Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1755-1801)

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Benjamin5 Whitney ([poss.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), possibly son of Joshua4 and [?Joanna?] (-----) Whitney, was born Oct 1755, CT, and died 27 Aug 1801, Granville, NY.

He married about 1796, Sarah Bassett, daughter of John and Sarah (Cushman) Bassett. She was born 20 Aug 1775 or 27 Aug 1776, and died 27 Mar 1861, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY. She is buried in Mina Cemetery, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY. She married secondly, before 1803, John Farnsworth, son of Josiah and Hannah (Buttrick) Farnsworth. He was born 26 Aug 1766, Granville, NY, and died 28 Dec 1836, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY. He had married firstly, before 1791, Mary Grover; secondly, 17 Mar 1799, Bessie Willard; and thirdly Elizabeth Richardson. They removed to Cayuga Co., NY, Chautauqua Co., NY, and Erie Co., PA.

He resided Granville, NY.

Will of John Farnsworth of town of French Creek, Chautauqua County, New York, died 28 Dec 1836, signed 23 Dec 1836, recorded 20 Mar 1837, court 28 Mar 1837, 4 May 1837.

Land in French Creek and everything else to son Oren O. Farnsworth, on condition that he support my wife Sarah Farnsworth and my daughter Elisa Farnsworth during their natural lives.
Executors: Hiram Farnsworth, Titus B. Farnsworth
Witnesses: Ephraim Dean, Charles Russel

Children of Benjamin5 and Sarah (Bassett) Whitney:

i. Benjamin6 Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1797; d. 10 Jun 1830, leaving 7 ch.; m. ----- -----.
ii. Aaron Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1798; m. Electa Leach.
iii. Sally Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1800; m. 22 Jan 1822, Lorenzo Colburn, and had 6 ch.

Children of John and Sarah (Bassett)(Whitney) Farnsworth:

i. Mary (Polly) Farnsworth, b. 3 Aug 1803, Addison Co., VT; m. 18 Oct 1821, Chautauqua Co., NY, John Vannata.
ii. Hiram Farnsworth, b. 1806, NY; d. 8 Mar 1851, French Creek, NY; m. ca. 1828, Charity Leeper.
iii. Titus B. Farnsworth, b. ca. 6 Nov 1812; d. 28 Oct 1879, aged 67 years 11 months 22 days; m. Betsey Lewis.
iv. Orin O. Farnsworth, b. ca. 1816, PA. m. ca. 1846, Sarah Ackles.
v. Lusetta Farnsworth, b.
vi. Eliza Farnsworth, b.

Notes

Sarah (Bassett)(Whitney) Farnsworth is a descendant of Francis Cooke, Mayflower passenger, in the following line:

  1. Francis Cooke, m. Hester Mahieu
  2. Jane Cooke, m. Experience Mitchell
  3. Elizabeth Mitchell, m. John Washburn
  4. Samuel Washburn, m. Deborah Packard
  5. Noah Washburn, m. Elizabeth Shaw
  6. Hannah Washburn, m. Nathan Bassett
  7. John Bassett, m. Sarah Cushman
  8. Sarah Bassett, m.(1) Benjamin Whitney

She is a descendant of Isaac Allerton, Mayflower passenger, in the following line:

  1. Isaac Allerton, m.(1) Mary Norris
  2. Mary Allerton, m. Thomas Cushman
  3. Thomas Cushman, m.(2) Abigail (Titus) Fuller
  4. Benjamin Cushman, m.(1) Sarah Eaton
  5. Jabez Cushman, m. Sarah Padelford
  6. Sarah Cushman, m. John Bassett
  7. Sarah Bassett, m.(1) Benjamin Whitney

She is a descendant of Francis Eaton, Mayflower passenger, in the following line:

  1. Francis Eaton, m.(3) Christian Penn
  2. Benjamin Eaton, m. Sarah Hoskins
  3. Benjamin Eaton, m. Mary Coombs
  4. Sarah Eaton, m. Benjamin Cushman
  5. Jabez Cushman, m. Sarah Padelford
  6. Sarah Cushman, m. John Bassett
  7. Sarah Bassett, m.(1) Benjamin Whitney

She is a descendant of Degory Priest, Mayflower passenger, in the following line:

  1. Degory Priest, m. Sarah (Allerton) Vincent
  2. Sarah Priest, m. John Coombs
  3. John Coombs, m. Elizabeth (?Royall?) Barlow
  4. Mary Coombs, m. Benjamin Eaton
  5. Sarah Eaton, m. Benjamin Cushman
  6. Jabez Cushman, m. Sarah Padelford
  7. Sarah Cushman, m. John Bassett
  8. Sarah Bassett, m.(1) Benjamin Whitney

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800, Westfield, Washington Co., NY: Benjamin Whitney, 1 male over 45, 3 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1810, Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY, John Farnsworth, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 16-25, 3 males 10-15, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 2 females 10-15, and 2 females 0-9; no occupation columns on image.
  • 1820, Greenfield, Erie Co., PA, John Fansworth, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY: John Farnsworth, 1 male 60-69, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 50-59, and 1 female 15-19.
  • 1840, Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY: Sarah Farnsworth, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 60-69; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 9/581/292:

61 63 Orrin Farnsworth 34 M - F. $1500 Pa. Sarah Farnsworth 25 F - N.Y. Mary J. 5/12 F - " Sarah Farnsworth 74 F - " Delos Rouse 13 M - Pa. Attended school

  • 1860, French Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 4:

31 -- Orin O. Farnsworth 44 M - Farmer $2600 $700 Pa. Sarah Do 33 F - N.Y. Sarah A. Do 7 F - Child " Attended school Mary J. Do 10 F - " " Attended school Sarah Do 83 F - Mother "

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