Family:Whitney, Lydia (1657-1719)

From WRG
Jump to navigationJump to search

Lydia3 Whitney (Jonathan2, John1), daughter of Jonathan2 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney,[1] was born 3 Jul 1657, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 27 May 1719, Sherborn, MA.[3]

She married, 15 Apr 1684, Sherborn, MA,[4] Moses Adams, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Paine) Adams, as his second wife. He was born 6 Oct 1654, Medfield, MA,[5] and died 16 Mar 1723/4, Sherborn, MA.[6]

Moses had married firstly, 14 May 1680, Medfield, MA, Mary Fairbanks,[7] daughter of Jonas and Lydia (Prescott) Fairbanks,[8] born 20 Apr 1659, Dedham, MA,[9] died 15 Nov 1681, Sherborn, MA.[10]

He probably inherited his father's land situated on Wennekeening Brook, and now in Holliston. He seems to have ahd his house lot of 20 acres assigned to him on Chesnut Brook, where he undoubtedly lived. He was a tythingman in 1686, and selectman in 1701.[11]

On 21 Dec 1702, she was mentioned as child "Lydia Addams" in the will of her father Jonathan2 Whitney of Sherborn.[12]

On 4 Feb 1713/4, he was mentioned as "brother-in-law Major Adams" in the will of Benjamin3 Whitne of Sherborn.[13]

Child of Moses and Mary (Fairbanks) Adams:

i. Benoni Adams, b. 3 or 8 Nov 1681, Sherborn, MA;[14], m. Mary Winch.

Children of Moses and Lydia3 (Whitney) Adams:

ii. Lydia Adams, b. 2 Feb 1684/5, Sherborn, MA;[15] m. John Fiske.
iii. Elizabeth Adams, b. 18 Sep 1686, Sherborn, MA;[16] d. 17 Jun 1689, Sherborn, MA.[17]
iv. Hannah Adams, b. 8 Feb 1687/8, Sherborn, MA.[18] m. Nathaniel Fiske.
v. (allegedly) Thomas Adams, b. 1688.[19]
vi. Elizabeth Adams, b. 25 Oct 1689, Sherborn, MA.[20] m. Daniel Rider.
vii. Moses Adams, b. 26 Nov 1691, Sherborn, MA.[21] m. Deborah Sawin.
viii. James Adams, b. 7 Jul 1693, Sherborn, MA.[22] m. Abigail Hill.
ix. Isaac Adams, b. 4 Mar 1694/5, Sherborn, MA.[23] m. Martha Vose.
x. Abigail Adams, b. 7 Sep 1697, Sherborn, MA.[24] m. Nathaniel Perry.
xi. Mary Adams, b. 4 Jan 1699/1700, Sherborn, MA.[25] m. William Sheffield.


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

2.^  "Lidia Whetney, d. Jonathan & Lidia Whetney, b. 3 Jul 1657," according to Watertown Records ..., vol. 1, p. 19.

3.^  "Lydia [Whitney] and Moses Adams, [married] Apr. 15, 1684," according to Baldwin, Thomas W., ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), pp. 180-181.

4.^  Ibid.

5.^  Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

6.^  Sherborn Vital Records.

7.^  Medfield Vital Records

8.^  Hill, Don Gleason, ed., Dedham, Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1638-1845 (Dedham, MA: Dedham Transcript, 1886).

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Sherborn Vital Records.

11.^  J. Gardner Bartlett, Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England, to Braintree, Massachusetts (New York, NY: 1927), pp. 3-55.

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

13.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,605.

14.^  Sherborn Vital Records.

15.^  Ibid.

16.^  Ibid.

17.^  Ibid.

18.^  Ibid.

19.^  The Adams Addenda, vol. 4 (1974), p. 81.

20.^  Sherborn Vital Records.

21.^  Ibid.

22.^  Ibid.

23.^  Ibid.

24.^  Ibid.

25.^  Ibid.

Copyright © 1999, 2006, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group