Family:Whitney, Jonathan (c1724-1770)

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Jonathan5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonathan4 and Alice (Willard) Whitney,[1] was born circa 1724, calculated from age at death, and died 20 Jan 1770, Harvard, MA, in his 47th year.[2]

Jonathan married, 27 Nov 1746, Harvard, MA, Sarah Holt.[3] She was born circa 1725, and died 29 Oct 1769, Harvard, MA.[4]

Pierce says the following:[5]

In seating the meeting house he was given ye second seat on ye side. Oliver was appointed admr. of his father's [sic--brother's] estate Apr. 30, 1770; inventory was made Mar. 28, 1771.

Children of Jonathan5 and Sarah (Holt) Whitney, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Phinehas6 Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1747;[6] m. Kezia Farnsworth.
ii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1749;[7] d. 22 or 27 Oct 1756, Harvard, MA, aged 7 years 3 months.[8]
iii. Sarah Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1751;[9] m. 26 Aug 1771, Harvard, MA, John Mead.[10]
iv. Relief Whitney, b. 12 May 1754;[11] d. 15 Oct 1756, Harvard, MA, aged 2 years 5 months.[12]
v. Hannah Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1756;[13] d. 27 Oct 1756, Harvard, MA, aged 7 months.[14]
vi. Relief Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1758;[15] m. Jonas6 Whitney.
vii. Anness Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1761;[16] d. 1 Jun 1761, Harvard, MA.[17]
viii. Abigail Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1763 (twin);[18] m.(1) (int. 21 Dec 1788, Littleton, MA[19]) Josiah Reed, both "of Littleton"; m.(2) (int. 25 Oct 1789, Littleton, MA[20]) 17 Nov 1789, Harvard, MA, Benjamin Hoar,[21] both "of Littleton".
ix. Oliver Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1763 (twin);[22] d. 29 or 31 Mar 1763, Harvard, MA, aged 6 weeks.[23]
x. Annas Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1765;[24] d. 23 Jan 1768, Harvard, MA.[25]
xi. Rachel Whitney, b. 19 Sep 1767;[26] m. (int. 24 Jun 1793, Lancaster, MA[27]) 7 Nov 1793, Harvard, MA, Salmon Willard,[28] both "of Lancaster".

References

1.^  His parentage is deduced from the use of "Jr." after his name, together with the fact that Oliver Whitney, his brother, was administrator of his estate.

2.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] Jr., [died] Jan. 20, 1770 (in his 47th y. C.R.1.)," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Sarah Holt, [married] Nov. 27, 1746," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. of Jonathan Jr., [died] Oct. 29, 1769," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 89.

6.^  "P[h]inehas [Whitney], s. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] July 3, 1747," according to Harvard Vital Records.

7.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] July 1, 1749," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] Oct. 27, 1756. (Oct. 22, 1756, a. 7 y. 3 m. ," according to Harvard Vital Records. C.R.1.)

9.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Aug. 5, 1751," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and John Mead, [married] Aug. 26, 1771," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Releif [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] May 21, 1754," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Relief [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] Oct. 15, 1756. (a. 2 y. 5 m. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Mar. 24, 1756," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] Oct. 26, 1756. (a. 7 m. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Relief [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Sarah, [born] Nov. 13, 1758," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Anness [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Feb. 26, 1761," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Annas [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] June 1, 1761," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Jan. 29, 1763. Twin," according to Harvard Vital Records.

19.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Benjamin Hoar of Littleton, [married] Nov. 17, 1789," according to Harvard Vital Records.

20.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Josiah Reed, both of Littleton, Dec. 21, 1788. Int. not recorded," according to Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, Printed by Order of the Town. First Installment: Births and Deaths from the Earliest Records in the Town Books, Begun in 1715 (Littleton, MA: Town of Littleton, 1900), p. 275.

21.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Benj[amin] Hoar, both of Littleton, [married] Oct. 25, 1789. Int. not recorded," according to Littleton Vital Records, p. 275.

22.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Jan. 29, 1763. Twin," according to Harvard Vital Records.

23.^  "Oliver [Whitney], s. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] Mar. 29, 1763. (Mar. 31, 1763, a. 6 w. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

24.^  "Annas [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Mar. 30, 1765," according to Harvard Vital Records.

25.^  "Annas [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [died] Jan. 23, 1768," according to Harvard Vital Records.

26.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Jonathan Jr. and Sarah, [born] Sept. 19, 1767," according to Harvard Vital Records.

27.^  "Rachel [Whitney] and Mr. Salmon Willard both of Lancaster, int. June 24, [17]93. T.R.1," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 147.

28.^  "Rachel [Whitney] and Salmon Willard, [married] Nov. 7, 1793," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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