Family:Whitney, Aaron Wilkes (1781-1833)

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Aaron Wilkes6 Whitney (Ebenezer5, David4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Ebenezer5 and Ruth (Raymond) Whitney, was born 17 Oct 1781, Norwalk, CT,[1] and died 3 Nov 1833, Bridgeport, CT, by suicide.

He married, 5 Jul 1804, Wilton, CT, Sarah Bennett, daughter of David and ----- (Olmstead) Bennett of Wilton. She was born 16 Jun 1780, Wilton, CT, and died 2 Mar 1866, Wilton, CT. She apparently was the "Mrs. Sally Whitney, of Fairfield" who married, 16 Feb 1838, Stratfield, CT, Dea. Justus Silliman, "of Weston".[2] His daughter Marinda married her son Raymond.

Phoenix says the following:

. . . a shoemaker . . . . They settled in Wilton, where he was ordained, about 1825 to 1828, as a minister of the Baptist Church. They afterward moved to Bridgeport, Conn., and there died; he, 3 Nov. 1833, by suicide; she, 2 March 1866. They were buried in the old Stratfield Cemetery, in Fairfield, near Bridgeport.

Children of Aaron Wilkes6 and Sarah (Bennett) Whitney:

i. Raymond7 Whitney, b. 16 May 1805, Norwalk, CT; m. Marinda Silliman.
ii. Roswell Whitney, b. 24 Aug 1807, Wilton, CT; m. Eliza Whitlock.
iii. Bennet Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1810, Wilton, CT; m. Susan Curtis. (See Archive:Rutgers University Manuscript Collection).
iv. Caroline Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1812, Wilton, CT; m. Jonathan Lacy Gilbert.
v. Zenas Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1814, Wilton, CT; m. Drusilia Perry.
vi. Sarah Esther Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1817, Wilton, CT;[3] m. Henry Blakeman.
vii. Emily Ann Whitney, b. 22 May 1821, Wilton, CT; m. Burton Washburn Leonard.
viii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1825, Wilton, CT;[4] m. Benjamin Hunt Osborn.

Census

42 47 Roswell Whitney 43 M - Foundry & M Shop $3000 Conn. Eliza " 40 F - " Augusta S. " 8 F - " Attended school Mary E. " 9 F - N.Y. Attended school 43 48 Raymond " 45 M - " " " " $3000 Conn. Malinda " 44 F - " Charles L. " 12 M - " Attended school 44 49 Junius Foster 43 M - Pvt Car Agt Fuo Mass. Electa " 43 F - N.Y. 50 Sally Whitney 70 F - $1000 Conn.

References

1.^  "Aaron Wilks [Whitney], s. Eben[eze]r & Ruth, b. 17 Oct 1781," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR18:27.

1.^  "Sally [Whitney], Mrs., of Fairfield, m. Dea. Justus SILLIMAN, of Weston, [16 Feb 1838], by Rev. Enoch E. CHASE, in Stratfield," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Fairfield 1-M:65.

3.^  "Sarah E. [Whitney], m. Henry BLACKEMAN, 30 June 1846, by Rev. William REID," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Bridgeport 1:70.

4.^  "Mary E. [Whitney], of Bridgeport, m. Benjamin H. OSBORNE, of Trumbull, 2 Mar 1846, by Rev. William REID," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Bridgeport 1:70.


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