Family:Whitney, Samuel (1648-1731)
Samuel3 Whitney (John2, John1), son of John2 and Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney, was born 28 Jul 1648, Watertown, MA, and died between 12 and 14 Feb 1731, Watertown, MA, when his will was dated and proved.
Samuel married, 16 Feb 1683/4, Watertown, MA, Mary Bemis, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (-----) Bemis. She was born 10 Nov 1644, Watertown, MA. She died after 12 Feb 1731, since she was mentioned in her husband's will.
Samuel Whitney served in King Philip's War:
- 5 Oct 1675, Boston, MA, appears on a pay roll of Capt. Henchman's company, wages £1-18s-6d.
- 9 Nov 1675, he was paid 4s. 4d. for service at the Garrison at Groton, MA.
- [Dec 1675-Jan 1675/6] one of Capt. Prentice's troopers, under Capt. Davis.
- 5 Oct 1676, he was paid 19s. 8d. for service from Watertown, MA.
On 12 Mar 1692/3, Samuel Whitney was one of the heirs who entered into an agreement of the heirs of his father's estate.
He left a will dated 12 Feb 1731 at Watertown, MA; of Watertown; son-in-law John Fiske, executor; widow; four grandchildren John Fiske, Mary Fiske, Abigail Fiske, and Sarah Fiske; witnesses, Daniel Bond, John Taynter, John Cooledge. It was proved 14 Feb 1731.
Children of Samuel3 and Mary (Bemis) Whitney:
1.^ "Samuel Whetny, s. John & Ruth Whetny, b. 28 5m 1648," 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), p. 13.
8.^ Middlesex County, MA, probate file #24,681.
9.^ Middlesex County, MA, probate file #24,742.
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