Family:Whitney, Elijah (1736-a1770)
He married, date and place unknown, Elizabeth Perry, daughter of Elisha and Anna (Saunders) Perry. She was born in Ridgefield, CT, and died after 1770. She married secondly, 19 Apr 1758, Woodbury, CT, Jonathan Hill (1734-1793).
Phoenix says the following:
- Elijah Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 13 Oct 1736; was of Norwalk, 30 Nov. 1752, when he chose John Seymour as his guardian. He married Elizabeth Perry, dau. of Elisha and Anna Perry, of Ridgefield, Conn. They settled in Danbury, Conn., and there sold, 23 Ap. 1770, for £5, to David Perry, ten acres of land in Ridgefield, "it being the whole of our right and interest in the thirds of our Honrd mother, ye Widow Hoyt, of Ridgefield."
Children of Elijah5 and Elizabeth (Perry) Whitney.
i. Hannah6 Whitney, b. say 1760, possibly the one who m.(1) Jeremiah Bass, and m.(2) Elijah Whitney. He was of Danbury, a farmer, whose origin is unknown. After the close of the Revolution, they moved to Philipstown, N. Y., thence to Coeymans, N. Y., and from there, about 1793 or 1794, to Leeds, near Gananoqui, Upper Canada, where they died; she, about 1810; he, about 1815.
Due to similarities in names (Elijah, Seth), dates, and location (Danbury, New York, Canada), it may be that this man was the same as Family:Whitney, Elijah (s1740-a1760). However, the 1770 land sale listed above needs to be checked to see if Elijah's wife at that time was listed as Elizabeth or Hannah.
Also, who is "mother/widow Hoyt"? She might be Anna (Saunders) Perry, whose husband Elisha Perry had died 5 Aug 1751, Ridgefield, CT, and could have remarried a Hoyt, identity currently unknown, before her death after 28 Oct 1773, Ridgefield, CT, but on that date she is called mother Anna Perry in the will of her son Solomon Perry of Ridgefield.
- 1790: not found.
- 1790, Watervliet, Albany Co., NY: Elijah Whitney, 1 male 0-15, 1 male 16+, and 3 females. This was probably the son-in-law, who was said to have lived in Coeymans, NY, not far from Watervliet.
- 1800: not found.
- 1810: not found.
- 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. 84 and p. 245.