Family:Whitney, David (1723-b1765)
David married, before 22 Dec 1751, Watertown, MA, Mary Merriam, daughter of Thomas and Tabitha (Stone) Merriam. She was born 18 Jun 1727, Lexington, MA. She married secondly, 17 Mar 1768, Waltham, MA, Abraham Bemis.
He left a will dated 7 Nov 1764, Waltham, MA: wife Mary; son David (under 21); daughters Mary, Sarah and Ruth Whitney; brother Josiah Whitney appointed executor; witnesses Thomas Wellington, Josiah Brown, and Nathaniel Bridge. On 26 Aug 1765, Waltham, MA, his will was proved. On 3 Sep 1766, Waltham, MA, his inventory was taken by Thomas Wellington, Josiah Brown, and Nathaniel Bridge. On 2 Jun 1767, Waltham, MA, his inventory was exhibited by his widow Mrs. Mary Whitney.
Children of David5 and Mary (Merriam) Whitney:
i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1751, Waltham, MA; m. 17 or 19 Apr or 17 Aug 1769, Waltham, MA, William Wellington. ii. David Whitney, b. 9 Jul 1753, Waltham, MA; d. 1 Mar 1776, Watertown, MA; on 20 Mar 1769, Waltham, MA, he chose Mr. Josiah Whitney as guardian; on 4 Apr 1769, Waltham, MA, Josiah Whitney, yeoman, of Waltham, was appointed guardian of David Whitney, son of David Whitney, deceased, and posted bond with Josiah Brown, yeoman, and John Lawrence, Jr., both of Waltham, as sureties. iii. Sarah Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1756, Waltham, MA; "of Waltham" m. (int. 14 Jul 1776, Chester, MA) 28 Aug 1776, Watertown, MA, or 29 Aug 1776, Waltham, MA, Bezaleel Wright "of Murrayfield". iv. Ruth Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1760, Waltham, MA; "of Waltham" m. 7 Dec 1780, Waltham, MA, Roland P. Blackmer "of Western" [now Warren]. She was named in her father's will (under 21).
1.^ "David [Whitney] [dup. Deavid Whittny], s. David and Rebeckah, [born] Sept. 25, 1723," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).
7.^ "Sarah [Whitney] of Waltham, and Bazaleel Wright, int. July 14, 1776," according to Vital Records of Chester, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).
10.^ "Ruth [Whitney] and Roland Blackmer, [married] Dec. 7, 1780.* [Blackmore, M. R.]," according to Waltham Vital Records. Also, "Ruth [Whitney] of Waltham and Roland Blackmer, [married] Dec. 7, 1780. In Waltham," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Warren (Formerly Western), Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910). Also, "Ruth of Waltham and Ronald Blackman of Western [Warren], [married] Dec. 7, 1780, in Waltham, by Rev. Jacob Cushing," 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 274.