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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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under it, which soon reduced it to ashes; and, after giving three loud huzzas, the people soon dispersed to their respective homes, without any bad consequences attending. Mr. Whitney was present, during the execution, and behaved himself as well as could be expected.' He removed to St. John, New Brunswick, at the peace, and was a magistrate, and one of the aldermen of that city," from 1804 to 1807, and from 1812 to 1818.

His wife died, 8 Dec. 1808, at Carleton, St. John, N.B., and was buried there. He was married (2d), 21 Feb. 1810, at Carleton, St. John, by Rev. Roger Viets, rector of Digby, N.S., to Sarah Sniffen, born at Rye, N.Y., 2 March 17--, widow of Abraham Wetmore, of Rye, and St. John, N.B., who died in New York, 6 Feb. 1790. They died at Carleton, St John; she, 18 Dec. 1818; he, 24 Aug. 1827; and were buried there.

His descendants say that he dwelt at Lloyd's Neck, Oyster Bay, L. I., N.Y., in the latter part of the Revolutionary War. Tradition also says that he was one of the leaders of the party which took his father and neighbors prisoners, at the Middlesex Church, on Sunday 22 July 1781.

386 IV. Sarah Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 25 Feb. 1752; bap. at Middlesex, now Darien, Conn., 29 March 1752; married1 Benjamin James, a cooper, whose origin has not been learned, beyond the fact that he was born in Connecticut. At the close of the Revolutionary War, they settled at St. John, N.B., and there died at unknown dates. Tradition says that they dwelt in Darien, till they went to St. John. 1412
387 V. Platt Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 11 May 1754; bap. at Middlesex, Conn., 26 May 1754; "died young."
388 VI. Rhoda Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 28 Oct 1756; bap. at Middlesex, 31 Oct 1756; married in St. John's (Episcopal) Church, Stamford, 24 Sept 1775, Robert Escot, "resident in Stamford, an Englishman from London." They afterward resided in New York City. She died at Darien, Conn., at the house of her brother, Josiah Whitney, 16 Aug. 1829, in the 73d year of her age. She was buried in Darien, and her gravestone bears the name "Rhoda Scott." They had no children.
389 VII. Hannah Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 21 Jan. 1760; bap. at Middlesex, now Darien, Conn., 27 Jan. 1760; married, 18 Ap. 1779, at Stamford Episcopal Church, Joseph Smith, "late of Huntington, Long Island"; married (2d) at Stamford, 18 or 26 Ap. 1787, Nathaniel Slason, farmer, son of Deliverance and Hannah (Hait) Slason, of Stamford, where he was born 2 Jan. 1744-5, O.S., or 13 Jan. 1745, N.S. They settled in Darien, and there died; he, 1 May 1835, in his 91st year; she, 1421
  1 This may have been a second marriage; as it is possible that she was the same Sarah Whitney, of Stamford, whose marriage at that place, 5 Nov. 1771, with Abijah Nash, or Norwalk, is recorded in the register or St. John's (Episcopal) church, Stamford.
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