Family:Whitney, Henry (1769-1841)

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Henry5 Whitney (Henry4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry5 and Elizabeth (Lobdell) Whitney, was born 1769, Ridgefield, CT, and died 31 Oct 1842, Sidney, NY. He was buried in East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY.[1] Inscription: In memory of | Henry Whitney | who died | Oct. 31, 1842 | ae 72 yrs.

He married, -- --- 1794, Ridgefield, CT, Ruth St. John,[2] daughter of David and Mary (Smith) St. John. She was born 11 May 1769, Ridgefield, CT, and died 23 Jul 1851, Sidney, NY. She was buried in East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY.[3] Inscription: RUTH, | WIFE OF | HENRY WHITNEY | DIED | Jul. 23, 1851 | AE 82 Yrs.

Phoenix says the following:

Henry Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1769; a farmer; married in 1794, at Ridgefield, Ruth St. John, dau. of David and Mary (Smith) St. John, of Ridgefield, where she was born 11 May 1769. They dwelt, for a few years, at Ridgefield; were living, 1 Dec. 1800, at Reading, Conn.; and moved thence to Fairfield, Vt., in the early part of 1802, starting on sleds, and, for want of snow, finishing the journey on horseback, with six small children. They moved to Rome, N.Y., in Feb. 1816, and from there, after one year, to Sidney, N.Y., where they died; he, 31 Oct. 1841; she, 23 Aug. 1851. They were buried in Sidney.

Children of Henry5 and Ruth (St. John) Whitney:

i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 31 May 1795, Ridgefield, CT; m. Harvey Bradley.
ii. Hephzibah Whitney, b. Jul 1796, Ridgefield, CT; m. Giles Taylor.
iii. Hiram Whitney, b. 1797, Ridgefield, CT; d. Apr 1804, Fairfield, VT, and was buried there.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. Nov 1798, Ridgefield, CT; d. 22 Apr 1875, Wells' Bridge, Sidney, NY; bur. East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY.[4]
v. Henry Whitney, b. Dec 1799, Ridgefield, CT; m. Polly Young.
vi. Ann Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1801, Ridgefield or Redding, CT; d. 1893, Delaware Co., NY; bur. East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY.[5] Son, probably illegitimate:
a. Sherman7 Whitney, b. 1823, Delaware Co., NY; d. 1892; bur. East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY;[6] m. Susan Nace, b. 24 Aug 1829, Brodbecks, York Co., PA, d. 1901, Delaware Co., NY, bur. East Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, NY,[7] dau. of John and Elizabeth (-----) Nace.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. perhaps 15 Mar 1803, Fairfield, VT; unmarried; was living at Sidney, NY, in May 1875.
viii. David St. John Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1805, Fairfield, VT; m. Lois Northrop.
ix. Harriet Smith Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1807, twin, Fairfield, VT; unmarried; was living at Sidney in 1880.
x. Hiram Smith Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1807, twin, Fairfield, VT; m. Lucina Bovee.
xi. James Madison Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1809, Fairfield, VT; m. Mary Ann Loudermilch.
xii. Ruth Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1811, Fairfield, VT; m. George Buell.
xiii. Cornelia Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1815, Fairfield, VT; unmarried, was living at Sidney, NY, in 1880.

Notes

Apparently daughter Anna was mother of Sherman Whitney, b. ca. 1833, NY. Since she is listed as a widow in 1880, apparently she married a Whitney, who died before 1850. On the other hand, she is listed as single in 1875. Alternatively, Sherman could have been illegitimate, and Anna reported being a widow to avoid embarrassment. This reconstruction is supported by the Phoenix notation that she was still single in 1875. The son Sherman has not been found in the 1850 Census. He is not found in Ancestry.com or the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

Census

67 72 Sherman Whitney 25 M - Farmer $1800 Penna. Susan " 21 F - " Elizabeth Nace 59 F - Widow "

104 144 Ruth Whitney 80 F - Connecticut Elizabeth " 40 F - " Anna " 38 F - " Sarah " 36 F - Vermont Hariet " 35 F - " Cornilia " 30 F - "

278 Frame $400 297 Sherman Whitney 31 M - - Delaware 1 - 4 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Susan Whitney 22 F - Wife Penn. 1 - 4 - - - - - - - - Ann Whitney 49 F - Moth Vermont - - 30 - - - - - - - -

279 Frame $200 298 Elisabeth Whitney 45 F - - Vermont - - 30 - - - - - - - -

   Sally Whitney      40 F - Sist Vermont       - - 30 Tailoress       - - - - - - -
   Conelia Whitney    33 F - Sist Vermont       - - 30 Tailoress       - - - - - - -* 1860, Sidney, Delaware Co., NY:

718 701 Sherman Whitney 37 M - Farmer $2000 $797 New York Susannah " 29 F - Penn. Anna Whitney 56 F - Conn. 719 702 Elizabeth Whitney 45 F - $400 $410 Vermont Sarah " 43 F - " Harriet " 41 F - " Cornelia " 39 F - "

21 21 Whitney, Cornelia 40 F W Keeping house $100 $1000 Vermont " Harriet 50 " " " " " " Sally 56 " " " " "

22 22 Whitney, Sheman 47 M " Farmer $5000 $2000 New York Male citizen over 21 " Susan 41 F " Keeping house Penn. " Emma 63 " " " " Vermont [sic: Anna]

Elizabeth was not found in 1870.

20 Framed $500 17 Shurman Whitney 52 M - ---- Delaware m Farmer - 1 - - 1 - Susanah Whitney 42 F - Wife Pennsylvania m - Annah Whitney 73 F - Moth Vermont s House Keeper 18 Harriet Whitney 62 F - ---- Vermont s - - - - - 1 - Sally Whitney 63 F - Sist Vermont s Tailoress - - - - 1 - Cornelia Whitney 48 F - Sist Vermont s Too Bridge Keeper - - - - 1 -

Sherman WHITNEY 47 Self M M W NY Farmer NY VT Susan WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Anna WHITNEY 77 Moth F W W VT Boarder VT VT Cornelia WHITNEY 57 Self F S W VT Keeping House CT CT Harriett WHITNEY 62 Sis F S W VT Boarder CT CT

Neither Elizabeth nor Sarah found in 1880.

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #61337475, Henry Whitney Sr.

2.^  "Henry [Whitney], m. Ruth ST. JOHN, [ ], 1794, Ridgefield 1:159," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:159.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #61337420, Ruth Whitney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #61337559, Elizabeth Whitney.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #83761520, Ann "Anna" Whitney.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #83761547, Sherman Whitney.

7.^  FindAGrave Memorial #83761589, Susanna "Susan" Nace Whitney.


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