Some Descendants of Benjamin Whitney (John) and Jane Unknown

  1. Jane Whitney was born on 29 (7) 1669 [HYM, pp. 263-4] in Watertown. [WR]
  2. Benjamin Whitney [HYM, pp. 263-4] married Esther Unknown.
    1. Benjamin Whitney was born on 22 May 1709 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
  3. Nathaniel Whitney was born in 1680. [HYM, pp. 263-4]
  4. John Whitney was born in 1682. [HYM, pp. 263-4]
  5. Jonathan Whitney (conjectured son) married Susanna unknown.
    1. Susanna Whitney was born on 20 Jan 1702/3 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
    2. Jonathan Whitney was born on 17 Oct 1704 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
    3. Kezia Whitney was born on 31 Jul 1706 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
    4. Dorothy Whitney was born on 28 Aug 1708 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
    5. Mary Whitney was born on 28 May 1710 in Sherborn. [MVRS]
  6. Joshua Whitney was born on 21 Sep 1687 in Sherborn. [MVRS, son of Benjamin and Jane][FJW] He died on 16 Jun 1771 in Ware. [FJW] He married Hannah Rockett on 20 Nov 1709 in Medfield. [FJW]
    Joshua and Hannah moved to Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut about 1750. [FJW] He sold his son Garshom Whitney of Woodstock land there on 14 Feb 1750/1. Four other deeds of Joshua's are recorded in Woodstock, the last on 17 Mar 1756. [FJW] Joshua left Woodstock about 1756 and bought 252 acres in Palmer by a 23 Nov 1756 deed which refers to him as a cordwainer of Woodstock. On 29 Jan 1759 Joshua Whitney of Palmer sold land to his son Gershom Whitney of Palmer, husbandman, and to George Abbot of Palmer, husbandman. [FJW] Another deed of land to his son Gershom, dated 10 May 1765, refers to Hannah as living. [FJW] On 2 Mar 1768, Joshua Whitney, husbandman of Palmer, sold 70 acres out of the 252 acre lot to Mary Abbot. [FJW] Mary Abbot of Palmer, widow, sold this land on 18 Dec 1772. [FJW] Joshua Whitney and Gershom Whitney, husbandmen of Palmer sold land on 10 Nov 1769. [FJW]
    1. Hannah Whitney was born on 12 Oct 1710 in Medfield. [FJW] She married first, as his second wife, Moses Tenney [FJW] She married second Isaac Chase of Sutton on 3 Nov 1773. [FJW] He died on 27 Feb 1786 in Sutton, age 98. [FJW]
    2. Joshua Whitneywas born about 27 Nov 1712 in Medfield. [FJW] died before 1 Dec 1750. [FJW] He married Phebe Unknown before 1737/8. [FJW]
      Joshua lived in Uxbridge and Medway. [FJW]
    3. Ezekiel Whitney was born on 29 Aug 1716 in Mendon. [FJW] He married Jenet Patterson. [FJW]
    4. Bethiah Whitney was born on 29 Aug 1716. [FJW] She probably died before 24 Feb 1726/7.
    5. Bethiah Whitney was born on 24 Feb 1726/7. [FJW] She died on 22 Jul 1822 in Medway, age 95. [FJW] She married Thomas Jones on 1 Oct 1750 in Wrentham. [FJW] Thomas was the son of Thomas and Esther (Richardson) Jones. [FJW] He was born on 29 May 1729 in Medway. [FJW] He died on 7 Feb 1802 in Medway. [FJW]
    6. Gershom Whitney was born say 1729, probably in Uxbridge. [FJW] He married first Sarah Wood. [FJW] He married second Bathsheba (Thayer?) Jackson. [FJW]
      Gershom was a husbandman. He lived in Woodstock and Palmer. [FJW]
    7. Mary Whitney was born on 27 Oct 1723 in Uxbridge. [FJW] She was living in 1772. [FJW] She married George Abbott on 16 Jan 1754 in Woodstock. [FJW] George was the son of Daniel and Hannah (Chandler) Abbott. [FJW] He was born on 21 Jun 1630 in Woodstock. [FJW]
  7. Eleanor Whitney
    1. Daniel Whitney was born on 27 Feb 1704/5 in Sherborn. [MVRS, "s. of Elenor"]
  8. Josiah Whitney (possible son?) married Miriam Unknown.
    1. Eunice Whitney was born on 5 Nov 1707 in Chelmsford. [MVRC]


MVRS Baldwin, Thomas W., comp., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston, Stanhope Press, 1911.
HYM Banks, Charles Edward, History of York, Maine, V. I, Baltimore, Regional Publishing Co., 1967.
MVRC Essex Institute, Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Salem, MA, Newcomb & Gauss, 1914.
FJW Ward, Robert Leigh, "The Footloose Joshua3 Whitney (1687 - 1711) and some of his Descendants," The American Genealogist 74, 1999, 197 -