Family:Whitney, Bettee (1734-1823)

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Bettee5 Whitney (Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of Isaiah4 and Elizabeth5 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 3 Jan 1733/4, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 14 Jul 1823, Marlborough, MA, aged 89 years.

She married, before 1751, Samuel Bruce, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Townsend) Bruce. He was born 4 Jul 1729, Southborough, MA, and died -- --- 1812, Bolton, MA.

Children of Samuel and Bettee5 (Whitney) Bruce, all born Bolton, MA:

i. Betty Bruce, b. 14 Jul 1751; mentioned in her grandmother's will, 8 May 1756; m. 27 Jun 1770, Bolton, MA, Joseph Blood.
ii. Isaiah Bruce, b. 18 Jan 1754; m. April 12, 1780, Stow, MA, Mary Barnard of Marlborough.
iii. Susannah Bruce, b. 26 Nov 1756. It may have been she who m. 11 Sep 1777, North Brookfield, MA, Thomas Kendrick.
iv. Jonathan Bruce, b. 8 Jun 1759; apparently died young.
v. Abigail Bruce, b. 1 Sep 1760; no further record.
vi. Jonathan Bruce, b. 1 Mar 1763. It may have been he who m. 18 Sep 1788, New Hampshire, Catherine Gould.
vii. Sarah Bruce, b. 15 Jan 1765; m. 23 Mar 1786, Marlborough, MA, Fortunatus How.
viii. Phebe Bruce, b. 27 May 1768. It may have been she who m. 15 Jun 1786, Marlborough, MA, Benjamin Priest.
ix. Rebeckah Bruce, b. 8 Aug 1770; no further record.
x. Mary Bruce, b. 8 Jan 1773. It may have been she who m. 30 Nov 1797, Marlborough, MA, William Bruce.
x. Joel Bruce, b. ca. 1775, Bolton, MA; d. 13 May 1867, Bolton, MA; m.(1) Lydia Eager; m.(2) Sally -----; m.(3) Phebe Ames. Daughter Elizabeth C. Bruce m. 12 May 1840, Palmer, MA, William C. Whitney (s1815-b1845).


  • Southborough VRs
  • Bolton VRs
  • L.D.S. International Genealogical Index

1.^  "Bettee [Whitney], d. of Isaiah and Elizabeth, [born] Jan. 3, 1733-4," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917), p. 112.

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