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Aaron Whitney

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Birthplace: Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Worcester, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. Moses Whitney Jr. and Lydia Whitney
Husband of Ruth Hubbard and Alice Baker
Father of Abel Whitney; Charles Whitney; Rev. Peter Whitney; Aaron Whitney; Alice Whitney and 4 others
Brother of Salmon Whitney; Sarah Wood; Lydia Whitney, wife of Samuel Taylor; Barnabas Whitney; Ephraim Whitney and 2 others

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About Rev. Aaron Whitney

Rev Aaron Whitney ..... Birth: Mar. 14, 1714 Littleton Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Sep. 8, 1779 Petersham Worcester County Massachusetts, USA

Son of Moses and Elizabeth Whitney, he was ordained the first minister of Petersham church in Dec., 1738. He was an uncompromising Tory. His congregation could not accept his beliefs and in 1774, he was dismissed from his parish, but refused to accept his dismissal. The town voted to have Peter Gore, who was half Indian, to stand at the meeting house (where church was held) door to prevent Rev. Whitney from entering. As a result, he held church at his home and preached to sympathizers of his cause. He claimed to be the minister of the town up to the time of his death in 1779.

He married (1) Alice Baker of Phillipston on July 12, 1739, and (2) Mrs. Ruth (Hubbard) Stearns, daughter of Jonathan Hubbard, of Lunenberg, and widow of Rev. David Stearns, on Nov. 6, 1768.

Children of Rev. Aaron Whitney and his first wife, Alice: 1. Abel b. July 7, 1740, d. March 15, 1756 while attending Harvard college. 2. Charles b. May 14, 1742 3. Peter b. Sept. 6, 1744, d. Feb. 19, 1816 4. Aaron b. Sept. 5, 1746, m. (1) Hannah Stearns, (2) Hannah Willard 5. Alice b. Sept. 23, 1748, m. Ensign Mann 6. Lucy b. April 9, 1751, m. Rev. Samuel Kendall 7. Paul b. March 23, 1753, m. Charlotte Clapp 8. Abel b. March 15, 1756, m. Clarissa Dwight 9. Richard b. Feb. 23, 1757.


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Parents:
 Moses Whitney (1689 - 1778)
 Elizabeth Whitney (1698 - 1772)

Spouses:
 Alice Baker Whitney (1717 - 1767)*
 Ruth Hubbard Whitney (1717 - 1788)*

Children:
 Abel Whitney (1740 - 1756)*
 Peter Whitney (1744 - 1816)*
 Alice Whitney Mann (1748 - 1806)*
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Burial: Petersham Center Cemetery Petersham Worcester County Massachusetts, USA


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Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Feb 01, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 65037408




            
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Rev. Aaron Whitney's Timeline

1713
March 14, 1713
Massachusetts
1739
July 12, 1739
Age 26
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1740
July 7, 1740
Age 27
1742
May 14, 1742
Age 29
1744
September 6, 1744
Age 31
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1746
September 5, 1746
Age 33
1748
September 23, 1748
Age 35
1751
April 9, 1751
Age 38
1753
March 23, 1753
Age 40
1756
1756
Age 42