Family:Whitney, Henry (1747-1813)

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Henry5 Whitney (Richard4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Richard4 and Esther (Clark) Whitney, was born 28 Feb 1746/7, Ridgefield, CT,[1] and died 14 Feb 1813, Ridgebury, CT, aged 66 years, "of the prevailing fever."[2]

He married 17 Jan 1770, Ridgefield, CT, Ruth Scribner,[3] daughter of Uriah and Martha (Scribner) Scribner. She was born 1 Jan 1752, and died 12 Aug 1835, Ridgebury, CT, aged 83 years 7 months 11 days.[4]

Phoenix says the following:

Henry Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 28 Feb. 1746-7; a tanner and currier; married, 17 Jan. 1770, at Ridgefield, Ruth Scribner, born 1 Jan. 1752, new style, dau. of Uriah Scribner. They settled in Ridgebury Society, about a mile south of the church, on the same place on which their grandson, George Van Rensselaer Hunt, was living in 1874. He died in Ridgebury, "of the prevailing fever," 14 Feb. 1813, aged 66 years. At his marriage, he was called Henry Whitney 2d; and at his death, Captain Henry Whitney. She joined the Congregational Church, in Ridgebury, 6 May 1792, and died there, 12 Aug. 1835, aged 83 years, 7 months and 11 days. They were buried in Ridgebury Cemetery.

Children of Henry5 and Ruth (Scribner) Whitney:

i. Clarissa6 Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1771, Ridgefield, CT;[5] d. 5 Jul 1785, Ridgefield, CT, aged 14 years 19 days, according to her gravestone in the Ridgebury Cemetery.
ii. Sally Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1786, Ridgefield, CT;[6] bapt. 13 May 1792, Ridgebury, CT; m. Alexander Waddy.
iii. Clarissa Betsey Whitney, b. 10 May 1789, Ridgebury, CT;[7] bapt. 13 May 1792, Ridgebury, CT; m. David Hunt.

Census

References

1.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. Rich[ar]d & Esther, b. 28 Feb 1746/7," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

2.^  "Henry [Whitney], Capt., d. 14 Feb 1813," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:217.

3.^  "Henry [Whitney], 2nd, m. Ruth SCRIBNER, 17 Jan 1770," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:151.

4.^  "Ruth [Whitney], wid. Henry, d. 12 Aug 1835, ae 84 yrs.," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:231.

5.^  "Clarrasee [Whitney], d. Henry & Ruth, b. 16 Jun 1771, d. 5 Jul 1785," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:31, 203.

6.^  "Sally [Whitney], d. Henry & Ruth, b. 27 Sep 1786," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:31.

7.^  "Betsey Clarrasee [Whitney], d. Henry & Ruth, b. 10 May 1789," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:31.


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