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Benjamin. son of John Whitney, was born June 6, 1643, in Watertown, and married (first) probably at York, Maine, Jane -, who died November 14. 1690, and he married (second), April 1t, 1695, at Marlborough, Mary Poor. The first record of Benjamin, in York, is in 1662-6-8, when he witnessed an agreement of John Doves. He was at Cocheco, Maine. near Dover, in 1667-68. April 13, 1674, the selectmen of York laid out ten acres of upland to Benjamin, and in 1680 he had a second grant. After the death of his first wife, he returned to Watertown and settled near the Natick town line. After his second marriage, he lived on land belonging to Harvard College, which he leased to Governor Danforth. He died in 1723. Children : Jane, born Watertown, September 29, 1669; Timothy, York, in 1703, a member of the company raised in York for defense against the Indians, commanded by Captain Preble; John, York. about 1678: Nathaniel, York. April 14, 1680; Jonathan, 1681. mentioned elsewhere: Benjamin. married Mrs. Esther Maverick; Joshua, September 21, 1687; Mark, about 1700; Isaac, married Elizabeth Bridges.

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