Family:Whitney, Moses (1714-1804)

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Moses5 Whitney (Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Timothy4 and Margaret (Bacon) Whitney, was born 20 Jun 1714, Roxbury, MA,[1] and died 22 Feb 1804, Newton, MA, aged 91 years.[2]

He married, 2 Oct 1740, Newton, MA, Rebecca Hyde,[3] daughter of Ens. Timothy and Rebecca (Davis) Hyde.[4] She was born 23 Sep 1720, Newton, MA,[5] and died 31 Mar 1803, Newton, MA, aged 83 years.[6]

On 5 Mar 1805, Newton, MA, Timothy Whitney, yeoman, of Newton, was appointed administrator of the estate of Moses Whitney, late of Newton, yeoman, deceased, intestate, and posted bond with John King, physician, and Jeremiah Wiswall, yeoman, both of Newton, as sureties.

On 13 Mar 1805, Newton, MA, his inventory was taken by John King, Solomon Child, and Jeremiah Wiswall, Jr., amounting to $1074.67.[7]

Four of his sons served in the Revolutionary war. They were in Capt. Phinehas COOK's Co. in Col. GARDNER's Regt. Three of his sons died in the army.[8]

Children of Moses5 and Rebecca (Hyde) Whitney, all born Newton, MA:

i. Margaret6 Whitney, b. 8 May 1741;[9] d. 29 Dec 1769 at Newton, MA, aged 29 years.[10]
ii. Moses Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1743;[11] d. Sep 1776, Newton, MA, in the army.[12]
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1744/5;[13] d. 16 Jan 1827, Newton, MA; "of Cambridge" m. 20 Mar 1766, Newton, MA, Edward Richards "of Newton",[14] son of Charles and Jane (Mitchell) Richards.
iv. Timothy Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1746/7;[15] m. 4 Mar 1773, Newton, MA, Mary Hyde.
v. Stephen Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1746/7;[16] d. Oct 1776 Newton, MA, in the army.[17]
vi. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 30 May 1749;[18] bapt. 16 Jun 1749; m. 26 Jun 1777, Newton, MA, Asa Payson.[19]
vii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1751;[20] d. Sep 1776, Newton, MA, in the army;[21] m. 13 May 1774, Newton, MA, Ann Fuller,[22] daughter of Capt. Josiah and Anna (Stearns) Fuller; b. 18 Jun 1749. She m.(2) (int. 13 Feb 1780, Newton, MA), Joshua Spear.[23] Child:
a. (prob.) Catherine7 Whitney, b. say 1775, probably Newton, MA; spinster, non compos mentis, had guardians appointed in 1806; inventory 2 Nov 1807, included a 1/8 portion of her grandfather Moses Whitney's estate.[24]
viii. Rebecca Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1754;[25] m. 24 Aug 1780, Brookline, MA, or 5 or 8 Oct 1780, Newton, MA, William Buzzard.[26]
ix. Relief Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1756;[27] "of Newton" m. 11 Dec 1783 at Newton, MA, John Cheever Woodward "of Brookline",[28] son of Caleb and Hannah (Cheever) Woodward.
x. Gershom Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1758;[29] d. 4 Feb 1759, Newton, MA.[30]
xi. Persis Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1760;[31] probably the Percis Whitney who d. 1 Jun 1833, Newton, MA;[32] m. 6 Apr 1797, Newton, MA, James Richards.[33]
xii. John Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1762;[34] m. Polly Pope.

Census

References

1.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Timothy and Margarett, [born] June 20, 1714," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), pp. 371-373.

2.^  "Moses [Whitney], [died] Feb. 22, 1804," according to Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905), p. 515.

3.^  "Moses [Whitney] and Rebeckah Hide [dup. Rebecca Hyde], [married] Oct. 2, 1740," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

4.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

5.^  "Rebeckah [Hides] [dup. Rebecca Hyde], d. Timothey and Rebeckah [dup. Timothy and Rebecca], [born] Sept. 23, 1720," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 98.

6.^  "_____ [Whitney], w. Moses, [died] Mar. 31, 1803, [a.] 83.+," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515.

7.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, file #24,723.

8.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 66.

9.^  "Margret [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebekah [dup. Rebecca], [born] May 8, 1741," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

10.^  "Margreat [Whitney], [died] Dec. 25, 1769, a. 29. P.R.1.," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515.

11.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Apr. 9, 1743," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

12.^  "Moses [Whitney], [died] Sept. __, 1776, in the army. P.R.1.," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Feb 1, 1744-5," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

14.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Cambridge, and Edward Richards, [married] Mar. 20, 1766," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404. Also, "Mary [Whitney] and Edward Richards, in Newton, [married] Mar. 20, 1766," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).

15.^  "Timothy [Whitney], [twin] s. Moses and Rebeccah [dup. Rebeca], [born] Feb. 12, 1746-7," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

16.^  "Stephen [Whitney], [twin] s. Moses and Rebeccah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Feb. 12, 1746-7," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

17.^  "Stephen [Whitney], [died] Oct. __, 1776, in the army. P.R.1.," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515.

18.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] May 30, 1749," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

19.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney] and Asa Payson, [married] [June] 26, 1777," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

20.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] June 16, 1751," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

21.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], [died] Sept. __, 1776, in the army. P.R.1," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515. 22.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Anna Fuller, [married] May 13, 1774," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

23.^  "Ann [Whitney] and Joshua Spear, int. Feb. 13, 1780," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404. Also "Ann [Whitney], Mrs., of Newton and Joshua Spear, int. Feb. 13, 1780," according to Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1929).

24.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, File #24618, Catherine Whitney.

25.^  "Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca] [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Mar. 17, 1754," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

26.^  "Rebecca and [Whitney] William Bazzard, [married] Aug. 24, 1780. In Brookline," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 446. Also, "Rebecca [Whitney] and William Buzzard, [married] Oct. 5, 1780," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

27.^  "Releaf [dup. Relief] [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Dec. 29, 1756. [Relief, C.R.1.]," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

28.^  "Relief [int. Releif] [Whitney] and John Cheever [int. Cheevers] Woodward, [married] Dec. 11, 1783," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404. Also, "Reliefe [Whitney], of Newton, and John Chever [Chivers. int.] Woodward of B., at Newton, [married] Dec. 11, 1783," according to Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1929).

29.^  "Gershom [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebekah [dup. Rebecca], [born] July 25, 1758," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

30.^  "Gershom [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebekah [dup Rebecca], [died] Feb. 4, 1759," according to Newton Vital Records, p. 515. Possibly he was the same as, "_____ [Whitney], ch. Moses, [died] Jan. __, 1759. P.R.1.," on the same page.

31.^  "Persis [dup. Perses] [Whitney], d. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Feb. 19, 1760," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

32.^  "Percis [Whitney], [died] June 1, 1833. C.R.4," according to Newton Vital Records.

33.^  "Persis [dup. Perses] [Whitney] and James Richards, [married] Apr. 6, 1797," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

34.^  "John [Whitney], s. Moses and Rebeckah [dup. Rebecca], [born] Apr. 8, 1762," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.


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