Family:Whitney, Matthias (1720-a1770)

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Matthias4 Whitney (Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Cornelius3 and Sarah (?Shepard?) Whitney,[1] was born 26 May 1720, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 1770, when his son was called Matthias Whitney, "Jr."[3]

He married before 1743, Killingly, CT, Alice Robbins,[4] daughter of Samuel and Dorothy (Barrett) Robbins (and sister of John Robbins who married Matthias's sister Abigail Whitney).[5] She was baptized 28 Jul 1723, Killingly, CT,[6] and died after 1764.[7]

The will of Samuel Robbins, 4 Sep 1764, mentions "Alice Whitney, wife of Matthias Whitney, a 5th daughter." Matthias Whitney of Killingly, CT, was one of the appraisers of his estate.

Children of Matthias4 and Alice (Robbins) Whitney:

i. Mary5 Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1743, Killingly, CT;[8] no further record.
ii. Asa Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1744/5, Killingly, CT;[9] m. ----- -----.
iii. Matthias Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1746/7, Killingly, CT;[10] prob. m. Alithea -----.
iv. Cornelius Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1749, Killingly, CT;[11] m.(1) Elizabeth Graves; m.(2) Elizabeth May.
v. Joshua Whitney, b. 23 Nov 1751, Killingly, CT;[12] m. Lydia Bowen Day.
vi. Alice Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1753, Killingly, CT;[13] m. Noah Day.
vii. Samuel Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1757, Killingly, CT;[14] m. Tabitha Warren.
viii. John Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1759, Killingly, CT.[15] m. ----- -----.
ix. Jonathan Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1761, Killingly, CT;[16] m. Olive Cady.
x. David Whitney, b. 3 May 1764, Killingly, CT;[17] m.(1) Olive Day; m.(2) Mary Glassford.

Notes

Mary5 Whitney above is alleged to have married William Graves, son of Lebbeus and Amity5 (Whitney) Graves in a Mathias Graves Family Tree at Ancestry.com.

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.

References

  • Legacy Tree Genealogists for Lisa Collier, COLLIERWhitney1604, dated 2 August 2016, [18], accessed 14 Jan 2017.

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Matthias [Whitney], s. Cornelies and Sarah, [born] May 26, 1720," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

3.^  He died after enumeration in the 1790 Census.

4.^  Eleanor Robbins Sprague and Andrew West Robbins, "Untangling the Evidence for Two Early Massachusetts Robbins Families: George of Chelmsford (1657) and Robert of Concord (1671)," NEHGR (1997), vol. 151, pp. 395-396.

5.^  Ibid.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Mattethias & Allis, b. 19 Apr 1743," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 30.

9.^  "Asa [Whitney], s. Mattethias & Allis, b. 19 Feb 1744/5," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 30.

10.^  "Mattheas [Whitney], s. Mattheas & Alice, b. 22 Feb 1746/7," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vitathe l Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 33.

11.^  "Corneulius [sic] [Whiting], s. Matethyas [sic] & Allis, b. July 5, 1749," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticthe ut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 38.

12.^  "Joshua [Whitney], s. Matthias & Allis, b. 23 Nov 1751," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticthe ut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 46.

13.^  "Alles [Whitney], d. Matthias & Allis, b. 20 Mar 1753," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 66.

14.^  Pierce, loc. cit.

15.^  Ibid.

16.^  Ibid.

17.^  Ibid.


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