Family:Whitney, Ransford (1753-a1800)

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Ransford5 Whitney (Samuel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel4 and Amy (Northrup) Whitney, was born 10 Mar 1753, Fairfield, CT,[1] and died after 1800.

He married, 26 Sep 1773, Derby, CT, Ruth Canfield,[2] daughter of Joseph and Sarah (-----) Canfield. She was born unknown, and died after 1800.

Phoenix says the following:

Ransford Whitney, b. at Fairfield, Conn., 10 March 1753; married, at Derby, Conn., 26 Sept. 1773, Ruth Canfield, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Canfield, of Derby. The following is a copy of the original record in the docket of the officiating Justice: "Be it Remembered that, on the 26th day of September, A. E. 1773, mr. Ransum Whitne and mrs. Ruth Canfield was married together by me, Joseph Hull, Jr., Justice of Peace." They settled in Derby, where he was chosen surveyor of highways, 10 Dec. 1781 and 9 Dec. 1782. He was living at Watertown, Conn., 11 Feb. 1793, when he bought land there; and also 25 Dec. 1797, when he sold three acres of it. He sold his interest in a saw-mill in Watertown, 20 Feb. 1794, to Noah and Elezer Judd, for £13; and his farm of forty acres, 2 Jan. 1800, to Truman Smith, of Woodbury, for $500. He was probably identical with the "Captain Whitney," of Watertown, whose wife joined the Cong. Church there in February, 1800, and was dismissed by letter, date not recorded; and who is said to have had a daughter of remarkable beauty.

Children of Ransford5 and Ruth (Canfield) Whitney:

i. Sarah6 Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1774, Derby, CT.[3]
ii. Joseph Lyman Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1775, Derby, CT.[4] He may be the Joseph L. Whitney who d. 24 Feb 1799, Brooklyn, CT, aged 23 years.[5]

Census

References

1.^  "Ransford [Whitney], s. Sam[ue]ll & Ann, b. 10 Mar 1753," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Fairfield 1:74.

2.^  "Ranford [Whitney], m. Ruth CANFIELD, 26 Sep 1773," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby TM1:119.

3.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Ranford & Ruth, b. 3 Apr 1774," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby TM1:119.

4.^  "Joseph Lyman [Whitney], s. Ranford & Ruth, b. 1 Sep 1775," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby TM1:119.

5.^  Whitney, Joseph L., died Feb. 24, 1799, age 23, South Cemetery, Brooklyn, CT.


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