Family:Whitney, Dorothy (1733-?)

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Dorothy5 Whitney (Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), daughter of Daniel4 and Dorothy (Tainter) Whitney, was born 31 May 1733, Watertown, MA,[1] and was baptized 19 Sep 1736, Watertown, MA.[2]

Dorothy married, 19 Sep 1751, Watertown, MA, Nathaniel Coolidge, "both of Watertown",[3] son of Nathaniel and Grace (Bowman) Coolidge. He was born 7 Dec 1728, Watertown, MA, and died 24 Dec 1773, Watertown, MA.

History of Paris, Maine.. by Daniel Livermore: Nathaniel, Jr., was born Dec. 7, 1728, married Dorothy Whitney and was also an innkeeper at Watertown Bridge from 1764 - 1770.

Pierce says the following:[4]

DOROTHY [WHITNEY], b. May 31, 1733; m. Sept. 19, 1751, Nathaniel COOLIDGE. He kept a public house from 1764 to 1770, on the south side of the river at Watertown Bridge, the first house. He d. bef. 1778. Ch.: Susanna, b. Dec. 17, 1752; m. Nov. 11, 1773, Elkanah WALES, of Braintree; Mary, b. Dec. 3, 1754; m. Sept. 3, 1777, William HUNT; gr. Harvard Coll. 1768, a lawyer of Wat.; Daniel, b. May 24, 1756; m. Elizabeth FESSENDEN; Nathaniel, b. May 4, 1760; m. Catherine BALDWIN; Grace, b. Aug. 19, 1763; d. Dec 5, 1769; Nathan, b. Dec. 6, 1766; m. Betsey CURTIS (a son Carlos gr. Mid. Coll. 1811, lawyer, state senator; res. Windsor, Vt., Gov., Vt.)

Children of Nathaniel and Dorothy5 (Whitney) Coolidge, all born Watertown, MA:

i. Susannah Coolidge, b. 17 Dec 1752; d. 28 Oct 1792, Watertown, MA; m. 11 Nov 1773, Watertown, MA, Pvt. Elkannah Wales "of Braintree".
ii. Mary Coolidge, b. 3 Dec 1754; d. Apr 1785, Watertown, MA; m. 3 Nov 1777, Watertown, MA, William Hunt, son of John and Ruth (-----) Hunt.
ivv. Daniel Coolidge, b. 24 May 1756; d. Feb 1813, Boston, MA; m. 9 Oct 1777, Watertown, MA, Elizabeth Fessenden "of Groton".
iv. Nathaniel Coolidge, b. 4 May 1760; m. 14 Nov 1786, Worcester, MA, Catherine Baldwin.
v. Grace Coolidge, b. 19 Aug 1763; d. 5 Dec 1769, Watertown, MA.
vi. Nathan Coolidge, b. 6 Dec 1766; d. 14 Jul 1836, Windsor, VT; m. 20 Mar 1791, Watertown, MA, Betsey Curtis.

References

1.^  "Dorothy Whitney, d. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 31 May 1733," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 116.

2.^  "19 Sep 1736, Simon, Daniel, Joanna, Abigail, Mary, Dorothy, ch. of Daniel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Records, Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697 to 1737. Also, Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1906), volume 4, page 142.

3.^  "Nathaniel Coollidge, Jr. & Dorothy Whitney, b. of Watertown, m. 19 Sep 1751," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 133.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), pp. 45-46.


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