Family:Whitney, Reuben (1758-1823)

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Reuben6 Whitney (Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard5 and Mary (Perry) Whitney, was born 21 Feb 1758, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 14 Feb 1823, Lancaster, MA, aged 64 years, or Havard, MA, aged 60 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 21 Sep 1781, Havard, MA, for him and Lucy Fairbank.[3] He married Lucy Fairbank. She was born 24 Mar 1764, and died 17 Nov 1843, Harvard, MA, aged 80 years, or 16 Nov 1843, Harvard, MA, aged 79 years.[4]

He was born in Harvard and worked on his father's farm. When but eighteen years of age he enlisted in the Revolutionary army in the company of Capt. Sargent of Princeton, and regiment commanded by Colonel Stearns of Lunenburg. This was assigned to a special brigade which was raised to repulse the advance of Sir Henry Clinton in Rhode Island. He was selectman in 1801, 1804 and 1805; resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Reuben6 and Lucy (Fairbank) Whitney:

i. Lucy7 Whitney, b. 24 Jan 1782, Harvard, MA;[5] d. 7 Oct 1867, Groton, MA, age 85 years 9 months, of old age;[6] "of Harvard" m. (int. 16 Feb 1803, Brookline, MA[7]) 24 Mar 1803, Harvard, MA, John Robins "of Boston".[8]
ii. Reuben Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1783, Harvard, MA;[9] m. Milley Pollard.
iii. Mercy Fairbank Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1786,[10] Harvard, MA; m. 20 Feb 1806, Harvard, MA, Jacob7 Whitney.[11]
iv. Zimri Whitney, b. 29 May 1795, Harvard, MA;[12] m.(1) Martha A. -----; m.(2) Adaline (Patch) Conant.

Census

References

1.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] Feb. 21, 1758," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Reuben [Whitney], Dea., [died] Feb. 4, 1823, a. 60 y. Revolutionary soldier. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Reuben [Whitney] and Lucy Fairbank, int. Sept. 21, 1781," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Lucy [Whitney], wid. of Dea. Reuben, [died] Nov. 17, 1843, a. 80 y. (Nov. 16, 1843, a. 79 y. C.R. 2.)," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 129.

5.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] Jan. 24, 1782," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 123.

7.^  "Lucy [Whitney] of Harvard and John Robins, Feb. 16, 1803. 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. 481.

8.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and John Robins of Boston, [married] Mar. 24, 1803," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] Aug. 11, 1783," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Mercy Fairbank [Whitney], d. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] July 15, 1786," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Marcy F. [Whitney] (Mercy Fairbank, int.) and Jacob Whitney, [married] Feb. 20, 1806," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Simry [Whitney], s. of Reuben and Lucy, [born] May 29, 1795," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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