Family:Whitney, Sarah (s1686-a1730)

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Sarah3 Whitney (Joshua2, John1), daughter of Joshua2 and Abigail (Tarbell) Whitney,[1] was born about 1686, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 29 Sep 1730, and possibly after 15 Oct 1751, exact date and place unknown.[3]

She married, 11 Jul 1704, Plainfield, CT, Nathaniel Jewell,[4] son of Nathaniel and Mary (Smedley)(Shepard) Jewell.[5] He was born 10 Nov 1678, Concord, MA,[6] and died before 29 Sep 1730, Plainfield, CT.[7] He was half-brother of Samuel Shepard who married Sarah's sister Eleanor, and brother of Hannah Jewell who married Daniel Lawrence (Ruth3 Whitney, John2, John1).

She may have married secondly, between 1730 and 1751, ----- Tyler or Taylor.[8] If so, she had no children by him.

His will was dated 28 Feb 1728, Plainfield, CT, and proved 29 Sep 1730. Executors were his widow Sarah and her brother David Whitney.[9]

Children of Nathaniel and Sarah3 (Whitney) Jewell, all born Plainfield, CT:

i. Nathaniel Jewell, b. 8 Oct 1707;[10] m. Sarah Barrett.
ii. Mary Jewell, b. about 1709;[11] no further record.
iii. Sarah Jewell, b. 24 Jul 1711;[12] m. Ebenezer Harris, Jr.
iv. Joshua Jewell, b. ca. 1713;[13] m. Mary Dean.
v. David Jewell, b. ca. 1715;[14] m. Christiana Loomis.
vi. Abigail Jewell, b. 3 Nov 1718;[15] m. Deliverance Woodward.
vii. Hannah Jewell, b. 6 Dec 1720;[16] no further record.

References

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her father's will and her marriage record.

2.^  The date is estimated based on the known and estimated birth dates of her siblings and the order of their mention in her father's and brother's wills.

3.^  She seems to have been still living at the time of the writing of her brother Joshua's will, 15 Oct 1751.

4.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Joshua, of Grotton, m. Nathaniel JEWELL, Jr.," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield 1:9,10.

5.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record and the fact that he was called "Jr." in his marriage record.

6.^  Pliny Jewell and Joel Jewell, The Jewell register: Containing a list of the descendants of Thomas Jewell, of Braintree, near Boston, Mass. (1860)

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Her brother Joshua's will of 10 Oct 1751 mentions Sarah Tylor, apparently this same sister Sarah. Whether the surname should be Tyler or Taylor is unknown. A possible candidate for this husband is Samuel Taylor of Woodstock, two of whose daughters married Zachariah and Ezekiel Whitney.

9.^  Jewell and Jewell, op. cit.

10.^  "Nathaniel [Jewell], s. Nathaniel & Sarah, b. Oct. 8, ( )," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, pp. 2, 5.

11.^  Jewell and Jewell, op. cit.

12.^  "Sarah [Jewell], d. Nathaniel & Sarah, b. July 11, 1711," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, p. 9, 10.

13.^  Jewell and Jewell, op. cit.

14.^  Ibid.

15.^  "Abegal [Jewell], d. Nathaniel & Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1719," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, p. 20.

16.^  "Han(n)ah [Jewell], d. Nathaniel & Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1720," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, p. 23.


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