Archive:Bible Record of Jonathan and Eunice (Story) Whitney

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From George Parker.

"I have finally transcribed and proofed some bible records that are in my possession.

"The following records are taken from a bible in my possession. My grandmother Alice Whitney was a great granddaughter of Jonathan (Jonathan Whitney is Pierce #1333; see the extensive discussion there).

"This family descends from Josiah Whitney whose children were born in Chelmsford MA 1710-1727. He moved to Willington CT in 1729. The ancestry of Josiah is not known, but we suspect that he is a grandson of John and Elinor. (Pierce misidentifies him as #44.) His grandson Peter Whitney (below) fought in the Revolution and received a pension. Family tradition says that the land that he and son Jonathan settled on in Tunbridge VT was received as sort of a pension also."

The Bible is Volume 3 (Ecclesiastes to Malachi) of Scott's Bible and published in Hartford 1818 (sixth American edition) On the flyleaf is written "Jona Whitnys" with the "a" raised and with two dots under it. In the back are four pages of family records. There appear to be at least four different ontributers. Based on context and my unprofessional comparison of the handwriting I assign them to 1) Jonathan Whitney, 2) his son Zebina Whitney, 3) his son Charles Carroll Whitney, and 4) his daughter Alice Whitney. Below I have marked each entry in the left margin with one of these numbers. The first page has a printed title of 'FAMILY RECORD' to which has been appended the words 'of Benj & Rebecca Cozzens'. I suspect this page was written by Zebina Whitney, son of Jonathan and who married Harriet Cozzens. The printed label 'MARRIAGES" on the first column has been crossed off and replaced by the word 'Births' Then appear the following seven births 2) Thos G. Cozzens was born in Providence R.I. April 29th - 1798 ===== ===== ===== 2) Harriet Cozzens was born in Gloucester R.I. March 2 - 1800 ===== ===== ===== 2) Stephen A Cozzens was born in Gloucester R.I. Feb. 26th - 1802 ===== ===== ===== 2) Benja Cozzens Jr. was born in Tunbridge Vt. Nov. 8th - 1808 ===== ===== ===== 2) Almira & Almidia Cozzens twin Daughters born in Tunbridge Vt. Feb. 11th 1813 ===== ===== ===== 2) Rebecca Cozzens was born in Tunbridge Vt. Nov. 28th 1814 ===== ===== ===== 2) Eliza Cozzens was born in Tunbridge Vt. Feb. 6th - 1819 ========================= The second column is blank. Second page, first column has a printed label of 'MARRIAGES'. Notice that the entries ascribed to Jonathan spell the name as Whitny. 1) Peter Whitny & Marcy Case married Apr. 21 - 1763 ========================= 1) Jonathan Whitny & Eunice Story married Dec. 15th 1796 ========================= 1) Jonathan Whitny & Dora Marsh married Jan. 2nd 1806 ========================= 1) Jonathan Whitny & Zilpha Holt married march 17th 1808 ========================= 1) Jonathan Whitny & Betsey Button married Dec 14th 1830 ========================= 2) Zebina Whitney & Harriet Cozzens married Nov. 3rd 1825 ----------------------------------------- 2) Lucius C. Whitney & Sarah M. Wight Married Oct 28 - 1855 ========================= 2) Charles C. Whitney & Hattie W. Perham Married March 2 1862 ----------------------------------------- 3) Willis Ward Whitney & Emma Sanborn Married Feb. 6th 1884 ----------------------------------------- 3) Orin Russ & Maria Whitney Married Dec. 25 1878 The last two entries are in a very different handwriting and ink. Second column, labeled 'BIRTHS" 1) Josiah Whitny was born in Groton Mass, about 1688 ========================= 1) Josiah Whitny Jr. son to Josiah Whitny was born in Littleton Mass. April 21st 1713 thence they removed to Willington in the state of Connecticut in the year 1729 ========================= 1) Peter Whitny son to Josiah Whitny Jr. was born in Willington April 21st 1738 Marcy Case was born in Tolland Ct Augt. 15th 1745 ========================= 1) The following were children of Peter & Marcy Whitny Molly was born March 16th 1764 Jonathan " Feb. 20th 1766 Louis " March 31st 1768 (probably Lois) Thomas " Sept. 18th 1770 Rebecca " Augt. 16th 1772 Anna " Sept. 10th 1774 Peter Jr. " Oct. 31st 1776 Esther " Nov. 1st 1778 Lydia " Feb. 10th 1781 Marcy & Molly " March 16th 1784 ========================= Third page, first column, labeled "BIRTHS" 1) Jonathan Whitney born Feb. 20th 1766 ========= ======== 1) ^ Eunice Story born Nov. 4th 1779 ^ Dora Marsh " Nov. 1768 ^ Zilpha Holt " Feb. 2nd 1776 ^ Betsey Button " Sept. 7th 1783 ^ ^ (Written vertically on the left is 'wives of Jona Whitny'.) ============================ 1) The following are children of Jonathan & Eunice Whitny Zabad born Dec. 10th 1797 Zebina " Dec. 9th 1799 Polly S. " Nov. 21st 1801 Roswell " Oct. 15th 1803 ============================ 1) The following are children of Jonathan & Zilpha Whitney Rebekah born June 25th 1811 Laura " July 24th 1813 Albert G. " July 27th 1817 James M. " Nov. 4th 1820 Roswell " Octr 1815 Second column. 2) Harriet Cozzens Born Mar. 2 - 1800 Benja C. Son of Z. & H. Whitney Born May 26 --1828 Died June 22 - 1828 Harriet Cordelia Daughter of (d of Cordelia unclear) Z. & H. Whitney Born Augt. 2 - 1830 Julius Son of H. & Z. Whitney Born Mar. 8 - 1832 Died Apr. 23 - 1832 Lucius C. Whitney Born April 30 - 1833 Charles C. Whitney Born July 30 - 1836 Rebecca C. Whitney Born Augt. 31 - 1840 ================================ 2) Sarah M Wight Born Augt. 1 - 1831 Hattie W. Perham Born July 31 1840 ================================ 2) Sarah M. Daughter of L. C. & S. M. Whitney Born Feb. 17 -1857 ================================ 2) The following are children of C. C. & H. W. Whitney --- (Should be H. P.) Willis Ward Born Jan 16 - 1863 Carles Perham " Sept. 12 - 1864 (Should be Charles Perham) Geo. W. Tapley " Jan. 12 - 1871 3) Alice " Sept. 15 - 1873 3) Anna " Oct. 11 - 1881 ---------------------------------------------------- Sarah M. (Who/what is this? Almost erased with a knife) Fourth page, both columns Labeled 'DEATHS' First Column. 1) Peter Whitny Died June 19th 1826 Marcy Whitny " April 19th 1819 ========================== 1) Eunice Whitny Died Sep. 9th 1804 (Above the 9 is 6 in pencil) Dora Whitny " Sept. 25 1806 Zilpha Whitny " May 8th 1830 Anna Preston " March 9th 1853 2) Jona. Whitney " Apl. 12 1853 2) Betsy 4th Wife of Jona. Whitney Died Oct 12 1867 Second column. 1) Zabad Whitney Died Apl. 19th 1803 Polly S. Dewey " May 28th 1840 2) Harriet Wife of Z. W. " March 12th 1869 3) Zebina Whitney May 16 1690 Sarah M. Whitney Jan. 11 1889 Lucius Cornelius Whitney No. 28th 1894 4) S. Maria Whitney Russ Charles C. Whitney Harriet, Wife of C. C. Whitney Harriet Cordelia Whitney Willis Ward Whitney Dec. 8th 1922


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