Archive Talk:The Descendants of John Whitney, page 83

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p. 83, #979: Peter6 WHITNEY was born 20 Nov 1762 (not 1760), according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #980: Petersham vital records do not include a birth record for a son Silas6 WHITNEY in this family. Furthermore, his alleged birth date of 29 Apr 1762 conflicts with that of Peter6 WHITNEY. On the other hand, there is a record of a son Otis6 WHITNEY on 29 Apr 1764 (not 1762) given in that reference, of whom nothing further appears. It is a reasonable conclusion that the published vital records have an error, and that this is the birth record of Silas, not Otis.

p. 83, #981: Timothy6 WHITNEY was born 22 Apr 1766 (not 1764), Petersham, MA, according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #982: Hezekiah6 WHITNEY was born 14 Oct 1767 (not 1766), Petersham, MA, according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #983: Jonathan6 WHITNEY was born 14 Sep 1769 (not 1768), Petersham, MA, according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #984: Jonas6 WHITNEY was born 21 Oct 1771 (not 1770), Petersham, MA, according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #985: Alice6 WHITNEY was born 3 Aug 1773 (not 1772), Petersham, MA, according to Petersham vital records.

p. 83, #985: Alice6 WHITNEY apparently married Stephen (not Simeon) PELTON, although no record of the marriage has been found, according to the D.A.R. Patriot Index.

p. 83, #353: Moses5 WHITNEY married Betty HUTCHINS as his first wife, and secondly, 17 Dec 1783, Barre, MA, Martha (PECK) CUNNINGHAM of Barre, according to Barre vital records. He had several more children by his first wife, most born in Templeton, MA, according to Templeton vital records:

v. -----, bapt. 22 May 1763.
vi. William, b. 7 Mar 1764, living in 1810.
vii. Abigail, b. 20 Jul 1765, m. 26 Jan 1792, Templeton, Elias MAYNARD.
viii. Susa, b. 12 Jul 1767, m. 5 Jun 1788, Templeton, Luis TURNER.
ix. Aaron, b. 24 Apr 1769.
x. Ruth, b. 18 Dec 1770, m. 8 Mar 1790, Templeton, Silas BRUCE.
xi. Lydia, b. 13 Oct 1771, Harvard, MA, m. 23 Oct 1806, Harvard, Andrew BIGELOW.
xii. Moses, b. 15 Jul 1773, m. 15 Jul 1798, Phillipston, Tabitha KEYES.
xiii. Sarah, b. 11 Jul 1775, m. Levi MAXWELL.

He also had a daughter by his second wife:

xiv. Priscilla, b. 13 Feb 1785.

This makes it clear that the information listed under #2021 on page 283 belongs to this Moses5 WHITNEY, since his will mentions his wife Martha and children William, Moses, and Priscilla.

p. 83, #355: Aaron5 WHITNEY was born 2 Jun (not July) 1740, Harvard, MA, according to Harvard vital records.

p. 83, #996: Moses6 WHITNEY married, 18 Apr 1797, Lunenburg, MA, Pattee BAKER, according to Lunenburg vital records.

p. 83, #998: Abel6 WHITNEY married, 8 Feb 1817, Lancaster, MA, Abigail H. TOWNSEND, according to Lancaster vital records. He is confused with his cousin Abel7 WHITNEY, #2304 on page 309.


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