Family:Whitney, Nathaniel (1696-1776)

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Nathaniel5 Whitney (Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel4 and Mercy (Robinson) Whitney, was born 23 Jan 1695/6, Watertown, MA,[1] baptized 17 Jun 1711, Weston, MA, aged 15 years, and died 27 Jan 1776, Westborough, MA, aged 80 years.[2]

He "Jr., of Weston" married, 20 Jul 1721 or 22 Jun 1722, Weston, MA, Mary Child "of Watertown",[3] daughter of John and Hannah (French) Child. She was born 1699, Westborough, MA, and died 3 Dec 1776, Westborough, MA, aged 77 years.

He settled in Westborough, MA. On 15 Oct 1727, at Concord, MA, he owned the covenant. On 21 Jan 1728, he and his wife Mary were admitted to the church, Westborough, MA.

Children of Nathaniel5 and Mary (Child) Whitney:

i. Ephraim6 Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1722, Groton, MA;[4] m. Thankfull Harrington.
ii. Oliver Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1724, Westborough, MA;[5] m. Dorcas Forbush.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1727, Westborough, MA;[6] m. 14 Apr 1748, Westborough, MA, James Bradish Jr.[7] She was admitted to the Westborough church.
iv. Nathaniel Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1728, Westborough, MA;[8] m. Abigail Josling.
v. Anna Whitney; b. 8 Mar 1730, Westborough, MA;[9] d. 4 Jan 1785; marriage intentions for her "of Westborough" and David Forbush were published 3 Feb 1748/9, Upton, MA;[10] m. 4 May 1749, Westborough, MA, David Forbush "of Upton",[11] son of Thomas and Hannah (Bellows) Forbush.
vi. Amos Whitney; b. 17 Mar 1732, Westborough, MA.[12]
vii. Lucy Whitney; b. 26 Apr 1734, Westborough, MA;[13] bapt. 9 Jun 1734, Westborough, MA;[14] marriage intentions for her and Samuel Harrington were published Apr 1756, Brookfield, MA;[15] marriage intentions for her and Samuel Harrington "of Brookfield" were published 3 Apr 1756, Westborough, MA.[16]
viii. Love Whitney; b. 16 Sep 1736, Westborough, MA;[17] marriage intentions for her and John Taft "of Upton" were published 20 Mar 1772, Westborough, MA;[18] m. 23 Apr 1772, Upton, MA, John Taft.[19]
ix. Lois Whitney; b. 9 Feb 1738/9, Westborough, MA;[20] "of Westborough" m. 4 Dec 1763, Hopkinton or Westborough, MA, Abihail Chamberlin.[21]
x. Eli Whitney; b. 3 May 1740, Westborough, MA;[22] bapt. 3 May 1740, Westborough, MA; m.(1) Elizabeth Fay; m.(2) Judith (Morse) Hazeltine.

Notes

Pierce includes a son David in this family, but that is an error for David5 Whitney, brother of Nathaniel5 above.

Census

References

1.^  "Nathaniel, s. Nathaniel & Mercy Whitny, b. 23 Jan 1695," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 9.

2.^  Source of death

3.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], Jr., of Weston, and Mary Child of Watertown, [married] 20 Jul 1721," and "Nathaniel [Whitney] and Mary Child of Watertown, [married] July 20, 1721, by Rev. Wm. Williams," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), pages 10 and 12.

4.^  "Ephram [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] July 2, 1722," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903). Also, "Ephriam [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] June 2, 1722, in Groton," according to Weston Vital Records, page 14.

5.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] Dec. 1, 1724," according to Westborough Vital Records.

6.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Nathanil and Mary, [born] Feb. 15, 1727," according to Westborough Vital Records.

7.^  "Mary [Whitney] and James Bradish Jr., [married] April 14, 1748," according to Westborough Vital Records.

8.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] July. 22, 1728," according to Westborough Vital Records.

9.^  "Annah [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] March 8, 1730," according to Westborough Vital Records.

10.^  "Anna [Whitney] of Westborough and David Forbush, int. Feb. 3, 1748-49," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

11.^  "Anna [Whitney] and David Forbush of Upton, [married] May 4, 1749. C.R.," according to Westborough Vital Records.

12.^  "Amos [Whitney], s. Nathahiel and Mary, [born] March 17, 1732," according to Westborough Vital Records.

13.^  "Lucy [Whetney], d. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] April 26, 1734," according to Westborough Vital Records.

14.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. Nath. and Mary, [born] June 9, 1734," according to Westborough Vital Records.

15.{{note|15} "Lucy [Whitney] and Samuel Harrington of Brookfield, int. April 3, 1756," according to Westborough Vital Records.

16.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and Samuel Harrington, int. April _____, 1756," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

17.^  "Love [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] Sept. 16, 1736," according to Westborough Vital Records.

18.^  "Love [Whitney] and John Taft of Upton, int. March 20, 1772," according to Westborough Vital Records.

19.^  "Love [Whitney] and John Taft, [married] Apr. 23, 1772," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

20.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] Feb. 9, 1738-9," according to Westborough Vital Records.

21.^  "Loas (___[torn]) [Whitney] [int. Lois Whitney of Wesboro] and Abiahail Chamberlin [int. Abihail Chamberlin], Dec. 4, 1763. [Lois Whitnney of Westborough, and Abihail Chamberlain, C.R.1]," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

22.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] May 3, 1741," according to Westborough Vital Records.


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