Family:Whitney, Thomas (1681-a1722)

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Thomas4 Whitney (Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Thomas3 and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Whitney, was born 17 Sep 1681 or 17 Sep 1687, Stow, MA.[1]

He "of Stow" married, 26 Jul 1704, Concord, MA, Mary Baker "of Concord", daughter of William and Elizabeth (Dutton) Baker. She was born 28 Jan or Mar 1682, Concord, MA.

Pierce says the following:[2]

May 19, 1719, in the old proprietor's book in Stow is the following relating to division of lands: "Thomas Whitney joining to his half-moon meadow and Mr. Googen's land."

The list of children of Thomas4 and Mary (Baker) Whitney is uncertain. I have included here some who are conjectural, along with those who are certain:

i. (poss.) John5 Whitney, b. say 1706; m. Lydia -----.
ii. (poss.) William Whitney, b. say 1708; m. Sarah -----.
iii. (poss.) Hepsabeth Whitney, b. say 1710; m. Abraham Rugg.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1714, Stow, MA;[3] m. Grace -----.
v. Joseph Whitney, b. between 8 Apr 1715 and 7 Apr 1716; m. Hannah Chandler.
vi. (poss.) Sarah Whitney, b. about 17 Apr 1720, Stow, MA; m. John Priest.
vii. David Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1722, Stow, MA;[4] m.(1) Olive Sawyer; m.(2) Sarah (Rugg) Hill.


1.^  "Thomas [Whetney], s. Thomas and Elizabeth, [born] Sept. 17, 1687. M.R," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911). This is an apparent error for 1681, not 1687, since the latter date conflicts with his brother Benjamin's. It also makes him a plausible 22, not 16, at marriage.

2.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 50.

3.^  "Sam[ue]ll [Whitney], s. Thomas and Mary, [born] July 22, 1714," according to Stow Vital Records.

4.^  "David [Whitney], s. Thomas and Mary, [born] Oct. 4, 1722," according to Stow Vital Records.

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