Family:Whitney, Damaris (c1706-1787)

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Damaris4 Whitney (Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Moses3 and Sarah (Knight) Whitney,[1]; born say 1706, Stow, MA,[2] and died 28 Sep 1787, Worcester, MA.[3]

On 12 Mar 1725/6, Stow, MA, marriage intentions were published for her and Cyprian Stevens,[4] perhaps son of Jacob and Anna (Whipple) Stevens.[5] If that identification is correct, he was born about 1703,[6] and died before Apr 1754.[7]

Children of Cyprian and Damaris4 (Whitney) Stevens:

i. Charles Stevens, bapt. 3 Dec 1727, Rutland, MA;[8] no further record.
ii. Thomas Stevens, b. 3 Mar 1727/8, Rutland, MA;[9] m. Martha Rogers.
iii. Ephraim Stevens, b. 1 Sep 1730, Stow, MA;[10] m. Sybell Gay.
iv. Anna Stevens, b. 18 Mar 1732/3, Rutland, MA;[11] m. Samuel Nichols.
v. Sarah Stevens, b. 20 Jul 1736, Rutland, MA;[12] m. David McClellan.
vi. Mary Stevens, bapt. 17 Jul 1737, Rutland, MA;[13] m. Jonas Hubbard.
vii. Damaris Stevens, b. 30 Sep 1740, Holden, MA;[14] no further record.
viii. Bette Stevens, b. 5 Aug 1742, Holden, MA;[15] no further record.
ix. Eunice Stevens, b. 13 Feb 1745/6, Holden, MA;[16] d. 15 Feb 1745/6, Holden, MA.[17]
x. Cyprian Stevens, b. 18 Aug 1747, Holden, MA;[18] m. Sarah Pierce.

References

1.^  Her parentage is not proven, but she is placed here on chronological and onomastic grounds, partly by a process of elimination.

2.^  Her birth date is estimated from her marriage date and the births of her children.

3.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

4.^  "Damaras [Whitney] and Cyprain Steevens, int. Mar. 12, 1725-6," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). p. 223.

5.^  There were several contemporary Cyprian Stevens individuals, cousins. This one seems the most likely, since his father and brothers lived in Stow, but no proof has been found.

6.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  "Charles [Stevens], s. Cyprian, Dec. 3, 1727, bap. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: 1905), p. 91.

9.^  "Thomas [Stevens], s. Cyprian and Damaris, [born] March 3, 1727/8," according to Rutland Vital Records, p. 92.

10.^  "Ephraim [Stevens], s. Cyprian and Damaris, [born] Sept. 1, 1730," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 77.

11.^  "Anna [Stevens], d. Cyprian and Dameras, [born] March 18, 1732-3," according to Rutland Vital Records, p. 91.

12.^  "Sarah [Stevens], d. Cyprian, July 20, 1[736], bap. C.R.," according to Rutland Vital Records, p. 92.

13.^  "Mary [Stevens], d. Cyprian, July 17, 1737, bap. C.R.," according to Rutland Vital Records, p. 92.

14.^  "Damaris [Stevens], d. Cyprian and Damaris, [born] Sept. 30, 1740," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: 1904), p. 84.

15.^  "Bette [Stevens], d. Cyprian and Damaris, [born] Aug. 5, 1742," according to Holden Vital Records, p. 83.

16.^  "Euinace [Stevens], d. Cyprian and Damaris, [born] Feb. 13, 1745-6," according to Holden Vital Records, p. 84.

17.^  "Eunice [Stevens], [died] Feb. 15, 1745-6," according to Holden Vital Records, p. 231.

18.^  "Cypron [Stevens], s. Cypron and Damaras, [born] Aug. 18, 1747," according to Holden Vital Records, p. 84.


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