Family:Whitney, Joshua (c1778-1837)

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Joshua6 Whitney (Joshua5, Joshua4, Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), son of Joshua5 and Ann (-----) Whitney, was born circa 1778 (or ca. 1780), Southampton Co., VA, and died 1837, Southampton Co., VA.

He married 16 Nov 1811, Isle of Wight County (or Southampton Co.), Virginia, Sweeting Joyner. She was born ca. 1793, Virginia, and died after 1850, Virginia. Sweeten Joyner was the daughter of John Joyner and Sarah and grandaughter of John Joyner and Sweeting Reynolds.

A Joshua Whitney was in the Pasquotank census in 1840 . In 1850 Camden Co., N.C. I found Joshua Whitney, born Va, age 28 with wife Mary F. age 19, born in Camden. Chancery order book Southampton 1832-1858 - Merit Whitney, Giles Whitney, Sarah Whitney, Virginia Whitney, Martha Ann Whitney and Mary Whitney, widow of Joshua Whitney, dec. against John M. Whitney. There were six bonds, one each for Merit, Giles, Sarah, Virginia, Martha A. and John M. infant heir of Joshua Whitney, dec. To report to court if he has no guardian {p. 316}. P. 348 to determind value of dower of Mary F. Whitney in bond given to John M. Whitney of $202.37. Decree had been Nov., term 1852. Mary F. to get $56.66. Balance of land had been bought by Giles S. Whitney. v. Virginia R. Whitney vi. Martha Ann Whitney

Children of Joshua6 and Sweeting (Joyner) Whitney:

i. Merit J.7 Whitney, b. ca. 1813, d. 9 Mar 1890, Nansemond Co., VA, m. 6 Feb 1843, Isle of Wight Co., VA, Martha Carroll.
ii. Giles S. Whitney, b. ca. 1816, VA d. 1857, VA, died in typhoid epidemic.[1]
iii. Sarah I. Whitney, b. ca. 1818, VA. Her name could have been Sarah J. Possibly married Elijah Williams.
iv. Joshua Whitney, b. ca. 1822, Southampton Co., VA, m. 7 Dec 1848, Mary F. Wilkins.
v. Virginia R. Whitney, b. ca. 1827, VA.
vi. Martha Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1829. She m. 20 Apr 1861, James Madison Corbitt, son of Samuel and Margaret (Betts) Corbitt. He was b. 7 Feb 1829, d. 5 Aug 1901.
Ch: Charles Linwood Corbitt, b. 21 Oct 1862; Maggie Corbitt, b. 21 Jan 1866; Martha (Mattie) Sarah Corbitt, b. 25 Apr 1867; d. 5 Apr 1957; James Howard Corbitt, b. 29 Apr 1869; Nathaniel S. Corbitt, b. 29 Apr 1869.[2]

Census

  • 1820: not found.
  • 1830, Southampton County, VA: Joshua Whitney, 1 male 40-50, 1 male 15-20, 2 males under 5, 1 female 40-50, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 5-10, 2 females under 5, 1 male slave 55-100, 3 male slaves 10-24, 4 male slaves under 10, 2 female slaves 36-55, 1 female slave 24-36, 3 female slaves under 10, 24 people total
  • 1840, Nottaway, Southampton County, VA: Sweetney Whitney, 1 male 40-50, 2 males 20-30, 2 males 15-20, 1 female 50-60, 1 female 30-40, 2 females 20-30, 2 females 10-15, 1 free colored male 10-25, 2 free colored male 5-10, 1 free colored male under 5, 1 free colored female 10-25, 1 free colored female 5-10, 1 free colored female under 5, 2 male slaves 24-34, 1 male slave 10-24, 22 people total, 5 people engaged in agriculture, 3 people engaged in manufacturing and trade.
  • 1850, Nottaway Parish, Southampton County, VA: Sweeten Whitney

289 287 Sweeten Whitney 65 F 2400 VA Giles S 34 M Farmer " Sarah I 32 F " Virginia R 23 F " Martha A 21 F " Mary Joyner 42 F " William Corbit 23 M Student " William A Whitney 5 M " Riddick Joyner 14 M B " Narcissa 12 F B " Chana 50 F B "

References

  • Will records, marriage records
  • Pat Corbitt Johns to Whitney-L@Rootsweb.com, 9 Nov 1999

1.^  Old Southampton: Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869, by Daniel W. Crofts

2.^  The Corbitt's of Southeastern Va. 1700-2007


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