Family:Whitney, Martha (1747-1782)

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Martha6 Whitney (James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), daughter of James5 and Patience (Leland) Whitney, was born 16 Aug 1747, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 6 Jan 1782, Uxbridge, MA.

She "of Sherborn" married, 30 Oct 1765, Sherborn, MA, Ezekiel Wood "of Uxbridge",[2] son of Ezekiel and Mary (Brown) Whitney. He was born 5 Feb 1743/4, Uxbridge, MA, and died 15 Dec 1811, aged 68 or 69 years, Revolutionary soldier. He married secondly, intentions 18 Mar 1782, Uxbridge, MA, Sarah Albee of Mendon. He married thirdly, intentions 20 Jan 1799, Uxbridge, MA, Damaris Wescot.

On 24 Mar 1764, Sherborn, MA, petition of Martha and Abigail Whitney, minors over 14, daughters of James Whitney, late of Sherborn, deceased, that Jonathan Twitchel of Sherborn be appointed guardian. On 2 Apr 1764, Sherborn, MA, Jonathan Twitchel, yeoman, of Sherborn was appointed guardian of Martha and Abigail Whitney, daughters of James Whitney, late of Sherborn, deceased, and posted bond with Jesse Morse, yeoman, of Sherborn, as surety.

Children of Ezekiel and Martha6 (Whitney) Wood:

i. Lois Wood, b. 27 Jun 1767, Uxbridge, MA; d. 21 Nov 1832, Grafton, MA; m. 25 Nov 1790, Mendon, MA, Joel Sibley.
ii. Martha Wood, b. 10 Mar 1770, Uxbridge, MA; m. (int. 6 Jun 1789) Uxbridge, MA, William Hall.
iii. Patience Wood, b. 25 Oct 1772, Uxbridge, MA; d. after 1850; m. 4 May 1794, Uxbridge, MA, Amory/Emory Wood "of Northbridge".
iv. Lucinda Wood, b. 9 Nov 1774, Uxbridge, MA; d. young.
v. Lucinda Wood, b. 29 Mar 1777, Uxbridge, MA; d. 14 Feb 1841, Uxbridge, MA; m. 27 Nov 1798, Uxbridge, MA, Joseph Ellison "of Northbridge".
vi. Rhoda Wood, b. 19 Aug 1779, Uxbridge, MA; m. 7 Apr 1807, Uxbridge, MA, Silas W. Stow.
vii. Abigail Wood, b. 8 Nov 1781, Uxbridge, MA; m. 5 Apr 1803, Uxbridge, MA, Lieut. Esek Pitts.


1.^  "Martha [Whitney], d. of James and Patience, [born] Aug. 16, 1747," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

2.^  "Martha [Whitney] and Ezekeil Wood of Uxbridge, [married] Oct. 30, 1765," according to Sherborn Vital Records. Also, "Martha [Whitney] of Sherborn, and Ezekiel Wood, in Sherborn, [married] Oct. 30, 1765," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

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