Family:Whitney, Joshua (1745-1808)

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Joshua5 Whitney (Joshua4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of Joshua4 and Anna (?Blodgett?) Whitney, was born 16 Jan 1744/5, Preston, CT,[1], baptized 20 Jan 1745, Preston, CT, and died 1808.[2]

He "of Salisbury" married, 9 Jan 1770, Salisbury, CT, Anna Ashley "of Sheffield",[3] daughter of Noah and Miriam (Porter) Ashley, by John Ashley, J.P. She was born 20 Feb 1748, Warren, MA.

Pierce says the following:[4]

He was born in Canaan, Conn. According to the probate records he chose Col. David WHITNEY, of C., his guardian Feb. 17, 1759. He was then called son of Joshua, formerly of Preston, deceased. He was living in Salisbury, Conn., in 1770, and moved to Pittsfield, Mass., in 1793. He engaged in farming and later in the manufacture of iron, which was largely made into anchors for ships, also in mercantile business. His eldest son and Asa were associated with him. He was accidentally killed. Record of service of a Joshua WHITNEY in Revolutionary war, viz: "Private in the 3d Conn. Regt. from May 19 to Nov. 13, 1775. Enlisted March 15, 1776, in Capt. Joel DICKINSON's Co., in Col. Samuel ELMORE's Continental Regiment of Connecticut for 1 year. Was promoted Sergt. Enlisted in 8th regiment, 'Connecticut line,' in early part of 1777. Appointed Sergt. April, 1777; Ensign Dec. 30, 1777; Lieut. Aug. 21, 1780. Served in Third Regiment, 'Conn. Line,' after reformation of troops from Jan. to June, 1783, and 'Retired with regiment June, 1783.'"

Children of Joshua5 and Anna (Ashley) Whitney:

i. Noah Ashley6 Whitney, b. 26 Dec 1770, Salisbury, CT;[5] m. Olive Dorwin.
ii. Anne Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1774, Canaan, CT;[6] d. 12 Feb 1851; m. 16 Apr 1793, Samuel Hyde.
iii. Joshua Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1777, Canaan, CT;[7] m. Eunice Clark.
iv. Huldah Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1779, Canaan, CT;[8] d. 28 Jan 1858, Pittsford, NY; m. (int. Jan 1799, Pittsfield, MA) William Williams Colt.[9]
v. Porter Whitney, b. 8 Nov 1781; d. 18 Jun 1801.
vi. Asa Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1784, Canaan, CT; m. Betsey Childs.
vii. William Whitney, b. 21 May 1786; d. 12 Jul 1787.
viii. Wealthy Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1788; d. 24 Aug 1858; m. 27 Feb 1806, Levi Goodrich.
ix. Charlotte Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1792; d. 22 Aug 1865. Probably she was the Charlotte Whitney "of Pittsfield" who m. (int. 2 Feb 1814, Windsor, MA) Horace Ball.[10]

Census

References

1.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Joshua & Anna, b. 16 Jan 1744/5," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:31

2.^  Source of death.

3.^  "Joshua [Whitney], of Salisbury, m. Ann ASHLEY, of Sheffield, 9 Jan 1770, by John ASHLEY, J.P.," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:44

4.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 115.

5.^  "Noah Ashley [Whitney], s. Joshua & Anna, b. 26 Dec 1770," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 2:28

6.^  "Anne* [Whitney], d. Joshua & Anne*, b. 6 Jul 1774," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:20 (* Arnold Copy has "Linne")

7.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Joshua & Anne, b. 6 Jan 1777," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:25

8.^  "Huldah [Whitney], d. Joshua & Anne, b. 8 Sep 1779," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:35

9.^  "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1579-2001:" Berkshire County, Pittsfield, database FamilySearch.org.

10.^  "Charlotte [Whitney] of Pittsfield and Horace Ball, Int. Feb. 2, 1814," according to Vital Records of Windsor, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917).


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