Family:Whitney, Henry Platt (1792-1846)
Henry Platt6 Whitney (Sylvanus5, Eliasaph4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Sylvanus5 and Betty (Hoyt) Whitney, was born 10 Oct 1792, St. John, NB, and died 25 Nov 1846, at sea. "He perished on board a castaway vessel, 25 Nov. 1846, on the south shore of the Bay of Fundy," and was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery, Granville, NS.
He married Jan 1816, Lancaster, NB, Mary Brundage, daughter of Capt. John Brundage. She was born 10 Aug 1793, Lancaster, NB, and died 10 Jan 1858, Lancaster, NB.
Phoenix says the following:
- ... a merchant-tailor .... They dwelt at Alexandria, Va., from 1817 to 1830; at St. John, N. B., till 1836; at Alexandria again, till 1845; and settled finally at Lancaster.
Children of Henry Platt6 and Mary (Brundage) Whitney:
i. Sylvanus7 Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1817, Lancaster, NB; m.(1) Elmira Parker; m.(2) Alice Jane Bowles. ii. John Brundage Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1827, Alexandria, VA, or ca. 1822, Halifax, NS; m. Martha Ann Bailey.
- 1820, Alexandria, Alexandria Co., DC: Henry P. Whitney, 1 male 26-44; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1830, Alexandria, Alexandria Co., DC: Henry P. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 0-4, and 1 female 30-39.
- 1840: not found.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 308 and pp. 812-813.
1.^ "John B. [Whitney], 26, printer [int. of Boston], b. Halifax, N.S., s. Henry P. and Mary, and Martha A. Bailey, 28, d. Paul and Sybel, [married] Oct. 11, 1848," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909).