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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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Corey, b. Sept. 29, 1830, m. 1850, David G. YOUNG of Deerfield, N. H., d. Apr. 15, 1864; Isaiah Whitney, b. Jan 25, 1833, m. 1855, Lucy LEAVITT, d. Mar. 25, 1864, and left three chs., Chas. Ather- ton SAWYER of East Boston, Mass., Isaiah Whitney SAWYER of Malden, Mass., and Wm. P. SAWYER of Boston, Mass. 1262. ii. LUCY, b. -----; m. John KNIGHT of Lynn, Mass. They res. in Bolton, Mass., and had one daughter who died in Medford, Mass., Mar. 10, 1878. 1263. iii. JOHN, b. -----; m. Sirene SHATTUCK, b. Sept. 2, 1807, and d. in Bolton Sept. 25, 1863. She d. Mar. 16, 1838, and left one ch. 490. ELIJAH WHITNEY (Abraham, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Harvard, Feb 15, 1754; m. in Bolton, Apr. 14, 1772, Sarah STEARNES; b. 1753, Bolton [NOTE]; d. there Oct. 1812 [NOTE]. He was born in Harvard, was a farmer. In 1779 he purchased a farm and settled in Bolton, where his wife died. He died in Lancaster. He d. Jan. 17, 1834 [NOTE]; res. Bol- ton and Lancaster, Mass. 1264. i. ELIJAH, b. July 17, 1772 [NOTE]; d. bef. 1781. 1265. ii. SARAH, b. July 13, 1774; m. Dec. 15, 1797, James TOWNSEND, Jr., of Bolton. Ch.: James, Sarah, Lyman and Hannah [NOTE]. 1266. iii. DINAH, b. Sept. 23, 1776; m. Nov.27, 1800, Benjamin W. WORCESTER of Bolton. Ch.: Daniel, Arad, Luke and Samuel [NOTE]. 1267. iv. SAMUEL, b. Sept. 10, 1778; m. Lucy HANDLEY. 1268. v. ELIJAH, b. Feb. 25, 1781; res. Charlestown, Mass., d. May 18, 1866. 1269. vi. DANIEL, b. Feb. 10, 1783; d. bef. 1860. 1270. vii. ABRAHAM, b. Apr. 17, 1785; res. Shirley. 1271. viii. ALICE, b. Sept. 1, 1787; d. Mar. 9, 18--, in B. unm. [NOTE] R. M. Priest was admr. of her estate, Apr. 2, 1861. In the report is mentioned brothers Samuel, Elijah and Abraham, sisters Sophia FLEMING, Nancy PRIEST, Elizabeth BAILEY, Sarah TOWNSEND and Dinah WORCESTER. 1272. ix. SOPHIA, b. Nov. 20, 1789; m. ----- FLEMING [NOTE]. 1273. x. NANCY, b. Aug. 4, 1792; m. Oct. 20, 1814, Charles PRIEST, of Har- vard. 1274. xi. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 26, 1795; m. Dec. 28, 1815, Horace BAILEY, of Bolton; res in Westboro. 493. JONATHAN WHITNEY (Zacheus, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Bedford, Mass., 1736 [NOTE], m. (int) Aug 20; m. Oct. 3, 1765, Mary WYMAN, b. in 1744 [NOTE]; d. Jan. 11, 1778 [NOTE]; m, 2d, June 30, 1779, Lucy SMITH [NOTE], b. in 1743 [NOTE]; d. Oct. 11, 1817. He served during the Revolutionary war in a company from Lancaster. He d. Nov. 20, 1802; res. Lan- caster, Mass. Apr. 23, 1818, Jonas WHITNEY asks for a settlement of the estate of Jonathan. In March, 1820, the following heirs are satisfied with the division and sign receipts: Jona WHITNEY, Jonas WHITNEY, Zacheas WHITNEY, Ephraim WHITNEY, Horatio G. BUTTRICK, guar, to Caroline BUTTRICK, Wm. BALLOU, Elizabeth BALLOU, Reuben WHEELER, Sally WHEELER, Eli STEARNS and Mary STEARNS. Lucy WHITNEY's will of Lancaster gives to children of her deceased son Moses SMITH, son Richard SMITH, dau. Lucy ALLEN, dau. Sally WHEELER, gives to Caroline BUTTRICK, granddaughter, son Eprhaim WHITNEY, whom she appointed exec. His gravestone in the Lancaster Middle Cemetery reads: Sacred to the memory of Mr. Jonathan WHITNEY who departed this life November 20th 1802 aged 66 years Possessing the integrity and goodness of the upright man; his memory will be embalmed in the affections of all who knew his worth; and while virtue itself shall be revered, his virtues shall be had in remembrance of the virtuous and the good. 1275. i. MARY, b. Jan. 14, 1767; m. Feb. 9, 1786, Eli STEARNES, Esq., b. 1757 [NOTE]; d. Mar. 7, 1825. She d. May, 1827 [NOTE]; res. Lancaster. In 1775 he was apprenticed to a Mr. WHITTAKER, a carpenter, at Princeton, who enlisted early in the Revolutionary war. Eli was sent to the army at Cambridge for a short time as a substi- tute for his master, and was there at the time of the battle of
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