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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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Sixth Generation.

Chil. of David and Jerusha (Whitney) Gates. 185

775 I. Esther Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 28 Feb. 1776; married, in 1794, Reuben Tullar, a farmer, of St. Alban's, Vt., where they dwelt, during the remainder of their lives, on one farm. 2678
776 II. Ira Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 4 June 1777; a farmer; married, 30 Sept. 1798, in Hinesburgh, Vt., Clarissa Heath, who was born 24 Aug. 1780. They lived in Malone, N. Y., from 1804 to 1815, and in Perry, N. Y., about nine years. They then moved to Ellington, N. Y., where they died (she, 20 Jan. 1854; he, 18 Jan. 1860), and were buried. He cleared a large farm in Ellington; helped to build the first meeting-house; was a constituent member of the first Christian Church; was soon chosen one of its deacons, and held the office till his death. 2688
777 III. Electa Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 11 Ap. 1779; married in 1798, at Hinesburgh, Vt., Joel Phippany, a farmer and shoemaker, son of James Phippany, of New Milford, Conn. They dwelt at Hinesburgh till the Winter of 1815, and then moved to Sheldon, N. Y., where she sickened in the following Spring, and died 29 Oct. 1816, and was buried in Sheldon Cemetery. He married (2d), Chloe McWhorter; and died at Sheldon, 8 Ap. 1834, and was buried there. 2698
778 IV. Betsey Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 7 Ap. 1781; married, 9 Nov. 1802, in St. Alban's, Vt., Adonijah Brooks, a farmer and hotel-keeper, born in Pittsford, Vt., 27 Feb. 1778, son of Adonijah and Olive (Harrington) Brooks, of St. Alban's. They dwelt in St. Alban's, Vt., then in Essex, Vt., and finally in Chateaugay, N. Y., where they died (she, 29 Sept. 1859; he, 10 Oct. 1865), and were buried. 2702
779 V. Lucy Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 20 Sept. 1783; married in 1808, at St. Alban's, Vt., Harrington Brooks, son of Azariah Brooks, and nephew of Adonijah Brooks, mentioned above. He was killed, 4 Nov. 1811, by a shot from a party of revenue officers, on Lake Champlain, near Alburgh, Vt., "in company with one Miner Hilliard." She married (2d), 6 June 1820, at St. Alban's, Vt., Aaron Howard, son of Moses and Mary (Merrills) Howard, who was born in Conway, Mass., 21 Jan. 1780. She died, 26 March 1867, at the house of her son, Walter Gates Howard, of Pierrepont, N. Y. 2711
780 VI. David Gates, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 6 Feb. 1786; a farmer; married, 11 Jan. 1816, at Bristol, Vt, Polly Hall, born 13 Oct. 1787, dau. of Gershom and Dorcas Hall. They settled in Perry, N. Y.; but moved, in 1823, to Ellington, N. Y., and in 1859, to Ellington Centre, 2715
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