Saturday, June 5, 2010

Surname Saturday - WHITNEY (England > MA)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I'm up to number 65, who is Martha Whitney (1764-1832). This starts my listings of my 4th great-grandparents.

My ancestral line back through six generations of WHITNEYs is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick W. Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank W. Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Harriet Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1867)

64. Benjamin Seaver, born 21 April 1757 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA, and died 24 June 1816 in Westminster, Worcester County, MA. He was the son of Norman Seaver and Sarah Read. He married 19 August 1783 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA.
65. Martha Whitney, born 18 September 1764 in Westminster, Worcester County, MA; died 02 September 1832 in Westminster, Worcester County, MA.

Children of Benjamin Seaver and Martha Whitney are: Achsah Whitney Seaver (1784-1865); Abigail Seaver (1786-1817); Job Seaver (1789-1869); Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825); Susannah Whitney Seaver (1794-1879); Martha Seaver (1797-1837); Silas Whitney Seaver (1799-????); Isaac Seaver (1802-1870); Rozilla Seaver (1806-1825); Mary Jane Seaver (1812-1892).

130. Samuel Whitney, born 23 May 1719 in Weston, Middlesex, MA; died 01 January 1782 in Westminster, Worcester, MA. He married 20 October 1741 in Weston, Middlesex, MA.
131. Abigail Fletcher, born 02 July 1720 in Concord, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 262. John Fletcher and 263. Mary Goble.

Children of Samuel Whitney and Abigail Fletcher are: Abigail Whitney (1742-????); Mary Whitney (1744-????); Samuel Whitney (1746-1812); Abner Whitney (1748-1811); Achsah Whitney (1750-1772); Silas Whitney (1752-1798); Martha Whitney (1755-1755); Elisha Whitney (1757-????); Alpheus Whitney (1759-1821); Phinehas Whitney (1761-????); Hananiah Whitney (1762-1835); Martha Whitney (1764-1832); Susannah Whitney (1767-????).

260. William Whitney, born 06 May 1683 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 24 June 1720 in Weston, Middlesex, MA. He married 17 May 1706 in Lexington, Middlesex, MA.
261. Martha Peirce, born 24 December 1681 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 15 September 1759 in Weston, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 522. Joseph Peirce and 523. Martha.

Children of William Whitney and Martha Peirce are: William Whitney (1707-1789); Judith Whitney (1708-????); Amity Whitney (1712-????); Martha Whitney (1716-????); Samuel Whitney (1719-1782).

520. Nathaniel Whitney, born 01 February 1646/47 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 07 January 1732/33 in Weston, Middlesex, MA. He married 12 March 1673/74 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.
521. Sarah Hagar, born 01 September 1651 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA; died 29 July 1722 in Weston, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 1042. William Hagar and 1043. Mary Bemis.

Children of Nathaniel Whitney and Sarah Hagar are: Nathaniel Whitney (1676-1730); Sarah Whitney (1679-????); William Whitney (1683-1720); Samuel Whitney (1687-1753); Hannah Whitney (1689-????); Elizabeth Whitney (1692-????); Grace Whitney (1700-1720); Mercy Whitney (1700-????).

1040. John Whitney, born before 14 September 1621 in Isleworth, Middlesex, ENGLAND; died 12 October 1692 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. He married 1642 in probably Boston, Suffolk, MA.
1041. Ruth Reynolds, born 1623 of Aylesford, Kent, ENGLAND; died before 1706 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 2082. Robert Reynolds and 2083. Mary Pulleyne.

Children of John Whitney and Ruth Reynolds are: John Whitney (1643-1727); Ruth Whitney (1645-1718); Nathaniel Whitney (1647-1733); Samuel Whitney (1648-1731); Mary Whitney (1650-1693); Joseph Whitney (1652-1702); Sarah Whitney (1654-1720); Hannah Whitney (1658-????); Benjamin Whitney (1660-1736); Elizabeth Whitney (1656-1712).

2080. John Whitney, born 1592 in St. Margarets, Westminster, ENGLAND; died 01 June 1673 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. He married before 1619 in ENGLAND.
2081. Elinor, born about 1599 in ENGLAND; died 11 May 1659 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.

Children of John Whitney and Elinor are: Mary Whitney (1619-1627); John Whitney (1621-1692); Richard Whitney (1624-1719); Nathaniel Whitney (1627-1635); Thomas Whitney (1627-1719); Mary Whitney (1629-1635); Jonathan Whitney (1635-1703); Joshua Whitney (1635-1719); Caleb Whitney (1640-1640); Benjamin Whitney (1643-1723).

I know that there is recently published scholarly material about John Whitney's parentage, but I haven't entered the information into my database yet. The Whitney Research Group wiki has an excellent entry about John Whitney's English Parentage by Robert L. Ward.

If any readers are Whitney cousins, please let me know via a comment or email to rjseaver@cox.net. Tell me yourl ine so we can determine our cousin number.

3 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Your Whitney lines leads to some Pierces from Watertown, which means we must be cousins. How many similar lines does this make now, Randy?

Martin said...

Count me in. I descend from Jonathan-2 Whitney.

Kelly Jewett said...

Joshua Whitney is my 9G Grandfather. I have Abigail Tarball as his wife.