Family:Whitney, Asa (1743-1803)

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Asa5 Whitney (Joshua4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of Joshua4 and Anna (?Blodgett?) Whitney, was born 26 Feb 1742/3, Preston, CT,[1], baptized 7 Oct 1744, Preston, CT (son of "widow Whitney"), and died 10 Aug 1803, Pittsfield, MA.[2]

Asa married firstly, 5 Aug 1762, Preston, CT, Sarah Barnes, "both of Preston".[3] She died in 1775.

Asa married secondly, 23 Oct 1776, Salisbury, CT, Hepzibah/ Hepzibath Watrous, "both of Salisbury", daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Baldwin) Watrous, by Rev. Jonathan Lee.[4] She was born 1752, Killingworth, CT, and died 15 Nov 1815 in Pittsfield, MA.[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

He was born in Preston, Conn., in 1743; resided there and afterwards at Salisbury, where he married his second wife. About 1786 he moved to Pittsfield, Mass., where he afterwards lived and died. He sold land at Mt. Washington, Mass., May 24, 1792.

Children of Asa5 and Sarah (Barnes) Whitney, all born Preston, CT:

i. Annah6 Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1764; d. 29 Jan 1765, Preston, CT.[7]
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1766;[8] m. Elijah William Cobb.
iii. Joshua Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1768; d. 3 Jan 1773, Preston, CT.[9]
iv. Lucy Whitney, b. 18 May 1770;[10] d. 18 Dec 1797.
v. Shubael Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1772;[11] d. 1852; "of Preston" m. 25 Jun 1795, Preston, CT, Mrs. Sally Mitchell "of Groton", daughter of George and Content (Allen) Mitchell.

Children of Asa5 and Hepsabeth (Watrous) Whitney:

i. George Washington6 Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1777, Salisbury, CT; d. 12 Dec 1777.[12]
ii. Appleton Downer Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1779, Salisbury, CT;[13] m. Anna Jewett.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1780, Salisbury, CT; d. 6 Nov 1780, Salisbury, CT.
iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1780, Salisbury, CT; d. 6 Nov 1780, Salisbury, CT.
v. James Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1782, Salisbury, CT;[14] d. 13 Dec 1860, IL, unmarried.
vi. Milton Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1786, Salisbury, CT,[15] or Pittsfield, MA; m. Lydia Cleveland.

Census

Military

Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Asa Whitney.

References

1.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Joshua & Anna, b. 16 Feb 1742/3," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:31.

2.^  Death notice published in the Sun on August 15th, 1803; Volume: 3 Issue: 152 Page: 3.

3.^  "Asa [Whitney], m. Sarah Barnes, b. of Preston, 5 Aug 1762," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

4.^  "Asa [Whitney], m. Hephzabah WATEROUS, b. of Salisbury, 23 Oct 1776, by Rev. Jonathan LEE," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:47.

5.^  Death notice published in the Sun on November 23rd, 1815; Volume: 16 Issue: 792 Page: 3.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 115.

7.^  "Annah [Whitney], d. [Asa & Sarah], b. 4 Mar 1764, d. 29 Jan 1765," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

8.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. [Asa & Sarah], b. 1 Feb 1766," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

9.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. [Asa & Sarah], b. 20 Mar 1768, d. 3 Jan 1773," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

10.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. [Asa & Sarah], b. 18 May 1770," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

11.^  "Shubael [Whitney], s. [Asa & Sarah], b. 15 Aug 1772," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:106.

12.^  "George Washington [Whitney], s. Asa & Hephsabah, b. 1 Sep 1777," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:18. Also, "Washington*, s. Asa & Hephzabah, d. 12 Dec 1777 (*"George Washington" in Rudd's book)," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:49.

13.^  "Appleton [Whitney], s. Asa & Heophzabah, b. 4 Jan 1779," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:18.

14.^  "James [Whitney], s. Asa & Hephzabah, b. 19 Jan 1782," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital ecords, Salisbury 2:18.

15.^  "Milton [Whitney], s. Asa & Hephzabah, b. 7 Apr 1786," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:18.


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