Family:Whitney, Belden (1797-1883)

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Belden Whitney (Kate, son of Kate Whitney by an unknownn father, was born 28 Sep 1797, New Milford, CT,[1] and died 8 Mar 1883, Sharon, CT, aged 85 years.

He married Ruth -----. She was born about 1798, CT, and died 10 Mar 1883, Sharon, CT, aged 83 years.

They resided in Sharon, CT. They were listed as 'black', 'colored', and 'mulatto' in various census records.

The Ellsworth Burying Ground, Sharon, Connecticut:

WHITNEY, Belden, d. March 8, 1853, ae. 85. (almost certainly a typo for 1883)
WHITNEY, Ruth, wife of Belden, d. March 10, 1883, ae. 83.

Children of Belden and Ruth (-----) Whitney, partly from census reconstruction:

i. (son) Whitney, b. 1820-1830; not in family in 1850.
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1820-1830; not in family in 1840.
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1820-1830; not in family in 1850.
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1820-1830; not in family in 1850.
v. Milton Whitney, b. ca. 1831, CT; not in family in 1860.
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1833; not in family in 1850.
vii. Antinette Whitney, b. ca. 1836, CT; not in family in 1860.
viii. Albert W. Whitney, b. ca. 1839, CT; m. Eliza Ann Brush.
ix. John Whitney, b. ca. 1842, CT; not in family in 1860.

Census Records

569 592 Belden Whitney 53 M M Laborer Conn. Ruth " 52 F M do Milton " 17 M M Laborer Conn. Antinette " 14 F M do Albert " 11 M M do John " 8 M M do

966 968 Belden Whitney 63 M M Day Laborer $60 Conn. Ruth 62 F M Do

30 31 Whitney, Belden 72 M B Farm laborer $200 $75 Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Ruth 72 F B Keeping House Connecticut Illiterate

Belden WHITNEY 82 Self M M M CT Laborer CT CT Ruth WHITNEY 82 Wife F M M CT Keeping House --- ---

Notes

Could he have been related to William Whitney of New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT?

References

  • All information obtained from census records.

1.^  "Belden Whitney and Shelden Whitney twin sons of Kate a negro servant of Saml. Canfield Edsq. born on the 28th day of Sept. 1797," according to "Colleen Cyr, "Some New Milford Slaves & Their Descendants", The Connecticut Nutmegger vol. 36, no. 2 (Sep 2003):252-253


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