Family:Whitney, Ruhamah (1737-?)

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Ruhamah5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Jonathan4 and Alice (Willard) Whitney,[1] was born 19 Jul 1737, Harvard, MA.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 24 Sep 1757, Harvard, MA, for her and Abel Davis,[3] son of Eleazer and Sarah (Willard) Davis. He was born 1 Mar 1736, Stow, MA.

Pierce says the following:[4]

RUHAMAH [WHITNEY], b. July 19, 1737; m. Abel DAVIS of Harvard. He was son of Eleazer and Sarah (WILLARD) DAVIS, and was b. Mar. 1, 1736. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1758; Ruhamah, b. Oct. 2, 1759; Eleazer, b. Oct. 20, 1764; Eleazer, b. Aug. 6, 1766; Abel, b. June 30, 1768; Sarah, b. July 31, 1770; Levi, b. Apr. 1, 1772; Joel, b. July 28, 1774; Moses, b. July 6, 1776; Alice, b. June 7, 1778, at Stow.

Children of Abel and Ruhamah5 (Whitney) Davis, all born Harvard, MA:

i. Sarah Davis, b. 10 Sep 1758; d. 24 Oct 1758, Harvard, MA.
ii. Ruhamah Davis, b. 2 Oct 1759.
iii. Eleazer Davis, b. 20 Oct 1764; d. 8 Feb 1766, Harvard, MA.
iv. Eleazer Davis, b. 5 Aug 1766; m. Sarah6 Whitney.
v. Abel Davis, b. 30 Jun 1768.
vi. Sarah Davis, b. 31 Jul 1770.
vii. Levi Davis, b. 1 Apr 1772.
viii. Joel Davis, b. 28 Jul 1774.
ix. Moses Davis, b. 6 Jul 1776; d. 5 Oct 1847, Cambridge, VT, aged 71 years; m. Polly Buck.
x. Alice Davis, b. 7 Jun 1778, "in Stow".

References

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2.^  "Ruhamah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Alice, [born] July 19, 1737," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Ruhamah [Whitney] and Abel Davis, int. Sept. 24, 1757," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 49.


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