Family:Whitney, Amity (1712-a1760)
Amity5 Whitney (William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), daughter of William4 and Martha (Peirce)Whitney, was born 6 Oct 1712, Watertown, MA, baptized 21 Jan 1727/8, Weston, MA, aged 15 years, and died after 11 Mar 1760.
Amity married, 14 Oct 1730, Sudbury, MA, Lebbeus Graves, son of Richard and Joanna (-----) Graves. He was born 22 Jun 1705, and died between 1 Aug 1757 and 12 Dec 1757, Killingly, CT, at age 52.
Her father's estate was probated 15 Aug 1720 at Weston, MA; Martha Whitney, widow, of Weston, was appointed guardian of the five minor children of William Whitney, her late husband, of Weston, vizt. William, in his 14th year, Judith, in her 12th year, Amity, in her 8th year, Martha, in her 5th year, and Samuel, in his 2nd year, and posted bond with Jacob Peirce, husbandman, of Weston, as surety. On 31 Mar 1729, Weston, MA, Amity Whitney, in her 17th year, daughter of William Whitney, late of Weston, deceased, chose Lebbeus Graves, of Sudbury, husbandman, as her guardian; he posted bond with Jona Greaves of Sudbury, house carpenter, as surety.
At the time of the probate of the estate of father William Whitney in 1720, Martha Whitney, widow, was appointed guardian of the five minor children of her late husband, vizt. William, in his 14th year, Judith, in her 12th year, Amity, in her 8th year, Martha, in her 5th year, and Samuel, in his 2nd year, and posted bond with Jacob Pierce, husbandman, of Weston, as surety.
Amity Whitney, child of William, deceased, and Martha, was admitted to the church 21 Jan 1727/8, Weston, MA.
Children of Lebbeus and Amity5 (Whitney) Graves:
i. Grace Graves, b. 7 Jan 1731/2, Sudbury, MA. ii. Amity Graves, b. 7 Jul 1734, Killingly, CT; m. circa 1762, Killingly, CT, Francis Dawson Swords. iii. Reuben Graves, b. 15 Apr 1738, Killingly, CT; m. Susanna -----; d. Granville, OH. iv. William Graves, b. 7 Oct 1739, Killingly, CT; d. after 1 Aug 1780; m. Mary -----. See Notes below. v. Hepzibah Graves, b. 19 Jan 1744/5, Killingly, CT; m. 6 Apr 1765, Killingly, CT, Darius Priest. vi. Elizabeth Graves, b. 18 Jun 1748, Killingly, CT; m. 6 Apr 1765, Killingly, CT, Cornelius Priest, son of Matthew and Alice (Whitney) Priest. vii. Whitney Graves, b. 22 Nov 1751, Killingly, CT; m. Esther Youngs. viii. Isacher Graves, b. 8 Jun 1755, Killingly, CT; m. Jemima Young.
1.^ "Amity [Whitney], d. William and Martha, [born] Oct. 6, 1712," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 10.
3.^ "Amity [Whitney] and Lebeus Graves, [married] Oct. 14, 1730 [Sebeas Greaves, M.R.]," according to Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).