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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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Whitney Family.
justice of the peace, selectman, town-clerk, and postmaster, and was representative in 1831. He married in 1801, at Wolcott, Eliza Vance, born 4 Jan. 1780, dau. of John and Anna (Hoag) Vance.1 She died, 20 Sept. 1830, in Wolcott, and was buried in their garden. He married (2d), 10 Jan. 1832, Hephzibah Smith, born in Stratford, Vt, 27 Feb. 1799, dau. of Samuel and Jane (Kelly) Smith.2 She was living in Wolcott, in 1874. He died in Wolcott 25 June 1853 ; and was buried in the garden near his house.
453 XII. Ira Whitney, b. 3 Sept 1783; a sawyer and cooper; moved, with his father, to Wolcott, Vt., and probably left there soon after he was twenty-one years old; as he was of Hyde Park, Vt., 13 Sept. 1806, when he sold that portion of his father's land in Wolcott, which had fallen to him. He sold his lot of land, and a log-house, in Hyde Park, 8 Feb. 1808, for twenty-five dollars; after which he went to Cambridge, Vt., thence to Essex, Vt., and at last to Colchester, Vt., where he died of quick consumption, 26 May 1821; and was buried in Colchester. He was in the service, as a volunteer, for a short time in the war of 1812. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church. He married Judith Flood, who was born 1 July 1780, dau. of Francis and Abigail (Rood) Flood, of Fletcher, Vt. After the death of her husband, she moved to Fairfield, Vt, settling in a little log-house; and by her industry in spinning, weaving, and teaching school, she succeeded in keeping together, and bringing up, her family of seven children, all who were living out of eleven. When her youngest child was old enough to provide for herself, she gave up housekeeping, and went to live among her children. In 1853 she was living at Buskirk's Bridge, Washington Co., N.Y., with her daughter, Julia (Whitney) Wilcox; and in the Autumn of that year, went to Rutland, Vt., with her daughter, Elvira (Whitney) Walbridge; and the first of Aug. 1854, started for Fairfield, Vt, to visit her friends; stopped to see her. sister at St. Albans, Vt, where she became ill, and died 27 Aug. 1854, and was buried at St. Albans. She was a member of the church from the age of twenty years, and bore the reputation of "a good mother, a kind neighbor, and a devoted Christian." 1652
454 XIII. Thankful Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1788; married Jeremiah De Graff; and lived in, or near, New Paltz, Ulster Co., N. Y. 1662

Chil. of Daniel and Mary (-----) Keeler. 91

455 I. Hannah Keeler, bap. in New Canaan, Conn., 3 March 1754; perhaps, married her cousin, Jachin Hoyt. See his record. 1675
  1 John Vance, and his wife, Anna Hoag, were born in Londonderry, N. H., and lived in Wolcott, Vt.
  2 Samuel Smith and his wife, Jane Kelly, were born in Pembroke, N. H., and lived in Greensboro', Vt.
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