Family:Whitney, Simon (1720-1778)

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Simon5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonathan4 and Alice (Willard) Whitney,[1] was born 20 Mar 1719/20, Stow, MA,[2] and died 26 May 1778, Harvard, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 9 Jun 1744, Stow, MA, for him "of Harvard" and Olive Wetherbe.[4] Marriage intentions were published 10 Jun 1744, Harvard, MA, for him and Olive Wetherbe "of Stow".[5] She was born 14 Jan 1724, Stow, MA,[6] and died 8 Aug 1767, Harvard, MA, aged 43 years.[7] She was also known as Ollef/Olivea Wetherbe/Witherbee/Wetherbee.

He married secondly, 5 May 1768, Harvard, MA, Patience (Whitcomb) Hazeltine,[8] daughter of James and Hannah (Graves) Whitcomb.[9] She was born 3 Apr 1739, Harvard, MA.[10] She had married firstly, 30 May 1758, Harvard, MA, Nathaniel Hazeltine.[11] Marriage intentions were published 13 Jun 1779, Harvard, MA, for her and her third husband Samuel Meads Jr.,[12] son of Samuel and Dinah (Dakin) Meads, as his second wife. She may be the ----- Meeds, wife of Samuel, who died 21 Aug 1807, Harvard, MA, of dropsy.

He was also known as Capt. Simon Whitney. He Stow VR's says 1719/20. Listed under Whetney rather than Whitney. Simon shown as "of Harvard" in the marriage intent listing in the Stow VR's and the Harvard VR's.

Pierce says the following:[13]

He was a farmer. Was elected to town offices. Was selectman 1767-68. Was a member of the church, and in 1766 was elected deacon, but declined the honor. In 1775 in seating the meeting house he was given the second seat below. Will dated Sept. 3, 1774. Abel WHITCOMB returned receipts of Simon's estate Feb. 12, 1782.

Children of Simon5 and Olive (Wetherbe) Whitney all born Harvard, MA:

i. Witherbee6 Whitney, b. 3 May 1746;[14] m. Abigail Warner.
ii. Rachel Whitney b. 5 Jan 1748;[15] d. 16 Dec 1766, Harvard, MA, aged 18 years.[16]
iii. Sarah Whitney b. 5 Feb 1749/50;[17] "of Stow" m. 23 Dec 1769, Harvard, MA, Abel Whitcombe.[18]
iv. Silas Whitney b. 16 Oct 1751;[19] no further record.
v. Lois Whitney b. 28 Jul 1753;[20] d. 16 or 17 Jul 1756, Harvard, MA, aged about 3 years.[21]
vi. Alice Whitney b. 26 May 1755;[22] m. 10 Aug 1777, Harvard, MA, Jonathan Davis.[23]
vii. Judah Whitney b. 17 May 1757;[24] d. 22 May 1761, Harvard, MA, aged 4 years.[25]
viii. Lois Whitney b. 30 Mar 1759;[26] d. 26 Feb 1772, Harvard, MA.[27]
ix. Judah Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1761;[28] m. (int. 10 Aug 1791, Fitchburg, MA) Polly McIntire, both "of Fitchburg"; on 7 May 1777, Harvard, MA, Simon Whitney was appointed guardian of Judah Whitney, grandson of Daniel Wetherbee, aged about 15 years, and posted bond with Silas Rand as surety.
x. Lucy Whitney b. 7 Oct 1765;[29] d. 19 Oct 1765, Harvard, MA.[30]
xi. Simon Whitney b. 17 Jan 1767;[31] d. 18 Jan 1767, Harvard, MA.[32]

Children of Simon5 and Patience (Whitcomb)(Hazeltine) Whitney:

i. Simon6 Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1770, Harvard, MA;[33] m. Mary Welsh.

Census

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Simon [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Alles, [born] Mar. 20, 1719-20," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

3.^  "Simon [Whitney], [died] May 26, 1778. C.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

4.^  "Simon [Whitney] of Harvard, and Ollef Wetherbe, int. June 9, 1744," according to Stow Vital Records.

5.^  "Simon [Whitney] and Olivea Witherbee of Stow, int. June 10, 1744," according to Harvard Vital Records.

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7.^  "Olivea [Whitney], w. of Simon, [died] Aug. 8, 1767. (a. 43 y. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Simon [Whitney] and Patience Haseltine, [married] May 5, 1768," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also see Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols.

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12.^  "Patience [Whitney] and Samuel Meads Jr., int. June 13, 1779," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 89.

14.^  "Witherbee [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olive, [born] May 3, 1746," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [born] Jan. 5, 1748," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olivea, [died] Dec. 16, 1766. (a. 18 y. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [born] Feb. 5, 1749-50," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Sarah [Whitney] of Stow, and Abel Whitcombe, [married] Dec. 23, 1769," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also, "Sarah [Whitney] and Abel Whitcomb [int. Whitcom] of Harvard, [married] Dec. 23, 1769, in Harvard," according to Stow Vital Records.

19.^  "Silas [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olive, [born] Oct. 16, 1751," according to Harvard Vital Records.

20.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [born] July 28, 1753," according to Harvard Vital Records.

21.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [died] July 17, 1756. (July 16, 1756, a. abt. 3 y. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

22.^  "Alice [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [born] May 26, 1755," according to Harvard Vital Records.

23.^  "Alice [Whitney] and Jonathan Davis, [married] Aug. 10, 1777," according to Harvard Vital Records.

24.^  "Judah [Whitney], s. of Simon and Oleav, [born] May 17, 1757," according to Harvard Vital Records.

25.^  "Judah [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olive, [died] May 22, 1761. (a. 4 y. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

26.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olive, [born] Mar. 30, 1759," according to Harvard Vital Records.

27.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. of Simon, [died] Feb. 26, 1772. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

28.^  "Judah [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olive, [born] June 16, 1761," according to Harvard Vital Records.

29.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olivea, [born] Oct. 7, 1765," according to Harvard Vital Records.

30.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. of Simon and Olivea, [died] Oct. 19, 1765. (Oct. 19, 1764. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

31.^  "Simon [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olivea, [born] Jan. 17, 1767," according to Harvard Vital Records.

32.^  "Simon [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olivea, [died] Jan. 18, 1767," according to Harvard Vital Records.

33.^  "Simon, s. of Simon and Patience, Mar. 17, 1770," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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