Family:Whitney, Elisha (c1775-1862)

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Elisha6 Whitney (Hezekiah5, Enoch4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Hezekiah5 and Olive (Knight) Whitney, was born circa 1775, Washington, CT, and died 12 Apr 1862, Naugatuck, CT.

He married circa 1800, Washington, CT, Rachel Frost,[1] daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Cooper) Frost. She was born 27 Mar 1772 Waterbury, CT, and apparently died between 1840 and 1850.

Children of Elisha6 and Rachel (Frost) Whitney:

i. Marshall Frost7 Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1802, Washington, CT; d. 6 Jan 1871, Naugatuck, CT; m.(1) 12 Apr 1826, Litchfield, CT, Esther Betsey Warner; m.(2) 7 Oct 1829, Woodbury, CT, Huldah Roxanna Warner.
ii. Laura Marilla Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1805, Washington, CT;[2] d. 30 Sep 1826, Washington, CT.
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1800-1810, Washington, CT; deduced from 1810 census; not with family in 1820.

Census

353 366 Elisha Whitney 76 M - Day Laborer $100 Conn. Sybil Beach 70 F - " Emily Weeks 4 F - " Attended school

291 293 Elisha Whitney 86 M - $100 $30 Ct.

References

1.^  "Elisha [Whitney], m. Rachel FROST [ ]. Recorded 31 Jan 1815," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Washington 1:49.

2.^  "Marshall Frost [Whitney], [s. Elisha & Rachel, b.] 9 Nov 1812," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Washington 1:49. 1812 is apparently an error for 1802.

3.^  "Laura Merilla [Whitney], [d. Elisha & Rachel], b. 9 Mar 1805," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Washington 1:49.


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