Family:Whitney, Joshua (1754-1835)

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Joshua5 Whitney (Eleazer4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Eleazer4 and Mary (Grow) Whitney, was born 26 Apr 1754 at Westborough, MA,[1] and died 2 Feb 1835, Henniker, NH, aged 81 years, of pneumonia.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 12 Nov 1777, Westborough, MA, for Joshua "of Hanneker" and Betty Wood.[3] She was born circa 1756, possibly Westborough, MA, and died after 1830.

Pierce says the following:[4]

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was at one time, in the early part of the war, a member of the company commanded by Capt. KIMBALL, of Grafton, Mass. Moving to New Hampshire, he enlisted, Aug. 6, 1778, in. Capt. BOWMAN's company, under Gen. SULLIVAN, and was in the service in Rhode Island, and granted a pension, Mar. 4, 1831, for having been a soldier in the Mass. line of the Continental Army.

Cutter says the following:[5]

Sergeant Joshua Whitney was born 26 Apr 1754 & died 2 Feb 1835. He lived in Henniker, NH. He served in the Revolution. He was granted a pension, 4 Mar 1831. He married 12 Nov 1777 to Betty Wood.
Children:
  1. Samuel born 17 Jun 1779 & died 6 Jul 1779
  2. Luther born 25 Jul 1780
  3. Levi born 25 May 1783 & died 16 Oct 1785
  4. Stephen born 15 Oct 1785 & died 24 May 1789
  5. John born 23 Jul 1787

Children of Joshua5 and Betty (Wood) Whitney, all born Henniker, NH:

i. Samuel6 Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1779;[6] d. 6 Jul 1779.[7]
ii. Luther Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1780;[8] m.(1) Hannah Gordon; m.(2) Nabby Wood.
iii. Levi Whitney, b. 25 May 1783;[9] d. 16 Oct 1785.[10]
iv. Stephen Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1785;[11] d. 24 May 1789.
v. John Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1787;[12] m. Lucy Chamberlain.
vi. Silas Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1791;[13] m. Sally Butler.
vii. Betty Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1794.[14]
viii. (son) Whitney, b. -----; d. 24 May 1798, Henniker, NH.

Census

References

1.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Mary, [born] April 26, 1754," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

2.^  New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, at FamilySearch.org.

3.^  "Joshua [Whitney] of Hanneker and Betty Wood, int. Nov. 12, 1777," according to Westborough Vital Records.

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. 93.

5. ^  William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, 4 vols., (1914), extracted by Frank McLean.

6.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

9.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

10.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

11.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

12.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

13.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

14.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.


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