Family:Whitney, Nathan (1724-1801)

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Nathan5 Whitney (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan4 and Mary (Holman) Whitney,[1] was born 6 Mar 1723/4, Stow, MA,[2] and died 28 Oct 1801, Conway, MA, aged 77 years, of cancer.[3]

Nathan "of Stow" married, 22 Jan 1752, Holden, MA, Tabitha Bennett "of Holden",[4] daughter of Samuel and Tabitha (Wheeler) Bennett.[5] She was born 27 Oct 1724, Lancaster, MA,[6] and died on 12 May 1804, Conway, MA, "an aged woman."[7]

On 17 May 1763, Stow, MA, he wrote a letter to the probate judge about the estate of his father, over which he and his mother had had a falling out.

Pierce says the following:[8]

He was a farmer; resided in Stow. May 18, 1777, they moved to Conway, Mass., and united with the Cong. church there and ever after resided in that town.

Children of Nathan5 and Tabitha (Bennett) Whitney:

i. Aaron6 Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1752, Stow, MA;[9] m. ----- -----.
ii. Persis Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1754, Stow, MA;[10] d. 2 Oct 1754, Stow, MA.[11]
iii. Miriam Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1755, Stow, MA.[12]
iv. Asaph Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1759, Stow, MA;[13] m. Lucretia Murphy.
v. Ira Whitney, b. circa 1761; m.(1) Jane Bird; m.(2) Rebekah Hartwell.
vi. Abijah Whitney, bapt. 8 May 1768, Harvard, MA;[14] m. Jane Murphy.



1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Nathan [Whetney], s. Nathan and Mary, [born] Mar. 6, 1723-4," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

3.^  "Nathan [Whitney], cancer, [died] Oct. 28, 1801, a. 77," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

4.^  "Nathan [Whitney] of Stow and Tabitha Benett, [married] Jan. 22, 1752," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904). Also, "Nathan [Whitney] and Tabitha Benett [int. Bennett] of Holden [int. Houlden], [married] Jan. 22, 1752, in Holden," according to Stow Vital Records.



7.^  "_____ [Whitney], wid., [died] May 12, 1804, "an aged Woman"," according to Conway Vital Records.

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 92.

9.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Nathan and Tabitha, [born] July 31, 1752. "old Stile"," according to Stow Vital Records.

10.^  "Persis [Whitney], d. Nathan and Tabitha, [born] Aug. 22, 1754," according to Stow Vital Records.

11.^  "Persis [Whitney], d. Nathan and Tabitha, [died] Oct. 2, 1754," according to Stow Vital Records.

12.^  "Miriam [Whitney], d. Nathan and Tabitha, [born] Aug 25, 1755," according to Stow Vital Records.

13.^  "Asaph [Whitney], s. Nathan and Tabitha, [born] Apr. 29, 1759," according to Stow Vital Records.

14.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. of Nathan, bp. May 8, 1768. C.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

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