Family:Whitney, Heman (c1774-a1820)

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Heman Whitney, parentage unknown, was born circa 1774, Plainfield, CT, and died after 1820.

He married, 17 Apr 1797, Stillwater, NY, Huldah Spalding, daughter of Joseph and Huldah (Hubbard) Spalding. She was born 9 Apr 1776, and died 22 Jan 1873, Fredonia, MI, aged 96 years 3 months 17 days.[sic] She is buried in the Houston Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun Co., MI.[1] Her gravestone

He was a carpenter.[2]

His wife Huldah was admitted to full communion, 31 Jul 1814, Canaan, CT.[3]

Children of Heman and Huldah (Spalding) Whitney, order uncertain:

i. Joseph Spalding Whitney, b. say 1798, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[4]
ii. Sarah P. "Sally" Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1801, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT;[5] m. Gilbert Giles Collins.
iii. Charlotte Whitney, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[6]
iv. Hannah Whitney, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[7]
v. Seth Whitney, b. 1800-1810; bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[8] He was probably the Seth Whitney, b. ca. 1805, NY, who m. date and place unknown, Sarah A. Slater, b. ca. 1811, NY, d. 23 Dec 1860, Pittsfield, MA, of consumption, dau. of John J. and Cornelia (-----) Slater.[9].
vi. Esther Whitney, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[10]
vii. Eliza Whitney, bapt. 21 Aug 1814, Canaan, CT.[11]
viii. Heman Whitney, bapt. 23 Apr 1815, Canaan, CT.[12]

Census

60 62 Gilbert G. Collins 56 M - Farmer $4000 N.Y. Sarah P. " 49 F - " Charlotte C. " 22 F - " Frances M. Collins 19 F - N.Y. Edward H. " 14 M - Mich. Attended school Charles J. " 12 M - " Attended school Albert S. " 9 M - " Attended school Erastus J. Markham 22 M - Farmer $1500 N.Y. Thomas Comstock 35 M - " $400 " Huldah Whiting 74 F - Conn.

1207 1120 Gilbert G. Collins 66 M - Shoemaker $2000 $500 New York Sarah " 59 F - do Clarissa " 32 F - do Eliza " 30 F - do Frances Mayo " 28 F - do Edward " 23 M - Farm laborer Michigan Charles " 20 M - Shomaker's app. do Albert " 19 M - do Huldah Whitney 85 F - Connecticut

851 898 Seth Whitney 55 M - Wool Sorter $75 New York Sarah A. " 49 F - Do

  • 1870: widow Huldah not found.

Notes

He was perhaps related to Whitney, Heman (b1765-a1810) who resided in Canaan, CT in 1810. This could well be the father of the current Heman Whitney above.

References

1.^  http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/calhoun/photos/tombstones/houston/whitney12934ph.txt

2.^  http://www.rootsweb.com/~nysarato/Sylvester/chap33.html

3.^  "Huldah [Whitney], adm. full com., 31 Jul 1814," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:77.

4.^  "Joseph Spalding [Whitney], s. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

5.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

6.^  "Charlotte [Whitney], d. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

7.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel CHEVER (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

8.^  "Seth [Whitney], s. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 138, page 53.

10.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

11.^  "Eliza [Whitney], d. Heman & Huldah, bp. 21 Aug 1814, by Rev. Samuel Cheever (presented by the mother)," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:78.

12.^  "Heman [Whitney], s. Heman & Huldah, bp. 23 Apr 1815, by Rev. Dirck Lansing," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Canaan (Church removed to Stillwater, N.Y.) 1-A:83


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