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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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Fifth Generation.
330 IX. Stephen St. John, b. at Sharon, Conn., 6 March 1757; was made the legal ward of his mother, in Berkshire Co., Mass., 11 Feb. 1772; died, it is said, in the army during the Revolutionary War.
331 X. Zillah St. John, b. at Sharon, Conn., 1 March 1759; died before 11 Feb. 1772.
332 XI. Justus St. John, b. at Sharon, Conn., 1 July 1762; was made the legal ward of his mother, in Berkshire Co., Mass., 11 Feb. 1772, the court-record calling his name Justin. Mrs. Snow says: "Uncle Justus died of small-pox, which he took in the natural way; and I think he was not married." Mrs. Wheelock thinks that he had a wife and one son. 1309
333 XII. Sibyl St. John, b. at Sharon, Conn., 13 Oct 1764; made the legal ward of her mother, in Berkshire Co., Mass., 11 Feb. 1772; supposed to have died young.
334 XIII. Elijah St. John, b. at Sharon, Conn., 12 (town-record says 17) Nov. 1766; a farmer; made the legal ward of his mother, in Berkshire Co., Mass., 11 Feb. 1772; married at Sharon, Conn., Nancy Howell, horn on Long Island, 20 Nov. 1766, dau. of Abraham and Abigail (Freeman) Howell,1 They dwelt, in 1792, at Weybridge, Vt, and, in March 1797, settled at Fabius, N. Y., a half-mile east of the present village of Apulia. There he was elected an assessor, at the first town-meeting, 3 Ap. 1798; was a trustee and deacon of the First Baptist Church; and bore the reputation of "a pious, good man," and the title of Colonel. She died on the homestead, 3 June 1853, aged 86 years, 6 months and 13 days, having foretold, in the preceding February, that she should die about the last of May or first of June, that her husband should survive her eight days or eight months, and that none but a St. John should ever possess that house, with other particulars, which, the family say, were fulfilled in a remarkable way. The house was burned on Sunday night, 26 Feb. 1854 He was then quite ill, and arrangements had been made to take him to his daughter's home on the following day; but he died on Tuesday, 28 Feb. 1854, at the house of a neighbor, to which he had been carried when the fire was discovered. They were buried in Apulia Cemetery, which was laid out on his farm; and his gravestone states the date of his death as "1 March 1854, aged 87 years, 3 months and 19 days." 1310
335 XIV. John St. John, b. at Stockbridge, Mass., 13 Nov. 1768, accord- 1318
  1 Abraham Howell, with his wife and seven children, left Long Island, probably the town of Southampton, during the Revolutionary War. His wife died at Franklin, N. Y. He was probably descended from Edward Howell, who received in 1638 an allotment of 500 acres of land in Lynn, Mass.; was made a freeman at Boston, 14 March 1639; and, in 1640, was one of the eight original "undertakers" of Southampton, L. I. See Howell's Early History of Southampton, p.241.
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