Family:Whitney, Eleanor (1693-1777)
She married, 13 Jun 1717, Norwalk, CT, Jonathan Fairchild, son of Samuel and Mary (Wheeler) Fairchild. He was born 10 Oct 1692, Norwalk, CT, and died 28 Nov 1772, Norwalk, CT.
Phoenix says the following:
- Eleanor Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 27 Jan. 1693, O.S.; 6 Feb. 1694, N.S.; married, 13 June, 1717, Jonathan Fairchild, a fuller and cloth-dresser, of Norwalk, who was born 10 Oct 1692. He owned a £50 right in the commonage of Norwalk, 4 Dec. 1721; and they were members of the First Congregational Church, in Norwalk, in 1725. His will, dated 2 June 1769, and proved 2 Dec. 1772, disposed of his home-lot, buildings, and fulling-mill, at the upper end of Norwalk, on Mill Brook, which, in the inventory of 12 Dec. 1772, were prized at £100; with fifteen acres of land at Toilsome, prized at £40; and four acres at New Dam Bogs. He died at Norwalk, 28 Nov. 1772. She died at Norwalk, 25 Jan 1777, aged 81 years, 11 months, and 19 days; from which facts, the date of her birth has been computed. They were buried in one of the old cemeteries at Norwalk.
Children of Jonathan and Eleanor3 (Whitney) Fairchild:
i. Thomas Fairchild, b. 3 Jun 1718, Norwalk, CT; m. Ann -----. ii. Abraham Fairchild, b. 10 Jan 1720, Norwalk, CT; he had a part of his father's land in Norwalk, Conn., in 1772, including one third of 15 acres at Toilsome. He sold land in Norwalk, 1 Ap. 1784, which was distributed to him from his father's estate. iii. Sarah Fairchild, b. 4 Oct 1722, Norwalk, CT; she was mentioned in her father's will, 2 Jun 1769. iv. Ezekiel Fairchild, b. 7 Mar 1725, Norwalk, CT; no further record. v. Daniel Fairchild, b. 21 Aug 1727, Norwalk, CT; m. Phebe -----. vi. Eleanor Fairchild, b. 18 May 1730, Norwalk, CT; d. 23 Mar 1825, Norwalk, CT, in her 95th year; m.(1) ca. 1754, Seth Benedict, son of Capt Thomas and Melicent (Hyatt) Benedict, of Norwalk, where he was born in June 1725. He was tithing-man, lister, and fence-viewer, between 1752 and 1758, and died in Norwalk, 13 Oct 1764, giving her his whole estate by his will, which was proved 7 Nov. 1764. She married (2d), in 1768, as his third wife, Daniel Lyman, of New Haven, Conn., son of Lieut. Benjamin and Thankful (Pomeroy) Lyman, of Northampton, Mass., where he was born 18 Ap. 1718. He grad., Yale College, 1745, and settled in New Haven, where he was deacon of the First Church from 1754 till 1758, and of the White Haven Church from Ap. 1758 till his death, 16 Oct. 1788. "He was a lawyer, a magistrate, representative, and member of the city council, greatly esteemed for many excellences of character. His tombstone stands in the Sanford lot in the old cemetery in New Haven." She married (3d), as his third wife, Thaddeus Betts, of Norwalk, and died 23 March 1825, in her 95th year, having been a member of the church for 61 years. vii. Samuel Fairchild, b. 22 Apr 1733, Norwalk, CT; m.(1) Sarah Jones; m.(2) Hannah Tuttle.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 19 and pp. 36-37.