Family:Whitney, Joshua (c1707-1787)

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Dea. Joshua4 Whitney (Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard3 and Elizabeth (Sawtell) Whitney,[1] was born circa 1706, Stow, MA, calculated from age at death,[2] or between 1 Mar 1707 and 28 Feb 1708 at Stow, MA, calculated from age on guardianship bond,[3] and died 15 Mar 1787 at Boxborough, MA, aged 80 years.[4]

He married, before Feb 1732, Zerviah -----.[5] She was born about 1712.[6] She and Zerviah Robbins may be the same person.

Marriage intentions for Joshua "of Stow" and Azubah (Burt) Farnsworth "of Harvard" were published 17 Apr 1762, Harvard, MA.[7] He married 19 Apr 1762, Stow, MA, Azubah (Burt) Farnsworth,[8] daughter of John and Rebecca (Grant) Burt.[9] She was born on 13 May 1711, Harvard, MA,[10] and died 1812, Shirley, MA.[11] She had married firstly, 12 Feb 1728/9, Newbury, MA, Phineas Farnsworth,[12] son of Jonathan and Ruth (-----) Farnsworth.[13]

He "of Stow" married thirdly, 25 Jan 1764, Harvard, MA, Rebecca (Winship) Whitney "of Harvard",[14] daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Peirce) Winship. She was born 7 Dec 1717, Cambridge, MA,[15] and died 3 Dec 1769, Stow, MA, in 51st year.[16] Marriage intentions had been published 30 Oct 1736, Harvard, MA, for her "of Lexington" and Elijah4 Whitney.[17] She had married firstly, 8 Dec 1736, Lexington, MA, Elijah4 Whitney,[18] son of Isaiah3 Whitney and Sarah Woodward.[19]

Joshua married after 1769 Mary -----.[20] She was born about 1700, calculated from age at death, and died 27 Feb 1788, Boxborough, MA, aged 89 or 94 years.[21]

On 29 Feb 1723/24 at Stow, MA, Richard Whitney of Stow, husbandman, was appointed guardian of Joshua Whitney, in his 16th year, and Sarah Whitney, in her 20th year.

It seems likely that there were a few more unrecorded children born in the interval between 1735 and 1741.

Children of Dea. Joshua4 and Zerviah (-----) Whitney:

i. Charles5 Whitney, b. circa Feb 1732 (calculated from age at death); d. 1 Apr 1797, Boxborough, MA, aged 65 years 2 months; "of Quabin" m. (int. 14 Jul 1753, Acton, MA), Rebeckah Wood "of Acton".
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1733, Stow, MA;[22] m.(1) Simon Maynor; m.(2) David Pierce.
iii. (poss.) Anna Whitney, b. ca. 1741, m. Thomas Whitcomb
iv. Mary Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1743, Stow, MA;[23] m. Silas Farr.
v. Joshua Whitney, Jr., b. 27 Aug 1747, Stow, MA;[24] m. Marcy Pierce.
vi. Caleb Whitney, b. 23 May 1749, Stow, MA;[25] m. Katharine Maxwell.

Dea. Joshua4 and Azubah (Burt)(Farnsworth) Whitney had no children.

Dea. Joshua4 and Rebecca (Winship)(Whitney) Whitney had no children.

Dea. Joshua4 and Mary (-----) Whitney had no children.

Census

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4.^  "Joshua [Whitney], Dea., [died] Mar. 15, 1787, a. 80y. C.R.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Boxborough, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915), p. 77.

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8.^  "Joshua [Whitney], Dea., and Azubah Farnsworth, wid., of Harvard, int. Apr. 19, 1762," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

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14.^  "Joshua [Whitney] [int. adds Dea.] and Mrs. Rebecca [int. Rebeckah, omits Mrs.] Whitney [int. adds wid.] of Harvard, [married] Jan. 25, 1764, in Harvard," according to Stow Vital Records.

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16.^  "Rebekah [Whitney], w. Dea. Joshua, [died] Dec. 3, 1769, in 51st y. G.R.1," according to Stow Vital Records.

17.^  Source of marriage intentions. Also see Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

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21.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. of _____, [died] Feb. 27, 1788, a. 89y., "or 94y. as some say." C.R.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Boxborough, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1915), p. 77.


22.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Joshua and Zerviah, [born] Nov. 26, 1733," according to Stow Vital Records.

23.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Joshua and Zeuiah [dup. Zeruiah], born] Nov. 29, 1743," according to Stow Vital Records.

24.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Joshua and Zeruiah, born] Aug. 27, 1747," according to Stow Vital Records.

25.^  "Cabel [Whitney], s. Joshua and Zerria, born] May 23, 1749," according to Stow Vital Records. This is an apparent error for "Caleb".


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