Family:Whitney, Joshua (1754-1812)

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Joshua6 Whitney (Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Caleb5 and Annes (Church) Whitney, was born 18 Feb 1754, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 2 Jul 1812, Gardner, MA, aged 58 years.[2]

He married, 31 Nov [sic] 1781, Sterling, MA, Vashti Knight, "both of Sterling",[3] daughter of Ebenezer and Prudence (-----) Knight. She was born 23 Dec 1760, Lancaster, MA, and died 29 Oct 1832, Gardner, MA, aged 71 years 10 months.[4] Marriage intentions were published 23 Apr 1823, Gardner, MA, for her "Mrs." and Asa Roper "of Sterling".[5] She "of Gardner" married secondly, 17 Jun 1823, Westminster, MA, Asa Roper "of Sterling".[6]

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

His widow petitioned the court for her third of the estate 20 Oct 1812. He resided Gardner, MA.

Children of Joshua6 and Vashti (Knight) Whitney:

i. Oliver7 Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1784, Gardner, MA;[7] m. Rebecca Nichols.
ii. Joshua Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1786, Gardner, MA;[8] d. 16 Feb 1792, Gardner, MA.[9]
iii. Dorcas Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1788, Gardner, MA;[10] bapt. 10 Jun 1792, Gardner, MA;[11] m. (int. 30 Oct 1808, Westminster, MA[12]) 1 Dec 1808, Gardner, MA, Edmond Nichols.[13] They resided Gardner, MA. Children:
a. Joel Nichols, b. -----.
b. Betsey Nichols, b. -----.
iv. Dolly Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1790, Gardner, MA;[14] d. 9 May 1791, Gardner, MA.[15]
v. Joseph Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1792, Gardner, MA;[16] m. Nancy Sawin.
vi. Dolly Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1793, Gardner, MA;[17] m. (int. 22 May 1815, Westminster, MA[18]) 1 Jun 1815, Gardner, MA, Asa Holden.[19]
vii. Joshua Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1795, Gardner, MA;[20] d. 2 May 1795, Gardner, MA.[21]
viii. John Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1796, Gardner, MA;[22] m. Rachel Holbrook Osgood.
ix. Joel Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1798, Gardner, MA;[23] d. 15 Mar 1801, Gardner, MA.[24]
x. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1800, Gardner, MA;[25] d. bef. 1812.
xi. Silas Whitney, bapt. 1802, Gardner, MA;[26] d. bef. 1804.
xii. Silas Whitney, b. 11 Nov 1804, Gardner, MA;[27] d. bef. 1812.
xiii. Mary Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1807, Gardner, MA;[28] "of Sterling" m. (int. 26 Nov 1827, Templeton, MA) John Sawyer, Jr.[29]

Census

References

1.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Caleb and Annis, [born] Feb. 18, 1754," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Joshua [Whitney], a soldier of the Revolution, [died] July 2, 1812, a. 58. G.S.2," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

3.^  "Joshua [Whitney] and Vashty Night (Knight in Lancaster Records), both of S., [married] Nov. 31, 1781," according to Frances Pratt Tapley, comp., Vital Records of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling, MA: Historical Commission, 1976).

4.^  "Vashti [Whitney], wid. Joshua, [died] Oct. 29, 1832, a. 71y. 10m. G.S.2according to Gardner Vital Records.

5.^  "Mrs. Vashty [Whitney] and Asa Roper of Sterling, int. April 23, 1823," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

6.^  "Vashti [Whitney] of Gardner and Asa Roper of Sterling, [married] June 17, 1823," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

7.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] April 28, 1784," according to Gardner Vital Records.

8.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Feb. 9, 1786," according to Gardner Vital Records.

9.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [died] Feb. 16, 1792," according to Gardner Vital Records.

10.^  "Dearkis [Whitney], d. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Jan. 14, 1788," according to Gardner Vital Records.

11.^  "Dorcas [Whitney], d. Joshua and Vashty, bap. June 10, 1792. C.R.," according to Gardner Vital Records.

12.^  "Dorcas and Edmond Nicholds of Gardner, int. Oct. 30, 1808," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

13.^  "Dorcas [Whitney] and Edmond Nichols of Westminster, [married] Dec. 1, 1808," according to Gardner Vital Records.

14.^  "Dolly [Whitney], d. Joshya and Vashti, [born] March 28, 1790," according to Gardner Vital Records.

15.^  "Dolly [Whitney], d. Joshua and Vashti, [died] May 9, 1791," according to Gardner Vital Records.

16.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] March 24, 1792," according to Gardner Vital Records.

17.^  "Dolly [Whitney] 2d, d. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Sept. 27, 1793," according to Gardner Vital Records.

18.^  "Dolly [Whitney] of Gardner and Asa Holden, int. May 22, 1815," according to Westminster Vital Records.

19.^  "Dolly [Whitney] and Asa Holden of Westminster, [married] June 1, 1815," according to Gardner Vital Records.

20.^  "Joshua [Whitney] 2d, s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] March 24, 1795," according to Gardner Vital Records.

21.^  "Joshua [Whitney] 2d, s. Joshua and Vashti, [died] May 2, 1795," according to Gardner Vital Records.

22.^  "John [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] April 21, 1796," according to Gardner Vital Records.

23.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] April 13, 1798," according to Gardner Vital Records.

24.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [died] March 15, 1801 [a. 2y. 11m. C.R.]," according to Gardner Vital Records.

25.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Aug. 1, 1800," according to Gardner Vital Records.

26.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, bap. Oct. 24, 1802. C.R.," according to Gardner Vital Records.

27.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Nov. 11, 1804," according to Gardner Vital Records.

28.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Joshua and Vashti, [born] Dec. 20, 1807," according to Gardner Vital Records.

29.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Sterling and John Sawyer Jr., int. Nov. 26, 1827," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).


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