Family:Whitney, Richard (1759-1844)

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Richard5 Whitney (Richard4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Richard4 and Esther (Clark) Whitney, was born 6 Dec 1759, Ridgefield, CT, and died 10 May 1844, Magnolia, NY, in his 85th year.

He married, 8 Apr 1784, Lenox, MA, Ruth Wilson, daughter of David and Sarah (-----) Wilson of Lenox. She was born 16 Mar 1765, Ridgefield, CT, and died 28 Oct 1851, Magnolia, NY, aged 87 years.

Phoenix says the following:

. . . a farmer; bore the title of Captain, and was a soldier of the Revolutionary War; . . . . They settled in that part of Ballston, NY, which was set off, 17 March 1792, as Chariton, and about 1793 moved to Brothertown, afterward Paris, now Kirkland, NY; and thence, after a few years, to Westmoreland, and from there, in 1821, to Magnolia, in Chautauqua, NY, where they dwelt the rest of their lives. . . . . They were buried at Magnolia.

Children of Richard5 and Ruth (Wilson) Whitney:

i. Henry6 Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1786, Lenox, MA; m. Aurelia Fenton.
ii. Electa Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1788, Chariton, NY; m. Norman Kibbe.
iii. Thomas Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1791, Chariton, NY; m. Temperance Kennedy Davis.
iv. Richard Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1795, Paris, NY; m. Adeline Jones.

Census

178 188 Norman K. Whitney 31 M - $2500 N.Y. Anna C. 24 F - " Thomas A. 35 M - " Temperance K. 57 F - Mass. Ruth 85 F - "

References

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


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