Family:Whitney, Lucy (1749-1814)

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Lucy5 Whitney (Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), daughter of Daniel4 and Dorothy (Tainter) Whitney, was born 30 Jun 1749, Watertown, MA,[1], was baptized 2 Jul 1749, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 11 Dec 1814, Arlington, MA, aged 66 years.[3]

She "of Watertown" married firstly, 22 May 1766, Watertown, MA, Benjamin Dana "of Cambridge",[4] son of William and Mary (Green) Dana. He was born 6 Apr 1741, Cambridge, MA.

She married secondly, 2 Nov 1800, Watertown, MA, Samuel Whittemore, son of Lt. Samuel and Love (Stone) Whittemore, as his second wife. He was born 6 May 1748, West Cambridge, MA, and died 6 Nov 1822, West Cambridge, MA. He had married firstly, Elizabeth Wilson.

Pierce says the following:[5]

LUCY [WHITNEY], b. June 30, 1749; m. May 22, 1766, Benjamin DANA, of Cambridge, b. Apr. 6, 1741, son of William and Mary (GREEN) DANA. The date of her death seems to be very uncertain, for her gravestone at Arlington (formerly W. Cambridge) gives the date as follows: "Died at W. Cambridge, Dec. 11, 1814, aged 66," while some family papers say Dec. 18, 1814, and the histories of Watertown and Cambridge say, "Died Dec. 15, 1815, aged 65." By her second marriage she did not have any children. By the first marriage four children were born: William, Elisha Whitney, Anne and Jonathan.

Children of Benjamin and Lucy5 (Whitney) Dana:

i. William Dana, b. 1767; b. 1771, Newton, MA; d. 3 Jun 1799; m. 8 Dec 1796, Boston, MA, Elizabeth Davis.
ii. Anna Dana, b. 18 Feb 1770; d. 7 Jun 1804; m. 18 Dec 1786, Cambridge, MA, Blake Sparhawk, son of Nathaniel and Lydia (Blake) Sparhawk.
iii. Elisha Whitney Dana, b. 1773; d. 6 Aug 1828; m. 13 Oct 1805, Waltham, MA, Ruth (Fiske) Wellington, daughter of William and Hannah (Cook) Fiske, and widow of Abner Wellington.
iv. Jonathan Dana, bapt. 13 Nov 1785, Cambridge, MA; d. Jan 1809.

Samuel and Lucy5 (Whitney)(Dana) Whittemore had no children.


1.^  "Luce Whitney, d. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 30 Jun 1749," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 131.

2.^  "2 Jul 1749, Lucey, d. of Daniel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 152.


4.^  "Benjamin Dana of Cambridge & Lucey Whitney of Watertown, m. 22 May 1766," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 152. Also, "Lucy [Whitney] of Watertown, and Benjamin Dana, in Watertown, [married] May 22, 1766," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

5.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 46.

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