Family:Whitney, James Rix (1760-1822)
He married, 31 Oct 1781, Windham, CT, Mary "Polly" Holland, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Allen) Holland. She was born about 1764, New London, CT, and died 22 Nov 1814, Charleston, SC.
Pierce says the following:
- He was born in Middletown, Conn., and resided nearly all his life in the south. Three years before his death he was elected sergeant at arms of the Miss. legislature. ... res. Franklin, Ga., and Washington, Miss.
Children of James Rix5 and Polly (Holland) Whitney:
i. Jedediah6 Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1782, New York, NY; m. Keziah Barrett. ii. Lebbeus Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1785, Hillsboro, NC; m. Elizabeth Ford. iii. Mary Whitney, b. 1787, GA; d. in southern MO; m. say 1810, Richard Hardin. They lived in 1823 at Hardin's Ford, GA. They had seven children. iv. William Whitney, b. 1790, GA; m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Sarah Leggett; m.(3) Mary (Coleman) Smith; m.(4) ----- (Witherspoon) King. v. John Merrick Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1792, Franklin, GA; m. Clarissa Montgomery.
Mary Holland was a descendant of Mayflower passenger John Howland in the following line:
- John Howland, m. Elizabeth Tilley
- John Howland, m. Mary Lee
- Mary Howland, m. John Allyn
- Isaac Allyn, m. Lydia Leonard
- Mary Allyn, m. Joseph Holland
- Mary Holland, m. James Rix Whitney
- 1790: The entire census for GA has been lost.
- 1800: The entire census for GA has been lost.
- 1801 Tax List, Franklin Co., GA: James Whitney.
- 1802 Tax List, Franklin Co., GA: James Whitney.
- 1810: The entire census for GA has been lost.
- 1810, no town given, Colleton Co., SC: James Whitney "At Mr. Warings", 1 male over 45 and 12 slaves.
3.^ "James Rix WHITNEY & Polly HOLLAND, [married] Oct. 31, 1781," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Brooklyn, 1:41.