Family:Whitney, Amos (1705-1770)

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Amos4 Whitney (Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Jonathan3 and Sarah (Hapgood) Whitney, was born 1 May 1705, Watertown, MA,[1] and "Lt." died 31 Oct 1770, Townsend, MA, in his 66th year.[2]

Will of Amos Whitney of Townshend

  • kinsman Levi Whitney of Townshend (also executor),
  • town of Townshend, certain lands,
  • town of Ashby, cash,
  • town of Mason, cash,
  • district of Shirley.

28 Aug 1769. Witn: Daniel Farwell, Thomas Hubburd, James Locke, Jr.

Will of Amos Whitney of Townsend, lodged 13 Nov 1770. Citation by Levi Whitney of Daniel Whitney and Ebenezer Cutler's wife, brother and sister of deceased Amos.

Executor's bond of Levi Whitney, husbandman, of Townsend, with James Lock, Jr., of Ashby, husbandman, and Daniel Farwell, Jr., of Groton, laborer, as sureties, 22 Feb 1771.[3]


1.^  "Amos Whetney, s. Jonathan & Sarah Whitney, b. 1 May 1705," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1900), volume 2, page 30.

2.^  "Amos [Whitney], Lt., [died] Oct. 31, 1770, in his 66y.," according to Henry C. Hallowell, ed., Vital Records of Townsend Massachusetts: Town Records to 1850 with Marriage Intentions to 1873 and Cemetery Inscriptions (Boston, Mass.: N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, 1992).

3.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, #24603.

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