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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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SHIRE; [NOTE]Nathaniel, b. Oct. 19, 1694; m. Alice -----; Daniel, b. Aug. 10, 1696; John, b. Mar. 4, 1698; m. June 8, 1725, Sarah LONGLEY; Isaac, b. Feb. 20, 1700; m. Sept. 21, 1725, Abigail STEVENS; Bath- sheba, b. Apr. 5, 1702; m. Collins MORES; Hannah, b. Mar. 16, 1704; m. John FARMER; Phebe, b. Feb. 13, 1706; m. Oct. 25, 1733, James TUFTS, of Medford; Aarine, b. May 27, 1707; m. April 3, 1789, Sarah BOYNTON; Moses, b. Joly 6, 1709; m. Nov. 22, 1741, Mrs. Submit WHITNEY, 11 children; res. Groton (see); Phebe, b. Mar. 13, 1713: Jonathan, b. June 4, 1716; m. Mary -----. 61. xi. HANNAH, b. -----; m. Thomas WOODS, of Groton. 62. xii. ELEANOR, b. -----: m. Samuel SHEPHERD. Samuel SHEPARD was son of Isaac and A. Mary (SMEDLEY) SHEPARD, m. Elinor WHITNEY, and Nathaniel JEWELL and A. Mary SMEDLEY (2nd marriage) m. her sister, Sarah WHITNEY. Isaac and Mary (SMEDLEY) SHEPHERD had three ch.: Isaac m. -----; Samuel m. Elinor WHITNEY; Mary m. Thos. HARRIS. Children of Samuel and Eleanor* (WHITNEY) SHEPARD [NOTE], of Plainfield, Conn., as named in the distribution of his estate Nov. 10, 1726, (indorsed) and recorded at Windham (Willimantic), Conn., Dec. 32, 1730. i. JONATHAN SHEPARD (eldest son), b. at Plainfield, Conn., March 3, 1707-8; m. March 29, 1729, Elizabeth BAKER, and resided at Canterbury, Conn. His children wee (1) Samuel, (2) Jonathan, (3) William, (4) Daniel, (5) Timothy and (6) Israel. ii. DAVID SHEPARD (2d) son), m. May 8, 1732, Mehitabel SAPULDING, and had Capt. (1) David SHEPARD, b. Jan. 10, 1733; from whom are descended Shepard, of Orsego, N.Y. David SHEPARD, by his second wife, Lydia MEACHAM, had (2) Mehitabel, b. Sept. 11, 1735; m. Capt. Joseph BURGES, of Canterbury, Conn.: (3) Lydia, b. Sept. 13, 1737, m. Enoch PIERCE, (4) Benjamin, b. July 4, 1740, res. Norwich, Conn., (5) Jesse SHEPARD, of Tolland and Somers, Conn., b. July 6, 1744; m. Sept. 24, 1786, was a soldier in the Revolution. His son Jesse SHEPARD, M.D., resided at Schoharie, N.Y., and was the ancestor of the SHEPARD family, of Buffalo, Danville, and New Haven, N.Y. (6) Abigail, wife of Jonathan PIERCE, B. Aug. 1, 1746, Sarah SHEPARD, b. Jan 16, 1749, and John SHEPARD, b. May 5, 1751, d. unm. 1767. David SHEPARD lived on Shepard's Hill in the town of Plainfield, Conn., and d. Nov. 10, 1752, ae. abt. 40. His wife Lydia survived him nearly half a century. iii. NATHAN SHEPARD (3d son), b. June 15, 1720, m. Susannah WHEELER: issue, four daughters. iv. BENJAMIN SHEPARD (4th son), b. Feb 21, 1722-3. v. ELEANOR (DERBY), eldest dau., Mch 6, 1701-2. vi. MARY (JOHNSON), 2nd dau., b. Aug. 11, 1703. vii. LUCY SHEPARD (3d dau.), d. s. 1785. The grave of Samuel SHEPARD at Plainfield, Conn., is marked by a simple slab with the inscription S.S., 1724. His wife Eleanor survived him, but the date of her decease is not known. He was the son of Isaac SHEPARD, of Concord (Nashoba), Mass., who was killed by the Nashua Indian. Feb. 12, 1678, and grandson of Dea. Ralph SHEPARD, of Dedham, Maiden and Concord (1603-1691), and his wife, Thank Lord, from Stepney Parish (London, England). For further particulars see the monograph written upon the "Puritan Ralph SHEPARD" by his descendant and namesake, the late Ralph Hamilton SHEPARD, of New Haven, N.Y. or consult Judge H. M. SHEPARD, of Chicago. 10. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (John), b. Watertown, June 6, 1643; m. probably at York, Me: Jane -----. She died Nov. 14, 1690; m. 2d, Apr. 11, 1695 [NOTE], Mary POOR of Marlboro. The Massachusetts WHITNEYs early in the seventeenth century began to spread toward the east, and many of the older towns in Maine show in records of churches or private families, in addition to the town clerk's records, the prominent part played by them. The published histories of many towns, as Brunswick, Gorham, Gray, Harrison, Castine, and many others, contain lists of town officers and other records showing the interest the family of that day took in town and church affairs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Eleanor and Sarah married half-brothers.

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