Family:Whitney, Thomas (1722-1806)

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Thomas5 Whitney (Thomas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Thomas4 and Hannah (Smith) Whitney,[1] was born 2 Sep 1722, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 25 Apr 1806, Westborough, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 24 Feb 1753, Shrewsbury, MA, for him and Ann Gould "of Westborough".[4] Marriage intentions were published 24 Feb 1753, Westborough, MA, for him "of Shrewsbury" and Ann Gould.[5] He married 3 Apr 1753, Southborough, MA, Ann Gould.[6] She was born say 1734, and died 10 Aug 1812, Westborough, MA.[7] She may be the Anna Gould/Gold, daughter of John and Martha (Forbush) Gould/Gold, born 16 Apr 1734, Marlborough, MA.

Pierce says the following:[8]

Thomas WHITNEY was an early resident of Westboro. With his wife they moved to Shrewsbury, where he was admitted to the church in 1784. He died in Westboro. While living in Shrewsbury they resided in that part called "The Shoe." He was in the Shrewsbury company in the Revolutionary war. Thomas WHITNEY's inventory, late of Westboro. Appraised June 3, 1806. Thomas WHITNEY's adm. acct. The account of Jonah WHITNEY, administrator on the estate of Thomas WHITNEY, late of Westboro, deceased. The said accountant charges himself with the personal estate of the deceased, amounting, as per inventory, July 1, 1806.

Children of Thomas5 and Ann (Gould) Whitney:

i. Timothy6 Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1753, Shrewsbury, MA;[9] m. Phebe Reed.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1756, Shrewsbury, MA;[10] m. (int. 5 Feb 1780, Shrewsbury, MA) Jonas Hemenway.[11]
iii. Elijah Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1761, Shrewsbury, MA;[12] m. Mindwell Hardy.
iv. Ann Whitney, b. 24 May 1764, Shrewsbury, MA;[13] m. 16 Jul 1783, Grafton, MA, Silas Wheelock, both "of Shrewsbury".[14]
v. John Smith Whitney, b. 4 Dec 1768, Shrewsbury, MA;[15] bapt. 12 Mar 1769, Westborough, MA;[16] m. Susanna Knowlton.
vi. Jonah Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1771, Shrewsbury, MA;[17] bapt. 8 Sep 1771, Westborough, MA;[18] m. Anna Rider.
vii. Lucy Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1774 at Westborough, MA;[19] m. 2 Mar 1806, Westborough, MA, Benjamin Bowman,[20] as his second wife; son of James and Mary (Gashit) Bowman, b. 20 Jun 1761, Westborough, MA; he had m.(1) 15 Nov 1786, Westborough, MA, Abigail Wheelock. Children:
a. Lucy Bowman, b. 6 Oct 1806, Cambridge, MA.
b. Thomas Whitney Bowman, b. 26 May 1808, Cambridge, MA.

Probably she was the Lucy Whitney who had this illegitimate daughter:

a. Irene Hardy, b. 5 Apr 1803, Westborough, MA.[21]

Census

References

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

2.^  "Thomas Whitney, s. Thomas & Hannah Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1722," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 82.

3.^  "Thomas [Whitney], [h. Ann?], [died] April 25, 1806," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

4.^  "Thomas [Whitney] and Ann Gould of Westborough, int. Feb. 24, 1753," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

5.^  "Thomas [Whitney] of Shrewsbury and Ann Gould, int. Feb. 24, 1753," according to Westborough Vital Records.

6.^  "Thomas [Whitney] and Ann Gould, [married] Apr. 3, 1753," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

7.^  "Ann [Whitney], wid. Thomas, [died] Aug. 10, 1812," according to Westborough Vital Records.

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 92.

9.^  "Timothy [Whitney], s. Thomas and Ann, [born] Nov. 29, 1753," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

10.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Thomas and Ann, [born] Nov. 21, 1756," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Jonas Hemenway, int. Feb. 5, 1780," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

12.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. Thomas and Anne, [born] Apr. 21, 1761," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

13.^  "Ann [Whitney], d. Thomas and Ann, [born] May 24, 1764," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

14.^  "Anna [Whitney] and Silas Wheelock, both of Shrewsbury, [married] July 16, 1783," 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). Also, "Anna [Whitney] and Silas Wheelock, [married] July 16, 1783. In Grafton," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

15.^  "John Smith [Whitney], s. Thomas and Ann, [born] Dec. 4, 1768," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

16.^  "John Smith [Whitney], s. Thomas and Anne, [baptized] March 12, 1769. C.R.," according to Westborough Vital Records.

17.^  "Jonah [Whitney], s. Thomas and Ann, [born] Aug. 25, 1771," according to Shrewsbury Vital Records.

18.^  "Jonah [Whitney], s. Thomas and Ann, [baptized] Sept. 8. 1771. C.R.," according to Westborough Vital Records.

19.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. Thomas and Anne, [baptized] Oct. 9, 1774. C.R.," according to Westborough Vital Records.

20.^  "Lucy [Whitney] and Benjamin Bowman, [married] March 2, 1806," according to Westborough Vital Records.

21.^  "Ireane Hardy, d. Lucy [Whitney], [born] April 5, 1803," according to Westborough Vital Records.


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