Family:Whitney, Josiah (1714-a1770)

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Josiah4 Whitney (Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Josiah3 and Merriam (Barrett) Whitney, was born 26 Jan 1714/5, Chelmsford, MA,[1] and died after 1770.

He married firstly, 2 Mar 1737, Willington, CT, Mehitable Fuller,[2] daughter of Thomas and Mehitable (Herring) Fuller. She was born 22 Apr 1720, Needham, MA, and died 19 Sep 1755, Willington, CT.[3]

He married secondly, 4 or 14 Nov 1755, Willington, CT, Lydia Ballard,[4] daughter of Sherebiah and Lydia (Osgood) Ballard. She was born 27 Nov 1726, Andover, MA. It seems likely, but has not been proven, that Lydia was living with her son Josiah in Granville, MA, and that she was the "wid. Lydia Whitney" who married secondly, 21 or 24 Apr 1787, Granville, MA, Benjamin Scott "of Suffield".[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

Mehitable FULLER was the daughter of Thomas, and was b. at Needham, Mass., Apr. 20, 1720. Thomas, the father, was b. at Dedham, Feb. 28, 1689; m. Mar. 26, 1719, Mehitable Herring, b. Oct. 18, 1797; d. at Willington, Conn., Oct. 17, 1754. He was a weaver and resided at Needham until 1732 when he sold, Apr. 18, of that year, his homestead of "forty acres of land near Natick upon a plain called Natick Plain," and removed to Willington, Conn., where his brother, Rev. Daniel, was settled over the Congregational church. He purchased a large estate at Willington, a part of which was set off from Ashford. In his will, probated at Hartford, he mentions sons, David and Solomon, and daughters, Mehitable WHITNEY, Esther and Sarah. Probably Sarah was the widow of his son Thomas. The following from the church records of Needham are of interest:
"Mar. 26, 1732. Daniel and Thomas, sons, and Mehitobel and Esther, daus. of Thomas FULLER and Mehitobel, his wife, our sister baptized. June 4, 1732 Sister Mehitoble FULLER was dismissed and recommended unto the Church of Christ in Wilmington in Conn."

Josiah Whitney, Jr., was a church member, 28 Nov 1759, Willington, CT.[7]

Josiah Whitney, confessed and was restored, [ ] Apr 1770, Willington, CT.[8] He was not called "Jr." because his father had died in 1766.

Children of Josiah4 and Mehitable (Fuller) Whitney:

i. Peter5 Whitney; b. 10 Apr 1738, Willington, CT;[9] m. Mercy Case.
ii. Josiah Whitney, b. 26 May 1740, Willington, CT; d. 19 Sep 1758, Willington, CT.[10]
iii. Thomas Whitney; b. 7 May 1742, Willington, CT; d. 9 Oct 1759, Willington, CT.[11]
iv. Meriom Whitney; b. 31 May 1744, Willington, CT;[12] m. Josiah Root.
v. Esther Whitney; b. 6 May 1746, Willington, CT; b. 16 May 1746, Willington, CT.[13] She was admitted to the church, 1 Sep 1776, Willington CT.[14]
vi. Kezia Whitney; b. 24 Aug 1749, Willington, CT; d. 29 Dec 1749, Willington, CT.[15]
vii. Kezia Whitney; b. 19 Apr 1751, Willington, CT;[16] m. John Lawson.
viii. Mehetabell Whitney; b. 3 Jul 1755, Willington, CT; d. 10 Oct 1755, Willington, CT.[17]

Children of Josiah4 and Lydia (Ballard) Whitney, all born Willington, CT:

i. Lydia5 Whitney; b. 22 Jan 1760;[18] bapt. 3 Feb 1760, Willington, CT;[19] d. 26 May 1780.
ii. Mehitabell Whitney; b. 6 Jul 1761;[20] bapt. [ ] Jul 1761, Willington, CT;[21] m. Isaac Williams.
iii. Josiah Whitney; b. 16 Nov 1764;[22] m. Mary Loomis.
iv. Sarah Whitney; b. 14 Apr 1766;[23] bapt. 21 Apr 1766, Willington, CT;[24] d. 1 Nov 1782.

References

1.^  "Josiah [Whitney], s. Josiah and Miriam, [born] June 10, 1712," according to Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1914).

2.^  "Josiah [Whitney], Jr., m. Mehetobel FULLER, 2 Mar 1737, Willington A:85, TM:89," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

3.^  "Mehetobell [Whitney], w. Josiah, Jr., d. 19 Sep 1755, Willington A:86," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

4.^  "Josiah [Whitney], Jr., m. Lydia BALLARD, 14 Nov 1755, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

5.^  "Lydia [Whitney], wid., and Benjamin Scott of Suffield, [married] Apr. 24, 1787. [Apr. 21, C.R.1.]," according to Vital Records of Granville, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914}.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 56.

7.^  "Josiah [Whitney], Jr., ch. mem. 28 Nov 1759," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:8, NER-67:217.

8.^  "Josiah [Whitney], conf. & restored [ ] Apr 1770," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:35.

9.^  "Peter [Whitney], s. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetable, b. 10 Apr 1738, Willington A:85, TM:79," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

10.^  "Josiah [Whitney] [3rd], s. Josiah, Jr. & Mehtiable, b. 26 May 1740; d. 19 Sep 1758, Willintgton TM:77 A:85,86," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

11.^  "Thomas [Whitney], s. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetable, b. 7 May 1742; d. 9 Oct 1759, Willington A:85,86," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

12.^  "Meriam [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetable, b. 31 May 1744, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

13.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr., & Mehetoble, b. 6 May 1746, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

14.^  "Esther, adm. ch. 1 Sep 1776, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:20, NER-67:218," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:20, NER-67:218.

15.^  "Kezia [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetobel, b. 24 Aug 1749; d. 23 Dec 1749, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

16.^  "Kezia [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetoble, b. 19 Apr 1752, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

17.^  "Mehetabell [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Mehetabell, b. 3 Jul 1755; d. 10 Oct 1755, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

18.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Lydia, b. 22 Jan 1760, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

19.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Josiah & Lydia, bp. 3 Feb 1760, by Rev. Gideon NOBLE," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:24, NER-67:115.

20.^  "Mehetabel [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Lydia, b. 6 Jul 1761, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

21.^  "Mahetabel [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr., bp. [ ] Jul 1761, by Rev. Gideon NOBLE," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:75, NER-67:116.

22.^  "Josiah [Whitney], s. Josiah, Jr. & Lydia, b. 16 Nov 1764, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

23.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Josiah, Jr. & Lydia, b. 14 Apr 1766, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

24.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Josiah & Lydia, bp. 21 Apr 1766, by Rev. Gideon NOBLE," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Willington Congregational Church 1-A:27.


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