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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Shadrach Whitney
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 23:25:15 EDT
Source: Groton Historical Series by Samuel Abbott Green, M.D. Vol. IV.
SHADRACH WHITNEY'S BEQUEST.
By his Will made on July 20, 1764, Shadrach Whitney gave to the Town of
Groton, Mass., the sum of
forty pounds (£40), of which the interest was to go toward the support of
the settled minister. In his Will
he mentions his brothers Amos Whitney and Daniel Whitney* and his cousin,
Sible Lakin," daughter
of his brother Timothy Whitney. He died on August 8, 1764, in the 67th year
of his age; and on his
tombstone the given name is written "Shaderah." His wife died on December
25, 1762, and presumably
they left no children. The following is the extract:
"Item. My Will is & I do hereby give & bequeath to the Town of Groton, the
sum of forty pounds to be paid
by my Executors hereafter named within two years after my decease to be
improved for their use forever
hereafter in manner following, (viz.) for the said Town to let out the said
money upon Interest in such way &
manner as they shall think fit, so that the Interest thereof may be improved
& applyed for & towards the
support of the ordained minister of the Town of Groton, from time to time
Subject: Shaderah Whitney - his tombstone at Groton.
Source: Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Groton, Massachusetts with
notes and an Appendix.
by Samuel A. Green, M.D., Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1878.
Here lies the Body of
August the 8th,
in the 67th Year
of his Age.
From death Arrest no Age
Author's note: He made his Will a few weeks before his death, and bequeathed
to the Town the sum of
£40, the income to be applied to the support of the minister. His wife died
December 25, 1762; they
probably left no children. - Dr. Samuel A. Green.
Subject: Shaderah Whitney
Source: Bond's Watertown.
Jonathan Whitney Jr., M. Sarah _____ (probably the dau. of Shadrach
Hapgood, late of Sherburne) He had
a lot and built a home near Chestnut Brook at Sherbourne, about 1691 or
1692. (Barry). He, however, did
not remain long at Sherburne. He afterwards went to Concord, Mass., where he
died, leaving widow, Sarah.
His Will was proved 1735. Children:
1. Sarah Whitney b. Mar 2, 1692-3; m. November 1712, Jonathan Warren.
2. Jonathan Whitney, b. Sept 27, 1694; died young.
3. Tabitha Whitney, b. Aug 22, 1696; m. (1) Feb 28, 1715-16, Jacob Fulham of
Weston, who died (was killed
in Lovewell's Fight), May 8, 1725 (Fulham, 2); Five children.
4. Shadrach Whitney b. Oct. 12, 1698.
5. Jonathan Whitney b. Nov 25, 1700. It is supposed that he was the Jonathan
Whitney who died at Mendon,
in 1755 (administration granted ot Isaac Whitney, leaving widow Lydia and
six children, viz:
1. Jesse Whitney.
2. Jonathan Whitney
3. Sarah Whitney
4. David Whitney
5. Susanna Whitney wife of Isaac Tenney.
6. Lydia Whitney, wife of Samuel Bowker.
6. Anne Whitney, b. Mary 22, 1702; m. Mar 3, 1723-4, Ebenezer Cutler of
7. Amos Whitney, b. May 1, 1705.
8. Zacheus Whitney b. at Sudbury Nov 16, 1707.
9. Isaac Whitney mentioned in his father's Will; (?) of Mendon.
10. Timothy Whitney mentioned in his father's Will; (?) of Groton, 1739.
(note: there is no tombstone for a Timothy Whitney in the Old Burying
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