Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (1732-?)

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Elizabeth 4 Whitney (Isaac3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Isaac3 and Elizabeth (Bridges) Whitney,[1] was born 28 Jan 1731/2, Hopkinton, MA,[2] and died between 9 Nov 1749 and 30 Sep 1751, probably in Hopkinton, MA.[3]

She married 7 Sep 1749, Hopkinton, MA, Ebenezer How,[4] son of John and Sarah (Gould) How,[5] as his first wife. He was born 13 Dec 1725, Wilmington, MA,[6] but his death is unknown.

Ebenezer How married secondly, 31 Sep 1751 [sic], Hopkinton, MA, Lucy Stimpson,[7] daughter of George and Margaret (Rust) Stimpson[8]. She was baptized 9 Apr 1732, Ipswich, MA,[9] and died 22 Oct 1824, Hopkinton, MA, aged 92 years 7 months, "a native of the town of Ipswich" [C.R.1].[10]

On 4 May 1749, Elizabeth Whitney was mentioned as his daughter in the will of her father Isaac3 Whitney of Hopkinton. On 9 Nov 1749, Ebenezer Howe, Judith4 Whitney, and Elizabeth How consented to the will of their father, Isaac3 Whitney.[11]

Ebenezer and Elizabeth4 (Whitney) How had no known children.

Children of Ebenezer and Lucy (Stimpson) How:

i. Elisabeth How, b. 27 Sep 1752, Hopkinton, MA;[12] m. no further record.
ii. Margaret How, b. 20 Oct 1754, Hopkinton, MA;[13] no further record.
iii. Lucy How, bapt. 1 Jan 1764, Hopkinton, MA;[14] no further record.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record and her father's will.

2.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. Isaac and Elisabeth, [born] Jan. 28, 1731-2. [Whittney, C.R.1]," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), pp. 200-201.

3.^  She died after being mentioned in her father's estate, and before the second marriage of her husband.

4.^  "Elisabeth [Whitney] and Ebenezer How, int. Mar. 11, 1748-9 [Eliza[beth], m. Sept. 7, 1749, C.R.1]," according to Hopkinton Vital Records, pp. 388-389.

5.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

6.^  James E. Kelley, Wilmington Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1730 to 1898 (1898).

7.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

8.^  Her parentage is from her birth record and her death record.

9.^  "Lucy [Stimson], d. George and Margaret, bapt. Apr. 9, 1732," according to Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1910).

10.^  "Lucy [Howe], wid. "a native of the town of Ipswich" [died] Oct. 22, 1824, a. 92 y. 7 m. [C.R.1]," according to Hopkinton Vital Records.

11.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,658.

12.^  "Elisabeth [How], d. Ebenezer and Luce, [born] Sep. 27, 1752 [Elizabeth, C.R.1]," according to Hopkinton Vital Records.

13.^  "Margrett [How], d. Ebenezer and Luce, [born] Oct. 20, 1754 [Margeret, C.R.1]," according to Ibid.

14.^  "Lucy [How], ch. Ebenezer, bapt. Jan. 1, 1764 [C.R.1]," according to Ibid.

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