Family:Whitney, Joseph (1739-b1812)

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Joseph6 Whitney (Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Joseph5 and Mary (Child) Whitney,[1] was born 13 Mar 1738, Watertown, Massachusetts.[2]

He was apparently unmarried.

He served in the Weston Company in the Revolutionary war.[3]

The will of Joseph Whitney of Watertown, yeoman, dated 8 Jun 1790; to brother Jonathan Whitney of Watertown, entire estate, he to be executor; if he dies, to his children; witnesses, William Hunt, Danl. Cornwall, Thos. Cornwall.[4]

Also on 8 Jun 1790, Amos Bond, Esq., of Watertown, was appointed guardian of Joseph Whitney of Watertown, yeoman, incapable of taking care of himself, and posted bond, with William Hun, Esq., and Simon Whitney, yeoman, both of Watertown, sureties.[5]

The will was lodged for probate on 28 Mar 1812, by Nathaniel R. Whitney, Esqr. On 12 May 1813, the will could not be proved, as the first two witnesses were dead and the third absent; supported by Jonathan Whitney and John Dudley in right of Polly, his wife; opposed by Isaac Taylor in right of Betsey his wife.[6]

Census

  • 1790: not found. No doubt one of 3 males over 16 in the household of Amos Bond, Esq., Watertown (p. 685).
  • 1800: not found. Apparently not in the household of Amos Bond, Watertown, nor that of his brother Jonathan.
  • 1810: not found.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Joseph Whitney, s. Joseph & Mary Whitney, b. 13 Mar 1738/9," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, Massachusetts: Historical Society, c1903), p. 116.

3.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 150.

4.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate records, File #24702.

5.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate records, File #24701.

6.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate records, File #24702.


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