Family:Whitney, David (1716-a1764)
"He was born in Canaan and at his father's death was given property. Moving to New Haven in 1756 he resided there until 1762, and perhaps afterward. His ear mark for domestic animals was recorded there Oct. 25, 1757. He died in Vermont. David WHITNEY of Canaan, Conn., who was brother of Solomon WHITNEY was proprietor of Poultney, VT., and both were proprietors clerks of meetings held in 1761. [See History of Poultney.]"
The will of John Leake, of New York, NY, dated 7 May 1791, mentions "also the farm at New Paltz, in Ulster County, lately the property of David Whitney, and now tenanted to his sons . . . ." I interpret this as showing that David Whitney was dead at this date, and that his sons had inherited that property.
Children of David4 and Mary (Gunn) Whitney:
i. Mary5 Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1740, Canaan, CT; no further record. ii. Easter Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1743, Canaan, CT; no further record. iii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1746, Canaan, CT; no further record. iv. Sarah Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1748, Canaan, CT; m. Joel Holcomb. v. Jacob Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1750, Canaan, CT; m.(1) Mary Yelverton; m.(2) Mabel (Pardee) Smith. vi. Kezia Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1752, New Haven, CT; no further record. vii. Lois Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1756, New Haven, CT; no further record. viii. Emelia Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1759, New Haven, CT; no further record. ix. Cloise Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1759, New Haven, CT; no further record. x. David Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1762, New Haven, CT; m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Mary Halstead. xi. Roswell Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1764, Poultney, VT; m. Phebe Ellsworth.
- 1790: not found.
- 1800: not found.
- 1810: not found.
1.^ His parentage is proven by his birth record.
4.^ "David [Whitney], Jr., m. Mary GUN[N], 23 Sep 1739," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan, vol. LR2, p. 238; also "David [Whitney], of Canaan, and Mary Gunn, of Sheffield, m. 27 Sep 1739," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital Records, Sheffield (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, 1987), vol. 1, p. 18.
5.^ Her parentage is from her birth record.
6.^ L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.
7.^ She died after the birth of her youngest child.
20.^ The date is from Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. III (Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1992). The place is inferred from the 1880 census record of his son David, who gave his father's birth state as Vermont (although his son Roswell gave his father's birth state Connecticut).