Family:Whitney, John (1754-1835)

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John5 Whitney (John4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of John4 and Deborah (Smith) Whitney, was born 13 Apr 1754, Branford, CT,[1] baptized 19 May 1754, Branford, CT,[2] and died 8 Sep 1835, Branford, CT, aged 82 years.[3]

He married firstly, 18 Dec 1776, Branford, CT, Amy Howd, "both of Branford",[4] daughter of Samuel and Amy (Baldwin) Howd. She was born 2 Dec 1754, Branford, CT, and was buried 24 Oct 1809, Branford, CT, aged 55 years.[5]

He married secondly, 26 Jun 1810, Branford, CT, Hannah (Lamphier) Chidsey,[6] daughter of Oliver and Temperance (Dye)(Jefferays) Lamphier. She was born 6 Sep 1754, Branford, CT, and died 15 Jul 1844, Branford, CT, aged 90 years, "of Fitts".[7] She had married firstly, 1 Feb 1776, Branford, CT, Roswell Chidsey of East Haven.

Phoenix says the following:

John Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 13 Ap. 1754; bap. there, 19 May 1754; was a freeman of Branford, in 1799; a shipbuilder and captain of a vessel in the West India trade, at a time when more vessels, in that trade, were owned in Branford, than in New Haven. Tradition says that he served on a privateer in the Revolutionary War, was captured, and enjoyed a pension for his services. He was married in Branford, by Rev. Philemon Robbins, Congregational, 18 Dec. 1776, to Amy Howd. She joined the Congregational Church in Branford, 27 June 1784; and died in Branford, of apoplexy, 24 Oct. 1809, aged 55 years. He married (2d), at Branford, 26 June 1810, Hannah Lamphier, widow of Rosewell Chidsey, of East Haven. They joined the Branford Cong. Church, under the ministry of Rev. Timothy P. Gillett, 6 Jan. 1822. He died in Branford, 8 Sept. 1835, "aged 82." She died in Branford, "of Fitts", 15 July 1844, "aged 90." They were buried in the old graveyard at Branford, near the gate, about a quarter of a mile east of their house.

Amy Whitney was admitted to full communion, 27 Jun 1783, Branford First Church, Branford, CT.[8] John Whitney, Jr., and wife Amy were confirmed, 4 Apr 1784, Branford First Church, Branford, CT.[9] Amy Whitney was listed as a church member, 15 Jun 1808, Branford First Church, Branford, CT.[10] On 17 Jun 1807, John Whitney was a witness in the trial of Sister Russell, Branford First Church, Branford, CT.[11] On 6 Jan 1822, John Whitney and his wife Hannah were admitted to the church, Branford First Church, Branford, CT.[12]

Children of John5 and Amy (Howd) Whitney:

i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1777, Branford, CT;[13] bapt. 18 Jul 1784, Branford, CT;[14] m. 16 Apr 1777, North Branford, CT, Eli Smith.[15]
ii. Joseph Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1778, Branford, CT;[16] bapt. 18 Jul 1784, Branford, CT;[17] a mariner; d. Dec. 1801, on the Island of Martinique, W. I., of yellow fever, aged about 23 years;[18] m. 5 Oct 1801, New Haven, Lucy Clause "of New Haven."[19] He had no children.
iii. Betsey Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1781, Branford, CT;[20] bapt. 18 Jul 1784, Branford, CT;[21] m. 14 Feb 1811, Branford, CT, Noah Frisbie.[22] Whe was admitted to communion, Branford, CT;[23] was confirmed 10 Oct 1802, Branford, CT;[24] and was a church member 15 Jun 1808, Branford, CT.[25]
iv. Grace Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1783, Branford, CT;[26] bapt. 27 Jun 1784, Branford, CT;[27] m. 10 Feb 1819, North Haven, CT, Harvey Smith.[28]
v. John Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1785, Branford, CT; bapt. 11 Dec 1785, Branford, CT;[29] m. Statira Farrell.
vi. Statira Whitney, bapt. 10 Apr 1791, Branford, CT;[30] m. Augustus Foote.
vii. Samuel Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1793, Branford, CT; bapt. 9 Jun 1793, Branford, CT;[31] m. Mercy Partridge.

Census

  • 1790, Branford, New Haven Co., CT: John Whiting, 1 male 16+, 1 male 0-15, and 3 females. This was presumably himself, a wife, and three children. That doesn't seem to fit John Whitney's family well, since he would have had himself, a wife, and five children, ages 13, 11, 9, 6, and 4. On the other hand, no John Whiting can be found in Branford Vital Records, nor in the 1800 census of Branford, so "Whiting" is very likely an error for "Whitney".
  • 1800, Branford, New Haven Co., CT: John Whitney Jr, 1 males over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female 10-15.
  • 1810, North Haven, New Haven Co., CT: John Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 female over 45, and 1 female 26-44.
  • 1820, Branford, New Haven Co., CT: John Whitney, 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Branford, New Haven Co., CT: John Whitney, 1 male 70-79, 1 male 5-9, and 1 female 70-79.

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. John & Deborah, b. 13 Apr 1754," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:168.

2.^  "John [Whitney], s. John & Deborah, bp. [19 May 1754]," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 1:57.

3.^  "John [Whitney], d. 8 Sep 1835, ae 82," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 4:83.

4.^  "John [Whitney], Jr., m. [Ame] HOWD, b. of Branford, 18 Dec 1776, by P. ROBBINS," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:293. Also, "John [Whitney], m. Amy HOWD, 18 Dec 1776," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 1:111. Also, "John Whitney & Amy Howd, [married] 18 Dec. 1776," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Branford.

5.^  "Amy [Whitney], bd. 24 Oct 1809 ae 55," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:51.

6.^  "John [Whitney], Capt., m. wid. Hannah CHIDSEY, 26 [   ] 1810," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:40.

7.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. 15 Jul 1844, ae 90," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 4:168.

8.^  "Ama [Whitney], adm. full communion, 27 Jun 1783; decd.," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:9.

9.^  "John [Whitney], Jr., and Ama, conf. 4 Apr 1784," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:63.

10.^  "Amy [Whitney], ch. mem. 15 Jun 1808; decd.," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:66.

11.^  "John [Whitney], witness 17 Sep 1807 in trial of Sister RUSSELL," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 4:30.

12.^  "John [Whitney] & his w. Hannah, adm. ch. 6 Jan 1822; dec'd.," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 4:87.

13.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. John, Jr. & Ame, b. 8 Jan 1777," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:293.

14.^  "Polly [Whitney], d. John, Jr., & Amy, bp. 18 Jun 1784," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:23.

15.^  "Eli Smith & Polly Whitney, [married] 16 Apr. 1777," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Branford, 2:109.

16.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. John, Jr., & Ame, b. 29 Jul 1778," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:293.

17.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. John, Jr., & Amy, bp. 18 Jul 1784," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:23.

18.^  "Joseph [Whitney], of Branford, m. Lucy CLAUSE, of New Haven, 5 Oct 1801, by James DANA," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 3:31.

19.^  "Joseph [Whitney], d. [ ] Dec [1801] in Martinies; bd. [ ] 1802 ae about 23," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:47.

10.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. John, Jr. & Ame, b. 24 Feb 1781," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:293.

21.^  "Betsey [Whitney], d. John, Jr. & Amy, bp. 18 Jul 1784," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:23

22.^  "Betsy [Whitney], m. Noah FRISBIE, 14 Feb 1811," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:393. Also, "Betsey [Whitney], m. Noah FRISBIE, 14 Feb 1811," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:40.

23.^  "Betsey [Whitney], adm. com.," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:20.

24.^  "Betsey [Whitney], conf. 10 Oct 1802," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:63.

25.^  "Betsey [Whitney], ch. mem. 15 Jun 1808," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:66.

26.^  "Grasey [Whitney], d. John, Jr. & Ame, b. 18 Nov 1783," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:293.

27.^  "Grace [Whitney], d. John, Jr. & Amy, bp. 18 Jul 1784," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:23.

28.^  "Grace [Whitney], m. Harvey SMITH, 10 Feb 1819," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, North Haven 2:29.

29.^  "John [Whitney], s. John & Ama, bp. 11 Dec 1785," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:24.

30.^  "Statira [Whitney], d. John & Amy, bp. 10 Apr 1791," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:26.

31.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. John & Amy, bp. 9 Jun 1793," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:26.


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