Family:Whitney, Elijah (1750-1821)

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Elijah5 Whitney (John4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of John4 and Elizabeth (Adams) Whitney, was born 10 Sep 1750, Lebanon, CT,[1] and died 16 May 1821, Canaan, CT, aged 70 years[2]; buried, Canaan, CT.[3]

He married, 24 Sep 1772, Canaan, CT, Chloe Beckley[4], daughter of Joseph and Pedey (Hancox) Beckley. She was born 25 Mar 1755, Canaan, CT, and died 22 Jan 1827, Canaan, CT, aged 72 years[5][6].

Mrs. Chloe Whitney was admitted to the church, 21 Dec 1819, Watertown, CT, and then was dismissed by letter.[7]

Children of Elijah5 and Chloe (Beckley) Whitney:

i. Elijah6 Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1773, Canaan, CT;[8] m. Sally -----.
ii. Elisha Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1774, Canaan, CT.[9]
iii. Joseph Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1776, Canaan, CT;[10] m. Mary P. Persons.
iv. Electa Whitney, b. circa 1783.
v. William Whitney. Said by Pierce to be the one b. 22 Feb 1784, Hartford, CT; m. Prudence Brown, but this is incorrect. See Family:Whitney, William (1784-1859).

Notes

Census

  • 1790: not found. Was he perhaps the "Elijah Wetton" enumerated in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT, 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females? Note that in 1790, Caanan was listed with several other towns under Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.
  • 1800, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT: Elijah Whitney, 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45.
  • 1810, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT: Elijah Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 female over 45, and 1 female 10-15.
  • 1820, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT: Elijah Whitney, 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.

References

1.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. John & Elizabeth, b. 10 Sep 1750," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Lebanon, vol. 1, p. 335.

2.^  1st Congregational Church Records of Canaan, Connecticut, 1741 – 1850, LDS #3948, Vol. 2, page 35, "May 16th, 1821 Elijah Whitney [aged] 70". This record differs on his birth date from the gravestone account.

3.^  "Whitney, Elijah, died May 26, 1821 age 70", according to his gravestone at Under Mountain Cemetery, Canaan, CT.

4.^  Canaan, Connecticut, Town Records, Volume A, 1744 – 1898, LDS #1,503,196, Item 1, page 16. Also "Elijah [Whitney], m. Cloe BECKLEY, 24 Sep 1772," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:16.

5.^  1st Congregational Church Records of Canaan, Connecticut, 1741 – 1850, LDS #3948, Vol. 2, page 38.

6.^  "Whitney, Chloe, wife of Elijah, died Jan. 22, 1827, age 72", according to her gravestone at Under Mountain Cemetery, Canaan, CT.

7.^  "C[h]loe [Whitney], Mrs., adm. ch. 21 Dec 1819; dism. [ ] by letter," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Watertown First Congregational Church 2:201

8.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. Elijah & Cloe, b. 25 Feb 1773," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:30.

9.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Elisha & Cloe, b. 10 Aug 1774," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:30.

10.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Elijah & Cloe, b. 21 Jul 1776, Canaan A:25," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:30.


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