Archive Talk:The Descendants of John Whitney, page 83
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, #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.