Family:Whitney, Sarah (1736-1829)

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Sarah5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Jonathan4 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney, was born 14 Mar 1735/6, Mendon, MA,[1] and died 9 Nov 1829, Milford, MA, in her 88th year.[2]

She "of Mendon" married, 10 Nov 1756, Mendon, MA,[3] or 20 Nov 1756, Milford, MA, Wales Cheney, both "of Mendon",[4] son of William and Joanna (Thayer) Cheney. He was born 31 Aug 1732, Mendon, MA, and died 26 or 27 Mar 1825, Milford, MA, aged 93 years. He was also known as Wales Cheeney.

Pierce says the following:[5]

SARAH [WHITNEY], b. Mar. 14, 1735; m. pub. Nov. 10; m. Dec. 10, 1756, in Mendon, Wales CHENEY, b. Aug. 31, 1732; d. Mar. 27, 1825; res. Milford. Ch.: Josiah, b. Aug. 9, 1757; Nathaniel, b. Oct. 1, 1758; m. Elizabeth HUDSON; David, b. -----; res. Orange; Nathan, b. May 4, 1765; res. Orange; Lydia, b. May 4, 1767; m. John CORBETT; Asa, b. Dec. 20, 1769; m. Roxanna PITMAN; Amos, b. Sept. 26, 1771; Anna, b. Apr. 21, 1773; m. Otis BUTTERWORTH; Alexander, b. Oct. 8, 1780; m. Lovice BOWKER and Mrs. Elizabeth W. STONE.

Children of Wales and Sarah5 (Whitney) Cheney:

i. Josiah Cheney, b. 9 Aug 1757, Mendon, MA.
ii. Nathaniel Cheney, b. 1 Oct 1758, Mendon, MA; d. 30 Oct 1844; m.(1) 31 Dec 1778, Sutton, MA, Mary Harris; m.(2) 19 Feb 1789, Milford, MA, Elizabeth Hudson "of Holliston"; "of Orange" m.(3) 21 Aug 1791, Milford, MA, Hannah Reed.
iii. Susanna Cheney, b. 5 Dec 1761, Mendon, MA; d. 1848; m. 15 Apr 1784, Milford, MA, Joel Thayer.
iv. David Cheney, b. 25 Feb 1763, Mendon or Milford, MA; d. 19 Feb 1834, Orange, MA; m. 15 Jun 1784 or 1788, Orange, MA, Elizabeth Jones.
v. Nathan Cheney, b. 4 May 1765, Mendon, MA; m. 7 Dec 1788, Orange, MA, Ruth French.
vi. Lydia Cheney, b. 4 May 1767, Mendon, MA; d. 23 Feb 1865, Milford, MA; m. 6 Apr 1786, Milford, MA, John Corbett.
vii. Asa Cheney, b. 20 Dec 1769, Mendon, MA; d. Dec 1830; m. 16 Jun 1799, Milford, MA, Rosanna Pitman.
viii. Amos Cheney, b. 26 Sep 17--, Mendon, MA, or 26 Sep 1771, Milford, MA.
ix. Anna Cheney, b. 21 Apr 17--, Mendon, MA, or 7 Oct 1768, Bellingham, MA, or 21 Apr 1773, Milford, MA, or 21 Apr 1777, Milford, MA; m. 25 Mar 1798, Milford, MA, Otis Butterworth.
x. Alexander Cheney, b. 8 Oct 1780, Milford, MA; d. 2 Nov 1843, Milford, MA; m.(1) 2 Aug 1801, Milford, MA, Lovice Bowker; m.(2) (int. 12 May 1827, Framingham, MA) 6 Jun 1827, Milford, MA, Elizabeth W. Stone; m.(3) 21 Jan 1829, Milford, MA, Anna6 (Whitney) Barnes, daughter of Elias5, Jr., and Lucy (Barnes) Whitney. He was also known as Alex Cheney.

References

1.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] Mar. 14, 1735-6," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

2.^ 

3.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Wales Cheeney, [married] Nov. 10, 1756," according to Mendon Vital Records.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Wales Cheeney, both of Mendon, [married] Nov. 20, 1756. C.R.1.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 63.


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