Family:Whitney, Anna (1660-1701)

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Anna3 Whitney (Jonathan2, John1), daughter of Jonathan2 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney,[1] was born 28 Apr 1660, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 6 Mar 1700/1, Wrentham, MA,[3] (probably in childbirth).

She married say 1690,[4] Cornelius Fisher, son of Cornelius and Leah (Heaton) Fisher. He was born 8 Feb 1659/60, Dedham, MA,[5] and died 6 Jun 1743, Wrentham, MA, in his 84th year.[6]

He married secondly, 29 Apr 1702, Dedham, MA, Mercy (Partridge) Colburn "of Dedham,"[7], daughter of George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge, widow of Samuel Colburn of Dedham.[8] Her birth date and place are unknown. She died 20 Sep 1726, Wrentham, MA.[9]

Cornelius Fisher "Sr." married thirdly, 13 Feb 1726/7, Wrentham, MA, Mary (Wheelock) Ware,[10] daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Bullen) Wheelock and widow of Nathaniel Ware[11]. She was born 11 Jun 1674, Medfield, MA.[12] She married thirdly, 16 Jul 1746, Wrentham, MA, Thomas Bacon,[13] and died 25 Mar 1750, Wrentham, MA[14].

They lived in Wrentham, MA.

Grandchildren Benjamin Fisher and Ann Fisher, under 18, were mentioned in the will of her father, Jonathan2 Whitney, dated 12 Jan 1701/2.[15]

Children of Cornelius and Anna3 (Whitney) Fisher, all born in Wrentham, MA:[16]

i. Jonathan Fisher, b. 22 Feb 1691; m. Rachel Clark.
ii. Cornelius Fisher, b. 29 Sep 1692; m. Hannah Partridge.
iii. Isaac Fisher, b. 19 May 1694; m. Esther Mann.
iv. Anna Fisher, b. 28 Mar 1696; m. Ebenezer Clark.
v. Joseph Fisher, b. 11 May 1698; m. Mary Streeter.
vi. Benjamin Fisher, b. 6 Mar 1700/1; m. Anna Cowell.

Children of Cornelius and Mercy (Partridge)(Colburn) Fisher, both b. Wrentham, MA:[17]

vii. Mercy Fisher, b. 27 Jan 1703; d. 15 Nov 1754, Wrentham, MA; m. 27 Oct 1726, Wrentham, MA, Samuel Fisher.
viii. Esther Fisher, b. 27 Oct 1710; d. 20 May 1747, Wrentham, MA; m. 9 Dec 1731, Wrentham, MA, Richard Fisher.

Cornelius and Mary (Wheelock)(Ware) Fisher had no children.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record and mention of her children in her father's will.

2.^  "Annah, d. Jonathan & Lydia Whetny, b. 28 Apr 1660," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894), vol. 1, p. 22.

3.^  Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

4.^  Date estimated from birth of oldest child.

5.^  James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston, MA: 1860-1862), vol. II, p. 162.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  Wrentham Vital Records.

8.^  The Partridge Nest website.

9.^  Wrentham Vital Records.

10.^  Ibid.

11.^  Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1901).

12.^  Ibid.

13.^  Wrentham Vital Records.

14.^  Ibid.

15.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,690.

16.^  Wrentham Vital Records.

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