Family:Whitney, Joseph (1710-1786)

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Joseph4 Whitney (Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Joseph3 and Rebecca (Burge) Whitney, was born 22 Mar 1710, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 12 Nov 1786, Pepperell, MA, aged 78 years, of a fever.[2]

Joseph married, 6 Dec 1737, Groton, MA, Abigail Nutting,[3] daughter of Eleazer and Abigail (Davis) Nutting. She was born 6 May 1720, Groton, MA, and died 30 Sep 1758, Pepperell, MA, aged 38 years, of fever.

Pierce says the following:[4]

He was probably born in Chelmsford and was of Groton when married, and may have resided in that part of the town known as the second precinct, which in 1753 was set off and incorporated under the name Pepperell. His three first childrens births are recorded in Groton. In 1740 his father, Joseph, Chelmsford, deeded him a farm in Pepperell, which was in the family for over 100 years. Pepperell was set off as a distinct parish from Groton in 1742, and called "Groton West Parish." The first legal meeting of the inhabitants there was held on the 17th of January, of that public house and was called "Inholder."

Children of Joseph4 and Abigail (Nutting) Whitney:

i. Abigail5 Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1740, Groton, MA;[5] m. Zaccheus Farnsworth.
ii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 27 Oct 1741, Groton, MA;[6] m.(1) Mary Turner; m.(2) Rebecca Fitch; m.(3) Olive Farnsworth; m.(4) Anna Woods.
iii. Lydia Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1743, Groton, MA;[7] m. Stephen Pierce.
iv. Meriah Whitney, b. 30 May 1746, Pepperell, MA;[8] m. Ebenezer Davis.
v. Sybil Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1748, Pepperell, MA;[9] m. Stephen Lund.
vi. Rebecca Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1750/1, Pepperell, MA; bapt. 17 Mar 1750/1, Pepperell, MA.[10] She may be the Rebecca Whitney who m. 10 Apr 1781, Groton, MA, Joseph Chamberlain,[11] son of Phinehas and Lydia (-----) Chamberlain, both "of Pepperell". The alternative candidate is Rebecca5 Whitney, daughter of Ephraim4 and Esther (Woods) Whitney.
vii. Joseph Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1753, Pepperell, MA;[12] bapt. 1 Jul 1753, Pepperell, MA; d. 28 Jan 1754, Pepperell, MA, aged 7 months.[13]
viii. Joseph Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1755, Pepperell, MA;[14] m. Mary Woods.
ix. James Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1757, Pepperell, MA;[15] bapt. 1 Jan 1758, Pepperell, MA; m. 27 Jun 1785, Pepperell, MA, Elisabeth Kemp.

Census

References

1.^  Sherborn VRs

2.^  "Joseph [Whitney], fever, [died] Nov. 12, 1786, a. 78y. C.R.1," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).

3.^  "Joseph [Whitney] and Abigail Nutting, [married] Dec. 6, 1737," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

4.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 57.

5.^  "Abigall [Whitney], d. Joseph and Abigail, [born] Aug. 16, 1740," according to Groton Vital Records. Also, "Abigail [Whitney], d. Joseph & Abigail, b. at Groton, Aug. 16, 1740," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

6.^  "Benjamin [Whittney], s. Joseph and Abigail, [born] Oct. 27, 1741," according to Groton Vital Records. Also, "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Joseph & Abigail, b. Oct. 27, 1741," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

7.^  "Lydia [Whittney], d. Joseph and Abigail, [born] Aug. 18, 1743," according to Groton Vital Records. Also, "Lydia [Whitney], d. Joseph & Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1743," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

8.^  "Meria [Whitney], d. Joseph & Abigail, b. May 30, 1746," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

9.^  "Sibbell [Whitney] [Sybil. dup.], d. Joseph & Abigail, b. Dec. 25, 1748," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

10.^  "Rebeckah [Whitney], d. Joseph & Abigail, b. Mar. 6, 1750 [bp. Rebeckah. C.R.1.]," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

11.^  "Rebeccah [Whitney] and Joseph Chamberlain, b. of Pepperell, [married] Apr. 10, 1781," according to Groton Vital Records.

12.^  "Joseph [Whitney], 3rd., s. Joseph & Abigail, b. June 26, 1753," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

13.^  "Joseph, s. Joseph & Abigail, Jan. 28, 1754 [Jan. 25, a. 7m. C.R.1]," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

14.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Joseph & Abigail, b. Oct. 23, 1755," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

15.^  "James [Whitney], s. Joseph & Abigail, b. Dec. 6, 1757," according to Pepperell Vital Records.


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