Family:Whitney, Caleb (1711-1764)

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Caleb5 Whitney (Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Timothy4 and Margaret (Bacon) Whitney, was born 2 Apr 1711, Roxbury, MA,[1] and died before 11 Jun 1764, Newton, MA.[2]

Caleb married, 15 Apr 1736, Newton, MA, Hannah Cheney,[3] daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Wiswall) Cheney.[4] She was born 13 Jun 1711, Newton, MA,[5] and died after 2 May 1765.[6]

On 11 Jun 1764, Newton, MA, Caleb Whitney, cordwainer of Newton, was appointed administrator of the estate of his father, Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, deceased, and posted bond, with Joseph Whitney, yeoman, and Moses Whitney, yeoman, both of Newton, as sureties.

On 22 Jun 1764, Newton, MA, his inventory was taken by Thomas Greenwood, Ebenezer Parker, and Thomas Marceonn[?].

On 2 May 1765, Newton, MA, divison of his estate was made: to widow Hannah, eldest son Caleb, Thaddeus, Hannah, and Sarah; made by Abr. Fuller, Ebenezer Parker, and John Wilson.

On 14 May 1765, Newton, MA, an adminstration account was recorded.[7]

His two sons served in the Revolutionary army in a company raised in Newton.

Children of Caleb5 and Hannah (Cheney) Whitney, all born Newton, MA:

i. Hannah6 Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1736/7;[8] m. 19 Nov 1771 or 1772, Newton, MA, Nathaniel Parker.[9]
ii. Caleb Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1740;[10] m. Elizabeth Hyde.
iii. Sarah Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1743;[11] d. 1771; m. 26 Apr 1769, Newton, MA, James Richards, Jr.,[12] son of James and Mary (Flagg) Richards.
iv. Thaddeus Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1747;[13] m. Temperance Hyde.

References

1.^  "Caleb [Whitney], s. Timothy and Margaret, [born] Apr. 2, 1711," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), pp. 371-373.

2.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, file #24,613.

3.^  "Caleb [Whitney] and Hannah Cheney, [married] Apr. 15, 1736," according to Roxbury Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

4.^  "Hanah [Chene, dup. Hannah Cheney], d. Joseph and Sarah, [born] June 13, 1711," according to Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905), p. 33.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

6.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, file #24,613.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Caleb and Hannah, [born] Mar. 3, 1736-7," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

9.^  "Hannah [Whitney] and Nathaniel Parker, [married] Nov. 19, 1771," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

10.^  "Caleb [Whitney], s. Caleb and Hannah, [born] June 17, 1740," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Caleb and Hannah, [born] Oct. 23, 1743," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.

12.^  "Sarah and James Richards Jr., Apr. 26, 1769. [Richardson, M.R.]," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 402-404.

13.^  "Thaddeus [Whitney], s. Caleb and Hannah, [born] July 10, 1747," according to Newton Vital Records, pp. 210-211.


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