Person:Lucy Whitney (1)

m. 26 Jun 1759
  1. Lucy Whitney1759 - 1847
m. 29 Jun 1780
  1. Dr. Benjamin Chapin1781 - 1835
  2. Luther Chapin1783 - 1790
  3. Jemima Chapin1785 - 1846
  4. Catharine Chapin1787 - 1865
  5. Dorothy Chapin1789 - 1844
  6. Lewis Chapin1792 - 1874
  7. Leonard Chapin1801 - 1804
Facts and Events
Name[3] Lucy Whitney
Gender Female
Birth[1][4] 12 Jun 1759 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 29 Jun 1780 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesto Thaddeus Chapin
Death[2] 1 Jun 1847 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Rice, Franklin P. Worcester Births, Marriages, and Deaths. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1894)
    p. 277.

    WHITNEY, Lucy, d. of Joshua and Mary, [born] June 12, 1759.

  2. Find A Grave: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA, in Find A Grave
    Lucy Whitney Chapen.

    In memory of
    relict of
    Capt. Thaddeus
    who died June 1, 1847,
    aged 88 years.

  3. Will of Joshua Whitney of Worcester, dated 16 Mar 1803, names "Lucy Chapin my Daughter and wife of Thaddeus Chapin" [Worcester Probate 64967]. Lucy is the first child mentioned in the will.
  4. This recorded birth date is prior to the parents marriage, but fits well with other siblings, showing a pattern of births every two years, suggesting the possibility that the parents marriage was misrecorded? A marriage one year earlier would allow him to be "of Watertown" in 1758 but having a child in Worcester in 1759. The Whitney Research Group gives a good overview here though it offers no explanation for this.