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Sybil Whitney

Sybil Whitney

Female 1733 - 1812  (79 years)

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  • Name Sybil Whitney  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Sibila, Sibbel 
    Born 4 Feb 1733  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    _UID 5A7A09E784D68948AB59D32F08D6D0FA9D23 
    Died 16 Dec 1812  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried Central Cemetery, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • It appears that Oliver Cummings and Sybil Whitney were first cousins, so the shared ancestry is not an accident.
    Person ID I681  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2012 

    Father Ancestors Israel Whitney,   b. 1710, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1746, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Hannah Blodgett,   b. 6 Dec 1715, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Feb 1749  (Age < 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Mar 1732  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    _UID 33944B0EB5EB8041A2BCCC08F7612DB4ECBB 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Oliver Cummings,   b. 10 Apr 1728, Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1810, Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [1
    Married 1753  Killingly, Windham, Conecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    _UID 438911F568E256418FEF2122CC08AF211809 
    _UID 770E303918680C4F847B3D4CD96321C9779D 
    _UID D169A309CD0453409C073200FA1326C21448 
    _UID FF83652265463C479C5FC8E7A276B9C5773F 
    Notes 
    • "Cummings Memorial" and "A History of Dunstable, Massachusetts" list Sybil Bailey as Oliver's wife. I believe this to be wrong.

      First, "Cummings Genealogy" lists Sibyla Whitney, and this seems to be the current consensus.

      I have found no marriage records or references to a maiden name for either name.

      Second, Sybil Bailey is actually the name of the wife of Joseph Willard, grandmother of James Willard Cummings. It would seem unlikely that these two are not connected in some way, even if in error. I am presuming that "Cummings Memorial" used "A History of Dunstable, Massachusetts" as its source, and the author of that just got it wrong somehow.

      A marriage record or any original document with a maiden name would be very enlightening and solve this dilemma. As it stands though, I am going with Sybil Whitney as the wife, and proceeding on that course.

      -- Watsonclan.com Admin
    Children 
     1. Oliver Cummings,   b. 12 Jul 1757, Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. James Cummings, Sr.,   b. 26 May 1759, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1840, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Married: 2x3. Josiah Cummings,   b. 12 Jan 1763, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1837, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Nathaniel Cummings,   b. 20 Jun 1767, Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sibbel Cummings,   b. 14 Aug 1773, Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Whitney,   b. 22 Apr 1743, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F505  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Oliver Cummings (1728-1810) and Sybil Whitney (1733-1812) - Headstone
    Oliver Cummings (1728-1810) and Sybil Whitney (1733-1812) - Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name James Cumings
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date
      Baptism/Christening Place
      Birth Date 26 May 1759
      Birthplace DUNSTABLE,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name Oliver Cumings
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Sibbel
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C50073-1
      System Origin Massachusetts-ODM
      Source Film Number 823729
      Reference Number

    2. [S52] Vital records of Oxford, Massachusetts, Franklin P. Rice, (http://www.archive.org/stream/vitalrecordsoxf00masgoog#page/n124/mode/1up/search/sibbel+whitney), 120 (Reliability: 2).
      [Whitney]
      Sibila, D. Israel and Hannah, Feb. 4, 1733

    3. [S50] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name Sibila Whitney
      Gender Female
      Baptism/Christening Date
      Baptism/Christening Place
      Birth Date 04 Feb 1733
      Birthplace Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name Israel Whitney
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Hannah
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number I00799-8
      System Origin Massachusetts-EASy
      Source Film Number 754010
      Reference Number 21

    4. [S48] Cummings Genealogy, A, Albert Oren Cummins, (http://www.archive.org/details/cummingsgenealog00cumm) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S270] Millennium File (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Sybil Whitney
      Spouse: Oliver Cummings
      Birth Date: 4 Feb 1733
      Birth City: Killingly
      Birth State: Connecticut
      Birth Country: USA
      Death Date: 16 Dec 1812
      Death City: Dunstable
      Death County: Middlesex
      Death State: Massachusetts
      Death Country: USA
      Parents: Israel Whitney, Hannah Blodgett
      Children: Oliver Cummings
      Other Information: Notes

    6. [S88] Headstone (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S270] Millennium File (Reliability: 2).
      Husband: Israel Whitney
      Husband's Father:
      Husband's Mother:
      Wife: Hannah Blodgett
      Wife's Father: William Blodgett
      Wife's Mother: Mary Warren
      Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1732
      Marriage Place: Dunstable, Middlesex, MA
      Children:
      Sybil Whitney

    8. [S75] Americans of Royal Descent, Charles H. Browning, http://books.google.com/books?id=eyik0rO0HlsC&lpg=., 229 (Reliability: 2).
      II.--Nathaniel Whitney, of Weston, Massachusetts, 1646-1732; m., 1673, Sarah Hagar, and had: