Mailing List:1999-11-27 05, Re: Samuel-7 of Douglas - 1789, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at- erols.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Samuel-7 of Douglas - 1789 Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 10:47:33 -0500 At 06:02 AM 11/27/99 EST, ALLAGREEN -at- aol.com wrote: >Dear WRG: > >Does anyone own or have access to the printed Douglas, MA, Vital Records? If >so, I would appreciate a quick lookup of the entries for Samuel-7 Whitney, >son of Samuel-6 and Azubah (Hill) Whitney, (Ezra-5, James-4, John-3, >Jonathan-2, John-1). In the transcribed version that I printed several years >ago from our collected Whitney extracts, it shows currently that he died 21 >Jun 1789, 39 days before he was born on 30 Jul 1789? > >Is this actually what it does say "in the book"? > >Allan E. Green While I don't have access to the printed volume here at home, I do have an independent extraction from that source. It agrees with your dates. There are two interpretations possible: 1. One of the dates is wrong. 2. There were two sons Samuel, one who died in June, and the other born in July and named for the first. I don't know which is correct, or even which is more likely. If you trust Pierce, one Samuel-7 (#2920, p. 368), son of Samuel-6, m. Mary WILLARD, so the latter version is likely to be correct. If you don't trust Pierce, ... Presumably this is the same couple whose marriage intentions are recorded in the Walpole, MA, Vital Records, on 11 Oct 1812. Regards, Robert Robert L. Ward WHITNEY Research Group <<a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/&g">http://www.whitneygen.org/&g</a>


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