Family:Whitney, Daniel (1754-1826)

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Daniel5 Whitney (Daniel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Daniel4 and Hester (Clawson) Whitney, was born 10 May 1754, Stamford, CT, baptized 2 Jun 1754, Stamford, CT, and died 6 Aug 1826, Stamford, CT, aged 72 years 3 months 2 days.

He "Jr." married, 19 Jun 1776, Stamford, CT, Hannah Selleck,[1] daughter of Peter and Martha (Whiting) Selleck. She was born 29 Mar 1761, Stamford, CT, and died 24 Feb 1849, Stamford, CT, aged 87 years 10 months 24 days.

Phoenix says the following:

Daniel Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 10 May 1754; bap. there, 2 June 1754; a cooper; married by Abrm. Davenport, Assistant, at Stamford, 19 June 1776, to Hannah Selleck, born at Stamford, 29 March 1761, dau. of Peter and Martha (Whiting) Selleck. They lived, during the whole of their married life, about two miles west of the village of Stamford, in a house occupied by Widow John Selleck in 1868. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and enjoyed a pension, as did his wife after his death, for his services. He died, on Sunday morning, 6 Aug. 1826, aged 72 years, 3 months and 2 days. His widow, who was a remarkably vigorous woman, and able, when over eighty years old, to walk from Stamford Landing, two and a half miles, to her home, died in Stamford, 24 Feb. 1849, aged 87 years, 10 months and 24 days; and was buried near her husband, in a graveyard south of the village, near the river and the railway, where their gravestones may still be found, by one willing to encounter the weeds and mosquitoes. She was a Communicant in the Episcopal Church.

Children of Daniel5 and Hannah (Selleck) Whitney:

i. Darling6 Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1778 or 1779, Stamford, CT;[2] bapt. 5 Mar 1792, Stamford, CT; followed the sea, and died, unmarried, on the Island of Antigua, W. I.
ii. Selleck Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1779 or 1780, Stamford, CT;[3] m.(1) Betsey Knapp; m.(2) Hannah Southwick Churchill.
iii. Polly Whitney, b. 6 Sep 1782, Stamford, CT;[4] bapt. 25 Sep 1790, Stamford, CT; m. 7 Sep 1799, Stamford, CT, William Smith.[5]
iv. Betsey Whitney, b. 16 or 27 Sep 1785, Stamford, CT;[6] bapt. 25 Sep 1791, Stamford, CT; m. James Waring.
v. Peter Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1787, Stamford, CT; bapt. 25 Sep 1791, Stamford, CT; unmarried. He resided with his mother, in Stamford, where he was thrown from a waggon and killed, 29 June 1839; was buried in the graveyard south of Stamford Village, near the river and railway, where one stone is inscribed for him and his mother.
vi. Isaac Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1789, Stamford, CT; bapt. 25 Sep 1791, Stamford, CT; unmarried. He was drowned in Stamford Harbor, in 1825, though another account says between Stamford and New York.
vii. Hannah Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1791, Stamford, CT; bapt. 7 Feb 1792, Stamford, CT; unmarried. She lived, in 1868, with her sister, Mrs. Secor, at 291 Carleton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, and later at 316 Union Street, Brooklyn, where she died, 2 March 1873, "aged 81 years and 5 months."
viii. Abigail Holley Whitney, b. 21 May 1793, Stamford, CT; bapt. 26 Nov 1793, Stamford, CT; m. Alexander Butler Reynolds.
ix. Laura Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1795, Stamford, CT; bapt. 5 Nov 1795, Stamford, CT; m.(1) David Smith; m.(2) George Wardell.
x. Catharine Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1797, Stamford, CT; bapt. 3 Nov 1797, Stamford, CT; m.(1) Warren Waterbury; m.(2) Benjamin Sherwood.
xi. Thomas Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1800, Stamford, CT; d. about 1815, Albany, NY.
xii. Martha Maria Whitney, b. 24 Jan 1805, Stamford, CT; m.(1) Platt Mungar; m.(2) Henry Reynolds Secor.

Census

39 44 James S. Waterbury 28 M - Butcher $1800 Ct. Ann E. " 21 F - N.Y. Mary A. " 4 F - Ct. Attended school Catherine M. " 2 F - " Hannah Whitney 54 F - "

References

1.^  "Daniel [Whitney], Jr., m. Hannah SELLECK, 19 Jun 1776, by Abraham DAVENPORT," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.

2.^  "Darling [Whitney], s. Daniel & Hannah, b. 8 Mar 1778," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.

3.^  "Selleck [Whitney], s. Daniel & Hannah, b. 28 Jun 1779," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.

4.^  "Polly [Whitney], d. Daniel & Hannah, b. 6 Sep 1782," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.

5.^  "Polly [Whitney], m. Will[ia]m SMITH, 7 Sep 1799, by Rev. Marmaduke EARL," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:128.

6.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. Daniel & Hannah, b. 27 Sep 1785," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.


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