Family:Whitney, Sarah (1752-1777)
Sarah married, 15 May 1772, Upton, MA, Jonathan Flagg, as his first wife, son of James and Anna (Morse) Flagg. He was born 15 Nov 1751, Upton, MA, and died on 2 Jul 1842 at Shelburne, MA, aged 91 years.
He married secondly, 11 Apr 1786, Deerfield, MA, Thankful (Hawks) Hawks, as her second husband. She was born 26 Jan 1738/9, Deerfield, MA, daughter of Eleazer and Abigail (Wells) Hawks, and widow of John Hawks. Her date and place of death are unknown.
He married thirdly, 13 Jul 1811, Shelburne, MA, Patience Crane, daughter of Benjamin and Patience (Vose) Crane. She was born 2 May 1766, Dedham, MA, and died 24 Mar 1849, Shelburne, MA, aged 82 years 11 months, of old age.
On 10 Nov 1792, distribution of the estate of Gershom Whitney was made by a commission, first to the widow Bathsheba Whitney, for her dower rights, and then to the following heirs: to Hannah Gilbert, £6-16s-2d, which is all for her, as she already took more than her share; to Sarah Flagg, 11s-6d; to Polly Whitney, 11s; to Marcy Whitney, 11s-6d; and the last three to divide the balance of the real estate, which amounts to £6-16s-0d, and also 1/6 of the barn.
Children of Jonathan and Sarah5 (Whitney) Flagg, all born Upton, MA:
i. Sally Flagg, b. 13 Apr 1773; m. Constantine Hardy. ii. Jonathan Flagg, b. 26 Feb 1775; no further record. iii. Timothy Flagg, b. 28 May 1777; m. Polly Torrey.
1.^ Her parentage is proven by her birth record and by the distribution of her father's estate.
2.^ Vital Records of Woodstock, 1686-1854 (Hartford, 1914), p. 101. Also, "Sarah [Whitney], d. Gershom & Sarah, b. 2 Mar 1752," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodstock 2:15.
3.^ Family Record in possession of Hardy descendants.
4.^ "Sarah [Whitney] and Jonathan Flagg, [married] May 15, 1772," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904), p. 146.
5.^ His parentage is proven by his birth record.
6.^ "Jonathan [Flagg], s. James and Anna, [born] Nov. 15, 1751," according to Upton Vital Records.
7.^ Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: 1931), p. 115.
8.^ Shelburne Vital Records.
9.^ Imogene Hawks Lane, John Hawks a Founder of Hadley, Massachusetts (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 55.
10.^ Shelburne Vital Records.
11.^ Her parentage is proven by her birth record together with her age at death.
12.^ Don Gleason Hill, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).
13.^ Shelburne Vital Records.
14.^ Windsor (VT) Probate District records, 2:54-57,158.
15.^ Family Record in possession of Hardy descendants.
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