Family:Whitney, Nathaniel (1728-1776)

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Nathaniel6 Whitney (Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel5 and Mary (Child) Whitney,[1] was born 22 Jul 1728, Westborough, MA,[2] and died 1 May 1776, Grafton, MA.[3]

He married 26 Dec 1753, Westborough, MA, Abigail Joslin,[4] daughter of Joseph and Katharine (Read) Joslin.[5] She was born 5 Sep 1735, Westborough, MA,[6] and died after 2 Apr 1782. Marriage intentions were published 15 Apr 1779, Grafton, MA, for her and Ebenezer Cutler.[7] She "Widow" married secondly, 19 Apr 1779, Shrewsbury, MA, Ebenezer Cutler, "both of Grafton".[8]

Nathaniel Whitney was a member of the company of training and alarm soldiers in Capt. Samuel Warren's company in Grafton in 1757. The inventory of Nathaniel's estate, late of Grafton, was made 5 Aug 1776. His wife, Abigail, was administratrix. Her thirds were set off 2 Apr 1782, and she was appointed guardian for Joseph, Hannah, Catherine and Lois. He resided in Grafton, MA.

Children of Nathaniel6 and Abigail (Joslin) Whitney, all born Grafton, MA:

i. Nathaniel7 Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1754;[9] m. Sarah Nurse.
ii. Abigail Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1757;[10] d. 27 Aug 1760, Grafton, MA.[11]
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1759;[12] d. 18 Jul 1782;[13] "of Grafton" m. (int. 8 Jun 1782, Grafton, MA[14] and 15 Jun 1782, Leicester, MA[15]), Jonas Southgate "of Leicester"; he d. 1784.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1761;[16] d. 24 Feb 1776, Grafton, MA.[17]
v. Abigail Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1763;[18] m. (int. 6 Jan 1781, Westborough, MA)Elijah Bruce "of Newfain" .[19]
vi. Hannah Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1765;[20] m. (int. 15 Jan 1785, Shrewsbury, MA) Joseph Bellows.[21]
vii. Joseph Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1767;[22] m.(1) Hannah Rice; m.(2) Polly Stockwell.
viii. Katherine Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1770;[23] bapt. 1 Apr 1770, Grafton, MA.[24] She was not married in 1791, for 16 Jul she signed receipts for estate; m. 6 Nov 1794, Westborough, MA, Ephraim Childs "of Westborough".[25]
ix. Tirzah Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1772;[26] d. 9 Feb 1776, Grafton, MA.[27]
x. Lois Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1775;[28] m. 10 Jan 1791, Grafton, MA, George Brown, Jr. "of Shrewsbury".[29]

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Mary, [born] July 22, 1728," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903)., p. 106

3.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], [died] May 1, 1776," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: The Systematic History Fund, 1906), p. 374.

4.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], and Abigail Josling, [married] Dec. 26, 1753," according to Westborough Vital Records., p. 220

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

6.^  "Josling, Abigal, d. Joseph and Katharine, [born] Sept. 5, 1735," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Systematic History Fund, 1904), p. 66.

7.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Ebenezer Cutler, int. April 15, 1779," according to Grafton Vital Records.

8.^  "Widow Abigail [Whitney] and Ebenezer Cutler, both of Grafton, [married] Apr. 19, 1779," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

9.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Oct. 14, 1754," according to Grafton Vital Records.

10.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Feb. 10, 1757," according to Grafton Vital Records.

11.^  "Abigel [Whitney] [Abigail in dup.], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [died] Aug. 27, 1760," according to Grafton Vital Records.

12.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] March 19, 1759," according to Grafton Vital Records.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [died] July 18, 1782," according to Grafton Vital Records.

14.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Jonas Southgate of Leicester, int. June 8, 1782," according to Grafton Vital Records.

15.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Grafton and Jonas Southgate, int. June 15, 1782," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

16.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] March 20, 1761," according to Grafton Vital Records.

17.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [died] Feb. 24, 1776," according to Grafton Vital Records.

18.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] April 11, 1763," according to Grafton Vital Records.

19.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Elijah Bruse of Newfain, int. Jan. 6, 1781," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

20.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Aug. 28, 1765," according to Grafton Vital Records.

21.^  "Hannah [Whitney] and Joseph Bellows, int. Jan. 15, 1785," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

22.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Nov. 27, 1767," according to Grafton Vital Records.

23.^  "Katherine [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Feb. 14, 1770," according to Grafton Vital Records.

24.^  "Catherine [Whitney], d. Nathaniel, bap. April 1, 1770," according to Grafton Vital Records.

25.^  "Catherine [Whitney] of Grafton and Ephraim Childs, [married] Nov. 6, 1794," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903). Also, "Catherine [Whitney] [Katherine in int.] and Ephraim Childs of Westboro, [married] Nov. 6, 1794. At Westboro," according to Grafton Vital Records.

26.^  "Tirzah [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Aug. 15, 1772," according to Grafton Vital Records.

27.^  "Tirzah [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [died] Feb. 9, 1776," according to Grafton Vital Records.

28.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. Nathaniel and Abigail, [born] Feb. 8, 1775," according to Grafton Vital Records.

29.^  "Lois [Whitney] and George Brown Jr. of Shrewsbury, [married] Jan 10, 1791," according to Grafton Vital Records. Also, "Lois of Grafton and George Brown Jr., Jan. 10, 1791. In Grafton," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.


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