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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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years; Daniel WHITNEY, who lived to be 85 years; Moses Gill WHITNEY, youngest child of Gen. WHITNEY, age 85. 1053. ix. LEMUEL, b. Sept. 19, 1784; m. Elizabeth HILL [NOTE]. 1054. x. DANIEL, b. Oct. 25, 1786; m. Hannah SHEDD. 1055. xi. JOHN HANCOCK, b. Dec. 13, 1788; m. and res. Cazenovia, N. Y. 1056. xii. MOSES GILL, b. Feb. 4, 1791; m. Ann SHIELDS. 1057a. xiii. INFANT, d. Feb., 1766. 1058a. xiv. INFANT, d. Feb. 18, 1768. 1059a. xv. INFANT, d. Mar. 16, 1763. 1060a. xvi. INFANT, d. May 10, 1762. 1061a. xvii. INFANT, d. June 4, 1761. 385. DEA. OLIVER WHITNEY (Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. Lancaster July 22, 1731; m. Nov. 16, 1752 [NOTE], Abigail HUTCHINS; d. Oct., 1804 [NOTE]. Mary WILDER, wid. of John, of Lancaster, executrix of Abigail's will. Deacon Oliver was a farmer in Harvard; his will is dated Feb. 1, 1801-2; he leaves estate to wife Abigail, brothers Caleb and Hezekiah, and Simon and Jonathan; and sisters Betsey, wife of Phinehas WETHERBEE; Alice, wife of Timothy WHITNEY; Rhumah, wife of Abel DAVIS. Israel WHITNEY, of Harvard, was executor. He served in the Revolutionary war. He d. s. p. Apr., 1802 [NOTE]; res. Harvard, Mass. 386. CALEB WHITNEY (Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. Lancaster, Oct. 4, 1729; m. Nov. 16, 1749, Annes CHURCH, b. July 7, 1731. His will was probated May 1, 1822, of Sterling, and his son Jonathan was appointed executor. Mentions wife Annes, dau. Elizabeth PIERCE, son Joshua, son Joseph, dau. Annis HOLMAN, son Hezekiah, and son Jonathan. He d. 1822 [NOTE]; res. Harvard, Shutesbury and Sterling, Mass. 1057. i. ELIZABETH, b. Harvard June 27, 1751; m. ----- PIERCE [NOTE]. 1058. ii. CALEB, b. June 23, 1753 [NOTE]; d. young. 1059. iii. JOSHUA, b. Feb. 18, 1754; m. Vashti KNIGHT. 1060. iv. ANNES, b. May 9, 1756; d. Jan. 31, 1758. 1061. v. CALEB, b. June 23, 1758; d. in the Revolutionary army Dec. 10, 1777. He was in a Lancaster company. 1062. vi. JOSEPH, b. July 9, 1760. 1063. vii. ANNIS, b. in Shutesbuy, June 20, 1763; m. Dec., 1796, Seth HASKINS [NOTE]; m. 2d, ----- HOLMAN. 1064. viii. HEZEKIAH, b. Shutesbury, Aug. 16, 1766. 1065. ix. JONATHAN, b. in S., Sept. 8, 1768 [NOTE]; m. Lucy WHEELER. 1066. x. LUCY, b. Sept. 25, 1770; d. Feb. 7, 1771, in Lancaster. 1067. xi. JOSHUA, b. Jan. 4, 1750; d. Jan. 24, 1750. 1068. xii. LUCY, b. Shutesbury, April 20, 1765; d. May 16, 1765. 387. CAPT. HEZEKIAH WHITNEY (Jonathan, Richard, Richard, John), b. Har- vard, Apr. 14, 1735; m. Lydia -----: m. 2d, May 5, 1774, Lucy POLLARD. Capt. Hezekiah WHITNEY was born in Harvard, where he always resided and fol- lowed agricultural pursuits all his life. He early in life showed a decided taste for military affairs, and before his majority was a leading member of one of the local companies. In 1757 he was a member of Capt. TAYLOR's company of foot in Col. WILDER's regiment that marched on the late alarm to the relief of Fort William Henry as far as Springfield, Aug. 13 to 26. In 1774 he was sergeant of the "youngest company" in Harvard. At the Lexington alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, he was sergeant in Capt. BURT's company in Col. WHITCOMB's regiment. After the battle of Lexington, in 1776, he was captain of the Harvard company in Col. Josiah WHITNEY's regiment. He held various town offices, was highly esteemed, member of the church and in seating the meeting house, in 1775, was given the third seat below. "Hezekiah WHITNEY's inventory, late of Harvard. Appraised at Harvard Nov. 4, 1805. Hezekiah WHITNEY's advertisement for sale of his real estate, late of Harvard, will be sold at public auction on Monday, Sept. 15, 1806. Hezekiah WHITNEY's widow's dower. A committee appointed to set off one-third part of estate of Hezekiah WHITNEY, late of Harvard, to Lucy the widow, Sept. 15, 1806." He d. July 23, 1805; res. Harvard, Mass. 1069. i. MARY, b. June 1, 1756. 1070. ii. JONATHAN, b. Mar. 4, 1775; d. May 5, 1776 [NOTE]. 1071. iii. LUCY, b. June 30, 1777. 1072. iv. ALICE. b. July 29, 1780. 1073. v. LEVI, b. Aug. 30, 1786. 1074. vi. JONATHAN, b. May 20, 1782.

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