Mailing List:2002-10-30 02, Re: The Maria Whitney who md. Lt. Ebenezer Davis -- to Rindge, NH, by Robert L. Ward

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Mailing List Archives > 2002-10-30 02, Re: The Maria Whitney who md. Lt. Ebenezer Davis -- to Rindge, NH, by Robert L. Ward

From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] The Maria Whitney who md. Lt. Ebenezer Davis -- to Rindge, NH Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:29:46 -0500 In-Reply-To: <> Dear WRG: At 11:53 AM 10/28/02 -0500, ALLAGREEN -at- wrote: >In playing with my newly acquired set of all the MA VR's on CD, I came across >the marriage of the above in the Littleton VR's in the section entitled >Miscellaneous. Whitney16 shows this marriage with no sourcing, although >there is, I will hasten to admit, an entry in the Pepperell VR's that tells >of the same. Also in the Pepperell pages is the birth of a Meria Whitney to >Joseph4 and Abigail Nutting Whitney (birth, 30 May 1746, marriage 26 Nov >1777) [age 31! -- AEG] It is easy to make the assumption, when there is only >one Maria Whitney born in this town, and only one Maria Whitney married in >this town(?), that it is the same Maria Whitney. > >For instance, the Littleton VR says that both Lt. Davis AND Maria Whitney >were of Littleton. Did the family of Joseph4 remove to that community from >Pepperell and the entry in the Pepperell records made because they had been >previously residents there? The Littleton VR also says that they removed to >Rindge, NH. I would hope that this posting would stimulate either the WRG >member who submitted the data that included this marriage to Jon Aston for >inclusion, or a WRG member with a strong background in investigating the >Rindge, NH Whitneys might help shed some light on this problem. I have seen no indication that Joseph-4 WHITNEY removed to Littleton. He seems to have spent the last 40 years of his life in Pepperell, where he died in 1786. Similarly, I can't find any of his children in Littleton, but most of them removed to various towns in New Hampshire (but not to Rindge). Lt. Ebenezer DAVIS was born 20 Oct 1743, Concord, son of Simon and Silence (BULKELEY) DAVIS, so his age was appropriate for a bride born in 1746. He and Maria had five children born in Rindge, in 1778, 1780, 1781, 1784, and 1790. The last child was born when Maria-5 WHITNEY was 44, not an unreason- able age for that. The absence of any other Maria WHITNEY old enough to marry in 1777, together with these facts, and the naming of the third son as *Joseph* DAVIS (the first was Simon, the second Ebenezer), make this identi- fication very likely. The absence of any probate for Joseph-4 WHITNEY in either Middlesex or Worcester Counties, MA, makes this a bit hard to prove directly. I would want to check out deeds and the families of Joseph-4's other children to hunt for such proof. Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- <a href=""></a>

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