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Immigrant to Watertown, Mass - 1635
Ancestor of Eli Whitney
John Whitney was our immigrant ancestor in this ancestral line. He was born in Westminster, London in 1592 and married a lady whose last name we do not know: Elinor. He was a tailor. He migrated to the colonies in 1635 when he was 42 with his wife and five children, ages 1 through 11.They had three more children born in the colonies. He died in Watertown in 1673.
Research Sources and Resources
Notes, Questions and Errata
Kansas Pioneers Line
See also this recap of Paul C. Reed's 1994 TAG article on the Whitney origins
See the London, England Heritage Page
Immigration: Elizabeth and Ann, sailed May, 1635; arrived Boston midsummer. Arrived with wife Elinor and John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, aged 1-11 per the ship's manifest. John and Elinor were shown on the manifest as aged 35 and 30.
Earliest American record: Freeman list of March 3, 1636.
Occupation: Tailor, also served as town clerk and constable.
Residences: Lived in Watertown, Mass, from immigration until death.
2) Judith (___), married September 29, 1659. She died in 1669. No
Estate/Will: Dated April 3, 1673. Mentioned sons John, Richard, Thomas, Jonathan, Joshua, and Benjamin. Executor: William Bond, Sr.. Witnesses: William Bond, Sr. and Sarah Bond, Sr. Inventory taken June 4, 1673.
On-line biographies of John and Elinor Whitney
Notable Whitneys at the Whitney page include the namesake for Mount
Whitney, at the Whitney Page.
See the Whitney Archives Page at Whitney.org.
Which John Whitney married Beach, Bemis, Cutting, Cutter, Hagar?
There are five marriages of women with names Beach, Bemis, Cutting,
Cutter, and Hagar with a John Whitney. At
this web page, Robert Ward sorts through this maze. Although the page
is entitled which John married Beriah Bemis, he focuses on all five of
the marriages. It is included in the first link I gave above, but wanted
to highlight it, as I see these marriages mixed up on some web pages out
Whitney Mail List: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Whitney surname in any place and at any time. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
Here is an Ahnentafel report, along with links to complete research summaries and biographies of all known American ancestors, of Hattie Bruce. This report, starting with numbers 8 and 9, also is the tfel for our common ancestors, Elijah and Abigail (Whitney) Bruce.
Detailed genealogy register report showing results of research on the first six generations of the John Whitney line.
Whitney Genealogy Forum at GenForum
The Whitney Surname Register has several web pages for Whitneys.
Check out the How
Do I? Where Do I? Page at this web site for tips on searching your
Whitneys. I suggest you check out Gendex for sure, also try the Whitney
maillist archives there.
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