Family:Whitney, Martha (1716-1801)

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Martha5 Whitney (William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), daughter of William4 and Martha (Peirce)Whitney,[1] was born 4 Apr 1716, Weston, MA[2], baptized 29 Dec 1734, Weston, MA, adult, and died 15 Apr 1801, Westminster, MA, aged 85 years.

She married, 6 Jan 1734, Watertown, MA, Timothy Mossman "of Sudbury", son of Timothy and Sarah (Hicks) Mossman. Marriage intentions for her "of Weston" and Timothy Mossman "of Sudbury" were published 20 Jan 1734, Weston, MA. She "of Weston" married, 26 Feb 1734/5, Sudbury, MA, Timothy Mossman, "of Sudbury" son of Timothy and Sarah (Hicks) Mossman. He was born 5 Mar 1709, Dorchester, MA, and died 5 Sep 1801, Westminster, MA, aged 92 years. He was also known as Timothy Mosman. He was also known as Timothy Mosseman. He was also known as Timothy Morsman.

Her fathers 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.

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.**She owned the covenant. Intent to marry seemingly published in Watertown on 6 Jan 1734/5, in Weston on 20 Jan 1734/5, and the marriage was in Sudbury 26 Feb 1734/5. She was baptized immediately before all this, on 29 Dec 1734 as an adult, at which time she was also taken into the church (p. 417, VR). She was owned the covenant.

Children of Timothy and Martha5 (Whitney) Mossman, all born Sudbury, MA:

i. Anna Mossman6, b. 8 Nov 1735; m. Peter Goodenow 17 Dec 1761, Princeton, MA.
ii. Joshua Mossman, b. 16 Jan 1738; m. Sarah Barnard 10 Apr 1770, Westminster, MA.
iii. Samuel Mossman, b. 27 Feb 1740; m. Anna Keyes 30 Oct 1769, Princeton, MA.
iv. Martha Mossman, b. 19 May 1742; m. Ruben Parmenter 5 Apr 1768, Princeton, MA.
v. Timothy Mossman, b. 26 Feb 1744.
vi. William Mossman, b. 20 Mar 1746; m. 30 Mar 1768, Hopkinton, MA, or 1 Dec 1768, Princeton, MA, Sarah Nurse.
vii. Able Mossman, b. 15 Feb 1748.
viii. Olive Mossman, b. 18 Jan 1751.

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