Family:Whitney, Wetherbee (1746-1775)

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Wetherbee6 Whitney (Simon5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Simon5 and Olive (Wetherbee) Whitney, was born 3 May 1746, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 14 Oct 1775, Harvard, MA, aged 29 years 5 months.[2]

He married 7 Jul 1774, Harvard, MA, Abigail Warner.[3] She was born 7 Feb 1746.

His will was probated 28 Aug 1776. He resided Harvard, MA. He was a farmer.

His widow married secondly, 12 Sep 1778, Harvard, MA, Nicholas Patterson.[4] He was born 22 Mar 1740.

They resided Harvard. Nicholas took up land at Otter Creek, Vermont. His family remained in Harvard. While living there in a hut he died in 1790. Ch. by Abigail: Abigail, born 22 Jul 1779; died infancy; Abigail Willard, born 13 Jun 1780; died 23 Jun 1813; Artemas, born 7 Apr 1781; Lucinda, born 25 Feb 1783; died 1832; Anna Willard, born 5 Mar 1785; Alexander, born 15 May 1787; died unmarried at sea.

Children of Wetherbee6 and Abigail (Warner) Whitney:

i. Artemas7 Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1775, Harvard, MA;[5] d. 1 Mar 1777, Harvard, MA, in his 2nd year.[6]


1.^  "Witherbee [Whitney], s. of Simon and Olive, [born] May 3, 1746," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Wetherbe [Whitney], [died] Oct. 14, 1775. (a. 29 y. 5 m. G.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Wetherbe [Whitney] and Abigail Warner, [married] July 7, 1774," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Nic[h]olas Patterson, int. Sept. 12, 1778," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Artemus [Whitney], s. of Wetherbe and Abigail, [born] June 8, 1775," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Artamus [Whitney], s. of Wetherbe dec. and Abigale, [died] Mar. 1, 1777, in his 2 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

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