Family:Whitney, Zechariah (1711-a1771)

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Zechariah5 Whitney (John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of John4 and Sarah (Cutting) Whitney, was born 28 Dec 1711 at Watertown, MA.[1]

Zechariah married, 11 Apr 1739, Lunenburg, MA, Sarah Boynton,[2] daughter of Hilkiah and Priscilla (-----) Boynton, by the Rev. David Stearns, minister of Lunenburg. She was born 1 Jan 1718/9, Lunenburg, MA.

He signed a petition on 31 Dec 1746 at Lunenburg, MA. He lived in 1781 at Lunenburg, MA.

Mr. Zechariah Whitney was chosen to take care of deer, Mar. 2, 1746/7; constable, Mar. 4, 1750/1; surveyor of highways, Mar. 6, 1757; fence viewer, Mar. 3, 1760; and surveyor of highways, Mar. 2, 1761.[3]

In 1771, "Zacriah Whitne" was listed in Fitchburg, MA with 1 poll ratable. Items taxed: 1 house, £6 annual worth of real estate, no horses, 2 oxen, 1 head of cattle, no goats or sheep, no swine, 4 acres of pasture supporting 3 cows, 2 acres of tillage producing 20 bushels per year of grain and no barrels of cider, 2 acres of mowing land producing 1 ton of hay per year.

Children of Zechariah5 and Sarah (Boynton) Whitney, all born Lunenburg, MA:

i. Sarah6 Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1739/40;[4] m. (int. 22 Oct 1762, Lunenburg, MA)[5] 3 Mar 1763, Lunenburg, MA, Silas Dutton, both "of Lunenburg".[6]
ii. Jane Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1742.[7] Apparently the Jane Whitney who m. 10 Jul 1777, Natick, MA, Daniel Hill.[8]
iii. Abigail Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1746;[9] m. (int. 6 Mar 1769, Templeton, MA), Job Whitcomb.[10]
iv. Zechariah Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1747;[11] m. Elizabeth Whetherbe.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1752;[12] "of Lunenburg" m. (int. 14 Jan 1797, Lunenburg, MA[13]) 27 Jun 1776, Lunenburg, MA, Jonas Farmer "of Townshend".[14]
vi. John Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1756;[15] m. Priscilla Battles.

Census

References

1.^  "Zechariah Whitney, s. John & Sarah Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1711," 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 43.

2.^  "Zachariah [Whitney] and Sarah Boynton, both of Lunenburg, [married] April 11, 1739, by the Rev. David Stearns minister of Lunenburg. [Int. not recorded.]," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 1, page 100.

3.^  Lunenburg Vital Records.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Zeckariah and Sarah, [born] Feb. 27, 1739/40," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.

5.^  "Sarah [Whitney], and Silas Dutton, b. of Lunenburg, int. Oct. 22, 1762," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 12.

6.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Silas Dutton, b. of Lunenburg, [married] Mar. 3, 1763, by Benjamin Goodridge, Esq.," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 70.

7.^  "Jane [Whitney], d. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] Sep. 22, 1742," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.

8.^  "Jane [Whitney] of Dedham, and Daniel Hill, int. Apr. 12, 1777," also "Jane [Whitney] of Dedham, and Daniel Whitney, [married] July 10, 1777," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910). The groom's name seems to have been Hill, not Whitney, the marriage record being in error.

9.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] Jan. 17, 1746," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.

10.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Job Whitcomb, int. March 6, 1769," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

11.^  "Zechariah [Whitney], s. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] Jan. 11, 1747," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.

12.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] April 8, 1752," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], of Lunenburg, and Jonas Farmer of Townshend, int. Jan. 14, 1797," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 19.

14.^  "Mary [Whiting, dup. and int.] and Jonas Farnsworth [Farmer, dup. and int.], June 27, 1776, by Rev. Zabdiel Adams," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 193.

15.^  "John [Whitney], s. Zechariah and Sarah, [born] Apr. 16, 1756," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 245.


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