Family:Whitney, Richard (1725-1798)

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Richard5 Whitney (Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Richard and Hannah (Whitcomb) Whitney, was born 31 Jul 1725, Stow, MA,[1] and died 4 May 1798, Harvard, MA, in his 73rd year.[2]

Marriage intentions were published Oct 1747, Harvard, MA, for him and Mary Perry "of Sudbury".[3] He "of Harvard" married, 10 Dec 1747, Sudbury, MA, Mary Perry,[4] daughter of Ebenezer and Mercy (Brigham) Perry. She was born 17 Jan 1722[/3], Sudbury, MA, and died 18 Feb 1804, Harvard, MA, aged 81 years 1 month.[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

Sept. 2, 1746, Richard WHITNEY of Stow and wife Hannah in consideration of the love and affection conveyed to son Richard deed land in Harvard (Vol. 26, p. 75, Worcester Co. Conveyances). Richard, yeoman, of Harvard, died in 1798. He made bequests to all except Hannah, who had probably died before that time. James WHITNEY was executor.

Children of Richard5 and Mary (Perry) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Jacob6 Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1748/9;[7] m.(1) Lois Hapgood; m.(2) Mary Patch.
ii. Richard Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1752;[8] m. Mercy Willard.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1755;[9] m.(1) Joshua Bowers; m.(2) Francis Dickinson.
iv. Dea. Reuben Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1758;[10] m. Lucy Fairbank.
v. James Whitney, b. 29 May 1760;[11] m.(1) Rachel Laughton; m.(2) Lucy Reed; m.(3) Susan Whitney.
vi. Hannah Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1763;[12] d. 12 Oct 1768, Harvard, MA, aged 4 years 11 months 26 days;[13] or 14 Oct 1768, Harvard, MA.[14]
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1767;[15] "of Harvard" m. (int. 4 Jun 1785, Lunenburg, MA) 4 Jun 1785, Littleton, MA,[16] or 7 Jul 1785, Harvard, MA,[17] Levi Worster "of Littleton".

Census

References

1.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. Richard and Hannah, [born] July 31, 1725.," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Richard [Whitney], [died] May 4, 1798, in his 73d y. G.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Richard [Whitney] and Mary Perry of Sudbury, int. Oct. -----, 1747," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Richard [Whitney] of Harvard and Mary Perry, [married] Dec. 10, 1747," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

5.^  "Mary [Whitney], wid. of Richard, [died] Feb. 18, 1804, a. 81 y. 1 m. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 85.

7.^  "Jacob [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] Mar. 24, 1748-9," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] Feb. 2, 1752," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Richard and Mary, [born] July 3, 1755," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Reuben [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] Feb. 21, 1758," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "James [Whitney], s. of Richard and Mary, [born] May 29, 1760," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Richard and Mary, [born] Oct. 17, 1763," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Richard and Mary, [died] Oct. 14, 1767, a. 4 y. 11 m. 26 d. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "----- [Whitney], d. of Richard, [died] Oct. 12, 1768, a 5 y. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Richard and Mary, [born] Feb. 9, 1767," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Sarah of Harvard and Levi Worster, June 4, 1785. Int. not recorded," according to Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, Printed by Order of the Town. First Installment: Births and Deaths from the Earliest Records in the Town Books, Begun in 1715 (Littleton, MA: Town of Littleton, 1900), p. 275.

17.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Levi Worster of Littleton, [married] July 7, 1785," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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