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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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287. ZACHARIAH WHITNEY (John, Joseph, John, John), b. Dec. 28, 1711, in Weston; m. Apr. 11, 1739, Sarah BOYNTON, of Lunenburg, Mass; res. Woburn, Mass., and Lunenburg, Mass. 811. i. ZACHARIAH, b. Jan. 16, 1747 [NOTE]; m. Elizabeth WETHERBEE. 812. ii. SARAH, b. Feb. 27, 1740; m. Mar. 3, 1763, Silas DUTTON. 813. iii. JANE, b. Sept 22, 1742. 814. iv. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 17, 1746. 815. v. MARY, b. April 8, 1752. 816. vi. JOHN, b. Apr. 16, 1756; m. Priscilla BATTLES. 289. ABRAHAM WHITNEY (John, Joseph, John, John), b. Aug. 8, 1716, bap. June 17, 1741; m. Jan. 20, 1742, Tabitha ALLEN, b. Oct. 26, 1722; dau. of Joseph, Jr., and Abigail ALLEN. His father John was one of the original proprietors of Paris, Me., in 1735. Abraham was given this land in 1771; res. Watertown, Mass. 817. i. ELISHA, b. Mar. 2, 1743. 818. ii. SIMON, b. Nov. 21, 1745; d. Apr. 25, 1751. 819. iii. ABIGAIL, b. ----- [NOTE]; d. Apr. 23, 1751. 820. iv. LEVI, b. May 16, 1750 821. v. SARAH, b. May 18, 1752. 291. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Dec. 3, 1710; m. Apr. 19, 1737, Mary CHILD, b. Feb. 25, 1717. In the Middlesex Register of Deeds office is found the following data: 1785, Joseph, Jonathan, and wife Susan, and Abraham and wife Mary, of Watertown, late father Joseph and brother Daniel [NOTE]; 1785, Joseph, Jonathan, and Abraham, in behalf of his late wife Elizabeth WHITNEY [NOTE], deceased; all heirs of Joseph, deceased, of Watertown. Witness: Jonathan, Jr. He d. in 1790 [NOTE]; res. Weston, Mass. 822. i. JOSEPH, b. Mar. 13, 1737; d. young. 823. ii. JOSEPH, b. Mar. 13, 1738; m. Elizabeth GODDARD [NOTE]. 824. iii. DAVID, b. Jan. 21, 1740; d. bef. 1784 [NOTE]. 825. iv. JONATHAN, b. Apr. 12, 1743; m. Susanna NORCROSS. 826. v. ABIJAH, b. Sept 6, 1744; m. Lydia STEARNS [NOTE]. 827. vi. ELIZABETH, bap. Nov. 23, 1746; m. Abraham WHITNEY, son of John and Susan -----. 292. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., Sept 17, 1712 [NOTE]; m. ----- ----- [NOTE]. (See Worcester records of births in city clerk's office. He did not die Nov. 13, 1713, as BOND says, in his History of Watertown.) Res. Worcester, Mass. 828. i. BENJAMIN, b. 1737; m. Sarah WHITE. [NOTE] 829. ii. SAMUEL, b. 1741; m. Mary WHITE. [NOTE] 293. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Nov. 22, 1715; m. Mar. 1, 1742, Mary CLARK, b. 1713; d. 1765 [NOTE]. His will probated in 1808; was of Water- town; gave property to brother Benjamin, of Worcester, and his sister, Elizabeth CHILD. Also gives Joseph WHITNEY, second son of Jonathan, of Watertown, 1/8 part of his estate. He was admr. of his wife's estate in 1765. He d. s. p. 1808 [NOTE]; res. Watertown, Mass. 304. JOHN WHITNEY ([NOTE] John, Benjamin, John, John), bap. Mar. 17, 1731; m. July 5, 1753, Mary BENJAMIN, b. May 24, 1726. He served in the Watertown company in the Revolutionary war; res. Waltham, Mass. [NOTE] 830. i. SAMUEL, bap. June 6, 1756. 307. ABRAHAM WHITNEY (John, Benjamin, John, John), b. Dec. 7, 1735; m. July 10, 1766, Elizabeth WHITNEY, bap. Nov. 23, 1746, dau. of Joseph and Mary; m. 2d in Watertown, Dec. 3, 1772, Mary MEAD, b. May 1, 1753, dau. of Joshua. He was born in Watertown, Mass., and resided there for some time after his marriage. With his brothers he served in the company commanded by Capt. BARNARD from Watertown in the Revolutionary war and marched from Watertown to to Lexington on the alarm April 19, 1775. Paul REVERE was ably assisted in spread- ing the intelligence of the landing of the British at Cambridge, by Abraham WHITNEY. The night before the battle of Lexington, Abraham WHITNEY started off for Lynn on horseback, at about midnight, with panniers filled with shoes, which his brother desired to have delivered in Lynn early in the morning. Abraham WHITNEY had got about to Charlestown when he was startled by a voice in the dark,
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