Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (1721-1764)

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Elizabeth4 Whitney (David3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of David3 and Elizabeth (Warren) Whitney,[1] was born 26 Feb 1720/1, Plainfield, CT,[2] and died 4 Jun 1764, Canaan, CT, aged 43 years.[3]

She "of Plainfield" married 18 Apr 1739, Preston, CT, Elijah Stanton "of Preston",[4] son of Thomas and Anna (Stanton) Stanton.[5] He was born 28 Mar 1715, Preston, CT,[6] and died (as "Capt.") 13 Jan 1761, Great Barrington, MA, in his 45th year.[7]

His daughter Sarah was "of Salisbury" at marriage, so the family probably lived in that town, as well as Preston, Sheffield, Great Barrington, and Canaan.

Children of Elijah and Elizabeth4 (Whitney) Stanton:

i. Joshua Stanton, b. 3 Apr 1740, Preston, CT;[8] m. Abigail Sackett.
ii. Esther Stanton, b. 4 Mar 1742/3, Preston, CT;[9] m. John Hollenbeck.
iii. Sarah Stanton, b. 12 Oct 1745, Preston, CT;[10] m. Elias Gilbert.
iv. Elizabeth Stanton, b. 4 Sep 1747, Preston, CT;[11] no further record.
v. Elijah Stanton, b. 28 Dec 1750, Preston, CT;[12] m. Jemima Beach.
vi. David Stanton, b. 22 May 1757, Sheffield, MA;[13] m. Olive Galusha.
vii. Solomon Stanton, b. 30 Nov 1760, Sheffield, MA;[14] m. Polly Spofford.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Elisabeth [Whitney], d. David & Elisabeth, b. Feb. 26, 1720/21," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, p. 24.

3.^  Gravestone, North Canaan Cemetery, Canaan, CT.

4.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], of Plainfield, m. Elijah STANTON, of Preston, 18 Apr 1739, Preston 1:26," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston, 1:26.

5.^  Connecticut Vital Records, Barbour Collection, Preston.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  "Stanton, Elijah [dup. adds Capt.], Jan. 13, 1761, in 45th y. [dup. in 55th y.] G.R.," according to Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904), p. 84.

8.^  Connecticut Vital Records, Barbour Collection, Preston.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Ibid.

11.^  Ibid.

12.^  Ibid.

13.^  Jay Mack Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital Records, Sheffield (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, 1987).

14.^  Ibid.

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