Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (c1707-1757)

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Elizabeth5 Whitney (John4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of John4 and Elizabeth (Barnard) Whitney,[1] was born say 1710, possibly Stow, MA, and died before 15 Jul 1757, Harvard, MA, when her will was proved.[2]

She married before 1733, and very probably 24 Apr 1733, Lancaster, MA, Isaiah4 Whitney, q.v.

She married secondly, 30 Sep 1740, Harvard, MA, Jonathan Sawyer, Jr.,[3] son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wheelock) Sawyer. He was baptized 24 Jun 1716, Lancaster, MA, and died 21 Feb 1805, Bolton, MA, aged 90 years.

She left a will on 8 May 1756, Harvard, Worcester, MA, which mentions granddaughter Betty Bruce. On 15 Jul 1757, Harvard, Worcester, MA, her will was proved.

See Family Group under Isaiah4 Whitney

Children of Jonathan, Jr., and Elizabeth5 (Whitney) Sawyer:

i. Lois Sawyer, bapt. 26 Jul 1741, Harvard, MA; m. 9 Dec 1762, Bolton, MA, Thaddeus Hager "of Framingham.
ii. Peter Sawyer, b. 27 Nov 1743, Harvard, MA; d. 18 Dec 1746, Harvard, MA.
iii. Jonathan Sawyer, bapt. 24 Nov 1745, Harvard, MA; d. 18 Dec 1746, Harvard, MA, aged 1 year.
iv. John Sawyer, b. 31 Mar 1748, Bolton, MA; m. 29 Nov 1770, Bolton, MA, Mary Moor "3d".
v. Adington Sawyer, b. 14 Oct 1752, Bolton, MA.


  • Harvard VRs
  • Bolton VRs

1.^  Source of parentage

2.^  Source of death

3.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney] (wid. int.) and Jonathan Sawyer Jr., [married] Sept. 30, 1740," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

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