Family:Whitney, Mary (1755-1820)

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Mary6 Whitney (Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Richard5 and Mary (Perry) Whitney, was born 3 Jul 1755, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 27 Jan 1820, Harvard, MA, in her 66th year.

She married firstly, 14 Sep 1777, Harvard, MA, Joshua Bowers,[2] son of Joshua and Sarah (Farnsworth) Bowers. He was born 17 Nov 1755, Groton, MA, and died 18 Oct 1795, Harvard, MA, aged 42 years.

She married secondly, 14 Mar 1797, Harvard, MA, Francis Dickinson, son of George and Sarah (Spafford) Dickinson. He was born 20 Sep 1746, Harvard, MA, and died 14 Feb 1823, Harvard, MA, aged 77 years.

Children of Joshua and Mary (Whitney) Bowers, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Joshua Bowers, b. 18 Mar 1778; m. 27 Nov 1800, Stow, MA, Sarah7 Whitney[3], daughter of John6 and Mary (Farnsworth) Whitney.
ii. Molley Bowers, b. 17 Jul 1780.
iii. Sally Bowers, b. 11 Oct 1782; d. Oct 1784, Harvard, MA, aged 2 years.
iv. Polley Bowers, b. 17 Apr 1786.
v. Joel Bowers, b. 5 Feb 1789; m. 30 Sep 1811, Harvard, MA, Rebecca6 Whitney, daughter of Abraham5 and Rebecca (Dudley) Whitney.

Child of Francis and Mary (Whitney)(Bowers) Dickinson:

i. Mary Dickinson, b. 14 May 1798, Harvard, MA; d. 15 Mar 1843, Harvard, MA, aged 44 years; m. 11 Dec 1835, Harvard, MA, Stephen Brown.


1.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Richard and Mary, [born] July 3, 1755," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Mary [Whitney] and Joshua Bowers, [married] Sept. 14, 1777," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Joshua Bowers, [married] Nov. 27, 1800," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

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