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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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Sixth Generation.
1816, and then moved to Sidney, N.Y., where they lived till May 1830. They then returned to Fairfield, which was their home till May 1851, when they went to reside with their daughter, Mrs. Clara (Bradley) Bailey, at Westford, Vt. There he died, 18 Nov. 1855, aged 67, and was buried in Fairfield, in the old cemetery. She returned to Fairfield, with her daughter, and there died, 4 Ap. 1874, and was buried beside her husband. They were communicants in the Protestant Episcopal Church, having been confirmed by Bishop Griswold, of the old Eastern Diocese. "He long held the office of Senior Warden of the Church, and labored faithfully to advance the cause of religion, which he exemplified by his peaceable demeanor in public and private. A row of noble elm trees, which he planted, now adorns the main road for some distance from his dwelling, a fitting memorial of his goodly life and thoughtfulness of the future."
654 II. Hephzibah Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., in July 1796; married in 1826, at Sidney, N. Y., Giles Taylor, a shoemaker, son of Thaud and Asenath (Devereaux) Taylor, of Stockbridge, Mass., where he was born 9 Sept. 1791. They settled in Franklin, N. Y., where she died, and where he was living in Ap. 1873. 2272
655 III. Hiram Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., in 1797; died in Ap. 1804, at Fairfield, Vt., and was buried there.
655a IV. Elizabeth Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., in Nov. 1798; died unmarried, at Wells' Bridge, in Sidney, N. Y., 22 Ap. 1875, and was buried near her parents in the Union Cemetery at Sidney Centre.
656 V. Henry Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., in Dec., 1799; married at Sidney, N. Y., Polly Young; was living at Otego, N. Y., in May 1874, but has not responded to our inquiries.
657 VI. Ann Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, or Reading, Conn., 2 July 1801; was living, unmarried, at Sidney, N. Y., in May 1875.
658 VII. Sarah Whitney, b. at Fairfield, Vt., perhaps 15 March 1803; unmarried; was living at Sidney, in May 1875.
659 VIII. David St. John Whitney, b. at Fairfield, Vt., 28 March 1805; a blacksmith; married, 3 March 1827, at Sidney, N. Y., Lois Northrop, born at Sidney in Jan. 1807, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Hines) Northrop, of Rhode Island. They settled at Sidney Centre, and there died; she, 9 March 1868, aged 61 years; he, 22 Sept. 1874, of paralysis, in his 70th year. He was buried, 24 Sept., by the side of his wife, at Sidney Centre. He had been, for more than twenty years, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and, much of the time, an acceptable class-leader. 2276
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