Family:Whitney, Thaddeus (1747-1832)
He served in the Revolutionary war in the Newton Company. In 1798 he owned a farm of 25 acres. In 1805 he was a member of the Baptist church. He died in 1832; resided Newton, Massachusetts. On 4 Dec 1764, Newton, MA, Thaddeus, son of Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, over 14, chose Joseph Cheney, husbandman, of Newton, as guardian. The latter posted bond with Caleb Whitney, cordwainer, of Newton, as surety.
On 30 Oct 1832 at Newton, MA, his will and codicil were proved.
He left a will dated 1 Jan 1828, Newton, MA: will of Thaddeus Whitney of Newton; wife Temperance; grandchildren Asa Cook, Nancy Davis, and Louisa Jackson, children of late daughter Temperance, deceased; Israel L. Worcester, husband of daughter Ruth; daughter Hannah, executrix; witnesses, Abijah Draper, Timothy Whitney, and Robert Nelson. He wrote a codicil on 10 Jul 1829 at Newton, MA; codicil appoints Elijah F. Woodward executor; witnesses, Abijah Draper, Abijah W. Draper, and Amanda Draper.
- Be it remembered that I, Thaddeus Whitney of Newton in the County of Middlesex, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
- Imprimis. I do give and devise to my executrix herinafter named so much of my real estate to be disposed of at public or private sale as she shall judge best as will bring a sum sufficient to pay all my just debts and charges of settlement after applying to that purpose such of the personal estate as shall not be needful for the use of my beloved wife.
- Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Temperance the use and improvement of all my estate both real and personal, excepting such as shall be disposed of as above directed, and excepting also my land with the buildings thereon situated in Brighton, to have and to hold so long as she remains my widow.
- Item. I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, Asa Cook, Nancy Davis and Lousia Jackson, children of my late daughter, Temperance, now deceased, the sum of 5 dollars each to be paid to them within one year after the decease of me and my wife. And whereas I on the 1st of April. 1824, hired a farm of Martha Livermore covenanting to pay 85 dollars annually therefor according to her lease of that date & whereas Israel L. Worcester, husband of my daughter Ruth by a verbal agreement between us occupies the same and agrees to pay all the rent, therefore I give to my executrix in trust all my farm in Brighton with the building thereon to be conveyed to my daughter Ruth Worcester or her children whenever and as soon as the said Worcester shall have paid up all the said rent as aforesaid and provided it be paid within 2 years after my decease so that I shall not have been called upon for any part thereof nor my estate be liable to be forever. But if no so paid by said Worcester the farm and buildings are to be and remain in fee to my executrix and her heirs & assigns forever.
- Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ruth forty dollars to be paid within 2 years after the decease of me and my wife provided the said Worcester shall have paid all the rents as above stated.
- Item. I give and devise to my daughter Hannah all the rest and residue of my estate and effects wheresoever found, to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever, my daughters Temperance and Ruth having received to the value of about four hundred & fifty dollars each.
- Lastly, I do appoint my daughter Hannah my sole executrix, hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me made. Dated 1 Jan 1828
- Thaddeus Whitney Signed, sealed, published and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses. Abyal Draper Timy. Whitney Robert Nelson Be it remembered that I Thaddeus Whitney do make the following addition or alteration to the foregoing will, that is I do appoint Elyat F. Woodward of the same Newton the sole executor of my said will and testament instead of my daughter Hannah, hereby revoking so much thereof as constituted and appointed her the sole executrix. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th of July, 1829
- Thads. Whitney Signed, sealed, published and declared to be an addition to his last will in the presence of us who at his request and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Abyal Draper Abyal U. Draper Amanda Draper.
Children of Thaddeus6 and Temperance (Hyde) Whitney:
i. Temperance7 Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1773, Newton, MA; bapt. 8 Sep 1782, Newton, MA; m. 16 Apr 1795, Newton, MA, Jonathan Cook, Jr. a. Nancy Cook, b. 25 Sep 1795, Newton, MA; m. 14 May 1818, Brookline, MA, Increse Somner Davis. b. Asa Cook, b. 3 Jun 1797, Newton, MA; m. 13 Apr 1823, Newton, MA, Rosanna Richards. c. Louisa Cook, b. 20 Jan 1803, Roxbury, MA, m. 29 Apr 1821, Brookline, MA, Amasa Jackson. ii. Ruth Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1774, Newton, MA; bapt. 8 Sep 1782, Newton, MA; m. (int. 5 Mar 1800, Cambridge, MA) 11 May 1800, Newton, MA, Israel Liberty/Lebetter Worcester. iii. Hannah Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1779, Newton, MA; bapt. 8 Sep 1782, Newton, MA; m. 29 Nov 1832, Newton, MA, David Wardwell; s.p. iv. Thaddeus Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1788, Newton, MA; d. unmarried 1823. On 2 Mar 1821, he bought of Israel L. Worcester pew 54 in the meeting house of the First Baptist church, of which Rev. Jonathan Homes was pastor, for the sum of $19; the deed of which is now is possession of George A. Worcester, of Milford, New Hampshire.
- 1790, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA: Thadds Whitney, 1 male over 16, 2 males 0-15, and 4 females.
- 1800, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA: Thaddeus Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 10-15, 1 female over 45, 1 female 16-25, and 2 females 0-9.
- 1810, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA: Thads Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 female over 45, 2 females 26-44, and 1 female 0-9.
- 1820, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA: Thaddeus Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 16-25; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1830, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA: Thadeus Whitney, 1 male 80-89, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 70-79, and 1 female 40-49.
- 1840, Temperance not found.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 130-131.
1.^ His parentage is proven by his birth record.
2.^ "Thaddeus [Whitney], s. Caleb and Hannah, [born] July 10, 1747," according to Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905), pp. 210-211.
5.^ "Temperance [Whitney], wid. Thad[deu]s, [died] Feb. 4, 1842, a. 89," according to Newton 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 1, page 81.
11.^ "Ruthy [Whitney] of Newtown, and Israel Lebetter Worcester, int. Mar. 5, 1800," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).