Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (s1689-?)

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Elizabeth3 Whitney (Joshua2, John1), daughter of Joshua2 and Abigail (Tarbell) Whitney,[1] was born about 1689, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 1729, Groton, MA.[3]

She married 17 Apr 1707, Groton, MA, Ebenezer Farnsworth,[4] son of Matthias and Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth.[5] He was born about 1684, Groton, MA,[6] and died after 1729, before 1751, Groton, MA.[7]

She apparently married secondly, before 15 Oct 1751, ----- Harmon, parentage, birth, and death unknown.[8]

On 17 Apr 1713, she was named as a daughter in the will of her father.[9]

On 15 Oct 1751, she was named as sister Elizabeth Harmon in the will of her brother Joshua.[10]

Children of Ebenezer and Elizabeth3 (Whitney) Farnsworth:

i. Elizabeth Farnsworth, b. 27 Jan 1707, Groton, MA;[11] m. Ebenezer Jefts.
ii. Matthias Farnsworth, b. 20 Sep 1709, Groton, MA;[12] m.(1) Abigail Shed; m.(2) Sarah (Davis) Farnsworth; m.(3) Azubah Farnsworth.
iii. Ebenezer Farnsworth, b. 16 Dec 1711, Groton, MA;[13] d. 11 Oct 1723, Groton, MA;[14] unmarried.
iv. William Farnsworth, b. 4 Aug 1714, Groton, MA;[15] m. Ruth Hobart.
v. Abigail Farnsworth, b. 2 Sep 1718, Groton, MA;[16] m. David Blood.
vi. Keziah Farnsworth, b. 17 Apr 1723, Groton, MA;[17] m. Jonathan Shattuck.
vii. Sarah Farnsworth, b. 5 Aug 1725, Groton, MA;[18] m.(1) Joshua Bowers; m.(2) Isaac Haild.
viii. Lydia Farnsworth, b. 20 Dec 1729, Groton, MA;[19] m. Jonathan Tarbell.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her mention as a daughter in her father's will.

2.^  Her birth date is estimated from the order of mention of her sisters in her father's will, the known and estimated birth dates of her siblings, and her marriage date.

3.^  She died after the birth of her youngest child.

4.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], and Ebenezer Farnesworth, [married] Apr. 17, 1706-07. CR1.," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927), p. 187.

5.^  Source_of_parentage.

6.^  Source_of_birth.

7.^  He died after the birth of his youngest child, and before the remarriage of his sister as revealed by her brother's will.

8.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 35.

9.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,703.

10.^  Pierce, loc. cit.

11.^  "Elisebeth [Farnworth], dau Ebenezer and Elisebath, Jan. 27, 1707," according to Groton Vital Records.

12.^  "Matthios [Farnworth], s. Ebenezer and Elizabeth, Sept. 20, 1709," according to Groton Vital Records.

13.^  "Ebenezer [Farnworth], s. Ebenezer and Elizabeth, Dec. 16, 1711," according to Groton Vital Records.

14.^  "Ebenezer [Farnworth], s. Ebenezer, [died] Oct. 11, 1723," according to Groton Vital Records.

15.^  "William [Farnworth], s. Ebenezer and Elizabeth, Aug. 4, 1714," according to Groton Vital Records.

16.^  "Abigall [Farnworth], dau Ebenezer and Elezebath, Dec. 2, 1718," according to Groton Vital Records.

17.^  "Kezia [Farnworth], dau Ebenezer and Elizabeth, Apr. 17, 1723," according to Groton Vital Records.

18.^  "Sarah [Farnworth], dau Ebenezer and Elisabeth, Aug. 5, 1725," according to Groton Vital Records.

19.^  "Lidiah [Farnworth], dau Ebenezer and Elisabeth, Dec. 20, 1729," according to Groton Vital Records.

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