Family:Whitney, Uriah (1737-1816)
Uriah4 Whitney (Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Nathan3 and Sarah (Platt) Whitney, was born 12 Nov 1737, Ridgefield, CT, and died 4 or 6 Jun 1816, East Granville, MA, aged 78 years. He was buried in Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, MA.
He married secondly, Feb 1775, Avon, CT, Martha (Hart) Owen, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Thompson) Hart. She was born 31 Jul 1739, Farmington, CT,, and died 5 Mar 1819, East Granville, MA. She was buried in Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, MA. She had married firstly, 4 Feb 1759, Daniel Owen, son of Jedediah and Ruth (Phelps) Owen. He was born 7 Dec 1738, Windsor, CT, and died 7 Nov 1759, Farmington, CT.
Phoenix said the following:
- ... a farmer. .... He bought a farm and dwelling-house in Simsbury, Conn., 6 Jan. 1773, and he was then called of Farmington, Conn.; but the Farmington records show nothing of him until 28 Ap. 1778, when he, then of Simsbury, bought of Anthony Heart five acres and one rood of land in Northington parish, now Avon, Conn., at a place called "the old farm." This he sold, 29 Jan 1781, to Jedediah Case, of Simsbury, who married Mary Hart, sister of Whitney's second wife. The farm which he bought in Simsbury contained sixty acres, and was "withing the first Ledge of the West Mountain," and lay within the town of Canton as it was incorporated in 1806, but was set back to Simsbury, by act of the Legislature, in 1873.
- He married (2d), in Feb. 1775, Martha Hart, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Thompson) Hart, and widow of Daniel Owen, of Cider-Brook District, Northington Society, now Avon, Conn. She was born at Farmington, Conn., 31 July 1739. They removed, about 1795, to East Granville, Mass., and there died; he, 4 or 6 June 1816, aged 78 years; she, 5 March 1819. They were buried in East Granville Old Cemetery. Tradition says that he was a sailor in the early part of his life; and was captured at White Plains, while serving as a soldier in the Revolutionary War; and adds quaintly that, "being counted as the seventh son, he was often asked to touch for the King's-evil."
Children of Uriah4 and Sarah (Platt) Whitney:
i. Azariah5 Whitney. No particulars of his history have been received, beyond the supposition that he was the father of William G. Whitney, of Solon, Tenn., who was, almost surely, of another family. Tradition says that he lived with his grandfather, when young; served in the Revolutionary War; and settled in Canada.
Children of Uriah4 and Martha (Hart) Whitney:
ii. Samuel Platt Whitney, b. 8 Nov 1775, Simsbury, CT; m. Lois Buttles. iii. Lucy Whitney, b. 1 May 1779, Simsbury, CT; m. Jonathan Buttles. iv. Seth Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1781, Simsbury, CT; died, when two or three years old, and was buried in Simsbury. v. Thaddeus Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1783, Simsbury, CT; d. 16 or 30 Aug 1855, Granville, MA, aged 72 or 73 years, and was buried there; m.(1) 11 Feb 1844, Granby, CT, Polly W. Pratt, b. ca. 1794, d. -- May 1851, Granville, MA, aged 57 years, of consumption.; m.(2) Polly (Holcomb) Messenger, dau. of Amasa Holcomb; she was living Hartland, CT, so late as 1873; d. 5 Jan 1874, West Granby, CT. She had married firstly, before 1813, Lawrence Messenger, b. ca. 1787. He had no children.
- 1790: not found.
- 1800, Granville, Hampshire Co., MA: Uriah Whitney, 1 male over 45, 2 males 16-25, and 1 female over 45.
- 1810, Granville, Hampshire Co., MA: Uriah Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 males 26-45, and 1 female over 45.
- 1830, Granville, Hampden Co., MA: Thaddeus Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 60-69, and 1 female 30-39.
- 1840, Granville East Parish, Hampden Co., MA: Thaddeus Whitney, 1 male 50-59 and 1 female 40-49; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Granville, Hampden Co., MA:
22 24 Thadeus Whitney 67 M - Farmer $250 Conn. Mary " 55 F - Mass.
- (poss.) 1860, Granville, Hampden Co., MA:
253 258 Mary Whitney 66 F - $300 $100 Ct. Jane Saunders 26 F - "
- 1860, Mary not found.
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), pp. 40-41.
3.^ "Whitney, Uriah, [died] 1816, a. 79. P.R.6.," according to Vital Records of Granville, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914}, p. 233; Phoenix, op. cit., p. 41.
7.^ Ibid.. Also, "Uriah Whitney, widower, of Simsbury & widow Martha Owen, [married] 20 Mar. 1776," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Avon, 4:15.