Family:Whitney, William (1701-a1753)

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William4 Whitney (William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William3 and Lydia (Perham) Whitney,[1] was born 5 May 1701, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 1753, Canaan, CT.[3]

He married 16 Jul 1723, Killingly, CT, Mary Whitmore,[4] daughter of Thomas and Mary (Waters) Whitmore.[5] She was born 4 Sep 1700, Cambridge, MA,[6] and died after 1741.[7]

It was probably he who married, secondly, 28 Jun 1753, Sharon, CT, Elizabeth Chapman.[8]

"He was born In Groton, Mass., and removed to Connecticut with his parents when quite young. Settling in Killingly he resided there until after his marriage, when he moved to Canaan, not far from 1753. He was a cooper by trade, but followed farming nearly all the latter part of his life. While residing in Killingly, in 1728, he was elected a member of the first board of surveyors. Res. Killingly and Canaan, Conn."[9]

Children of William4 and Mary (Whitmore) Whitney:

i. William5 Whitney, b. 5 Feb 1724/5, Killingly, CT;[10] m. Arcoucher Dutcher.
ii. Thomas Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1727/8, Killingly, CT;[11] m. Elizabeth Boardman.
iii. Abigail Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1741, Killingly, CT;[12] m. Eliphalet Jewell, son of Joshua and Mary (Dean) Jewell.

Census

  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record and the mass migration of his family to Killingly, CT.

2.^  "William [Whitney], s. William and Lydia, [born] May 5, 1701," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

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. 58.

4.^  "William [Whitney], m. Mary Whitmore, b. of Killingly, 16 Jul 1723, by Rev. Mr. Fisk," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 7; also "William Whitney & Mary Whitmore, 16 Jul. 1723," according to Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Putnam, 5:34.

5.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record and the fact that her father's family moved to Killingly when she was young.

6.^  "Mary [Whittmore], d. of Tho[ma]s and Mary, [born] Sept. 4, 1700," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914).

7.^  She died after the birth of her youngest child.

8.^  "William [Whitney], m. Elizabeth CHAPMAN, 28 Jun 1753, by John WILLIAMS," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Sharon LR3:262.

9.^  Pierce, loc. cit.

10.^  "William [Whitney], s. William & Mary, b. 5 Feb 1725/6," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly 1:5.

11.^  "Thomas [Whitney], s. William & Mary, b. 28 Feb 1727/8," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly 1:5.

12.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Will[iam] & Mary, b. 4 Jul 1741," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly 1:28.


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