1736 August 19 (Thursday). David rode to Charleston to visit his Parents. Mrs. Rice came to take Care of my Family. An Exceeding Hot Day. Maj. Keys here. Hittey Coddington here with presents from Mr. Chamberlain. At Evening I rode over to Mr. Whipples to visit the Young Man and his Children sick of Sore Throat and Fever. N.B. Jejun. priv. See Memoirs.
Francis and Abigail Whipple had four children born in Westborough by 1736: Benjamin, b. Apr. 23, 1727; Lucia, b. Jan. 1, 1730; Thomas, b. Oct. 21, 1731; and Abigail Warrin, b. July 6, 1734 (WVR, 105-06). But there is no Westborough record of Jonathan’s birth (see Aug. 22, below), although the Ipswich Vital Records report the death of an unnamed child of Francis Whipple, Oct. 1730. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II: Marriages and Deaths (Salem: Essex Institute, 1910), 710