Family:Whitney, Joseph (1753-1832)

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Joseph5 Whitney ([prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), probably son of Joshua4 and [?Joanna?] (-----) Whitney, was born 1753, Killingly, CT, and died 24 Jan 1837, Ontario, NY.

He married, 16 Dec 1784, Putnam, CT, Anna Ames,[1] daughter of Mark and Anna (Grice) Ames. She was born 4 Nov 1760, Voluntown, CT, and died 29 Oct 1838, Ontario, NY.

Joseph Whitney, son of Joshua Whitney, born 24 Oct 1753, was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, married Anna Eames, the daughter of Mark Eames, of Killingly, CT, about 1784, moved to Granville, Washington County, NY, soon after, followed the occupation of farming, rearing a large family, and in 1827 moved with his son William to Ontario, Wayne County, NY, with whom he lived until his death, 24 Jan 1837, which event was hastened by an injury caused by a colt running against him while driving a number of them to water. In religion a Baptist, as were nearly all his descendants. He resided Granville and Ontario, NY.

Children of Joseph5 and Anna (Ames) Whitney:

i. Parley6 Whitney, b. about 1786; m. Zeruiah Gould.
ii. Adah Whitney, b. May 1787; d. 14 Feb 1865, Granville, NY; m. Robert Chittenden, b. 15 Dec 1785, CT, d. 15 Mar 1866, Granville, NY.
iii. Anne Whitney, b. ca. 1788. She may have been the Ann Smith, aged 69, who was living with Reba and Matilda in 1860; if so she was b. ca. 1791, NY. An Anna Smith, aged 60, was living with William J. and Mary J. (-----) Gould in Walworth, Wayne Co., NY, in 1850. One of William J. Gould's aunts married Anne's brother Parley/Perley, and another married her brother Joseph. The identity of her Smith husband has not been found.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. ca. 1792.
v. Joseph Whitney, b. ca. 1793; m. Appana Gould.
vi. Reba Whitney, b. ca. 1801, NY; d. after 1860.
vii. William Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1798; m. Deborah M. Duel.
viii. Betsey Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1798, Granville, NY.
ix. Matilda Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1804, Granville, NY; d. 5 Oct 1883; m. Ezra Dewell, b. 10 Apr 1804, Granville, NY; d. 8 Aug 1883; resided Ontario Centre, NY.

Census

139 139 Ezra Duel 46 M - Farmer $2500 N.Y. Matilda " 46 F - " Aurelia " 22 " - " George " 18 M - Farmer " Attended school Ezra " 12 " - " Attended school Mary " 10 F - " Attended school Lucy " 6 " - " Attended school Reba Whitney 49 " - "

418 410 Ezra Duel 56 M - Farmer $5000 $1360 do Matilda " 56 F - do George R. " 28 M - Farm Laborer do Eva J. " 22 M - do do Mary " 20 F - do Married in year Lucy A. " 14 F - do Blind from Birth 411 Ann Smith 69 F - $50 do Riba Whitney 58 F - do

References

1.^  "_____ Whitney & Anna Ames, [married] 16 Dec. 1784," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Putnam, 5:37.


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