Family:Whitney, Hannah (1697-b1753)

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Hannah4 Whitney (John3, Jonathan2, John1), daughter of John3 and Mary (Hapgood) Whitney, was born 27 Sep 1697, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died before 1753.[2]

Hannah married, between 23 Jan 1722/3, Watertown or Framingham, MA, Ezekiel Rice, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Rice. He was born 14 Oct 1700, Sudbury, MA. He married secondly, 10 May 1753, Framingham, MA, Prudence Pratt, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Provender) Pratt, third husband. Marriage intentions for him and his third wife Margaret ----- were published on 25 Nov 1769, Natick, MA, as her second husband. He married fourthly, 8 Jan 1772, Framingham or Sherborn, MA, Ruth Chapin "of Sherborn".

Pierce says the following:[3]

HANNAH [WHITNEY], b. Sept. 27, 1697; m. Jan. 23, 1722, Ezekiel RICE, b. Oct. 14, 1700. She d. bef. 1753. Res. Natick and Sherborn.
Ch.: Ezekiel, b. Oct. 29, 1723; m. Hannah EDMANDS; John, b. Apr. 9, 1725; Apr. 25 to Nov. 6, 1757, in SMITH's company - marked "Deceased"; James, b. July 13, 1726; m. Mary STEARNS; Han- nah, b. Oct. 15, 1727; m. Thos. KENDALL; Daniel, b. Aug. 10, 1729; d. unm.; Richard, b. Oct. 20, 1730; m. Jan. 16, 1755, Sarah Drury. She was b. Dec. 8, 1734. He d. Natick, Jan. 24, 1793, and she went to Union, Me.; Martha, b. Aug. 8, 1732; Uriah, b. -----; m. Rachel -----; Moses, b.-----; m. Mary SPARHAWK.

Children of Ezekiel and Hannah4 (Whitney) Rice:

i. Ezekiel Rice, b. 29 Oct 1723, Framingham, MA; m. Hannah Edmunds.
ii. John Rice, b. 9 Apr 1725, Framingham, MA; d. 6 Nov 1757.
iii. James Rice, b. 13 Jul 1726, Framingham, MA; m. Mary Stearns.
iv. Hannah Rice, b. 15 Oct 1727, Framingham, MA; m. Thomas Kendall.
v. Daniel Rice, b. 10 Aug 1729, Framingham, MA; d; unmarried.
vi. Richard Rice, b. 20 Oct 1730, Framingham, MA; m. Sarah Drury.
vii. Martha Rice, b. 8 Aug 1732, Framingham, MA.
viii. Moses Rice, b. circa 1733; m.(1) Mary Sparhawk; m.(2) Tryphena Smith.
ix. Uriah Rice, b. circa 1734, Framingham, MA; m.(1) Rachel Kendall; m.(2) Eunice Peckham.


1.^  "Hanah [Whitney], d. of John and Sarah, [born] Sept. 27, 1697," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).


3.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 34.

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