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Benjamin Whitney

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitney, Sr. and Elinor Whitney
Husband of Jane Whitney and Mary (Esther ?) Whitney
Father of Jane B Morse; Timothy Whitney; Benjamin Whitney; Elinor Whitney; Nathaniel Whitney and 9 others
Brother of Mary Whitney; John Whitney, Jr; Richard Whitney, I; Nathaniel Whitney; Thomas Whitney Sr. and 9 others

Occupation: tailor
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'Benjamin Whitney (1643 - 1723)

Benjamin Whitney

Born 6 Jun 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Son of John Whitney and Elinor (Unknown) Whitney

Brother of Mary Whitney, John Whitney, Richard Whitney,

Nathaniel Whitney, Thomas Whitney, Mary Whitney, Jonathan Whitney,

Joshua Whitney and Caleb Whitney Husband of Jane Poor — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Jane (Unknown) Whitney — married about 1668 [location unknown] Husband of Mary (Poore) Whitney — married 13 Apr 1696 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Father of Jane Whitney, Benjamin Whitney, John Whitney, Nathaniel Whitney, Jonathan Whitney, Jonathan Whitney, Joshua Whitney and Mark Whitney Died 26 Mar 1723 in Sherborn, Massachusetts Profile managers: David McKnight [send private message], Richard Beason [send private message], and Cheyenne Boggioni [send private message] Whitney-379 created 27 May 2011 | Last modified 17 Dec 2016 This page has been accessed 1,102 times.

Categories: Watertown, Massachusetts | York, Maine.

Biography

Benjamin Whitney, youngest son of John Whitney, the emigrant, and his wife, Elinor,

was born at Watertown, Massachusetts June 6, 1643.

He married twice:

first, about 1668, probably in New Hampshire or Maine, to Jane ____ ,

who died Nov 14, 1690 in Sherborn, Massachusetts;

and second, to Mary Poor of Marlborough, Massachusetts 11 April 1695.

Benjamin Whitney decided to move to northern New England by the early 1660s.

He witnessed at York, Maine in 1662, 1666 and 1668, respectively, agreements of John Doves.

He was taxed in Cocheco, NH (near Dover) in 1667-1668.

The selectmen of York, Maine, about 1679-1680, laid out ten acres of upland for Benjamin Whitney

(he had previously received 10 acres from York in 1674).

John Whitney, Benjamin's father, had wanted him to return to Watertown,

which he did, indeed, do for a while. Jane Whitney, oldest child of Benjamin and Jane,

was born in Watertown in September 1669. In a deed dated 5 April 1670:

"..whereas I John Whitney Senior of Watertowne..in the year ..1668 ..

did desire Benjamin Whitney my youngest son to leave his accomodations at York and

...the said Benjamin my son consenting..."

In April 1670-1671, Benjamin sold to brother, Joshua,

in a deed registered at York, Maine, for 40 pounds,

his interest in the Watertown homestead given to him by his father.

He relinquished all his rights to his father's estate at that time.

In 1684-1685, nonetheless, Benjamin and Jane Whitney of York, Maine,

sold and conveyed their land parcels in York to Jonathan Sayward

and removed to the Sherborn, Massachusetts area. 

His first wife, Jane Whitney, died in Sherborn November 14, 1690.

John Whitney married Mary Poor in Sherborn, Massachusetts and where he died in 1723.[1]

Children

Children of the first marriage, by wife Jane, were:

Jane Whitney b. at Watertown, Mass., Sept 29, 1669 m. in Sherbourne, Mass. Jan. 4, 1693,

Jonathan Morse.

Timothy Whitney of York, Maine,

was a member of Captain Preble's company raised in 1703 for the defence against the Indians.

John Whitney of York, Maine, about 1678, m. Letty Ford.

Nathaniel Whitney (q.v.) April 14, 1680.

Jonathan Whitney, 1681, m. Susanna Whitney.

Benjamin Whitney who m. Mrs Esther Maverick, widow.

Joshua Whitney, September 21, 1687, m. Hannah Rockwood.

Children of the second marriage, by Mary Poor, were:

8. Mark Whitney, about 1700, m. Tabitha Miller.

9. Isaac Whitney m. Elizabeth Bridges.

Birth

Birth Date: 6 Jun 1643

Place: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA[2][3]

Marriage

Husband: Benjamin Whitney

Wife: Mary Poor

Child: Mark Whitney

Marriage:

Date: 13 Apr 1696

Place: Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4][5][6] Sources

Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894}, p. 31. "Jane Whettny, d. Benjamin & Jane Whettny, b. 29 7mo 1669," according to Watertown Records, p. 32. "Nathaniel Whitney the father of these was born in York to [blank] Whitney by his Wife April. 14 1680," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992). "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Jane, [born] Sept. 21, 1687," according to Sherborn Vital Records, 92-94. Jane, w. of Benjamin, Nov. 14, 1690. Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), pages 227-228. "Benjamin [Whitney] and Mary Poor of Marlboro, [married] Apr. 13, 1696, in Marlboro," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), p. 397. "Benjamin [Whitney] of Framingham and Mary Poor, [married] Apr. 13, 1696," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1908), p. 326. "Benjamin [Whitney], [died] Mar. 26, 1723," Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911)., 227-228. Whitney Research Group, Benjamin Whitney Source: S2283554153 Repository: #R3082402824 American Marriages Before 1699. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. Repository: R3082402824 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Source: S2283554189 Repository: #R3082402824 Title: Massachusetts Town Marriage Records Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Vital Records of Bellingham Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904. Vital Records of Granville Massachusetts to the Year ↑ from http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MAINE/2009-04/1238627803 ↑ Source: #S3088331414 Page: Source number: 164.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: PKK. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=1319302&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1643Birth place: MA. Marriage date: 1665Marriage place: MA ↑ Source: #S3092763823 Page: Birth year: 1643; Birth city: Watertown; Birth state: MA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3088013&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 6 June 1643Birth place: Watertown, Middlesex, MADeath date: 26 March 1723Death place: Watertown, Mdlsx, MA, Marriage date: 13 April 1696Marriage place: ↑ Source: #S3092763823 Page: Birth year: 1643; Birth city: Watertown; Birth state: MA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3088013&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 6 June 1643 Birth place: Watertown, Middlesex, MADeath date: 26 March 1723 Death place: Watertown, Mdlsx, MA Marriage date: 13 April 1696Marriage place: ↑ Source: #S2283554153 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=amr-1699&h=9505&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 11 April 1695Marriage place: York, Maine. ↑ Source: #S2283554189 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mamarr&h=116939&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: Apr. 13, 1696 Marriage place: Marlboro


In 1668, Benjamin's father, John Whitney, requested that he return from York, ME

and live on the family homestead.

After the death of John, Benjamin conveyed the rights to the property to his brother, Joshua Whitney.


Benjamin served in the French war of 1690."[7]

http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney,_Benjamin_%281643-1723%29 Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1643-1723)

Benjamin2 Whitney (John1), son of John1 and Elinor (-----) Whitney,[1] was born 6 Jun 1643, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 26 Mar 1723, Sherborn, MA.[3]

Benjamin married firstly, circa 1668, York, ME, Jane -----.[4] Her parentage and birth are unknown. She died on 14 Nov 1690, Sherborn, MA.[5]

He, "of Framingham," married secondly, 13 Apr 1696, Marlborough, MA, Mary Poor "of Marlborough."[6] Her parentage, birth, and death are all unknown.

He was taxed at Cocheco, NH, 1667-1668; appears on a list take from Dover Town Records.[7]

   "1. BENJAMIN, tailor, Dover, York, b. at Watertown 6 June 1643, s. of John and Elinor. Taxed Cochecho 1666. In Mar. 1670-1 he sold to a br. the int. in the Watert. homestead given him by his fa. in the hope he would return to it. York 1672, gr.j. 1679 O. A. Mar 1679-80. A 10 a. gr. was laid out to him by Phillip Cooper's on which he had liv. "these several yrs." when he and w. Jane sold, with ano. 10 a., to Jonathan Sayward 24 Mar. 1684-5. York wit. 1686 (Y. D. 4: 159). 
   "Of Sherborn 1687 where w. Jane d. 14 Mar. 1690. Of Framingham, he m. 2d at Marlboro 11 Apr 1695 Mary Poore; d. at Sherborn 1723. Ch. appear: JANE, b. at Watert. 29 Sept. 1669, m. Jonathan Morse in Mass. BENJAMIN, Framingham, m. in Boston 7 Aug 1795 Esther Maverick, wid. of James. JONATHAN, Sherborn. JOHN, York, had 20 a. gr. 1714, liv. near Braveboat Harbor 1724, at Kit. 1732. LIst 291. He m. 1st Lettice Ford (4); ch. at York Mar. 1704-5 - May 1719; Mary Samuel, Elizabeth, Mercy, Mehitabel, John, and "Old Kittery" adds Benjamin b. 22 May 1725 (see Hist. of Brunswick, p. 760). He m. 2d at Kit. 14 Jan. 1730 Susannah (Barton 5) Smith. NATHANIEL, weaver, b. at York 14 Apr. 1680, of Kit. bot. in York 1708, York gr. 1713 "late of York" bot there 1717, depos in May 1731 ab. the land John Ford liv. on. List 279. He m. Sarah Ford(4). Ch. rec. Jan 1706-7 - Mar 1729-30; Nathan (see Presbury 3), Nathaniel, Abel, Sarah, Isaac, Amos, Lydia, Joanna. JOSHUA, b. at Sherborn 21 Sept. 1687."[8] 
   "It appears by the Registry of Deeds, Vol.III, p. 451-2, that he first settled in York, Me., and in 1668, his father desired him to leave York, and settle with him on the homestead during his lifetime, promising him his house, and barn, and all his land about home (about 17 acres, bounded N. by John Sherman; E. and S. by William Bond; W. by Martin Underwood), which promise he confirmed by a deed, dated Ap. 5, 1670. Mar. 9, 1670-1, Benjamin and wife Jane, with the consent of his father, sells to his brother Joshua, for £40, his right in his father's homestead, obtained as above stated. He probably moved to Sherburne soon after the above sale. He m. (probably in York), JANE <nowiki>-----</nowiki>, who d. in Sherburne, Nov. 14, 1690. [See Barry, p. 437] Only the births of 2 chil. are recorded, one of whom was born in Watertown. It is possible that he had other children born in York, or Sherburne, and perhaps Benjamin, of Fram., was his eldest child."[9] 
   "The first record I can find of Benjamin in Maine is in 1662-6-8 he witnessed at York an agreement of John DOVES, He was at Cocheco, Me., near Dover, in 1667-8. April 13, 1674. The selectmen of York laid out 10 acres of upland to Benjamin. His father desired that he should return to Watertown and settle with him on the homestead during his lifetime, promising him his house and barn and all his land about home if Benjamin would do so. This property consisted of about 17 acres, bounded by land of John SHERMAN, William BOND and Martin UNDERWOOD, which promise John confirmed by deed April 15, 1670. Benjamin and Jane, March 9, 1671, with the consent of their father John, sold to his brother Joshua for £40 his right in his father's estate ("the mansion house of John WHITNEY") obtained as above stated. As will be seen by this Benjamin did not then return to Watertown, but continued to reside in York. 
   "In 1685 Benjamin and Jane WHITNEY, of York, sell to Jonathan SAYWOOD for £10 and 14s, "a certain tract and parcel of land which I have improved, possessed and have builded a small tenant upon <nowiki>-----</nowiki> these several years," which was granted by the town of York in 1680, and ten other acres granted by the town of York in 1674, as stated above. It is probable that his wife died about this time and soon after, leaving his young children with relatives of his wife, he returned to Watertown and soon located in Sherborn, near the Natick town line. He married his second wife in Marlboro in 1695 and lived on land belonging to Harvard College, which he leased of Gov. DANFORTH. In 1718 he received a legacy of 10s, per annum from his nephew, Benjamin, son of his brother Jonathan. He d. in 1723, res. York and Cocheco, Me., and Sherborn, Mass."[10] 
   He "s. first at Saco, 2d at Watertown, and 3d at S., where his w. d. Nov. 14, 1690. As Benjamin, senr., he drew land at Doug., 1715."[11] 

He was mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 Watertown, MA.[12]

Children of Benjamin2 and Jane (-----) Whitney:

   i. 	Jane3 Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1669 at Watertown, MA;[13] m. Jonathan Morse.
   ii. 	Benjamin Whitney, b. circa 1670 at prob. York, Maine; m. Esther (<nowiki>-----</nowiki>) Maverick.
   iii. 	Timothy Whitney, b. circa 1672 at York, Maine In 1703 he, with his brothers John and Nathaniel, was a member of the company in York raised for the defense against the Indians, commanded by Capt. Preble."[14] "This company comprised the flower of York, or the young men of that date." No further record found.
   iv. 	Elinor Whitney, b. circa 1675, prob. York, ME; d. after 9 Apr 1754.
   v. 	John Whitney, b. circa 1678, York, ME; m.(1) Letty Ford; d. after 1739; m.(2) Anne Bratt; m.(3) Susannah Barton.
   vi. 	Nathaniel Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1680, York, ME;[15] d. circa 1768 at Gorham, ME; m. Sarah Ford.
   vii. 	Jonathan Whitney, b. 1681, prob. York, ME; m. Susannah Fairbanks.
   viii. 	(prob.) Josiah Whitney, b. circa 1683; m. Merriam Barrett.
   ix. 	Joshua Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1687, Sherborn, MA;[16] m. Hannah Rockett. 

Children of Benjamin2 and Mary (Poor) Whitney:

   i. 	Mark3 Whitney, b. circa 1700, Framingham, MA; m. Tabitha Mellen.
   ii. 	Isaac Whitney, b. circa 1702; m. Elizabeth Bridges.
   iii. 	Huldah Whitney, b. circa 1704; m. Zachariah Morse. 

[edit] References

1.^ His parentage is established by his birth record, deeds, and his mention in his father's will.

2.^ "Benjamin, s. John & Elinor Whitney, b. 6 (4) 1643," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894}, p. 31.

3.^ "Benjamin [Whitney], [died] Mar. 26, 1723," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

4.^ The marriage occurred before the birth of their oldest child. That it may have been in York, Maine, is a reasonable guess, but only a guess. Her given name is revealed in the birth record of two of her children, and her death record. The suggestion that her maiden name was Poor is not substantiated by any credible evidence.

5.^ "Jane [Whitney], w. of Benjamin, [died] Nov. 14, 1690," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

6.^ "Benjamin [Whitney] and Mary Poor of Marlboro, [married] Apr. 13, 1696, in Marlboro," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), p. 397; also, "Benjamin [Whitney] of Framingham and Mary Poor, [married] Apr. 13, 1696," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1908), p. 326.

7.^ Quint, Rev. Alonzo H., "Genealogical Items relating to the Early Settlers of Dover, N. H.", NEHGR, vol. IX, (1855), p. 58.

8.^ Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996), page 750.

9.^ Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), p. 645.

10.^ Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 27.

11.^ Rev. Abner Morse, Genealogical Register of The Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856), p. 257.

12.^ Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,680.

13.^ "Jane Whettny, d. Benjamin & Jane Whettny, b. 29 7mo 1669," according to Watertown Records, p. 32.

14.^ Pierce, loc. cit.

15.^ "Nathaniel Whitney the father of these was born in York to [blank] Whitney by his Wife April. 14 1680," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).

16.^ "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Jane, [born] Sept. 21, 1687," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

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Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1643-1723)

Benjamin2 Whitney (John1), son of John1 and Elinor (-----) Whitney,[1] was born 6 Jun 1643, Watertown, MA,[2] and died 26 Mar 1723, Sherborn, MA.[3]

Benjamin married firstly, circa 1668, York, ME, Jane -----.[4] Her parentage and birth are unknown. She died on 14 Nov 1690, Sherborn, MA.[5]

He, "of Framingham," married secondly, 13 Apr 1696, Marlborough, MA, Mary Poor "of Marlborough."[6] Her parentage, birth, and death are all unknown.

He was taxed at Cocheco, NH, 1667-1668; appears on a list take from Dover Town Records.[7]

   "1. BENJAMIN, tailor, Dover, York, b. at Watertown 6 June 1643, s. of John and Elinor. Taxed Cochecho 1666. In Mar. 1670-1 he sold to a br. the int. in the Watert. homestead given him by his fa. in the hope he would return to it. York 1672, gr.j. 1679 O. A. Mar 1679-80. A 10 a. gr. was laid out to him by Phillip Cooper's on which he had liv. "these several yrs." when he and w. Jane sold, with ano. 10 a., to Jonathan Sayward 24 Mar. 1684-5. York wit. 1686 (Y. D. 4: 159). 
   "Of Sherborn 1687 where w. Jane d. 14 Mar. 1690. Of Framingham, he m. 2d at Marlboro 11 Apr 1695 Mary Poore; d. at Sherborn 1723. Ch. appear: JANE, b. at Watert. 29 Sept. 1669, m. Jonathan Morse in Mass. BENJAMIN, Framingham, m. in Boston 7 Aug 1795 Esther Maverick, wid. of James. JONATHAN, Sherborn. JOHN, York, had 20 a. gr. 1714, liv. near Braveboat Harbor 1724, at Kit. 1732. LIst 291. He m. 1st Lettice Ford (4); ch. at York Mar. 1704-5 - May 1719; Mary Samuel, Elizabeth, Mercy, Mehitabel, John, and "Old Kittery" adds Benjamin b. 22 May 1725 (see Hist. of Brunswick, p. 760). He m. 2d at Kit. 14 Jan. 1730 Susannah (Barton 5) Smith. NATHANIEL, weaver, b. at York 14 Apr. 1680, of Kit. bot. in York 1708, York gr. 1713 "late of York" bot there 1717, depos in May 1731 ab. the land John Ford liv. on. List 279. He m. Sarah Ford(4). Ch. rec. Jan 1706-7 - Mar 1729-30; Nathan (see Presbury 3), Nathaniel, Abel, Sarah, Isaac, Amos, Lydia, Joanna. JOSHUA, b. at Sherborn 21 Sept. 1687."[8] 
   "It appears by the Registry of Deeds, Vol.III, p. 451-2, that he first settled in York, Me., and in 1668, his father desired him to leave York, and settle with him on the homestead during his lifetime, promising him his house, and barn, and all his land about home (about 17 acres, bounded N. by John Sherman; E. and S. by William Bond; W. by Martin Underwood), which promise he confirmed by a deed, dated Ap. 5, 1670. Mar. 9, 1670-1, Benjamin and wife Jane, with the consent of his father, sells to his brother Joshua, for £40, his right in his father's homestead, obtained as above stated. He probably moved to Sherburne soon after the above sale. He m. (probably in York), JANE <nowiki>-----</nowiki>, who d. in Sherburne, Nov. 14, 1690. [See Barry, p. 437] Only the births of 2 chil. are recorded, one of whom was born in Watertown. It is possible that he had other children born in York, or Sherburne, and perhaps Benjamin, of Fram., was his eldest child."[9] 
   "The first record I can find of Benjamin in Maine is in 1662-6-8 he witnessed at York an agreement of John DOVES, He was at Cocheco, Me., near Dover, in 1667-8. April 13, 1674. The selectmen of York laid out 10 acres of upland to Benjamin. His father desired that he should return to Watertown and settle with him on the homestead during his lifetime, promising him his house and barn and all his land about home if Benjamin would do so. This property consisted of about 17 acres, bounded by land of John SHERMAN, William BOND and Martin UNDERWOOD, which promise John confirmed by deed April 15, 1670. Benjamin and Jane, March 9, 1671, with the consent of their father John, sold to his brother Joshua for £40 his right in his father's estate ("the mansion house of John WHITNEY") obtained as above stated. As will be seen by this Benjamin did not then return to Watertown, but continued to reside in York. 
   "In 1685 Benjamin and Jane WHITNEY, of York, sell to Jonathan SAYWOOD for £10 and 14s, "a certain tract and parcel of land which I have improved, possessed and have builded a small tenant upon <nowiki>-----</nowiki> these several years," which was granted by the town of York in 1680, and ten other acres granted by the town of York in 1674, as stated above. It is probable that his wife died about this time and soon after, leaving his young children with relatives of his wife, he returned to Watertown and soon located in Sherborn, near the Natick town line. He married his second wife in Marlboro in 1695 and lived on land belonging to Harvard College, which he leased of Gov. DANFORTH. In 1718 he received a legacy of 10s, per annum from his nephew, Benjamin, son of his brother Jonathan. He d. in 1723, res. York and Cocheco, Me., and Sherborn, Mass."[10] 
   He "s. first at Saco, 2d at Watertown, and 3d at S., where his w. d. Nov. 14, 1690. As Benjamin, senr., he drew land at Doug., 1715."[11] 

He was mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 Watertown, MA.[12]

Children of Benjamin2 and Jane (-----) Whitney:

   i. 	Jane3 Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1669 at Watertown, MA;[13] m. Jonathan Morse.
   ii. 	Benjamin Whitney, b. circa 1670 at prob. York, Maine; m. Esther (<nowiki>-----</nowiki>) Maverick.
   iii. 	Timothy Whitney, b. circa 1672 at York, Maine In 1703 he, with his brothers John and Nathaniel, was a member of the company in York raised for the defense against the Indians, commanded by Capt. Preble."[14] "This company comprised the flower of York, or the young men of that date." No further record found.
   iv. 	Elinor Whitney, b. circa 1675, prob. York, ME; d. after 9 Apr 1754.
   v. 	John Whitney, b. circa 1678, York, ME; m.(1) Letty Ford; d. after 1739; m.(2) Anne Bratt; m.(3) Susannah Barton.
   vi. 	Nathaniel Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1680, York, ME;[15] d. circa 1768 at Gorham, ME; m. Sarah Ford.
   vii. 	Jonathan Whitney, b. 1681, prob. York, ME; m. Susannah Fairbanks.
   viii. 	(prob.) Josiah Whitney, b. circa 1683; m. Merriam Barrett.
   ix. 	Joshua Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1687, Sherborn, MA;[16] m. Hannah Rockett. 

Children of Benjamin2 and Mary (Poor) Whitney:

   i. 	Mark3 Whitney, b. circa 1700, Framingham, MA; m. Tabitha Mellen.
   ii. 	Isaac Whitney, b. circa 1702; m. Elizabeth Bridges.
   iii. 	Huldah Whitney, b. circa 1704; m. Zachariah Morse. 

[edit] References

1.^ His parentage is established by his birth record, deeds, and his mention in his father's will.

2.^ "Benjamin, s. John & Elinor Whitney, b. 6 (4) 1643," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894}, p. 31.

3.^ "Benjamin [Whitney], [died] Mar. 26, 1723," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

4.^ The marriage occurred before the birth of their oldest child. That it may have been in York, Maine, is a reasonable guess, but only a guess. Her given name is revealed in the birth record of two of her children, and her death record. The suggestion that her maiden name was Poor is not substantiated by any credible evidence.

5.^ "Jane [Whitney], w. of Benjamin, [died] Nov. 14, 1690," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

6.^ "Benjamin [Whitney] and Mary Poor of Marlboro, [married] Apr. 13, 1696, in Marlboro," according to Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), p. 397; also, "Benjamin [Whitney] of Framingham and Mary Poor, [married] Apr. 13, 1696," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1908), p. 326.

7.^ Quint, Rev. Alonzo H., "Genealogical Items relating to the Early Settlers of Dover, N. H.", NEHGR, vol. IX, (1855), p. 58.

8.^ Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996), page 750.

9.^ Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), p. 645.

10.^ Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 27.

11.^ Rev. Abner Morse, Genealogical Register of The Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856), p. 257.

12.^ Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,680.

13.^ "Jane Whettny, d. Benjamin & Jane Whettny, b. 29 7mo 1669," according to Watertown Records, p. 32.

14.^ Pierce, loc. cit.

15.^ "Nathaniel Whitney the father of these was born in York to [blank] Whitney by his Wife April. 14 1680," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).

16.^ "Joshua [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Jane, [born] Sept. 21, 1687," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

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Benjamin Whitney's Timeline

1643
June 6, 1643
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1668
September 29, 1668
Age 25
Watertown, Middlesex County, MA, USA
1670
1670
Age 26
1672
1672
Age 28
1675
1675
Age 31
york, Maine, United States
1678
1678
Age 34
1680
April 14, 1680
Age 36
York, York, Maine, United States
April 14, 1680
Age 36
York, York, Maine
1681
April 14, 1681
Age 37
York, Maine