Family:Whitney, Nathan (1765-1860)

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Nathan5 Whitney (Richard4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Richard4 and Esther (Clark) Whitney, was born 2 Jun 1765, Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, CT, and died 7 Jun 1860, Bath, NY, aged 95 years 5 days.

He married, 16 Dec 1787, Danbury, CT, Hannah Taylor,[1] daughter of John and Abigail (Mygatt) Taylor. She was born 7 Nov 1765, Danbury, CT, and died 7 Feb 1860, Bath, NY, in her 95th year of old age[2].

Phoenix says the following:

Nathan Whitney, b. at Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, Conn., 2 June 1765; a shoemaker; married, 16 Dec. 1787, at Danbury, Conn., by Rev. Samuel Camp, pastor of the Congregational Church of Ridgebury, to Hannah Taylor, dau. of John and Abigail (Mygatt) Taylor, of Danbury, where she was born, 7 Nov. 1765. They dwelt in Ridgebury till 1797; then settled in Paris, now Kirkland, N.Y.; and, about 1814, moved to Richfield, N.Y., and thence, in Nov. 1823, to Cohocton, N.Y.; and from there to Bath, N.Y., where they died, at the house of their daughter, Mrs. Maria (Whitney) Cook; she, 7 Feb. 1860, in her 95th year; he, 7 June 1860, aged 95 years and 5 days. He bore the military title of Captain.

Children of Nathan5 and Hannah (Taylor) Whitney:

i. Edward6 Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1788, Danbury, CT;[3] m. Mary Furniss.
ii. Harvey Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1792, Danbury, CT; d. 6 Dec 1819, Salina, NY, unmarried, and was buried there.
iii. Henry Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1795, Danbury, CT; d. 2 Jun 1795, Danbury, CT, and was buried there.
iv. Abigail Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1796, Danbury, CT; m. Capt. Bela Brewster Brigham.
v. Maria Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1798, Paris, NY; m. Constant Cook.
vi. George Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1801, Paris, NY; d. 31 Oct 1820, Richfield, NY, and was buried there.
vii. Julia Whitney, b. 26 Jan 1804, Paris, NY; d. 24 Oct 1806, Paris, NY, and was buried there.
viii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1809, Paris, NY; d. 12 Aug 1815, Richfield, NY, and was buried there.

Census

  • 1790, Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT: Nathan Whitney, 1 male over 16, 2 males 0-15, 1 female.
  • 1800, Paris, Oneida Co., NY: Nathan Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 2 females 0-9.
  • 1810, No Twp Listed, Oneida Co., NY: N. Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1820, Richfield, Otsego Co., NY: Nathan Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 18-25, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45; 2 engaged in manufacture or trades.
  • 1830, Bath, Steuben Co., NY: Constant Cook, 1 male 60-69, 2 males 30-39, 3 males 20-29, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 60-69, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 0-4. Nathan Whitney was probably the male 60-69, and his wife the female 60-69.
  • 1840, Bath, Steuben Co., NY: Constant Cook, 1 male 70-79, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 60-69, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, 1 male 15-19, and 1 female 5-9; 3 engaged in agriculture. Nathan Whitney was probably the male 70-79, and his wife the female 60-69.
  • 1850, Bath, Steuben Co., NY:

149 156 Constant Cook 55 M - Speculator $50000 New Jersey Maria Cook 51 F - do Edwin Cook 12 M - do Lansing D. Hodgeman 30 M - Miller do Abby Hodgman 26 F - do Nathan Whitney 83 M - Farmer Connecticut Hannah do 81 F - do Edward H. Avery 25 M - Lawyer New York Mary A. White 16 F - do Mary Dinaman 20 F - Ireland

223 Frame $2000 234 Constant Cook 57 M - - Herkimer 1 - 12 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Mariah Cook 55 F - Wife Oneida 1 - 12 - - - - - - - - Edwin C. Cook 16 M - Son Steuben - - 12 - - - - - - - - Lansing B. Hodgeman 39 M - Brdr Saratoga 1 - 12 Miller 1 - - - - 1 - Abby C. Hodgeman 31 F - Dau Steuben 1 - 12 - - - - - - - - Nathan Whitney 90 M - FiL Conn. 1 - 12 - 1 - - - - - - Hannah Whitney 89 F - MiL Conn. 1 - 12 - - - - - - - - Mary A. White 21 F - Srvt Ireland - - 6 - - - 1 - - - - Jenett Scott 17 F - Srvt Scotland - - 2 - - - 1 - - - - Constant C. Hodgeman 4 M - GSon Steuben - - 4 - - - - - - - - Mary C. Hodgeman 2 F - GDau Steuben - - 2 - - - - - - - - Willie L. Hodgeman 6m M - GSon Steuben - - 6m - - - - - - - -

714 714 C. Cook 62 M - Banker $200000 $400000 N.Y. Mariah 51 F - " E. C. Cook 21 M - Farmer $4000 $500 " R. McQuinius 28 F - Domestic Ireland M. Cavener 19 F - " " M. McEntire 22 M - " " M. McQuinius 4 F - " N.Y. John Look 18 M - " " M. O. Hyser 35 F - School Teacher $2500 $300 " N. Whitney 96 M - Gent. Conn.

References

1.^  "Nathan [Whitney], m. Hannah TAYLOR, d. John*, 16 Dec 1787 (*First written "Levi")," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Danbury 1:435. Also, "Nathan Whitney & Hannah Taylor of Danbury, both of Ridgebury Parish, [married] 16 Dec. 1787," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Ridgefield, 3:89.

2.^  "Hannah Whitney, Bath, Steuben Co., 95, F[emale], [White], M[arried], Connecticut, Feb, Lady, Old age, 60," according to 1860 Mortality Schedule.

3.^  "Edward [Whitney], [s. Nathan & Hannah], b. 1 Aug 1788," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Danbury 1:435.


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