Family:Whitney, Samuel (1757-1850)

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Samuel5 Whitney (Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Matthias4 and Alice (Robbins) Whitney, was born 2 Jan 1757, Killingly, CT,[1] and died 7 Jan 1850, Eastford, CT.[2]

Samuel married, 28 Apr 1784, Tabitha Warren, daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Brown) Warren. She was born 28 Dec 1760, Killingly, CT, and died 22 or 27 Aug 1846, Eastford, CT.

Pierce says the following:[3]

He served during the Revolutionary war; was at Valley Forge in the winter of 1778 under WASHINGTON, and assisted in rescuing his horse from the mire and saving it from drowning by means of a rope, for which service he was personally thanked by Gen. WASHINGTON. After the war he was pensioned, receiving $8 per month during his life.

Children of Samuel5 and Tabitha (Warren) Whitney:

i. Lucy6 Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1785, South Killingly, CT.
ii. Calvin Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1787, South Killingly, CT; m. Maria Thursa Janes.
iii. Samuel Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1792, Eastford, CT; m. Lucinda Chapman.
iv. Sally Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1800, Eastford, CT; "of Ashford" m. 11 Jul 1822, Woodstock, CT, George Arnold "of Woodstock".[4]
v. (child) Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1803, Eastford, CT.
vi. Warren Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1805, Eastford, CT; m.(1) Dianna Johnson; m.(2) Sarah -----.

Census

References

1.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 59.

2.^  "Samuel [Whitney], farmer, b. Killingly, res. Ashford, d. 7 Jun 1850 AE 93, Ashford 5:144-5," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ashford 5:144-5.

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 113.

4.^  "Sally [Whitney], of Ashford, m. George ARNOLD, of Woodstock, 11 Jul 1822, by Rev. Isaac HALL," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Ashford 5:6.


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