Family:Whitney, Tabatha (1738-1828)

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Tabatha4 Whitney (Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of (Mark3 and Tabitha (Mellen) Whitney, was born 11 Mar 1737/8, Hopkinton, MA,[1] and died 1 Jul 1828, Kelloggsville, NY, aged 86 years 3 months 21 days.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Mar 1769, Upton, MA, for her "of Natuck" and John Lasure.[3] She "of Natick" married, 31 Aug 1769, Natick, MA, John Lessure "of Upton",[4] son of Isaiah and Rachel (Allen) Lessure. He was born 8 May 1749, Uxbridge, MA, and died 12 Apr 1832, Kelloggsville, NY, "Elder", aged 82 years 10 months 23 days.

He was also known as John Lasure.

Children of John and Tabatha4 (Whitney) Lessure:

i. Polly Lessure, b. circa 1770 (estimated based on marriage record); m. Sep 1789, Providence, RI, Daniel Brown.
ii. Hannah Lessure, b. 1775, Upton, MA; m. ----- Harris.
iii. Nathan H. Lessure, b. 1778, Amherst, NY; d. 26 Aug 1859, Green Oak, MI.
iv. John Lessure, b. 1780, Amherst, NY.


  • 1790, not clear which is this man.
  • 1800, Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY: John Lesure, 1 male over 45, 2 females over 45.
  • 1810, Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY: John Lesure, 1 male over 45, 1 male 10-15, 2 females over 45, and 1 female 10-15.
  • 1820: not found.


1.^  "Tabatha [Whitney], d. Mark and Tabatha, [born] Mar. 11, 1737-8," according to Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  Source

3.^  "Tabothy [Whitney] of Natuck and John Lasure, int. Mar. 20, 1769," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1904).

4.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], of Natick, and John Lessum of Upton], [married] Aug. 31, 1769 in Natick, by Rev. Stephen Bager," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), pages 262 and 584. Also, "Tabitha [Whitney], of Weston, and John Mam of Natick, [married] Aug. 31, 1769 in Natick, by Rev. Stephen Bager," according to Weston Vital Records, page 272. This seems to be an inexplicable error for John Lessure, not John Mam.

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