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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.
N. Y., Magdalena Wheeler, born near New Brunswick, N.J., in 1778, dau. of James and Magdalena (Duryee) Wheeler, of New Brunswick, and widow of William Walworth. They moved, 26 May 1831, to Adrian, Mich., where he was one of the founders of the Baptist Church, and, for many years, one of its deacons. He was a member of the convention that formed the constitution of the State of Michigan. He died in Adrian, 9 June 1849, aged 73 years, and was buried on his own farm, in what is now known as tile Adrian Centre Cemetery. She died at Adrian, 14 March 1857, aged 80 years, and was buried beside her husband. Her gravestone calls her name Magdalen Whitney.
733 II. Samuel Whitney, b. in Warwick, N. Y., 16 Nov. 1779; a farmer; moved to Romulus, N. Y., with his father; married in Newtown, now Elmira, N. Y., in 1800, Hannah Carpenter, who was born in Warwick, 17 Nov. 1781, dau. of Joshua and Sarah (Burt) Carpenter.1 They lived in Romulus till Jan. 1816, and then moved to Shelby, N. Y., where she died 22 May 1850, and he 10 Oct. 1852. They were buried in a cemetery that was laid out on their own farm, at Mount Pleasant, in West Shelby. 2546
734 III. James Whitney, b. in Warwick, N. Y., 10 Feb. 1783; a farmer; went in 1801, on foot and alone, to Romulus, N. Y., where he married, 9 Nov. 1806, Mary Frisbie, who was born in New Haven, Conn., 11 June 1786, dau. of Abel and Rebecca (Hayes) Frisbie.2 They dwelt in Romulus till the Spring of 1814; then moved to Shelby, N. Y., and from there, about 1828, to Adrian, Mich., settling in what is now called West Adrian; thence in 1833, to Nottawa, Mich., where he bought the land surrounding Sand Lake, and dwelt till 1839; then removed to Moulton, Allen Co. (now Washington, Aughaize Co.), Ohio, where he died of cholera morbus, 11 Aug. 1851, and she, 28 Aug. 1851. They were buried in Fort Amanda Cemetery, at Amanda, Allen Co., Ohio. He was drafted in the war of 1812, and not being able to leave home, provided a substitute. After the war, he was, for some years, a captain of militia. 2555
735 IV. Sarah Whitney, b. in Warwick, N. Y., 24 March 1785; married, 20 Ap. 1806, at Romulus, N. Y., Robert Goldsborough, a farmer, who was born on Chesapeake Bay, in Maryland, 12 May 1779. Having been left an orphan at nine years of age, and not liking the treatment he received from his grandmother and uncle, he followed a seafaring life, till he was seventeen years old, and thus lost all knowledge of his family. They settled at Romulus, and, after a short time, moved to Ovid, N. Y.; thence, early in 1816, to Shelby, N. Y.; and from there, in Oct. 1835, to Adrian, 2563
  1 Sarah Burt, who married Joshua Carpenter, was horn in Ridgefield, Conn., 15 Dec. 1752, dau. of Daniel Burt, and g. dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Belden) Burt. She was, therefore, cousin to Benjamin Whitney, whose son Samuel married her daughter. See note to No. 27, and Eager's History of Orange County, p. 425. They settled in Chemung Co., N. Y.
  2 See pedigree, opposite page 184.
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