Family:Whitney, Ruth (1674-1762)

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Ruth4 Whitney (John3, John2, John1), daughter of (John3 and Elizabeth (Harris) Whitney, was born 31 Aug 1674, Roxbury, MA,[1] baptized 6 Sep 1674, Roxbury, MA, and died 19 Nov 1762, Brookline, MA, aged 88 years.[2]

Ruth married 22 Apr 1701, Roxbury, MA, Joseph Adams "of Brookline",[3] son of Roger and Mary (Baker) Adams. He was born 13 Oct 1676, Roxbury, MA.

He was a surveyor on 27 Apr 1708, Brookline, MA. He was a constable on 3 Mar 1712, Brookline, MA. He was a tithingman on 8 May 1722, Brookline, MA. He was a grand-juryman in Jun 1726, Brookline, MA.

Children of Joseph and Ruth4 (Whitney) Adams:

i. Joseph Adams, b. 1717, Brookline, MA; m. Mercy Fowle.


1.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. John, [born] Aug. 31, 1674," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), pp. 371-373.

2.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago: 1895), p. 28.

3.^  "Ruth [Whitney], and Joseph Adams, [married] Apr. 22, 1701," according to Roxbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records, pp. 428-429.

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