Family:Whitney, Henry (1767-1843)

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Henry5 Whitney (Eliasaph4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Eliasaph4 and Mary (Bishop) Whitney, was born 9 Apr 1767, Stamford, CT,[1] baptized 7 May 1767, Stamford, CT, and died 27 Jan 1843, Great Barrington, MA.

He married firstly, 8 Jan 1789, Darien or Stamford, CT, Prudence Gray,[2] daughter of Daniel and Prudence (Waterbury) Gray. She was born 16 Dec 1772, Stamford, CT, and died 11 Dec 1822, Great Barrington, MA.

He married secondly, 9 May 1824, Great Barrington, MA, Union (Kellogg)(Loomis)(Mix) Van Horn, daughter of John and Union (Stoddard) Kellogg. She was born 7 Jul 1766, Monterey, MA, and died 21 Aug 1850, Elbridge, NY, aged 84 years. She had married firstly, say 1786, ----- Loomis. She had married secondly, about 1802, Daniel Mix (c1764-1810). She had married thirdly, ----- Vanhorne.

Phoenix says the following:

Henry Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 9 Ap. 1767; bap. at St John's (Episcopal) Church, Stamford, 7 May 1767; a farmer; married, 8 Jan. 1789, at Middlesex, now Darien, Conn., by Rev. Moses Mather, Congregational, to Prudence Gray, born, 16 Dec. 1772, at Stamford, where also her parents, Daniel and Prudence (Waterbury) Gray, lived at the time of her marriage. They dwelt in Stamford, now Darien, till 1801; at Sharon, Conn., till 1808; and then moved to Great Barrington, Mass., where she died, 11 Dec. 1822, and was buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery. She joined the Congregational Church at Sharon, 5 Aug. 1802. He married (2d), 9 May 1824, Union Kellogg, who had already survived three husbands, Loomis, Mix, and Van Horn. He died at Great Barrington, 27 Jan. 1843, and was buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery. She went to live with her son, Charles K. Mix, at Elbridge, N.Y., where she died, 21 Aug. 1850, aged 84 years, and was buried in Elbridge. "For many years she lived a humble, devoted Christian, passed through much suffering, while patiently awaiting her change, and died in great peace."

Children of Henry5 and Prudence (Gray) Whitney:

i. Platt Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1789, Darien, CT;[3] m.(1) Susan Parks; m.(2) Rana Bills.
ii. Nancy Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1791, Darien, CT;[4] m. Thomas Burnham.
iii. Sally Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1793, Darien, CT; bapt. 27 Nov 1795, Darien, CT; d. 2 Nov 1833, Great Barrington, MA, unmarried; buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery.
iv. Harvey Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1795, Darien, CT;[5] bapt. 21 Jan 1796, Darien, CT; d. 5 Sep 1799, Darien, CT.
v. William Henry Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1798, Darien, CT; m.(1) Sophronia Trowbridge; m.(2) Melissa Rogers.
vi. Louisa Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1800, Darien, CT; d. 17 Jun 1813, Great Barrington, MA; buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery.
vii. James Whitney, b. 8 May 1803, Sharon, CT; bapt. 4 Sep 1803, Sharon, CT; d. 1 Dec 1804, Sharon, CT, and was buried there.
viii. Betsey Ann Whitney, b. 2 May 1806, Sharon, CT; m. 26 Oct 1822, Sheffield, MA, Edmund Joyner, a farmer, born in Egremont, Mass., 7 Ap. 1802, son of Octavius and Esther (Hollenbeck) Joyner. He settled in Egremont, and thence moved, in 1859, to North Egremont, where he died, without issue, 19 March 1862, of a disease of the stomach, and was buried. She still resided there, in 1874.
ix. Alfred Eliasaph Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1808, Great Barrington, MA; d. 17 or 20 Oct 1813, Great Barrington, MA; buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery.
x. John Whitney, b. 11 Oct 1809, Great Barrington, MA; d. 29 Oct 1809, Great Barrington, MA; buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery.
xi. George Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1811, Great Barrington, MA; d. 16 or 18 Oct 1813, Great Barrington, MA; buried in Mahaiwee Cemetery.
xii. Richard Lewis Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1813, Great Barrington, MA; m. Jane Ann Moore.

Henry5 and Union (Kellogg)(Loomis)(Mix)(Van Horn) Whitney had no children.

Census

References

1.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. Eliasaph & Mary, b. 9 Apr 1767," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 1:159-160.

2.^  "Henry [Whitney], m. Prudence __AY, 8 Jan 1789, by Rev. Moses MATHER," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:37. Also, "Henry Whitney & Prudence Grey, 8 Jan. 1789," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Stamford, 6:64.

3.^  "Platt [Whitney], s. Henry & Prudence, b. 28 Sep 1789," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:37.

4.^  "Nancy [Whitney], d. Henry & Prudence, b. 14 Jul 1791," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:37.

5.^  "Hervy [Whitney], s. [Henry & Prudence], b. 24 Nov 1795, Stamford 2:37," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:37.


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