Family:Whitney, Josiah (1663-1717)

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Josiah3 Whitney (Jonathan2, John1), son of Jonathan2 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney,[1] was born 19 May 1663, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 29 Dec 1717, Wrentham, MA, in his 53rd year.[3]

He married firstly, say 1694, Mary -----,[4] parentage and birth unknown. She died 18 Jul 1710, Wrentham, MA.[5]

He married secondly, 3 Nov 1713, Dorchester, MA, Abigail Martin.[6] She was probably the same Abigail Martin, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Gay) Martin, who was born 14 Nov 1669, Boston, MA.[7] She died 6 Dec 1734, Wrentham, MA.[8]

On 21 Dec 1702 he was mentioned as a son in the will of his father.[9]

On 4 Feb 1713/4 he was mentioned as a brother in the will of Benjamin3 Whitney of Sherborn.[10]

His inventory was taken on 15 Jan 1717/8.[11]

Children Jonathan, Abigail, Mary, and Josiah were mentioned in the division of his estate.[12]

Children of Josiah3 and Mary (----) Whitney, all born in Wrentham, MA:

i. Mary3 Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1695/6 ("Whitting");[13] living in 1718.
ii. Josiah Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1698.[14]
iii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1703;[15] m. Tryphena Daniel.
iv. Abigail Whitney, b. 22 May 1708;[16] m. Preserved Hall.
v. Hannah Whitney, b. 11 Jul 1710;[17] likely the unnamed daughter who d. 24 Apr 1719, Wrentham, MA.[18]
vi. ---ill Whitney, a daughter, name incomplete and birthdate unknown; d. 24 Nov 1711, Wrentham, MA.[19]

Josiah3 and Abigail (Martin) Whitney had no children.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record and his mention in his father's will.

2.^  "Josiah Whetny, s. Jonathan & Lydia Whetny, b. 19 May 1663," according to Watertown Records, vol. 1, p. 26.

3.^  "Josiah [Whitney], [died] Dec. 29, 1717, (in his 53d y., G.R.1.)" according to Baldwin, Thomas W., ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910), vol. II, p. 515.

4.^  The date of marriage is estimated from the birth date of their oldest child.

5.^  "Mary [Whitne], w. of Josiah, [died] July 18, 1710," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. II, p. 514.

6.^  "Josiah [Whitney] of Wrentham and Abigail Martin, [married] Nov. 3, 1713," according to Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825, vol. 21 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1891), p. 106. Also "Josiah [Whitney] and Abigail Marten of Dorchester, [married] Nov. 3, 1713. In Dorchester," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. II, pp. 396-397.

7.^  Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commissioners Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, vol. 9 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1883).

8.^  "Abigail [Whitney], wid. of _____, [died] Dec. 6, 1734 v.vol. II, p. 514.

9.^  Middlesex County, MA, probate file #24,690.

10.^  Middlesex County, MA, probate file #24,605.

11.^  Whitney, Henry Austin, "The Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, of Watertown, Mass.," NEHGR, vol. XI (1857), p. 121.

12.^  Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1878-1908. Part I: The Ancestry of Warren Francis Kempton, 1817-1879 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996), p. 540, citing Suffolk County, Massachusetts, probate records, vol. 20, p. 386.

13.^  Orestes T. Doe, ed., The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Franklin from 1778 to 1872 (Franklin, MA: The Franklin Sentinel, 1898).

14.^  "Josiah [Whittne], s. of Josiah and Mary, [born] Feb. 21, 1698," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. I, pp. 221-222.

15.^  "Jonathan [Whitne], s. of Josiah and Mary, [born] June 16, 1703," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. I, pp. 221-222.

16.^  "Abigaell [Whittne], d. of Josiah and Mary, [born] May 22, 1708," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. I, pp. 221-222.

17.^  "Hannah [Whitne], d. of Josiah and Mary, [born] July 11, 1710," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. I, pp. 221-222.

18.^  "[torn] [Whitney], d. of Josiah and Mary, [died] Apr. 24, 1719," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. II. p. 514.

19.^  "[torn]ill [Whitne], d. of Josiah, [died] Nov. 24, 1711," according to Wrentham Vital Records, vol. II. p. 514.


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