Family:Whitney, Lydia (1732-c1766)

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Lydia5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Jonathan4 and Lydia (Jones) Whitney, was born 18 Nov 1732, Mendon, MA,[1] and died circa 1766.

She "of Mendon" married, 12 or 21 Dec 1754, Mendon, MA, Samuel Bowker "of Hopkinton",[2] son of Edmund and Elizabeth (-----) Bowker, as his second wife. He was born 9 Apr 1731, Hopkinton, MA, and died 11 Oct 1799, Hopkinton, MA, aged "perhaps 70" years. He had married firstly, 5 Oct 1749, Hopkinton, MA, Martha Stone, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Wood) Stone. She was born 12 Nov 1726, Hopkinton, and died about 1753. He married thirdly, Lois (Hayden) Harrod, 3 Sep 1767, Framingham, MA, daughter of John and Lucy (Maynard) Hayden, widow of John Harrod. She was born 1 Mar 1732/3, Hopkinton, MA, and died 7 Nov 1805, Hopkinton, MA.

He was also known as Samuel Bouker.

Pierce says the following:[3]

LYDIA [WHITNEY], b. Nov. 18, 1732; m. in Mendon, Dec. 12, 1754, Samuel BOWKER of Hopkinton, b. 1729; died 1799. He m. 3 times. Lydia was his second wife; res. Mil. Ch.: Asa, b. Nov. 12, 1755; Abigail, b. June 13, 1757; Abigail, b. Apr. 9, 1759; Abiathar, b. Feb. 25, 1763; Ruth, b. Feb. 9, 1765; Daniel, b. Feb. 16, 1769.

Children of Samuel and Martha (Stone) Bowker, both born Hopkinton, MA:

i. Mary Bowker, b. 11 Oct 1750.
ii. Martha Bowker, b. 8 Jul 1752.

Children of Samuel and Lydia5 (Whitney) Bowker, all born Hopkinton, MA:

iii. Asa Bowker, b. 12 Nov 1755; d. 5 Oct 1825, Winchendon, MA; m. 3 Mar 1778, Hopkinton, MA, Hannah Haro.
iv. Abigail Bowker, b. 13 Jun 1757; d. before 1759.
v. Abigail Bowker, b. 2 Apr 1759; "of Hopkinton" m. 21 Jan 1785, Hopkinton, MA, Jonathan White.
vi. Daniel Bowker, b. 16 Feb 1761; d. 24 Oct 1792, Hopkinton, MA.
vii. Abiathar Bowker, b. 25 Feb 1763; d. 18 Jun 1818; m. 12 Feb 1789, Hopkinton, MA, Polly Fezze.
viii. Ruth Bowker, b. 9 Feb 1765; m. 30 Aug 1787, Hopkinton, MA, Daniel Wheaton.

Children of Samuel and Lois (Hayden)(Harrod) Bowker, both born Hopkinton, MA:

ix. Betsey Bowker, b. 16 Oct 1774.


1.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Lydia, [born] Nov. 18, 1732," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920).

2.^  "Lydia [Whitney] of Mendon, and Sam[uel] Bouker, [married] Dec. 12, 1754, in Mendon," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). Also, "Lydia [Whitney] and Samuel Bowker of Hopkinton, [married] Dec. 12, 1754," according to Mendon Vital Records. Also, "Lydia [Whitney] of Mendon, and Samuel Bowker of Hopkinton, [married] Dec. 12, 1754. C.R.," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 63.

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