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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.
Heart five acres and one rood of land in Northington parish, now Avon, Conn., at a place called "the old farm." This he sold, 29 Jan 1781, to Jedediah Case, of Simsbury, who married Mary Hart, sister of Whitney's second wife. The farm which he bought in Simsbury contained sixty acres, and was "withing the first Ledge of the West Mountain," and lay within the town of Canton as it was incorporated in 1806, but was set back to Simsbury, by act of the Legislature, in 1873.

He married (2d), in Feb. 1775, Martha Hart,1 dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Thompson) Hart, and widow of Daniel Owen, of Cider-Brook District, Northington Society, now Avon, Conn. She was born at Farmington, Conn., 31 July 1739. They removed, about 1795, to East Granville, Mass., and there died; he, 4 or 6 June 1816, aged 78 years; she, 5 March 1819. They were buried in East Granville Old Cemetery. Tradition says that he was a sailor in the early part of his life; and was captured at White Plains, while serving as a soldier in the Revolutionary War; and adds quaintly that, "being counted as the seventh son, he was often asked to touch for the King's-evil."

75 XI. Ann Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., 31 Aug. 1739; and, without doubt, died in early life.

Chil. of Samuel and Sarah (Whitney) Smith. 12

76 I. ----- Smith. "Nor[walk], Samuel and Sarah Smith had a child dead-born," at Ridgefield, Conn., 7 June 1718.
77 II. Samuel Smith, "ye son of Samuel and Sarah Smith," was born in Ridgefield, Conn., 9 July 1719; married, 18 May 1743, Mary Northrop, b. at Ridgefield, 26 May 1726, dau. of Gamaliel Northrop. He was called "Samuel Smith 4th" in the record of the births of his children, except the youngest, in which he was called "Samuel Smith 3d"; but among his neighbors he was familiarly known as "Button Sam. Smith," in allusion to his short and corpulent figure; and he is best remembered 417
  1 ANCESTRY OF MARTHA HART, from Andrews' Hart genealogy.

  STEPHEN HART was of Cambridge, Mass., 1632; freeman, 16 May 1634; went to Hartford, thence to Farmington, Conn., where he was representative in 1647, and most of the time till 1660; one of the founders of the church, 1652, and its deacon.
  STEPHEN HART, son of the preceding, was probably born in England; died in Farmington in 1689.
  THOMAS HART, son of the preceding, was
born in 1666, at Farmington, Conn., and m. there, 12 Dec. 1689, Elizabeth Judd, dau. of John Judd, of Farmington
  SAMUEL HART, son of the preceding, was born in Farmington, Conn., about 1700; m., 5 Feb. 1729-30, Elizabeth Thompson. They lived in Northington, now Avon, Conn.
  MARTHA HART, daughter of the preceding, was born in Farmington, Conn., 31 July 1739; m., 4 Feb 1759, Daniel Owen, who sided in Farmington, 7 Nov 1759. She m. (2d), in Feb. 1775, Uriah Whitney.

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