Family:Whitney, Samuel (1757-1808)
He married, about 1783, Newtown, CT, Huldah Stilson, daughter of Thomas and Mariam (Johnson) Stilson. She was born 22 Apr 1760, Newtown, CT, and died after 1793. Her later history is not known.
For seven years he was in the Revolutionary war. He resided Newtown, CT.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Samuel Whitney, b. in Stratford, Conn., 9 Oct. 1757; married Huldah Stilson, about 1783, in Newtown, Conn., and settled there. It is said that he served for seven years as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was of Newtown, Conn., 16 March 1785, when he paid Ephraim Sherman four shillings and six pence for fourteen rods of ground, which were laid out to him 13 Ap. 1785; and which he sold, 12 Nov. 1796, to Judson Peck, for four dollars. He owned a house in Newtown, "at a place called Tinkerfield, standing on, or near, Capt. Peter Nichols's land, and is bounded all round on sd. Peter Nichols's land", which he sold or mortgaged for £5, to Elijah Nichols, 3 Dec. 1793; received again by quitclaim, for $21.67, 1 July 1802, and sold the same day, to John Dawson, of Huntington, Conn. The births of his five children were recorded in Newtown, 19 Sept 1807, and his name appears no more till his death, 3 Jan. 1808."
Children of Samuel6 and Huldah (Stilson) Whitney:
i. John7 Whitney, b. 29 Jul 1784, Newtown, CT. ii. Annie Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1785, Newtown, CT. iii. Thomas Judson Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1787, Newtown, CT. iv. Oliver Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1789, Newtown, CT; d. 6 Dec 1828, Newtown, CT, of dropsy, unmarried. The inventory of his property, presented to the Court of Probate, in Newtown, 22 Dec 1828, shows no indications that he had a family. James Foot, Jr., was the administrator, 8 Dec 1828. v. Henry Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1793, Newtown, CT; m. Betsey Hard.
- 1790, Newtown, Fairfield Co, CT: Samuel "Whiting", 2 males over 16, 3 males 0-15, and 4 females.
- Perhaps this: 1800, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT: Samuel Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 2 females 0-9.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 149.
- All data imported from 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), pp. 93-94 and pp. 463-465.