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Volume II: Additions, Corrections, and Early History

[p. 676, BARNARD]
p. 16. [60.] From 2.60 in the margin, strike out 2. The estate of James Barnard was
  divided (lodged, May 16, 1810), to sons James, Jonas (gone out of the common-
  wealth), Samuel, John, Sally [Sarah], wife of Israel Whitney, Anna, Roxana, and
  Dolly.
[Nota bene: This entry refers to James and Sarah (FULLER) BARNARD, whose daughter Sally was b. May 31, 1789.--RLW]


[p. 679, BEACH]
p. 19. ... Nov. 30, 1702, Isaac Beach, of Newton, was ap-
  pointed guardian of Benjamin Whitney [74], his nephew.


[p. 685, BISCOE]
p. 44. ... [30.] Josiah Biscoe, was Selectman of Wat., 1782 and 87, Town Clerk, 1784, and
  Assessor, 1777 to 87, and 1793. He moved to Paris, Me., about 1793, where his 2d
  wife, Mary, d. about 1831, he d. Sept. 8, 1812. Chil. all b. in Wat.
1. DANIEL WHITNEY, b. Nov. 17, 1765. He spent most of his boyhood and yout with
  his uncle, Daniel Whitney, of Watertown. He was a tanner (the family trade), went
  to Walpole, N. H., about 1794; m. Oct. 20, 1796, ESTHER PARTRIDGE, b. May 13, 1771,
  dr. of Samuel and Keziah (Hawes) Partridge, of Franklin, Mass. He was a Select-
  man of Walpole, and Rep. in the State Legislature. She d. June 5, 1826, and he d.
  May 16, 1828, aged 62. Chil.,
    1. Sophia, b. aug. 7, 1797; d. Ap. 20, 1799.
    2. Leonard, b. Jan. 9, 1800, in Walpole, where he resided until 1843; was Select-
      man 8 or 9 yrs., Rep. in the State Legislature, 4 years; member of the Governor's
      Council, 1838; was then appointed clerk of the courts in Cheshire County, which
      office he now (1854) holds, and he has resided in Keene, since 1843. He m. Oct.
      24, 1831, Meliscent Kittredge, of Walpole. [Bond, 207.] She d. May 27, 1851, and
      he m. (2d) Dec. 23, 1852, Lucy Ann Dodge, b. Jan. 23, 1832, dr. of James Dodge,
      of Keene. Chil.,
        1. Henry Leonard, b. Feb. 9, 1833, d. May 14, 1839.
        2. Josiah Leonard, b. July 17, 1839, d. Sept. 8, 1841.
    3. Elmira, b. July 17, 1802, d. Sept. 5, 1803.
    4. A daughter, b. and d. Juuly, 1807.
2. GRACE, b. Oct. 2, 1767, m. Ap. 21, 1796, Wm. Winchester, of Wat., q. v.
3. THOMAS, b. Aug. 31, 1769, a grocer, of Cambridgeport, of the firm Trowbridge and
  Bisco. He m. June 12, 1808, Bathsheba How, dr. of Ezekiel and Sally (Read) How,
  of Fram., and a sister of Sally How, who m., May 6, 1804, his partner, John Trow-
  bridge. [See Barry, p. 425.] He d. Jan. 10, 1816. Chil.,
    1. Thomas Curtis, b. July 18, 1810, grad. Amh. Coll. 1831, studied divinity, became
      pastor, first of a Cong. Church in Brattleboro, Vt., where he m. ----- Lord. He is now
      (1853) pastor of a church in Grafton, Maine.
    2. Bathsheba Eliza, b. May 10, 1812, d. about 1835.
    3. Maria How, b. June 27, 1814, of Boston, m.
4. LEONARD, b. Mar. 29, 1773, engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston and Marblehead.
  About 1800, he went abroad as supercargo in a vessel, in which he had a considera-
  adventure, and no certain intelligence of him, or of the vessel, was ever afterwards
  received.

(By 2d wife, Mary Mason.)

5. MARY, b. May 3, 1775, d. 1776.
6. JONAS, b. Nov. 1, 1777, d. in Paris, Ap. 6, 1810, unm.
7. MARY, b. May 1, 1783, m. Alanson Mellon, Esq., for more than thirty years Register
  of Deeds, in Oxford Co., Me. He d. Dec. 9, 1851.
    1. Leonard, b. June 21, 1813, d. June 17, 1843.
8. AZUBAH, b. Mar. 5, 1787, unm.


[p. 687, BOND]
  [30.] Ap. 2, 1725, Isaac Bond, of Wat., for £130, bought of Joseph Nash, of Sher-
    burne, land in Sherburne, laid out 14 A., more or less, but esteemed 30 A., bounded
    E. by highway, N. and W. by Isaac Coolidge, S. W. by Samuel Perry and Eleazer
    Rider, S. by Dividend land of Rev. D. Gookin and by Benjamin Whitney.
  [31.] ... Mar. 11, 1694-5, William Bond [1.] sold to son Nathaniel a house and 21 acres,
  bounded S. by Charles River, W. by Beaver Brook, N. by highway and Capt. John
  Warren, E. by John Whitney.


[p. 688, BOND]
  [49.] The Inventory of Daniel Bond, dated Jan. 9, 1756. Mar. 18 1723-4, Daniel
    Bond, for £120, bought of John Phillips, malster, of Wat., 17 acres, bounded E. by
    Benjamin Whitney, S. by Simon Tainter, W. by highway, N. by wid. Mary Phillips'
    thirds.
p. 51. [88.] Ap. 28, 1710, Nathaniel Bond, of Wat., for £85, sold to Daniel Benjamin, a
    house and 24 acres, bounded E. by heirs of John Whitney, N. by John Bond (his
    brother), Benjamin Eddy, and highway, W. by John Bond, and Beaver Brook, S. by
    Joseph Priest. ... It may be observed that the first of these lots
    corresponds partly with that sold by Wm. Bond, Esq., to his son Nathaniel, father of
    this Nathaniel.


[p. 691, BOWMAN]


[Children of James and Mary (GASHIT) BOWMAN]
50 1. BENJAMIN, b. June 20, 1761, of Westboro, m. Nov. 15, 1786, ABIGAIL
  WHEELOCK. She d. Ap. 20, 1801. He m. (2d) Mar. 2, 1806, LUCY WHITNEY.
51     1. Josiah Brigham, b. Nov. 25, 1787.
52     2. Daniel, b. Sept. 5, 1789. By wife Betsey had,
53         1. Joanna Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1817, m. Luther Bixby, and d. Oct. 19,
          1850.
54         2. Sarah Freeland, b. Ap. 5, 1793.
55     3. Susannah, b. Ap. 5, 1793.

[p. 731, BROWN]
p. 145. ...
  [2.] ... Jan. 4, 1708-9, Joseph Brown, cordwainer, of Wat., bought of John Mixer
    and wife Abigail, a house and 72 acres, bounded E. by Daniel Harrington; W. by
    Thomas Woolson; N. by Samuel Whitney and John Warren; S. by Thomas Har-
    rington and heirs of William Page.


[p. 735, CHAMBERLIN]
  p. 152. ....
  Abraham Chamberlin, of Rox., m. in Wat., Oct. 26, 1716, Mary Whitney.


[p. 743, CLEMENCE]
  p. 162. ....
  Juda Clement, m., Sept. 29, 1659, John Whitney [1.] his 2d wife. [See Jackson's
  Hist. of Newton, p. 260 and 61.]


[p. 752, DANIELS]
  p. 197. ....
    .... Jan. 7, 1656-7, Reana Daniels, of
    Camb., sold to John Whitney 40 acres of great dividend land, 13th lot, 4th division
    bounded N. by Camb. Line, E. and W. by Richard Waite; S. by highway; deed
    acknowledged by Reana Frost.


[p. 761, NATHAN FISKE]
p. 216. ....   [72.] It is doubtful whether this is the Amos Fiske, who m. Mary Whitney.


[p. 770, FULLER]


[Children of Joshua and Anna (STEARNS) FULLER]
137     2. Ann, b. June 18, 1749; m. 1774, Ephraim Whitney, who d. 1776, in the
      army.

[p. 786, HARRINGTON]
p. 278 ....
  [147.] (?)John Harrington, of Waltham, m., in Westboro, Dec. 20, 1766, Mary Whitney.


[p. 791, HASTINGS]


[Children of Thomas and Martha (LIVERMORE) HASTINGS]
86     1. Martha Robbins, b. Aug. 31, 1824; m., Nov. 29, 1852, Henry Whitney, of
      Cambridge.

p. 287. [46.] Elizabeth, m. Ap. 8, 1735, Samuel Whitney. [243.]
[Nota bene: This Elizabeth HASTINGS was daughter of Joseph and Lydia (BROWN) HASTINGS, b. Mar. 4, 1716-17.--RLW]


[p. 792, HASTINGS]
MARRIAGES IN WESTON.
Elias Hastings and Lucretia Whitney, m., Feb. 9, 1786.


[p. 797, HUBBARD]


[Children of Major Jonathan and Rebecca (BROWN) HUBBARD]
23 3. RUTH, b. 1716; m. (1st), in Lunenburg, Ap. 7, 1736, Rev. DAVID STEARNS [see
  p. 466]. She m. (2d), Nov. 9, 1768, Rev. AARON WHITNEY, of Petersham. She
  d. in Keene, Nov. 1, 1788, aged 72.

[p. 801, JENNISON]
p. 308. ....
  [56.] Phinehas Jennison, moved to Newton about 1795, where he d. 1825, aged 82,
    and his wife d. in 1815, aged 72. Was it his son Phinehas [56-1.], who m. Sarah
    Whitney
?

  *The following marriages are found in the Boston Town Records. The parentage of these Jennisons has not
been ascertained; probably they are the descendants of Peter, of Sudbury.
  .... Israel Whit-
ney
and Phebe Jennison, m., in B., July 17, 1803.


[p. 817, GEORGE LAWRENCE]
p. 331. GEORGE LAWRENCE.--[1.] Will of GEORGE LAWRENCE, dated 1707,
    mentions wife ELIZABETH, two youngest chil., Joseph and Rachel; sons George, Benjamin,
    and Daniel; dr. Mercy Baker, living at Yarmouth; dr. Grace Edes, at Charlestown; dr.
    Elizabeth Whitney, at Stow; dr. Hannah Sawtel, at Groton; dr. Judith Sterns, of Camb.
    Farms; dr. Mary Flagg; dr. Sarah Rider; dr. Martha Dix; gr. dr. Mary Earl. Sons
    Daniel and George appointed administrators, at the request of the widow. Inventory
    dated Ap. 5, 1709.


[p. 822, JOHN LAWRENCE]

7.41
(II.) ENOCH LAWRENCE, of Groton, m., in Wat., Mar. 6, 1676, RUTH SHAT-
TUCK, wid. of John, of Wat. [4], and d. of John, Jr., and Ruth Whitney, of
Wat. [Whitney, 12.] He d. in Groton, Sept. 28, 1744, aged about 95.
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75.42 1. NATHANIEL, b. in Wat., Feb. 21, 1677-8.
152.43 2. DANIEL, b. in Groton, Mar. 7, 1681.
186.44 3. ZECHARIAH, b. July 16, 1683; of Pepperill.
45 4. JEREMIAH, b. May 1, 1686.

[p. 827, JOHN LAWRENCE]

48.214
(IV.) THOMAS LAWRENCE, of Groton, m., 1713, PRUDENCE -----. It is
supposed that he d. in 1729, and that it was his wid. Prudence, who m. in Gro-
ton, Jan. 5, 1731-2, SHADRACH WHITNEY, of North Town. [See Butler, p.
208.] ....

[p. 833, JOHN LAWRENCE]

169.366
(IV.) Capt. ISAAC LAWRENCE, m. (1st), LYDIA HEWITT, who d. Nov. 14,
1767, aged 60. He m. (2d) wid. AMY WHITNEY, s. p. He d. Dec. 2, 1793,
aged 88 yrs. 9 m. and 23 d.; and his wid. survived him 26 years. "In the
spring of 1738, with a team composed of a yoke of oxen and a horse, he started,
with his family and goods in a cart, for his new home, in what was then called
the New of Western country," and he reached Canaan, the place of his destina-
tion, June 2, 1738. The last 30 miles of the journey was through a heavily
wooded forest, without house, or road, or bridge, over streams too deep to be
forded. It is said that nine days, some say fourteen days, were occupied in
making this part of the journey, from New Hartford to Canaan. He first en-
camped under an oak tree, and soon after made a temporary shelter in the side
of a hill, half under ground, in which he lived until the next spring, when he
built a house on the lot opposite to the saw-mill. A few years afterwards, he built
a second house, and in 1751, he built the house which has been long known as
the Lawrence Tavern, and which he occupied until about 1786, when he relin-
quished the care of it to his son Jonas, with whom he lived until his decease.
His stature was six feet, and erect, frame large, but not fleshy; was intelligent
and sociable, with a pleasant countenance. In business, he was active and cor-
rect, and his character unblemished. By occupation he was a farmer, but, having
a good deal of mechanical ingenuity, he used to do some work for himself, and
neightbors, as a carpenter and joiner, and is said to have superintended the erection
of the first meeting-house in Canaan.
    "He accumulated a valuable property, owned several large farms, which he
kept under cultivation; was the owner of twenty slaves at one time, to whom he
gave their freedom before his death, with the exception of one, who was liberated
by his heirs, making provision for the aged and infirm, and contributing to the
comfort of others who were needy." He held many town offices, and was Rep-
resentative to the General Assembly, in 1765. He was at first a member of the
Cong. Church, now in South Canaan. In 1769, he and his wife were dis-
missed to the church in North Canaan. [For more particulars respecting his
migration, his settlement, and his public service, see Genelaogy of the Ancestry
and Posterity of Isaac Lawrence, pp. 10-13.] Chil.,
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601.367 1. JONAS, b. 1728.
776.368 2. AZUBAH, m., Oct. 25, 1750, SAMUEL HYDE, of Norwich, Conn.
3. STEPHEN, d. in infancy.
369 4. ISAAC, m., Mar. 18, 1760, MARY BROWN [Brown, 75]. About 1783, he moved
  from Canaan, Conn., to Canaan, Vt. Chil.,
370     1. Lydia, b. Sept. 2, 1761.
371     2. Elijah, b. Oct. 17, 173, settled in Canada East.
372     3. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1765, settled in C. E.
373     4. Isaac, b. Nov. 22, 1767; m. Debby Root, and settled in C. E.
374     5. Mary, b. May 4, 1770. 6. Apame, b. Dec. 7, 1772.
376     7. Henry, b. Feb. 25, 1778. 8. Erastus, b. Mar. 11, 1780.
378     9. Pamelia, b. May 17, 1782.
5. ASA, d. July 24, 1750. 6. WILLIAM, d. Jan. 5, 1750.
807.379 7. AMY, m., Mar. 30, 1760, ELIJAH COBB.
8. SOLOMON, d. July 21, 1750. 9. LYDIA, b. Dec. 2, 1747; d. Aug. 4, 1750.
10. ELIJAH, d. young.
868.380 11. HANNAH, b. May 25, 1750; m. WILLARD KINGSBURY.

[p. 840, JOHN LAWRENCE]


[Children of William and Susan Ruggles (BORDMAN) LAWRENCE]
538 9. MARY FANNY, b. Aug. 19, 1828; m., Mar. 3, 1852, HENRY A. WHITNEY, mer-
  chant, of Boston. Chil., 1. Harry Lawrence, b. Oct. 27, 1853.

[p. 858, MILLS]
p. 367. MILLS.--Dec. 30, 1701, Joseph Grant, Glazier, and wife Mary, Caleb Grant,
    mason, and wife Elizabeth, and Henry Mills, carter, of Boston, sold to Nathaniel
    Whitney
[63], 12 acres in Watertown.


[p. 858, MIXER]
  MIXER.--[1.] Isaac Mixer ....
    .... His homestall of 6 acres, in 1642, where he probably first settled, was
    bounded E. by William Jennison; W. by highway; N. by Miles Nutt; S. by John
    Whitney
and John Spring.


[p. 859, MIXER]
    .... Nov. 2, 1698, same [Isaac Mixer [3.] and wife Mary] sold to same [son Isaac Mixer [7.]], 16 A. meadow, bounded E. by Joseph
    Whitney
; W. by Robert Harrington; N. by 4 mile brook.
  [19.] May 2, 1698, Isaac Mixer [3] executed two deeds of gift to his son, John Mixer,
    a tanner. .... 2d. 18 acres, bounded E. by
    Joseph Whitney; W. and N. by Robert Harrington; S. by 4 mile brook. Both lots in Weston.


[p. 868, PARK]


[Children of William and Lydia (-----) PARK]
        6. Lucy, b. July 24, 1757; m., Ap. 9, 1793, Jonathan Whitney, of Wat.

[p. 912, REYNOLDS]
  REYNOLDS.--Robert and John Reynolds, were both very early settlers of Water-
    town. Robert was adm. freeman Sept. 3, 1634, and was dismissed from Wat. Church,
    May, 1635, in order, with others, to organize a church on Connecticut River. John
    was adm. freeman May 6, 1635, and about the same time (in 1635), he was appointed
    on a committee in Wat., for dividing to every man, his share of meadow and upland.
    There is no further notice of either of them in the town records. They probably both
    belonged to the colony that first went from Watertown to Wethersfield. John Rey-
    nolds was one of the original purchasers of Stamford, and a John Renold was a
    freeman and "townsman" of Norwich, in 1669. As the name of Robert Reynolds
    does not occur, after a very early date, in the Conn. Col. Records, it is conjectured
    that he returned to the Bay Colony; that two of his daughters, Ruth (Whitney), and
    Mary (Sanger), settled in Watertown, where he had first settled, and the he d. in
    Boston, in 1659. [See his Will, in Geneal. Reg. ix., p. 137; also Whitney [10], and
    Sanger [1].


[p. 931, SANDERSON]
p. 417. ....
  Mar. 12, 1702-3, Thomas Sanderson, of Wat., sold to Jonathan Smith and John Bemus,
    35 A., bounded W. by heirs of Richard Saltonstall; N. by Joseph Peirce, and Eleazer
    Whitney
; S. by Stephen and Jonathan Coolidge; E. by John Morse. [See Cutler, 23, p. 751.]


[p. 934, SHERMAN]
p. 430. [2.] .... Capt. John Sherman ....
    .... His residence or homestall (which passed to his son
    Joseph), consisting of two parcels of land, was bounded as follows, viz.: S. by Joshua
    Whitney
(what had been the homestall of his father, John Whitney), Nathan Fiske,
    and Henry Spring; W. by a lane or highway. Also, 14 acres, bounded E. by said
    lane; N. by Strawberry Hill; W. by Nathaniel Bright; S. by Nathan Fiske and
    Benjamin Wellington.


[p. 937, SPRING]
p. 443. [38.] Deborah Spring, m., 1735, Jonathan Williams, b. Dec. 16, 1711, son of Isaac and
    Martha (Whitney) Williams, of Newton. 5 chil. [See Williams Fam., pp. 157 and 8.]
  [39.] Nathaniel Spring, m., Dec. 10, 1741, Martha Williams, b. mar. 18, 1714, sister of
    Jonathan, preceding.


[p. 950, STICKLAND]
p. 582. STICKLAND.--(Stickline, Strickland.) Serj. John Stickland ....
    He sold his homestall in Wat., to John Whitney (who made it his permanent resi-
    dence), and went with the first settlers to plant Watertown (Wethersfield), Conn.


[p. 954, STONE]


[Children of Jonathan and Sarah (WATSON) STONE]
    1. Sally, b. Oct. 15, 1784; m., Dec. 1, 1806, Nathaniel P. Whitney, Jr. [182.]

[p. 957, TARBALL]
p. 600. [70.] Asa Tarball, a miller, of Groton, m., June 19, 1803, Relief Whitney. [274.]
    3 children.
[Nota bene: This Asa TARBALL was son of John and Hannah (-----) TARBALL, b. Mar. 18, 1772.--RLW]


[p. 960, WALKER]
p. 618. WALKER.--[1.] The lot or farm which John Walker bought in 1712 of
    Ebenezer Chadwick, was bounded W. by land formerly of John Biscoe; N. by land
    formerly of Mr. Phillips and Nathaniel Whitney; E. by Daniel Galusha; S. by
    Jonathan Coolidge.


[p. 964, WHITNEY]
p. 642. WHITNEY. --[1.] First line, for, at Ipswich, read, at London. John Whit-
    ney
was elected constable of Wat., by the Court, June 1, 1641.
  [Note, 3d line, for 1655, read 1665.
p. 643. [7.] For Feb. 13, read, Danger.jpg July 5, 1635.
  [10.] See Robert Reynolds, p. 912.
  [11.] For 1642, read 1643. John Whitney, of Rox., had, 1. John, b. Ap. 1, 1672.
    2. Ruth, b. Aug. 31, 1674; m., Ap. 22, 1701, Joseph Adams. [See Jackson, p. 231.]
    3. Sarah (by wife Elizabeth), b. Aug. 7, 1684.
  [DANIEL WHITNEY and SUSANNA CURTIS, m., in Rox., June 21, 1704. His parentage has
    not been ascertained, but his age, and the names of his children, render it probable
    that he was a son of John [11] Chil.,
      1. John, b. May 23, 1705. 2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1706-7.
      3. Susanna, b. Feb. 21, 1708-9. 4. Daniel, b. Mar. 26, 1711.
      5. Anna, b. Ap. 30, 1713. 6. Elijah, b. Jan. 15, 1715-6
      7. Ruth, b. Dec. 5, 1718. 8. Elisha, b. Oct 5, 1722.
  TIMOTHY WHITNEY, of Rox. (parentage not ascertained, perhaps a son of John [11]),
    m., in Rox., June 12, 1706, MARGARET BACON. In 1728, he purchased, for £615, of
    John Prentice, of Preston, Conn., and Ebenezer Prentice, of Newton, the farm and
    buildings in Newton, which had been the last residence of their grandfather, Thomas
    Prentice, Sen. [See Jackson's Hist. Newton, p. 463.] Chil. b. in Roxbury.

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    1. Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1707-8.
    2. Caleb, b. Ap. 2, 1711; of Newton; m., in 1736, Hannah Cheney, b. June 13, 1711,
    dr. of Joseph and Hannah (Wiswall), of Newton. Chil.,
        1. Hannah, b. Mar. 3, 1737; m., 1772, Nathaniel Parker.
        2. Caleb, b. June 17, 1740; m. Elizabeth Hyde. Chil.,
            1. Oliver, b. Mar. 9, 1766. 2. Amariah, b. Nov. 18, 1767.
            3. Ruth, b. May 31, 1773. 4. Sarah, b. June 4, 1774.
            5. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1775.
        3. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1743; m., 1769, James Richards, Jr.
        4. Thaddeus, b. July 10, 1747; m., 1772, Temperance Hyde, b. Ap. 1, 1753, dr.
        of Lieut. Noah and Ruth (Seger). He d. 1832. She d. 1842. Chil.,
            1. Temperance, b. Sept. 2, 1774; m., 1795, Jonathan Cook, Jr.
            2. Hannah, b. Ap. 9, 1779. 3. Thaddeus, b. Sept. 1, 1788; d. 1823.
    3. Moses, b. June 20, 1714; of Newton; m., 1739, Rebecca Hyde, b. Sept. 23, 1720, dr.
    of Ens. Timothy and Rebecca (Davis) Hyde, of Newton. He d. 1805, aged 91.
        1. Margaret, b. May 8, 1741. 2. Moses, b. Ap. 9, 1743; d. in the army.
        3. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1745; m., 1765, Edward Richards of Camb.
        4. Timothy, b. Feb. 12, 1747; m., in 1773, Mary Hyde. He d. 1821.
        5. Stephen (twin), b. Feb. 12, 1747; d. in the army.
        6. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1749; m., 1777, Asa Payson.
        7. Ephraim, b. June 16, 1751; m., 1774, Ann Fuller, and d. in the army.
        8. Rebecca, b. Mar. 17, 1754; m., 1780, William Buzzard.
        9. Relief, b. Dec. 29, 1756; m., in 1783, John Woodward, of Brookline.


[p. 965, WHITNEY]
        10. Gershom, b. July 25, 1758; d. 1759.
        11. Persis, b. Feb. 19, 1760; m., 1797, James Richards.
        12. John, b. Ap. 8, 1762; m., 1785, Polly Pope.
    4. Joseph, b. Feb. 21, 1716-7; of Newton; m. Mary Hastings.[? 39.] Chil.,
        1. Abigail, b. Dec. 18, 1749. 2. Martha, b. May 31, 1752.
        3. Ann, b. Feb. 10, 1755. 4. Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1758.
        5. Lois, b. Sept. 5, 1761.
    5. Timothy, b. Ap., 1720. 6. Timothy, b. Ap. 30, 1721.

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  Elnathan Whitney and Sarah Perry, m., in Rox., Sept. 24, 1729.
  Jonas Whitney and Sarah Perry, m. in Rox., May 8, 1735.
  John White and Esther Whitney, m. in Rox., Mar. 8, 1745/6.
  [21.] Ap. 7, 1691, Richard Whitney, of Stow, "being seventy years of age," was released
    from training, by the Court.
p. 644. [40.] Jonathan Whitney took the oath of fidelity, in 1652.
  [49.] Oct. 29, 1697, Joshua Whitney, of Groton ( (?) Sen. or Jun.), sold land in Wat.,
    to Nathan Fiske.
  [56.] ISAAC WILLIAMS, b. in Newton, Nov. 1, 1686, son of Capt. Isaac and Elizabeth,
    m., in Groton, Feb. 1, 1708-9, MARTHA WHITNEY [56], dr. of Joshua Whitney, of
    Groton. [See Williams Family, p. 157.] His Will mentions wife Martha; sons,
    Jonathan and Isaac; drs., Elizabeth Reed, Abigail Fuller, Mary Miller, and Hannah
    Rogers; gr. chil., Ephraim, Nathaniel, and Martha Spring. Chil.,

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    1. Abigail, b. Oct. 4, 1710; m. Josiah Fuller [144, p. 770], son of Jeremiah Fuller, of
      Newton.
    2. Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1711; m., 1735, Deborah Spring [38]. Chil.,
        1. Jonathan, b. 1, and d. 18 July, 1737. 2. Deborah, b. July 20, 1738.
        3. Phebe. 4. Joanna, b. Oct. 20, 1741; m., Oct. 14, 1765, John Cheney.
        5. Martha, b. Oct. 27, 1743.
    3. Martha, b. Mar. 18, 1714; m., Dec. 10, 1741, Nathaniel Spring [39]. Chil.,
        1. Ephraim, b. in Worcester, Sept. 24, 1742. 2. Nathaniel. 3. Martha.
    4. Mary, b. June 14, 1717; m., 1741, Joseph Miller, of Newton.
    5. Phebe, b. Oct. 9, 1723.
    6. Hannah (twin), b. Oct. 9, 1723; m., in 1745, John Rogers.
    7. Isaac, b. July 15, 1725; m. (1st), June, 1748, Sarah Stratton, of Camb. He m. (2d),
      Jan. 3, 1765, Elizabeth Cheney, of Newton. Chil.,
        1. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1750. 2. Abigail, b. July 10, 1752.
        3. Ephraim, b. Feb. 25, 1760. 4. Pattee, b. Nov. 2, 1763.

(By 2d wife, Elizabeth.)

        5. Amariah, b. Aug., d. Nov. 22, 1765. 6. Elizabeth (twin), b. Aug. 25, 1765.
        7. Asa, b. June 7, 1773.
    8. Elizabeth, b. -----; m. Josiah Reed.
  [57.] Elizabeth Whitney, m., in Groton, Ap. 17, 1707, Ebenezer Farnsworth. 8 chil.,
    and numerous descendants. [Butler, p. 396, &c.]
p. 645. [70.] Joseph Whitney took the oath of fidelity, Dec., 1677. Admin. on his
    estate granted to wid. Martha, Nov. 20, 1702; Inventory, of the same date. Guar-
    dianship of his son Benjamin, given to Isaac Beech, of Newton, and that of Mary
    and Sarah, to wid. Martha.
p. 646. [90.] For, bap., read Jonas, o.c. July 14, 1723.

1
[107.] (V.) NATHANIEL WHITNEY, Jr., of Weston, m., in Weston, June 22,
1721, MARY CHILD, of Wat. (supposed to be a dr. of John Child [18.]).
They settled in Westboro, where he and wife was adm. f. c. Jan. 21, 1728.
He had o.c. in Concord, Oct. 15, 1727. He d. Jan. 27, 1776, aet. 80, and his
wife d. Dec. 3, 1776, aet. 77. Chil,
--------------------------------------------------------------
2     1. Ephraim, b. July, 1722. (The Weston Record says, b. in Groton, June 22.)
3     2. Oliver, b. Dec. 1, 1724.
4     3. David, bap. in Weston, Nov. 8, 1726 (church record).
5     4. Mary, b. Feb. 15, 1727; adm. f. c. in Westboro, June 10, 1743.
6     5. Nathaniel, b. July 22, 1728. 6. Anna, b. Mar. 17, 1732.
8     7. Amos, b. Mar. 17, 1732. 8. Lucy, b. Ap. 26, 1734.
10     9. Love, b. Sept. 16, 1736; m. (pub. Mar. 30), 1772, John Taft, of Upton.
13.11     10. Lois, b. Feb. 9, 1738-9. 11. Eli, bap. May 3, 1740.

[p. 966, WHITNEY]

12.13
(VI.) ELI WHITNEY, of Westboro, m., Feb. 9, 1765, ELIZABETH FAY. Both adm.
f. c., Dec. 6, 1767. She d. Aug. 18, 1777, aet. 37. He m. (2d), (pub. June 12),
1779, JUDITH HAZELDEN, of Sutton. He d. Aug. 12, 1807, aged 66. Chil.,
14 1. Eli, b. Dec. 8, 1765; grad. Yale Coll., 1792; d. Jan. 8, 1825. [Right-pointing hand] He was in-
ventor of the cotton gin.
15 2. Elizabeth, b. Ap. 16, 1767; d. Feb. 8, 1827, aged 60.
16 3. Benjamin, b. Sept. 13, 1768; d. Dec. 28, 1842, aged 77, last of the family.
17 4. Josiah, b. Mar. 31, 1770.

p. 648. [178.] Ensign Daniel Whitney was selectman of Wat., 1751, 55, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62.
p. 650. [251.] For John Fisher, of Lynn, read John Fisher Lyon, of Grafton, afterwards
    of Shrewsbury, after that of Harvard.


[p. 969, WOODWARD]


[Children of Caleb and Hannah (CHEEVER) WOODWARD]
63 7. JOHN CHEEVER, b. Mar. 11, 1764; of Brookline; m. RELIEF, dr. of Moses
  Whitney, of Newton. Chil.,
64     1. Jesse, b. Ap. 7, 1784; m. Catherine, dr. of Thaddeus and Lydia (Woodward)
      Jackson [see 26]. 3 drs.
65     2. John, b. Dec. 24, 1785; m. Pedy Jackson, his cousin. See [34]. Chil.,
66         1. Lydia, b. Mar. 21, 1808; m. in 1833, Simon W. Clifford. 3 chil.
        2. John, b. Ap. 11, 1811; d. Feb. 25, 1816.
67         3. Julia, b. Aug. 27, 1813; m. Warren Guild, of Dedham. 3 chil.
68         4. Andrew, b. Ap. 7, 1815; m. Sarah Stone. 2 chil.
69         5. Experience, b. May 1, 1819; m. B. Craig.
70         6. Martha E., b. Dec. 19, 1826. 7. Mary Jane, b. July 27, 1828.
72         8. John, b. Sept. 3, 1833.
    3. Joshua, b. Ap. 24, 1788, d. aged 18 yrs.
73     4. Betsey, b. Aug. 20, 1790; m. her cousin, Caleb Woodward [52].
    5. Daniel, b. Nov. 11, 1793, d. 1796. 6. Daniel, b. Nov. 29, 1797, d. young.
74     7. Nancy, b. Oct. 14, 1798; m., Oct., 1821, Nathaniel Talbot, of Newton. Chil.,
75         1. David, b. Feb. 18, 1822; m., Mar. 20, 1845, Mary G. Gregory. 4 chil.
76         2. Susan M., b. oct. 1826, unm.
77         3. Asa, b. July 26, 1828; m., Nov., 1850, Rebecca Harrington.

[p. 976, CORRECTIONS]
p. 770. [144.] For Martha (Whitman), read, Martha (Whitney). [See [56.], p. 965].
[Nota bene: This changes the family of Josiah and Abigail (Williams) Fuller to read as follows.--RLW]


[Children of Lieut. Jeremiah and Thankful (-----) FULLER]
144 8. JOSIAH, b. Dec. 2, 1710; d. 1793; an ensign; m., in 1739, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS,
  dr. of Isaac, Jr., and Martha (Whitney) Williams. She d. 1796, aged 86. Chil.,
145     1. Josiah, b. Oct. 24, 1739; a selectman 3 years, and colonel; m. (1st), 161,
      Ann Priest [17]. He m. (2d), Eunice Fuller [140]. She d. 1778, and
      he m. (3d), 1779, Mary Dana. He m. (4th), Mary Woodward [?59.] He
      m. (5th), in 1808, Mary Perry. He d. Mar. 22, 1845, aged 84. Chil.,
        1. Eunice. 2. Rachel (twins), by 2d wife, b. and d. 1778.
(By 3d wife, Mary.)
146         3. Sally, b. Mar. 9, 1781; m., May, 1800, Amasa Winchester, of Boston.
147         4. Ann, b. July 12, 1783; m., Nov. 1800, Wm. Winchester, of Rox.
(By 4th wife, Mary.)
146         5. Josiah, b. Sept. 18, 1785; m., in 1809, Sarah, dr. of Rev. William
          Greenough. He d. Ap., 1838, and she d. Dec., 1815. 4 chil.
149     2. David, b. Oct. 13, 1741; m. Sarah Williams, dr. of Isaac
      and Sarah (Stratton) Williams. She d. a wid. 1813.
        1. Eunice, b. 1779; d. 1799, unm. 2. David, d. unm.
150         3. Sarah, m. Dea. Joel Fuller. 4. Martha, d. unm., aged 28.
151         5. Hannah, m. ----- Goodrich, of Fitchburg.
152     3. Phebe, b. Jan. 29, 1744; m., 1766, William Clark, Jr.
153     4. Ann, b. June 4, 1746; m. Benjamin Richards, of Rox.
154     5. Abigail, b. Nov. 3, 1747; m. (1st), Feb., 1765, John Barber, and m. (2d),
      Samuel Jenks, Esq.
155     6. Mary, b. Oct. 24, 174-, m., 1769, Thomas Miller, Jr.
156     7. Thankful, b. Feb. 21, 1750.
157     8. Susanna, b. June 2, 1753; m., 1771, Stephen Hastings.
158     9. Martha, b. Aug. 21, 1755; m., 1775, Daniel Stratton, of Wat. [78.]
159     10. Patty.

Appendix I -- History of Watertown.

[p. 996, Town meeting records.]
[1637] Dec. 30. These 11 freemen to order the civill affaires of ye towne for the yeare to come:
    Thomas Mayhew, Daniel Pattrick, John Whitney, Edmund James, John Firman, John
    Stowers, Abram Browne, Edward Lewis, Edward Garfield, Ephraim Child, Simon Eire.


[p. 1011, Early settlers.]
‡Isaac Mixer, † 1634, at Ipswich; fr. 1638, d. about 1655; grantee of 7 lots. His homestall,
    of 6 A., was bounded W. by Common Street; E. by W. Jennison; N. by Miles Nutt (a
    grant to J. Reynolds); S. by John Whitney (a grant to John Stickland). Previous to
    1697 this lot had been bought by Joseph Sherman, or his father.


[p. 1014, Early settlers.]
John Stickland (Stickline and Strickland), † 1629; fr. 1631, dismissed from Wat. to Wethersfield,
    May 16, 1635; grantee of a homestall of 16 A., which was bought by John Whitney. [See
    p. 950.]


[p. 1015, Early settlers]
Richard Waite, of Wat. 1683; d. 1669, aged 60; grantee of a farm of 40 A., and purchaser
    of 5 other lots. His homestall, of 6 A., was the grant in the town plot to J. Doggett, and
    bounded S. and E. by highways; N. by John Whitney, Jr.; W. by Edm. White.


[p. 1016, Early settlers.]
‡John Whitney, † 1635, at Ipswich; fr. 1636; d. 1673, aged 74. He was a grantee of 9 lots,
    and purchaser of one lot of 16 A., granted to John Stickland; bounded E. and S. by W.
    Jennison; W. by M. Underwood; N. by I. Mixer. In 1697, his son Joshua Whitney
    sold this lot to Dea. Nathan Fiske.
John Whitney, Jr., † 1635; fr. 1647, d. 1692, aged 68. In 1644, he was proprietor of 3 lots.
    His homestall of 3 A. was bounded N. W. by highway; S. W. by E. Lewis; S. by E. How;
    E. by G. Phillips; was a grant to his father.


[p. 1017, List of freemen.]
    1636, Mar. ... John Whitney.


[p. 1018, List of freemen.]
    1647, May. ... John Whitney, Jr.
    1651, May. Richard Whitney.
    1668, Apr. ... Jonathan Whitney.
    1684, May. John Whitney (then of Rox.)


[p. 1019, List of freemen.]
    1690, April. ... Thomas Whitney.


[p. 1022, Early land grants.]
    3d Great Dividend, beginning at the Small Lots and separated by the
Squadron Line from the 2d Great Dividend on the south.
    16. John Whitney, 50 A.


[p. 1024, Early land grants.]
3d Beaver Brook Plowlands. ... The range of lots in the Hither Plain, next the river.
    1. John Whitney, 10.


[p. 1026, Early land grants.]
In the volume of town records containing the other schedules of possesions,
is the following list of the grantees of the town plot. ...
At least three lots (6 A. to John Whitney, Sen.; 6 A. to John
Sherman; and 8 A. to T. Arnold), were granted in this plot, after the following
list was recorded. "1638, Ap. 9. ...."


[p. 1029, Early land grants.]
... A range of lots, on
the south side of the highway [?Sudbury Road], was laid out to the following per-
sons, whose names are not in the preceding schedule. The 1st lot in the range,
adjoining Sudbury Line, ...
next, Abraham Browne, 130 A.; next, John Whitney, 120 A.; next, John Stowers, 130 A.; ....


[p. 1031, Geographical features.]
    §111. Whitney's Hill, is supposed to be the same which has of late been called
White's Hill. The homestall of John Whitney, of 16 A., bought of John Stick-
ling, was situated east of it [see Whitney, 1 and 60]. Oct. 29, 1697, Joshua
Whitney
, then of Groton, sold this 16 A. homestall to Corp. [afterwards Dea.]
Nathan Fiske, and it was then bounded on the N. by Joseph Sherman, and Henry
Spring; E. by Thomas Bond; S. by Lieut. Jonas Bond; W. by N. Fiske. At an
early date, John Whitney, Sen., and his sons, had become proprietors on the north
and west sides of this hill. In 1644, the homestall of John Whitney, Jr., was on
or near the spot where Mr. Charles Whitney now or lately resided, and he owned
the lot in the Town Plot at the S. W. corner of Belmont and Lexington Streets.
The meeting-house, built about 1695, where Mr. Angier was settled, was at the S. E.
angle of the Belmont and Lexington Street cross-roads, and it was ordered to be
built between wid. (Hannah) Stearns and Whitney's Hill. The Pound was then at those
cross-roads, where it was constructed about 1687. Elbow Hill is sometimes men-
tioned in the description of roads, and was probably nothing more than a declivity
in Lexington Street, at first called the Concord Road. The highest point in Mount
Auburn Cemetery is less than 100 feet above tide water, and before its present
appropriation, this trct, or a part of it, was called Stone's Woods. It does not
seem to have been deemed of sufficient height or importance to be designated or
referred to in any of the records.


[p. 1051, Meeting-houses.]
    At a town meeting Nov. 18, 1692, in order to determine the location of the meet-
ing-house, it was ordered that "those who are of the mind to build and set up a
meeting-house on the hill between the Pound and Widow Whitney's, let them follow
Robert Harrington, Sen.; those that are of the mind to build it where it is, let
them follow Mr. Norcross," and, "in case we can't agree among ourselves, we will
refer it to men." ....


[p. 1061, Justices of the peace.]
From this period to 1800, there were several justices of the peace,
residents of Watertown. We have the names of several, if not all of them, but
know not the date or duration of their appointments, viz.: ..., Nathaniel R. Whitney.


[p. 1065, Selectmen.]
    John Whitney, 1637, '48, '51, '55, and T. C.
    John Whitney, Jr., '73, '74, '75, '76, '78,
'79.


[p. 1066, Selectmen.]
    Daniel Whitney, 1751, '55, '57, '59, '60, '61,
'62, '81, '82.
    John Whitney, 1751.


[p. 1067, Selectmen.]
    Nathaniel R. Whitney, 1797, '98, '99, 1800,
'1, '2, '3, '4, '5, '6, '7, '8, '9. T. C. many years.
...
Constables.
    June 4, 1641, John Whitney was chosen Constable by the Quarter Court.
...
Representatives of Weston.
.... Jan. 2, 1775,
John Allen, Israel Whittemore, and William Whitney, were appointed a committee
of inspection, to see that the advice of Congress, relative to the non-importation
agreement, be strictly adhered to.


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