Family:Whitney, Josiah (s1700-c1750)

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Josiah3 Whitney (John2, Henry1), son of John2 and Elizabeth (Smith) Whitney,[1] was born say 1700, Norwalk, CT,[2] and died as early as 1750.[3]

He married, 30 Oct 1729, Norwalk, CT, Eunice Hanford,[4] daughter of Eleazer and Hannah (Frisbie) Hanford.[5] She was born about 1712,[6], and died before 4 May 1759.[7]

Phoenix says the following:[8]

They settled in Norwalk, where he died as early as 1750. He was of legal age to sell land as early as 25 Jan. 1721-22, and was named in the deed after his brothers--an indication that he was younger than they. No record of her birth or death has been found. She had £82 16s. 7d. from her father's estate, about 1737. In that year, 19 May, John Reed, "for and in behalf of his wife Hannah, and as guardian to his son-in-law, Eleazor Hanford, and his daughter-in-law, Mary Hanford, minors," quit claim to Josiah Whitney, of Norwalk, and his wife Eunice, their shares in 58 acres of land "belonging to the estate of Mr. Eleazer Hanford, late of sd Norwalk, deceased, situate nar Pimpewauge, above the Split Rock farm that was Mr. Joseph St. John's, late of Norwalk, deceased." Probably John Reed married Hannah, widow of Eleazer Hanford and mother of Josiah Whitney's wife. The final distribution of the dower of Eleazer Hanford's widow, 1 May 1759, shows that Eunice Whitney had already deceased.

Children of Josiah3 and Eunice (Hanford) Whitney:

i. Josiah4 Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1730/1, Norwalk, CT;[9] probably died young.[10]
ii. Stephen Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1732/3, Norwalk, CT;[11] m.(1) Sarah Wheeler; m.(2) Eunice Keeney; m.(3) Hannah (Hull) Morse.
iii. Henry Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1735/6, Norwalk, CT;[12] m. Eunice Clark.
iv. Eleazer Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1737/8, Norwalk, CT;[13] chose Phineas Hanford as his guardian, 3 Aug. 1756, and then lived in Norwalk.[14]
v. Isaac Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1741, Norwalk, CT;[15] was living 20 June 1763; was of Norwalk 13 Ap. 1756, when he chose Phineas Hanford as his guardian.[16]

References

1.^  Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 20.

2.^  Ibid.

3.^  Ibid.

4.^  "Whitney, Josiah, m. Eunice Hanford, d. Eleazer, 30 Oct 1729," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

5.^  Her father is named in her marriage record.

6.^  Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield]].

7.^  Phoenix, loc. cit.

8.^  Ibid.

9.^  "Whitney, Josiah, s. Josiah & Eunice, b. 10 Feb 1730/1, Norwalk LR4:8," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

10.^  Phoenix, op. cit., p. 42.

11.^  "Whitney, Stephen, s. Josiah & Eunice, b. 10 Feb 1732/3," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

12.^  "Whitney, Henery, s. Josiah & Eunice, b. 19 Feb 1735/6," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

13.^  "Whitney, Eleazer, s. Josiah & Eunice, b. 7 Mar 1737/8," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

14.^  Phoenix, op. cit., p. 43.

15.^  "Whitney, Isaac, s. Josiah & Eunice, b. 27 Mar 1741," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:8.

16.^  Phoenix, op. cit., p. 43.


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