Family:Whitney, Joshua (1687-1771)

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Joshua3 Whitney (Benjamin2, John1), son of Benjamin2 and Jane (-----) Whitney[1] was born 21 Sep 1687, Sherborn, MA,[2] and died 16 Jun 1771, Ware, MA.[3]

Joshua married, 29 Nov 1709, Medfield, MA, Hannah Rockett/Rockwood,[4] daughter of Josiah and Marie (Twitchell) Rockett/Rockwood.[5] She was born 24 Aug 1691, Medfield, MA,[6] and died 8 Aug 1772, Ware, MA.[7]

For details of his life, see an article about him and his descendants.[8]

Joshua Whitney and his wife Hannah were admitted to the chunch, 1 Mar 1752, recommended by Rev. Nathan WEBB of the church in Uxbridge, Woodstock, CT.[9] Joshua Whitney signed the new Church Covenant, 18 Mar 1756, Woodstock, CT.[10]

Children of Joshua3 and Hannah (Rockett) Whitney:

i. Hannah4 Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1710, Medfield, MA;[11] m. int. Abraham Daniels; m.(1) Moses Tenney; m.(2) Isaac Chase.
ii. Joshua Whitney, b. after 27 Nov 1712, Medfield, MA;[12] m. Phebe (?Day?).
iii. Ezekiel Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1716, Mendon, MA;[13] m. Jennet Patterson.
iv. Bethia Whitney; b. 29 Sep 1720, Mendon, MA;[14] d. before 24 Feb 1726/27, Mendon, MA.[15]
v. Bethia Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1726/27, Mendon, MA;[16] m. Thomas Jones.
vi. Gershom Whitney, b. ca. 1729, prob. Mendon/Uxbridge, MA;[17] m.(1) Sarah Wood; m.(2) Bathsheba (Thayer) Jackson.
vii. Mary Whitney, b. 27 Oct 1732, Uxbridge, MA;[18] m. George Abbott.

References

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

2.^  "Joshua, s. of Benjamin and Jane, Sept. 21, 1687," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), pp. 92-94.

3.^  Ware, Mass., Congregational Church Records, unpublished, Young Men's Library Association, Ware, p. 224 (examined by Claude W. Barlow, F.A.S.G.).

4.^  "Joshua [Whitne] and Hannah Rockett, [married] Nov. 26, 1709," according to Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), p. 182.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  Medfield Vital Records, p. 88.

7.^  Apparently the "----- Whitney" who died on that date, according to Ware Congregational Church Records, p. 224.

8.^  Robert Leigh Ward, "The Footloose Joshua3 Whitney (1687-1771) and Some of His Descendants," The American Genealogist, vol. 74 (1999), pp. 197-207.

9.^  "Joshua & his w. Hannah, adm. ch. 1 Mar 1752; recom. by Rev. Nathan WEBB of the ch. in Uxbridge," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Woodstock First Church HCB:167.

10.^  "Joshua, signed the new Church Covenant, 18 Mar 1756," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Woodstock First Church HCB:179.

11.^  "Hannah [Whitne], d. Joshua and Hannah, [born] Oct. 12, 1710," according to Medfield, Massachusetts, Vital Records, p. 103.

12.^  "Joshua [Whitne], s. Joshua and Hannah, [born] _____ [rec.after Nov.12,1712]," according to Medfield, Massachusetts, Vital Records, p. 103.

13.^  "Bethyah, d. of Joshuah and Han[n]ah, Sept. 29, 1720, according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920), p. 212.

14.^  "Bethyah, d. of Joshuah and Hannah, Feb. 24, 1726-7, according to Mendon, Vital Records, p. 212.

15.^  "Ezekeil, s. of Joshua and Hannah, Aug. 29, 1716, according to Mendon, Vital Records, p. 212.

16.^  The date is an estimate based on his marriage date and the dates of birth of his siblings.

17.^  "Mary, d. Joshua and Hannah, Oct. 27, 1732," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916), p. 183.


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