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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 111

1405. viii. SOLOMON, b. Mar. 1, 1763 [NOTE]. 1406. ix. JANE, b. May 22, 1766. 538. THOMAS WHITNEY (William, William, Joshua, John), b. Killingly, Conn., Feb. 28, 1727; m. Elizabeth BOARDMAN; b. Sheffield, Mass. [NOTE], d. before 1793. He was probably born in Killingly, Conn., where he resided until after his marriage, when he moved to Canaan. He had a deed of land from his father, Nov. 5, 1750, in consideration of parental love, etc. As Thomas WHITNEY of Claverack in ye County of Albany and Province of New York for £50, he deeded to his honored father, William WHITNEY, of Canaan, the same land, June 18, 1761. Thomas was a farmer, and at the time of his death resided in Nobletown, Hillsdale, Columbia Co., N.Y., where he took an active part under the lead of Robert NOBLE, in a strife between the authorities of the colony of Massachusetts and those of New York, relative to the soil and jurisdiction of certain lands in the manor of Livingston. June 26, 1766, the sheriff and posse proceeded to Noble's house to arrest him and other persons named in the warrant, and when near Noble's house the two parties came in collision and "thereupon a firing by both parties instantly ensued and Cornelius Ten BROECK, one of the posse, Thos. WHITNEY, one of the rioters, were both shot and died on the spot." (See the proclamation of Sir Henry MOORE, of July 3, following in Documentary History of New York.) His widow went to Chenango, N.Y., with her son, Joshua, and died there before 1793, and was buried on the farm where they lived. Thomas was buried on his own farm at Nobletown. He d. June 26, 1766; res. Canaan, Conn., and Noble- town, N.Y. 1407. i. JOSHUA, b. Nov. 27, 1748; m. Hannah GREEN. 1408. ii. JOHN, b. May 15, 1751; res. Chenango, N.Y. 1409. iii. WILLIAM, b. -----. He d. Jan. 18, 1810, was a prominent citizen of Chenango Co., N.Y., and was general in the State Militia. 1410. iv. ELIZABETH, b. -----; m. Thomas GREEN; res. Lisle, N.Y., where he was a member of the First Cong. church. She d. in 1822. They res. in Lisle, two miles from Whitney's Point, N.Y. 540. CAPT. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Joshua, William [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Plainfield, Conn., Mar. 25, 1750; m. Sally COCHRAN. During the Revolutionary war he was in a Connecticut regiment, and ensign of one of the companies and later first lieutenant in Capt. McKINSTRY's Co. 9th N.Y. Regt. of the Claverack Batt. In 1779 he was captain, and at its close moved to New York state. He finally settled in Addison Co., Vt., and died there. He was granted a pension by the Govt. Mar. 30, 1818. Joshua WHITNEY, of Arguile, Wash. Co., N.Y., sold land in New Marlborough, Mass., Dec. 31, 1808, which fell to me as heir to the estate of Joshua WHITNEY, Esq., late of Plainfield, Conn., decd, and was set off by the distribution of said estate to me. He d. in 1821; res. Conn., N.Y. state, and Addison Co., Vt. 1411. i. WILLIAM, b. May 24, 1795; m. Martha Ann PERLEE. 541. BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Joshua, William [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. Conn. Oct., 1755; m. Sarah BASSETT, b. Aug. 20, 1775, d. Mar. 27, 1861. She m. 2d John FARNSWORTH and removed to Cayuaga, N.Y. She was b. Aug. 27, 1776; d. Mar. 27, 1861. He d. Aug. 27, 1801; res. Granville, N.Y. 1412. i. BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 10, 1797; m., and d. June 10, 1830, leaving 7 ch. 1413. ii. AARON, b. Sept. 14, 1798; m. Electa LEACH. 1414. iii. SALLY, b. Oct. 8, 1800; m. Jan. 22, 1822, Lorenzo COLBURN and had 6 ch. 543. ELIJAH WHITNEY (John, William, Joshua, John), b. Canaan, Conn., ----- [NOTE]; m. there Sept. 24, 1772, Cloe BECKLEY; res. Canaan, Conn. 1415. i. ELIJAH, b. Feb. 25, 1773. 1416. ii. ELISHA, b. Aug. 10, 1774. 1417. iii. JOSEPH, b. July 21, 1776; m. Mary P. PERSONS. 1418. iv. ELECTA, b. -----. 1419. v. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 22, 1784; m. Prudence BROWN. 544. CAPT. JOHN WHITNEY (John, William, Joshua, John), b. Canaan, Conn., in 1754 [NOTE]; m. ----- [NOTE]. He was buried in the family lot in South Canaan. He d. Aug. 14, 1807; res. Canaan, Conn. 1420. i. JOHN, b. 1796; d. Mar. 18, 1809. 547. LEBBEUS WHITNEY (Caleb, William, Joshua, John), b. Aug. 25, 1745 [NOTE]; m. Mary Ann ----- [NOTE], b. June, 1754. He d. Oct. 5, 1785; res. -----.

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