Family:Whitney, Joseph (1719-1790)

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Lt. Joseph5 Whitney (John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of John4 and Sarah (Cutting) Whitney, was born 2 Oct 1719, Weston, MA,[1] was baptized 12 Jun 1720, Weston, MA, aged about 2 months [sic: should be 8 months--RLW],[2] and died 22 Feb 1790, Weston, MA, in 72nd year.[3]

Marriage intentions for him "of Weston" and Mary Child "of Waltham" were published 11 Mar 1743, Weston, MA.[4] He "of Weston" married, 3 Nov 1743, Waltham, MA, Mary Child "of Waltham",[5] daughter of Daniel and Beriah (Bemis) Child. She was born 10 Jun 1722, Watertown, MA, and died 3 Jun 1803, Weston, MA, in 82nd year.[6]

Joseph Whitney owned the covenant 21 Jun 1741, Weston, MA.[7] Joseph Whitney, son of John, was admitted a member of the church, 11 Oct 1741, Weston, MA.[8] Mary Whitney, wife of Joseph, was admitted a member of the church, 14 Apr 1745, Weston, MA.[9]

In 1771, he was taxed both in Weston and also in Waltham on 3 acres of meadow land, perhaps inherited from his wife's family.

He left a will dated 13 Oct 1788, Weston, MA: will of Joseph Whitney of Weston, gentleman; wife Mary, daughter Mary, wife of Amos Fiske of Weston; son Abijah Whitney, executor, witnesses Samuel Kendal, Saml. Fisk and Abigail Kendal.

On 10 Mar 1790, Weston, MA, his will was proved.

Children of Lt. Joseph5 and Mary (Child) Whitney:

i. Abijah6 Whitney, b. 6 Sep 1744, Weston, MA;[10] bapt. 9 Sep 1744, Weston, MA;[11] b. last Thurs; d. 4 Oct 1756, Weston, MA, aged 12 years.[12]
ii. Jonathan Whitney, bapt. 20 Jul 1746, Worcester, MA.[13]
iii. Nathan Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1749, Weston, MA; bapt. 3 Sep 1749, Weston, MA; b. 30 Aug, d. suddenly, June;[14] d. Jun 1750, Weston, MA.
iv. Mary Whitney, bapt. 3 May 1752, Weston, MA;[15] d. 9 May 1829, Newton, MA; m.(1) (int. 4 Mar 1777, Weston, MA[16]) 29 May 1777, Weston, MA, Amos Fisk "of Waltham",[17] son of Abijah and Elizabeth (Upham) Fisk; m.(2) 16 Apr 1809, Newton, MA, Joseph Craft, as his third wife.
v. (child) Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1754, Weston, MA; d. 16 Dec 1754, Weston, MA.[18]
vi. (child) Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1756, Weston, MA; d. 29 Apr 1756, Weston, MA.[19]
vii. Abijah Whitney, b. circa 1760, calculated from age at death; bapt. 6 Jan 1760, Weston, MA;[20] m.(1) Lydia Stearns; m.(2) Anna Whittemore; m.(3) Rebecca (Fiske) Cutler.
viii. (child) Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1765, Weston, MA; d. 7 Nov 1765, Weston, MA, aged 1/2 hour.[21]
ix. Lucretia Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1766, Weston, MA; "a nurse child at Mr. (Joseph) Whitneys";[22] m. (int. 16 Oct 1785, Weston, MA[23]) 9 Feb 1786, Weston, MA, Elias Hastings, "both of Weston."[24] She was not mentioned in her father's will on 13 Oct 1788 at Weston, MA.

Notes

Joseph Whitney, b. in Weston, Oct. 1, 1719, married Nov. 3, 1743, Mary Child, b. June 10, 1722, dau. of Daniel and Beria (Beria married, 1754 Joseph's 'father', John). Joseph d. Feb. 22, 1790. Son Abijah, executor. Widow Mary d. June 3, 1803. Children:

Abijah, b. Sept. 6, 1744, d. Oct. 4, 1756, aged 12 years.
Nathan, b. Aug. 30, 1749, d. suddenly June, 175(0?).
Mary, bap. May 3, 1752, m. Amos Fisk, May 29, 1777. March 14, 1791, gives receipt for legacy left by her father Joseph, paid by Abijah.
New-born babe, d. Dec. 16, 1754.
New-born babe, d. Apr. 29, 1756.
Abijah, bap. Jan. 6, 1760, m. Lydia Stearns.
A son, b. and d. Nov. 7, 1765.[25]

Census

References

1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. John and Sarah, [born] Oct. 2, 1719," 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 8.

2.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. John and _____, bap. June 12, 1720, a. abt. 2m.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 400.

3.^  "Joseph [Whitney], Mr., [died] Feb. 22, 1790, in 72nd y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 342.

4.^  "Joseph [Whitney], of Weston, and Mary Child of Waltham, int. Mar. 11, 1742/3," according to Weston Vital Records, page 51.

5.^  "Joseph [Whitney] of Weston, and Mary Cheild, [married] Nov. 3, 1743.* [Child, M. R.]," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904). Also, "Joseph [Whitney], of Weston, and Mary Child of Waltham, [married] Nov. 3, 1743, in Waltham, by Rev. Wareham Williams," according to Weston Vital Records, page 273.

6.^  "Mary [Whitney], Mrs., w. Mr. Joseph, [died] June 3, 1803. in 82nd y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 342.

7.^  "Joseph [Whitney], o.c. June 21, 1741," according to Weston Vital Records, page 429.

8.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. John, c.m. Oct. 11, 1741," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 438 and 448.

9.^  "Mary [Whitney], w. Joseph, c.m. Apr. 14, 1745," according to Weston Vital Records, page 450.

10.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, [born] Sept. 6, 1744," according to Weston Vital Records, page 53.

11.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, b. last Thurs., bap. Sept. 9, 1744," according to Weston Vital Records, page 451.

12.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, [died] Oct. 4, 1756. a. 12y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 300.

13.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. Joseph and _____, bap. July 20, 1746, at Worcester," according to Weston Vital Records, page 526.

14.^  "Nathan [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, b. Aug. 30, bap. Sept. 3, 1749, died suddenly June," according to Weston Vital Records, page 459.

15.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Joseph and Mary, bap. May 3, 1752," according to Weston Vital Records, page 462.

16.^  "Mary [Whitney], of Weston, and Amos Fisk of Waltham, int. Mar. 4, 1777," according to Waltham Vital Records, p. 139.

17.^  "Mary, of Weston, and Amos Fisk of Waltham, May 29, 1777, by Rev. Samuel Woodward," according to Weston Vital Records, p. 147. Also, "Mary [Whitney] of Weston, and [married] Amos Fisk, [married] May 29, 1777, in Weston," according to Waltham Vital Records.

18.^  "_____ [Whitney], newborn ch. Joseph, [died] Dec. 16, 1754," according to Weston Vital Records, page 299.

19.^  "_____ [Whitney], newborn ch. Joseph and Mary, Apr. 29, 1756," according to Weston Vital Records, page 299.

20.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, bap. Jan. 6, 1760," according to Weston Vital Records, page 469.

21.^  "_____ [Whitney], newborn s. Lieut. Joseph, [died] Nov. 7, 1765 [?Dec. 5, 1765], a. 1/2 hr.," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 305 and 319.

22.^  "Lucretia [Whitney], a nurse child, at Mr. (Joseph) Whitney's, bap. Apr. 3, 1766," according to Weston Vital Records, page 483.

23.^  "Lucretia, Miss, and Mr. Elias Hastings, int. Oct. 16, 1785," according to Weston Vital Records, page 156.

24.^  "Lucretia and Elias Hastings, b. of Weston, Feb. 9, 1786, by Rev. Samuel Kendal," according to Weston Vital Records, page 163.

25.^  Weston Vital Records, supplement.


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