Family:Whitney, Zachariah (c1781-1812)

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Zachariah7 Whitney (Zachariah6, Zachariah5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Zachariah6 and Elizabeth (Wetherbee) Whitney, was born about 1781, Lunenburg, MA, and died 5 Jul 1812, Lunenburg, MA, aged 31 years.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 3 Dec 1807, Lunenburg, MA, for him "Junr." "of Lunenburg" and Sally Holt "of Fitchburg".[2] Marriage intentions were published 1 Apr 1808, Fitchburg, MA, for him and Sally Holt, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Stratton) Holt. She was born 10 Sep 1785, Fitchburg, MA.

It is very likely that his widow Sally married secondly, as "Mrs. Sarah Whitney" (intentions 12 Jun 1828, Lunenburg, MA) 6 Aug 1828, Lunenburg, MA, "Mr." Aaron Patch, "both of Lunenburg".[3] He was son of John and Mercy (Patch) Patch, had been born 11 Sep 1768, Ipswich, MA, died 6 Dec 1859, Leominster, MA, aged 91 years, and had married firstly, 30 Oct 1789, Ipswich, MA, Mercy Porter, who died 12 Mar 1828, Lunenburg, MA.

He resided Lunenburg, MA.

Children of Zachariah7 and Sally (Holt) Whitney:

i. Joseph Holt8 Whitney, b. 7 or 14 Aug 1808, Lunenburg, MA;[4] m. Eliza Derby.
ii. Lovina Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1810, Lunenburg, MA;[5] d. 16 Jan 1897, Fitchburg, MA, aged 86 years 9 months 1 day, of heart disease and old age;[6] m.(1) 13 Jul 1826, Ashby, MA, John Eaton, of Ashby, MA; m.(2) 10 Apr 1830, Lunenburg, MA, Henry Jackson; m.(3) 15 Oct 1851, Cambrdige, MA, William Farmer; in 1895 she resided with her son, Henry Jackson, Fitchburg, MA.
iii. Josiah Billings Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1811, Lunenburg, MA;[7] m. Mary A. Patch.



1.^  "Zechariah [Whitney], Jr., [died] July 5, 1812 [a. 31 y., g.s.]," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 3, page 314.

2.^  "Zechariah [Whitney], Junr., of Lunenburg, and Salley Holt of Fitchburg, int. Dec. 3, 1807," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 95.

3.^  Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, pages 72, 161.

4.^  "Joseph Holt [Whitney], s. Zechariah, Junr., and Sarah, [born] Aug. 7 [14, dup.], 1808," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 272.

5.^  "Lovina [Whitney], d. Zechariah, Junr., and Sarah, [born] Apr. 15, 1810," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 272.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 474, page 607.

7.^  "Josiah Billings [Whitney], s. Zechariah, Junr., and Sarah, [born] Apr. 30, 1811," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 3, page 272.

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