Family:Whitney, Mercy (1744-1817)

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Mercy5 Whitney (Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of Abraham4 and Sarah5 (Whitney) Whitney;[1] born 16 Sep 1744, Harvard, MA,[2] baptized 23 Spe 1744, Harvard, MA,[3] and died 11 Jan 1817, Harvard, MA, aged 73 years.

She married, 9 Jan 1766, Harvard, MA, Elijah Houghton,[4] son of Thomas and Maria (Moore) Houghton. He was born 2 Jun 1739, Harvard, MA, and died 20 Jul 1819, Harvard, MA, aged 80 years 1 month 19 days.

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Children of Elijah and Mercy5 (Whitney) Houghton, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Thomas Houghton, b. 11 Jan 1767; d. 2 May 1846, Harvard, MA, aged 79 years 3 months; m. 21 Dec 1785, Harvard, MA, Betsey White of Lancaster.
ii. Elijah Houghton, b. 23 Oct 1769; m. 19 Dec 1792, Harvard, MA, Lucy Haskell.
iii. Abraham Houghton, b. 23 Jan 1771; d. 27 Jul 1773, Harvard, MA, aged 2 years 6 months 4 days.
iv. Moriah Houghton, b. 7 Nov 1772; m. 27 Dec 1791, Harvard, MA, John Goldsmith.
v. Mercy Houghton, b. 27 Sep 1774; m. 23 Jun 1796, Harvard, MA, Ephraim Warner.
vi. Abraham Houghton, b. 26 Apr 1777; d. 4 Nov 1844, Harvard, MA, aged 67 years 7 months; m. 22 Jun 1802, Harvard, MA, Betsey Park.
vii. Elisabeth Houghton, b. 3 Dec 1779; m, 3 Jul 1796, Harvard, MA, Asa Daby.
viii. Hannah Houghton, b. 7 Sep 1781; d. 13 Jan 1785, Harvard, MA, aged 4 years 9 months 6 days.
ix. Alice Houghton, b. 22 Feb 1784; m.(1) 3 Apr 1802, Harvard, MA, Abraham6 Whitney, Jr.; m.(2) 27 Mar 1816, Harvard, MA, John Forbush.
x. Hannah Houghton, b. 22 Apr 1786; m. 22 Sep 1805, Harvard, MA, Josiah Wetherbee.
xi. Sally Houghton, b. 20 Sep 1788; m. 19 May 1808, Harvard, MA, Jacob Priest. Jr.

References

1.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Sarah, [born] Sept. 16, 1744," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Mercy [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Sarah, bp. Sept. 23, 1744. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Mercy [Whitney] and Elijah Houghton, [married] Jan. 9, 1766," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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