Aaron Whitney (1713 - 1779)

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Birthplace: Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Worcester, Massachusetts
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About 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
1744
1744
Age 30
1756
1756
Age 42
1768
November 9, 1768
Age 55
1779
September 8, 1779
Age 66
Worcester, Massachusetts
1992
April 3, 1992
Age 66
July 10, 1992
Age 66
July 29, 1992
Age 66
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Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States