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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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962. JOEL WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Mass., Oct. 15, 1762; m. in Rindge, N. H., 1786, Lydia WILLARD; b. Harvard, Mar. 6, 1786; d. Jan. 8, 1856, in Sublette, Ill. While in the employ of Rev. Seth PAYSON at Rindge, N.H., he met his future wife, who was a member of the minister's family. She wa smart, active, intelli- gent, and unusually neat. She was a devout Christian, and the marriage was a happy one. Mr. Whitney served in the army during the Revolutionary war in the Massa- chusetts Continental line, and during the latter part of his life drew a pension from Nov. 24, 1832. He also served in the war of 1812. Those who knew him say his word was as good as his bond. He d. Feb. 1, 1842; res. Fitzwilliam, N.H. 2263. i. LYDIA, b. Oct. 21, 1787; m. May 23, 1817, Abial FOSTER. He was born in Tewksbury, and enlisted in the Continental army when but sixteen years of age and remained in active service until its close. He was wounded in the leg by a bullet which he carried through life. During the Revolutionary war he was captured by the British and taken as a prisoner of war to England. He was subsequently exchanged and returned to this country. He drew a pension from the government, and Amos A. PARKER, aged 101 years (now 1893), the oldest living college graduate, has a receipt signed by Abial Foster. She died Sept. 1846, in Fitch- burg, Mass. He res. in Tewksbury, Mass., and was b. June 25, 1763; d. Jan. 25, 1832. Ch.: Daniel Whitney, b. June 16, 1818; d. unm., May 17, 1844; Julia, b. Sept. 5, 1820; m. Oct. 12, 1840, Jonas BROOKS of Dublin, N.H.; had 7 ch., and d. Feb. 10, 1890; Zebuda, b. Dec. 12, 1822; m. Samuel WHITNEY (see); Willard, b. Dec. 18, 1825, n. f. k. 2264. ii. LEMUEL, b. July 7, 1789; d. unm. in 1862, Deerfield, Mass. 2265. iii. JOEL, b. Feb. 29, 1792; m. ----- -----. 2266. iv. JESSE, b. Nov. 8, 1794; m. ----- -----. 2267. v. DANIEL, b. May 9, 1797; d. in Boston, Mass., 1817. 2268. vi. GRATA, b. Mar. 25, 1801; m. Benjamin B. MORSE. 2269. vii. WILLARD, b. Feb. 13, 1804; d. Apr. 7, 1825. 963. ISRAEL WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Jan. 16, 1767, in Harvard; m. there Mar. 30, 1788, Susannah GERRY; b. Harvard, Apr. 10, 1769; d. North Hero, Vt., Feb. 11, 1848. He was born in Harvard, Worcester Co., Mass.; worked on his father's farm. Soon after his marriage he moved to Littleton, Mass., then to Fitzwilliam, N.H.; and soon after a short residence in Sudbury to North Hero, Vt., where he afterward resided. He d. Feb. 12, 1842; res. Littleton, Mass.; Fitzwilliam, N.H., and Sudbury and North Hero, Vt. 2270. i. ISRAEL, b. Littleton, May 31, 1790; d. unm., killed by a falling tree, at North Hero, Vt., in 1816. 2271. ii. SUSANNAH, b. Sept. 24, 1792; m. John DARROW of Alburgh, Vt.; b. -----; m. Lucien CLARK; res. Dickinson, N.Y. 2272. iii. BETSEY, b. July 26, 1794; m. Sept., 1816, Aaron DAVIS of Bradford, Vt. He was a shoemaker. Ch.: Levi W., b. July 1, 1817, North Hero, Grand Isle Co., Vt.; m. Oct. 12, 1843; res. Pittsford, N.Y.; Nelson, b. Aug., 1818, North Hero, Vt.; Loren, b. Aug., 1820, North Hero, Vt. Loren died at Lone Rock, Wis., 1863; do not know the address of any of his children. (Nelson's, Oconto, Wis.) There were five of the Hazen children: Harris, Harriet, Harvey, Dan, Josephus. Harris, Harriet, Josephus died in Can- ada; Harvey is in Dickinson, N.Y.; Dan in Burlington, Vt. 2273. iv. PETER, b. Aug. 16, 1799; m. Lucina FISK and Laura FARR. 2274. v. GARY, b. -----; m. Patty HAZEN. 2275. vi. LEVI, b. -----; d. at North Hero, unm. 2276. vii. LUCENA, b. May 10, 1809; m. Sept., 1827; Daniel HAZEN of North Hero. He was b. Mar., 1800; d. Mar. 30, 1828. She m. 2d, Jan., 1837, Ralph HAZEN. She d. Aug. 27, 1867. Ch.: Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1827; m. Sept. 8, 1852, Laura Ann KINSLEY; res. Hiawatha, Kan.; Ceylon, b. May 9, 1838; m. July, 1857, Jennette ROACH; res. Rolf, Ia; Ann Augusta, b. Sept. 12, 1840; d. Oct. 12, 1850. 2277. viii. ABIGAIL, b. -----; m. Henry H. HAZEN of North Hero. Ch.: Sum- ner L., b. -----; m. -----; res. Malone, N.Y. 2278. ix. SEALAND, b. Nov. 2, 1799; m. Sybil LANDON.

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