Family:Whitney, Jeremiah (1729-1760)

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Jeremiah5 Whitney (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan4 and Mary (Holman) Whitney,[1] was born 1 Apr 1729, Stow, MA,[2], and died before 17 Dec 1760, when his inventory was taken.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 17 Jun 1749, Stow, MA, for him and first wife Elizabeth Farr,[4] daughter of Samuel and Hannah4 (Whitney) Farr. She was born 25 Nov 1725, Stow, MA, and died 24 Apr 1754, Stow, MA.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 8 Feb 1755, Stow, MA, for him and second wife Azubah Bennet,[6] daughter of Samuel and Tabitha (Wheeler) Bennett. She was born 5 May 1727, Lancaster, MA, and died after 1771.

On 17 Dec 1760, Stow, MA, his inventory was taken by James Whetcomb, John Priest, and Solomon Taylor. On 22 Jun 1761, Stow, MA, administration bond was posted by Azubah Whitney, widow, of Stow, with Solomon Taylor, yeoman, of Stow, and James Whitcomb of Harvard, Worcester Co., sureties, as administratrix on the estate of her late husband Jeremiah Whitney, late of Stow.

Pierce says the following:[7]

The witnesses to Jeremiah's will were Solomon TAYLOR and James WHITCOMB. In 1765 Joel chose Jeremiah HOLMAN, of Bolton, his guardian.

Children of Jeremiah5 and Elizabeth (Farr) Whitney, all born Stow, MA:

i. Joel6 Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1750/1;[8] on 8 Feb 1765, Stow, MA, he chose Mr. Jeremiah Holman of Bolton as his guardian; on 25 Jun 1765, Stow, MA, Jeremiah Holman of Bolton, Worcester Co., was appointed guardian of Joel Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Jeremiah Whitney, late of Stow, and posted bond with Azubah Whitney of Stow, widow, as surety. He may be identical to Joel Whitney of Chesterfield, NH.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1752.[9] A Sarah Whitney married, 5 Oct 1784, Stow, MA, (Col.) Jonathan Hapgood, as his second wife, when this woman would have been 32. There is no evidence that it was her other than age and place. More likely she was the Sarah Whitney who m. 23 Nov 1767, Chesterfield, NH, Edward Hildreth.[10]
iii. Jeremiah Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1754.[11]

Children of Jeremiah5 and Azubah (Bennet) Whitney, all born Stow, MA:

iv. Elizabeth6 Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1756.[12]
v. Ithamer Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1758.[13]
vi. Abel Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1760;[14] d. 23 Apr 1760, Stow, MA.[15]



1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Jeremiah [Whitney], s. Nathan and Mary, [born] Apr. 1, 1729," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).


4.^  "Jeremiah [Whitney] and Elizabeth Farr, int. June 17, 1749," according to Stow Vital Records.

5.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], w. Jeremiah, [died] Apr. 24, 1754," according to Stow Vital Records.

6.^  "Jeremiah [Whitney] and Azubah Bennet, int. Feb. 8, 1755," according to Stow Vital Records.

7.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 92.

8.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Jeremiah and Elizabeth, [born] Jan 8, 1750-1," according to Stow Vital Records.

9.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Jeremiah and Elizabeth, [born] Apr. 3, 1752," according to Stow Vital Records.

10.^  "Sarah Whitney & Edward Hildreth, both of Chesterfield, NH, m. 23 Nov 1767, [Chesterfield,] NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

11.^  "Jeremiah [Whitney], s. Jeremiah and Elizabeth, [born] Apr. 18, 1754," according to Stow Vital Records.

12.^  "Elisabeth [Whitney], d. Jeremiah and Azubah, [born] Sept. 23, 17[torn, 1756, T.C.]," according to Stow Vital Records.

13.^  "Ithamer [Whitney], s. Jeremiah and Azubah, [born] Dec. 29, 1758," according to Stow Vital Records.

14.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. Jeremiah and Azubah, [born] Apr. 12, 1760," according to Stow Vital Records.

15.^  "Abil [Whitney], s. Jeremiah and Azubah, [died] Apr. 23, 1760," according to Stow Vital Records.

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