Family:Whitney, Mary (1710-1788)

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Mary4 Whitney (Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Jonathan3 and Susannah (Fairbanks) Whitney, was born 28 May 1710, Sherborn, MA,[1] and died 9 Jul 1788, Milford, MA, in her 78th year.[2]

She "of Holliston" married May 1735, Hopkinton, MA, Joseph Jones "of Mendon",[3] son of Elder John and Sarah (Lobdell) Jones. He was born 27 Dec 1709, Mendon, MA, and died 3 Apr 1796, Milford, MA, in his 87th year. He was buried -- Apr 1796, Milford, MA. He was also known as John Jones in marriage record.

He left a will on 4 Sep 1792 at Milford, MA; it mentions son Joseph, Jr., of Milford, and his children by wife Ruth, of whom grandson David was to have the residue of the estate; son Jonathan and his children by wife Mary; son Timothy and his children by wife Ann; daughter Susannah, wife of John Robinson of Milford.

Pierce says the following:[4]

MARY [WHITNEY], b. May 28, 1710; m Joseph JONES, b. Dec 27, 1709; d. Apr 3, 1796. She d. July 9, 1788. He was a large landholder; res. Mil. Ch.: Susanna, b Nov 10, 1733; Hanna, b. July 3, 1736; d. young: Joseph, b. Sept 29, 1737; m. Ruth NELSON: Mary, b. Oct 16, 1740; m. James SUMNER, Esq.: Lydia, b. Apr 2, 1744; Jonathan, b. Aug 11, 1746; m. Mary BALL; David, b. July 10, 1749; d. young; Timothy, b. Apr 25, 1751; m. Ann SCAMMELL.

Children of Joseph and Mary4 (Whitney) Jones:

i. Hannah Jones, b. 3 Jul 1736 at Mendon, MA; d. 27 Jul 1736, Mendon, MA.
ii. Joseph Jones, b. 29 Sep 1737, Mendon, MA; m. Ruth Nelson.
iii. Mary Jones, b. 16 Oct 1740, Mendon, MA; d. 9 Aug 1791, Milford, MA; m. 7 Jul 1784, Milford, MA, James Sumner Sr., son of Joseph and Sarah (Lovett) Sumner, as his second wife.
iv. Susanna Jones, b. 29 Nov 1741, Milford, MA; m. John Robinson.
v. Lydia Jones, b. 2 Apr 1744, Mendon, MA; d. 24 Jan 1744/5, Mendon, MA.
vi. Jonathan Jones, b. 11 Apr 1746, Mendon, MA; m. Mary Ball.
vii. David Jones, b. 10 Jul 1749, Mendon, MA; d. 20 Jul 1750, Mendon, MA.
viii. Timothy Jones, b. 25 apr 1751, Mendon, MA; m. Ann Scammell.


1.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Susanah, [born] May 28, 1710," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).


3.^  "Mary [Whittny] of Holliston, and John Jones of Mendon, [married] May ___, 1735.* P.R.3," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). The given name of the groom is erroneous, and should be Joseph.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 38.

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