Family:Whitney, Richard (1722-1772)

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Richard4 Whitney (Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry3 and Elizabeth (Olmstead) Whitney,[1] was born 29 Mar 1722, Ridgefield, CT;[2] died 18 Nov 1772 or 1773, Ridgebury, CT, aged about 50 years.[3]

He married, 18 Dec 1745, Ridgefield, CT, Esther Clark,[4] daughter of .[5] She was born unknown,[6] and died Apr 1810, Westmoreland, N. Y.[7] She married secondly, 1 Jan 1777, Ridgebury, CT, Daniel Whitlock of Wilton, by Rev. Samuel Camp.[8]

Phoenix says the following:[9]

... a farmer .... They settled at Ridgebury, Conn., where he died, 18 Nov 1772, "aged about 50 years," according to the church record, while the town record says, 18 Nov 1773.

Children of Richard4 and Esther (Clark) Whitney:

i. Henry5 Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1746/7, Ridgefield, CT;[10] m. Ruth Scribner.
ii. Esther Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1748, Ridgefield, CT;[11] m. Jeremiah Chase.
iii. William Whitney, b. 31 Dec 1750, Ridgefield, CT;[12] m. Sarah Bundy.
iv. Abigail Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1753, Ridgefield, CT;[13] m. Ephraim Clark.
v. Jerusha Whitney, b. 25 or 28 Jun 1755, Ridgefield, CT;[14] m.(1) David Gates; m.(2) Lawrence Delong.
vi. Betty Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1757, Ridgefield, CT;[15] m. Jacob Lobdell.
vii. Richard Whitney, b. 6 Dec. 1759, Ridgefield, CT;[16] m. Ruth Wilson.
viii. Josiah Anson Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1762, Ridgefield, CT;[17] m.(1) Rebecca Olmstead; m.(2) Sally Leet.
ix. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1769, Ridgebury, CT;[18] m. Timothy Hunt.
x. Nathan Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1765, Ridgebury, CT;[19] m. Hannah Taylor.

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. 28.

2.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. Henry & Elizabeth, b. 29 Mar [1721/2]," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:234.

3.^  "Richard [Whitney], d. 18 Nov 1773," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:201.

4.^  "Richard [Whitney], m. Esther Clarke, 18 Dec 1745," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:233.

5.^  Phoenix, loc. cit.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Ibid. Also, "Daniel Whitlock of Wilton in Norwalk, & Esther Whitney, [married] 1 Jan. 1777," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Ridgefield, 3:86.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  "Henry [Whitney], s. Rich[ar]d & Esther, b. 28 Feb 1746/7," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

11.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Richard & Esther, b. 20 Oct 1748," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

12.^  "William [Whitney], s. Richard & Esther, b. 31 Dec 1750," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

13.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Richard & Esther, b. 28 Mar 1753," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

14.^  "Jerusha [Whitney], d. Richard & Esther, b. 28 Jun 1755," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

15.^  "Betty [Whitney], d. Richard & Esther, b. 16 Jul 1757," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

16.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. Richard & Esther, b. 6 Dec 1759," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield LR1:198.

17.^  "Josiah Anson [Whitney], s. Richard & Esther, b. 16 Jan 17[ ]," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ridgefield 1:12.

18.^  Phoenix, op. cit., p. 66.

19.^  Ibid.


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