Family:Whitney, Margaret (1731-?)

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Margaret5 Whitney (Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Jonas4 and Dorcas (Wood) Whitney, was born 22 Oct 1731, Harvard, MA.[1]

She married 22 Jan 1756, Petersham, MA, Jonas Wheeler,[2] son of Jacob and Amity (Amsden) Wheeler. He was born 10 May 1734, Southborough, MA.

She married secondly, (int. 8 Oct 1791), Petersham, MA, Michael Cressey "of Chesterfield," as his third wife, son of Ebenezer and Eleanor (Bartor) Cressey. He was born 10 Aug 1728, Littleton, MA, and died 6 Nov 1812, Chesterfield, NH. He had married firstly, 20 Dec 1752, Littleton, MA, Katherine Wetherbee, q.v. He had married secondly, 5 Sep 1787, NH, Abigail McNeal.

Children of Jonas and Margaret5 (Whitney) Wheeler, all born Petersham, MA:

i. Ephraim Wheeler, b. -- Oct ----; d. 24 Apr 1759, Petersham, MA.
ii. Nathan Wheeler, b. 1 Oct 1761; m. 10 May 1785, Petersham, MA, Lydia Bond.
iii. Margaret Wheeler, b. 29 Oct 1763; "Jr." m. 6 Dec 1801, Petersham, MA, Jonathan Johnson, as his second wife. He had m.(1) (int. 21 Aug 1773), Petersham, MA, Rachel Felton.
iv. Hannah Wheeler, b. 7 Sep 1767; m. 10 Apr 1796, Petersham, MA, Levi Johnson.


1.^  This birth is not found in Harvard Vital Records.

2.^  "Margaret [Whitney] and Jonas Wheeler, [married] Jan. 22, 1756," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

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