Family:Whitney, Rebecca (c1701-1780)

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Rebecca4 Whitney (Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Moses3 and Sarah (Knight) Whitney, was born circa 1701 at Stow, MA,[1] and died 27 Jul 1780, Harvard, MA, of advanced age.[2]

She "of Stow" married, 20 May 1724, Lancaster, MA, John4 Whitney "of Lancaster",[3] son of Isaiah3 and Sarah (Woodward) Whitney.

The preponderance of the evidence points to Rebeckah being the daughter of Moses, and that she died in Harvard, MA and is buried there. In both the Lancaster and Stow VR's she is shown as "of Stow."

See Family group under John Whitney.




3.^  "Beckah [Whitney], of Stow, and John Whitney of Lancaster, [married] May 20, 1724. T.R.1," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 18. Also, "John [Whitney] [int. Whetney] [of] Lancaster, and Rebeckah Whitney [int. Whetney], May 20 1724, in Lancaster," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

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