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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Whitney Family.
farmer, son of Stephen and Susanna (Dunning) Weeks, of Wilton. He was born at Norwalk, 13 Jan. 1795. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. About the time of their marriage, he united with the Baptist Church, in Wilton. They removed to Henrietta, Monroe Co., N.Y., in 1821, and thence, in 1835, to Webster, in the same county, where he died, from a fall, 10 Dec. 1872, having served the Baptist Church of Webster, as a deacon, for thirty years. A notice in the Examiner and Chronicle, for 2 Jan. 1873, says: "His religious life was happy and cheerful; his faith strong, ever manifesting, even to the last a deep and abiding interest in the prosperity of Zion. His death was sudden, but bereaved friends are consoled by the thought that he 'sleeps in Jesus.'" He was buried in a cemetery on the Ridge Road, two miles east of Webster Village. She lived at Webster in 1874, the last survivor of her father's thirteen children.
550 XII. George Washington Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn,, 26 July 1794; a farmer; married in Wilton, Conn., by Rev. Levi Dykeman, Baptist, 4 Ap. 1816, to Matilda Olmstead, born at Wilton, 18 Oct 1797, dau. of Jasper and Esther (Bennett) Olmstead. They settled in Venice, N. Y., where he died, 18 Dec. 1861, and was buried in East Venice Cemetery. She was still living in East Venice, in Aug. 1874. 1870
551 XIII. Hannah Hoyt Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 4 Feb. 1796; married in New Canaan, Conn., 23 Sept. 1817, Miles Root, a shoemaker, born in Woodbury, Conn., 7 Aug. 1795. They settled in New Canaan, and there passed most of their lives. They died in Norwalk (he, 31 Jan. 1855; she, 23 Nov. 1866), and were buried in New Canaan. 1873

Chil. of Timothy and Anna (Wood) Whitney. 122

552 I. Lewis Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 19 March 1771; died in Norwalk, 11 Feb. 1772.
553 II. Susan Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 17 March 1773; married in Norwalk, 28 Dec. 1794, Greenlief Street, a saddle and harness maker, horn in Norwalk, 27 March 1771, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Jarvis) Street, or Norwalk. They settled in Fishkill, N. Y., and there died (she, 17 March 1850; he, 29 Ap. 1853), and were buried in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, at Fishkill Village. He was a captain of militia, and served three months at Harlem Heights, in the war of 1812. 1881
554 III. Esther Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 25 June 1775; married at Norwalk, 29 Nov. 1798, Lewis Lockwood, a shoemaker, born at Nor- 1889
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