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J Whiston

possibly Joseph Whiston

1778 Dorcester, MA -1837 Butternuts, Otsego, NY

son of Joseph in Dorcester (1743-1818)

1815 deed Cabinet Maker

1800 m Pamela Smith in Medway, four children from 1802 to 1808

J Whiston

3 generations of Joseph, starting with Joseph (Sr.) 1716-1794, Boston and Scituate, MA, cordwainer. The trade of John Jr. of Dorcester is not known.

Joseph (III) b on Dorcester 1778 and was living in Medway when he married Pamela Smith in 1800. Their children were born between 1802 and 1808 in Holliston. They were in Butternuts, Otsego, NY in 1815, in Pittsfield, Otsego in 1820 and Butternuts, Otsego, NY in 1830. He died there in 1837.

The only other J Whiston found in the MA deed records was Joseph (Sr.) a cordwainer in 1726 through 1734, Gloucester and Attleboro, MA.

A John Whiston was found in 1820 Deerfield, Oneida Co., NY aged 45+. He also was found in Deerfield in a 1835 deed, but no trade was given. 1800 to 1830 US census records only recorded Joseph (III) and the 1810 also recorded John (Jr.) in Holliston, age 45+. A John Whiston was recorded in 1790 Bennington Co., VT and a Joseph Whiston in Cheshire Co., NH.

GAWP5 records two 10" birch planes, a rabbet and a complex molder with relieved wedges, flat chamfers and flutes. A third molder, is a short 6 5/8" hollow that is made of beech. It also has flat chamfers and flutes.


10" birch molder.



6 5/8" beech hollow.




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