Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (1719-a1805)

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Elizabeth5 Whitney (Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), daughter of Benjamin4 and Elizabeth (Fiske) Whitney, was born 9 Mar 1718/9, Watertown, MA.[1] If her second husband was Jonathan Child, then she died 21 Sep 1807, Weston, MA, aged 88 years.

Marriage intentions were published 16 Oct 1747, Weston, MA, for her "of Waltham" and William McCune "of Weston".[2] She "of Waltham" married, 26 Nov 1747, Weston, MA, William McCune "of Weston".[3] He was born said 1729, Scotland, and died 1807, West Brattleboro, VT.

She married secondly, after 1758 and before 13 Dec 1805, ----- Child, possibly Jonathan Child "of Watertown", son of Joseph and Mary (Thatcher) Child. He was born 3 Jul 1714, Watertown, MA, and died 4 May 1774, Watertown, MA. He had married firstly, before 1738, Elizabeth -----. She died probably after 1761.

They owned the covenant 28 Aug 1748, Weston, MA.

Pierce says the following:[4]

ELIZABETH [WHITNEY], b. Mar. 9, 1718,; m. Nov. 26, 1747, William McCUNE, of Weston. Ch.: Lydia, b. Oct., 1748; Isaac, b. May 31, 1750. She prob. m. 2d, ----- CHILD. (See her bro. Samuel's will.)

Children of William and Elizabeth5 (Whitney) McCune:

i. Lydia McCune, b. Oct 1748, Weston, MA; bapt. 9 Oct 1748, Weston, MA; d. 25 Jul 1817; m. bef. 1772, Elijah Prouty.
ii. Isaac McCune, bapt. 31 May 1750, Weston, MA; d. 1800, Brattleboro, VT; m. Lydia Chandler.
iii. Elizabeth McCune, bapt. 12 Apr 1752, Weston, MA; d. after 1788; m. Benjamin Butterfield.
iv. Sarah McCune, bapt. 30 Mar 1754, Weston, MA.
v. William McCune, bapt. 4 Apr 1756, Weston, MA.
vi. Grace McCune, bapt. 1 Oct 1758, Weston, MA; d. 24 Oct 1811; m. ca. 1772, Moses Nash.
vii. John McCune; m. Sarah Harris.

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth (-----) Child:

i. Elizabeth Child, b. 1 Jan 1737/8, Watertown, MA; bapt. 8 Jan 1737/8, Watertown, MA; m. 6 Jan 1757, Watertown, MA, Josiah Norcross.
ii. Abigail Child, b. 2 Nov 1743, Watertown, MA.
iii. Jonathan Child, b. 25 Feb 1746/7, Watertown, MA; m. ca. 1775, Watertown, MA, Elizabeth Mason.
iv. Mary Child, b. 25 Nov 1758, Watertown, MA; m. 28 Apr 1782, Watertown, MA, David Learned.
v. Joseph Child, b. 17 Dec 1761, Watertown, MA; m. 3 Oct 1782, Lexington, MA, Lucy Parmenter.


1.^  "Elizabeth Whitney, d. Benjamin & Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1718/9," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 64.

2.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], of Waltham, and William Maceune of Weston, int. Oct. 16, 1747," 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 61.

3.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], of Waltham, and William McCune of Weston, [married] Nov. 26, 1747," according to Weston Vital Records, page 62.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 44.

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