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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.
17 III. Joseph Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 6 Dec. 1710; m. Mary Coit, as we learn from the following certificate:
South Carolina
These are to certify whom it may concern, that, on the twenty-seventh day of July, this present year of our Lord, Joseph Whitne and Mary Coyt were joyned together in marriage, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, by the Reverend Mr. Alexander Garden, Rector of the Parish of St. Philip, of Charlestown, in the sd. Province, as appears by the Register's book of sd. parish.
Given under our hand and seal at Charlestown, the second day of August, and year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and thirty-six.           A. GARDEN, Min'r.
JAMES FOWLER, Church Wardens.
Recorded by me, Elnathan Hanford, Register.

He was living at Norwalk, 1 May 1775, when he deeded forty rods of his home-lot, "for and in consideration of the parental love, good will, and affection which I have and do beare toward my Loving Son-in-law, Hanford Fairweather, and my daughter, Mary, his wife, of said Norwalk." So also, 11 Feb. 1788, when he gave another deed to "my loving daughter, Mary, wife to Hanford Fairweather."

The dates of their death have not been found.

18 IV. Thankful Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 1 March 1713-14; married Ebenezer Benedict, son of Capt. Thomas and Millison1 (Hyatt) Benedict, g. son of John and Phoebe (Gregory) Benedict and of Thomas and Mary (Sension) Hyatt, and g. g. son of Thomas and Mary (Bridgum) Benedict and of John and Sarah Gregory. They settled in the parish of New Canaan, Conn., where they were admitted to the church, Oct. 1733. ---See Benedict Genealogy, p. 54. 103
19 V. Elizabeth Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 1717; married, 26 June 1735, at Norwalk, Miles Riggs, of Stamford, Conn., where they dwelt till four of their eight children were born.

His grandson, Miles Riggs, had an old manuscript book, in which was recorded the fact that "he was of Irish extraction, born in the Isle of Wight, 7 June 1687; followed the sea till late in life; then settled at Norwalk, Conn., where his son Miles was born 20 May 1748." Unfortunately, this book fell into the hands of a woman who had no love for "old things," and she burned it, within a few years past. Another tradition says that he was from Newark, N.J., and this seems to be supported by Mr. Samuel H. Congar's Genealogical Notices of the First Settlers of Newark, in Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Vol. 6, Supplement, p. 131,

1 i. e., Melicent.
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