Mailing List:2003-06-25 12, Fw: John & Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney. John 1717-?, Hephzibah 1726-1753, by Carolyn Mitchell

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From: "Carolyn Mitchell" <carolynm -at- vzavenue.net> Subject: Fw: [WHITNEY-L] John & Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney. John 1717-?, Hephzibah 1726-1753 Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:51:08 -0400 ----- Original Message ----- From: Carolyn Mitchell <carolynm -at- vzavenue.net> To: <MrmrsD4387 -at- aol.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:02 PM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] John & Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney. John 1717-?, Hephzibah 1726-1753 > Following from Ridgefield Vital Records (Barbour Collection): > Hepzibah Olmsted (daughter of Richard Olmsted and Mary Betts) born > Ridgefield, CT 20 June 1726. > Hepzibah Olmsted married John Whitney , Ridgefield, CT 15 June 1746. > Hepzibah, wife of John Whitney, died Ridgefield, CT 20 May 1753. > John Whitney (son of Henry Whitney and Elizabeth) born Ridgefield, CT 28 Jan > 1714 > > DAR application 544604, supplemental, approved 13 June 1974 > John Whitney was alive after 1797. Died probably in New York State. South > Salem, NY. > > John Whitney served as a Pvt. in Seventh Regiment, under Col. Chas. Webb. > Company recruited in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties. 2nd > Company. Enlisted July 11, 1775, discharged Dec. 20, 1775. Ref: A > Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War > of the Revolution 1775-1783. Edited by Henry P. Johnson, Hartford, 1889. > > (he seems kind of old to be a private, but I guess they took anybody > who could fire a musket) > > Re; Gen Abstracts of Rev War Pension Applications > S17192 is not a DAR number, it is a State Rev. War Pension file number. It > is for a different John Whitney. CT line. Soldier was a son of John & > Deborah Whitney and was b 13 Apr 1754 at Branford, New Haven Co., CT . Died > 8 Sep 1835, leaving a widow whose name is not given. > > I found no information on cemeteries. > Susan, I am mailing you copies of all the papers. > Carolyn Mitchell > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <MrmrsD4387 -at- aol.com> > To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> > Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 6:35 PM > Subject: [WHITNEY-L] John & Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney. John 1717-?, > Hephzibah 1726-1753 > > > > 6/24/2003 > > > > Re: John and Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney, John 1717-?, Hephzibah 1726-1753 > > > > Dear Folks, > > > > My ancestors are John and Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney. I am trying to find > > out where they are buried and when and where and where John Whitney died > please. > > > > This is the information I have per the Whitney Book: > > Hephzibah Olmstead was reported to have been born 6/20/1726 at Ridgefield, > > CT, she was the first wife of John Whitney and she died 5/20/1753 in > Ridgefield, > > CT. John Whitney was reported to have been born 1/28/1717 in Ridgefield, > CT, > > his place of death and burial are unknown. He is not buried at the Old > > Barker Road Cemetery in Kirkland, NY. My friend checked the cemetery, > more Whitney > > and associated families are buried there but not him or his second wife > > Thankful Benedict. John Whitney served in the Rev. War as a private in > CT. His > > number for the DAR is S17192, he is listed in their patriot books. > > > > I am guessing that Hephzibah Olmstead Whitney might have been buried in > > Ridgefield, CT since she died there. Does this idea seem probable to > anyone? If > > it is, please where can I check the cemeteries out for names, etc? Also, > does > > anyone know any further information about John Whitney? I have guessed > that > > he could be buried in Ridgefield, maybe, wherever Thankful Benedict is > buried > > or perhaps around Johnstown, Fulton Co, NY where he lived with his son > Ezra per > > the Whitney Book at the end of his life. > > > > I would appreciate help with the burials, etc and ideas of other people > > please. Thank you for your help. Hope everyone has a nice week. Susan > DeHart J > > > > >


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