Family:Whitney, David (1716-1754)

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David5 Whitney (Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel4 and Mercy (Robinson) Whitney, was born 1716, Watertown, MA, baptized 6 Nov 1726, Weston, MA, about -- years old,[1] and died 19 Apr 1754, Natick, MA.[2]

On 12 Apr 1731, Weston, MA, David Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Nathaniel Whitney, late of Weston, deceased, chose as his guardian Abra. Gregory of Weston, husbandman. On 12 Apr 1731, Weston, MA, Abaham Gregory, husbandman, of Weston, was appointed guardian of David Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Nathaniel Whitney, late of Weston, deceased, and posted bond with Thomas Spring, housewright, of Weston, surety; witnessed by Mercy Oliver.

He married, 17 Nov 1743, Needham, MA, Mehitable Parker,[3] daughter of John and Mary (-----) Parker. She was born 12 Mar 1718/9, Needham, MA, and died 21 May 1761, Needham, MA. She married secondly, 27 Oct 1757, Needham, MA, Josiah Ware "of Needham",[4] son of Nathaniel and Mary (Wheelock) Ware, as his third wife.

He was admitted to the church on 16 May 1736, Weston, MA.[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

DAVID WHITNEY, b. in Watertown, Mass., in 1716; m. in Needham, Nov. 17, 1743, Mehitable PARKER. She m. Oct. 27, 1757, Josiah WARE (his third wife), b. Mar. 21, 1707; d. 1798 in Needham. He was born in Watertown, Mass.; was left fatherless at the age of 17, at which time a guardian was appointed for him (Middlesex Probate, 1731, No. 17631). He resided nearly all his life in Needham, but died in Natick, Mass. David WHITNEY, who married Mehitable PARKER, that son of Nathaniel and Mercy (ROBINSON) of Weston, whom Wm. L. WHITNEY names as in his 15th year in 1731 (No. 243, p. 26). A glance at Bond, p. 965, No 107, shows that Nathaniel, eldest son of Nathaniel and Mercy*, named his third son for this youngest brother David; while David, who was not much older than his nephews, and possibly lived among them after his father's death in 1730, out of five children of his own, transmitted the names of his nephews, Ephraim and Oliver, and of his mother, Mercy. Mehitable, the mother, died bef. 1764, for Apr. 19 of that year Josiah married for fourth wife, Sibel ROBINSON; no ch. He d. Apr. 19, 1754; res. Needham and Natick, Mass.

Children of David5 and Mehitable (Parker) Whitney:

i. Oliver6 Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1744, Needham, MA;[7] bapt. 9 Jun 1745, Natick, MA;[8] Hannah Chase.
ii. Mary Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1745, Natick, MA;[9] "of Natick" m. (int. 22 Apr 1792, Natick, MA[10]) 10 May 1792, Medfield, MA, Solomon Parker,[11] son of Samuel and Hannah (Dunckley) Parker, as his second wife.
iii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1747, Natick, MA;[12] m. Sarah Wood.
iv. John Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1749, Natick, MA.[13] He might possibly be identical to John Whitney (c1749-1825) of Fitzwilliam, NH.
v. Mercy Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1751, Natick, MA;[14] m. 22 Sep 1772, Newton, MA, Philemon Woodward.

Children of Josiah and Mehitable (Parker)(Whitney) Ware:

i. Mehetabel Ware, b. 31 Aug 1758, Needham, MA; m. 10 May 1780, Stow, MA, Abraham6 Whitney, as his first wife.
ii. William Ware, b. 19 Jul 1760, Needham, MA; d. 24 Sep 1762, Needham, MA.

References

1.^  "David [Whitney], s. Nathanial Jr. and Mercy, bap. Nov. 6, 1726, about _y. old," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 409.

2.^  "David [Whitney], [died] Apr. 19, 1754," according to Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-1928).

3.^  "David [Whitney], and Mehitable Parker, [married] Nov. 17, 1743," according to Town of Needham, "Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts," unpublished.

4.^  "Mehitable [Whitney], and Josiah Ware, [married] Oct. 27, 1757," according to Needham Vital Records.

5.^  "David [Whitney], s. Nath., c.m. May 16, 1736," according to Weston Vital Records, page 418.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 71.

7.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. David and Mehitable, [born] Apr. 15, 1744," according to Needham Vital Records.

8.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. of David, bp. June 9, 1745. C.R.," according to Natick Vital Records.

9.^  "Mary [Whiteney], d. of David and Methatable, [born] Nov. 5, 1745," according to Natick Vital Records. Also "Mary [Whitney], d. of David and Mehetable, [born] Nov. 5, 1745," according to Natick Vital Records.

10.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Solomon Parker of Medfield, int. Apr. 22, 1792," according to Natick Vital Records.

11.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Natick and Solomon Parker, [married] May 10, 1792," according to Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

12.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. of David and Mehetable, [born] Mar. 25, 1747," according to Natick Vital Records.

13.^  "John [Whitney], s. of David and Mehetable, [born] June 1, 1749," according to Natick Vital Records.

14.^  "Mercy [Whitney], d. of David and Mehetable, [born] Jan. 8, 1751," according to Natick Vital Records.


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