Family:Whitney, Margaret (1749-1824)

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Margaret5 Whitney (John4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of John4 and Margaret (Coffin) Whitney, was born 22 Jul 1749, York, Maine,[1] and died 2 Aug 1824, Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada.[2]

She married firstly, 18 Dec 1766, Nantucket, MA, Robert Barnard "of Nantucket", son of Robert and Hepsibeth (Coffin) Barnard.[3] He was born 24 Oct 1748, Nantucket, MA, and died 29 Dec 1776, Nantucket, MA; lost at sea.

She married secondly, after 1776, Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada, John Sargent[4], son of Eppes and Catherine (Winthrop) Sargent. He was born 24 Dec 1749, Boston, MA, and died 24 Jan 1824.

Children of Robert and Margaret5 (Whitney) Barnard, all born Nantucket, MA:

i. Nathaniel Barnard, bapt. 20 Mar 1768.
ii. Margaret Barnard, b. 11 Jul 1770; bapt. 5 Nov 1769, Nantucket, MA; d. 6 or 25 Mar 1836, Nantucket, MA, aged 65 years 8 months, m. 25 Jun 1793, Nantucket, MA, Stephen Chase, son of Charles and Jane (Coleman) Chase.
iii. Robert Barnard, bapt. 17 May 1772; d. 25 Jul 1843, Brookville, IN; m. 1810, Fairfield, CT, Catherine Peck.
iv. Sarah Barnard, bapt. 23 Apr 1775; m. 11 Oct 1792, Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada, Josiah Harding, son of Theodore and Martha (Sears) Harding.

Children of John and Margaret5 (Whitney)(Barnard) Sargent, all born Boston, MA:

i. Sophia Sargent, b. 26 Dec 1785.
ii. William Brown Sargent, b. 12 Aug 1787; m. 22 Jul 1819, Elizabeth Burbidge.
iii. John Sargent, b. 6 Apr 1792; m. Sarah Wright Doane.
iv. Winthrop Sargent, b. 6 Jun 1794; m. 22 Jul 1819, Mary Jane Allison.


1.^  "Margaret Whitney [d. of Dr. John and Margaret (Coffin)] born in York July 22d. 1749," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).

2.^  Arnold Family Tree, a public tree from

3.^  "Margaret [Whitney] and Robert Barnard, [married] Dec. 18, 1766 [Margaret d. Dr. John and Margaret and Robert Barnard, s. Robert and Hepsibeth (Coffin), P.R.38.]," according to Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-1928).

4.^  Source

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