Family:Whitney, Samuel (1746-a1800)

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Samuel5 Whitney (Eleazer4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Eleazer4 and Mary (Grow) Whitney, was born 2 Dec 1746, Westborough, MA,[1] and died Alstead, NH.[2]

Samuel married, 5 Nov 1776, Westborough, MA, Lavinia Bigelow,[3] daughter of Samuel and Phebe (Rand) Bigelow. She was born 1 Feb 1756, Shrewsbury, MA.

Pierce says the following:[4]

He was in the Revolutionary war in the Westboro company.

Children of Samuel5 and Lavinia (Bigelow) Whitney:

i. Martha6 Whitney, b. say 1778; m. 21 Nov 1811, Paxton, MA, Jacob Earle, both "of Paxton".[5]
ii. (prob.) Samuel Whitney, b. say 1785, Alstead, NH; m. Frances Goodenow.



1.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Eleazer and Mary, [born] Dec. 2, 1746," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).


3.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Lavinia Biglow, [married] Nov. 5, 1776," according to Westborough Vital Records.

4.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 92.

5.^  "Patty [Whitney], of Paxton, and Jacob Earle, of Paxton, m. 21 Nov 1811," according to Marcia L. Membrino and Paul A. Russell, eds., Paxton, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1748-1850 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996).

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