Family:Whitney, Zachariah (s1701-a1750)

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Zachariah4 Whitney (Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Ebenezer3 and Anna (-----) Whitney, was born circa 1701, Concord, MA.

Zachariah married, 30 Jul 1730, Pomfret, CT, Ruth Taylor,[1] daughter of Samuel and Mary (Robbins) Taylor. She was born 15 Sep 1704, Woodstock, CT.

Pierce says the following:[2]

It is not learned where Zachariah WHITNEY was born, but probably in some town in Massachusetts to which place his parents removed prior to relocating in Pomfret. In 1742 he withdrew from the church there and at that time was one of the "Separists".

Children of Zachariah4 and Ruth (Taylor) Whitney, all born Pomfret, CT:

i. Mary5 Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1731.[3]
ii. Zachariah Whitney, b. 2 Oct 1732;[4] m. Sarah Stanton.
iii. Moses Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1735 at Pomfret, CT; b. 7 Jul 1735; d. 24 Apr 1756.[5]
iv. Aaron Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1737;[6] m. Mary Peck.
v. Ephraim Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1740;[7] m. Rhoda Taylor.
vi. Joseph Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1743.[8] He and Joseph Whitney of Keene, NH, are possibly the same person. He and a different Joseph Whitney are identified by Pierce.
vii. Benjamin Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1743.[9] He and Benjamin Whitney of Keene, NH, etc., are possibly the same person.
viii. Ruth Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1746;[10] "of Pomfret" m. 10 Mar 1790, Canterbury, CT, Peter Woodward.[11]
ix. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1750; d. 11 Mar 1756.[12]

Census

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

References

1.^  "Zachariah [Whitney], m. Ruth TAYLOR, 3 Jul 1730," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:2.

2.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), pp. 49-50.

3.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 25 Jun 1731," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

4.^  "Zachariah [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 2 Oct 1732," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

5.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 7 Jul 1735; d. 24 Apr 1756," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57,58.

6.^  "Aaron [Whitney], s. Zechariah & Ruth, b. 1 Nov 1737," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

7.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 27 Apr 1740," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

8.^  "Benjamin [Whitney] [twin with Joseph], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 5 Nov 1743," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

9.^  "Joseph [Whitney] [twin with Benjamin], s. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 5 Nov 1743," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

10.^  "Ruth [Whitney], d. Zachariah & Ruth, b. 5 apr 1746," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57.

11.^  "Ruth [Whitney], of Pomfret, m. Peter WOODWARD, 10 Mar 1790, Canterbury 1:237," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records. Also, "Peter Woodward of Canterbury & Ruth Whitney, [married] 25 Mar. 1790," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Canterbury, 1:80.

12.^  "Eben[eze]r [Whitney], s. Zach[aria]h & Ruth, b. 25 Mar 1750, d. 11 Mar 1756," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 1:57,58


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