18.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. Eli Stearns, May 24, 1828. G.R.2," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 439.

19.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Eli Stearns, b. of Lancaster, Jan. 24, 1786. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 128.

20.^  "______ [Whitney], ch. of Jonathan, [died] Apr. 24, 1768. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 325.

21.^  "Elisabeth [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] Feb. 14, 1766. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

22.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Feb. 19, 1769. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 306.

23.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney] and William Ballard, b. of Lancaster, Mar. 19, 1787. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 128.

24.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] Mar. 27, 1771. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

25.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Mar. 31, 1771. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 307.

26.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] Aug. 27, 1772. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

27.^  "Jonas [Whitney], s. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Aug. 30, 1772. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 308.

28.^  "Zaccheus [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] Mar. 11, 1774. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

29.^  "Zaccheus [Whitney], s. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Mar.13,1774. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 309.

30.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Dec. 3, 1775. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 310.

31.^  "Eunice [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan, [died] Nov. 2, 1777. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 327.

32.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. of Mrs. Lucy, bap. Dec. 24, 1780. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 313.

33.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. of Jona. and Lucy, [born] Mar. 28, 1780. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

34.^  "Salley [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Apr. 7, 1782. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 314.

35.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan &c., [died] July 17, 1785. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 329.

36.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. of Jona. and Lucy, [born] Nov. 13, 1784. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

37.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. of Jona. and Lucy, [born] Oct. 19, 1786. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 108.

38.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. of Mr. Jonathan and wife, bap. Oct. 22, 1786. C.R.1.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 316.

39.^  "Sally and Reuben Wheeler both of Lancaster, int. Nov. 16, 1801. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 155.

40.^  "Sally and Reuben Wheeler, Dec. 17, 1807. T.R.1," according to Lancaster Vital Records, p. 166.


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