Family:Whitney, William (1747-a1820)

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William5 Whitney (Caleb4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of Caleb4 and Margaret (Tracy) Whitney, was born 8 Aug 1747, Norwich, CT,[1] was baptized 20 Sep 1747, Norwich, CT,[2] and died after 1820.

William married, 14 May 1770, Preston, CT, Mary Fobes,[3] daughter of Simeon and Mary (Smith) Fobes. She was born 25 Feb 1747/8, Preston, CT, and died after 1820.

He lived in 1815 at Albany, NY.

Children of William5 and Mary (Fobes) Whitney, all born Preston, CT:

i. Benoni6 Whitney, b. 2 Oct 1770.[4]
ii. Molley Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1772.[5]
iii. Peggy Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1772.[6] She was probably the Peggy Whitney who m. 1786, Plinfield, CT, Jack Babcock of South Kingston [RI].[7]
iv. Jedidiah Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1774; d. 31 Aug 1776.[8]
v. Jedida Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1777.[9]
vi. John Whitney, b. 31 May 1779.[10]

Census

References

1.^  "William [Whitney], s. Caleb & Margaret, b. 8 Aug 1747," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich 2:39.

2.^  "William [Whitney], s. Caleb, bp. 20 Sep 1747," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Norwich First Congregational Church 2:127.

3.^  "William [Whitney], of Norwich, m. Mary FOBES of Preston, 14 May 1770, by Asher ROSSETER, Clerk," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130, 6:125. Also, "William [Whitney], m. Mary FO[R]BES, 14 May 1770, by Rev. Asher ROSSETER," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Preston First Church 1:45; P:157. Also, "William Whitney & Mary Fobes, [married] 14 May 1770," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Preston, 7:43.

4.^  "Bilolney[sic]* [Whitney], s. [William & Mary], b. 2 Oct 1770 (* Perhaps Benoni.)," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.

5.^  "Molley [Whitney], twin with Peggy, d. [William & Mary], b. 9 Jan 1772," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.

6.^  "Peggy [Whitney], twin with Molley, d. [William & Mary], b. 9 Jan 1772," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.

7.^  "Jedidiah [Whitney], s. [William & Mary], b. 28 Mar 1774; d. 31 Aug 1776," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.

8.^  "Jack Babcock of South Kingston & Peggy Whitney, [married] 1786," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Plainfield, 2:76.

9.^  "Jedida [Whitney], d. [William & Mary], b. 2 Sep 1777," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.

10.^  "John [Whitney], s. [William & Mary], b. 3 May 1779," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Preston 2:130.


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