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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.
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Whitney," from which it appears that when Norwalk was burned, in 1779, he ran out of the harbor with his sloop loaded with the families and goods of his neighbors, escaping the British, and safely reaching Stamford.
21 VII. Abraham Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 23 Feb. 1723-4; a tailor and farmer; married, 23 Dec. 1750, at Huntington, L.I., by Rev. Ebenezer Prime, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, to Anne Plumb, of Huntington. They settled in Norwalk, and there died; he, about 1804, or 1805; she, at the house of her son, John Whitney, in Pudding Lane, about 1806. They were buried in St. Paul's Churchyard. 131



Chil. of Henry and Elizabeth (Olmstead) Whitney. 5

22 I. Elizabeth Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 24 Aug. 1711; recorded also in Ridgefield, Conn.
23 II. Jerusha Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 18 Dec. 1714, according to the town-record, but the true date was, probably, 1713; married, 29 Ap. 1736, at Ridgefield, Daniel Sherwood, a miller, who was born in Ridgefield, 21 Nov. 1714, son of Daniel and Ruth Sherwood, of Ridgefield. She and her husband received her part of her father's estate, £47 11s. 1d., old tenor, 5 Feb. 1744-5. He bought land in Ridgefield, of his brother, Nathan Sherwood, 18 March, 1747. His farm lay in Ridgebury Society, next to the Colony line, and was bounded "east by the brook running through Mopoo's Bog." He sold portions of this land to his sons, Henry, Ebenezer, and Daniel, 17 Jan. 1763; ten acres, for L7 each. He died before 10 Ap. 1770. 141
24 III. Henry Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 29 July 1715; a farmer; married, 5 Dec. 1755, at Ridgefield, Elizabeth Lobdell1, dau. of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Benedict) Lobdell, of Ridgefield, where she was born 21 Sept. 1733. They settled in Ridgefield, and there died; he, 9 or 10 July 1794, of cholera morbus; she, 15 Aug. 1816, at the house of 151
                                1 ANCESTRY OF ELIZABETH LOBDELL.

            JOSHUA LOBDELL, of Milford; bought of James Brown,         = EUNICE . . . .
              of Norwalk, 3 March 1711-12, for £30, the 29th part of   |
              Ridgefield, and settled thereon.  He had eight children. |
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      EBENEZER LOBDELL, b. in Milford; went = REBECCA BENEDICT, dau. of Thomas Benedict [see
        with his father to Ridgefield.      |   Benedict Gen. p. 241]; m. in Ridgefield, 28 Dec.
                                            |   1732; d. in R., 1 Aug. 1798, ag. 85.
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ELIZABETH LOBDELL, b. in R.,  SUSANNA LOBDELL, b. July 9  EBENEZER LOBDELL, b. in Ridgefield, 13 July
  21 Sept. 1733; m. Henry     1738, in Ridgefield; m.       1735; had wife EUNICE, and their dau. Abi-
  Whitney (24).               Daniel Riggs (523).           gail, b. 30 July 1770, was cousin to Henry
                                                            Whitney (157) and wife of Sherwood Whit-
                                                            ney, the only son of Silas Whitney (281).
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