Family:Whitney, Damaris (c1706-1787)
On 12 Mar 1725/6, Stow, MA, marriage intentions were published for her and Cyprian Stevens, perhaps son of Jacob and Anna (Whipple) Stevens. If that identification is correct, he was born about 1703, and died before Apr 1754.
Children of Cyprian and Damaris4 (Whitney) Stevens:
i. Charles Stevens, bapt. 3 Dec 1727, Rutland, MA; no further record. ii. Thomas Stevens, b. 3 Mar 1727/8, Rutland, MA; m. Martha Rogers. iii. Ephraim Stevens, b. 1 Sep 1730, Stow, MA; m. Sybell Gay. iv. Anna Stevens, b. 18 Mar 1732/3, Rutland, MA; m. Samuel Nichols. v. Sarah Stevens, b. 20 Jul 1736, Rutland, MA; m. David McClellan. vi. Mary Stevens, bapt. 17 Jul 1737, Rutland, MA; m. Jonas Hubbard. vii. Damaris Stevens, b. 30 Sep 1740, Holden, MA; no further record. viii. Bette Stevens, b. 5 Aug 1742, Holden, MA; no further record. ix. Eunice Stevens, b. 13 Feb 1745/6, Holden, MA; d. 15 Feb 1745/6, Holden, MA. x. Cyprian Stevens, b. 18 Aug 1747, Holden, MA; m. Sarah Pierce.
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.
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.
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.
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