Family:Whitney, Mary (1689-1727)

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Mary4 Whitney (Samuel3, John2, John1), daughter of Samuel3 and Mary (Bemis) Whitney, was born 30 Sep 1689, Watertown, MA,[1] and died 27 Feb 1726/7, Watertown, MA.[2]

She married, 7 Jun 1711, Watertown, MA, John Fiske Jr., "both of Watertown",[3] as his first wife, son of John and Abigail (Parks) Fiske. He was born 15 May 1687, Watertown, MA, and died Nov 1756, Worcester, MA, aged 75 years. He married secondly, 14 Dec 1727, Watertown, MA, Elizabeth Chinery.

Pierce says the following:[4]

MARY [WHITNEY], b. Sept. 30, 1689; m. June 7, 1711, John FISKE, Jr. b. May 15, 1687. She d. Feb. 27, 1726. He d. in Worcester, Mass., Nov. 1756; a short time before his second wife's death. Ch.: Mary, b. Dec. 28, 1711; m. Nov. 23, 1735, Samuel HAGAR; Abigail, b. Nov. 11, 1714; m. June 5, 1734, Stephen SAWIN; John, b. June 10, 1716; Sarah, b. May 14, 1718; Jonathan, b. June 27, 1729; d. Jan 8, 1781; David, b. June 16, 1734; d. Nov. 23, 1771.

Pierce is wrong about the last two sons, who were by John Fiske's second wife, Elizabeth (Chinery).

She and a cousin also named Mary Whitney are confused by some sources.

Children of John and Mary4 (Whitney) Fiske, Jr., all born Watertown, MA:

i. Mary Fiske, b. 28 Dec 1711; m. Samuel Hagar.
ii. Abigail Fiske, b. 11 Nov 1714; m. Stephen Sawin.
iii. John Fiske, b. 10 Jun 1716; m. Azubah Moore.
iv. Sarah Fiske, b. 14 May 1718.


1.^  "Mary Whitny, d. Samuell & Mary Whitny, b. 30 Sep 1689," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages(Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894), volume 1, page 62.


3.^  "John Fiske & Mary Whitney, b. of Watertown, m. 7 Jun 1711," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 45.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago: 1895), p. 29.

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