Family:Whitney, Nathaniel Ruggles (1759-1833)

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Nathaniel Ruggles6 Whitney (Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Simon5 and Mary (Ruggles) Whitney, was born 19 Mar 1759, Watertown, MA,[1] was baptized 25 Mar 1759, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 17 Dec 1833, Watertown, MA.

He married Abigail Frothingham, daughter of James and Abigail (Bradish) Frothingham. She was born 24 May 1760, was baptized 25 May 1760, Charlestown, MA, and died before 29 Oct 1833, Watertown, MA.

He was born in Watertown in 1759, and in early life was a teacher, afterward a trader and farmer. For several years he was justice of the peace, town clerk and selectman. During the Revolutionary war he was in the Watertown company commanded by Capt. Brooks. He resided Watertown, MA.

Nathaniel R. Whitney was town clerk, 23 Dec 1793.[3]

On 3 Apr 1814, Watertown, MA, Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney and wife were admitted to full communion.[4]

29 Oct 1833, Admin. on estate of Abigail Whitney, wid., of Watertown, granted to Nathaniel R. Whitney, oldest son, of Cambridge.

Admin. Bond, Nathaniel R. Whitney, admin., William Whitney and Alexander Whitney, sureties, all of Cambridge.

Inv. by Thaddeus Cole, trader, Marshall S. Fowle, gent., and James Kidder, apothecary, all of Watertown, 3 Oct 1833.

Division to:

  • Nath. R. Whitney,
  • Martha Skelton,
  • Francis Whitney,
  • Joseph F. Tufts in right of his wife Hannah,
  • George C. Whitney,
  • William Whitney,
  • Simeon Whitney,
  • the admin. of John Whitney.[5]

Children of Nathaniel Ruggles6 Whitney and Abigail (Frothingham) Whitney, all born Watertown, MA:

i. Nathaniel Ruggles7 Whitney, b. 27 May 1782;[6] m. Sally Stone.
ii. Martha/Patty Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1784;[7] bapt. 15 Feb 1784, Watertown, MA;[8] d. after 1833; m. (int. 21 Sep 1804, Watertown, MA,[9] and "Patty" "of Watertown" int. 23 Sep 1804, Charlestown, MA[10]) 11 Nov 1804, Watertown, MA, Alfred Skelton "of Charlestown".[11]
iii. James Bradish Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1786;[12] bapt. 26 Mar 1786, Watertown, MA;[13] d. 31 Aug 1815, Watertown, MA.[14]
iv. Francis Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1788;[15] bapt. 6 Jul 1788, Watertown, MA;[16] m. Harriet Lincoln
v. Hannah Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1791;[17] bapt. 10 Jul 1791, Watertown, MA;[18] d. 15 Aug 1872; m. (int. 12 Mar 1815, Watertown, MA,[19] and 11 Mar 1815, Charlestown, MA[20]) 30 Apr 1815, Watertown, MA, Joseph Frothingham Tufts "of Charlestown",[21] b. 19 Jul 1790. He was a tanner and agent for various trusts. He died 17 Sep 1854; resided Cambridge, MA. Children:
a. James B. Tufts, b. 14 Jan 1817.
b. Joseph F. Tufts, b. 11 Nov 1819.
c. Henry Tufts, b. 5 Oct 1822.
d. George F. Tufts, b. 19 Oct 1825.
e. Alfred Tufts, b. 18 Aug 1829.
vi. George Call Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1793;[22] bapt. 25 Aug 1793, Watertown, MA;[23] d. after 1833.
vii. William Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1795;[24] bapt. 25 Oct 1795, Watertown, MA;[25] m. Elizabeth H. White.
viii. Simon Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1797;[26] bapt. 5 Nov 1797, Watertown, MA;[27] m. Mary Walker.
ix. John Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1800;[28] bapt. 20 Oct 1800, Watertown, MA;[29] d. before 1833.

Census

References

1.^  "Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, s. Simon & Mary Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1759," 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, pages 141, 175.

2.^  "25 Mar 1759, Nathaniel Ruggles, s. of Simon Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 159.

3.^  "Nathaniel R. Whitney, town clerk, 23 Dec 1793," 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 95.

4.^  "3 Apr 1814, Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney and wife, adm. full comm.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 188.

5.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, #24597.

6.^  "Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 25 May 1782," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 166.

7.^  "Patty Whitney, d. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1784," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 168.

8.^  "15 Feb 1784, Polly, d. of Nathaniel R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 171. Evidently this is an error for "Patty" not "Polly".

9.^  "Alfred Skilton of Charlestown and Patty Whitney, of Watertown, int. 21 Sep 1804," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 231.

10.^  "Mr. Alford Skilton of Charlestown & Miss Patty Whitney of Watertown, entered Sept. 23, 1804," according to Joslyn, Roger D., F.A.S.G., comp. and ed., Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), p. 518.

11.^  "Alfred Skilton of Charlestown and Patty Whitney of Watertown, m. 11 Nov 1804," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 197.

12.^  "James Bradish Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1786," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, pages 169, 171.

13.^  "26 Mar 1786, James Bradish, s. of Nathaniel R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 171.

14.^  "James Bradish Whitney, d. 31 Aug 1815," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 212.

15.^  "Francis Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1788," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 171.

16.^  "6 Jul 1788, Francis, s. of Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 172.

17.^  "Hannah Whitney, d. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1791," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 177.

18.^  "10 Jul 1791, Hannah, d. of Nathl Ruggles Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 173.

19.^  "Mr. Joseph F. Tufts of Charlestown & Miss Hannah Whitney of Watertown, entered Mar. 11, 1815," according to Charlestown, Massachusetts, Vital Records, p. 544.

20.^  "Joseph Tufts of Charlestown and Hannah Whitney of Watertown, int. 12 Mar 1815," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 239.

21.^  "Joseph F. Tufts of Charlestown and Hannah Whitney of Watertown, m. 13 Apr 1815," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 206.

22.^  "George Call Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1793," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 179.

23.^  "25 Aug 1793, George Call, s. of Nathl Ruggles Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 174.

24.^  "William Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1795," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 184.

25.^  "25 Oct 1795, William, s. of Nathl R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 175.

26.^  "Simon Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1797," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 185.

27.^  "5 Nov 1797, Simon, s. of Nathl R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 175.

28.^  "John Whitney, s. Nathaniel Ruggles & Abigail Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1800," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 191.

29.^  "20 Oct 1800, John, s. of Nathl R. Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 4, page 176.


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